Network and Learn from the Comfort of Home!
Attending conferences and career fairs can be a very effective way to figure out what you want to do next in your career and what steps are needed to get there. This year, these events look very different from what we’re used to. Many of them are happening online, offering works on topics like career planning, virtual interviewing, and salary negotiations. They also have virtual booths for potential employers and companies that provide job resources for you to connect with.
Here’s a short list of virtual events happening this fall:
- iRelaunch Return to Work Conferences, October 1-2, November 19-20: These iRelaunch conferences are for anyone who has the desire to get back to work after a multi-year career break, regardless of industry or field, the length of the career break, or the reason for taking a career break.
- Black Doctoral Network Virtual Graduate School & Career Fair, October 15: This event is for undergraduate students who are interested in attending graduate school programs and job-market ready graduate students and advanced degree holders.
- American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) National Conference, October 15-17: This event for Native American STEM professionals and students provides access to career pathways, professional and leadership development, research, and networking.
- Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) National Diversity in STEM Conference, October 19-24: The largest multidisciplinary and multicultural STEM diversity event in the country, the SACNAS conference serves to equip, empower, and energize participants for their academic and professional paths in STEM.
- HACU (Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities) Annual Conference, October 26-29: This event provides a unique forum for the sharing of information and ideas for the best and most promising practices in the education of Hispanics.
- HBCU Career Development Marketplace, October 27-30: This virtual conference and career fair informs and educates top undergraduate students of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) about how to achieve success in corporate America.
- Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), November 9-13: This conference represents one of the largest communities of underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
- oSTEM Out to Innovate, November 12-15: Hosted by the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals (NOGLSTP), in collaboration with Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (oSTEM), this summit provides an educational and supportive environment for career development and enrichment for the LGBTQ+ community.
Other events and resources:
- Leading an Intentional Life Online Course: Thomas Edison State University is pleased to offer this course based on the book Time to Get Real! and the Life and Career Planning Model© to help you take some control of your career during these times of changing job markets and massive shifts in the workplace.