Career Development Center hosts virtual STEM career fair

On Feb. 24, the Career Development Center (CDC) hosted a virtual STEM Career Fair, featuring representatives from 50 different local and nearby companies, including Yale New Haven Health, New York State Department of Civil Services and Consigli Construction Company. All representatives opened virtual chat rooms in order to speak to students individually, offering a multitude of positions based on a student’s qualifications, resume and cover letter provided prior to the beginning of the event. Students were able to sign up for specific time slots, either group or individual, with any companies of their choosing.This event provided an incredible opportunity to those seeking current and future arrangements in their field.

The CDC is a campus resource available to all undergraduate and graduate students. They provide a plethora of tools and resources to assist in the education process. These tools range from assistance in choosing the right major to fit your interests, to training in areas such as resume building, interviewing and finding internships, with the goal of “[connecting] you with the services and resources you need to map out the career you envision.”

Students who were interested in attending were sent an email prior to the event, with available time slots for each of the representatives who would be present. Some meetings were in a group setting, while others were held individually. During the meetings, companies provided students with information regarding their available positions and corresponding qualifications.

Opportunities such as the Career Fair provide ways to increase students’ ability to network, find areas of excellence in the industry of their choice and begin building up their resumes, which will lead to more opportunities down the road. If interested in future events hosted by the CDC, check out their page on Charger Connection.

You can contact the Career Development Center through email at: [email protected]