Capitol Technology University hosted an online virtual career fair for graduate students in STEM-focused programs on January 23, 2018. The online fair, held in partnership with the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) STEM coalition, was designed to increase the connections between graduate students and potential employers in STEM. The NACE STEM coalition consists of eight other universities with a focus on STEM programming.
“Because there are eight other universities, with 15,000 graduate students between us, we can bring bigger name companies that are willing to spend the time,” said Sarah Alspaw, Director of Career Development and Student Success. “We’re really trying to figure out ways we can, in addition to our regular undergraduate career conference, bring unique and innovative opportunities to our students to make sure that they and our employers get face to face contact.”
Attendees were given the chance to both interact with potential employers on an individual level and to learn more about the companies looking to hire students with their educational background.
“This career fair will be an excellent opportunity for students to build up their professional network,” Alspaw said.