Fri, Apr 14 | Irvine Valley College
See FAQ below
BE THE SHARK
In-person and Virtual
Student job fair where all participating students get the opportunity to interview, share their point of view, and give suggestions to companies.
The Apr 2023 event has ended
*see location map at bottom of page
TIME & LOCATION
Apr 14, 10:00 AM - 2:00PM PDT 2023
Hosted at Irvine Valley College
Free Parking in Lot 5
ABOUT THE EVENT
Deposit: $5 per ticket / person
Student sharks get a chance to interview companies.
Check out our last Job Fair: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffyzLXgUpeA&t=39s
There will be hundreds of job opportunities at this job fair!
Companies are especially looking for the following majors from College Freshman to Senior to Experienced:
Architecture, Archeology, Chemistry, Cloud Support, Computer Science, Drone Technology,
Engineering (all disciplines), Hands On testing, Information Security, Information Technology, Math, Model Builder, Modeling, RF Technology, Telecommunications, and Statistic Analyst.
To register for the event: Students must submit their resume.
BE THE SHARK JOB FAIR FAQ
A: A job fair where students can ask the questions and give their input to participating companies.
Q: Why is this different from a traditional job fair?
A: This event provides not only the opportunity to meet and interview with companies, but also the opportunity to hear many company responses to other student questions during the "shark session". This will certainly help you prepare for your interview.
You will get more time with recruiters than traditional job fairs!
See what our last job fair looks like:
-BTS Job Fair Video Highlights
A: Friday, April 14, 2023 from 10:00 – 2:00 pm
A: The event will occur both in person or online. The in-person exact location will be at Irvine Valley College, BSTIC Building, Room 103. Parking is free at Parking Lot no. 5.
Note that if possible, it is best to attend in person; you can make a much better impression.
Q: Who are the participating companies?
AECOM, a fortune 200 company construction engineering
Carbon Technology, a local next generation chip technology company
The FBI, Los Angeles
The Irvine Ranch Water District
Union Pacific Railroad, a transport company
Q: What levels are companies hiring for?
A: Companies are hiring College students from Freshman to Seniors and Graduates.
Q: Are companies hiring specific majors?
A: Companies are hiring for all positions, but the following majors are specifically sought after: Architecture,
Archeology, Chemistry, Cloud Support, Computer Science, Drone Technology, Engineering (all disciplines),
Hands On testing, Information Security, Information Technology, Math, Model Builder, Modeling, RF Technology, Telecommunications, and Statistic Analyst.
Q: How many students are companies looking for?
A: There are over 100 open positions that companies are looking to fill.
Q: How do I apply?
A: Click here
Q: Why do I have to deposit $5 to participate?
A: We want you to patriciate in person or virtually; your $5 deposit will be returned when you sign in at the event.
Q: Can I register if my resume is not ready?
A: Yes – we encourage that you register as soon as possible with your current (unfinished) resume and attend the preparation workshops. Final resume can be (re)submitted up to April 10th at 8 a.m. PDT.
Q: Will recruiters be present at the event?
A: Yes – all recruiters will attend in person.
Q: Will virtual attendees be able to have one-on-one conversations with the company guests?
A: Yes – see the agenda for the event.
Q: What is the event agenda?
A: Agenda: (all in PDT)
10:00 – 11:00 Company presentations
11:00 – 12:00 “Be the Shark” event when all students get to ask questions
12:15 – 2:00 Lunch with company representatives when you get to ask each company representatives your questions
Q: What is the dress code for the event?
A: Dress to impress: Non sneaker closed toe shoes, twill pants, a shirt with collar and a jacket if you have one.
Q: Are we required to have a background in tech in order to apply for positions?
A: No. We suggest that you review job openings on the website of each of the above companies for the type
of positions for which they are hiring.1
Union Pacific: https://up.jobs/search-jobs.html
Q: Will there be a panel of company representatives for a Q&A session?
Q: Will there be representatives other than recruiters?
Q: How many companies will be recruiting?
A: More to come
Q: Do we have to stay for the entire event?
A: No, but the longer you stay will get you more exposure time with the companies.
Q: Where should I park?
A: Lot no. 5
Q: Who should I contact to I ask questions?
A: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions.