Fri, Oct 21  |  Irvine Valley College

See FAQ below

BE THE SHARK 
In-person and Virtual
Job Fair

Student job fair where all participating students get the opportunity to interview, share their point of view, and give suggestions to companies.

Due Sunday, October 17th at 8 a.m. PDT
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TIME & LOCATION

Oct 21, 12:00 PM - 4:00PM PDT

Hosted at Irvine Valley College

BSTIC Building

Free Parking in Lot 5

ABOUT THE EVENT

Tickets: $5 per ticket

 

Student sharks get a chance to interview companies.

Check out our last Job Fair: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7TupdqvRyw

 

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

Q: What?

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:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7TupdqvRyw&t=41s

Q: When?

A: Friday, October 21, 2022 from 12:00 – 4:00 pm

 

Q: Where?

A: The event will occur both in person or online. The in-person exact location will be at Irvine Valley College, BSTIC Building. 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: 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 pay $5 to participate?

A: All fees collected from the event will be given as raffle prizes during this event.

(There will also be up to 20 swag bags from companies that you can win during the event.)

 

Q: When are the preparation workshops?

A: "How to Interview" workshop will be scheduled on the week of October 17th

 

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 October 17th 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)

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 “Be the Shark” event in a large room; meet companies.

2:00 – 3:00 Company presentations

3:00 - 4:00 Sharks ask 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.

Union Pacific: https://up.jobs/search-jobs.html

Caltrans: https://www.jobs.ca.gov/CalHRPublic/Search/JobSearchResults.aspx#depid=141

Metropolitan Water District: https://careers-mwdh2o.icims.com/jobs/search?hashed=-435625158&mobile=false&width=1163&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-480&jun1offset=-420

 

Q: Will there be a panel of company representatives for a Q&A session?

A: Yes.

 

Q: Will there be representatives other than recruiters?

A: Yes.

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 brdg.bridgetoconnect@gmail.com with your questions.