Vault-Firsthand Women in STEM Virtual Career Fair—REGISTRATION STILL OPEN! was originally published on Firsthand.
On Tuesday, August 24, Vault-Firsthand will be hosting a free Women in STEM Virtual Career Fair. The fair will take place between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. EST, and is open to all undergrad and grad students studying science, technology, engineering, and math. So far, more than 1,500 students have registered—and there’s still time and space for more students to join!
This unique fair will feature leading STEM employers in the tech, law, health care, and consulting industries. Employers at the fair include top tech employer Infosys, leading law firm Holland & Hart, leading health care firms Axiom and Trinity Life Sciences, and top consulting firms Blue Matter and NERA Economic Consulting. Students attending the fair will get the opportunity to network with attending employers, drop their resumes with them, and meet one-on-one with employer representatives.
Students will also get to listen and ask questions at a panel discussion (“Beyond the Glass Ceiling”) that will cover topics such as navigating the interview process, how to negotiate job offers, and issues relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Panelists will include Infosys Executive Director Kate Maloney, Trinity Life Sciences Associate Director of DEI Alessa Moscoso, Holland & Hart Patent Agent Leah Villarreal, and Instrumental Founder and CEO Anna-Katrina Shedletsky (who, during her tenure at Apple, designed mechanical components for three iPods and led system product design for the first Apple Watch).
We’re also very excited that the fair will feature a fireside chat with Maja Ajmera, the CEO of Society for Science, an organization well known for its world-class science competitions (widely considered to be “the Science Fair Olympics”). Among her many accomplishments, Maya founded and, for nearly two decades, led the Global Fund for Children, a nonprofit that has invested $50 million in 700 grassroots organizations in over 80 countries, affecting the lives of 11 million children worldwide. Maya is also the recipient of the 2020 National Science Board Public Service Award, recognized for her outstanding contribution to increasing the public’s understanding of science and engineering. In addition, she is a former professor at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy, a current adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, and an award-winning children’s book author—she has written more than 20 books and has more than 5 million readers worldwide.
It’s not too late to register for our Women in STEM Virtual Career Fair, and you can do that here.
Also, don’t miss our other upcoming fairs:
DE&I in Accounting Fair (September 29, 2021)
Boutique Consulting Fair (October 13, 2021)
Diversity Internship Fair (October 27, 2021)
First-Year Law Student Career Readiness Fair (Nov 4, 2021)
Women in Wealth Management (February 1, 2022)