Career Fairs - Employer Information

Every year, the Office of Career Solutions and Corporate Engagement holds two career fairs specifically for IST students—Pro Expo in the fall and Future Forum in the spring. These events allow IST students to explore internship and career opportunities, while also giving employers exclusive access to the college's impressive pool of talented students.

By attending one of the College of IST's career fairs, employers can:

  • gain the inside track on recruiting IST students
  • leverage the skills and knowledge of our students to support your business and IT objectives
  • connect with IST students who are interested in your organization's initiatives and employment opportunities
  • shape tomorrow's leaders by giving our students indispensable learning opportunities
  • strengthen your corporate relationship with the College of IST and Penn State

Upcoming IST Career Fairs

Pro Expo 2020

Monday, September 14, 2020
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Virtual

Future Forum 2021

Monday, January 25, 2021
Location TBD

Pro Expo 2021

Monday, September 20, 2021
Location TBD

Registration and Planning

Registration is required for employers who want to attend any of the College of IST's career fairs. The fall 2020 Pro Expo will be held virtually using the Brazen platform. Review the employer Tips for Navigating a Virtual Career Fair below to guide you through booth set-up, adding representatives, and connecting with students.

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We recommend attending one of Brazen's live trainings before your first event, or reviewing an on-demand training here.

Bookmark ​app.brazenconnect.com/cc​ to log on or use the link you receive in your reminder emails. There is no software download needed to participate; all you need is a strong, steady internet connection. If you cannot remember your password, please follow "forgot password" steps here.

Before the Event

  • Build your booth
    • The person who registered for Pro Expo will be listed as the "booth owner" who is responsible for setting up your booth and adding representatives. If you need to change the booth owner, please email Brianne Lippert at bek147@psu.edu.
    • Add content to your booth. This includes images, information about your organization, upcoming positions that you would like to promote, and additional connection information (e.g. social media channels).
    • Add representatives. These are the people who will be chatting 1:1 with job seekers. They will need to RSVP as a representative to attend. If you are the booth owner and would also like to chat with job seekers, you will need to add yourself as a representative.
    • Add an email to the Drop Off Notes field on the Representatives tab. This will allow students to leave you a message if they are unable to meet with you during the fair.
  • Update your browser.​ ​We recommend Chrome,​ but Brazen works with updated versions of Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer.
  • Log on 5-10 minutes early to ensure no technical issues. Emailing ​repsupport@brazen.com​ is the best way to get live event support. The site will refresh when the event is live.

During the Event

  • Turn up your volume so you can hear when you are connected with a candidate.
  • Be sure to click the GREEN chat button. If nothing happens right away, that just means there aren't any candidates waiting in line.
  • Extending Chats​: You may extend a chat once by 2, 5, or 10 minutes. We recommend avoid extending too much especially if the candidate volume is high.
  • Ending Chats​: Chats will end when time runs out or if either party clicks the red “End This Chat” button.
  • Next Steps Ratings​ - After each chat, give your candidate a next step and couple of notes before moving onto the next candidate for easy follow up.

After the Event

  • Save all follow up for after the event.
  • Use the follow-up features after the event under the "history" tab to email the candidate or forward to another recruiter/hiring manager.

Penn State Career Services organizes Career Days each fall and spring that are open to any Penn State student.

Fall Career Days 2020

Sept. 21, 24, and 25
11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Virtual

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Brianne Lippert

E103 Westgate Building
University Park, PA 16802

bek147@psu.edu
(814) 865-4509