Career & Internship Expo - Nevada State College

Career & Internship Expo

Spring 2023 Career & Internship Expo

Tuesday March 28 & Wednesday March 29, 2023

NSC’s annual Career Expo & Internship is hosted by the Career Services Center. Each year 50+ registered employers come to campus to meet with current students and alumni to network and share their open job and internship opportunities! Even if you aren’t currently looking for employment, we encourage all students to attend to explore their options and make connections in their career field of interest. This event is open to all current NSHE students and alumni. This includes ALL majors and class levels (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior).

The Spring 2023 Career Expo will be held in-person in Roger’s Student Center (RSC) over 2 days on Tuesday March 28th and Wednesday March 29th, 2023 with various Career industries highlighted each day for a more tailored experience! More details to come early February.

Career Industry Clusters

Tuesday March 28th

Government / Public Service

Business& Data

Media / Design

Wednesday March 29th

Social / Community Service

Education

Physical & Life Science

Before the event…

Student & Alumni Information

Current Nevada State Students: Registration information will be posted here in early February.

Nevada State Alumni & All Other NSHE Current Students/Alumni: Registration information will be posted here in early February.

Why attend the Career & Internship Expo?

Networking Opportunities – Did you know that over 50% of all job offers come through networking? Even if you aren’t currently looking for a job or internship, the Career Expo is a great place to network and begin making connections in your career field of interest. Talking with employers will give you the opportunity to hear their expert advice on how to stand out in your field, how to make yourself a competitive applicant to openings at their company or similar companies, and serve as a resource for future career field insights.

Learn About Job Opportunities in Your Industry – Most industries have multiple entry level opportunities. The Expo is a chance to explore these entry level options and to talk with employers about what makes an ideal employee for those positions. You may also find some less than obvious job opportunities that would fit your education and goals.

Learn How To & Get Comfortable With Presenting Your Professional Side – The first time you walk up to a potential employer, you will feel a bit nervous. For some, it may be the hardest thing they have ever done. You need to get comfortable with introducing yourself and distributing your resume. Each time you approach an employer, you get more comfortable presenting yourself in a professional manner. If you get an interview through an online job search, you need to be able to present yourself in a professional manner – and the Expo is a great place to practice that.

Land a Job or Internship – If you make a good impression, you may end up with an interview right on the spot. Even if they don’t interview you immediately, they will take your resume and get back to you at a later time; The more contacts you make, the more opportunities you will have to land a job or internship. Additionally, many students who attend this event, and especially those who meet with Career Services to prepare before the event to have their resumes reviewed and receive interview advice, will walk away with interviews scheduled!

How to Prepare for the Expo

Make an appointment or visit us in RSC 128 for our Expo Prep Drop-In Hours on Fri March 24 and Mon March 27 from 9am – 5pm to:

  • Update Your Resume & Print Off Copies

An updated and professional resume is the most essential tool for networking, landing job interviews and making a positive impression with employers (especially those you want to consider you for their open positions). If you meet with a Career Advisor to have your resume reviewed and updated, our office will print off up to 5 free copies of your resume! 

  • Develop & Practice Your “Elevator Pitch”

You’ll only have a short time to speak to the company representative, so you want to have your elevator pitch ready. An elevator pitch is a 30 to 60 second brief about yourself that may include your career history and interests, strongest skills, relevant extracurricular activities and any academic achievements worth mentioning. 

  • Practice Answering Basic Questions

A recruiter may want to ask you basic questions about yourself, your skills and your job history. Be prepared with your answers by reviewing your resume and speaking with a Career Advisor.

  • Research Employer Attendees

Review our list of employer attendees for each day and identify which companies you want to speak to at the event. Review their mission, their values and culture. Also look at what types of roles the company is currently hiring for or typically hires for so you can speak with the company representative at the event about them.

  • Attend Career & Internship Expo Prep Events hosted by Career Services

CSC will be hosting various events to help students prepare for the Career & Internship Expo in the weeks leading up to the event. These events include:

  • FREE Headshots on February 15
  • Rootbeer Floats & Resume Workshop on February 22
  • Career Resource Fair featuring Career Closet Pop-Up and Rapid Resume Reviews hosted by CSC & CEDI on March 7
  • Career Expo Masterclass on March 14
  • Mock Interviews on March 15
  • FREE Headshots on March 16
  • Scorpion Saturday – Career Closet Pop-Up and Rapid Resume Reviews on March 25

For more information on these events and others hosted by CSC, visit Scorpion Central at beengaged.nsc.edu

Students will receive additional prize drawing slips at the event for attending 1 or more of our prep events listed above. See Event Prizes & Giveaways drop-down for more information.

  • Find an outfit to wear that is professional and helps you feel confident!

Career Services has many resources for students to receive free or discounted professional clothing.

Career Closet Pop-Ups

CSC is happy to announce that we are now offering FREE* career wear to students starting in Spring 2023 at our designated Career Closet Pop-Up events:

  • Career Resource Fair featuring Career Closet Pop-Up and Rapid Resume Reviews hosted by CSC & CEDI on March 7
  • Scorpion Saturday – Career Closet Pop-Up and Rapid Resume Reviews on March 25
  • Career Panel featuring Career Closet Pop-Up and Rapid Resume Reviews hosted by CSC & CEDI on April 18

*Outfits are limited to 1 per student per academic year.

 JCPenney Suit-Up Event!

Looking for professional dress attire? Attend the Virtual JCPenney Scorpion Suit Up Event now until Saturday, April 30. To attend this virtual event, simply text SCORPION to 67292 to receive a 30% off coupon to use in stores or online. This coupon can be used on top of 30%-50% off sale prices on select men’s and women’s career dress apparel, shoes, and accessories. This event is open to NSC students, alumni, family, and faculty/staff! (Note: JCPenney typically has bigger sales on professional dress items on Saturdays and Sundays, so we advise using your coupon code on the weekend to get even steeper discounts!)

Day-Of Expo Preparation

On the day of the Expo, we recommend taking the following steps prior to arriving to provide the most successful and beneficial experience:

  1. Bring at least 5 copies of your updated resume to share with employers.
  2. Bring some kind of folder to save information sheets and business cards (and to keep your resumes wrinkle-free).
  3. Dress for success! Make sure you are wearing business casual or business professional clothing that you feel comfortable and confident in. Confidence is key!

Additionally, once you are at the event…

  1. Introduce yourself with a handshake (if comfortable). Handshakes are a long-standing tradition in networking events such as the Expo. If an employer goes to shake your hand and you are uncomfortable with shaking hands due to health concerns, just let them know and offer to elbow tap instead to prevent the spreading of germs.
  2. Be ok with being uncomfortable! We know it can be nerve wracking to walk up and introduce yourself, but it’ll never get better unless you try. These employers have also been in your shoes before and want to connect with you which they can’t do unless you talk to them.
  3. Challenge yourself to talk to as many employers as possible. You never know what kind of connection you could make or if you could meet your mentor.

Event Prizes & Giveaways

Students who attend the event will have the opportunity to enter their name in for a random prize drawing! We will be giving away:

  • “New Professional” Kits
  • Tablet
  • Fujifilm Polaroid Camera
  • … and more!

Students will receive more prize drawing slips based on the number of employer attendees they speak to and network with. Additionally, students can earn extra prize drawing slips for:

  • Attending any event hosted or co-hosted by Career Services prior to the Expo (2 per event)
  • Completing an appointment with a CSC Career Advisor between January 22 – March 28 (2 per appointment)
  • Attending our Career & Internship Expo Drop-In Hours (1 per drop-in occurrence; 2 max)

Additional entries are limited to 6 per student. To see more information on events, how to make an appointment or view our drop-in hours, navigate to the How to Prepare for Expo dropdown.

CONDITIONS:

  • Students must physically attend the event in order to enter in for random prize drawings.
  • Prizes are limited to current NSC students and alumni.
  • Winners will be contacted directly to pick up their prize. Prizes will need to be picked up ON-CAMPUS.

NSC Faculty & Staff Information

All NSC Faculty & Staff are welcome to attend this event individually to network with local employers.

Alternatively, if you are teaching a class during the time of the event on either Tuesday March 28th or Wednesday March 29th, we are asking you encourage students to attend by:

  • Taking the last 15-30 minutes of class to physically walk students over to the event
  • Assigning class credit or extra credit for attendance (assignment template)

If you are unable to assign class credit or take students to the event during your class time, you can also:

  • Request a short 15 min presentation from CSC in-class in the weeks leading up to the expo
  • Re-post information about the event to your office/department social media pages (Instagram: @nsccareer, Facebook: Nevada State College Career Services Center)

Employer Information

If you are an employer interested in attending this event, please reach out to our office directly by emailing career@nsc.edu or calling 702.992.2611. Career Services reserves the right to deny participation if the opportunity does not appear to support the best interest of the students and/or college.

Registration fee: $100.00 for non-profit/government, $125.00 for for-profit. Registration fee includes (1) 6′ table, 2 chairs, catered lunch for up to 2 employees and exclusive Nevada State swag. We can loan tablecloths and extension cords on the day of the event free of charge.

We will review all requests that come in and reach back out within 24-72 business hours.

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