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STEMCon 2021 will take place virtually on March 10th and 11th, 2021.

This year's conference will feature a resource fair connecting students to STEM-related student organizations and university resources. Additionally, attendees can expect workshops and panel discussions coverings topics such as career planning in STEM, preparation for graduate school, research as an undergraduate, pathways to careers in healthcare and more.


2021 Conference Schedule

Day One: Right Now
March 10th, 1:00 - 5:00 pm

  • Healthcare Heroes: Pathways to Careers in Healthcare (1:00 - 1:50 pm)
    Interested in pursuing a career in the health field? Most people think about healthcare and think of Medicine, Dentistry, and Nursing, to name a few. However, the field is immense! Join us for Healthcare Heroes and learn about the different career options in the healthcare industry and the routes you can pursue to achieve them.
  • EZPZ: Navigating Research as an Undergrad (2:00 - 2:50 pm)
    Why is research important? What steps should you take to get involved in research? What kind of research could you be a part of? Researchers from various labs across the University highlight their innovative research and how you could get involved even as an undergraduate student.
  • noob to pro: Career Planning as a student (3:00 - 3:50 pm)
    What can you do now to help you realize your career goals? Whether you're a freshman nervous about different career options, a graduating senior applying for your first "real" job, or anyone in-between, we have you covered! Learn about the different services available at the University and how to best leverage those with your unique skills and goals to be career-ready.
  • Join the Lobby: Student Organizations and Resource Fair (4:00 - 5:00 pm)
    With hundreds of student clubs and organizations, how can you decide which to join? Join us in the lobby and meet student representatives from STEM-related clubs and resources at FIU.

Day Two: Next Steps
March 11th, 1:00 - 5:00 pm

  • Developing a Game Plan: Learning about Grad School NOW (1:00 - 1:50 pm)
    Planning for graduate school can encompass preparing for and timing entrance exams, completing prerequisite courses if applicable, research lab experience and more. Representatives from various graduate programs will discuss entrance requirements and best practices for applying to graduate programs in STEM.
  • XP: Recruiters Speak on what they're looking for (2:00 - 2:50 pm)
    Panelists of recruiters will discuss industry trends and what they look for when hiring recent grads. Gain experience points by hearing straight from the source. Attendees are encouraged to come equipped with questions.
  • Ultimate Hacks: Alumni Panel on Careers in STEM (3:00 - 3:50 pm)
    FIU alumni with careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math will share in their experiences in the world of work. Learn about best practices at the University and when entering the workforce. The panel discussion will close with opportunities for Q&A.
  • Level Up: How to get Hired (4:00 - 5:00 pm)
    This session will touch on all the steps you can take to get hired and the resources to help you every step of the way. From polishing your resume, to offering mock interviews, FIU's Career & Talent Development is dedicated to helping you achieve success.

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