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Student Info for CS Virtual Events for Spring 2021

Virtual Company Days—Spring 2021, Student Information

We will be hosting "Company Days" this fall via the Symplicity platform used by the CCO (Center for Career Opportunities).  We are actually utilizing the career fair module, and this has been set up as a single company rather than a group of companies.  If you plan to attend other career fairs on campus (other than ours in CS), most of them will utilize this same platform, so the information below will apply to those fairs as well.

Students must be registered with the CCO and upload their resume in order to participate.

Prior to the event, students may review the company details and express an interest in attending (RSVP).

On the day of the event, students will visit the CCO site and “swipe into” attend the Company Recruiting Event.

Tips for using Symplicity:

  1. Internet Explorer is no longer supported. Please use another browser such as Firefox or Google Chrome.  In order for employers to see you on video, you MUST be using a computer or laptop, not a mobile phone.

  2. When joining an employer chat, instead of downloading Zoom, GoToMeeting, etc., select the option to join the meeting online (on your current browser), and it will be faster to join the chat.

  3. Employers have the option of doing presentations and/or private chats.  They will display this information in their company profile section/meeting instructions, to be sure to check that and see if they are doing presentations or having a room with open questions, in addition to perhaps doing private chats.

  4. As long as you are in a queue, remain there so you do not miss any employer chat requests. Please do not navigate to other areas.  If an employer representative becomes available and you are not online at that time, you will lose your place in line.

  5. Employers can set time limits on each chat from 5-15 minutes. This is done to keep things moving along, so be sure you have your questions and elevator pitch polished and ready to go!

  6. Make sure you click the “Attend” button so that you can join chats.

  7. Before the company day, mark your favorite employers by clicking on the “Interested” star icon, so that they will display at the top of your list. It will be helpful if you RSVP to companies in which you are interested ahead of time—they can then look up your account, see your resume and even invite you to attend a private chat.

  8. After each video chat you complete, scroll down to view the Notes field. Enter Notes after each chat, so that you do not forget key information.

  9. You can find information  and step-by-step instructions about the Symplicity career fair module (which will be used for Company Days) here (Symplicity): VCF_Instructions_for_Students.docx


Tech Talks/Information Sessions

Company presentations will be held at 5:30pm EDT. Check the CS calendar for the listing of employers  who have currently scheduled Tech Talks. Companies will either have a pre-recorded presentation or hold a live session, and these will be done via Zoom or Webex. If it is a live session, students will have a chance to ask questions after the presentation.  Details for each talk will be sent via email to students.  It is not necessary to sign up for tech talks ahead of time unless the employer asks you to do so.

Last Updated: Jan 13, 2021 10:05 AM

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