STEM Career Week

Students Networking with CBA Alumni

Monday, September 25 - Friday, September 29, 2023

The LMU STEM Career Events are an opportunity for students to connect with alumni and employers in the STEM industry. Students can explore potential career pathways, expand their network, and hear from alumni in industries such as computer science, information technology, physics, engineering, and more.

  • Navigating Resumes, Interviews, and Recruitment in STEM

    Monday, September 25 | 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Von der Ahe 241

    This event is to help students prepare for the upcoming events during STEM week, providing information about optimizing your resume, practicing interviewing techniques, and general advice for attending recruitment events.

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    LMU STEM Career Fair

    Tuesday, September 26 | 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. | Malone- The Hill 

    LMU STEM Fair is designed to offer LMU students and alumni a chance to gather literature, explore job and internship opportunities in the STEM industry, and meet with potential employers. CPD recommends that students dress professionally (business attire) when attending this event. This is your first opportunity to make a great impression with employers, so be prepared.

    The Future of Energy & Engineering Panel

    Wednesday, September 27 | 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. | Von der Ahe 241

    This event is to connect SoCal Gas and other thought pioneer employers with students interested in pursuing engineering or other careers in the energy sector. This event is also specifically creating a space for SoCal Gas to present their environmental efforts and forward-thinking approaches.

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    Ask Us Anything - Careers in Tech & Computer Science

    Thursday, September 28 | 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Zoom

    Join us for an engaging networking event that bridges the gap between accomplished alumni and aspiring students, fostering connections and mentorship opportunities for those enthusiastic about IT, tech, and computer science careers.

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    Ask the Experts: Health and Biology Career Choices

    Thursday, September 28 | 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. | Zoom

    During this panel, LMU alumni will be sharing about their career pathways in biology, chemistry, and environmental sciences. Students will be encouraged to ask any questions or seek feedback to help navigate their own career aspirations and how to best prepare.

    Register Here

  • Who will be there?

    Accomplished alumni, CPD career coaches, and students like you who are interested to hear from successful professionals in all areas of business.

    Why should I attend?

    • Meet and connect with LMU alumni working in STEM fields
    • Discover the career paths that business professionals have taken after graduating from LMU
    • Practice informational interviewing and hear advice from helpful LMU alumni
    • Expand your network and meet other students in the Seaver College of Science and Engineering

    How should I dress?

    Business casual is recommended for this event.

  • Know who’s in the room

    • Review the list of alumni located below and strategize who you would like to connect with after the event
    • Set a goal (“I want to gain information about career opportunities that come with a degree from Seaver” or “I plan to speak with four alumni to grow my network as I apply for internships”)

    Deliver your pitch

    • Be confident as you begin your conversations with alumni and introduce yourself by first and last name
    • Lead with eye contact and smile followed by “nice to meet you”
    • Share your class year, major and objective (“My goal is to work on the business side for a studio”)
    • Build rapport through questions and commonalities (“I see that you were an AIMS major. I am, too!" or "As a biology major, what student projects did you work on at LMU?”)

    Listen more than you speak

    • Engage in a conversation and allow for give and take. Ask questions and be curious.
    • Recognize who is in your conversation circle, extend an introduction to all
    • Create space for others to join the conversation and ask questions
    • Listen intently to remember key points from your conversation to include when you follow-up
    • Take notes throughout the event for future reflection and follow-up

    Ask questions

    • What did you do during your time at LMU that prepared you for your career?
    • What recommendations do you have for gaining experience or knowledge of your industry?
    • Can you describe the culture at (company name)?
    • What types of skills are needed for someone to be successful in your role?
    • May I follow-up with you after tonight to discuss your position and company?
    • Which industry publications do you read? Who are the industry influencers you follow? Which professional affiliations or groups do you belong to?

    Take the next step

    • Follow-up 24-48 hours after the event by email or LinkedIn (ask the alum’s preference)
    • Include a highlight from your conversation to remind the alum of who you are
    • Build a relationship by requesting an informational interview with alum
    • Schedule an appointment with a CPD Career Coach via Handshake to gain support on next steps (i.e. updating your LinkedIn profile, practicing interviewing or crafting follow-up communication)



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