Math-Science Career Fair

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BIRS is proud to host the inaugural Math-Science Career Fair as part of the Career & Innovation Hub. This three-day virtual event (March 18 – 20, 2021) will bring the upcoming math-science workforce together with employers in emerging fields. Students will have the opportunity to network with math science employers and hear from industry leaders in a series of keynote speeches and panel discussions. This event will take place online using the Whova virtual conference platform.

The main events will take place between 11:00AM – 2:00PM (MST) on each of the three days. Students can register using the link below. The registration fee is $12.50 CAD. Do not hesitate to reach out with questions or concerns via the contact page.


“Cut to the Chase” Video Contest

Students are invited to compete in our “Cut to the Chase” video contest. Students will submit 2 – 2.5 minute video presentations that introduce themselves and their work. Submissions are open to all undergraduate and graduate students who specialize in the mathematical sciences. It is not necessary to register for the Career Fair in order to enter the contest.

Videos will be judged by an expert panel and winners will be announced at the end of March. The top 3 contestants will receive electronic gift cards for their work.

For more information download our call for submissions!


Companies:

The Math-Science Career Fair is an excellent opportunity for employers to reach today’s brightest math science job candidates. BIRS has worked with a broad network of educators and career advisors to attract an intelligent and engaged pool of candidates with specialties in mathematics, statistics, computer science, and other related disciplines. Many of these candidates have gained exposure to the current math science job landscape with BIRS ongoing Career & Innovation Hub (CIH). As employers and prospective employees continue to adapt to current circumstances, the Math Science Career fair will allow companies to continue reaching and recruiting the best and brightest STEM candidates. 

If your company is interested in being part of this career fair please send an e-mail to birs-facilitator@birs.ca and let us know how you may be able to contribute. Some examples of company participation are: virtual booths, presentations, job postings. There is no fee for company participation.


Students:

Students seeking employment in a math science role will learn about today’s job landscape from industry-leading companies and interact with recruiters. The event will host a slate of employers that range in size and scope: start-ups and established corporations; private companies and public institutions; from drug developers (Pfizer) to leaders in AI and data science (Google, AWS). Quantitative skills are valuable to companies of all shapes and sizes and the Math Science Career fair will help students appreciate the value of their skills to employers while discovering potential internship and job placements. 

The event will take place virtually using the Whova conference platform. Student registration costs $12.15 (CAD). Some registrations are reserved for students facing financial difficulties. If this circumstance applies to you please use the contact form to briefly explain your situation and a fee waiver may be granted (subject to availability).


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