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Career Fair + D3E Student Conference 20212021-02-25T16:39:06+00:00

SAVE THE DATES!

CAREER FAIR + D3E STUDENT CONFERENCE
An FIU School of Architecture VIRTUAL event

Thursday, February 25th +
Friday, February 26th, 2021

STUDENT REGISTRATION
EMPLOYER REGISTRATION

SAVE THE DATES!

CAREER FAIR + D3E STUDENT CONFERENCE
An FIU School of Architecture VIRTUAL event

Thursday, February 25th +
Friday, February 26th, 2021

STUDENT REGISTRATION
EMPLOYER REGISTRATION

JOIN US AT CAREER FAIR + D3E!

The FIU School of Architecture (SOA) will host its annual Career Fair + D3E Student Conference for all FIU Architecture, Interior Architecture and Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design students:

Career Fair + D3E Student Conference
Thursday, February 25th + Friday, February, 26th, 2021

VIRTUAL EVENT

Career Fair provides employment opportunities and internships for our students, and D3E (Designers Engage, Empower, Emerge) is a conference that brings together students, design professionals, educators and manufacturers’ representatives for a variety of workshops that educate students about different career paths within the industry, give them opportunities to receive feedback on their portfolios and resumes and introduce them to cutting-edge ideas that encourage them to rethink the way they design.

The FIU School of Architecture has over 140 students graduating from the three Masters programs in 2021, making this combined event the perfect opportunity to recruit and engage with top Masters students from our nationally ranked programs in Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design!

Join us for the Career Fair + D3E Student Conference!

STUDENT REGISTRATION
EMPLOYER REGISTRATION

SEE WHAT’S HAPPENING

Feb. 25th, 2021 | 2 – 6 P.M. EST


ALL SOA STUDENTS

2 – 3 P.M.

INTRODUCTION: DEAN BRIAN SCHRINER

KEYNOTE: TRAVIS CLOYD

The SOA Career Fair + D3E Student Conference kicks off with a welcome by Dean Schriner and a presentation from our keynote speaker.

3 – 5 P.M.

EMPLOYER PECHA KUCHA
Registered employers present their companies to SOA students in a fast-paced format.

5 – 6 P.M.

PANEL: HOW IT STARTED VS. HOW IT’S GOING & BEYOND
Industry leaders compare how their professions looked at the start of the pandemic vs. how they have adapted to COVID, and what they think the future holds. Learn about what has changed/remained the same, what employers are looking for in employees, what remote work looks like, how much remote work may remain post-pandemic, how client needs have changed and how you can best prepare to for today’s work environment.

Feb. 26th, 2021 | 10 A.M. – 12 P.M. + 2 – 4 P.M. EST


9:30 – 10 A.M.

DAY 2 ORIENTATION | ALL SOA STUDENTS + EMPLOYERS

10 A.M. – 12 P.M.

SPEED NETWORKING | SESSION 1 | SOA SENIORS ONLY

This fast-paced networking workshop gives students unprecedented access to multiple top architecture, interior design and landscape architecture professionals. Receive feedback on your in-process resume and/or portfolio, or just ask your burning questions about their firm or career path. Gain insight into how you can improve your work to stand out from the crowd.

CAREERS Q&A WITH ASHLEY & JOHN | SESSION 1 | ALL SOA STUDENTS

CARTA Career Specialists, Ashley Rizzoto and John Sotham host an interactive Q&A session focused on necessary career topics such as Handshake job search strategies, salary negotiations, and interviewing skills.

2 – 4 P.M.

SPEED NETWORKING | SESSION 2 | SOA SENIORS ONLY

CAREERS Q&A WITH ASHLEY & JOHN | SESSION 2 | ALL SOA STUDENTS

PARTICIPATING EMPLOYERS

MEET OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Travis Cloyd
Travis CloydFuturist in Residence, Adjunct Professor, & Director of iSTAR | FIU
Keynote Title: TBA

Travis Cloyd is the inaugural Futurist in Residence at FIU and the Director of iSTAR (Immersive Studio for Altered Reality) within CARTA (College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts). He is also the CEO of Worldwide XR based in Los Angeles, CA, a member of the Producers Guild of America, an award-winning producer and tech entrepreneur who has been at the forefront of many innovations. 

Futurist Cloyd has created XR content for major international studios, iconic brands, legendary actors, global musicians, top athletes and historical figures. He is breaking new ground leading the industry in creating and protecting virtual human IP content based on historical figures for all facets of the diverse XR ecosystem. 

He is currently developing several experiences that range from a multi-picture deal featuring James Dean’s virtual human— 65 years after his last film— to a 6dof volcap photorealistic MVP VR Experience with Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes.

He’s been a leading advocate for the XR sector over the last 7 years and is an acknowledged industry expert whose point of view is frequently sought by top media outlets. He has been quoted in Forbes, Rolling Stone, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, Wareable, Variety, Deadline, Hollywood Reporter and CNBC among many examples. 

MEET OUR PANELISTS

HOW IT STARTED VS. HOW IT’S GOING & BEYOND

Industry leaders compare how their professions looked at the start of the pandemic vs. how they have adapted to COVID, and what they think the future holds. Learn about what has changed/remained the same, what employers are looking for in employees, what remote work looks like, how much remote work may remain post-pandemic, how client needs have changed and how you can best prepare to for today’s work environment.

DAY 1 | THURSDAY, FEB. 25th | 5 – 6 P.M. EST
OPEN TO ALL SOA STUDENTS

Nadine Poliard, LEED Green Associate, NCIDQ
Nadine Poliard, LEED Green Associate, NCIDQSenior Interior Designer | Project Manager | Gresham Smith

TBA

Barry Miller, ASLA, PLA
Barry Miller, ASLA, PLAPrincipal, Savino & Miller Design Studio

As a Florida native, Barry’s passion for sub-tropical landscapes was shaped early on in his childhood through the exposure of Florida’s amazing coastal ecological systems. He earned his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Florida and then, after a few years working in the field, returned to UF to complete a Master of Urban & Regional Planning.

 

Barry began his university studies in architecture but was inspired to change his major to Landscape Architecture after watching a film about Frederick Law Olmsted. Barry’s work is greatly informed by his upbringing in Miami. His love for the natural environment and interest in sustainable systems is apparent in everything he does. Resiliency has been at the core of each project from the very beginning. He actively practices and promotes principles of land stewardship, resource conservation and adaptive design.

 

Barry’s work has been widely recognized at the state and international level by numerous organizations, including the Florida Chapter for the American Society of Landscape Architects, American Planning Association Gold Section and Green Roofs for Healthy Cities. Barry is a registered Landscape Architect in the State of Florida. He remains actively involved in Florida’s landscape architecture programs as a juror, engaging students through site tours and lecturing widely throughout the state.

Jason Tapia, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB
Jason Tapia, AIA, LEED AP, NCARBPrincipal, Building Center No. 3, LLC

Registered architect in Florida, Colorado & New York. Jason earned a B. Arch at Cornell University and an M.S. in Architecture Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

He has been practicing architecture for twenty-one years and is the Principal at Building Center No. 3.

Sunny Reed, RID, CID, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C, FITWEL AMB
Sunny Reed, RID, CID, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C, FITWEL AMBSenior Interior Project Designer, Associate | Perkins&Will

Sunny Reed is a Senior Interior Project Designer and Associate with the Miami office of Perkins&Will, as well as the VP of Professional Development for the IIDA SFC.

She has 13 years of design experience across various project sectors, is LEED accredited, Registered in the state of Florida, Certified in the state of MN, as well as a Fitwel Ambassador.

She is an advocate for collaborative interdisciplinary design, working with clients to couple innovation with functional solutions. Designing with purpose to create timeless long lasting solutions is her passion.

She has been taking advantage of the time gained from working from home during this pandemic to find more time to incorporate fitness and wellness into her schedule.

Craig Aquart, AIA, NOMA, RID, CSI
Craig Aquart, AIA, NOMA, RID, CSIPrincipal, MCHarry & Associates, Inc.

Craig Aquart is a Managing Principal of MCHarry Associates, a 60 year-old Miami architectural firm that specializes in public sector projects. He has over 25 years of experience in the industry and is best known for his passion for the community and the profession. This is best demonstrated through his leadership and commitment to the Architects in the Making (AIM) Program where he mentors young students exploring architecture as a possible career. He realized that educating middle and high school students about architecture is vital to the industry’s future and he is especially determined to improve diversity and inclusivity in the profession. On observing the lack of Black American presence in the industry, he began the Black Architects in the Making (BAM) program in 2016. BAM consists of dedicated professionals who immerse themselves in existing educational programs in communities where people of color live, learn, and play to enhance students’ knowledge about architecture. BAM has an active mentorship program for high school, college students, and architecture interns who have shown keen interest to pursue architecture as a career. BAM also provides scholarships to deserving students of architecture from underserved communities. Craig currently sits on several Boards including AIA Miami, and South Florida NOMA. He was president of SoFlo NOMA in 2020 and will be AIA MIAMI’s president in 2022.

 

Select Recognition:

2017 AIA Miami – Presidential Award of Honor

2018 – AIA Miami and AIA Fort Lauderdale – Mentor of the Year

2018 – AIA Miami and AIA Fort Lauderdale – Community Service Award

2019 – Caribbean Bar Association – Community Guardian

2020 – AIA Miami and AIA Fort Lauderdale – Mentor of the Year

Deena Bell-Llewellyn, ASLA, LEED AP, RLA
Deena Bell-Llewellyn, ASLA, LEED AP, RLAPresident | Bell Landscape Architecture Inc.

Mrs. Deena Bell Llewellyn was born February 25, 1968 in Gainesville, Georgia, a charming historic community in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Northeast Georgia. Her love of nature and the outdoors was realized at an early age. A large portion of her childhood was spent enjoying water activities on Lake Lanier in her neighborhood: Fishing, swimming, skiing, boating, walking nature trails, hiking to waterfalls, and painting mountain landscapes were her favorite pastimes. An interest in art, architecture, and stewardship of the environment influenced Deena to pursue a degree in Landscape Architecture from the School of Environment and Design at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. After participating in a rigorous five year program under Dean Darryl Morrison, Deena graduated Magna Cum Laude in the spring of 1991.

After college graduation in 1991, Deena moved to Miami, Florida where the possibilities of practicing Landscape Architecture in an exciting and vibrant tropical environment were irresistible. Deena began her professional career in 1991 as a young and enthusiastic designer with the firm Susan Hall and Associates, Landscape Architects in Coral Gables, Florida. In 1996, Deena earned her professional license as a registered Landscape Architect in the State of Florida, and ambitiously became a partner in the firm. Deena became a pioneer of the green building movement in South Florida, and earned the designation of LEED AP in 2009.

After twenty one years of rewarding collaboration in partnership with Susan Hall, and later Lewis Aqui, Deena launched her own firm ‘Bell Landscape Architecture’ (Bell-la) in October of 2012. After achieving many years of design and construction experience, Deena is excited to team up with her husband Mr. Charles A. Llewellyn of ‘Frontier Improvements Inc.’ (CBC 1259128) to offer not only expert design services, but also professional in-house construction management services. By forming this new collaboration, Deena’s exquisite design work can be implemented seamlessly beginning with the initial concept, through to building department permitting, and terminating with the final construction inspections. This design-build collaboration will offer clients a full service option for their projects, making ‘Bell Landscape Architecture, Inc.’ the preferred firm to choose for any project that deserves an integrated scope of services.

When Deena is not designing, painting, or traveling, she enjoys participating in philanthropic endeavors and volunteering for community service projects with the Rotary Club of Coral Gables, where she is on the board of directors; or with Citizens for a Better South Florida, where she is an advisory board member. She is an active member of the Dade Heritage Trust, and the American Society of Landscape Architects, and is a member of the United States Green Building Council. Deena attends the Church of the Little Flower in Coral Gables, Florida where she resides with her husband and menagerie of pets. Deena is a tireless volunteer around the Coral Gables Community who understands that giving back to the less fortunate through service is an important part of the human journey.

PANEL MODERATOR: Malcolm Berg
PANEL MODERATOR: Malcolm BergPrincipal, Owner | EoA, Inc.
Malcolm Berg is the founder, President and Design Director of EoA, Inc. Malcolm received his Master of Architecture degree from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, and his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, with Concentration in Architecture, from the Massachusetts College of Art.

His strong visual arts background, paired with a Master’s thesis which eroded thresholds between architecture and landscape, developed into a strong career in experiential design.  To that end, Resort Hospitality design emerged as a distilled medium to bring Architecture, Landscape and Interior Design into one experiential discipline.

His focus on design is unequivocally about the narrative, about the human element – about the intimate relationship people have with their environment.

“There’s a story in every project, or at least there should be. The story is not about the Architecture, nor about the furniture or the artwork. It is about the dialogue, about the synergy created by disparate components in any landscape. It is about cinematic envelopment, about sensorial stimulation – about creating a mental image of a liquid moment. To that end I founded Edge of Architecture, to bridge the gap between disciplines, to bring the focus back to narrative, to the human element – and to the intimate relationship people ultimately have with their environment.”  

— MALCOLM BERG

CAREERS Q&A WITH ASHLEY & JOHN

CARTA Career Specialists, Ashley Rizzoto and John Sotham host an interactive Q&A session focused on necessary career topics such as Handshake job search strategies, salary negotiations, and interviewing skills.

DAY 2 | FRIDAY, FEB. 26th | 10 A.M. – 12 P.M. + 2 – 4 P.M. EST
OPEN TO ALL SOA STUDENTS

Ashley Rizzotto
Ashley RizzottoCareer Specialist, Assistant Director Visual + Performing Arts

Ashley Rizzotto has worked full-time in the field of college career development since June 2017 across multiple colleges and currently works at Florida International University where she is the Career Specialist for Visual & Performing Arts in CARTA. Ashley is a native of Brooklyn, NY where she had the pleasure of attending Edward R. Murrow, an arts high school where she was selected and graduated from the inaugural theater student track. She has performed in musicals, served as an assistant director in multiple productions, and once as a stage manager while in college. Her coursework ranged in playwriting, production review, and jazz dance. Ashley attended Stony Brook University and UNC Greensboro and traveled a winding road of career paths before finding her professional home in the world of career and talent development.

Ashley has been actively involved with the Southern Association for Colleges and Employers (SoACE) as the Marketing and Communications Chair for the Diversity & Inclusion Committee, Social Media Committee, and Scholarship Committee. She is passionate about supporting students in understanding their strengths and finding creative strategies to discover their dream career.

John Sotham
John SothamCareer Specialist, Assistant Director Communication + Journalism

John Sotham began his journalism career in 1992 as a general assignment reporter for the daily newspaper the Columbia Missourian. While there, he was also assigned to the city housing beat and wrote feature stories on local events and history for The Weekender, the paper’s Saturday magazine. While finishing his studies at the University of Missouri’s Graduate School of Journalism, he interned in Washington, D.C., with one of The Smithsonian Institution’s two magazines, Air & Space Smithsonian, which is also the magazine of the National Air and Space Museum and has a worldwide print circulation and digital audience of 1,480,000. From 1993 to 1995, he reported for the Mid-Missouri Business Journal, and in 1996, he returned to Washington, D.C., as an associate editor of Air & Space Smithsonian, where he developed and assigned stories, edited stories for publication, was the researcher and technical editor for special edition posters, and also served as the magazine’s book reviews editor. He traveled nationally and internationally for Air & Space, reporting from Moscow, Russia and the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on the Soyuz launch carrying the first crew to populate the International Space Station, toured England and Scotland writing about obscure airports and aviation museums, and flew with the U.S. Coast Guard’s International Ice Patrol to the wreck site of the RMS Titanic aboard a mission to conduct a burial at sea of one of the ship’s last living survivors. His reporting was featured in four cover stories during his tenure. John was recalled to active duty in the U.S. Air Force after the September 11th 2001 attacks, and ultimately blogged for Air & Space about his experiences while deployed to Afghanistan as a squadron commander in 2008. While stationed at U.S. Southern Command in Miami, he wrote for Unitas, a periodical covering U.S. military and civilian partnerships with militaries and governments in Latin America. He was appointed a contributing editor of Air & Space Smithsonian in 2013, continued to write and edit stories for print and online, and had his own blog, “The Window Seat” featured on the magazine’s website and digital edition. One of his investigative pieces for the print edition, “The Truth about the MiG-29,” about U.S. efforts to secretly obtain aircraft from the former Moldovan Air Force after the fall of the Soviet Union, featured new reporting from sources within the National Air Intelligence Center, interviews with former Soviet Air Force MiG pilots living in Germany, and the first U.S. Air Force pilots to test the aircraft for the West. The story was re-published in the Russian aviation press. John retired from the Air Force in 2016 and still writes about aerospace subjects for Air & Space’s “The Daily Planet” blog and reviews books for the print edition.

STUDENT REGISTRATION

LOOKING FOR A JOB OR INTERNSHIP?

Eager to virtually interact with great employers from all three disciplines of the School of Architecture: Architecture, Interior Architecture and Landscape + Environmental and Urban Design?

The 2021 Virtual SOA Career Fair + D3E Student Conference offers SOA students opportunities to conceptualize the future of their profession, learn about a wide variety of employers, and listen a panel of seasoned pros share their experiences navigating their post-pandemic careers.

Graduating seniors will be able to virtually meet with employers during our Speed Networking event where they can receive feedback on their resume and/or portfolio, or just ask their burning questions about the employer’s firm or career path.

REGISTER FOR CAREER FAIR + D3E TODAY!

HOW TO REGISTER

ALL SOA STUDENTS

DAY 1 | KEYNOTE, PECHA KUCHA + PANEL

Day 1 of the SOA Career Fair + D3E event takes place on Thursday, Feb. 25th from 2-6pm during the graduate studios, so there is no reason to miss this great opportunity!

  • Activate your Handshake account (if you haven’t done so already)
  • Register for the SOA Career Fair + D3E Student Conference event through Handshake to receive the Zoom webinar link and other event-related communications.

  • Complete your profile in Handshake, add your resume and portfolio, and make your profile public so you are visible to employers.

For detailed information on Handshake activation, please visit the CARTA Careers website.

DAY 1 – ALL STUDENTS REGISTRATION

DAY 2 | CAREERS Q&A

On Day 2 we invite all SOA students to participate in a Q&A session with our CARTA Career Specialists, Ashley Rizzotto and John Sotham. Feel free to stop in and join the conversation at any point during this open session from 10am – 12pm and 2 – 4pm.

Register for the event through Handshake to receive the Zoom webinar link and other event-related communications.

DAY 2 – CAREERS Q&A | ALL STUDENTS REGISTRATION

HOW TO REGISTER

GRADUATING SENIORS

DAY 2 | SPEED NETWORKING

In addition to Day 1 and the Day 2 Careers Q&A, all SOA graduating seniors have the opportunity to participate in our Speed Networking Event.

Please note that due to capacity limitations, you MUST BE A GRADUATING SENIOR to participate in this portion of the event.

  • Register for the Speed Networking event on Handshake

  • Complete your profile in Handshake, add your resume and portfolio, and make your profile public so you are visible to employers. You have forever access to your Handshake account, and this will be your portal to view and apply to all current and upcoming jobs posted through Handshake.

    IMPORTANT: All resumes uploaded to Handshake must be approved by our Career and Talent Development Team. Once approved, you will be able to apply to jobs.

  • Upload your resume and portfolio to the folder for your major in our event Google Drive so employers can view your work and make their pre-selections for the Speed Networking event.

    DEADLINE: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12th

DAY 2 – SPEED NETWORKING | SENIORS ONLY REGISTRATION
DAY 2 – RESUME + PORTFOLIO UPLOAD | SENIORS ONLY

EMPLOYER PAIRING PROCESS

  • Employers will review all graduating seniors’ profiles, resumes and portfolios in the Google Drive and pre-select up to 5 students with whom they would like to meet.

  • Selected students will be registered for a time with the employer and notified via email.

  • Graduating seniors will select up to 3 employers with whom they would like to meet by signing up for a time slot.

    SIGN UP TO SELECT EMPLOYERS AVAILABLE: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23rd

    DEADLINE TO SELECT EMPLOYERS: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25th

DAY 2 – EMPLOYER SELECTION OPEN 2/24/21

FAQ’s + HELP

Both days of the event will take place virtually via Zoom.

The Zoom link for Day 1 will be available upon registration in Handshake.

The Zoom link for Careers Q&A with Ashley and John will be available upon registration in Handshake.

The Zoom links for Day 2 will be sent via email to graduating seniors participating in the Speed Networking Event.

Employers will post their open positions on Handshake, and our team will promote these opportunities to you via email. By having your Handshake profile complete and public with your current resume and portfolio, employers will be able to see you, and you will be able to apply for jobs through Handshake.

Yes. Once you submit your resume, one of our Career Specialists will review your resume. If it is approved, you will be able to apply for jobs.  If it is not approved, you will receive feedback so you will know how to modify your resume for resubmission.

CARTA’s career specialists, Ashley Rizzotto and John Sotham, review resumes that are submitted through Handshake. Within 2-3 business days of submission, you will receive notification whether or not your resume is approved.  If it is not approved, you will receive details regarding which areas to address and a recommendation to seek resume assistance by scheduling an appointment with a career specialist. We highly recommend that you get you resume approved early in the internship/job search process because not having an approved resume can delay a your ability to apply for a position through Handshake.

Unfortunately, no. Due to high demand, only SOA graduating seniors can participate in the Speed Networking event.
If you are a graduating senior, you will be able to select up to 3 employers with whom you would like to meet for the speed networking event. Sign-ups will be available via this website starting on Tuesday, February, 23rd and will close on Thursday, February 25th.
Unfortunately, no. Due to high demand, each graduating senior will be able to select up to 3 employers with whom they would like to meet during our Speed Networking event.  If you sign-up for more than 3 employers, you will be randomly removed from the sign-up sheets for the additional employers by our team.

General questions: contact SOA Senior Special Events Manager, Charlotte Raynaud

Help with Handshake: contact FIU Career and Talent Development Associate Director, Efigenia Gonzalez-Duran

DEADLINES

February 12th

  • ALL STUDENTS – Register for Day 1 and Day 2 Careers Q&A with Ashley & John
  • ALL STUDENTS – Complete profile, add resume and portfolio, and make profile public in Handshake
  • GRADUATING SENIORS – Register for the Day 2 Speed Networking Event on Handshake
  • GRADUATING SENIORS – Upload resume and portfolio to the event Google Drive

February 23rd

  • GRADUATING SENIORS – Sign ups to meet with a maximum of 3 employers for the Speed Networking event OPEN.

February 25th

  • GRADUATING SENIORS – Sign ups to meet with a maximum of 3 employers for the Speed Networking event CLOSE.

EMPLOYER REGISTRATION

LOOKING TO RECRUIT TOP TALENT FOR YOUR FIRM?

FIU’s School of Architecture (SOA) Career Fair + D3E Student Conference is the perfect opportunity to recruit and engage with top master’s students from our nationally ranked programs in Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design!

With 500+ graduate students, including 140+ graduating seniors, from the FIU School of Architecture estimated to be in attendance, Career Fair + D3E Student Conference provides unique recruitment opportunities. As a participating employer, you can build brand awareness by showcasing your company to our students in our Pecha Kucha, displaying your company logo on our new CARTA careers website, advertising your open positions to our students, and virtually meeting our top talent in our Speed Networking event.

Net proceeds from the event directly support the FIU School of Architecture.

BENEFITS

Paid employer participation provides you with opportunities to:

  • Showcase your company Pecha Kucha-style to all School of Architecture (SOA) students majoring in
    Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design
  • Advertise open employment positions to all SOA students
  • Display your logo and link to your website on our CARTA Career website for 1 year
  • Pre-select top students to meet in the Speed Networking event*

FEES

$100 – EARLY BIRD

$125 – AFTER FEBRUARY 12th

  • Registration fees cover admission to both days of the SOA Career Fair + D3E, including participation in the Employer Pecha Kucha and Speed Networking events.

HOW TO REGISTER

Create an employer account on Handshake

If you don’t already have a Handshake account, creating one is easy.
For detailed information about how to set up an employer account on Handshake, please visit our CARTA Career Website.

Register for the FIU SOA Career Fair + D3E on Handshake

Once you have a Handshake account, you will be able to register for the SOA Career Fair + D3E Student Conference.

REGISTER FOR EVENT ON HANDSHAKE | EMPLOYERS ONLY

Pay the registration fee on Eventbrite

After registration is complete, you will receive detailed information regarding the event, including Zoom links.

PAY REGISTRATION FEE

Post your open jobs/internships on Handshake

Once your jobs/internships are posted on Handshake, all of our students and alumni will be able to see and apply for them, and we can help you promote them!

POST JOBS ON HANDSHAKE

EMPLOYER CHECKLIST

We request that all registered employers provide us with the following:

  • High-resolution logo

    • 300 dpi
    • jpeg or png
    • Square format
Upload Your LOGO
  • List of preferred graduating seniors you would like to meet in our Speed Networking event*

    • 5 students maximum
    • Starting February 15th, visit our event Google Drive to see the resumes and portfolios of our graduating seniors.
    • Pre-select the students (max. 5) you would like to meet.*
VIEW STUDENT RESUMES + PORTFOLIOS
PRE-SELECT STUDENTS TO MEET
  • Tell us who will represent your company at the Career Fair + D3E events

    • List of people from your company who will attend the Pecha Kucha
    • List of people from your company who will attend the Speed Networking Event
    • Email address of your company representative who will co-host your Zoom meeting room
TELL US WHO IS ATTENDING
  • Pecha Kucha presentation

    • PowerPoint slides
    • Each presentation will be timed for 3 minutes.
    • Highlight your company so our students better understand your mission, project typologies, firm size, and what you look for in a job applicant.
Upload Your PECHA KUCHA

*Note: Our event team will make every effort to pair employers with their preferred students; however, pre-selection does not guarantee that an employer will be matched with the students of their choice. Assignments will be determined on a first-come, first-served basis and are subject to demand. Employers who do not submit their pre-selections by the pre-selection deadline will meet with students who sign up to meet with them in the Speed Networking event.

DEADLINES

February 12th

  • Early Bird employer registration ends
  • Submit high-resolution company logo and list of open positions posted in Handshake

February 15th

  • Begin pre-selecting up to 5 graduating seniors to meet in the Speed Networking event by reviewing their resumes and portfolios uploaded in our event Google Drive.

February 19th

  • Employer registration ends
  • Submit your Pecha Kucha presentation and list of preferred graduating seniors (maximum 5, in order of preference) to meet in the Speed Networking event*

FAQ’s + HELP

Both days of the event will take place virtually via Zoom.  For Day 2, each employer will be assigned their own Zoom Meeting ID.

Zoom links will be sent via email to employers who registered and paid to participate in the SOA Career Fair + D3E.

On Day 1, February 25th, the employer Pecha Kucha is from 3-5pm. Employers are required to attend this portion of the event, and they are welcome to stay for the Keynote and Panel.

On Day 2, February 26th, employers are required to participate in the Speed Networking Event’s 2 sessions, from 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm. During this time, one or more representatives from your company will have the opportunity to meet with our students in a fast-paced format. Students will have their resumes, portfolios, and questions for you. You can provide them with feedback, share insights into your company, and/or schedule a follow-up interview at your discretion.

If your company is unable to attend a portion of this event, we would still love for you to participate! Please reach out to Charlotte Raynaud for more details.

All SOA graduating seniors will upload their resumes and portfolios to our event Google Drive.  On February 15th, all student work will be uploaded. You can then look at each student’s work and pre-select the students with whom you would like to meet during our Speed Networking event (maximum of 5, in order of preference) and submit your selections.

Yes! Our Pecha Kucha event is a great way to showcase your company, and our Speed Networking event is workshop-focused, so it is an opportunity to meet FIU students, advise them on their resumes and portfolios, give career advice, and scout for future employment opportunities you will need to fill.

Once you create an account in Handshake, you can post your jobs and internships to Handshake. Our team can then promote your open positions to our students.

General questions or help with Eventbrite: contact SOA Senior Special Events Manager, Charlotte Raynaud

Help with Handshake: contact FIU Career and Talent Development Associate Director, Efigenia Gonzalez-Duran

CONTACT US

For more information about Career Fair + D3E, please contact us.