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Student-Postdoc Job & Opportunity Fair

Thanks to the 41 participating organizations that made the SC15 Student-Postdoc Job & Opportunity Fair the largest and most successful ever!

The SC15 Students@SC Program hosted the Student-Postdoc Job & Opportunity Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, November 18, Rooms 9ABC of the Austin Convention Center. This face-to-face event was open to all students and postdocs attending SC15, giving them an opportunity to meet with potential employers. Previous Student-Postdoc Job & Opportunity Fairs have had employers from research labs, academic institutions, recruiting agencies and private industry who met with students to discuss graduate fellowships, internships, summer job, co-op, graduate school assistant positions or permanent employment. We expect this year’s event to be equally successful.

Resumes submitted by students will be provided to organizations participating in the job fair. Students should also bring copies of their resumes to the event.

Participating organizations
Participating organizations will have the opportunity to interact with the students in fields related to computer science, information systems, scientific computing and high-performance computing. Ideally, each organization will send two representatives (one from HR as well as one technical staff member).

The registration fee is $500 for registered exhibitors and $1000 for non-exhibitors. As available space will be especially tight in Austin, we encourage all exhibitors to register as early as possible. To reserve your table at the job fair, complete the form at http://iebms.heiexpo.com/sc/SC15StudentJobFairForm.pdf

For additional ways to support SC15, go to http://sc15.supercomputing.org/support-sc

Participating students and postdocs
The Student-Postdoc Job & Opportunity Fair event is open to all students and postdocs attending SC15. In previous years, students and postdocs who wanted to facilitate connections with participating organizations submitted up-to-date resumes before the SC conference. Students and postdocs registered for SC15 will receive instructions on how to submit their resumes via email.

Some useful tips for students preparing their resumes


  • Include your contact information, objective and career summary
  • Make it simple, balanced and well-organized
  • Space the sections so that they are easy to distinguish
  • Be consistent in style, font, spacing, indentation, etc.
  • Quantify accomplishments when you can
  • Use action verbs to describe your activities and accomplishments
  • Bring printed copies of your resume for the job fair and for networking


  • Use multiple fonts, underlining, boldface type
  • Abbreviate
  • Use passive statements
  • Include generic interests unrelated to the job you are seeking
  • State "references available upon request" – that will be assumed

Many websites offer free advice on creating resumes. Here are three that may be useful:

Write to student-job-fair@info.supercomputing.org