Student Job/Opportunity Fair

The SC13 HPC Interconnections (HPCI) program will host the Student Job/Opportunity Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, November 20. This face-to-face event will be open to all students and postdocs participating in the SC13 conference, giving them an opportunity to meet with potential employers. The 2012 Student Job/Opportunity Fair 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. New for SC13 is the opening of the fair to postdocs, as well as students.

For organizations wanting to participate

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 person).

Companies and institutions that exhibit at SC13 can participate for a fee of US $500. As available space is tight, we encourage all exhibitors to register as early as possible.

Companies or institutions that are not SC13 exhibitors are also invited to participate. In this case, we expect a donation to the SC HPC Interconnections program of at least US$ 5000. Please see for support and promotional opportunities.

Organizations wishing to participate in the SC13 Student Job/ Opportunity Fair should register by sending an email to

For students and postdocs wanting to participate

The student job fair event is open to all students and postdocs participating in the SC13 conference. To facilitate connections between participating organizations and students and postdocs, we strongly suggest submitting an up-to-date resume before the SC conference. Students and postdocs registered for SC 2013 will receive instructions on how to submit their resumes via email.

Some useful tips for students preparing their resumes

Do –

• 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

Don't –

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