2021 SHPE National Convention

  • Orange County Convention Center
  • Orlando, Florida

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are the answers to the most frequently asked questions we get about the SHPE National Convention. If you have a questions that is not answered here, then please reach out to the appropriate team:

Registration registration@shpe.org

Events events@shpe.org

Sponsors/Exhibitors exhibits@shpe.org

Marketing marketing@shpe.org

Registration

Travel & Housing

Career Fair & Grad School Expo

  • When is the Career Fair?

    Virtual Career Fair: Friday, November 5, from 12 - 5PM EST

    In-Person Career Fair: Thursday, November 11, from 10 AM – 4 PM
    Friday, November 12, from 10 AM – 4 PM EST


    You must be registered prior to November 1 if you want to participate in the Virtual Career Fair that takes place on Friday, November 5. Interviews begin on November 1 your resume must be uploaded into the Career Center by October 22. Remember to check the box indicating you will be at the National Convention.

  • Where can I see the exhibitor floor plan?

    The exhibitor floor plan will feature the companies exhibiting at the in-person career fair and will be available online by September 17. You can view the exhibitor list of companies for both the virtual career fair and the in-person experience here.

  • How do I register for the Career Fair?

    We do not offer Career Fair-Only tickets for attendees. Your convention ticket includes access to both the in-person and the virtual career fair.

    If you are an exhibitor or want to exhibit, please email exhibits@shpe.org.

    You must be registered prior to November 1 if you want to participate in the Virtual Career Fair that takes place on Friday, November 5. Interviews begin on November 1 and your resume must be uploaded into the Career Center by October 22.

  • Do I have access to the Career Fair on both Thursday & Friday?

    This year's Career Fair & Graduate School Expo will be held on Thursday and Friday. As part of our safety protocols and line management updates, Career Fair access has been redesigned. Each day a portion of the student participants will receive early access to the Career Fair from 10am-2pm before the Career Fair opens for general access from 2-4pm.

    During the onsite check-in process, the registration staff will provide student participants with a color-coded badge holder. The color of the badge holder will indicate whether you will receive early access to the Career Fair on Thursday or Friday.

    On the day when a student doesn't have early access to the Career Fair, he or she may attend conference workshops. The Career Fair will be open to ALL attendees from 2-4pm on Thursday and Friday. Onsite signage will indicate the line up time schedules.

    Professionals and graduate students may access the Career Fair at any time when it's open.

  • Where can I find a list of Career Fair participants?

    We have a growing list of exhibitors which consist of Fortune 500 companies, colleges and universities, start-ups, government agencies, and nonprofits. As these exhibitors sign up, they will be added to the list of sponsors.

  • Why should I upload my resume?

    Top corporate and government partners are looking to SHPE for talented STEM graduates! The majority of companies are pre-screening candidates through our portal and scheduling interviews that take place during the convention. All before you are even onsite. Be sure to upload your updated resume here before October 22. Our partners are looking for all levels of experience.

  • Where do I upload my resume?

    You can upload your resume to the Career Center at https://careercenter.shpe.org/. Be sure to check the box to indicate that you are attending.

  • By when should I upload my resume?

    Upload your resume by October 22 to ensure that it makes it into the hands of the hiring organizations.

    Virtual interviews begin on November 1 and your resume must be uploaded into the Career Center by October 22.

  • Should I bring hard copies of my resume?

    Yes, it is always handy to have extra copies on hand. You never know who you will meet at the convention! We also offer a Resume Review service as part of your convention registration. This is an opportunity to meet with a professional/representative to get your resume critiqued or print out extra copies of your resume. And we will have resume print stations available in the career fair and around registration for any last minute needs!

Exhibitor & Sponsors