2021 SHPE National Convention

  • Orange County Convention Center
  • Orlando, Florida

Virtual Career Fair

Please join us on Friday, November 5, from 11:30am - 6:00pm ET for the Virtual Career Fair as part of the 2021 SHPE National Convention! Over 160 exhibitors will be recruiting for many different types of STEM jobs. This is a great chance to explore opportunities for the next step in your career!

This event is included in your registration and all you have to do is select it from the list of ticketed events to gain access to the platform and participate.


Virtual Career Fair OPENS and Screening Access Begins!
Monday, October 25 – November 5

Participants will access the MeetingPlay platform and start completing screening surveys to form cue lines on the virtual career fair day, happening Friday November 5. During this this time and leading to the virtual career fair day on Friday, November 5, you will complete screenings with sponsors you are interested in. Sponsors will review screenings received and can schedule an interview before the virtual Career Fair! Be sure to monitor your inbox and watch for notifications.

Scheduled Interview Hours

Monday through Thursday, November 1 – 4
12:00-5:00pm EST

Sponsors can schedule an interview during these dates and times.

Sponsor Showcases

Monday and Tuesday, November 1-2
4:00-8:00pm EST

Join our sponsors presenting about their work, culture, and other questions you get to ask. These 45 min presentations are included with your registration. Schedule and join links >

Virtual Career Fair Welcome and Kickoff sponsored by Lockheed Martin

Friday, November 5
11:30am-12:00pm EST

Join with Zoom

BONUS! Five audience members at the Kick-Off will win a $100 Amazon gift card. Join us at 11:30am and you might be a lucky winner!

Virtual Career Fair Hours

Friday, November 5
12:00-6:00pm EST

Log on to MeetingPlay platform and complete the pre-screening for the company you are interested in!

Join Us for the Kick-Off!

Friday, November 5, 11:30am - 12:00pm ET

Keynote Speaker

Andrew Schmidt is the Director of Enterprise Talent Acquisition for Lockheed Martin. He oversees the teams that provide strategy, technology, and process for embedded recruitment teams across the corporation. Before this position, Andrew served in multiple Human Resources leadership roles at Lockheed Martin’s Aeronautics business area. He led Talent Acquisition and as an HR business partner. He also served in a Talent Management role.

Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, Andrew led HR certification exam development at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). He also worked in the federal government and as a consultant to federal agencies.

Andrew earned PhD and master’s degrees studying industrial and organizational psychology from the University of Maryland, where he researched the impact of toxic leadership behaviors. He also earned bachelor’s degrees in psychology and Spanish from the University of Connecticut. He enjoys spending time with his wife, two daughters, and two Bernese Mountain Dogs.

Win a $100 Amazon Gift Card

Five attendees of the Virtual Career Fair Kick-Off session will be selected at random to win a $100 Amazon gift card! So be sure to join us online at 11:30am ET on Friday, November 5.

Tips for #Winning at the Virtual Career Fair

1) Watch the #WINNING at the 2021 Virtual Career Fair Webinar

2) Login to the Meeting Play Platform

Below is the access information for the MeetingPlay platform. Starting today you can login to the platform and set up your account, upload your resume to your profile, and explore the companies that will have booths. You will need to reset your password upon your first entry to the platform.

URL: https://shpevcf21.mpeventapps.com/login/
Username: The email address you used to register
Password: Your confirmation number

If you experience a problem logging in, contact registration@shpe.org.

3) Set Up Your Profile

Once you are logged into the platform, set up your profile!

After you set up your profile, go to the “Career Fair” from the Lobby to visit the exhibitor booths. Answer the pre-screening questions to be considered for a one-on-one video conversation with a recruiter at each company in which you are interested. Screenings will take place on the Virtual Career Fair day, Friday, November 5, from 12-6pm ET.

Between October 25 and November 4 you should complete screening requests to receive an interview or screen with companies.

4) Upload Your Resume

You should have already uploaded your resume to the SHPE Career Center so that the exhibitors are able to view it in advance. But if you didn't, there's no time like the present! When you upload it, be sure to check the box indicating that you're attending the National Convention. Upload resume now >

You will also be asked to upload your resume as part of setting up your profile in the platform. This is required when you screen with a company or interview as well and will be visible to all attendees. Your profile and resume can be updated any time you need to during convention.

Be sure to mark your profile to be shared with sponsors in your profile in the virtual career fair. Go to your profile and edit settings to make sure you are visible.

BONUS TIP! It's not too late to make an appointment to have your resume reviewed by a professional so you make the best impression on recruiters. You can upload a revised resume into the virtual platform anytime. The schedule is filling up quickly so, book now >

5) Review the FAQs, Dress Code, and Rules

Check out the preparation FAQs and, in particular, review the recommended dress code for the career fair. Show up dressed to impress! Even though we're virtual, you will still be on camera during pre-screening/interviews. Attendees are also able to do one-on-one video calls in the platform. Be comfortable, but presentable as you never know who might want to connect with you! Review FAQs now >

Remember to be professional and follow the code of conduct you agreed to when you registered. Following these rules of behavior ensures that we all have a successful and enjoyable convention. Read the Rules of Behavior >

Learn how to set up your profile, how to navigate the convention platform, and how to be prepare for virtual interviews and screenings with exhibitors.

6) Watch the Attendee Platform Training Video

7) Read the Technical Information

Prepare yourself for success with this document from our host platform, Meeting Play. Note that Google Chrome is the BEST browser to use; and Internet Explorer isn't supported at all. Also, for the best connection, we recommend you limit the use of other devices and programs that require WiFi. Read FAQs >

If you need technical support while using the platform, please use the virtual Help Desk found in the Lobby and under Information in the top navigation. For other support while on the platform, please visit the SHPE booth in the Career Fair from 12-6pm ET. If you cannot get into the platform, email registration@shpe.org.

BONUS TIP! Google Chrome is going to be the best browser to use during the convention. Don't have it? Download here >

8) Attend the Sponsor Showcases

Visit the Sponsor Showcases on November 1-2 and hear directly from some of the top recruiters in STEM about the kind of talent they're looking for and what they have to offer. You will be on camera during these sessions, so dress accordingly!

4:00pm-4:45pm EST

Bloomberg L.P.
General Dynamics

5:00pm-5:45pm EST
Goldman Sachs

6:00pm-6:45pm EST
Texas Instruments

4:00pm-4:45pm EST

Capital One
Dell Technologies

5:00pm-5:45pm EST
Ford Motor Company
General Electric

6:00pm-6:45pm EST
The Boeing Company
John Deere
Johnson Controls
Stanley Black and Decker

Access links to join at the times listed above >

BONUS TIP! There are latinXfactor™ webinars available online if you want to learn from the experts about interviewing, networking, and other convention skills. View playlist >

9) Share #SHPE2021 on Social Media

Help us drum up excitement on social media while also connecting and engaging with your fellow attendees. Use #SHPE2021 and tag @SHPE on Twitter and @SHPENational on Facebook and Instagram so we can share!