Volunteer FAQ's

Career Success Conference

What is the CSC?

The Career Success Conference (CSC) is a networking event designed to allow business and industry leaders to share their experiences and wisdom with today’s students. More specifically, the conference is designed to help students build the personal and professional capacities necessary for career success.  Our theme this year is Hindsight is 20/20.

For more information about the conference visit our website. https://csc.uttyler.edu/

Where is the CSC held?

The Career Success Conference is held on the campus of The University of Texas at Tyler.

Who is the Career Success Conference audience?

The audience for the Career Success Conference includes students from more than 80 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree programs.

What is the conference schedule?

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Registration/Check-in 8:30am – 2:00pm Soules College of Business
Networking Breakfast 9:00am – 10:15am Soules College of Business
Session 1 10:45am – 12:00pm Multiple Campus Locations
Networking Lunch 12:15pm – 1:15pm Herrington Patriot Center Gym
Session 2 1:30pm – 2:45pm Multiple Campus Locations
Career Fair/Reception 3:00pm – 6:00pm Herrington Patriot Center Gym

*Schedule is subject to change.

What is the session format?

The duration of each conference session is 1 hour and 15 minutes. Concurrent breakout sessions will be taking place during these times. Breakout sessions will have 2-4 speakers.  Speakers will be paired with others from like industries or with similar presentation topics.  Each speaker should plan on speaking/presenting for approximately 15-20 minutes.  The breakout session length allows for a brief introduction by the session moderator, the presentation and a question and answer period. Speakers are asked to present during at least 2 conference sessions.

Is there a conference app?

Yes. You can download the conference app ‘UT Tyler Career Success‘ in the App Store or Google Play. 

Can I be a staff volunteer? If so, how can I help? 

There are many opportunities to help as a staff member. Staff members serve to fill a number of volunteer roles. We try to place all volunteers where they are best suited, but your request for a specfic job may not be available. Here are just some of the opportunities to serve: 

– Speaker check-in

– Student check-in

– Breakfast and lunch setup and teardown

– Information tent attendents

– Floaters

– Golf cart drivers

– Classroom check-in 

– Building/Classroom IT

– Speaker room facilitator/moderator 

– Speaker room facilitator assistant 

 

Can I be a faculty volunteer? If so, how can I help? 

 

Our faculty will serve as session moderators. Moderators will facilitate sessions. Responsibilities include introducing session speakers, overseeing session check-in and ensuring that the classroom or meeting space is ready for each session. 

 

How will I know what job I am chosen for as a volunteer? 

 

The Volunteer Coordinator will make frequent communication via email. Please be sure to provide your best contact informaiton. We know things change from year to year. So even if you think we have it, please provide it again. 

 

Can I have my choice of volunteer position?

 

While we will do our absolute best to place people based on their desires, this is not always possible or feasible. When we send out the request for assistance survey, there will be options. Please choose your top three choices and return it as early as possible. The earlier, the better! Please understand, you may be needed elsewhere, and we are extremely thankfrul for your flexibility. 

 

Will I get a t-shirt for volunterring? 

 

Most definitely! All staff and faculty volunteers receive t-shirts. When the survey is sent out, complete all the informaiton so we have adequate information. We will order extras, but this allows us to be good stewards of our financial resources. 

 

What if I was hired at the University after the survey went out, can I still volunteer? 

 

Great question! YES! There will always be a need, especially last-minute drop-outs due to emergencies, illnesses, etc., and we will need last-minute substitutes. 

 

Will there be training for the volunteers prior to the conference? 

 

Absolutely! We will provide up to three different training sessions in hopes of working with everybody’s schedule. 

 

Do I need to provide anything as a volunteer? 

 

The most important “tool” needed by every volunteer, is a positive and courteous attitude. There will be employers here and UT Tyler is building upon those relationships to increase our connections for students to obtain knowledge, internships and careers. 

 

As a volunteer, will I have to work all day of the conference? 

 

No. Some opportunities are a few hours. Most positions are shift-driven, so most volunteers will not be working all day. 

 

What will I wear the day of the conference?

 

All STAFF volunteers will wear the t-shirt provided by Career Success, comfortable pants and recommended comfortable walking/standing shoes. For most FACULTY, professional dress is recommended, as you will be facilitating sessions with employers, successful alumni, industry leaders and often your industry colleagues. 

 

If I become sick the day of the event, who do I contact to have somoene fill my place? 

 

If you should become ill or you know ahead of time that you are not able to fulfill your position, contact the Volunteer Coordinator as soon as possible. Sometimes “life” happens! We understand. 

 

Who do I contact if I have questions about becoming a volunteer for the 2020 Career Success Conference? 

 

Mark Stark, the College of Engineering Career Success Coach is this year’s Volunteer Coordinator.

 

He may be contacted at: mstark@uttyler.edu | Phone: 903.565.5935