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 Connect for a Better Tomorrow.

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?


Student Check-in 12:00pm – 1:00pm Patriot Plaza
Session 1 1:15pm – 2:15pm Multiple Campus Locations
Session 2 2:30pm – 3:30pm Multiple Campus Locations
Session 3 3:45pm – 4:45pm Multiple Campus Locations
Networking Reception 5:00pm – 6:30pm Alumni House

What is the session format?

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

Is there a conference app?

Yes. You can download the conference app soon 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 specific job may not be available. Here are just some of the opportunities to serve:

– Speaker check-in

– Student check-in

– Speaker lunch set-up/tear-down

– Information tent attendants

– Floaters

– Golf cart drivers

– Classroom Assistants

– Speaker hospitality lounge attendants

– Room set-up – Networking reception set-up/tear-down (start time 5:00 pm)


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 provide frequent communication via email. Please be sure to provide your best contact information.


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 everyone’s schedule.


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.


Who do I contact if I have questions about becoming a volunteer for the 2021 Career Success Conference? 


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

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


COVID-19 Precautions We are excited to host the 2021 Career Success Conference.  We will continue to promote safety and wellness for our speakers, students, staff, faculty and guests. Masks and hand sanitizer will be available at check-in and at each session to encourage campus safety, health and wellbeing.