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.

Students can shake hands, speak, and network with business and industry leaders who want to share their professional experiences on variety of topics and discipline-specific panels. The conference hosts speakers from a variety of industries and backgrounds on our main campus. Each speaker brings their own stories of career mindedness, career development, and career success to the table.  Industry professionals, alumni, and faculty come together for a one-day event with the purpose of helping UT Tyler students make informed career decisions.

Students who attend the event have the opportunity to update their resume, take a professional headshot, sit in on a panel discussion, network in a field of interest, and establish professional connections before they walk the stage. Student attendees will also have the opportunity ask important career-focused questions, like:

  • How can I effectively network with professionals in my field of interest?
  • What are key skills and qualification employers look for in potential candidates?
  • How can I gain relevant work experience while still in college?
  • What strategies can I use to successfully navigate the job search process?
  • How do I find balance between pursuing my passion and considering practical career opportunities?

Where is the CSC held?

The Career Success Conference is held on the main 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?


8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. University Center and Stewart Hall
Continental Breakfast 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. University Center and Stewart Hall
Session 1 9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Multiple Campus Locations
Session 2 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Multiple Campus Locations
Networking Lunch 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. University Center and Stewart Hall
Session 3 1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Multiple Campus Locations

What is the session format?

The conference is comprised of four interactive sessions.  Speakers will serve as part of a panel. Panels will consist of individuals from like industries and organizations.  Session moderators will help guide the conversation with pre-formatted questions.  This format allows students to develop a deeper and broader understanding of varying career paths.

Is there a conference app?

CONFERENCE APP COMING SOON!  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.

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. We know things change from year to year. So even if you think we have it, please provide it again.

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 2023 Career Success Conference? 

Nyree Brockman
Career Success Coach
School of Nursing/School of Health Professions
[email protected]

Bryan Knous
Career Success Coach
Soules College of Business
[email protected]