The National Society of Black Engineers is hosting their national conference in Nashville this year on March 26th – 30th. This is such an exciting opportunity for Tennesseans looking for a job! First of all, you do not need to be an engineer to attend. I personally spoke to the NSBE office this week to confirm all the details. The event is open to all professionals, regardless of your professional focus or ethnicity.
Second of all, they will have a GIANT career fair with AWESOME Fortune 500 companies. We’re talking Google, Dell, GM, Honda, Intel, Ford, Johnson & Johnson, and the list goes on. To view the entire list of sponsors (which is continuing to be updated), click here.
Again, YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE AN ENGINEER TO ATTEND. The recruiters at this fair also attend many other job fairs for other professions. They often (not always, but typically) recruit for more than just technical jobs.
The one downside to this conference is the price. They do not have a career fair ticket only. If you join their organization ($50), the walk up price for a pass is $320. If you choose not to join, the walk up price is $425. Tickets are less if you purchase them now.
Besides just the discount, another benefit to purchasing a membership to NSBE is that you get access to their career center. Recruiters are doing interviews during the conference. If you’re a member, you can submit your resume ahead of time, and have a chance (not guarantee) of scheduling an interview in advance.
The career fair is scheduled for Thursday, March 27th from 11 AM to 4 PM and Friday, March 28th from 11 AM to 5 PM.
I cannot tell you how excited I am to see a conference of this caliber within driving distance of Memphis. If you’re looking for a corporate job at a top company, I encourage you to consider attending.
Below is the video NSBE shared with me when we spoke over the phone. They hope this will help encourage you to consider attending.
Author: Angela Copeland
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