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Expo Preparation

Update Resume


Prepare Abstract


Update LinkedIn


Intro Video


Prepare Research


Resume Guide

A resume won't get you a job but it definitely can NOT get you one.

This is one of the most important pieces to the Student Expo. Follow the basic guidelines to the right so you are ready to submit your resume when you register for the event.

Research Video Guide

Optional, but recommended to showcase your work!

In the past expos, in-person poster presentations were front and center. We will continue this feature virtually via a short, pre-recorded video presentation. 

Introduction Video Guide

"If you can't explain it simply, you don't know it well enough." - Einstein

Make a short introduction video for recruiters to meet you before the expo. Videos will be judged and awards will be provided to the winners.

  • 1-page limit

  • No pictures or images

  • Resume should be submitted in PDF format during registration

  • Keep the document a standard page size (8.5" x 11")

  • Ensure the font and spacing is clear and readable in all formats

  • No font smaller than 10-pt

  • Indentation and structure of your resume should be consistent throughout

  • Ensure the important things are very visible for in-person skimming

  • Proofread your resume. Avoid misspellings and use proper grammar

  • Name the resume file as Resume_Lastname_Firstname

    • ex. (Resume_Yilmaz_Oz; Resume_Bouma_Arnold)​

  • Example resumes are suggested templates, not a required template​

  • Students can submit updated resumes (check FAQ page for instructions)

  • Abstract is only required if you plan to submit a video presentation of your research

  • Research video instructions will follow after registration

  • Please refer to the abstract template

  • Abstracts must be submitted as a PDF

  • Keep the document a standard page size (8.5" x 11")

  • Limit to a 1-page maximum.

  • Title: Bold upper and lowercase, left margin alignment, one blank line following the title

  • Authors: Last name, first name, and initial in uppercase font followed by affiliated university/employer in normal font; primary author first followed by secondary authors; place an asterisk (*) after the speaker's name​

  • Abstract Body: 250 word limit, no illustration, no reference, no abbreviations, no bold font, full justification paragraph alignment

  • Pre-recorded video should be 3 to 5 min in length

  • Name the resume file as Abstract_Lastname_Firstname

    • ex. (Abstract_Yilmaz_Oz; Abstract_Bouma_Arnold)​

  • Students can submit updated abstracts (check FAQ page for instructions)

  • A private LinkedIn group has been created for students to submit 1 to 2 minute Introduction videos.

  • Invitation and instructions will follow registration.

  • Prepare to discuss 2-3 skills to highlight your experience.

  • Refer to the LinkedIn Group description or About section for the video. recording and upload directions. Please adhere to the video uploading instructions so recruiters can find your video.

Resume Guide
Research Vid
Elevator pitch
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