Though the prospect of looking for a career might be daunting during a pandemic, a Falls Church-based group is hosting a virtual job fair this week to help people looking for jobs in STEM.
Women in Technology, a group that aims to get women “from the classroom to the board room,” invites anyone seeking a job in the science, technology, engineering or math fields to an online event on Thursday (June 25) where they can network with hiring managers at various companies.
Registration is free for job seekers, the site said. The event will be held from 4-7 p.m. and people can register online.
All ages and experience levels, including students, are welcome, the page said, adding there will be roughly 15 exhibitors at the event.
Throughout the year, the organization will also host various awards ceremonies and training opportunities for women in the STEM field, the website said.
“The great thing is we can reach more people with this being virtual and additionally, no traffic nor weather to affect the participation numbers,” WIT member Cristine Gollayan said. “Many have lost jobs due to COVID and we are hoping that this fair will assist those in the community.”
Photo courtesy Cristine Gollayan