APS DPP Annual Meeting

63rd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics

November 8-12, 2021 • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


DPP Job Fair

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General Information

An in-person Job Fair is being planned during the DPP Meeting this year. The Job Fair will begin on Tuesday, November 9 through Thursday, November 11, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Please review Guidance on DPP 2021 in Pittsburgh for up-to-date information, which includes information on vaccination and mask requirements.

Career Counseling and Resume Help Desk

Career Counseling and Resume Help will also be available at the Job Fair, November 10-11. Volunteers will be on hand to give advice on various career paths, and they could also give advice on effective resume writing. To sign up, come to the Job Fair area in the Exhibit Hall of the Convention Center starting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, November 9th. Good news, whether you are on-site or remote, this service is available to all.  If you are not planning on attending the DPP Meeting, but you would like to sign-up for this service, please contact Lesley-Ann Rennie, rennie@aps.org as soon as possible. The Help Desk will open from Wednesday, November 10th to Thursday, November 11th.

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that the career counseling and resume help desk is not a place to interview for jobs. The purpose of the career counseling and resume desk is for attendees to receive general advice on careers from volunteers. If attendees wish to interview for positions advertised at the job fair, they will need to register for the job fair and apply for those positions formally, as described in the job seeker instructions.

Job Seeker Information

Registration to attend the Job Fair is free of charge to all. In order to register, you must have an account for the APS Job Board.

Register

Employer Information

Registration is now open! The following Employer Packages are available:

  1. Post Jobs and Resume Search Package - $475

    This package can be purchased by any employer whether they are attending the in-person event or not.

    • Package includes:
      • Post unlimited number of Jobs on the APS Job Board
      • Access to the Resume database on the APS Job Board
      • Access to the interviewing booths at the Job Fair area of the Convention Center
        Register
  2. Recruitment Booth - $875

    • Package includes:
      • On-site Recruitment Booth (1 - 8ft table)
      • Post unlimited number of Jobs on the APS Job Board
      • Access to the Resume database on the APS Job Board
      • Access to the interviewing booths at the Job Fair area of the Convention Center
        Register
  3. Recruitment Double Booth - $1,250

    • Package includes:
      • On-site Recruitment Booth (2 - 8ft Tables)
      • Post unlimited number of Jobs on the APS Job Board
      • Access to the Resume database on the APS Job Board
      • Access to the interviewing booths at the Job Fair area of the Convention Center
        Register

Note: Should the DPP Meeting move from an in-person meeting to a virtual event, all employers will be able to continue to post jobs on the APS Job Board and have access to the Resume Database until November 30. In addition, If either of the recruitment booth packages were purchased, the employer will also be given a voucher, to use within a year, for one free 30-day job posting on the APS Job Board, a value of $615. This offer will only be available if the in-person DPP Meeting is changed to a virtual event.

Dates to Remember

October 8, 2021 Registration Opens for Employers
October 13, 2021 Registration Opens for Jobseekers
November 1, 2021 Employer Registration Deadline
November 8, 2021 Booth Set-Up by Employer
November 9 - 11, 2021 In-person Job Fair
November 10 - 11, 2021 Career Counseling and Resume Help Desk
November 30, 2021 Job Postings and Resume Searches ends on the Job Board

Information for Job Seekers

List of Participating Employers:

Here are the list of participating employers:

  • Auburn University
  • Caltech
  • Fuse Energy Technologies*
  • General Atomics - San Diego
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory*
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory*
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL)
  • TAE Technologies*
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison ( Dept. of Engineering Physics)
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison (Dept. of Physics)
  • Zap Energy Inc.*

*These employers will have a booth in the Job Fair area of the Exhibit Hall.

Job Seeker Tips for Preparation:

APS Career Shape Up Series

APS has launched a program to provide personalized challenges to help you get your professional goals on track. The APS Shape Up series offers a variety of challenges, including Shape Up my Grad School Search, Shape Up My Job Search, Shape Up for the Interview Process, and Shape Up my Professional Image.

Sign up for your Shape Up Series today!

APS Online Professional Guidebook

You can also visit our Online Professional Guidebook for helpful tips on resume building, interviewing, negotiation, and more.

APS Online Professional Guidebook

Career Fair FAQs

Must I be an APS member in order to participate in the Job Fair?

  • No, you just need to register for the Job Fair through the link provided above. Registration for early career scientists is free.

How do I see a listing of all job postings?

  • Visit the APS Job Board to view all job postings and on-site, there will be printed copies of the jobs posted on a poster board.

How do I request an interview/apply?

  • On the days of the event, you can visit the employers at their booth, or follow instructions listed on the job postings.

Where will job fair interviews be conducted?

  • Employers will independently schedule and conduct private interviews with job seekers. There will be a private interview space in the Job Fair area of the Convention Center.

Can employers contact me after the Job Fair?

  • Yes. If you’re registered for the event, employers will be able to contact you after the Job Fair.

Didn't See Your Question?
Email Lesley-Ann Rennie, APS Job Fair Coordinator, for all employer or attendee-related inquiries at rennie@aps.org.