How to Prepare

How to Prepare for ESEC 2021

Interested in learning more about the ESEC conference and how to prepare for it? Look no further!

Check out these links to help you make the most of ESEC, as we have compiled a series of resources that you can use! We promise that putting in that little bit of leg work before ESEC will make your day so much more worthwhile.

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A great way to prepare for the ESEC Conference is to read up on the speakers themselves!

Feel free to check out the Speakers page, where you can learn about each speaker and visit their biography and relevant websites.

A new feature for ESEC this year is our Pre-Conference Questions. Do you have any burning questions on your mind about a certain speaker? Would you be interested in certain topics being addressed or explained during their talk? Now is your chance!

Feel free to post any questions or comments to the speakers before ESEC begins by visiting the Slido link. Keep note that all questions will be moderated.

Register for the ILead ESEC Prep Workshop

Thurs., Jan. 14 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST | Zoom (link will be emailed to you when you register)

This workshop will help first and second year students make the most out of their Engineering Science Education Conference (ESEC) experience.

You will learn strategies for networking in a professional setting (with speakers, faculty, and fellow classmates) and knowledge on how and what to prepare for the conference. These skills are more important now than ever in our current online-only circumstances.

Students will learn:

  • Networking skills, approaches, & mindsets
  • How to prepare for a networking situation
  • The art of asking good professional questions

Register for the Prep Workshop here.

Interested in learning about different EngSci options and what courses each option takes in the major years?

Check out the EngSci 2T4 Blog with a detailed and accurate student perspective of each option (with a few additional "memes" added for good measure).

Need more official information about each option? Visit the official Engineering Science Majors page for a complete list of courses offered by each major, and detailed course descriptions.

Networking is a vital skill that will help you to connect with colleagues and professionals across a variety of platforms, and ESEC is the perfect opportunity for you to practice those skills!

The following article from You're Next Career Network (YNCN) on How to Network can help with pinpointing your professional goals. As well, it serves as a guide on how to find "warm" and "cold" leads, one of whom could potentially be a speaker at ESEC!

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If you're not very fond of networking or believe that it's not that useful, check out the following article on 4 Things Networking Can Help You Do (Besides Get a Job) on the benefits of building a professional or social network.

You want to maintain a business professional or business casual appearance at the conference as you will be interacting with speakers during their talks and at the reception. Check out this video below on how to dress "business casual"!

Dress for Success

The end goal is that you feel confident in your outfit! Here are some general recommendations to follow, whether you choose to dress in business professional or business casual:

  • Nice pants or slacks or dresses
  • No jeans, shorts, sundresses or athletic wear
  • Skirts and dresses should be knee length while standing
  • Jackets should be either blazers or cardigans
  • Cell phones should be kept out of sight with personal belongings
  • Hair should be well groomed and styled

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Last updated on Jan 23 2021 by ESEC Web Team

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