Career Center

Career Center Details

The AAS hosts a Career Center at each winter AAS meeting. Usually housed in the Exhibit Hall, the Career Center has resources and services for job seekers and hiring managers alike. The AAS collects CVs and makes them available to recruiters; posts job announcements; facilitates matchmaking between job seekers and hiring managers; and hosts "office space" for on-the-spot interviews.

There is no cost to job seekers or recruiters to participate in the Career Center, although meeting registration is required.

Recruiters:

  • Take advantage of the rich candidate pool of nearly 2,000 professional astronomers in attendance at AAS winter meetings. Visit the Career Center to post your current and forthcoming job opportunities and let attendees know how to contact you (e.g., text, stopping by booth #123, email) for more information.
  • Meet. Interview. Hire. If you are planning to conduct onsite formal interviews with short-listed candidates and would like to secure meeting space for this purpose, please email diane.frendak@aas.org.
  • Shop the stars. If you would like to search the AAS CV Collection, stop by the Career Center for further instructions.

Job Seekers:

  • Recruiters want to talk with you. Stop by the bulletin board and see who at the meeting is available for informational or formal interviews. Then make contact based on the notes in the posting.
  • Get your name out there! Submit your curriculum vitae (CV) or résumé to the AAS CV Collection by 30 December.
  • Find out more. Sign up for customized career consulting, attend career development sessions, or ask about career advisors.

Make the most of your AAS meeting!

  • Attend the Career Networking & Job Fair. Work the room and increase your exposure.
  • Check to see whether any of the institutions where you are interested in working are exhibiting — if they are, go introduce yourself.
  • Giving a talk? Be sure to include your session in any cover letters you send out prior to the meeting.
  • Presenting a poster? Consider posting your photo so recruiters can recognize you.
  • Review the meeting abstracts for institutions, projects, and people related to your dream job.
  • Introduce yourself to members of the AAS Committee on Employment.