Tips for Navigating the Virtual Career Fair

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If you have not viewed the attendee orientation video, click on the following link:

When you enter the career fair, you can explore as you wish. Each genetic counseling training program in North America as well as national genetic counseling organizations has a “booth” (live Zoom room) you can visit.

You may come and go between booths and visit as many programs as you like.

Dates and times:

  • October 3 from 10 am – 2 pm Pacific/1 pm – 5 pm Eastern.

Visit as many programs as you like.

Some programs have set schedules for their hours featuring different members of their leadership teams and/or students, etc. Click here to view more information about program schedules.

If you have any technical difficulties at any point, please visit the Live Help Desk for troubleshooting assistance.

Once you enter the career fair, you can visit with any genetic counseling training program in North America.

The U.S. Genetic Counseling Training Programs are organized on the map by regions across the country.

  • Click on the desired region to see the training programs located in that region.
  • Click on the program logo or name to enter the exhibit room and speak to people from that program.
  • Visit with as many programs as you want.

The Canadian Genetic Counselling Training Programs are sharing one exhibit room, where you can speak with representatives from each of the programs in Canada.

  • Click the country of Canada to enter the room.

If there is no one present in a booth during the hours of the fair, please visit the Genetic Counseling Training Program Profile pages for more information about that program.

You can also speak with different national Genetic Counseling Professional Organizations to find out more general information about the field.

Visit the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) room to find out more about the profession.

The Association of Genetic Counseling Program Directors (AGCPD) room can provide you info about training programs in general, and answer questions about the Match Process.

If you are from a historically excluded and minoritized background and interested in the profession, visit the Minority Genetic Professionals Network (MGPN) room to speak with other underrepresented genetic counselors and students.

If you identify as having a disability, be sure to visit the DisabilityGC Network room to talk to practicing genetic counselors about their network.

What if there is no one in the program exhibit room?

Some exhibit rooms may not have live staff available during all hours of the fair. When you click the logo of the program that links to their Zoom room, if they are staffed live, you will see a message that says ‘Please wait for the host to let you in.’ They should then admit you to their room.

Some rooms may allow you to enter, and have a video or informational slides presented without a live staff member.

If their Zoom room is closed and not staffed, you will see a message that says ‘The host has not yet started the meeting.’

If you see this message, please exit the room and click the button ‘Genetic Counseling Training Program Profiles and Info’. Here you can see information and resources about the program of interest, as well as fill out a form with your email address to request more information from that program.

In the meantime, you can choose to visit other programs, or if you have general questions about the profession or admissions into training programs, visit the national organizations listed at the top of the map.

We hope you enjoy learning about becoming a genetic counselor!