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  • Monday, September 25, 2017 - Friday, September 29, 2017

    Event: X International Conference on Surfaces, Materials and Vacuum
    Location Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
    Contact: Gregorio Hernandez-Cocoletzi, cocoletz@ifuap.buap.mx
    Web: https://www.smctsm.org.mx/X_ICSMV

    To provide a forum for scientific and technical discussions on the generation and containment of vacuum and other controlled environments, together with the resulting fabrication, processing, and characterization capabilities.


    Abstract Deadline: June 18, 2017

  • Tuesday, September 26, 2017 | 1PM-7PM

    Event: AVS MN Chapter Annual Symposium
    Location University of Minnesota Continuing Education Center
    Contact: Jeff Fenton,e-mail: Jeffrey.l.fenton@medtronic.com
    Web: https://www.avs.org/Chapters/Minnesota/Symposia-Exhibitions

    The AVS MN Symposium, sponsored in part by Medtronic and Physical Electronics, is a half-day conference consisting of invited speakers, a poster session, vendor exhibition, dinner, and after dinner speaker.
     
    The focus for 2017 is “Ideation to Production” and will feature talks covering research to production of materials ranging from nanomaterials, energy storage, thin films, and biomaterials. Speakers this year will include:
     
    Xiao-Ying Yu (Pacific Northwest National Lab)
    Jeong-Hyun Cho (University of Minnesota)
    Kateryna Artyushkova (University of New Mexico)
    Eliot Estrine (Seagate/University of Minnesota)

  • Monday, October 02, 2017 - Wednesday, October 04, 2017

    Event: SCCAVS Exhibit & Short Course Program
    Location Holiday Inn Buena Park Hotel & Conference Center
    Contact: Anna Corinne D'Ambrosio, e-mail: corinne_dambrosio@avs.org
    Web: http://www.sccavs.org/

    The Equipment Exhibition will be given by the Southern California Chapter of AVS (SCCAVS) on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at the Holiday Inn Buena Park Hotel & Conference Center. In conjunction with the Exhibit are a Student Poster Session and an AVS Short Course program. The Exhibit will be open from 12:00 noon to 6:00pm. Exhibitor information will be available in Spring 2017.  Poster Session: Poster presentations by undergraduate and graduate students from Southern California colleges and universities, showcasing their recent research results will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 pm on October 3, 2017. Details are coming soon to www.sccavs.org.

    Short Courses: The SCCAVS will be offering a Short Course program with courses of varying topics varying.  The Short Course Program will be held from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm from October 2-4.

  • Sunday, October 15, 2017 - Wednesday, October 18, 2017

    Event: TACT2017 International Thin Films Conference
    Location National Dong Hwa University, Hualien, Taiwan
    Contact: Jyh-Ming Ting; e-mail: jting@mail.ncku.edu.tw
    Web: http://tact2017.conf.tw/

    TACT 2017 will cover a wide spectrum of aspects related to thin film and coating technologies for sustainable energy, semiconductor, optoelectronic, tribological, organic, biological, protective, and functional coatings.
    The TACT 2017 features seven important symposia, namely
     
    A. Coatings for sustainable energy (CSE)
    B. Nanostructured and nanocomposite coatings (NNC)
    C. Optical, Semiconductor and optoelectronic films
    D. Tribological and protective coatings (TPC)
    E. Organic and biological coatings (OBC)
    F.  Metallic coatings (MC)
    G. Topical Symposia: Theory, Simulation, and Modeling ; Quantitative Surface Analysis


    Abstract Deadline: May 31 2017

  • Sunday, October 15, 2017 - Wednesday, October 18, 2017

    Event: 33rd North American Molecular Beam Epitaxy
    Location Galveston Island Convention Center at The San Luis Resort, Galveston, TX
    Contact: Alexandre Freundlich; e-mail: afreundlich@uh.edu
    Web: http://nambe2017.org

    The 33rd North American Conference on Molecular Beam Epitaxy (NAMBE 2017) is a prominent international forum for reporting scientific and technological developments in Molecular Beam Epitaxy research.

    The conference showcases important results from fundamental materials and device research, through technological applications, and into high-volume and low-cost production. NAMBE features the presentations of the MBE Innovator Award, the NAMBE Young Investigator Award, and the Best Student Paper awards.

    In addition to a diverse technical program, vendors will exhibit the latest equipment available for material growth and characterization. The exhibit will surround the coffee breaks and poster presentations, providing many opportunities for discussions between attendees and vendors.

    Abstract Deadline: July 24, 2017

  • Monday, October 16, 2017 - Friday, October 20, 2017

    Event: Western Pennsylvania Chapter Short Course Program
    Location University Club, Conference Room B, Pittsburgh, PA
    Web: https://www2.avs.org/shortcourses/schedule/wpa/regform.html

    Taught by industry professionals, AVS Short courses offer training for technicians, scientists, and engineers in three broad categories:

    Vacuum and Equipment Technology Topics related to vacuum and processing equipment design, operation, and maintenance.

    Materials and Interface Characterization Topics covering chemical, physical, and electrical characterization of films, surfaces, particles, and interfaces.

    Materials Processing Topics covering materials processing, modification, and integration.

    AVS courses not only facilitate student/instructor interaction, but provide networking opportunities with your peers.

  • Sunday, October 29, 2017 | 8AM-4PM

    Event: AVS Board of Directors’ Meetings
    Location Tampa, Florida
    Contact: Yvonne Towse, e-mail:yvonne@avs.org
    Web: https://www.avs.org/Meetings-Exhibits/Events-Calendar/AVS-Board-Meeting-Schedule

    In conjunction with the AVS 64th International Symposium & Exhibition

  • Sunday, October 29, 2017 - Friday, November 03, 2017

    Event: AVS 64th International Symposium and Exhibition, Tampa, Florida
    Location Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, Florida
    Contact: Yvonne Towse; e-mail: yvonne@avs.org
    Web: http://www.avs.org/symposium

    The AVS International Symposium and Exhibition has been developed to address cutting-edge issues associated with vacuum science and technology in both the research and manufacturing communities. The Symposium is a week long forum for science and technology exchange featuring papers from technical divisions and technology groups, and topical conferences on emerging technologies. The equipment exhibition is one of the largest in the world and provides an excellent opportunity to view the latest products and services offered by over 200 participating companies. More than 3,000 scientists and engineers gather from around the world to attend. Short courses are offered in conjunction with the International Symposium providing specialized training in specific areas of vacuum science and related technologies. A Career Workshop and Job Center are also offered to all attendees. The Workshop covers such topics as résumé preparation, job search skills, networking, interviewing skills, and more. The Job Center provides the opportunity for job seekers to submit their résumés and meet with potential employers.

  • Monday, November 13, 2017 - Friday, November 17, 2017

    Event: 17th International Conference on Thin Films (ICTF-17)
    Location CSIR-National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi, India
    Contact: Sushil Kumar, skumar@nplindia.org and Dinesh Kumar Aswal, dkaswal@yahoo.com
    Web: http://www.ictf2017.in

    CSIR-National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is organizing the 17th International Conference on Thin Films (ICTF-17) in collaboration of Indian Vacuum Society during 13-17 November 2017 at NPL, New Delhi. This is an important series of conference supported by "International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique and Application (IUVSTA)” which is organized every after three years. This triennial conference series endorsed and co-organized by IUVSTA, a union of national member societies whose role is to stimulate international collaboration in the fields of vacuum science, techniques and applications and related multi-disciplinary topics including solid-vacuum and other interfaces.


    Abstract Deadline: July 10, 2017

  • Sunday, November 26, 2017 - Friday, December 01, 2017

    Event: Workshop on Innovative Nanoscale Devices and Systems (WINDS)
    Location Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, Kohala Coast, HI
    Contact: Berend Jonker; e-mail: berry.jonker@nrl.navy.mil
    Web: http://www.asu.edu/aine/WINDS17

    WINDS is an international, interactive workshop designed to explore the fundamental properties of nanoscale heterostructures and potential device applications. This workshop covers a spectrum of nanoscale science, emerging materials and device technologies, including 2D materials, topological systems, and advanced heterostructures. WINDS itself began as an outgrowth of the successful Advanced Heterostructures Workshop, which has a long history dating from the 1980s. In 2008 the name changed from AHW to WINDS in order to recognize the importance of nanotechnology in general, and the applications to devices and systems.


    Abstract Deadline: August 31, 2017

  • Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - Thursday, November 30, 2017

    Event: 10th Symposium on Vacuum based Science and Technology
    Location 5* hotel in Kolobrzeg, Poland
    Contact: Witold Gulbinski; e-mail: witold.gulbinski@tu.koszalin.pl
    Web: http://svbst.tu.koszalin.pl/

    The 10th Symposium on Vacuum based Science and Technology is organized by the Faculty of Technology and Education, Koszalin University of Technology and the Clausius Tower Society under auspices of the Polish Vacuum Society and the German Vacuum Society and in collaboration with the BalticNet PlasmaTec. The mission of the Symposium is to provide a forum for presentation and exchange of research results and expertise in the field of vacuum and plasma science. After already nine successful meetings organized alternately in Poland and Germany our goal is to continue and foster cooperation within the vacuum and plasma science community.


    Abstract Deadline: September 8, 2017

  • Monday, December 04, 2017 - Thursday, December 07, 2017

    Event: 82nd IUVSTA Workshop on Plasma-based Atomic Layer Processes
    Location Bankoku Shinryokan, Okinawa, Japan
    Contact: IUVSTA17@camt.eng.osaka-u.ac.jp
    Web: http://officepolaris.co.jp/JSPP2017/IUVSTA17Workshop/index.html


    The 82nd IUVSTA Workshop on Plasma-based Atomic Layer Processes is one of the series of workshops sponsored by International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique and Applications (IUVSTA). The theme of this Workshop is science and technologies of atomic layer processes (ALPs), i.e., etching, deposition, and other surface processes with atomic-scale size control. ALPs include atomic-layer deposition (ALD), which has been widely used in semiconductor manufacturing processes and is now spreading to other industries that require highly controlled functional material surfaces, and atomic-layer etching (ALE), which is now entering semiconductor manufacturing processes as new processing technologies for nano-scale devices. What distinguishes an ALP from other surface processes is its self-limiting reactions that limit the surface process only to (nearly) a single atomic layer. Processing with self-limiting reactions allows not only atomic-scale topography control but also high selectivity and uniformity over a wide area of the processed material, less dependent on the structure densities. Many existing ALP technologies do not require plasmas but it has been found recently that a plasma-based ALP significantly enlarges the process window by offering novel radical reactions with new energy sources (e.g., low-energy ion and/or photon irradiation) compared with the conventional ALPs based on thermal processes. In the Workshop, therefore, we emphasize the use of plasma for the latest ALP technologies and set the goal to explore fundamental science and to clarify the mechanisms of plasma-based ALPs such as plasma-based ALE, ALD, and surface functionalization of various materials. In addition to plasma-based ALPs, however, we also welcome presentations on novel/conventional ALPs without plasmas as well as fundamental science and technologies, including modeling and diagnostics, of plasmas for highly controlled surface processing.
     
    The 82nd IUVSTA Workshop will be held concurrently with the 10th EU-Japan Joint Symposium on Plasma Processing (JSPP2017) and the registered participants of the Workshop are welcome to attend the sessions of the JSPP2017 free of charge. While the JSPP2017 covers a wide range of plasma science and technologies, the IUVSTA Workshop is designed to offer a specialized venue for in-depth discussion on ALPs among the experts from around the world.


    Abstract Deadline: June 30, 2017

  • Tuesday, January 09, 2018 - Friday, January 12, 2018

    Event: 2nd International Symposium of the Vacuum Society of the Philippines
    Location University of the Philippines-Diliman, Quezon, Philippines
    Contact: Magdaleno Jr Vasquez; e-mail: mrvasquez2@up.edu.ph
    Web: http://www.vacuumphilippines.org/isvsp2018/

    ISVSP is a specialized meeting that gathers domestic and world-renowned scientists in the Philippines to discuss latest researches in the fields of vacuum technology, plasma science, and allied fields. It aims to stimulate discussions, establish collaborations, and foster camaraderie among participants. This meeting provides a venue to discuss a range of technology-related topics, emerging trends, and special areas of interest in line with the theme “Plasma Science and Engineering for Emerging Economies.” It is anticipated that this event will be participated by colleagues from the academe, researchers, students, and industry professionals.


    Abstract Deadline: June 30, 2017

  • Sunday, January 14, 2018 - Thursday, January 18, 2018

    Event: The 45th International Conference on the Physics and Chemistry of Semiconductor Interfaces (PCSI-45)
    Location Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay, Kona, HI
    Contact: Chris Palmstyrøm; e-mail: cpalmstrom@ece.ucsb.edu
    Web: http://pcsiconference.org/

    The Conference on the Physics and Chemistry of Surfaces and Interfaces will bring together experts in these diverse fields, together with device scientists and persons expert at fabricating inorganic, organic and biomaterial microstructural and nanostructural materials for semiconductor, magnetic, optical, and biological systems. Our goal will be to stimulate interactions among these scientists that lead to significant advances on the problems of technological importance in the fields of active surfaces and interfaces.



    Abstract Deadline: September 25, 2017

  • Sunday, January 28, 2018 | 8AM-4PM

    Event: AVS Board of Directors’ Meeting
    Location Cary, North Carolina
    Contact: Yvonne Towse, e-mail:yvonne@avs.org
    Web: http://www.avs.org/Meetings-Exhibits/Events-Calendar/AVS-Board-Meeting-Schedule

    In  conjunction with the AVS Publications Summit and a visit with AVS Publications Staff.

  • Monday, April 02, 2018 - Friday, April 06, 2018

    Event: Area Selective Deposition Workshop
    Location NC State University, Raleigh, NC
    Contact: Gregory Parsons; e-mail: gnp@ncsu.edu

    Research on Area Selective Atomic Layer Deposition and Atomic Layer Etching

  • Sunday, April 22, 2018 | 8AM-4PM

    Event: AVS Board of Directors’ Meeting
    Location San Diego, California
    Contact: Yvonne Towse; yvonne@avs.org
    Web: https://www.avs.org/Meetings-Exhibits/Events-Calendar/AVS-Board-Meeting-Schedule

    In conjunction with the Annual ICMCTF meeting

  • Monday, April 23, 2018 - Friday, April 27, 2018

    Event: ICMCTF'18 - International Conference On Metallurgical Coatings & Thin Films
    Location Town and Country Hotel, San Diego, CA
    Contact: Phyllis Greene, Conference Manager; pgreene@mrl.uiuc.edu
    Web: http://www2.avs.org/conferences/ICMCTF/

    The ICMCTF is internationally recognized as a vibrant technical conference that integrates fundamental and applied research focused on thin film deposition, characterization, and advanced surface modification techniques.  ICMCTF is the premier international meeting in the field promoting global exchange of information among scientists, technologists, and manufacturers.  The conference draws more than 800 attendees each year with multiple oral technical sessions and a well attended poster session which is a major component of the technical program.

  • Saturday, May 05, 2018 - Thursday, May 10, 2018

    Event: SVC 61st Annual Technical Conference (TechCon'18)
    Location Orlando, Florida
    Contact: E-mail all inquiries to svcinfo@svc.org
    Web: http://www.svc.org

    The Society of Vacuum Coaters (SVC) will hold its 61st Annual Technical Conference (TechCon) May 5‐10, 2018 in Orlando, Florida, USA. The SVC TechCon is a forum for the interchange of information between those engaged in the use and development of vacuum coatings for large ­‐ and small­‐ scale applications.

  • Sunday, June 17, 2018 - Friday, June 22, 2018

    Event: 15th European Vacuum Conference (EVC-15)
    Location Geneva, Switzerland
    Contact: conference@evc15.org
    Web: https://www.evc15.org

    Surrounded by its magnificent natural landscape of lake and mountains and according to its tradition in science and international relations, the city of Geneva welcomes the participants to the European Vacuum Conference EVC-15 for an exciting and creative week, between June 17th and 22th, 2018.
     
    EVC-15 will be organised by the Swiss Vacuum Society, swissvacuum, on behalf of IUVSTA (International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique and Applications), with support from CERN and the Geneva Convention Bureau for the logistics.

  • Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - Friday, June 22, 2018

    Event: Surface Analysis 2018 & Annual Symposium of the Pacific Northwest Chapter of AVS
    Location Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA
    Contact: Mark Engelhard, mark.engelhard@pnnl.gov and Yingge Du,  yingge.du@pnnl.gov

    The Pacific Northwest Chapter of AVS will hold it'a annual symposium in conjunction with Surface Analysis 2018. This joint meeting will be held in June 2018 at EMSL, the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, WA. The 2018 Annual Symposium of PNWAVS marks our 56th anniversary as a chapter (the oldest in AVS), and several events such as plenary speakers and history displays are anticipated to mark this occasion. By jointly holding the Symposium with Surface Analysis 2018, we will attract a broader attendance of high quality surface/vacuum scientists, leading to a fruitful and enjoyable meeting. 

  • Monday, July 23, 2018 | 8AM-4PM

    Event: AVS Board of Directors’ Meeting
    Location New York, New York
    Contact: Yvonne Towse, e-mail:yvonne@avs.org
    Web: http://www.avs.org/Meetings-Exhibits/Events-Calendar/AVS-Board-Meeting-Schedule

    In conjunction with a visit to AVS Headquarters

  • Sunday, October 07, 2018 - Wednesday, October 10, 2018

    Event: The 14th International Conference on Mid-IR Optoelectronics: Materials and Devices
    Location High Country Conference Center, Flagstaff, AZ
    Contact: Yong-Hang Zhang, yhzhang@asu.edu, Shui-Qing (Fisher) Yu, syu@uark.edu




    Abstract Deadline: Spring of 2018

  • Sunday, October 21, 2018 - Friday, October 26, 2018

    Event: AVS 65th International Symposium & Exhibition
    Location Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA.
    Contact: Yvonne Towse, e-mail:yvonne@avs.org
    Web: http://www.avs.org/symposium

    The AVS International Symposium and Exhibition has been developed to address cutting-edge issues associated with vacuum science and technology in both the research and manufacturing communities. The Symposium is a week long forum for science and technology exchange featuring papers from technical divisions and technology groups, and topical conferences on emerging technologies. The equipment exhibition is one of the largest in the world and provides an excellent opportunity to view the latest products and services offered by over 200 participating companies. More than 3,000 scientists and engineers gather from around the world to attend.
     
    Short courses are offered in conjunction with the International Symposium providing specialized training in specific areas of vacuum science and related technologies. A Career Workshop and Job Center are also offered to all attendees. The Workshop covers such topics as résumé preparation, job search skills, networking, interviewing skills, and more. The Job Center provides the opportunity for job seekers to submit their résumés and meet with potential employers.

  • Sunday, October 21, 2018 | 8AM-4PM

    Event: AVS Board of Directors’ Meetings
    Location Long Beach, California
    Contact: Yvonne Towse, e-mail:yvonne@avs.org
    Web: https://www.avs.org/Meetings-Exhibits/Events-Calendar/AVS-Board-Meeting-Schedule

    In conjunction with the AVS 65th International Symposium & Exhibition

  • Sunday, December 02, 2018 - Thursday, December 06, 2018

    Event: PacSurf 2018: Pacific Rim Symposium on Surfaces, Coatings, & Interfaces
    Location Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, Waikoloa, Hawaii
    Contact: Contact Della Miller, AVS, 530-896-0477, della@avs.org
    Web: http://www.pacsurf.org/

    The Pacific Rim Symposium on Surfaces, Coatings and Interfaces (PacSurf 2018) will be held on the Big Island of Hawaii from December 2 - 6, 2018. This conference is being organized by AVS (United States) with a Steering Committee composed of representatives from Australia, Canada, Chile, China, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, and Taiwan. Symposium attendees will interact during morning and evening sessions that will include plenary, invited, and contributed presentations.

    The main topics for PacSurf 2018 will be focused on the latest advances in Biomaterial Surfaces & Interfaces, Energy Harvesting & Storage,  Nanomaterials, and Thin Films. We will have morning and evening technical sessions with the afternoons free for other activities and discussions. 

    The conference will be held in the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, which is ideally located on the Kohala Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii.  We are confident you will benefit by attending PacSurf 2018 and networking with the other attendees.

  • Saturday, April 27, 2019 - Thursday, May 02, 2019

    Event: SVC 62nd Annual Technical Conference (TechCon'19)
    Location Long Beach, California
    Contact: E-mail all inquiries to svcinfo@svc.org
    Web: http://www.svc.org/

    The Society of Vacuum Coaters (SVC) will hold its 62nd Annual Technical Conference (TechCon) April 27 - May 2, 2019 in Long Beach, California, USA. The SVC TechCon is a forum for the interchange of information between those engaged in the use and development of vacuum coatings for large ­‐ and small­‐ scale applications.

  • Sunday, May 19, 2019 - Friday, May 24, 2019

    Event: ICMCTF'19- International Conference On Metallurgical Coatings & Thin Films
    Location Town and Country Hotel, San Diego, CA
    Web: http://www2.avs.org/conferences/ICMCTF/

    The ICMCTF is internationally recognized as a vibrant technical conference that integrates fundamental and applied research focused on thin film deposition, characterization, and advanced surface modification techniques.  ICMCTF is the premier international meeting in the field promoting global exchange of information among scientists, technologists, and manufacturers.  The conference draws more than 800 attendees each year with multiple oral technical sessions and a well attended poster session which is a major component of the technical program.

  • Sunday, October 20, 2019 - Friday, October 25, 2019

    Event: AVS 66th International Symposium & Exhibition
    Location Columbus, OH
    Contact: Yvonne Towse, e-mail:yvonne@avs.org
    Web: http://www.avs.org/symposium

    The AVS International Symposium and Exhibition has been developed to address cutting-edge issues associated with vacuum science and technology in both the research and manufacturing communities. The Symposium is a week long forum for science and technology exchange featuring papers from technical divisions and technology groups, and topical conferences on emerging technologies. The equipment exhibition is one of the largest in the world and provides an excellent opportunity to view the latest products and services offered by over 200 participating companies. More than 3,000 scientists and engineers gather from around the world to attend. Short courses are offered in conjunction with the International Symposium providing specialized training in specific areas of vacuum science and related technologies. A Career Workshop and Job Center are also offered to all attendees. The Workshop covers such topics as résumé preparation, job search skills, networking, interviewing skills, and more. The Job Center provides the opportunity for job seekers to submit their résumés and meet with potential employers.

  • Sunday, April 26, 2020 - Friday, May 01, 2020

    Event: ICMCTF'20- International Conference On Metallurgical Coatings & Thin Films
    Location Town and Country Hotel, San Diego, CA
    Web: http://www2.avs.org/conferences/ICMCTF/

    The ICMCTF is internationally recognized as a vibrant technical conference that integrates fundamental and applied research focused on thin film deposition, characterization, and advanced surface modification techniques.  ICMCTF is the premier international meeting in the field promoting global exchange of information among scientists, technologists, and manufacturers.  The conference draws more than 800 attendees each year with multiple oral technical sessions and a well attended poster session which is a major component of the technical program.

  • Sunday, November 08, 2020 - Friday, November 13, 2020

    Event: AVS 67th International Symposium & Exhibition
    Location Colorado Convention Center, Denver, CO
    Contact: Yvonne Towse, e-mail:yvonne@avs.org
    Web: http://www.avs.org/symposium

    The AVS International Symposium and Exhibition has been developed to address cutting-edge issues associated with vacuum science and technology in both the research and manufacturing communities. The Symposium is a week long forum for science and technology exchange featuring papers from technical divisions and technology groups, and topical conferences on emerging technologies. The equipment exhibition is one of the largest in the world and provides an excellent opportunity to view the latest products and services offered by over 200 participating companies. More than 3,000 scientists and engineers gather from around the world to attend. Short courses are offered in conjunction with the International Symposium providing specialized training in specific areas of vacuum science and related technologies. A Career Workshop and Job Center are also offered to all attendees. The Workshop covers such topics as résumé preparation, job search skills, networking, interviewing skills, and more. The Job Center provides the opportunity for job seekers to submit their résumés and meet with potential employers.