- Plan your career
- Discover who I am
- Learn about your personality, interests, values, skills, and abilities; start to define your career goals; and begin to shortlist your options
- Explore my options
- Learn how to conduct occupational research, options for studying and working, and trends in the world of work
- Choose my direction
- Learn how to evaluate your options, make a decision, and take action
- Achieve my goals
- Learn how to define and reach your goals through goal setting exercises, work and volunteer opportunities, extracurricular involvement, networking, and professional development activities.
- Join the workforce
- Learn how to write a resume, develop your interview skills, network like a pro, and find the hidden (and not-so-hidden) job market
- Continue to develop
- Learn about re-careering, relocating, leaving a job, losing a job, and professional development
- Home page
- Go to the Plan My Career home page
- Market yourself to some of Canada’s top employers
- Meet with a variety of career professionals
- Develop your networking skills
- Gain a better understanding of future career opportunities
- Discover employment opportunities available to you—future part-time, summer, full-time or internship positions
Business casual dress is recommended—get more tips for success!
|Career Fair||Date & Location||Exhibitors||Volunteer||Event Guide
|Campus Career Expo||
September 19, 2012
|See listing||Sign up|
|Meet the CA Training Office (CATO) evening||September 12, 2012
5:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Galleria, 15 Innovation Boulevard,
||October 13, 2012
11:00a.m. - 2:00p.m.
TCU Place, Downtown
|See listing||Event Handout|
|November 1, 2012
10:00a.m. - 2:00p.m.
|See listing||Event Handout|
January 30, 2013
Tips for success
- Get your resume ready!
- View the list of attending companies.
- Research the companies you are interested in and the positions offered, using the resources at the SECC and on the Internet. Talk to any other students or graduates that have worked for the companies.
- Prepare intelligent, informed questions in advance for those employers that interest you. This will allow you to present yourself as well informed and will capture the employer’s attention.
What to bring
- Pen and notepad
- Portfolio or clipboard—to store the information and business cards you will pick up
- Positive attitude!
- Arrive neatly dressed, and appear well groomed and professional at all times while at the event. Business casual dress is recommended.
- Wear minimal jewelry and perfume/cologne, polish your shoes, and do not have gum or candy in your mouth.
- Remember the importance of fresh breath!
- Smile and introduce yourself when you approach an employer! A positive attitude is very important.
- Indicate your year and area(s) of study as well as what your career interests are. Explain why you are interested in the company. If you are unfamiliar with the organization, ask about there operations and what opportunities may exist for a student with your background.
- Prepare a script for yourself to ensure professional introductions and conversation; however, do not read the script "verbatim" to each employer. Practice your dialogue beforehand with a friend.
- Maintain good eye contact and have a firm handshake.
- Ask about the next step in the recruitment process if a recruiter is willing to accept your resume at the event. Some employers will decline and refer you to the SECC and the specific postings on the job postings board and website.
- Thank employers for their time before you leave.
- Attend the event alone—you will be more focused on your job search and make a stronger impression with potential employers.
- Be friendly and warm, self-confident, and listen attentively.
- Stay long enough to have your questions answered and your interest recognized, but never monopolize an employer's time. Ensure that you have left a positive impression.
- Be patient while the recruiter is speaking with another student.
- Show interest in the company, not just its promotional items.
- Focus on what you can bring to the organization, not what the organization can do for you.
- Be relaxed and have fun!