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Careers Day gives USask students and alumni an opportunity to connect with various organizations to discuss employment, volunteering, and graduate and professional school opportunities. Explore exhibitor booths, attend industry panels, and meet with local, national, and international reps who have come to share their passions, answer questions, and attract inspired uSask talent like you! 

Meet with exhibitors from private sector, government, and non-profit organizations, as well as post-secondary institutions and USask departments. Attending Careers Day helps enhance your career knowledge and prospects. Students from all colleges are welcome to attend.

Careers Day is organized by the Student Employment and Career Centre, and we encourage you to stop by our booth to discuss our services and resources and to take advantage of our NEW drop-in service "Ask a Career Coach" to have your most pressing career questions answered.

September 18, 2019
10am - 4pm 
PAC 
Business Casual

 

"Careers In" Panels

Industry panels will be held in Room 232 at the PAC.  

10:30am - Careers in Business & Entrepreneurship

Moderator:

  • Rachelle Verret Morphy – SaskPower – Vice President Corporate and Regulatory Affairs (and General Counsel)          

Panelists:

  • Alex Fallon – SREDA (Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority) – President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Evan Salter – Vendasta – Software Developer
  • Preston Thomson – Federated Co-operatives Limited – Business Development Analyst
  • Darrel Hardes – Husky Energy – Senior Manager of Production Engineering

 

1:00pm - Careers in Arts & Community

Moderator:      

  • Brock Egeto – University of Saskatchewan – Employment Coordinator

Panelists:                           

  • Kira Epp – Saskatoon Open Door Society – Community Development Worker
  • Lisa Laskowski – Remai Modern – Director of Development
  • Michelle Fergusson – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saskatoon & Area – Marketing and Events Coordinator
  • Eileen Deswiage – Autism Services of Saskatoon – Director of Autism Intervention Programs

 

2:30pm - Careers in Government

 Moderator and Panelists TBA

 

Research Showcase

All USask graduate and undergraduate students involved in research are invited to share their work at the inaugural Careers Day Research Showcase.

This Research Showcase provides students with an opportunity to share their work to employers, industry leaders, students, USask faculty, staff and other researchers.  

The event will be held from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, September 18th at the SECC’s Careers Day on the PAC’s upper track. 

The intent is for you to present your research alongside a Research Advisor, where possible. Your work can include for-credit projects, such as honours thesis research, as well as not-for-credit projects.

Contact Adam Solie in the Student Employment and Career Centre (SECC) for additional details.

To submit your proposal to participate complete the form and email to adam.solie@usask.ca by September 5th, 2019 at 11:45 p.m.  

Space is limited and proposals will be evaluated accordingly.

Advice From Past Attendees

"Visit all the booths that are applicable to your college. You never know what might interest you." - 2nd Year Kinesiology student

"Do research on the companies you are interested in, and reflect on what you are looking for from the companies you are interested in. Additionally, prepare resumes to bring with you. Even if you don't give them out, the impression that you are prepared is invaluable." - 4th Year Engineering student

"Know which booths you want to visit and where they are so you aren't scrambling around searching and possibly miss the perfect company for you. Dress for success." - 3rd Year Engineering student

"Make sure you take the time to go, it is beneficial to know who is looking at the students right out of school. Spend at least an hour so you can see everyone you want to. Don't be afraid to step in and introduce yourself." - 3rd year Edwards School of Business student

 

Tips for Success

What to do before the event
  • Get your resume ready!
  • View the list of exhibitors in advance.
  • Research the companies you are interested in and the positions they are hiring for.
  • 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.
  • Consider creating a LinkedIn account.
What to wear
  • Arrive neatly dressed, and appear well groomed and professional at all times while at the event. 
  • Avoid perfume/cologne and use mints instead of gum.
What to bring
  • Pen and notepad
  • Resumes
  • Portfolio or clipboard—to store the information and business cards you will pick up
Initiating contact
  • Know what it is that you are looking to find out about the organization, and prepare a few questions in advance.
  • Try introducing yourself by saying your name and what your major is.
  • Remember to smile and maintain good eye contact. Demonstrating a positive attitude and being engaged are very important!
Additional tips
  • Attend the event alone—you will be more focused on your job search and make a stronger impression with potential employers.
  • Stay long enough to have your questions answered and your interest recognized, but never monopolize an exhibitor's time. 
  • 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!

List of Exhibitors

Filter by discipline:

Attendee Booth
ATCO Electric 10
Jump.ca 100
Matrix Solutions Inc. 101
ERCO Worldwide A division of Superior Plus LP 102
Canadian Natural Resources 103
Westmoreland Mining Holdings LLC - Estevan Mine 104
Federated Co-operatives Limited
GOLD SPONSOR
105
Living Sky Technologies Ltd
SILVER SPONSOR
106
Saskatchewan Blue Cross 107
Palmer Chiropractic College 108
Parks Canada - Prince Albert National Park 109
Canada Revenue Agency 11
Northwestern Health Sciences University 110
The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies - Saskatchewan 111
Farm Credit Canada 112
Teck Resources Ltd. 113
Trane 114
Insurance Institute - Career Connections 115
Imperial 116
SaskTel 117
Canadian Food Inspection Agency 118
Cargill 119
SED Systems 12
PCL Construction Management Inc. 120
John Deere Canada 13
AltaLink 14
Saskatchewan Government Insurance 15
NOVA Chemicals 16
Saskatoon Police Service 17
RBC - Future Launch 18
Edwards School of Business 2
Student Employment and Career Centre, University of Saskatchewan 20
Kiewit Corporation 3
Best Buddies USask 36
Metis Nation Provincial Citizen Registry 37
Student WellnessCentre 38
USSU 39
Vendasta 4
AIESEC 40
Autism Services of Saskatoon 44
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saskatoon & Area 45
Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work (CCRW) 46
Saskatoon Downtown Youth Centre Inc. / EGADZ 47
Make-A-Wish Saskatchewan 48
WIM/WiN SK and iMii 49
Cavalier Agrow Ltd. 5
Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy 58
University of Saskatchewan 59
ISN Software Canada Ltd. 6
Ministry of Energy and Resources 60
United Rentals 61
Diamond North Credit Union 62
Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine 63
Mitacs 64
Canadian Pacific 65
PennyDrops USask 68
Huskie Athletics 69
Conexus Credit Union 7
International Student and Study Abroad Centre 70
The Lighthouse Saskatoon 71
Saskatoon Open Door Society 72
Saskatchewan Cancer Agency 73
Bold Growth Inc. 74
Husky Energy
GOLD SPONSOR
75
APEGS 76
North Star Systems 77
Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation 78
TTi Group 79
Nutrien 8
Sherwin-Williams Canada 80
Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College 81
University of Tasmania 82
SECC - Career Coaching 83
St. Georges University 84
University of Calgary - Haskayne School of Business, MBA Programs 85
Mary Kay 86
University of Calgary - M.Sc. in Sustainable Energy Development Program 87
University of Alberta - Department of Pediatrics Graduate Studies Program 88
Student Works 89
CPA Saskatchewan 9
SaskPower 90
Ross University School of Medicine 91
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine 92
Brandt Group of Companies 93
Canadian Intellectual Property Office 94
HMCS UNICORN, Saskatoon's Naval Reserve Division, Royal Canadian Navy 95
Mosaic 96
Emco Corporation 97
ARC Resources Ltd. 98
Pepsi Co Canada 99