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.
"Careers In" Panels
Industry panels will be held in Room 232 at the PAC.
10:30am - Careers in Business & Entrepreneurship
- Rachelle Verret Morphy – SaskPower – Vice President Corporate and Regulatory Affairs (and General Counsel)
- 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
- Brock Egeto – University of Saskatchewan – Employment Coordinator
- 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
- Portfolio or clipboard—to store the information and business cards you will pick up
- 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!
- 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
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