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The annual Education Career Fair is brought to you by the SECC and the College of Education. This event offers the opportunity to network with school boards and employers from local, provincial, national, and international regions who are looking to meet and recruit University of Saskatchewan students and alumni. This event is for undergraduate and graduate students as well as alumni seeking summer jobs, teaching or education-related positions.

Thursday, February 1, 2018 

9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Education Building
Business Casual (Business Formal recommended for graduating students)

Tips From Past Attendees

"Even if you're in first year and not looking for a job yet, it's good to go - you can make contacts for internship or just start thinking about different divisions you might go to once you're done." - 1st year Education Undergrad

"Brainstorm a list of questions you would like to ask the exhibitors - this will help you feel more calm walking into the career fair. Be open to new employers - gain information from booths that appeal to you." - 4th year Education Undergrad

"Go in your first year of Education and dress in formal attire.  Ask each of the schools what they are looking for on resumes and in a teacher, then the following year be prepared to shine." -3rd year Education Undergrad

"No matter if you are looking to obtain a job, or information, it is a great experience to go and speak with individuals face to face and immerse yourself in information." - 3rd year Education Undergrad 

Tips for Success

What to do before the event
  • 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.
  • Consider creating a LinkedIn account.
What to bring
  • Pen and notepad
  • Resumes
  • Portfolio or clipboard—to store the information and business cards you will pick up
  • Positive attitude!
  • Calling cards
What to wear
  • Arrive neatly dressed, and appear well groomed and professional at all times while at the event. 
  • 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!
Initiating contact
  • Practice your F.A.S.T. Pitch ahead of time, so that you are prepared to use it as a means of introducing yourself:

    F -
     First: name and firm handshake
    A - Academics: year and major
    S - Skills: strengths and interest (in position, their company, the industry, mentoring, etc.)
    T - Target: define your objective (what is your goal for speaking with this person)

  • Remember to smile and maintain good eye contact. Demonstrating a positive attitude and being engaged are very important!
  • 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.
  • Be sure to thank employers for their time before you leave.
Additional tips
  • 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!

Exhibitors

Attendee Booth
Make a Future, Careers in BC Education, Vancouver, BC 1
Calgary Catholic School District, Calgary, AB 10
Veritas Education - International 11
Northern Lights School Division #113, La Ronge, SK 12
Anzuk Teaching Agency, (UK, Australia, and New Zealand), Tecumseh, ON (Canadian Office) 13
Christ the Redeemer Catholic Schools, Okotoks, AB 14
Sun West School Division, Rosetown, SK 15
Chinook School Division, Swift Current, SK 16
Maple Leaf Educational Systems (BC Offshore School system in China), Vancouver, BC (Canadian Office) 17
Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools, Saskatoon and surrounding areas, SK 18
Saskatchewan Rivers Public School Division, Prince Albert, SK 19
Engage Education (UK), Bowmanville, ON (Canadian Office) 2
Prairie Land Regional Division #25, Hanna, AB 20
TimePlan Education (UK), Burlington, ON (Canadian Office) 21
Lloydminster Public School Division, Lloydminster, AB 22
School District 20 (Kootenay-Columbia) 23
Golden Hills School Division #75, Strathmore, AB 24
Edwards MPAcc, uSask 25
Saskatoon Public Schools, Saskatoon, SK
PREMIUM SPONSOR
26
HMCS UNICORN, Saskatoon's Naval Reserve Division, Royal Canadian Navy 27
Horizon School Division, Humboldt, SK 28
Calgary Board of Education, Calgary, AB 29
North East School Division, Melfort, SK 3
City of Saskatoon 30
Protocol Education (UK and International Schools), Maple, ON (Canadian Office) 31
School District #60 Peace River North, Fort St. John, BC 32
Living Sky School Division, North Battleford, SK
PREMIUM SPONSOR
33
Achieve Education (UK), London, England
PREMIUM SPONSOR
34
South East Cornerstone School Division, Weyburn, SK 35
Dunbar Education - Canada Office 36
Prairie Rose School Division No. 8 37
Impact Teachers (UK), London, England 38
Light of Christ Catholic Schools, North Battleford, SK 39
Fort Vermilion School Division #52, Fort Vermilion, AB 4
Career Teachers - International Resourcers
PREMIUM SPONSOR
41
Meadow Lake Tribal Council, Flying Dust First Nation, Meadow Lake, SK
PREMIUM SPONSOR
42
Reed Education 43
Northland School Division No. 61 44
Prince Albert Catholic Schools, Prince Albert, SK 45
GSL Education 46
KeeTasKeeNow Tribal Council, KTC Education Authority, Atikameg, AB 47
Prospero Teaching Canada 48
Prairie Spirit School Division, Warman, SK
PREMIUM SPONSOR
49
Responsible Reliable Recruitment (UK), Great Chesterford, Suffolk 5
Park West School Division 51
Fort McMurray Catholic Schools 52
Northwest School Division, Meadow Lake, SK 53
Teach Now (UK), London, England 54
Good Spirit School Division, Yorkton, SK 55
Katavik School Board, Saint-Laurent, QC 56
School District #34 Abbotsford - Abbotsford School District
PREMIUM SPONSOR
57
Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation, Saskatoon, SK 6
Randstad Education (UK, Middle East, Far East and Australia), Burlington, ON (Canadian Office) 7
Canadian International Schools 8
Prairie Valley School Division, Regina, SK 9

Volunteer

Volunteering is an excellent opportunity to interact with employers behind the scenes and develop your networking skills in a low pressure environment.