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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.

Friday, January 27, 2017 

9:30 AM - 01:30 PM

Education Gymnasium
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
Christ the Redeemer Catholic Schools, Okotoks, AB 1
Academics Ltd (UK), London, England 10
South East Cornerstone School Division, Weyburn, SK 11
Achieve Education (UK), London, England 12
HMCS UNICORN, Saskatoon's Naval Reserve Division, Royal Canadian Navy 13
Saskatchewan Rivers Public School Division, Prince Albert, SK 14
Prince Albert Catholic Schools, Prince Albert, SK 15
Chinook School Division, Swift Current, SK 16
Northern Lights Public Schools, Lac La Biche, AB 17
Calgary Catholic School District, Calgary, AB 18
Sun West School Division, Rosetown, SK 19
SANZA Teaching Agency (UK), Hamilton, ON (Canadian Office) 2
Edwards School of Business, Graduate programs, uSask, Saskatoon, SK 20
Calgary Board of Education, Calgary, AB 21
Light of Christ Catholic Schools, North Battleford, SK 22
TimePlan Education (UK), Burlington, ON (Canadian Office) 23
Livingstone Range School Division, Claresholm, AB 24
Impact Teachers (UK), London, England 25
Protocol Education (UK and International Schools), Maple, ON (Canadian Office) 26
Randstad Education (UK, Middle East, Far East and Australia), Burlington, ON (Canadian Office) 27
Official Languages Programs, Odyssey and Explore Programs, Government of Saskatchewan 28
North East School Division, Melfort, SK 29
Prairie Land Regional Division #25, Hanna, AB 3
RED Teachers (UK), Chatham, England 30
Katavik School Board, Saint-Laurent, QC 31
Junior Achievement of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK 32
ENS Education (UK), Westcliff, England 33
Meadow Lake Tribal Council, Flying Dust First Nation, Meadow Lake, SK 34
Internationella Engelska Skolan (Sweden), Täby, Sweden 35
School District #60 Peace River North, Fort St. John, BC 36
Anzuk Teaching Agency, (UK, Australia, and New Zealand), Tecumseh, ON (Canadian Office) 37
Northwest School Division, Meadow Lake, SK 38
Atlantic Education International (China, Bangladesh and Brazil), Fredericton, NB (Canadian Office) 39
Simply Education (UK - England and Whales), Brantford, ON (Canadian Office) 4
Fort Vermilion School Division #52, Fort Vermilion, AB 40
Living Sky School Division, North Battleford, SK 41
Engage Education (UK), Bowmanville, ON (Canadian Office) 42
Camp Tamarack, 25 kilometres northwest of Prince Albert, SK 43
Maple Leaf Educational Systems (BC Offshore School system in China), Vancouver, BC (Canadian Office) 44
Good Spirit School Division, Yorkton, SK 45
Opaskwayak Educational Authority Inc. (OAE), Opaskwayak Cree Nation, MB 46
Uniform Education (UK), London, England 47
Northern Lights School Division #113, La Ronge, SK 48
Prairie Spirit School Division, Warman, SK 49
City of Saskatoon, Saskatoon, SK 5
Horizon School Division, Humboldt, SK 50
Make a Future, Careers in BC Education, Vancouver, BC 51
Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools, Saskatoon and surrounding areas, SK 52
Responsible Reliable Recruitment (UK), Great Chesterford, Suffolk 53
Lloydminster Public School Division, Lloydminster, AB 54
Sterling Education, North Region, Burlington, ON (Canadian Office) 55
KeeTasKeeNow Tribal Council, KTC Education Authority, Atikameg, AB 56
Saskatoon Public Schools, Saskatoon, SK 57
Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation, Saskatoon, SK 6
Prairie Valley School Division, Regina, SK 7
Vision Teaching (UK), London, England 8
Golden Hills School Division #75, Strathmore, AB 9

Volunteer

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