The Career Centre hosted over 80 organizations in their annual Get Hired: Summer and Full Time job fair at the RAWC, in Gym A/B last Wednesday, generating a higher attendance of both UTM students and organizations than last year.
As digital platforms, such as LinkedIn, have taken over traditional recruitment processes, the student need for a larger number of prospective employers has become a priority at the Career Centre.
“The fair is a great way for students to learn about organizations that they would like to work for,” said Jelena Vulic, the Career Centre’s event and employment services coordinator, “We strive to create a meaningful opportunity where students can further explore careers and learn how to align their passions, academics, and future career goals.”
There was a wide variety of organizations that attended this year’s Get Hired fair for UTM students, which were divided by academic field. There was a strong emphasis on computer science and marketing. They featured opportunities at FDM Group Canada and other opportunities at TD Bank Group.
With 17 academic departments and 156 programs at UTM, the Career Centre has taken into account the challenges that arise from the changing digital world, and is moving forward to adjust to the change, according to Vulic.
“We are aware that many organizations are moving away from traditional recruitment avenues, such as fairs, so it’s always a fun challenge to come up with ways to keep these employers engaged and help our students connect,” said Vulic,
The Career Centre will continue to open opportunities for students to explore possible career options with their upcoming Humanities and Social Sciences Career Night on February 1st , that will feature ten professionals with degrees in the humanities and social sciences.