The Career Centre provided students the opportunity to get noticed by employers with its newly renamed Get Hired: Summer & Full-Time Job Fair last Wednesday.
The fair, which was previously called the Summer Job Fair, has been known to attract the most students of all Career Centre events in previous years. This year, the Get Hired Fair attracted 1,816 students to the RAWC, whereas last year’s fair attracted approximately 1,200 students. According to Michelle Atkinson, the coordinator of events and employment services at the Career Centre, this year’s was the biggest turnout of any fair hosted by the Career Centre to date.
The goal of the Get Hired Fair, said Atkinson, is to connect students with organizations that are hiring for either summer positions or full-time positions (for recent graduates). At the fair, representatives from 80 exhibitors were on hand to chat with students.
The Career Centre encouraged students to bring their updated resumes and to dress appropriately for the fair, since ”first impressions are important”.
Various summer camps and tutoring companies were present, as well as American Eagle Outfitters, GoodLife Fitness, Peel Regional Police, and the Royal Canadian Navy, to name a few.
“It’s important that students know of job opportunities that are out there—some from great organizations that they may not have heard of until the fair. That will help with their job search,” said Atkinson. “On the flip side, we want employers, both locally and outside of the GTA, to know that UTM is brimming with qualified candidates across all disciplines, and that a UTM student is a great hire.”