November 19, 2018

By REYHAN ENVER

Take a step toward your future.

Canada’s largest Career Fair is being held at RIM Park on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Students and alumnus from Conestoga College, University of Guelph, University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier may attend at no charge with proof of student ID. Shuttle service is also available from any campus.

“Students should be ready to show their ID at the door. They should also dress appropriately in business attire,” said Sandra Cocco, manager of employer relations and job development at Conestoga College.

Over 250 employer organizations will be at the fair to give students information about their career, co-op, summer jobs and teaching abroad options. Students will have the chance to have all their questions answered by an experienced employer.

“It’s certainly well worth attending. Very few schools get together in a community and put on an event such as this one; it’s one of the biggest in Canada,” said Cocco.

Approximately 2,500 students usually attend she said.

Although the event is on a school day, students can go online to partners4employment.ca which lists the employers that will be attending the fair and do some research about the company.

“Students should come prepared to wait in line, but they can also target which employers they’d like to visit by going on the site. If the students can get online and check out who is attending, they can pick a couple of employers who they can visit,” Cocco said.

Employers attend from all parts of Canada and use the job fair as initial screening for possible new hires. The job fair is a great way for students to network with many employers and get face-to-face time with a recruiter.

“I definitely am interested in going to see if I could gain work experience with a co-op placement and to widen my knowledge of what fields I could enter that may interest me,” said Jon Mark Ferber, a first-year administrative marketing student.
Students can check MyCareer on the Conestoga website for co-op and graduate postings.

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