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We offer a ton of events each year to help you:

  • find work and meet employers
  • improve your job search skills
  • learn about potential careers


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Co-op and Career Fair

Co-op and Career Fair

When: Tues, Sept 23 and Wed, Sept 24, 2014 | 10 am – 3:30 pm
Where: Michele Pujol Room, Student Union Building


On Tuesday, September 23 and Wednesday, September 24, 2014, students and alumni can connect with over 50 employers from a wide range of companies and representatives from graduate and professional schools all in one place at the UVic Co-op and Career Fair. Thousands of students and alumni attend this event each year!

thank you

                   Pason Systems Logo
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Co-op Photo Contest

Co-op Photo Contest

When: May 1 – August 29 at noon
Where: Online at
Contact: Meghan Thompson -

Give us your best shot(s)!

The 2014 Co-op Photo Contest is now open! Whether you worked in an office, a lab or the great outdoors, we want to see you in action. 

We're offering great cash prizes:

  • Grand prize – $200
  • Runner-up – $100
  • Third place – $50

Find contest details, see current entries and submit your photos here.

The contest will close Friday, August 29, 2014 at noon.

Co-op and Career Info Day

Co-op and Career Info Day

When: Tuesday, September 9, 2014 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
Where: Michele Pujol Room, Student Union Building
Contact: - 250-853-3172

Welcome to UVic. Now what?

Student life is great, but what comes next? Co-op and Career Info Day is the place to:

Thank you to these local businesses and organizations for the generous donations!

 The Mint logo   imaxlogo    Art Gallery of Greater Victoria logo

     Vikes logo     silkroadlogo     recoakbaylogo

  uvicbookstorelogo     RoyalMcPhersonLogo   


If you'd like to provide a donation for one of our 2014 giveaways, please contact!

Event details for: STUDENTS

Spread the word and win!

Going to Info Day? Spread the word and enter to win prizes donated by local business and organizations!

We're not the only ones excited about Co-op and Career Info Day! Local businesses have generously donated prizes for our week of giveaways: September 2-9

Come to Info Day on Tuesday, September 9, and enter in our grand prize draw to win a Zipline Tour for two from Adrena LINE Zipline Adventure Tours!

Spread the word through our social media contest, and you could win:

How to enter

If you're a UVic student, you can enter in our social media prize draw. Winners will be announced on twitter daily (between Sept. 2-9, 2014)

Enter the contest up until September 9, 2014 (but you'll have more chances to win if you enter earlier!) One entry per person (one entry on Twitter includes the two steps listed below).

How to enter the contest on Twitter

1. Use the "follow" button to follow us on Twitter

2. Use the "tweet" button to share that you're going to Info Day and be entered to win a prize!

Vote for your favourite Co-op Photo Contest submission

Every year, hundreds of co-op students submit photos of their work experiences as part of our Co-op Photo Contest. Their submissions will be on display at Info Day and it's up to you to decide who will win the grand prize of $200!

Make sure to vote for your favourites when you visit Info Day!

Submit a photo

Are you a co-op student? Submit your photo!

Due to popular demand, the photo contest deadline has been extended! You can now submit your photos up until 9 am on September 2! 



When: Tuesday September 16, 2014 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where: Bob Wright Centre lobby, Clearihue Building lobby (near computer labs), University Centre lobby

Do you want to improve your résumé? Need to tweak the content? The format? Maybe give it a complete overhaul? Stop by Résumania with a copy of your résumé and get expert feedback from our career educators.

Event details for: Students and Alumni

Why attend?

Everyone struggles with writing a résumé, but you don’t have to! Attend this free drop-in event to learn how to create a strong résumé for your job search.

You’ll spend 5-10 minutes reviewing your résumé with a career educator. If you need more help, you can drop by Co-op and Career for a longer session.

What to bring

Bring a copy of your résumé, or two! It will help to have a goal in mind—what do you want to accomplish with this résumé? What type of job are you applying to?

Career workshops

Career workshops

When: Ongoing – Sept 2014 to June 2015
Where: McPherson Library (see specific workshop for room)
Contact: - 250-721-8421

Our career educators host four types of workshops for students throughout the week in the McPherson Library:

  • Résumé Lab
  • Ace Your Interviews
  • Network to Work (NEW FOR 2014!)
  • Using LinkedIn for Your Work Search

See workshop details and schedule here!

Volunteer Fair

When: September 25, 2014 (9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
Where: Michele Pujol Room - SUB
Categories: External events
Contact: George Colussi - - 250-386-2269

volunteer victoria logoVolunteer Victoria welcomes the UVic community and the public to attend our annual volunteer recruitment fair.

Come find out about hundreds of volunteer opportunities from more than 50 non-profit agencies. Gain relevant experience, find your passion and give back to a cause or organization you're passionate about!

For more volunteering info, see Co-op and Career's volunteer resources.

This event is hosted by Volunteer Victoria.

Co-op Student for a Day

Co-op Student for a Day

When: Starting September 9, 2014
Where: Enter online or at Co-op and Career Info Day, Career Fair, or Volunteer Fair
Contact: Samantha Toms - - 250-472-5805

Tell us why you want to be a Co-op Student for a Day for your chance to experience first hand what it's like to be a co-op student and to see what co-op has to offer!

  • Sample co-op, the employer, and the work environment
  • Shadow employees
  • Tour the workplace
  • Network with team members
  • Witness the workplace environment and culture
  • Conduct informational interviews with employees and current co-op students
  • Learn tips of the workforce

Watch for contest updates on twitter with the hashtag: #coop4aday

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