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  • improve your job search skills
  • learn about potential careers

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Gear up to graduate: support for graduating students

When: January 15 - June 30, 2014
Where: Online
Categories: Fairs

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Graduation is just around the corner - but don't panic! We've got everything you need to kick your career exploration and work search into high gear. 

  • Match your interests and degree with meaningful career options
  • Learn how to best prepare for your work search 
  • Find out where to look for work
  • Browse featured work opportunities

Check in daily between January 15 and June 30 for workshop info, resources, job postings and more!

http://uvic.ca/coopandcareer/gearuptograduate

Business Co-op and Career Fair

Business Co-op and Career Fair

When: Thursday, May 29, 2014 | 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: David Strong Building lobby
Categories: Fairs
Contact: bccc@uvic.ca - 250-472-4441

A variety of employers will be on campus for this event to connect with students and alumni and showcase their organizations. This is a great networking event—come prepared to make connections.

Event details for: Exhibitors | Students |

Register

Thank you for your interest in the Business Career Fair. To register, please email Amanda Goddard or call 250-472-4441.

Why exhibit?

As employers, you need to find motivated and skilled employees to make your business thrive. The Business Co-op and Career Fair will give you the opportunity to:

  • showcase your organization
  • meet co-op and graduating students from the Gustavson School of Business
  • connect with students from other UVic faculties and local post-secondary institutions

Exhibitor package options

Basic exhibitor package: $300 plus taxes (12 spots available)

  • 2' x 4'  draped table with seating. Online promotion on the 2014 Co-op and Career Fair website and a link to your organization’s website
  • Complimentary electricity hook-up, internet access (you must bring a computer or laptop with a wireless network adapter and make sure your computer has all the software you’ll need at the event; on the day of the event, our technician may ask for your passwords to re-configure the TCP/IP settings on your computer)
  • Coffee, tea, and water available throughout the day
  • Breakfast pastries and a light lunch will be available
  • Up to two complimentary parking passes
  • Assistance with setting up and dismantling your display
  • Assistance with arranging interviews and posting jobs on our co-op or career boards, as required

Deluxe exhibitor package: $400 plus taxes (2 available)

  • Prime display location inside main entry doors of the lobby
  • 10’ wide display space with back draping and 2’ x 6’ draped table with seating. Online promotion on the 2014 Co-op and Career Fair website and a link to your organization’s website
  • Complimentary electricity hook-up, internet access (you must bring a computer or laptop with a wireless network adapter and make sure your computer has all the software you’ll need at the event; on the day of the event, our technician may ask for your passwords to re-configure the TCP/IP settings on your computer)
  • Coffee, tea, and water available throughout the day
  • Morning pastries and a light lunch will be available
  • Up to two complimentary parking passes
  • Assistance with setting up and dismantling your display
  • Assistance with arranging interviews and posting jobs on our co-op or career boards, as required

Sponsorship option

Consider becoming our career fair sponsor. You’ll receive highly visible exposure on campus before, during and after the career fair and demonstrate your commitment to our students and programs.

Sponsor exhibitor package: $500 plus taxes (1 available)

  • Prime display location, first booth inside main entry doors of the lobby
  • Opportunity to host an Info Session after 4pm on May 29
  • 10’ wide display space with back draping and 2’ x 6’ draped table with seating. Online promotion on the 2014 Co-op and Career Fair website and a link to your organization’s website
  • Complimentary electricity hook-up, internet access (you must bring a computer or laptop with a wireless network adapter and make sure your computer has all the software you’ll need at the event; on the day of the event, our technician may ask for your passwords to re-configure the TCP/IP settings on your computer)
  • Coffee, tea, and water available throughout the day
  • Morning pastries and a light lunch will be available
  • Up to two complimentary parking passes
  • Assistance with setting up and dismantling your display
  • Assistance with arranging interviews and posting jobs on our co-op or career boards, as required

Event day set-up

Please ensure your booth is assembled by 10 a.m. and is not disassembled until 3 p.m. Volunteers will be available to assist you throughout the day and help with set-up and dismantling of your booth.

You may set up the morning of May 29 between 8 and 9:30 a.m.  Two parking passes will be provided for exhibitors.

Parking

Registration includes two general parking passes. If you have requested parking passes, you will receive them upon checking in at the lobby of the David Strong Building.

Getting to campus

UVic is located in Victoria, British Columbia, on Vancouver Island. Depending on where you’re starting, there are different ways to get to campus. You can pick up your registration package along with your parking pass from the David Strong Building Lobby and we’ll direct you to parking from there. **include map pdf of campus

Driving from Vancouver?

Take the Swartz Bay ferry from Tsawwassen ferry terminal. The sailing takes 1 hr 35 minutes, plus 15 minutes offloading time. As you exit the ferry, you will be on the Patricia Bay Highway #17 south.

After approximately 25 minutes, take the McKenzie Avenue exit. Turn left onto McKenzie Avenue and continue for 7 km. Turn right onto McGill Road, at the main UVic entrance, just in front of Centennial Stadium.  Park in Parking Lot #4 (first lot on your left off of McGill Road).

Coming from Victoria International Airport

Victoria International Airport is located off Highway 17, about 30-40 minutes north of the university. When driving from the airport, follow the signs to Victoria; they will lead you south onto Highway 17.

After approximately 25 minutes on Highway 17, take the McKenzie Avenue exit. Turn left onto McKenzie Avenue and continue for 7 km. Turn right onto McGill Road, at the main UVic entrance, just in front of Centennial Stadium. Park in Parking Lot #4 (first lot on your left off of McGill Road).

Why should you attend?

Searching for a way to connect with employers in business? On Thursday, May 29, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., you can connect with representatives from a wide range of companies all in one place. Visit employers' booths to learn what they're looking for and put your networking skills to work.

It's never too early to think about your next steps. With so many employers all in one place, this is your chance to ask questions about upcoming opportunities and areas of development. By talking to representatives, you will:

  • learn what companies are looking for
  • compare job opportunities to help you figure out your next step
  • get to ask questions about everything from job benefits to companies' work cultures
  • network with professionals in your future field

Which companies are coming?

BC Assessment Coast Capital logo
Go2Mobi logo RBC
Royal LePage United Rentals

Prepare for the fair

It’s a good idea to give some thought to what you hope to accomplish at the fair. Identify the companies you want to connect with and do some research in advance. Here are a few quick tips.

Before the fair

Are you prepared for the Business Co-op and Career Fair? Here are some tips:

During the fair

  • Introduce yourself, offer a handshake and ask your questions
  • Allow time for the employer to respond and listen
  • Take notes
  • Ask the employer for a business card
  • Ask if you can call the employer to follow up
  • Find out if the employer plans to hire in the future
  • Thank everyone you speak with
  • Record the information you collect for future reference, especially the names, positions and contact information of the people you meet at the fair

After the fair

  • Send a thank you note to those you met at the fair
  • If there were immediate or future employment opportunities with a company, send your résumé and cover letter and make reference to meeting at the fair

How to introduce yourself

An effective introduction includes your name and some information about yourself. Here is a sample introduction:

'Good morning. My name is [your name] (Pause for handshake). I am working on [your degree name] and I am looking for information about work in the area of [your area of interest]. I read on your website that you have internships for new graduates interested in this area. I would be interested in applying for one of those internships.'

At this point you and the recruiter will have a brief conversation during which you could ask some questions about the internship or the organization. You will find out more about the application process, and possibly leave your résumé with the recruiter.

Questions to ask employers

  • How does one enter this field? How did you enter it? What are typical entry-level titles and functions?
  • What skills (aptitudes, interests, and personal characteristics) are important for this work?
  • What is (are) the most relevant major(s) for this work?
  • What are the prospects for this work in Victoria? What are the prospects elsewhere?
  • What are the educational/training requirements?
  • Do you have any advice for someone who is interested in working in the field?
  • Do you know of anyone else I should be contacting to learn more about this work?
  • Can you suggest materials I should read to learn more about it?
  • Do you hire students for the summer (or co-op work terms)?
  • When and how do you advertise those positions?
  • Could you suggest any volunteer work that might help me get some experience in this area?
  • What kinds of positions will you be recruiting for and from which academic backgrounds?
  • How important is having related summer work?
  • Would I need more than an undergraduate degree for employment or advancement?
  • What is the culture of your workplace?
  • How is the company responding to (a current event)?
  • What do you like most about your work? What, if anything, do you not like?

Co-op and Career Fair

Co-op and Career Fair

When: Tuesday, September 23 and Wednesday, September 24, 2014 (10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
Where: Michele Pujol Room, Student Union Building
Categories: Fairs
Contact: evcoop@uvic.ca - 250-721-8840

What is the Co-op and Career Fair?

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 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, meeting dozens of recruiting employers.

Exhibitors: Registration for the Co-op and Career Fair will open in May 2014. Please refer back to this page for more details. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please email evcoop@uvic.ca


Who is coming?

Social Media contest

 

Co-op and Career Fair sponsors

Event details for: Students and alumni | Exhibitors |

Why attend?

The Co-op and Career Fair is the perfect place to:
  • visit employers’ booths to learn what different companies are looking for
  • explore possible career paths by chatting with professionals from various industries
  • discover career, co-op and volunteer opportunities
  • make professional contacts in your field of interest

Which companies are attending?

Here is the list of Exhibitors attending the 2013 - there are different exhibitors attending each day of the fair, so be sure to stop by on both days!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

American University of Antigua - Medicine
Baker Hughes, Inc.
BC Assessment
BC Hydro
Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine
Canadian Natural
Capital Regional District
Chartered Professional Accountants
College Pro Painters
Concordia University
CSIS
Department of National Defence - Civilian Human Resources
Freedom 55 Financial
GlobalLinks Abroad: Study in Australia, New Zealand or the UK
Gustavson School of Business - University of Victoria
ISM Canada - An IBM Company
Insurance Institute - Career Connections
Investors Group
JET Programme
Lattitude Global Volunteering
McGregor Construction
Microsoft
RBC
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Schneider Electric
Scotiabank
Supply Chain Management
Teck
Thompson Rivers University - MBA
University of Toronto - Master in Management and Professional Accounting
University First Class Painters
University of British Columbia - Sauder School of Business - Diploma in Accounting
University of Calgary - School of Public Policy
University of Victoria - Graduate Studies
University of Victoria - Human Resources
University of Western States
VIATeC
Victoria Police Department
Work BC
WorkSafeBC


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Administrators of Volunteer Resources BC
Aga Khan University

AIESEC Victoria
Brock University
Canadian College of the Naturopathic Medicine
Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
Capital Regional District
Chartered Professional Accountants
College Pro Painters
Centre for Digital Media
FAST Entreprises, LLC
Graham
Hult International School of Business
ISM Canada - An IBM Company
International Pacific Halibut Commission
Investors Group
IMV
Life Chiropractic College West
Lighthouse Labs
McGregor Construction
McMaster University - Degroote School of Business
Microsoft
PepsiCo
Peter Kiewit Infrastructure
Public Outreach
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Samsung
Stantec Consulting
University of British Columbia - Sauder School of Business
University of Medicine and Health Sciences
University of Victoria - Graduate Studies
University of Victoria - Education Psychology and Leadership Studies
University of Victoria - Health Information Science
Victoria Police Department
Work BC
Xavier University School of Medicine
YMCA Summer Work Exchange
Yukon Government

Prepare for the fair

Before the fair

  • Give some thought to what you hope to accomplish at the fair
  • Identify the companies you want to connect with and research them in advance
  • Prepare a list of questions you want to ask exhibitors (see "Sample questions" section on this page)
  • Print some résumés and prepare any other material you want to bring along (business cards, examples of your work, etc)

During the fair

  • Wait your turn in line
  • Introduce yourself, offer a handshake and ask your questions
  • Allow time for the employer to respond and listen
  • Take notes
  • Ask the employer for a business card
  • Ask if you can call the employer to follow up
  • Find out if the employer plans to hire in the future
  • Thank everyone you speak with
  • Record the information you collect for future reference, especially the names, positions and contact information of the people you meet at the fair

After the fair

  • Send a thank you note to those you met at the fair
  • If there appeared to be immediate or future employment opportunities with a company, send your résumé and cover letter and make reference to meeting at the fair

Sample questions to ask employers

  • How does one enter this field? How did you enter it? What are typical entry-level jobs like?
  • What skills (aptitudes, interests, and personal characteristics) are important for this work?
  • What is (are) the most relevant major(s) for this work?
  • What are the educational/training requirements?
  • Are there any specific courses you recommend that I take?
  • Would I need more than an undergraduate degree for employment or advancement?
  • What are the prospects for this work in Victoria? What are the prospects elsewhere?
  • What kinds of positions will you be recruiting for and from which academic backgrounds?
  • Do you hire students for the summer (or co-op work terms)?
  • When and how do you advertise your available positions?
  • Do you have any advice for someone who is interested in working in the field?
  • Can you suggest materials I should read to learn more about it?
  • How important is having related experience?
  • Could you suggest any volunteer work that might help me gain experience in this area?
  • What is the culture like at your workplace?
  • What do you like most about your work? What, if anything, do you not like?

How to introduce yourself

An effective introduction includes your name and some information about yourself. Here is a sample introduction:

'Good morning. My name is [name] (pause for handshake). I am working on [degree] and I am looking for information about work in the area of [your area of interest]. I read on your website that you have internships for new graduates interested in this area. I would be interested in applying for one of those internships.'

At this point you and the recruiter will have a brief conversation, during which you can ask some questions about the internship or the organization. You will find out more about the application process, and possibly leave your résumé with the recruiter.

Register

Registration for the 2014 Co-op and Career Fair will open in May 2014. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please email evcoop@uvic.ca

Exhibitor Packages

Standard Exhibitor Package    Non-Profit Package     Graduate and Professional Schools Package* 
 One-day   $650 plus taxes  $350 plus taxes

 $350 plus taxes

 Two-day $1,000 plus taxes  $600 plus taxes * Graduate and Professional Schools have the option of attending the fair
on EITHER Tuesday, Sept 23rd OR Wednesday, Sept 24th, 2014

Exhibitor packages include:
  • 8’ x 8’ draped trade show booth, 2’ x 5’ table and two chairs
  • Online promotion on the fair website and a link to your organization’s website
  • A job posting on the Co-op and Career website
  • Complimentary electricity hook-up, bulletin boards by request and internet access
  • Coffee, tea and water available throughout the day
  • Breakfast and lunch for up to two people
  • Up to two complimentary parking passes or two complimentary bus passes
  • Assistance with setting up and taking down your booth
  • Assistance with arranging interviews as required

Sponsorship

Consider becoming a career fair sponsor—you’ll receive highly visible exposure on campus before, during and after the career fair and demonstrate your commitment to our students and our programs.

Platinum: $2,500

  • Participation in the UVic Co-op and Career Fair (September 23 and 24, 2014). This includes registration of a 2-day exhibitor booth ($1000 value)
  • Choice of booth location and complimentary booth decorations
  • Company logo featured on fair website, promotional material and floor plan
  • Corporate banner displayed inside career fair venue (supplied by sponsor)
  • Priority of time slot to host an information session during the week of the fair
  • Highlight of company during social media campaign to promote the fair
  • Spotlight on company in student email mailout (audience and 1, 000 + students)

Gold: $2,000

  • Participation in the UVic Co-op and Career Fair (September 23 and 24, 2014). This includes registration of a 2-day exhibitor booth ($1000 value)
  • Choice of booth location
  • Company logo featured on fair website, promotional material and floor plan
  • Corporate banner displayed inside career fair venue (supplied by sponsor)

Silver: $1,500

  • Participation in the UVic Co-op and Career Fair (EITHER September 23 OR 24, 2014), including registration of a 1-day exhibitor booth ($650 value)
  • Company logo featured on fair website, promotional material and floor plan
  • Corporate banner displayed inside career fair venue (supplied by sponsor)

Shipping your material before the event

If you would like to arrange to have your materials shipped before the event, please contact the Marketing and Events Coordinator at 250-721-8840 or at evcoop@uvic.ca

Company display materials may be sent to Co-op and Career no sooner than Friday, September 27, 2012. If you wish to have your materials returned after the fair, please label them and include a completed waybill. You are responsible for making arrangements with the courier of your choice for pick-up after the event at this same address. 

Courier Address:
ATTN: Amy Machin
RE: Co-op and Career Fair
 

Co-operative Education Program and Career Services
Business and Economics Building
Room 410
University of Victoria
3800 Finnerty Road (Ring Road)
Victoria, BC
V8P5C2
Canada

Event day logistics (parking and set-up)

Please ensure your booth is assembled by 10 a.m. and is only disassembled after 3:30 p.m. Volunteers will be available to assist you throughout the day and help with set-up and dismantling of your booth.

You may set up the morning of between 8 and 9:30 a.m. Please unload your displays in one of the two loading zones located just outside the Student Union Building before parking your vehicle. Booths not occupied by 9:30 a.m. may be reassigned if needed.

If you have requested a parking pass, you will receive it once you have checked in and picked up your registration package and will be directed to the career fair parking lot.

How to make the most of the fair

How can you make the most out of your time at the fair? We’ve put together some tips:

  • Make sure your company or organization name and logo are clearly visible.
  • Be clear about whom you wish to recruit.
  • Have enough staff at your booth to be able to answer questions and receive résumés.
  • Be available. Turn off cell phones, PDAs, Blackberries and other devices while at your booth. Students are unlikely to approach you if you look busy.
  • Make eye contact and smile. Students are more likely to approach if they feel welcomed.
  • Acknowledge students who are waiting to approach your booth.
  • Staff your booth with interested, pleasant, professional representatives. This is more important than fancy or complex displays.
  • If you bring swag or giveaways, make sure it is something that students will use (bringing giveaways is not mandatory).
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