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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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UPCOMING AND CURRENT EVENTS

Upcoming and current events | Types of events for studentsEvent archives


What can you do with your degree? panel series

What can you do with your degree? panel series

When: March 9–12, 2015
Where: See schedule for locations
Categories: What can you do with your degree sessions
Contact: Chelsea Falconer -  mktgcoop@uvic.ca

Learn how you can make the leap from university to a rewarding career.

  • hear from industry experts about career options in specific industries—and how they broke into their sectors
  • learn about the current job market
  • get meaningful advice on your career plans
  • figure out your next steps after graduation

SEE THE SESSION SCHEDULE

Employer information sessions

When: February - March 2015
Where: See session schedule for description
Contact: Chelsea Falconer -  evcoop@uvic.ca

Event details for: Students

UVic students are in demand! Throughout the year, employer and grad school reps visit campus to host info sessions. They'll discuss career and learning opportunities at their organizations and answer your questions.

CRCC Asia | Monday, March 2

Time: 3:30 - 5:00 pm

Location: COR B135

China Internship Program

  • Enhance your resume with international experience
  • Gain insight into Chinese business culture
  • Intern at one of over 400 companies in a variety of sectors
  • Acquire in-depth work experience
  • Develop Mandarin language skills

More info: www.crccasia.com

Please visit the Learning in Motion Events Calendar to register for this info session.

Financial Designations (CFP, CFA) Speaker Panel | Wednesday, March 4

Time: 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Location: HHB 116

Target Audience: Students considering a financial career in investment or banking
Benefits to Attending: Connect with professionals and learn about possible careers in investment or banking.


Planning a finance career in  investment or banking?

The learning doesn't stop here!  Moving ahead in a career in the investment or the banking field means obtaining further designations and/or certifications.  The representatives from these different organizations will explain what's involved, why these designations are valuable and how they can help make a difference in your career.  Come with your questions.  The session will be informal and offer the opportunity to listen to short presentations from each group as well as chat individually with the different representatives.

Speakers Attending:

  • Stephanie Dean, CFP, FCSI, RBC Dominion Securities  (Certified Financial Planner)
  • Vasuhi Collins, CFP, CIM, Associate Advisor and Financial Planner, W. Fitterer & Associates, RBC Wealth Management, RBC Dominion Securities
  • Jordie Hutchinson, CFA, Assistant Portfolio Manager, bcIMC

Please sign up on the FPSC portal at https://online.fpsc.ca/fpsc-candidate-profile, where you will have access to helprul resources including their job board, and more information about navigating the CFP path to certification.

Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) | Thursday, March 5

Time: 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Location: ECS 104

TARGET:  ENGR (Comp./Elec./SW/Mech.), CSc/Math,, Business, Poli. Sci., Social Sci., (Masters) Int'l. Rel'ns./Affairs

The Canadian Security Intelligence Service is at the forefront of Canada's national security establishment, employing some of the country's most capable men and women. With careers over 100 specializations ranging from analysts, intelligence officers and IT specialists, CSIS provides an opportunity like no other.

Our role is to investigate key threats, analyze information and produce intelligence used to advise the Government of Canada to protect our country and our citizens. CSIS focuses on threats such as terrorism, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, espionage, foreign interference and cyber-tampering affecting critical infrastructure.

The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) is seeking dynamic and motivated Co-op students and Interns enrolled in the following fields: Administration/Commerce*; Computer Science; Engineering; Finance/Accounting*; Geographic Information Systems; Human Resources*; Information Technology; Information Management; Mathematics; Marketing*; Political Science; Social Sciences; (Masters) International Relations/Affairs. (Note: * indicates must be proficient in both official languages.)

To view student opportunities, please visit https://www.csiscareers.ca/en/student-employment 

Please visit the Learning in Motion Events Calendar to register for this info session.

Ring Partner | Wednesday, March 18

Time: 4:30 - 6:00 pm

Location: DSB C130

RingPartner is an industry leading pay per call marketing company that provides unparalleled levels of service to their advertising partners. The RingPartner Team is experienced in lead generation, performance marketing and pay per call. Join members of the RingPartner team and learn about what it's like to work at the company, and why it's a great place for creative, hard-working and entrepreneurial-minded people.

More info: www.ringpartner.com

Please visit the Learning in Motion Events Calendar to register for this info session.

Pathways to Success for graduate students

Pathways to Success for graduate students

When: October 2014 to April 2015
Where: See schedule for locations
Contact: Co-op and Career -  commcoop@uvic.ca - (250) 853-3172

Career and professional development for graduate students

What lies beyond graduate school for you? Explore future career paths at these free sessions offered through April 2015.

  • Learn how to transition from grad school to a career
  • Discover current labour market info for academic and non-academic careers
  • Hear from panels and speakers on landing an academic job or carving out a career outside academia
  • ... and more!

SEE WORKSHOPS

Horizons and Navigator (online spring session)

When: Spring 2015 session
Where: Online
Contact: careers@uvic.ca - 250-721-8421

Spring session: sign up now!

Sign up for one of our tailored online career programs to:

  • explore career pathways
  • plan your next steps
  • strengthen your skills for finding career-related work
  • build relationships with professional contacts

We offer two programs that are free to UVic students and alumni. These programs are online and self-paced, so you can start anytime.

Horizons ProgramHorizons Program:
for students and alumni who are exploring their career options.

Navigator ProgramNavigator Program:
for students and alumni who are looking for career-related work.

Résumania!

Résumania!

When: Tues, Jan 13 and Tues, Mar 17 | 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 one of our Résumania booths with a copy of your résumé and get expert feedback! You’ll spend 5-10 minutes reviewing your résumé with a career educator.

What to bring: Bring a copy of your résumé (or two). It will also help to have a goal in mind—what do you want to accomplish with this résumé? What type of job are you applying to?

If you need more help, you can drop by Co-op and Career for a longer session—see the drop-in schedule or make an appointment. Don't forget to check out our tool kit for online résumé resources, too!

Career workshops (ongoing)

Career workshops (ongoing)

When: Ongoing – Sept 2014 to June 2015
Where: McPherson Library (see schedule for room number)
Contact: careers@uvic.ca - 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 
  • Using LinkedIn for Your Work Search

See workshop details and schedule here!

2015 UVic and Camosun Business Career Fair

2015 UVic and Camosun Business Career Fair

When: Thursday, May 28, 2015 (11 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
Where: David Strong Building Lobby
Contact: Melissa Hamer -  bccc@uvic.ca - 250-472-4441

A variety of employers will be on campus for the 2015 UVic and Camosun Business Career Fair to connect with students and alumni and showcase their organizations.
This is a great networking event—come prepared to make connections!

Event details for: INFORMATION FOR EXHIBITORS | INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS |

Exhibitor registration

Thank you for your interest in the 2015 UVic and Camosun Business Career Fair!

If you are unable to pay by credit card, please contact Melissa Hamer at bccc@uvic.ca or 250-472-4441 for information on alternative payment methods.

Applications are being accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. You'll receive a confirmation email once we've reviewed your request.

Exhibitor benefits

As an employer, you need motivated and skilled employees to help your business thrive.

The UVic and Camosun Business Career Fair will give you the opportunity to:

  • showcase your organization on campus
  • meet co-op and graduating students from the UVic Gustavson School of Business and Camosun College
  • connect with students from other UVic and Camosun 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 event webpage 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 (3 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 event webpage 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 and parking

Arrival and set-up

You may set up in the on the morning of Thursday, May 28 between 9 and 10:30 a.m. Upon arrival, please pick up your registration package from the David Strong Building Lobby.

Please ensure your booth is assembled by 11 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.

Parking

Exhibitor registration includes up to two general parking passes. If you have requested parking passes, you will receive them by mail before the Fair. We recommend parking your vehicle in Parking Lot 4, which is nearest the David Strong Building.

Maps

Getting to campus

UVic campus map

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).

About the fair

Searching for a way to connect with employers in business? At the UVic and Camosun Business Career Fair, 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

Who's coming

The following exhibitors attended last year's fair. Check back soon for a list of 2015 exhibitors!

bcassessmentlogo coast capital insurance logo
Go2Mobi logo rbc logo
royal lepage logo united rentals logo
ice revenuewire

ig

abebooks

vv

SSK Logo

Canada Revenue Agency

Scotiabank

functionfox

aiesec

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.

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.

Sample 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?

Shift Into Summer: Online Summer Job Expo

When: March 20 – May 4, 2015
Where: Online
Contact: evcoop@uvic.ca

shift into summer

COMING SOON: Shift Into Summer starts on March 20!


Thinking about your summer job prospects? This online job expo can help you kick your work search into higher gear. 

  • Learn how to best prepare for your work search 
  • Find out where to look for work
  • Browse featured summer job employers and postings

Check in weekly from March 20 to May 4 for new featured job postings !

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