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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.

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.

Google | Thursday, March 19

Time: 5 - 7 p.m.
Location: ECS 125
Target: All CSc and SEng students, but anyone with an interest in software development is welcome!

Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it accessible and useful. It's an enormous goal to accomplish and we need great people to help us achieve it. We invite you to come learn about Google and meet some of our Googlers at this exciting event!

Want to stop by and chat?  We'll also have a table set-up in the ELW Lobby from 12 p.m.-2:15 p.m. on Thurs., March 19th. We look forward to seeing you there!

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

Investors Group | Friday, March 20

Time: 12 - 1 p.m.

Location: Investors Group Downtown Office, 600-737 Yates St.

We are currently hiring for the role of financial advisor.

If you are considering a new path working with a growing company, we have much to talk about.
Contact us about becoming an Investors Group financial advisor. Find out why Investors Group has been rated the #1 Full Service Dealer in the financial planning industry for six consecutive years*, and how we can help bring you personal and professional rewards far beyond those associated with a traditional job.

Join us on Friday, March 20th for a one hour information session to see if this opportunity is right for you.

Seating is limited, so register early to book your spot.

Refreshments will be provided

RSVP: JEN

For more information visit: www.investorsgroup.com

Teradici | Monday, March 23

Time: 4 - 6 p.m.
Location: ECS 660
Target: ENGR (Computer/Electrical/Software) and CSc/Math students, Undergraduate and Graduate

Teracidi is the technology leader for creating virtual workspaces and powers the spectrum of local, remote, mobile and collaborative workstyles, fundamentally simplifying how computing is provisioned, managed and used throughout virtual and cloud environments.


Teradici PColP technology is deployed end-to-end in virtual and cloud environments, in zero clients, hardware accelerators, standalone workstations and mobile devices. Simple, green, and cost-effective, PColP technology delivers a secure, high-definition computing experience.

Why work for us?
Working both individually and as part of a team, you can expect exciting challenges while contributing to the organization that is the leader in powering cloud-delivered workspaces.

What should you expect to learn from the session?
You can expect to learn more about Teradici and its products from the perspective of two engineering professionals. This will also be an opportunity for you to ask questions about what it's like to work in a high-tech company.

What co-op and career opportunities do we have?
As an engineering co-op, you will have the opportunity to be part of a scrum team and work on exciting and valuable projects! Currently, we have hired co-ops across various engineering departments with the possibility for extension and/or permanent career positions.

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

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 three types of workshops for students throughout the week in the McPherson Library:

  • Résumé Lab
  • Ace Your Interviews
  • Using LinkedIn for Your Work Search

Workshop details and schedule

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?

Gear Up to Graduate 2015

When: March – May 2015
Where: Online campaign
Contact: vstofer@uvic.ca

gear up to graduate logo

Graduating in June? Make sure you're ready to launch! Check out our career resources for graduating students.

GEAR UP TO GRADUATE

And remember, alumni are welcome to continue accessing UVic Career Services forever after graduation—whether you need some guidance a few weeks in or you're interested in a career change twenty years later (or beyond!).

Shift Into Summer: Online Summer Job Expo

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

Shift into summer

Shift Into Summer is on now!


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

Check in regularly until early May for new featured job postings!

Featured job postings   Job posting sites   Job search support

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