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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

UVic and Camosun Business Career Fair

UVic and Camosun Business Career Fair

When: Thurs, 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!

Twitter: #UVicCamBizFair | @UVicBusiCoop | @CamosunEDUatWRK

Thanks to our deluxe exhibitors for their support:

bc-assessment   go2mobi   revenuewire

Event details for: STUDENTS | EXHIBITORS |

Who's coming

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

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

Sample questions to ask employers

  • How does one enter this field? How did you enter it? What are typical entry-level jobs?
  • What skills are important for this work?
  • What are the most relevant majors for this work?
  • What are the prospects for this work in Victoria? What are the prospects elsewhere?
  • What are the education/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 are the biggest challenges?

Exhibitor registration

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

Exhibitor spaces are now sold out.

We look forward to seeing you at the fair!

Please contact Melissa Hamer (bccc@uvic.ca or 250-472-4441) if you have any questions or would like to join the waiting list.

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

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

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).

Gear Up to Graduate!

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

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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

Mini Hi-Tech Co-op and Career Fair

Mini Hi-Tech Co-op and Career Fair

When: Tues, May 26, 2015 | 4-6 p.m.
Where: Engineering and Computer Science building, room 660
Contact: Tara Coulter -  taracoul@uvic.ca - 250-472-5803

Looking to connect with a few employers in the local hi-tech industry?

Stop by our Mini Hi-Tech Co-op and Career Fair to:

  • Network with professionals
  • Find out what they do
  • Learn what competencies employers look for when hiring

#uvicminihitech

Event details for: Students

Employers attending

Check back soon to see our 2015 employers!

In 2014, these employers attended:

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Great Pacific Logo

Herold Engineering Logo

Patriot Electric Logo

Go2mobi logo

Wider Funnel Logo

Maximum Prototyping Logo

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