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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!

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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: 10:00, Tuesday, Sep 9, 2014
Where: Enter online now 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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Employer information sessions

When: September 2014
Where: See session schedule for description
Contact: Chelsea Falconer -

Event details for: Students

Come check out our Employer Information Sessions. They will change every month, check back regularly to see who's coming in the future.

Deloitte Information Session | Wednesday, September 10 | 5:00 pm

Date: Wednesday, September 10

Time: 5:00 pm

Location: ECS 116

Interested in working in engineering consulting with an established consulting firm? Deloitte is currently searching for talented individuals with diverse backgrounds for co-op opportunities in Spring 2015.

Sometimes we work late.  But most of the time we have fun. Because what we have is an exciting, rewarding career.  We are challenged every day to become the very best we can be. Our people truly set us apart.

We work hand-in-hand with our clients to improve business performance, drive shareholder value, and create competitive advantage. We are committed to providing clients with end-to-end solutions to help position them ahead of the competition. We’re searching for talented individuals with diverse backgrounds that will surpass the expectations of our clients in our Human Capital, Strategy & Operations, and Technology practices across Canada

Please join the Deloitte team for an opportunity to learn more about Deloitte’s Consulting Practice and a chance to meet some of the firm’s leaders and practitioners.

Please note that this is not a CPA recruiting event.

TESLA Info Session - Monday, September 15

Monday, September 15
ECS 125

Tesla's goal is to produce a full range of electric cars, from sports cars to mass-market vehicles – relentlessly driving down the cost of electric vehicles.  Interested? Come find out more about co-op opportunities with Tesla.

This information session will also include a panel of UVIC Engineering students who have completed work terms at Tesla. Want to know how they were successful in applying for jobs and what it's like to work at Tesla?  Register for this info session!

Check out Tesla Motors Student Center on Facebook:

Palmer Chiropractic College – Sept 25, 2014

What can you do with your degree?

What can you do with your degree?

When: October 2014 and March 2015
Where: See schedule for locations
Categories: What can you do with your degree sessions
Contact: Chelsea Falconer -

Wondering how to make the leap from university to a rewarding career? Sign up for a “What can you do with your degree?” session to:

  • 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


Online career programs

When: Fall session – Sept to Dec 2014
Where: Online
Contact: - 250-721-8421

Register now for Fall 2014 sessions!

Sign up for one of our tailored 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.

Career panel and mock interview event for Indigenous students

Career panel and mock interview event for Indigenous students

When: October 9, 2014 (11 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
Where: First Peoples House – Ceremonial Hall
Contact: Lalita Morrison -

Event schedule


Curious about career options? Attend this event to:

  • learn about career and co-op opportunities available to Indigenous students
  • network with company representatives and ask questions
  • meet the Indigenous co-op officer and discover resources offered by Co-op and Career

No registration required. There will be an opportunity for mingling after the presentation, so come prepared with your career questions!

BREAK FOR LUNCH: noon – 1:30 p.m.

Employers only. See you back for 1:30 p.m.!


Practice your interview skills in a realistic setting! Register for a 30-minute interview session, which includes a mock interview for a sample job followed by an employer feedback session. 

Registration required: Contact Lalita Morrison – | 250-472-4618

Startup Slam!

When: Saturday, Sept 20, 2014 (noon – 2:30 pm.)
Where: ECS 123
Contact: Tara Coulter -

Vic startups talk. Real code. Real technology.

On September 20, five ambitious startups are coming to you. Come join KANO/APPS, Kiind, Pretio Interactive, Sendwithus and TinyMob Games for tech talks in ECS 123!

Just want to meet the software engineers? During the talks, you can chat in the lobby with people who make interesting technologies happen in the real world.

Event details for: STUDENTS



Building a game for every platform—with HTML5

Presenters: Griffin Ledingham & Charlie Bodman

Join us as we discuss the future of HTML5 and what it means for cross-platform game development. Going over topics such as performance, market reach, and rapid deployment.



Practical Cryptography

Presenters: Peter Locke (CTO and Co-founder) and Graham Baradoy (Engineering Team Lead)

In this presentation, you'll get a brief introduction to real world cryptography and learn how Kiind uses encryption and digital signatures to both enhance the usefulness of our API keys and also protect our infrastructure from brute force attacks and non-malicious high load.


Pretio Interactive

Presentation TBA



20 Minutes to Launch

Watch us take a product from idea to launch in 20 minutes. We will be working with Python, MongoDB, Heroku and more.


TinyMob Games

Squeezing a Big Game into a Small Device

Presenters: Chris Hoefgen (CTA and Co-founder), Graham Davis (Game Developer), Ben Hesketh (Senior Gameplay Maker) and Tony Christney (Software Developer)

A case study of how TinyMob managed to squeeze Tiny Realms onto mobile devices while managing both technical debt and tight deadlines. We will go into some of the techniques used to optimize the game and the iterative approach necessary for a small team.

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