Events for employers and recruiters

mock interview clinic
We offer many events throughout the year to help you connect with UVic students and graduates.

We can help you find your next great hire from UVic! Attend a career fair, host an information session, participate as a mock interviewer and more.

Connect through our career fairs

We host two major career fairs each year. We hope to see you there! We are in the process of moving to virtual fairs for the 2020-2021 academic year.

West Coast Virtual Fairs: Jobs and Volunteer Expo

Tap into the talent from three world-class universities on the west coast at this popular event. This spring, the University of Victoria, University of British Columbia, and Simon Fraser University have joined forces to offer a virtual fair unlike any other.

March 2-3 Virtual.

Hi-Tech Co-op and Career Fair

Meet 1,000+ engineering and computer science students.

Cancelled for February 2021. Hoping to return in February 2022.

Our fairs (both in-person and virtual) are full-day events. As an exhibitor, you'll meet interested students, answer questions and share promotional material. If you're interested in increased visibility for your organization, sponsorship options are also available.

Host a session or attend networking events

Host an employer or grad school info session

When: Throughout the year, upon request

Note: Due to COVID-19, our info session will be virtual for the 2020-2021 academic year.

We offer information session for employers and graduate/professional schools upon request. At your session, you can discuss your organization, meet with students, answer questions, share opportunities and raise your brand profile at UVic. We normally host several sessions per month.

What's included

This year, as part of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we're offering recruiters a number of ways to host virtual sessions. You can choose to organize a full service or self-serve session, and you also now have the option to open your session up to UVic, UBC, and SFU students/alumni for an additional cost. See below for more details.

SERVICES INCLUDED COST
OPTION 1: FULL SERVICE

 

  • Video conferencing platform
  • Technical support & training
  • Registration tracking
  • Comprehensive marketing



$300 + GST
OPTION 2: SELF-SERVICE
  • Comprehensive marketing
  • Registration tracking (optional)
$100 + GST
OPTION 3: SELF-SERVICE PLUS ADD-ON
  • Additional promotions at UBC and/or SFU
  • Comprehensive marketing
  • Registration tracking (optional)
$100 + GST for either SFU or UBC; $200 + GST for both

Promoting your session

We can help with promoting your session on our online events calendar, website and social media channels.  Other promotions are up to you, but we suggest promoting on social media and/or connecting in advance with UVic student clubs or course unions that may be interested in your session.

How to book a session

If you are interested in booking an information session, please email  

Please note that while we love to give our students as many opportunities to connect with potential employers and grad schools as possible, submitting a request for a session does not guarantee that we will be able to book your event. Once we receive your request, we will assess whether your session is a good fit given our current capacity and get back to you as soon as possible!

Take part in a career panel

When: October and March each year

We host "What can you do with your degree?" industry panels in the fall and spring to help UVic students and alumni learn about career opportunities in a variety of sectors. This series is one of our most popular events!

Sharing your own career story as a panelist helps to support students as they explore career options—and it's a great way to share information about prospects at your organization.

Please contact UVicCoopCareerEvents@uvic.ca to volunteer as a panelist. This panels will take place virtually during the 2020-2021 academic year.

Participate as an interviewer in a mock interview clinic

When: We run several throughout the year; time varies by program

Our students participate in mock interviews on campus to gain realistic interview experience and help them to better articulate their competencies to employers.

We’re often looking for employers from a wide range of sectors to volunteer for these sessions; it’s a fantastic way to connect with UVic and share valuable feedback with our students. Some mock-interviewers have been so impressed with a student, they've made a job offer on the spot!

If you’re interested in volunteering as a mock interviewer, please contact megt@uvic.ca.

Are you interested in reaching education/teaching students? The Education Student Assocation (EdSa) runs an annual teacher education career fair in November. Learn more or contact uvicedsa@gmail.com.

Contact our events coordinator

Interested in an event? Please contact UVicCoopCareerEvents@uvic.ca or 250-721-8840.