Work Experience and Career Fair

Work Experience and Career Fair

Tuesday, October 2 and Wednesday, October 3, 2018

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Michele Pujol Room, Student Union Building

Curious about where your degree can take you? Come talk with over 50 organizations to learn about work opportunities and possible careers. You can also connect with grad schools.

Stop by the Career Prep Corner across the hall for resources to make the most of the fair.

Register for the fair (in the LIM calendar under the 'events' tab) or stop by on the day.

Are you an employer looking to register for the fair? Check out our employer page.

If accessibility accommodations are needed for this event, please let us know at UVicCoopCareerEvents@uvic.ca as far in advance as possible.

We'd like to give a special thank you to our sponsors for their generous support!

Platinum sponsor

Gold sponsors

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Exhibitors Oct 2, 2018

We've included information about the types of positions that these exhibitors may be looking for, plus the academic disciplines they often hire from. If you don't see your program listed, don't worry. We encourage you to connect with the organization at the fair—they might have other opportunities available!

Note: UVic Co-op and Career does not endorse individual exhibitors - we encourage you to make connections according to your own career goals.

Teck - Platinum Sponsor

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Teck is a diversified resource company, focused on providing products that are essential to building a better quality of life for people around the globe.

Website: www.teck.com

Position types: Full-time, co-op, summer

Target student disciplines: Business, Engineering/Computer Science, Science

UBC Sauder School of Business, Diploma in Accounting - Gold Sponsor

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If you are in process of completing your undergraduate degree and aspire to become a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) but lack the prerequisites, UBC DAP bridges the gap and provides you the course credit and career support required to qualify for the CPA Professional Education Program (PEP). Widely respected and recognized by the business and accounting industry, UBC DAP can be completed in as few as 12 months or 24 months, giving you the flexibility to work full-time or part-time

Website: www.sauder.ubc.ca/dap

Position types: Graduate and professional programs

Target student disciplines: Business, Engineering/Computer Science, Fine Arts, Science, Social Sciences

Vancouver Police - Gold Sponsor

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The Vancouver Police Department is a diverse police force, reflecting the rich tapestry of the many communities and lifestyles that make up our city. We are one of the largest municipal police forces in Canada and we are recognized as an innovator in Canadian law enforcement. The VPD hired its first female police officer in 1912, and were the first agency in Canada to bring computer terminals into police cars. Today, as outlined in the VPD's 2017-2021 Strategic Plan, we are working towards the goal of making Vancouver the safest major city in Canada

Website: https://joinVPD.ca

Position types: Full-time, part-time

Target student disciplines: Human & Social Development, Humanities, Law, Social Sciences

AbeBooks Inc.

AbeBooks, an Amazon company, connects millions of buyers with booksellers from around the world. We provide a marketplace for hundreds of millions of items that includes everything from exquisite manuscripts and long lost books from your childhood, to postcards from Mohandas Gandhi and signed first editions of "A Farewell to Arms". 

Website: www.abebooks.com/

Position types: Co-op

Target student disciplines: Business, Engineering/Computer Science

Adler University

Adler University is one of the oldest freestanding professional schools of psychology in North America and has enjoyed international recognition for the expertise of its faculty and exceptional quality of its educational programs, publications and clinical services. In addition to our thesis based Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MAC) program and our Master of Counselling Psychology (MCP) non-thesis program, we have expanded our curriculum to include the following: Master of Arts in Organizational Psychology (MAOP) program, Master of Counselling Psychology: Art Therapy (MCP:AT), Master of Public Policy and Administration (MPPA) and Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD).

Website: www.adler.edu 

Position types: Graduate and Professional programs

Target student disciplines: Social Sciences

AIESEC

AIESEC is the largest non-profit organization in the word and is an entity that creates the leaders, change-makers and business-owners of tomorrow. Our local branch here in Victoria works with students to provide volunteer and paid international work placements for personal and professional development. AIESEC Victoria also works with the University of Victoria to enable students to receive funding and co-op placements through their work terms abroad. Additionally, our branch cooperates with companies in Victoria to bring international talent to work here in our city. All in all, these incoming and outgoing internships that create international opportunities for youth are facilitated by students at UVic, thereby giving our students the professional skills, global awareness and leadership development that has allowed them to define and pursue their future career paths

Website: http://aiesec.ca

 

Appraisal Institute of Canada - BC

The Appraisal Institute of CanadaBC (AIC-BC) is the provincial association of the Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC) within British Columbia and the Yukon. Established in 1973, AIC-BC represents approximately 1,000 members and delivers AIC's member programs and services within the region. AIC-BC's objective is to serve the profession and the public by implementing policies and programs to ensure the appraisal profession is advanced and the public is protected. 

Website: www.appraisal.bc.ca

Position types: Membership organization

Target student disciplines: Business

BC Assessment

BC Assessment develops and maintains real property assessments throughout British Columbia in addition to providing real property information.

Website: www.bcassessment.ca

Position types: Full-time

Target student disciplines: Business, Social Sciences

BC Hydro

BC Hydro is the largest electric utility in BC and one of North America?s leading providers of clean, renewable energy. Our company?s business activities focus on the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity.

At BC Hydro, we provide our employees with challenging roles, opportunities for advancement and a healthy work-life balance. Opportunities for students and graduates include Co-op roles, Engineers-in-Training, Trades and Apprenticeships and Technologist Trainee programs.

Check out what BC Hydro has to offer you today!

Website: www.bchydro.com

Position types: Full-time, co-op

Target student disciplines: Engineering/Computer Science

BC Public Service Agency

The BC Public Service is comprised of over 26,000 employees in more than 200 different job types working across 280 communities within the province to deliver services to more than four million British Columbians every day. The BC Public Service offers a range of careers and the opportunity to engage in rewarding, innovative work driven by purpose and responsibility to the citizens of British Columbia.

Website: www.gov.bc.ca/myhr/employment 

Position types: Full-time, co-op

Target student disciplines: Business, Education, Engineering/Computer Science, Fine Arts, Human & Social Development, Humanities, Medical Sciences, Law, Science, Social Sciences

BC Transit

BC Transit is a provincial crown corporation and coordinates the delivery of safe, reliable, cost-efficient and market-focused transit services in British Columbia outside of the Greater Vancouver region. Working in partnership with local governments and private companies, BC Transit provides direct services in fleet acquisition and management, contract administration, transit planning, marketing and financial services.

This position is based in Victoria which is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island. Victoria (regional population 330,000) is the capital of British Columbia and a community of choice for many, due to our temperate climate, natural beauty and diverse economic opportunities. Victoria is an international resort destination with a transportation network that includes airport, helicopter and seaplane services, buses, ferry and cruise ships.

Website: https://bctransit.com/

Position types: Co-op

Target student disciplines: Business, Engineering/Computer Science

Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine

We are Western Canada's only accredited school of naturopathic medicine, awarding the designation of Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND).

Website: https://binm.org

Position types: Graduate and Professional Programs

Target student disciplines: Human & Social Development, Medical Sciences, Science

Canadian Armed Forces

Experience unique adventures, stimulating challenges, rewarding friendships and the chance to see and shape the world while serving your country. The many career options in the Canadian Armed Forces will leave you uniquely positioned to excel at any job, no matter where your career path leads you

Website: www.forces.ca

Position types: Full-time, part-time

Target student disciplines: Business, Education, Engineering/Computer Science, Fine Arts, Human & Social Development, Humanities, Medical Sciences, Law, Science, Social Sciences

CPABC

Become a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and join the ranks of BC's top strategic and financial decision-makers. CPAs are valued for their financial expertise, strategic thinking, business insight, management skills, and leadership. Canadian CPAs are globally recognized as leaders in industry, commerce, finance, government, public practice, and other areas where accounting and financial management is required. CPAs advise multinational corporations, large and small businesses, not-for-profits, government agencies, and individuals.

Website: www.gocpabc.ca 

Position types: Professional Association

Target student disciplines: Business, Education, Engineering/Computer Science, Fine Arts, Human & Social Development, Humanities, Medical Sciences, Law, Science, Social Sciences

Ellis Don

 

EllisDon is a world-leading construction and building services company that completes in excess of $3.5 billion worth of contracts annually, in every market sector and across the globe. Over the last 65 years, we?ve grown from being a general contractor to a multi-faceted company that can deliver any aspect of a project.

Website: http://www.ellisdon.com/

Position types: Full-time, part-time, co-op, summer

Target student disciplines: Business, Engineering/Computer Science

Explore Program

Explore is a five-week intensive French-immersion program that is offered during the spring or summer for students with any skill level in French. Explore offers five weeks full of opportunities to make discoveries, meet new people, and exchange ideas in a stimulating setting for learning French as a second language.

Odyssey is a language assistant program, a paid and professional work experience that gives the opportunity to travel in Canada and work with students during a school year.

Website: www.myexplore.ca 

Position types: Full-time, Summer

Target student disciplines: Business, Education, Human & Social Development, Humanities, Social Sciences

Fortinet Technologies

Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) protects the most valuable assets of some of the largest enterprise, service provider and government organizations across the globe. The company's fast, secure and global cyber security solutions provide broad, high-performance protection against dynamic security threats while simplifying the IT infrastructure. They are strengthened by the industry's highest level of threat research, intelligence and analytics. Unlike pure-play network security providers, Fortinet can solve organizations' most important security challenges, whether in networked, application or mobile environments - be it virtualized/cloud or physical.

Website: https://fortinet.com 

Position types: Full-time

Target student disciplines: Engineering/Computer Science

Freedom 55 Financial

Website: www.freedom55financial.com

Position types: Full-time

Target student disciplines: Business, Humanities, Law, Social Sciences

ICBC

We're committed to our employees' experience. Besides a challenging, engaging workplace, we believe in giving back to our local communities, reducing our environmental footprint, and helping to put safer drivers on our roads.

Website: www.icbc.com

Position types: Full-time, Part-time

Target student disciplines: Business, Engineering/Computer Science, Law

Insurance Institute of Canada, Career Connections

The Insurance Institute is the national educational arm of the property and casualty insurance industry providing professional designation programs. The Institute?s Career Connections aims to heighten awareness of career opportunities in the property and casualty insurance industry. The industry offers a wide range of careers in adjusting, underwriting, risk management, marketing and sales. There are career opportunities for students of arts, sciences, and business programs who seek challenges, flexibility, and recognition.

Find your place in insurance: www.career-connections.info 

Position types: Full-time, part-time

Target student disciplines: Business, Education, Engineering/Computer Science, Fine Arts, Human & Social Development, Humanities, Medical Sciences, Law, Science, Social Sciences

Lattitude Canada

Lattitude Global Volunteering (formerly known as Gap Activity Projects) is an international youth development organization. Our mission is to educate and develop young people worldwide by providing inclusive opportunities for them to make a positive difference to the lives of others through a challenging and structured international volunteering experience in a culture and community different from their own.

Through global volunteering, we aim to give young people the opportunity to realise the world beyond their community and to truly engage with it. They are encouraged to develop awareness and responsibilities towards themselves and others, equipping them with vital life skills.

Website: www.lattitudecanada.org 

Position types: Co-op

Target student disciplines: Education, Fine Arts, Human & Social Development, Humanities, Medical Sciences, Law, Social Sciences

McGill University - Desautels Faculty of Management

 

Website:https://mcgill.ca/desautels/programs/mmf 

Position types: Graduate and professional programs

Target student disciplines: Business, Education, Engineering/Computer Science, Humanities, Science, Social Sciences

Meltwater

About Meltwater

Founded in Oslo in 2001 before moving our headquarters to San Francisco in 2006, Meltwater is the global leader in media intelligence, with over 1,350 employees globally and 25,000 clients. Our innovative products help businesses extract insights from billions of online conversations and articles - we call it Outside Insight.

Unique Culture

For over fifteen years, Meltwater has maintained a very unique culture, based on a foundation and belief in people and the potential they possess, regardless of experience. Like many entrepreneurially focused companies, Meltwater employees embody the work-hard, play-hard spirit. Whether you meet an employee from San Diego or Hong Kong, you will likely discover many similarities in terms of their achievements, focus and superior communication skills.

Our office spaces are collaborative, open working environments in which team work, learning and fun are the day-to-day norms. Each office consists of a number of small teams, ensuring that all of our employees have easy and frequent exposure to their managers and can quickly learn from those around them.

Equal Opportunity

Meltwater is firmly committed to affording equal employment opportunities to all candidates and employees alike without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, marital status disability, veteran status and we treat each individual with respect and dignity.

The 'EEO is the Law' poster is available at: http://bit.ly/2KBm9Ei

And 'EEO is the Law Supplement' poster is available at: http://bit.ly/2Kmxnxd

On-Line Accessibility Directive: If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact us at hr.americas@meltwater.com for assistance.

Website: www.meltwater.com 

Position types: Full-time

Target student disciplines: Business, Education, Engineering/Computer Science, Fine Arts, Human & Social Development, Humanities, Medical Sciences, Law, Science, Social Sciences

Metro Vancouver

Metro Vancouver has a vision to achieve the highest quality of life, embracing environmental sustainability, cultural vitality and economic prosperity. Every day, 1,500+ employees at Metro Vancouver take care of the nearly 2.5 million people we serve in one of Canada's most desirable regions. Together, they enable us to provide clean drinking water, treat wastewater, support waste reduction, provide affordable housing, run a parks system, steer regional planning and engage citizens in growth and sustainability issues.

Website: www.metrovancouver.org 

Position types: Full-time, part-time, co-op/internship, summer

Target student disciplines: Engineering/Computer Science, Science

Northeastern University - Seattle

We are a top-40, private, non-profit research institution in the USA; with a decade of being ranked in the top-3 in the USA in career services. With focus on your career, we offer high-quality Master's and Doctoral programs with on-ground or online options. Pursue your passion with us and see how Northeastern University can help you make your next career step!

Website: www.northeastern.edu/seattle

Position types: Graduate and Professional program

Target student disciplines: All Faculties

Palmer College of Chiropractic

Palmer College of Chiropractic is the trusted leader in Chiropractic education. Palmer is the largest chiropractic college in the profession and offers the highest-quality chiropractic education in three locations, in Davenport, Iowa; San Jose, California; and Port Orange, Florida. As a natural healthcare system, chiropractic is ideal for students interested in helping people achieve optimal health without drugs or surgery. The Palmer curriculum is a graduate-level program that is typically completed in a little more than three calendar and leads to a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree. Palmer equips students with a rigorous and practical education so that they may be successful in completion of their boards, in obtaining licensure, and setting up practice.

Website: www.palmer.edu

Position types: Graduate and professional programs

Target student discplines: Business, Education, Engineering/Computer Science, Fine Arts, Human & Social Development, Humanities, Medical Sciences, Law, Science, Social Sciences

RBC

Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) and its subsidiaries operate under the master brand name RBC.

We are one of Canada's biggest banks, and one of the largest in the world based on market capitalization.

We are one of North America's leading diversified financial services companies, and provide personal and commercial banking, wealth management, insurance, investor services and capital markets products and services on a global basis.

We have 81,000+ full- and part-time employees who serve 16 million clients in Canada, the U.S. and 34 other countries.

Website: www.rbc.com

Position types: Full-time, part-time, co-op, summer

Target student disciplines: Business, Engineering/Computer Science, Fine Arts, Human & Social Development, Social Sciences

Rio Tinto

 Website: www.riotinto.com 

Position types: Co-op, summer

Target student disciplines: Business, Engineering/Computer Science

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

There is no other police force in Canada that provides the levels of services and variety offered by the RCMP. With over 150 specializations a career with the RCMP is full of opportunity for continued learning and growth.

If you want to make a difference in your community and your country, explore what we have to offer

Website: http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/home 

Position types: Full-time

Target student disciplines: All Faculties

Royal Roads University

Royal Roads University is an extraordinary place of higher learning.
Here, full-time students, professionals and lifelong learners can transform their education without putting their lives or careers on pause.
All our programs are thoughtfully designed to balance both intellectual and personal growth that extends well beyond the classroom.

Website: www.royalroads.ca 

Position types: Graduate and Professional Programs

Target student disciplines: Business, Education, Human & Social Development, Humanities, Law, Science, Social Sciences

Sherwin-Williams Canada

Sherwin-Williams is the largest coatings company in North America, and the third largest in the world. With $11 billion in sales, 4,000+ stores, and 90+ manufacturing and technical centers, we proudly serve customers in over 120 countries. Our 45,000+ employees across the globe are diverse, innovative and passionate. With a variety of rewarding and challenging opportunities, Sherwin-Williams is a great place to launch and grow a career. Find yours and join us today. 

Website: www.sherwin.com/searchcareers

Position types: Full-time,Part-time, co-op, summer

Target student disciplines: Business, Fine Arts, Humanities; Social Sciences

St. George's University

Founded in 1976, St. George's University pioneered the concept of international medical education, drawing students and faculty from over 140 countries to the island of Grenada, West Indies. Over the last 40 years the University has grown to contribute over 17,000 physicians, veterinarians, scientists, and public health and business professionals?including over 1,300 Canadians?practicing across the world.

The University's academic programs have received many approvals and accreditations, including CAAM-HP accreditation for the MD program, AVMA COE accreditation for the DVM program, and CEPH accreditation for the MPH. Visit our website for more information.

Website: http://www.sgu.edu 

Position types: Graduate and Professional Programs

Target student disciplines: Business, Human & Social Development, Humanities, Medical Sciences, Science, Social Sciences

Student Works Painting

Our business helps student run a painting business over the course of the summer. Work includes hiring, marketing, management and sales and production (completing painting projects). Students are provided with all the systems and coaching from the Franchise to ensure their success.

Website: Studentworks.ca

Position types: Full-time, summer

Target student disciplines: Business, Education, Engineering/Computer Science, Fine Arts, Human & Social Development, Humanities, Medical Sciences, Law, Science, Social Sciences

Top Consulting Group Inc.

Top Consulting Group Inc. is a Vancouver based immigration consulting firm. We offer complete full immigration services in English and Chinese. Top Consulting Group Inc. has abundant experiences based on Canadian immigration policies and program as well as other countries, such as USA, UK, Ireland, HK, Antigua and Barbuda. Currently, we offer Business Investment Programs, Federal Express Entry Program, Provincial Nominee Programs, Admission Scheme in Hong Kong and etc. 80% of Top Consulting Group Inc.?s clients are from successful client?s referral, which keeps employees proud and motivated. We believe that values on quality is much more important than quantity. We assess clients -criteria based on their real qualification. We believe that word-of-mouth is better than advertising and professional experiences, which is the key of success.

Website: www.cictop.com

Position types: Full-time, Co-op

Target student disciplines: Business, Education, Engineering/Computer Science, Fine Arts, Human & Social Development, Humanities, Medical Sciences, Law, Science, Social Sciences

University First Class Painters

University First Class Painters has been employing students in Canada for over thirty years. Providing valuable experience to our franchise managers and great summer jobs for our student painters, marketers and office support staff. We provide full time summer jobs from April to September and part time work during the school year.

Website: https://ufcp.ca/

Position types: Summer

Target student disciplines: Business, Education, Engineering/Computer Science, Fine Arts, Human & Social Development, Humanities, Medical Sciences, Law, Science, Social Sciences

University of Calgary - Faculty of Environmental Design

As Alberta's school of architecture, planning and landscape architecture, we are called the "Faculty of Environmental Design" because transforming place requires the resolution of conflicting environmental contexts. Architects, landscape architects and planners reconcile priorities through multiple lenses: built-natural, historical-technological, cultural-social, financial-political, and physical-digital. Studio-based learning provides an exceptional hands-on research experience and community-centered education. Our distinctive interdisciplinary approach cultivates strong industry partnerships well-suited to practice in our complex, urbanizing world. We offer accredited professional Master degrees in architecture (March), landscape architecture (MLA) and planning (MPlan).

Website: evds.ucalgary.ca 

Target student disciplines: Business, Engineering/Computer Science, Fine Arts, Human & Social Development, Humanities, Science, Social Sciences

University of Toronto MMPA

The MMPA (Master of Professional Accounting) program covers the core of the MBA curriculum plus those subjects that are vital for technical leadership in the accounting profession; allowing MMPA students to obtain their CPA through our 12, 24 and 27 months streams.

The MMPA program is the only program dedicated to developing both MBA and MMPA knowledge and skills delivered in an integrated academic framework and co-op work experience.

The MMPA is designed to be the most time-concentrated, Master's level gateway to professional accounting and financial markets employment, particularly for students graduating from non-business programs.

Website: http://mmpa.utoronto.ca/ 

Position types: Graduate and professional programs

Target student disciplines: Business, Education, Engineering/Computer Science, Fine Arts, Human & Social Development, Humanities, Medical Sciences, Law, Science, Social Sciences

University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management

 

Website: http://www.rotman.utoronto.ca/ 

Position types: Graduate and Professional programs

Target student disciplines: Business, Engineering/Computer Science, Science, Social Science

UVic Counselling Services

Are you uncertain about your academic and/or career direction? Counselling Services provides career counselling for currently registered UVic students. Stop by to learn more about individual career exploration, career assessment tools, and our Career Curiosity workshops. We also offer free, confidential counselling options for students’ personal and mental health concerns.

Website: https://www.uvic.ca/services/counselling/ 

UVic Global Engagement/Centre for Global Studies + Canadian International Council

Office of Global Engagement

The Office of Global Engagement (GE) has been coordinated several scholarships for UVic students who want to do international activities. All the scholarships can be found on GE’s online funding database. GE also sends out the monthly E-Newsletter with details about external funding opportunities and upcoming events, to faculty, staff, and students.

Come to visit us for information about international scholarships!

Centre for Global Studies

The Centre for Global Studies (CFGS) fosters research, reflection and action on complex issues of local, national and global importance. Located on the University of Victoria’s stunning campus, it is a collaborative community of scholars and leaders that is uniquely positioned to bridge academic research with innovative knowledge mobilization and effective community engagement.

As a truly interdisciplinary research centre exploring global and Indigenous perspectives, CFGS fosters exploration, discussion and collaboration in new and unexpected ways. The CFGS is not just a research centre, it’s an international community, purposefully designed to foster exchanges that lead to collaboration and innovation.

Visit globalcentres.org for more information.

Canadian International Council (CIC)

The Canadian International Council is an independent, member-based council established to strengthen Canada’s role in global affairs.  Our Victoria branch members come from a diverse range of backgrounds, including the worlds of politics, business, defence and security, media, academia and non-governmental organizations.

Website: http://thecic.org 

UVic International Co-op

Interested in working abroad? Stop by our table to find out what opportunities are available for UVic students—we facilitate work terms in more than 45 countries! During your international work term, you will develop intercultural skills, earn money while you travel and boost your employability.

Are you an international student looking to work for Canadian employers? We can provide information about how to join co-op and career development support!

University of Victoria School of Public Administration

If you’re interested in building your expertise in the non-profit or community sector, or advancing your knowledge of local, provincial, federal, or Indigenous governments/ organizations, you can find your place through the School of Public Administration. We offer options for undergraduate and graduate students, through Minor, Diploma, Certificate, and Master’s programs.

Website: publicadmin.uvic.ca

Education types: undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs

Target Disciplines: all programs and departments are welcome!

Volunteer Victoria

 

Website: http://volunteervictoria.bc.ca/

Position types: Volunteer Agency

Target student discipline: All Faculties

West Coast College of Massage Therapy

At the West Coast College of Massage Therapy we provide Competency-based education at a mastery level of education and training in the respected healthcare field of Registered Massage Therapy.
Our rigorous 20 month program will provide you with the skills needed to provide safe, effective and ethical patient care.

Known nationally and internationally for excellence in massage therapy education and training WCCMT graduates are the graduates of choice in the industry today.

Website: www.collegeofmassage.com/victoria

Position types: Graduate and professional programs

Target student discipline: Education

Workday

Workday delivers financial management, human capital management, and analytics applications designed for the world's largest companies, educational institutions, and government agencies. We’re changing the face of enterprise software! Organizations ranging from medium-sized businesses to Fortune 50 enterprises have selected Workday.

Come learn about Workday’s Media Cloud products that thrives on learning, playing with new technologies, and working on fun and challenging projects. We have co-op and full time opportunities in our Victoria office, where you’ll be actively working with the team to solve complex problems with code. Workday’s fast-paced growth offers you a wealth of opportunities to grow and develop your career.

Website: https://www.workday.com/en-us/company/careers/college-recruiting.html

Position types: Full-time, co-op

Target student disciplines: Engineering/Computer Science

WorkLink Employment Society

WorkBC is the provincial government's access point to the world of work in British Columbia. It was created with one key goal: to help all British Columbians to successfully navigate B.C.'s labour market.

WorkLink is one of 73 WorkBC Employment Service Centres in BC and serves the Western Communities, Sooke and surrounding areas, including Jordan River and Port Renfrew.

Other WorkBC Employment Service Centres serving the Greater Victoria region include GT Hiring Solutions (serving Victoria and Saanich) and Beacon Community Services (serving the Saanich Peninsula).

Website: https://www.workbc.ca/

Position types: Employment Agency

Target student disciplines: All Faculties

Exhibitors Oct 3, 2018

We've included information about the types of positions that these exhibitors may be looking for, plus the academic disciplines they often hire from. If you don't see your program listed, don't worry. We encourage you to connect with the organization at the fair—they might have other opportunities available!

Note: UVic Co-op and Career does not endorse individual exhibitors - we encourage you to make connections according to your own career goals.

Teck - Platinum Sponsor

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Teck is a diversified resource company, focused on providing products that are essential to building a better quality of life for people around the globe.

Website: www.teck.com

Position types: Full-time, co-op, summer

Target student disciplines: Business, Engineering/Computer Science, Science

UBC Sauder School of Business, Diploma in Accounting - Gold Sponsor

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Professional accounting - a respected career path that offers stimulating work, generous compensation and opportunity for growth and advancement. If you are a degree graduate aspiring to the Chartered Professional Accounting (CPA) designation but lacking an applicable background and prerequisites, the UBC Diploma in Accounting Program (UBC DAP) bridges the gap and prepares you for your new career. 

Website: www.sauder.ubc.ca/dap

Position types: Graduate and professional programs

Target student disciplines: Business, Fine Arts, Science, Social Sciences

Vancouver Police - Gold Sponsor

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The Vancouver Police Department is a diverse police force, reflecting the rich tapestry of the many communities and lifestyles that make up our city. We are one of the largest municipal police forces in Canada and we are recognized as an innovator in Canadian law enforcement. The VPD hired its first female police officer in 1912, and were the first agency in Canada to bring computer terminals into police cars. Today, as outlined in the VPD's 2017-2021 Strategic Plan, we are working towards the goal of making Vancouver the safest major city in Canada

Website: https://joinVPD.ca

Position types: Full-time, part-time

Target student disciplines: Human & Social Development, Humanities, Law, Social Sciences

Adler University

Adler University is one of the oldest freestanding professional schools of psychology in North America and has enjoyed international recognition for the expertise of its faculty and exceptional quality of its educational programs, publications and clinical services. In addition to our thesis based Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MAC) program and our Master of Counselling Psychology (MCP) non-thesis program, we have expanded our curriculum to include the following: Master of Arts in Organizational Psychology (MAOP) program, Master of Counselling Psychology: Art Therapy (MCP:AT), Master of Public Policy and Administration (MPPA) and Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD).

Website: www.adler.edu 

Position Types: Graduate and Professional programs

Target student disciplines: Social Sciences

AIESEC

AIESEC is the largest non-profit organization in the word and is an entity that creates the leaders, change-makers and business-owners of tomorrow. Our local branch here in Victoria works with students to provide volunteer and paid international work placements for personal and professional development. AIESEC Victoria also works with the University of Victoria to enable students to receive funding and co-op placements through their work terms abroad. Additionally, our branch cooperates with companies in Victoria to bring international talent to work here in our city. All in all, these incoming and outgoing internships that create international opportunities for youth are facilitated by students at UVic, thereby giving our students the professional skills, global awareness and leadership development that has allowed them to define and pursue their future career paths.

Website: http://aiesec.ca

BC Government Communications and Public Engagement

Who we are: Our organization includes professionals with experience and education in government, media, corporate communications, citizen engagement, service design and web development.

What we do: GCPE's primary role is to inform the public about government programs, services, policies and priorities through traditional communications practices and, increasingly, through direct engagement and online services

Website: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/governments/organizational-structure/ministries-organizations/central-government-agencies/government-communications 


Position types: Full-time, part-time, co-op

Target student disciplines: Business, Engineering/Computer Science, Fine Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

BC Pension Corporation

BC Pension Corporation is one of the largest professional pension services providers in Canada. We serve over 560,000 active and retired plan members and more than 1,100 plan employers, paying out more than $349 million in benefits each month ($4.2 billion a year) to over 181,000 retirees.

Website: https://www.bcpensioncorp.ca/ 

Position types: Full-time, co-op

Target student disciplines: Business, Engineering/Computer Science, Human & Social Development, Law, Social Sciences

BC Public Service Agency

The BC Public Service is comprised of over 26,000 employees in more than 200 different job types working across 280 communities within the province to deliver services to more than four million British Columbians every day. The BC Public Service offers a range of careers and the opportunity to engage in rewarding, innovative work driven by purpose and responsibility to the citizens of British Columbia.

Website: www.gov.bc.ca/myhr/employment 

Position types: Full-time, co-op

Target student disciplines: Business, Education, Engineering/Computer Science, Fine Arts, Human & Social Development, Humanities, Medical Sciences, Law, Science, Social Sciences

Benevity

Benevity is the global leader in online workplace giving, matching, volunteering and integrated grant management solutions. Some of the world's most iconic brands rely on Benevity's award-winning solutions to power their Goodness Programs and corporate philanthropy, helping them attract, retain and engage today's workers by connecting people personally to causes that matter to them. With almost 2 million users around the world, Benevity will process donations for more than 100,000 global charities this year. As a certified B Corporation, Benevity is part of a unique breed of for-profit companies with a social mission who believe that 'doing well by doing good' is more than just a catchy tagline.

Website: www.benevity.com

Position types: Full-time, co-op, Summer

Target student disciplines: Business, Engineering/Computer Science, Humanities, Social Sciences

Canada Law From Abroad

CLFA provides application assistance for Canadians to apply to top tier UK law schools. Canadian accreditation of UK law degrees is an easily attainable routine process. High school graduates and university/college students can enrol in three-year LLB degree programs, while University graduates qualify for two-year ?accelerated? LLB degree programs. Follow your LLB with a 12-month LLM to boost your employability. Students with relevant degrees are also eligible for one-year graduate level LLM degree programs and become legal specialists for multi-disciplinary careers in governments, NGOs and consultancies. To learn more, visit our website! http://canadalawfromabroad.com/

Website: http://canadalawfromabroad.com/

Position types: Graduate and Professional program

Target student disciplines: Business, Education, Humanities, Law, Social Sciences

Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine

The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) is Canada?s leading naturopathic medicine education provider. CCNM offers a four-year, full-time naturopathic medicine program; the only Doctor of Naturopathy degree in Canada.

CCNM is home to the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic (RSNC), a teaching clinic that provides treatment by student interns working under the direct supervision of regulated naturopathic doctors. The RSNC has been providing natural health care for over 30 years, with approximately 25,000 patient visits each year.

Website: https://www.ccnm.edu/

Position types: Graduate and Professional programs

Target student disciplines: All Faculties

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Experience unique adventures, stimulating challenges, rewarding friendships and the chance to see and shape the world while serving your country. The many career options in the Canadian Armed Forces will leave you uniquely positioned to excel at any job, no matter where your career path leads you. 

Website: www.inspection.gc.ca

Position types: Full-time, Part-time, Co-op, Summer

Target student disciplines: Science

Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College

CMCC celebrates a tradition of excellence in chiropractic education, research and patient care. With expert faculty, a rigorous curriculum, extraordinary facilities, and outstanding clinical experiences for students, our commitment to building a strong future for the profession ensures that graduates of CMCC are among the best educated and most skilled chiropractors in the world.

Website: www.cmcc.ca 

Position types: Full-time, part-time, co-op, summer

Target student disciplines: Medical Sciences, Science

Canfor

Canfor is one of the world's largest and most respected integrated forest products companies. For more than 75 years, we have been delivering top-quality lumber, pulp and paper products to our valued customers worldwide. With operations in Western Canada and the Southern United States, and sales offices around the world, you can find Canfor products in every corner of the globe. We are leaders in sustainable forest management and in converting wood residuals into green energy

Website: www.canfor.com

Position types: Full-time, part-time, Co-op/internship

Target student disciplines: Business, Engineering and Computer Science

CGI

Founded in 1976, CGI is one of the world?s largest IT and business consulting services firms. We help clients achieve their goals, including becoming customer-centric digital organizations, through high-end IT and business consulting, systems integration and outsourcing services combined with a unique client proximity model and global center of excellence network.

Website: https://www.cgi.com/en 

Position types: Full-time, co-op internship, summer

Target student disciplines: Business, Engineering/Computer Science

CPABC

Become a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and join the ranks of BC?s top strategic and financial decision-makers. CPAs are valued for their financial expertise, strategic thinking, business insight, management skills, and leadership. Canadian CPAs are globally recognized as leaders in industry, commerce, finance, government, public practice, and other areas where accounting and financial management is required. CPAs advise multinational corporations, large and small businesses, not-for-profits, government agencies, and individuals.

Website: www.gocpabc.ca 

Position types: Professional Association

Target student disciplines: Business, Education, Engineering/Computer Science, Fine Arts, Human & Social Development, Humanities, Medical Sciences, Law, Science, Social Sciences

Colliers International

Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ and TSX: CIGI) is an industry-leading global real estate services company with 15,000 skilled professionals operating in 68 countries. With an enterprising culture and significant employee ownership, Colliers professionals provide a full range of services to real estate occupiers, owners and investors worldwide. Services include strategic advice and execution for property sales, leasing and finance; global corporate solutions; property, facility and project management; workplace solutions; appraisal, valuation and tax consulting; customized research; and thought leadership consulting. 

Colliers professionals think differently, share great ideas and offer thoughtful and innovative advice that help clients accelerate their success. Colliers has been ranked among the top 100 global outsourcing firms by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals for 12 consecutive years, more than any other real estate services firm

Website: http://www.collierscanada.com/ 

Position types: Full-time, summer

Target student disciplines: Business, Engineering/Computer Science, Social Sciences

Ellis Don

EllisDon is a world-leading construction and building services company that completes in excess of $3.5 billion worth of contracts annually, in every market sector and across the globe. Over the last 65 years, we?ve grown from being a general contractor to a multi-faceted company that can deliver any aspect of a project.

Website: http://www.ellisdon.com/

Position types: Full-time, part-time, Co-op, Summer

Target student disciplines: Business, Engineering/Computer Science

EMCO Corporation

Emco Corporation is one of Canada's largest integrated distributors of products for the construction industry. Emco offers products in the distinct categories of plumbing and heating, waterworks, industrial, oil field supply, and HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning). Our Profit Centres are the key to how we do business. With over 200 Profit Centres (and growing) across the country, there is ample opportunity for you to grow with us throughout your career. Our success and growth is driven by a simple idea - invest in our people and reward them for delivering superior business results.

Website: www.emcocareers.com 

Position types: Full-time

Target student disciplines: Business, Engineering/Computer Science, Fine Arts, Human & Social Development, Humanities, Science, Social Sciences

Explore Program

Explore is a five-week intensive French-immersion program that is offered during the spring or summer for students with any skill level in French. Explore offers five weeks full of opportunities to make discoveries, meet new people, and exchange ideas in a stimulating setting for learning French as a second language.
Odyssey is a language assistant program, a paid and professional work experience that gives the opportunity to travel in Canada and work with students during a school year.

Website: www.myexplore.ca 

Position types: Full-time, summer

Target student disciplines: Business, Education, Human & Social Development, Humanities, Social Sciences

FAST Enterprises

Fast Enterprises, LLC is an industry leader in the development and installation of software for government agencies. In 1998 we introduced GenTax®. This commercial off the shelf solution has enabled many agencies to take advantage of package implementations, providing more cost efficient and fully functional software systems to our clients. We have expanded beyond tax and now do implementations for Motor Vehicle, Drivers License, Unemployment Insurance and Unemployment Benefit agencies.

Much of the work at FAST happens on our client sites as part of the product implementation. Our developers need to have strong technical and communication skills, enabling them to interact with client sites and detail system functionality. All candidates should be flexible with respect to work location.

Website: www.fastenterprises.com

Position types: Full-time, co-op

Target student disciplines: Engineering/Computer Science

Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office

Website: http://www.hketotoronto.gov.hk/about/about-hong-kong-economic-and-trade-office/index.php 

Position types: Full-time

Target student disciplines: Business, Education, Engineering/Computer Science, Fine Arts, Medical Sciences, Law, Science

Interfor

Interfor is where excellence meets opportunity. We invest in your success by positioning you alongside the best people in top quartile mill facilities located in great communities across North America. In the past decade, we've infused close to $1 billion into modern facilities and systems that employ the latest technologies. Interfor is one of the largest, most diverse lumber companies in the world and we?re growing in exciting directions. Come be a part of our success.

Website: http://www.interfor.com/

Position types: Full-time, Part-time, Summer

Target student disciplines: Engineering/Computer Science, Business

JET Programme

Imagine Your Life in Japan with the JET Programme!

Obtain valuable overseas work experience, gain in-depth knowledge of Japanese culture, and meet participants from around the world, while contributing to language education and international understanding at a local level.

The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme offers university graduates a minimum, one-year opportunity to experience Japan as an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) or Coordinator of International Relations (CIR) through an official Government of Japan Programme.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Japan recruits candidates from September to November. Selection of participants is announced in April after application screening and interviews. Participants depart for Japan in late July 2019. Graduates and students who will obtain a Bachelor's Degree by the end of July 2019 may apply.

Website: 

Position types: Full-time

Target student disciplines: Business, Education, Engineering/Computer Science, Fine Arts, HSD, Science, Law, Social Sciences

North Cascades Institute

North Cascades Institute is a nonprofit organization located in North Cascades National Park in Washington State. North Cascades Institute runs a number of environmental education programs within the North Cascades bioregion. Our programs include a Master of Education year-long residency program in partnership with Western Washington University as well as adult, family, and youth programs that support people of all ages in engaging with the outdoors.

Website: https://ncascades.org

Position types: Graduate and Professional programs

Target student disciplines: Education, HSD, Humanities, Science

Northeastern University -Seattle

We are a top-40, private, non-profit research institution in the USA; with a decade of being ranked in the top-3 in the USA in career services. With focus on your career, we offer high-quality Master's and Doctoral programs with on-ground or online options. Pursue your passion with us and see how Northeastern University can help you make your next career step!

Website: www.northeastern.edu/seattle

Position types: Graduate and Professional programs

Target student disciplines: All Faculties

Palmer College of Chiropractic

Palmer College of Chiropractic is the trusted leader in Chiropractic education. Palmer is the largest chiropractic college in the profession and offers the highest-quality chiropractic education in three locations, in Davenport, Iowa; San Jose, California; and Port Orange, Florida. As a natural healthcare system, chiropractic is ideal for students interested in helping people achieve optimal health without drugs or surgery. The Palmer curriculum is a graduate-level program that is typically completed in a little more than three calendar and leads to a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree. Palmer equips students with a rigorous and practical education so that they may be successful in completion of their boards, in obtaining licensure, and setting up practice.

Website: www.palmer.edu 

Position types: Graduate and Professional programs

Target student disciplines: All Faculties

Photon Control

Photon Control is a leader in Optical Sensor design and manufacturing for the world’s largest Wafer Fabrication Equipment (WFE) Original Equipment Manufacturers.

Website: www.photoncontrol.com

Position types: Co-op, full-time

Target student disciplines: Engineering

Public Service Commission

The Public Service Commission (PSC) is responsible for promoting and safeguarding a merit-based, representative and non-partisan public service that serves all Canadians, in collaboration with its stakeholders. It also manages the tools for public service recruitment, providing applicants and managers with a single portal to access all public service job opportunities.

Website: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission.html 

Position types: Full-time, part-time, co-op/internship, summer

Target student disciplines: All Faculties

RBC

Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) and its subsidiaries operate under the master brand name RBC.

We are one of Canada's biggest banks, and one of the largest in the world based on market capitalization.

We are one of North America's leading diversified financial services companies, and provide personal and commercial banking, wealth management, insurance, investor services and capital markets products and services on a global basis.

We have 81,000+ full- and part-time employees who serve 16 million clients in Canada, the U.S. and 34 other countries.

Website: www.rbc.com

Position types: Full-time, part-time, co-op/internship, summer

Target student disciplines: Business, Engineering/Computer Science, Fine Arts, Humanities, Human & Social Development, Social Sciences

Revenue Wire

RevenueWire is a global, award-winning eCommerce platform for small and medium sized companies, ranked among the fastest growing in the industry. We empower companies to grow their business online by optimizing every phase of the transaction lifecycle through our eCommerce engine and performance marketing channels.

Website: www.revenuewire.com 

Position types: Full-time, Co-op

Target student disciplines: Business, Engineering/Computer Science

Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine

Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine offers an accredited Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree program that is designed to prepare our graduates for rewarding careers.

Ross' exciting international location can be an adventure, if you want it to be. It can be an opportunity to focus on tropical veterinary medicine, conservation of endangered species, preservation of ecosystems, zoonotic diseases and how they affect livestock, and much more. Our unique environment will challenge you to become engaged, compassionate, and ready to make a difference in the ever-changing landscape of animal health

Website: veterinary.rossu.edu 

Position types: Graduate and professional programs

Target student disciplines: Medical Sciences, Science

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

There is no other police force in Canada that provides the levels of services and variety offered by the RCMP. With over 150 specializations a career with the RCMP is full of opportunity for continued learning and growth.

If you want to make a difference in your community and your country, explore what we have to offer

Website: http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/home 

Position types: Full-time

Target student disciplines: All Faculties

Stemcell Technologies

STEMCELL Technologies Inc. is a privately-owned biotechnology company based in Vancouver that helps power leading-edge life science research around the world. Scientists performing stem cell, immunology, cancer, regenerative medicine and cellular therapy research are among those who rely on our cell culture media, cell separation products, instruments, ancillary reagents and contract assay services. We create novel, useful, standardized products of unfailing quality and deliver them to more than 70 countries via our many regional offices plus distribution centres in Vancouver, Seattle, Grenoble and Singapore. Driven by our love of science and our passion for quality, we see ourselves simply as ?Scientists Helping Scientists? ? standing by our customers to provide outstanding products, technical support and training. We have over 1,000 science-oriented employees globally, including 250 PhDs/MScs, with most others holding a BSc or engineering degree. STEMCELL is proud to be the largest Biotechnology employer in Canada.

Website: https://www.stemcell.com/

Position types: Full-time, co-op internship

Target student disciplines: Engineering/Computer Science, Medical Sciences, Science

Student Works Painting

Our business helps student run a painting business over the course of the summer. Work includes hiring, marketing, management and sales and production (completing painting projects). Students are provided with all the systems and coaching from the Franchise to ensure their success.

Website: Studentworks.ca 

Position types: Full-time, co-op, summer

Target student disciplines: Business

The CRD

The CRD develops partnerships to facilitate and deliver projects and services to ensure a sustainable, livable and vibrant capital region. The CRD works collaboratively with First Nations and other levels of governments and has direct relationships with individuals, businesses, organizations, institutions and communities that access regional utilities and services

Website: www.crd.bc.ca 

Position types: Full-time, part-time, co-op, summer

Target student disciplines: All Faculties

Trinity Western University

TWU is a dynamic community of scholarly excellence where discovery research, applied research, creative works, and faith integration produce new knowledge and innovation. At TWU, faculty mentor graduate students through a holistic approach that integrates faith with discipline specialization, research, internships, and skills training. Whatever your passion, a graduate education at TWU can equip you to have a profound impact on your chosen vocation. 

Website: www.twu.ca/graduate

Position types: Graduate and professional programs

Target student disciplines: Business, Education, Human & Social Development, Humanities, Social Sciences

University First Class Painters

University First Class Painters is a nationwide entrepreneurial system specifically designed for students. Our services include providing interior and exterior painting to both residential and commercial customers. We typically operate during the summer months but in some cases student managers choose to operate year round. 

Website: https://ufcp.ca/

Position types: Summer

Target student disciplines: Business, Education, Engineering/Computer Science, Fine Arts, Human & Social Development, Humanities, Medical Sciences, Law, Science, Social Sciences

University of Calgary - Faculty of Environmental Design

As Alberta's school of architecture, planning and landscape architecture, we are called the "Faculty of Environmental Design" because transforming place requires the resolution of conflicting environmental contexts. Architects, landscape architects and planners reconcile priorities through multiple lenses: built-natural, historical-technological, cultural-social, financial-political, and physical-digital. Studio-based learning provides an exceptional hands-on research experience and community-centered education. Our distinctive interdisciplinary approach cultivates strong industry partnerships well-suited to practice in our complex, urbanizing world. We offer accredited professional Master degrees in architecture (MArch), landscape architecture (MLA) and planning (MPlan).

Website: 

Position types: Gradute and Professional program

Target student disciplines: Business, Engineering/Computer Science, Fine Arts, Human & Social Development, Humanities, Science, Social Sciences

University of Toronto MMPA

The MMPA (Master of Professional Accounting) program covers the core of the MBA curriculum plus those subjects that are vital for technical leadership in the accounting profession; allowing MMPA students to obtain their CPA through our 12, 24 and 27 months streams.

The MMPA program is the only program dedicated to developing both MBA and MMPA knowledge and skills delivered in an integrated academic framework and co-op work experience.

The MMPA is designed to be the most time-concentrated, Master's level gateway to professional accounting and financial markets employment, particularly for students graduating from non-business programs.

Website: http://mmpa.utoronto.ca/

Position types: Graduate and professional programs

Target student disciplines: Business, Education, Engineering/Computer Science, Fine Arts, Human & Social Development, Humanities, Medical Sciences, Law, Science, Social Sciences

University of Western States

University of Western States (UWS), located in Portland, Oregon, offers a world-class, integrated education to students and provides the community with an unsurpassed, natural approach to health and wellness.

Founded in 1904 as a chiropractic college, UWS has evolved into a university offering a variety of health and wellness degrees. We have been a leader in health sciences education through integrated, evidence-informed curricula grounded in our dedication to the most up-to-date health care research and practices. We are committed to honoring our roots in chiropractic by integrating other related fields of study to support a well-balanced and whole-body approach to our wellness education.

Website: 

Position types: Graduate and professional programs

Target student disciplines: Medical Sciences

UVic Counselling Services

Are you uncertain about your academic and/or career direction? Counselling Services provides career counselling for currently registered UVic students. Stop by to learn more about individual career exploration, career assessment tools, and our Career Curiosity workshops. We also offer free, confidential counselling options for students’ personal and mental health concerns.

Website: https://www.uvic.ca/services/counselling/ 

UVic Global Engagement/Centre for Global Studies + Canadian International Council

Office of Global Engagement

The Office of Global Engagement (GE) has been coordinated several scholarships for UVic students who want to do international activities. All the scholarships can be found on GE’s online funding database. GE also sends out the monthly E-Newsletter with details about external funding opportunities and upcoming events, to faculty, staff, and students.

Come to visit us for information about international scholarships!

Centre for Global Studies

The Centre for Global Studies (CFGS) fosters research, reflection and action on complex issues of local, national and global importance. Located on the University of Victoria’s stunning campus, it is a collaborative community of scholars and leaders that is uniquely positioned to bridge academic research with innovative knowledge mobilization and effective community engagement.

As a truly interdisciplinary research centre exploring global and Indigenous perspectives, CFGS fosters exploration, discussion and collaboration in new and unexpected ways. The CFGS is not just a research centre, it’s an international community, purposefully designed to foster exchanges that lead to collaboration and innovation.

Visit globalcentres.org for more information.

Canadian International Council (CIC)

The Canadian International Council is an independent, member-based council established to strengthen Canada’s role in global affairs.  Our Victoria branch members come from a diverse range of backgrounds, including the worlds of politics, business, defence and security, media, academia and non-governmental organizations.

Website: http://thecic.org 

UVic International Co-op

Interested in working abroad? Stop by our table to find out what opportunities are available for UVic students—we facilitate work terms in more than 45 countries! During your international work term, you will develop intercultural skills, earn money while you travel and boost your employability.

Are you an international student looking to work for Canadian employers? We can provide information about how to join co-op and career development support!

Volunteer Victoria

 

Website: http://volunteervictoria.bc.ca/

Position types: Volunteer Association

Target student disciplines: All Faculties

West Coast College of Massage Therapy

At the West Coast College of Massage Therapy we provide Competency-based education at a mastery level of education and training in the respected healthcare field of Registered Massage Therapy.
Our rigorous 20 month program will provide you with the skills needed to provide safe, effective and ethical patient care.

Known nationally and internationally for excellence in massage therapy education and training WCCMT graduates are the graduates of choice in the industry today.

Website: www.collegeofmassage.com

Position types: Graduate and professional programs

Target student discipline: Education

WorkBC.ca

WorkBC is the provincial government's access point to the world of work in British Columbia. It was created with one key goal - to help all British Columbians to successfully navigate BC's labour market. WorkBC helps people find jobs, explore career options and improve their skills.

Website: www.workbc.ca

Target student disciplines: All Faculties

Career Prep Corner

Get resources to make the most of the fair

Stop by to connect with our career educators!

  • Learn how to make the most of the fair at the Presentation Corner
  • Get advice about employment and grad school options at the Coaching Corner
  • Research employer organizations and grad schools at the Resource Corner
  • Get a professional LinkedIn photo taken at the Photo Station
  • Check out sample portfolios and LinkedIn profiles for ideas on what to include in yours at the Portfolio Station

Prepare for the fair

Career fairs are an excellent way to see jobs in your field of study, meet employers and expand your network. If you prepare yourself for the fair ahead of time you will get the most out of it.

Before the fair

  • Give some thought to what you hope to accomplish at the fair
  • Identify the companies you want to connect with and research them in advance
  • Prepare a list of questions you want to ask exhibitors (see "How to talk with exhibitors" section on this page)
  • Print some résumés and prepare any other material you want to bring along (business cards, examples of your work, etc)

During the fair

  • Wait your turn in line
  • 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 appeared to be immediate or future employment opportunities with a company, send your résumé and cover letter and make reference to meeting at the fair

How to talk with exhibitors

Not sure what to say when you're at the fair? Exhibitors want to speak with you! They are looking for talented students to help their organization and this is a great opportunity for you to make a good impression. Use these tips if you're having trouble thinking of conversation starters.

How to introduce yourself to exhibitors

An effective introduction includes your name and some information about yourself.

Here is a sample introduction:

'Hi - my name is [name] (pause for handshake).

I am working on [degree] and I am looking for information about work in the area of [your area of interest]. I'd love to have a conversation about opportunities for [co-op/summer jobs/full-time positions/etc.] and learn more about your organization.'

At this point, you can ask some questions about the organization and job opportunities. You can also find out more about the application process, and possibly leave your résumé with the recruiter.

Sample questions to ask exhibitors

To learn about the organization or industry:

  • How does one enter this field?
  • What are typical entry-level jobs like?
  • What skills are important for this work?
  • What are the most relevant majors for this work? What about educational/training requirements?
  • Would I need more than an undergraduate degree for employment or advancement?
  • Do you have any advice for someone who is interested in working in the field?
  • Could you suggest any volunteer work that might help me gain experience in this area?
  • What is the culture like at your workplace?
  • What do you like most about your work?

To learn about specific job opportunities:

  • What are the prospects for this work in Victoria? What are the prospects elsewhere?
  • What kinds of positions will you be recruiting for and from which academic backgrounds?
  • Do you hire students for the summer (or co-op work terms)?
  • When and how do you advertise your available positions?

Contact us

If you have any questions about the fair please email our Events Coordinator at UVicCoopCareerEvents@uvic.ca

For other upcoming fairs and events, please see our events and news section.