Online career fair – for international students

Online career fair for international students

Thanks so much for participating! This event has now passed. If you are interested in more online career fair opportunities, check out the Shift into Summer Online Career Fair.

Online career fair – for international students

Looking for work? Exploring career options? Connect with employers from a wide range of organizations at UVic's online career fair for international students. Talk to professionals in your field and discover companies that are actively recruiting international students and graduates.

*While this event was designed primarily to encourage international students to connect with Canadian and international employers, we welcome all students to participate. 

Register to take part

Register for the fair to create your profile, see what employers are attending and learn how to use the online career fair platform!

How to register

Follow this step-by-step guide to register for the fair. Questions? Contact .

  1. Click Register. You'll be taken to the CareerEco fair page, which is outside of the domain.
  2. Click the Registration box and select Register as an Individual under the Create a New Account Now heading.
  3. Enter your information and click Register. Please note that the fair platform is hosted by CareerEco, a virtual career fair organization, whose servers are located in the United States.
  4. Check your email for a verification message - click the verification link and enter your account information. You'll be redirected to the event homepage.
  5. Click on the Upcoming Fairs tab.
  6. Scroll down and find the Shift into Summer Online Career Fair event on March 12, 2019.
  7. Click the Sign up button.
  8. Enter information about your degree and complete your registration. You will be taken to the fair dashboard.
  9. We strongly encourage you to continue to add information to your personal profile (including résumé, portfolio, additional education information and other details). Employers will browse student profiles before and during the fair so a complete profile increases your opportunities to connect with employers who are interested in your experience.

Congratulations - you're registered! You can expect to receive a few emails from CareerEco with tutorials and resources to help you make the most of the fair, plus a reminder about the fair.

Please note that the fair platform is hosted by CareerEco, a virtual career fair organization, whose servers are located in the United States.

Why participate in an online career fair?

  • Participate anywhereattend the fair while at school, the library or even at home!
  • Create a personal profile and upload your résumé—employers can browse your profile and connect with you directly, or you can provide them with your résumé and contact information during the fair
  • Access employer profiles to learn more about the organization, what students they are interested in and what positions they have available
  • Connect with multiple employers simultaneously via online chat or video in private or public forums—which ever you prefer!

What exhibitors are attending and when?

Check back later to see a list of exhibitors! Some will be online all day on March 12, while others will be online at specific times. UVic Co-op and Career will be available online from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. to answer your questions.

Learn more about what opportunities are available by registering for the fair.

How to 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. Read up about employers and check out our handy tips.

Before the fair

  • Register for the fair early and create your profile so you can see which employers are attending and participate in tutorials about how the fair works.
  • 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).
  • Prepare a digital version of your résumé and any other material you may want to share with employers (examples of your work, etc).

During the fair

  • Introduce yourself and ask your questions.
  • Allow time for the employer to respond—remember, they may be chatting with other students as well and may take longer to respond.
  • If you are chatting with multiple employers, keep each employer's chatroom open in a seperate internet browser tab. If you leave or close an employer's chatroom, they can no longer reply to your questions.
  • Take notes. You can also read through the chatroom transcript to see what other students have asked.
  • Ask the employer for their contact information.
  • 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

This event is co-hosted by:

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

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