Online career fair – for international students

Online career fair for international students

Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. PST

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. You can also check out a video walkthrough above. Questions? Contact evcoop@uvic.ca or email virtualfairs@careereco.com.

  1. Click Register. You'll be taken to the CareerEco fair page, which is outside of the UVic.ca 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 Online Career Fair for International Students event on November 16, 2017.
  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?

We're excited to welcome a wide range of employer organizations. Some will be onine all day on November 16, while others will be online at specific times. UVic Co-op and Career will be available online from 9 - 4 to answer your questions.

  • Banff & Lake Louise Hospitality Association: 12:30 - 4 p.m.
  • Banff Park Lodge: 9 - 10:30 a.m. + 12 - 4 p.m.
  • BC Assessment: 9 - 4 p.m.
  • BC Ferries: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • BC Public Service: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • CIBC: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. + 1 - 4 p.m.
  • CPABC: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. + 1:30 - 4 p.m.
  • Shaw Communications: 9 - 10 a.m. + 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. + 1 - 2 p.m. + 3 - 4 p.m.
  • Sherwin-Williams: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • The Acquisition Group: 12 - 1 p.m.
  • The Rimrock Resort Hotel: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Tim Hortons: 1 - 4 p.m.
  • Watermark Beach Resort: 1 - 4 p.m.

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
  • Take notes
  • 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:

'Good morning. My name is [name].

I am working on [degree] and I am looking for information about work in the area of [your area of interest]. I read on your website that you have internships for new graduates interested in this area. I would be interested in applying for one of those internships.'

At this point you and the recruiter will have a brief conversation, during which you can ask some questions about the internship or the organization. You will find out more about the application process, and possibly submit your résumé to the recruiter.

Sample questions to ask exhibitors

  • How does one enter this field?
  • How did you enter it?
  • What are typical entry-level jobs like?
  • What skills (aptitudes, interests, and personal characteristics) are important for this work?
  • What is (are) the most relevant major(s) for this work? What are the educational/training requirements?
  • Are there any specific courses you recommend that I take?
  • Would I need more than an undergraduate degree for employment or advancement?
  • 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?
  • Do you have any advice for someone who is interested in working in the field?
  • Can you suggest materials I should read to learn more about it? How important is having related experience?
  • 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?
  • What, if anything, do you not like?

Contact us

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

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.