Career Fair offers connections to the future

Career Fair offers connections to the future

By Communications Staff

September 26, 2016


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Queen's students can connect with more than 110 exhibitors at the Queen's Career Fair on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at the Athletics and Recreation Centre main gym. (University Communications)

It’s never too early to start thinking about life after university, and for many Queen’s students that means finding a job or further education.

Hosted by Queen’s University Career Services the Career Fair offers valuable resources and a lot of great connections with more than 110 exhibitors looking to hire Queen’s students while others will provide information on graduate school, internships and further education.

“Employers and educators have come to us seeking out Queen's students; they tell us they hired Queen's students before and they were so successful that they are back for more,” says Chelsea Elliott, Manager of Experiential Learning and Partner Relations at Career Services.Again and again, employers remark on the strength of Queen's students. Outstanding professional communication skills combined with academic excellence and a commitment to quality.”

Being held Tuesday, Sept. 27 in the main gym of the Athletics and Recreation Centre, the annual event is designed to bring together the community and undergraduate and graduate students in all disciplines. Students can network with employers and meet representatives from further education programs. New this year is an exhibitor guide containing information about the exhibitors including what disciplines they tend to be seeking for employment.

Also available for free are services such as drop-in advising, resume check, student prep area and the Investors Group Linked in Photo booth. Visitors can also win an iPad mini, a door prize from Mackenzie Investments.

“The Career Fair is a great mix of local and international;  everything from cool startups to giant multinationals,” Ms. Elliott points out. “It is the perfect place to explore; what kind of position might I want? Do I want to work for a big company or startup? Do I want to try out grad school, law, medicine, education, business? What kind of jobs actually exist out there? Do I want to check out international possibilities? There are more options than you can imagine. Our exhibitors will give you some insight to these questions.”

The Queen’s Career Fair is being held at the ARC from 10-30 am-3:30 pm.

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