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Career Month drawing more than 100 employers to campus

Jan. 9 – Feb. 10, 2017

January 9, 2017 — 

During your holiday break, you probably met with a lot of family and friends and chatted about your plans for the future. Some of us may already know where they see themselves in a few years, but for those who aren’t quite as sure, the University of Manitoba Career Month may be just the place to find some answers.

Career Month is your opportunity to take part in the many events on campus that will help you learn more about your future career or gain new ideas to start exploring. There are more than 20 different events happening on campus during Career Month, from employer recruitment and information sessions to career exploration sessions.

Career Fair: January 17 & 18

The world of work is not organized by degree or major and the Career Fair is an excellent opportunity to learn how the knowledge, skills and abilities you are developing in your classwork and co-curricular activities can link to a multitude of occupations.

This year’s career fair has been expanded to two days, running from 3:30 to 7 p.m. on Jan. 17 and from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 18. More than 100 employers, including gold sponsors McCain Foods and Investors Group, will fill the multi-purpose room on the 2nd floor of University Centre to meet with students, share summer and permanent full-time employment opportunities and discuss what they look for in candidates.

The event on the 17th has been scheduled later in the day to accommodate alumni who normally couldn’t make it during regular business hours. The later time provides an opportunity for students and grads to take advantage of the event.

Free LinkedIn Headshots

Get your free headshot to use on your LinkedIn profile, courtesy of Alumni Relations

Get your free headshot to use on your LinkedIn profile, courtesy of Alumni Relations

A professional photographer will be on hand taking headshots for students and alumni for use on their LinkedIn accounts. U of M Alumni Relations is once again providing the complementary service. The number of photos offered is limited so come down early to make sure you get yours.

Tips for success

There are a few things you can do to make the most out of the career fair. Make a positive first impression by fine tuning your resumé and honing your networking skills. Visit the Career Services website to obtain a list of employers attending the fair and research organizations of interest. Access the job search and resumé workshops to prepare for the event so you really stand out on the day of the fair. You should also watch the Ten Tips for Career Fair Success video to get advice from employers on how to prepare and make a great first impression.

To learn more about all the Career Month events check out the Career Month calendar. Don’t forget to create a careerCONNECT account to access the session details and register for events where required.

Start to build the career you want by learning more about yourself and the world of work. Career Services is here to assists you in mapping a plan to create the life you want to live and do the work you love to do. Visit us at 474 University Centre or use our online resources. With a little planning and some hard work you might have a much more detailed answer about your career plans at the next family holiday table.

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