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ASE Career Fair

About more than just finding a job!

September 19, 2019 — 

 

When: October 8th, 2:30 – 6:30 PM
Where: 2nd Floor, University Centre

The 2019 ASE Career Fair is fast approaching. Attending a Career Fair is an opportunity to boost your job prospects as well as gain valuable career information that will help you design your career journey!  

Start building the career you want by learning more about the world of work. Research the employers attending in advance of the fair to discover key projects and priorities of each organization and identify potential career pathways you may want to discuss. Plan ahead so you can decide who to talk to first and develop questions focusing on what you would like to know about their place of work, competencies they are looking for and opportunities that might be available now and in the future.

Take advantage of connecting with industry professionals early in your degree. Learn about the knowledge, skills and attributes employers are looking for now and in the future.  Equipped with this new knowledge you can seek out courses and experiential learning opportunities that will support your professional development in areas you need to grow. Initiate conversations about training opportunities you should take advantage of, associations you should become a part of and how the knowledge and skills you are developing in the classroom and through co-curricular activities link to various occupations.  

Generally, the most obvious and enticing reason for attending a career fair is often employment. This is your opportunity to start having conversations with people who can connect you with work opportunities.  Employers at the ASE Career Fair will be looking for students to fill summer and part-time positions and new grads to work full-time. Use our resumé resources for ideas on how to create a strong resume and cover letter. Make a good impression, this event might lead to some exciting opportunities in your future.

Not sure exactly where you want to work?  The career fair is a great time to explore different employers and compare the organizations where you might work someday. Explore an employer you hadn’t considered before.  When exploring be sure to think of your career values and prepare thoughtful questions that can help you compare workplaces based on what is most important to you! You can find ideas for values-based questions here.

Attending a Career Fair can boost your career prospects, give you career information, and help you make connections that will benefit your future significantly. Take some time to get prepared by registering for a Career Fair Prep Session on CareerCONNECT or check out these resources. This is your opportunity to impress!

The Career Services office is located on campus to assist you in mapping out a plan to create the life you want and connect with work that inspires you.  Whether you need support planning for the Career Fair or a plan to build your way forward, you can visit us at 474 University Centre or use our online resources. You will also find us at the Career Services booth at the Career Fair.

 

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