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Attend this year’s UM Career Fair – January 17 & 18

Win $1000 toward your tuition from BMO and Alumni Relations - Register early and attend the Fair to be entered into the draw

December 13, 2022 — 

The Career, Community and Experiential Learning Centre (CCELC) is so excited to welcome over 100 employers and educational institutions back on campus for the 2023 UM Annual Career Fair! After hosting the event virtually throughout the pandemic, employers and educators will be on campus to meet with students to share summer and permanent full-time employment opportunities and discuss what they look for in potential candidates. This is your chance to speak directly with a variety of companies, including gold sponsors Southeast Child & Family Services, Pollard Banknote Limited and silver sponsors Vidir Vertical Solutions, KORE Wireless, Buffalo Point First Nation, Cobra Enterprises Ltd and Bison Modular Homes and GroupStrength. The world of work is not organized by degree and the Career Fair is an excellent opportunity to learn how the knowledge, skills and attributes you are developing in your classwork can link to the labour market. Whether you are looking for work right now, want to explore industries to gain knowledge or would like the opportunity to see what is out there for the future, this event is for you.

Over 100 employers want to meet with students to share summer, part-time and permanent full-time employment opportunities and discuss what they look for in potential employees. This is a chance to better understand the labour market and start to make important connections. Employers attending include Pepsico Foods Canada, Arcane Horizon, HyLife Ltd., Gardewine, along with other employers from for-profit, government and non-profit organizations.

UM Career Fair 2023
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 | 2 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 | 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

1st and 2nd floor (Campo, GSA Lounge, MPR, Marshall McLuhan Hall)
UMSU University Centre
65 Chancellor’s Circle

 

To maximize your Career Fair experience, you can prepare by accessing the list of employers attending on the Career Services website. Look at a new industry you haven’t considered before to see all the opportunities in front of you. You might just happen upon something that could take you in an exciting new direction. Be sure to research the organizations and career opportunities thoroughly so you are able to have focused conversations about your areas of interest. Beyond allowing you to make informed decisions about how you want to build your career, being knowledgeable about an organization is the key to making your resumé stand out in a pile of qualified applicants. Get a feel for what the employer is seeking by talking to them at the Career Fair. Ask about the top skills or experiences they are seeking in new hires.

Career Services also offers career fair prep sessions so you can learn how to effectively connect and network with employers. Check the ‘Prepare for the UM Career Fair‘ section on the website or register on UMConnect. Need help with your resumé? The Resumé Learning Centre can help – email your resumé to cs [dot] receptionist [at] umanitoba [dot] ca and make an appointment with a member of the Career Services team to ensure your marketing materials are the best they can be. The better prepared you are in advance of the Career Fair, the more successful you will be.There are also plenty of online resources to support your preparation. Access the job search and resumé workbooks to prepare for the event. 

Start to build the career you want by learning more about yourself and the world of work. Career Services is here to assist you in mapping a plan to create the life you want to live and do what inspires you. Whether you need support planning for the Career Fair or planning for your wider career, 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. See you on January 17 and 18!

We can’t wait to see you there.

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