Attend this year’s UM Annual Career Fair – January 21
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COVID-19 has changed the way we are able to connect with employers, but that doesn’t mean you should put your career planning on hold. It is more important than ever to attend the virtual 2021 Annual Career Fair. 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 70 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 Kenora All Nations Health Partners (Gold Supporter) and Kativik Ilisarniliriniq and Triple E Recreational Vehicles (Silver Supporters), along with other employers from for-profit, government and non-profit organizations.
UM Annual Career Fair 2021
When: January 21st 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: Careers4Canada powered by CareerEco Virtual Fair Platform
Who: Open to all U of M students and Alumni
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.
Prior to the Career Fair, join a Career Fair Preparation workshop (January 11 at 1 p.m. or January 18 at 10:30 a.m.) to learn how to navigate the fair and set up your profile on the Careers4Canada platform. Need help with your resumé? The Resumé Learning Centre has gone virtual – 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.
Setting up your profile and attaching your resumé well before the fair will provide employers an opportunity to get to know you in advance. Employers may also go in and invite you to their booth. The sooner you’re set up, the more exposure you will have with employers attending the fair. If you make a good impression, attending the fair might lead to some exciting opportunities in your future. The better prepared you are in advance of the Career Fair, the more successful you will be.
Attending a Career Fair can boost your career prospects, give you more career information, and help you to develop skills and connections that will benefit your future significantly.
We can’t wait to see you there.