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January 2016

Calling all International students


Breaking into the Canadian Job Market: Career Panel for International Students

We are lucky enough to be part of a university that has a lot of diversity.  I love meeting and learning from international students. They have had very different life experiences from me and show so much resilience.  I often speak with international students who want to stay in Canada after they graduate.  I think the best way to learn about how to have a successful career is to talk to people who have done what you want to do.  With any kind of job search it is important to remember that you are not alone and that there are others who may have been in the exact same position as you. If you are an international student and want to work in Canada after graduation then the Breaking into the Canadian Job Market: Career Panel for International Students is the event for you!    Come out and meet others who have made the successful transitional from International Student to having a fulfilling career.    Past UTM Alumni will be there and are ready and willing to share their experiences.  Come prepared to ask lots of questions and learn some new tips and job search techniques that worked for them.

Jan 28, 2016 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM

In collaboration with the International Centre & Department of Management


Get a jump on 2016 at the Get Hired Fair


Ahhh January. That time of year when eggnog becomes a green monster smoothie, a Netflix marathon turns into marathon training, and the general sense of a fresh new semester has us feeling like we want to be a healthier, happier, more energized, and more organized version of ourselves. Am I right?! As New Year’s resolutions abound the goal setting season has officially begun. Conveniently, for all of you resolution setters, employers are thinking along those same lines. So, while the RAWC has recently been full of students and staff trying to get a jump on health in 2016, this Wednesday, it will also be packed with employers, organizations, and opportunities at the Get Hired Fair!

The Get Hired Fair is on January 13th from 10am-2pm in the RAWC and will feature organizations offering summer jobs and internships, full-time roles for soon to be or recent graduates, resources to connect students to entrepreneurial ventures and start-ups, and everything in between!

This year we have a great line up of organizations coming to campus. New to the fair this year we have RBC Canada, Best Buy, and Statistics Canada! Not to mention the breadth of opportunities for students in a wide range of disciplines.

In Life or Hard Sciences? Check out the Canadian Food and Inspection  Agency booth. Thinking about becoming a teacher? We have a variety of camps and programs attending the fair that will give you the kind of experience that will help you get into teachers’ college.  Looking for a job on campus? We’ve got you covered there too! UTM Athletics, Student Housing, the Office of Student Transition, Student Recruitment and Admissions and more(!) will be at the fair to talk about roles right here on campus!

But, the snow is just starting to fall and I only pulled out my parka last week!

I get it. It’s winter and we are talking about jobs that start as early as May 1st! Madness! The truth is that it takes a lot of time for employers to write and share job postings, review resumes and cover letters, interview, check references, and then actually hire and onboard. The work begins well before the end of classes, so you’ll find many deadline dates for summer (and even full-time) positions start to close in January or February.

If you’re feeling like your resume needs a bit of work, we’ve got you covered! The Career Centre is holding a Resume Blitz from 10am-4pm on January 12th in DV3094.

So get that resume polished, pick out a professional outfit, and we will see you on Wednesday at the Get Hired Fair!

Michelle Atkinson, Coordinator, Events and Employment Services




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