Thursday, November 3, 2011

Preparing to Meet with Employers: Career Expo

If you haven’t already researched the organizations coming to the Career & Post-Graduate Expo, now is the time to do so! We have over 100 post-grad institutions, employers and non-profit organizations attending who are eager to network and recruit Brock students and alumni. Many students have found their dream jobs at the Expo, and doing your research of attendees saves time and allows you to focus your efforts on companies that interest you.

We really do have something for everyone this year. Whether you are a business student, in Recreation and Leisure studies, Computer Science or Community Health, there are organizations that want to talk to you. A full list can be found in our guidebook which is available in the Career Resource Centre, online on the Career Services Website, or on the downloadable app.

I can’t emphasize enough how important doing research is before you attend. You may look through the list of attendees and come to the conclusion that no organization is relevant to what you are studying at Brock. This couldn’t be further from the truth! Service Canada, for example, is looking for majors in Community Health, Sociology, Nursing, Biological Science, Political Science and English. If you didn’t do your research, you might not have given them a second thought. You will be surprised who is hiring for what positions, and the only way to know is to research them beforehand.

A major turn off for employers is to have potential employees ask them what they are hiring for. Don’t be that person! If you are serious about finding a job, have your research done and know what positions are available so you are ahead of the curve.

If you have any questions about the Career & Post-Graduate Expo, or about any of the exhibitors attending and how to prepare, visit the Career Resource Centre and speak with a Career Assistant. Additional information can also be found on our website.

- Rachel

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