Friday, October 22, 2021

Preparing For a Career Event

Career Zone offers many Career Events to help you find employers and expand your network!

Where can I find Career Zone Events?
It’s simple! All you need to do is log onto your Career Zone portal: Once you have accessed your portal you can find all Career Events under the “Campus Career” or “Goodman Career” tabs in the Dashboard drop down menu, under “Events”. All events are listed monthly. ​You can click on each of the events for a description and register online (if necessary) as well.  

How can I prepare for an upcoming Career Event?
Great question! It is always important to prepare for a Career Event beforehand to ensure that you can make the most of the event. Once you’ve registered for the event (if required), it is important to research and review the available job opportunities offered. You can also prepare a list of employers you would like to connect with so you can prepare some questions for each of those employers. Before attending the event, it is also important to dress professionally. Be sure to check out our Dress + Communication Etiquette resource to learn about dress and communication etiquette.  Another great tip is to bring a note pad and pen with you during the event to record all your interactions and to jot down any important information.   

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Wow! That’s a lot to remember! Good thing we have all these resources on Career Zone in case you need a reminder! To access these resources, log onto your Career Zone portal > Student resources > Quick Tips. 

What should I do during a Career Event?
Another great question! For in-person events, it is always a good idea to arrive early if possible, to become familiar with the event layout. If the event is online, be sure to keep your camera and mic on and maintain a visible presence. Before diving into questions about the available opportunities the employers have, you want to introduce yourself first so you can personally connect with the employers. Additionally, be sure to collect contact information to follow up after the event (e.g., business cards or LinkedIn information). Last, but not least, stay patient.  It might take some time to connect with employers if the event is busy.!

Are there any upcoming Career Events?

Yes, there are! We have three very exciting Career Events coming up in October and  November! 

FDM Group Info Session will be taking place on October 25th from 4:30-5:30pm. FDM is a Career Program for recent graduates in Canada. This online workshop will provide you with an understanding of what roles in the IT/Tech sector exist post-graduation. It will also outline what duties and responsibilities fall within the IT/TECH sector. Bring your questions and register here: Webinar Registration - Zoom.
The Nursing Career & Networking Fair will be taking place on October 27th from 1:00-3:00pm. This virtual event will bring together 25+ Health Care organizations from across Ontario and Canada (e.g., Niagara Health, SickKids, etc.). It is an amazing opportunity to engage with potential employers, learn about what each organization has to offer, and to build your network! Register here:
The Exploring Careers in Law, Security & Government Event will be taking place on November 1st at 5:00-7:00pm. This virtual event will feature industry professionals who work in security and law. This event will teach you about the career options, industry trends, and strategies for getting a job within the outlined fields. Register here:

To better prepare for the event, you can attend virtual networking prep sessions, available on the Career Zone Campus Career Event calendar.

Connect With Us!
We are here to support you, so don’t be afraid to ask for help! We offer many student resources on our portal ( and can be contacted via email at to answer any inquiries you may have. 

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Written by Megan Vlahiotis, Career Assistant
Edited by Kara Renaud, Supervisor of Career Education, CCEE Department

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