UFV hosts career fair Wednesday

UFV will be hosting its annual career fair on Wednesday, March 7, and organizer So Jeon inviting students to expand their horizons...

UFV will be hosting its annual career fair on Wednesday, March 7, and organizer So Jeon of the UFV Career Centre is inviting students to expand their horizons when thinking about potential employers.

“We really want students to visit a variety of companies and organizations as they tour the booths and displays,” she notes. “Regardless of what you are studying, you will be surprised by the various career paths available in different companies that may require your skills. The research and critical thinking skills you gain in your studies are transferrable to a number of fields.”

These are tough economic times and it’s harder to get a job than it used to be, but Jeon says that makes it even more important to come out and network at the Career Fair.

“You never know where your next summer job or your first career job will come from. The more connections you make, the more you get your name and resume out there, the better the chances that you’ll succeed in finding the right fit for you.”

The Career Fair runs in the UFV Envision Athletic Centre from 2 to 6 pm on Wed, March 7. Members of the public and UFV alumni are invited to attend. Admission is free.

Participants are also invited to take part in special Ignite Your Interview Skills one-on-one mock interview sessions from 2:30 to 5 pm.

Current students who register for the Career Fair ahead of time have the chance to win an iPad. https://www.ufv.ca/Jobs/Career_Fair/Registration_2012.htm

Questions? Call the Career Centre at 604.854.4507.

Employee exhibitors come from a range of industries including the financial sector, community and social services, criminal justice, agriculture, health and fitness, and business (newly added exhibitors in green)

Exhibitors include:

Abbotsford Community Services

Abbotsford Police Department

Adler School of Professional Psychology

Aldergrove Credit Union

Arbonne International

BC Corrections

Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine

British Columbia Institute of Technology

Budget Rent a Car of B.C. Ltd.

Cactus Club Cafe

Canadian Cancer Society — BC & Yukon Division

The Centre for Epilepsy & Seizure Education

Certified General Accountants Association of BC

Certified Management Accountants of BC

Chartered Accountants Association of BC

CIBC

Cintas Canada

Cnawlece Incorporated

Communitas Supportive Care

Correctional Service of Canada

Costco Wholesale

Cultus Lake Waterpark

The Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver

Farm Credit Canada

Fraser Health

GoodLife Fitness

Hess Education Canada

HUB International Insurance Brokers

Innovative Fitness

Insurance Institute — Career Connections

Investors Group Financial

Langbroek, Louwerse & Thiessen LLP

Ministry for Children and Family Development

MNP LLP

OfficeTeam

Options Community Services Society

Prospera Centre

Prospera Credit Union

PRT Growing Services Ltd.

RBC Royal Bank of Canada

Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)

Ritchie Smith Feeds, Inc.

Service Canada

SFU Beedie School of Business

Simon Fraser University – Surrey Campus

Soprema Incorporated

South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority Police (Transit Police)

St. John Ambulance

Sun Life Financial

TD Canada Trust

Tutor Doctor

UBC Master of Management

UBC Sauder School of Business, Diploma in Accounting Program

Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services

Vector Marketing

VersaCold Group / EV Logistics

West Coast College of Massage Therapy