U of G Takes Part in Recruitment, Career Fairs

September 22, 2008 - Campus Bulletin

The University of Guelph and the University of Guelph-Humber will take part in the Ontario Universities' Fair from September 26 to 28 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The event is expected to attract more than 90,000 prospective students and their families.

The Fair is the largest off-campus recruitment event of the year. It gives prospective students and their families the opportunity to visit displays, attend presentations, collect handbooks, and have their questions answered by representatives from all 21 Ontario universities.

Staff from Admission Services and Student Service areas from both the University of Guelph and the University of Guelph-Humber will be on-hand during the Fair to answer questions. Faculty, staff and students from both campuses will also share their expertise and detailed knowledge.

Fair visitors are primarily senior high school students and their families, and teachers and guidance counsellors from the Greater Toronto Area and beyond.

The Ontario Universities’ Fair is being held in the South Building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. It runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

More information is available online or by contacting Effie Gatsinos at Ext. 56053 or gatsinos@registrar.uoguelph.ca.

U of G will also take part in the 15th annual Career Fair Sept. 24 at RIM Park in Waterloo. Close to 300 employers and some 3,000 students and recent graduates of the region's four post secondary institutions will meet to talk about careers and employment opportunities.

The event is the largest post secondary career fair of its kind in Canada. It’s co-sponsored by the University of Guelph, Conestoga College, the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University.

Students and recent alumni will have the opportunity to meet with some 300 employers and gather vital information on careers. They can network with representatives of participating organizations, discuss employment requirements and opportunities, as well as promote their own skills.

The fair runs from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and is open to students and alumni from the four post-secondary institutions.
Participating employers include Babcock & Wilcox Canada, Canadian Security Intelligence Service, Canadian Tire, Christie Digital Systems, Danone Canada, Expedia Inc., Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Hudson's Bay Company, Manulife Financial, Microsoft Corporation, Molson, Ontario Public Service, RCMP, TD Canada Trust, Sherwin-Williams, Stantec Consulting and Syncrude Canada.

Admission is free with a student/alumni card from any one of the four participating institutions.

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