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Campus Bulletin

September 20, 2006

Annual University/College Career Fair Sept. 27

More than 240 employers and some 3,000 students and recent graduates of the region’s four postsecondary institutions will meet to talk about careers and employment opportunities at the 13th annual Career Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at RIM Park in Waterloo.

The event is the largest postsecondary 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.

The fair allows visitors to see displays and network with representatives of participating organizations, obtain career information, discuss employment requirements and opportunities, and promote their own skills.

“For employers, it’s an effective and cost-efficient way of contacting students and graduates of four excellent, nationally respected schools,” says Jamie Perry of U of G's Co-operative Education and Career Services.

The fair runs from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. There will be shuttle bus service from U of G to the event. Buses will leave from the front of the University Centre every half hour from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. They will return to Guelph from RIM Park every 30 minutes starting at 11:30 a.m., with the last bus leaving Waterloo at 4 p.m.

Many economic sectors will be represented at the a fair, including financial services, advanced manufacturing, information technology, retail services, engineering, aerospace, telecommunications, health care, pharmaceuticals, food and hospitality services, law enforcement, community and social services, and government agencies and departments.

Some of the participating employees are: ACNielsen Canada; ASECO Integrated Systems; Cargill;, Department of Industry Canada; Colt Engineering Corporation; Geomatrix Consultants; Grey Bruce Health Services; Hydro One Networks Inc.; IBM Canada; News Marketing Canada; Nortel; Linamar Corporation; Guelph Police Service; Transfreight Integrated Logistics; YES Youngdo Education Corporation; Maple Leaf Foods; PharmaCareer; Research In Motion; Shell Canada Limited; Hudson’s Bay Company; TD Canada Trust; TELUS; York Regional Police; Upper Canada Forest Products; Toyota Canada; Ministry of Education and Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities; RBC Insurance.

A complete list of all participating employers and their detailed organization profiles are available online.

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