Hamilton’s students get the chance to connect with careers

On Feb. 2, Hamilton hosted its annual Connect to Careers Job Fair at the FirstOntario Centre.

Students attending Mohawk College, McMaster University, and Redeemer College were invited to attend the event, which took place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

With around 130 organizations and businesses and over 3,000 students, it was an opportunity to connect and network with individuals in local industries and businesses.

Victoria Laszuk, district sales leader at PepsiCo said, “Attending today’s career fair is like a pre-screening, so if you make a good impression today, you really stand out against the other applicants.”

Employers were at their stations ready to meet eager individuals who were ready to take on a job. Companies and organizations were looking to meet individuals and collect resumes at the fair for full-time and part-time jobs, co-ops, and internships.

“Don’t put yourself in a box, just because you finished psychology or behavioural sciences doesn’t mean that’s where you’ll end up or that’s what you’ll love doing,” said Ola Kusnierz, program manager at Woodview. “Definitely take up on the volunteer opportunities, you have to get your foot in the door.”

From left to right: Irene Richmond, Michelle Bake-Murphy, Ola Kusnierz

The event had two on-site services available, a resume critiquing station where a team of career advisors helped visitors make their resumes stand out, and a LinkedIn headshot station providing professional headshots for social media accounts.

“Handing your resume out at the career fair is extremely important,” said Laszuk. ”It leaves a lasting impression on the employer”.

Anyone looking for further information regarding the Connect to Careers Job Fair can visit:

www.connecttocareersjobfair.com

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