You’re Hired! Durham College Students Network at Job Fair

More than 1,600 Durham College (DC) and University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) students had the opportunity to meet with more than 60 companies who are actively hiring at the 2015 DC/UOIT Job Fair on February 4.

This year’s focus was on networking, which meant students could sit down and have meaningful conversations with recruiters by asking questions and learning more about the opportunities offered by the diverse range of businesses represented at the fair.

“In today’s competitive job market, face-to-face interaction when going through the job application process can be rare, but we know networking can give candidates a competitive edge,” said Tara Blackburn, director, Career Services. “Durham College has established some very strong relationships with businesses in a variety of sectors that recognize the talent our graduates possess and the Job Fair is a chance to bring both parties together.”

A mentoring lounge was new this year, giving attendees the opportunity to mingle with business leaders, local entrepreneurs, and alumni, to learn tried and true ways of succeeding in today’s labour market.

“As a first time student attendee at the Job Fair, I was excited to see how many recruiters were present and eager to discuss my future,” said Nicole Paris, a third-year Law Clerk – Advanced student. “I had the opportunity to discuss current opportunities with employers, all who were extremely genuinely interested in the potential I have to contribute to their team. I was also able to network, which will be a big help after graduation.”

For more information about career opportunities, employer profiles and job search tips students, employers, faculty and staff can visit DC’s Hired Portal.