A sold-out Nov. 2 Career Fair on UBC's Okanagan campus is a good sign for students and employers.
"We're seeing rising demand from employers seeking university students who will be looking for work next spring, or after graduating with their UBC degrees," says Shawn Swallow, Associate Director of Career Services and Co-op Programs.
"It seems the economy is warming up, with interest in hiring students not just in our Career Fair but at employer information sessions and with job postings. We're starting to see employee recruitment getting competitive again, as it was a few years ago."
Swallow says businesses from throughout BC and across a wide range of sectors are taking advantage of the Nov. 2 Career Fair to stay top-of-mind with university students from UBC's Okanagan campus.
"We had 40 spaces for employers looking to connect with students at our next Career Fair, and we're fully sold out," says Swallow. "Financial institutions have been great supporters of the Career Fair over the years, and they continue to show strong interest in reaching out to university students as future employees. In fact, our Platinum Sponsor this year is Valley First Credit Union."
Gold-level sponsors are the Institute of Chartered Accountants, BC Assessment, and Peter Kiewit Sons' Co., one of North America's largest construction and mining organizations. Swallow says his team is also seeing increased interest from engineering firms this year.
The Career Fair is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 2, in the Gymnasium at UBC's Okanagan campus. For more information contact Shawn Swallow at 250-807-9223.
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