On September 27, York students flocked to the annual Fall Career Fair in hopes of landing that perfect position. Hosted by the Career Centre, on-campus career fairs are an opportunity for students to connect with potential employers and see what kinds of job opportunities are available to them.
“Besides landing a job, the job fairs help students to articulate their job pitches and practice selling themselves to employers,” says Julie Rahmer, director of the Career Centre.
The fair served as an opportunity for students to hand in resumés and network with a variety of employers who were recruiting both undergraduate and graduate students for full-time, part-time and internship positions.
“I’m just seeing what kind of jobs are out there for when I graduate next year,” said Zora C., a third-year psychology major. “I don’t want to be left jobless come next April.”
Rahmer reminds students that meeting employers often does not result in an immediate job and that it will often take time for the employer to review your resumé and get back to you. She says that many students have received requests for job interviews as a result of meeting recruiters at the fair.
York holds career fairs in both the fall and winter semesters. Current student’s and new graduates are also able to apply for a range of jobs through the Career Centre website. Students are encouraged to visit the Career Centre website for further tips on the job search process.