Spring Career Fair offers students hundreds of job opportunities

By Costa Maragos Posted: February 3, 2018 7:00 a.m.

Local employers are seeking talented, educated students as employees.
Local employers are seeking talented, educated students as employees. Photo courtesy of the U of R Career Centre

Hundreds of job opportunities await University of Regina students and they can be found in one big room.

The U of R’s Career Centre is once again hosting the annual Spring Career Fair, Monday, February 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on campus.

If history is any indication, if you are a student there’s a chance you will walk away with a job opportunity.

Spring Career Fair
“Companies love recruiting and hiring University of Regina students,” says Kevin Fiessel at the U of R Career Centre. Photo - External Relations
“Many, many students have told us they not only found a summer position from attending the Spring Career Fair, but they also found a full-time position once they graduated,” says Kevin Fiessel, Manager of the U of R Career Centre. “Many of these employers are seeking talented students to hire upon graduation. The summer position can merely be a four-month ‘interview’ as we like to say. The student does well and the company offers them maybe a part-time job in September while the student finishes classes, and then a full-time position in January. You never know what a visit to the University of Regina Spring Career Fair will do for your career.”  

The Spring Career Fair, 2018 edition, has become a magnet for some of Canada’s top employers.
More than 100 employers will set up tables with company representatives who can answer students’ questions.

The jobs offered include summer, part-time, full-time,   co-op, internships, practicums, fieldwork and volunteer opportunities.

For employers, the fair is one-stop shopping to connect with highly motivated, educated workers.

“Companies love recruiting and hiring University of Regina students. The U of R Career Centre regularly places over 800 students a year in Co-op and Internship positions,” says Fiessel. “When you add in the numbers of summer students hired at the Spring Career Fair, I am sure we are well over 1,000 students placed in any given year. These employers are here on campus every year to hire our students – and they are coming out in greater numbers than ever before.”  

If you’re wishing to connect with potential employers, then the Career Fair might be your ticket to employment.

Event:    Spring Career Fair 2018
Date:      Monday, February 5
Time:      10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Gym 3 – Centre for Kinesiology and Health Studies

This event is free and open to the public. For further information please contact the U of R Career Centre at student.employment@uregina.ca