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Trent Summer Job and Volunteer Fair a Success
February 2, 2007

Pronounced a success by students, recruiters and staff alike, the 2007 Summer Job and Volunteer Fair, organized by Trent’s Career Centre, was held on Wednesday, January 31 in Gzowski College.

Recruiters in attendance applauded the event, saying that it was well organized with lots of help available. Several first time exhibitors were impressed with the number of students looking for work and said they will come back again in following years. Exhibitors who have been to the fair before exclaimed that they always get a good turnout at Trent and love to hire Trent students.

As for the students, many came ready to land that summer job on the spot and some got their wish as they were interviewed at the fair or booked for interviews at a later date.

Approximately 1,000 students attended the annual Summer Job and Volunteer Fair and a total of 34 potential employers were on site, including:

  • Volunteer agencies such as: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peterborough; Canadian Red Cross; Community Living Peterborough; and the New Canadians Centre Peterborough.
  • Ten summer camps, including: Camp Island Lake; Childhood Cancer Support Centre; Camp Wahanowin; and CNIB Lake Joseph Centre.
  • Local, regional and national businesses, such as: BOATsmart! Canada; Boston Pizza; Business Advisory Centre; Kawartha Golf and Country Club; Northern Tier, BSA; Parks Canada Agency, Trent-Severn Waterway; University First Class Painters; and Winners / HomeSense.
  • Trent Departments hiring summer help, including: Athletics; Conferences; Registrar's Office; and Student Affairs.

The Career Centre is your on-campus and online resource for planning your career and finding employment. Whether this is your first year or your graduating year, it’s never too early to start.

The Career Centre is open year-round for part-time and full-time students as well as recent graduates who seek career- and work-related information and guidance. At the Career Centre, students will find information on different career options and effective work search strategies as well as resources for graduate school and further education opportunities.

Find out where your Trent degree can take you by visiting us on-campus in Champlain College or online.