Organizations from across Canada were on campus recently to meet with students during the Career & Experience Expo hosted by Careerspace at Trent. The annual event, previously know as the Career & Summer Job Fair, allows students to connect with potential employers to explore future career possibilities and learn about opportunities to build valuable skills through experiential learning.
Students who attended the event discovered that there are many ways to engage with potential employers. Anuj Arora, a fourth-year international student studying Computing and Information Systems at Trent, found the event to be a very productive experience as he prepares to graduate and transition from University into the workforce.
“My experience at the Career Expo was amazing as I was able to network with employers from a variety of different sectors to learn about their career options,” said Mr. Arora. “All of the employers were friendly and immensely enthusiastic to learn about my current involvements and experiences, both curricular and co-curricular. I can’t wait to add the great connections I made at the event on LinkedIn and follow up with them.”
The productive experience was mutual among employers with several commenting on the high-calibre of the Trent students they met with.
“The opportunity for a local business like Redstone Media to connect directly with Trent students looking for internships or their first big job was exceptional,” said Tim Hockley, CEO of Redstone Media Inc. in Peterborough, Ontario. “You can really feel the enthusiasm of the students who come from all over the world to learn at this esteemed institution. It was abundantly clear that students love Trent and the opportunity to learn in such a supportive environment.”
Other organizations in attendance included: Canada Revenue Agency; Canada Border Services Agency; Bark Lake Leadership Centre; Innovation Cluster; Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development; OMNI Health Care; Ontario Shores; Canadian Armed Forces; Grant Thornton LLP; PepsiCo Canada; Public Service Commission of Canada; and Camp Maple Leaf.
Careerspace provides an authentic outlook on the career landscape by providing Trent students and alumni with meaningful experiences, necessary perspectives, and valuable resources. It offers appointments, workshops, online resources, and opportunities to connect with employers and recruiters. These services are free for all Trent students and alumni, please visit the Careerspace website.