UNBSJ played host to a number of employers just before the March break in its annual career fair.
The fair, which took place on Feb. 27, is held every year to connect students with potential employers for summer jobs or careers after graduation. 22 employers set up information tables to speak with students of all faculties regarding employment opportunities in their companies. Employers like Costco, the city of Saint John, Kognitive Marketing and many others were on site and met with future graduates and potential future employees.
Many of the students that visited the career fair were from the Faculty of Business, but many Arts, Sciences and Nursing students were also in attendance. Employers were, for the most part, impressed with UNBSJ’s students and found it was a good opportunity to meet and discuss their companies with soon-to-be graduates.
Many of the employment opportunities were geared toward the faculty of business as, up until recently, the Faculty of Business organized career fairs on campus and have made some lasting connections between employers and the university. Since then, however, UNBSJ has opened its doors to many different organizations, such as Northwood, which is a care facility seeking students in the health care field. UNB graduate school was also in attendance to speak to students who are considering furthering their education.
A handful of Mount Allison University students came by bus to visit the career fair and seek out perspective employment opportunities in Saint John and surrounding areas as well.
Ken Craft, UNBSJ’s student employment counsellor was very pleased with the career fair he organized and facilitated. Over the two and a half hours that the fair took place, 200 students came through the G. Forbes Elliot Athletics Centre to speak to potential employers. “I was very pleased with the career fair,” says Craft, “It allows students to explore a variety of employment opportunities.”