Employers | Partners

Employer Fair Partner and Student Talking
As a valued partner promoting employment or post-graduate educational opportunities, the Employer Relations unit is excited to work with you. We take a needs-based approach to understanding your unique recruitment goals and connect you with the Western students and alumni that will drive the future success of your organization.

We look forward to learning more about your organization and helping you build your Western talent pipeline!

Promote Your Graduate/Professional School Programs

Come to our beautiful Western campus to inform and recruit prospective graduate and professional students.

Promote Your Company or Organization

Looking to hire extraordinary talent? Let us connect you with our recent graduates.


Host an Information Session at Western

Information Sessions provide you with an opportunity to promote your school and its programs and explain the details of your application and admissions process to interested students.

We will support all logistical arrangements and take care of all on-campus marketing—simply tell us who you’d like to reach!

Please note: Due to COVID-19, information sessions will take place virtually until further notice. More details about this and how to book can be found below.

Book Your Session

 

Cost & Essential Information

Standard Package - $150

We imagine that you have a virtual platform that you would like to use. In this case, we can plan your session and you can use your platform. Alternatively, we can use Western’s platform, Zoom.

You will be supported by our team throughout the process, to ensure the success of your event.

This package includes:

  • Booking the session
  • Promoting it on Western Connect
  • Managing your registration
  • Providing your registration lists
  • Payment for your session is made online. We will provide you with a payment link once your session is confirmed

Premium Package - $200

Host a virtual information session using Zoom (Western has a corporate license).

We recommend that your session include a presentation that is no longer than 20-30 minutes, followed by question & answer and possibly, break out room sessions. You will need to have two or more staff members for this option. Where you can, we encourage you to have staff that are Western alumni, in the Zoom session, as students might feel more comfortable talking with them.

You will be supported by our team throughout the process, to ensure the success of your event.

This package includes:

  • Booking the session
  • Promoting it on Western Connect
  • Sharing it widely on social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram), student clubs, email notifications, etc.
  • Managing your registration
  • Providing your registration lists
  • Sending the secure Zoom link to those registered
  • A member of the Employer Relations Team will participate in the Zoom session and will perform tasks such as facilitate introductions, manage the presentation slides, run polls, and manage breakout rooms
  • Payment for your session is made online. We will provide you with a payment link once your session is confirmed

Timing

In the past, we have hosted information sessions in the early evening, however if classes are mostly online, we might be able to host information sessions at different times during the day.

We will be in touch as more information regarding Fall classes at Western becomes available. If you have a preferred time in mind, please indicate this in the additional comments section of the form.

Recommended Format

We recommend that your session include a short, 20-30 minute presentation, followed by a question and answer session. In your presentation, share with students:

  • Information about your education institution
  • Benefits of your academic program 
  • Important application dates and timeline (application deadline, interview, and acceptance letter)
  • Any other key information that you wish to share, including short videos from alumni

Additional Promotional Opportunities:

Below are a few additional outlets through which you may wish to promote your information session.

Poster Patrol

Poster Patrol is a service offered by the University Students' Council that will place your poster in high-traffic areas. The cost to have thirty-five of your 8.5"x11" posters approved and distributed across campus for one week is approximately $141.25 (additional weeks are available at $100 each). If you are interested, please contact InPrint at  inprint@uwo.ca or (519) 661-3578.

Job Postings

Don’t forget that many students will be searching for jobs on  Western Connect. Consider posting the position you are recruiting for in advance to deepen their interest and engagement with your organization. It’s a great idea to include a description of your company with links to your website, as well as the detailed information about your session once it has been confirmed.

The Gazette

The Gazette is Western’s student newspaper. 11,000 copies are distributed across campus, four days a week. Advertisements begin at $60. To advertise your upcoming information session, please contact The Gazette at (519) 661-3579 or  adoffice@uwo.ca.

Western News

Western News is the official newspaper (now digital) of the university. Advertisements start at $34. Contact Western News at (519) 434-9990 or  campusad@sympatico.ca

Radio ads

Another method of advertising is through the student-run campus radio station.  Please contact Radio Western directly.

Social Networking

If your organization has a  Facebook page or  Twitter feed, we encourage you to advertise your Information Session there!



Register for the Graduate and Professional School Fair

Due to COVID-19, the Graduate & Professional School Fair will take place virtually using Brazen (registration cost includes your ability to use Brazen to participate)

Western’s Graduate & Professional School Fair is an opportunity for recruiters to share information about their graduate-level or professional school programs, and generate interest from Western students about continuing their studies at their institution.

Date: Monday, October 19th & Tuesday, October 20th, 2020

Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm EST (both days). You can only register for one day. Program list by day is available at the registration link below.

Registration: NOW OPEN! Register at this link

Cost: $500 + HST

Please note: We do not permit booth sharing between faculties/departments