hirewesternu VIRTUAL Career Fair

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Connecting employers with YOU, the Western students they want to meet and hire.
Meet employers who are working on the challenges that interest you most

Open to ALL programs, academic levels, and alumni.

October 5, 2021 | 10am - 3pm (EST) | Virtual Event

 

Proudly sponsored by:

BOS Innovations logo    Graham Construction logo    Isaac Operations logo    Konrad logo    Maple Leaf Foods logo

How it Works

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TAKE THE ASSESSMENT

Identify the challenges that interest you most. Go to  SparkPath, click SIGN UP, create a STUDENT account using the code WesternU

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SEARCH EMPLOYERS BY CHALLENGE

Explore below to find employers working on your top challenges and create a target list for the fair.

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REGISTER FOR THE FAIR

Complete the advanced registration for the hirewesternu VIRTUAL Career Fair and begin to prepare

4
ATTEND THE VIRTUAL FAIR

Chat 1:1 with employers to learn about opportunities. Review conversation starters.



Click on the Challenge to See Participating Employers

Or click here to view all employers (PDF).

Redesign the Health Care System

  • Isaac Operations

Promote Healthy Living

  • BM Select CF Crozier & Associates Inc
  • Closing the Gap Healthcare
  • Halton Healthcare
  • Labatt Breweries
  • LifeWorks
  • London Ski Club Racing
  • Masco Canada Ltd
  • Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre

Advance Health Informatics

  • Infosys Ltd.
  • Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre

Engineer Better Medicine

Improve Mental Health

  • BM Select
  • CF Crozier & Associates Inc
  • Closing the Gap Healthcare
  • Crest Support Services
  • Halton Healthcare
  • LifeWorks
  • Means Transform Products
  • St. Leonard's Community Services
  • Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre
  • Vale
  • Vanier Children's Services
  • Youth Opportunities Unlimited

Build the School of the Future

  • BrainStation
  • Christian Alliance International School (Hong Kong)
  • Cintas Canada Ltd

Protect Society from Crime

  • St. Leonard's Community Services
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Help People Reach Their Potential

  • Aerotek
  • Agentis Capital Advisors
  • Amazon Operations - HR
  • Barrick Gold Corp
  • BM Select
  • BOS Innovations Inc.
  • BrainStation
  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • Canadian Coast Guard
  • CF Crozier & Associates Inc
  • Christian Alliance International School (Hong Kong)
  • Closing the Gap Healthcare
  • Convertus Group
  • Crest Support Services
  • DeafBlind Ontario Services
  • Enterprise Holdings
  • Halton Healthcare
  • IGPC Ethanol Inc.
  • Isaac Operations
  • Labatt Breweries
  • Means Transform Products
  • Official Languges Programs
  • Schindler Elevator Corporation
  • St. Leonard's Community Services
  • The Wickaninnish Inn
  • Vale
  • Vanier Children's Services
  • WIL Employment Connections / Immploy
  • Youth Opportunities Unlimited

End Extreme Poverty

  • Youth Opportunities Unlimited

Foster Understanding and Respect

  • Amazon Operations - HR
  • Canadian Coast Guard
  • CF Crozier & Associates Inc
  • DeafBlind Ontario Services
  • FDM Group Canada Inc
  • Halton Healthcare
  • IGPC Ethanol Inc.
  • Isaac Operations
  • Labatt Breweries
  • Linamar
  • Means Transform Products
  • Vale
  • Youth Opportunities Unlimited

Make something that matters

  • Agentis Capital Advisors
  • Alberici Constructors
  • Amazon Operations - HR
  • BM Select
  • BOS Innovations Inc.
  • CF Crozier & Associates Inc
  • FactSet Research Systems Inc
  • IGPC Ethanol Inc.
  • Konrad
  • Masco Canada Ltd
  • PSD Citywide Inc.

Set things up the right way

  • Amazon Operations - HR
  • BM Select
  • Isaac Operations
  • Powell Foundations
  • PSD Citywide Inc.

Fix broken stuff

  • Canadian Coast Guard
  • CF Crozier & Associates Inc
  • Isaac Operations
  • Masco Canada Ltd
  • Means Transform Products

Master this tool

  • BM Select

Use special equipment

  • BOS Innovations Inc.
  • Canadian Coast Guard
  • CF Crozier & Associates Inc
  • IGPC Ethanol Inc.
  • MacDon Industries
  • Masco Canada Ltd
  • Means Transform Products

Work with special materials

  • CF Crozier & Associates Inc
  • Masco Canada Ltd

Distribute the Wealth

Foster Sustainable Development

  • Amazon Operations - HR
  • Canadian Coast Guard
  • CF Crozier & Associates Inc
  • Convertus Group
  • Graham Construction
  • Linamar
  • Masco Canada Ltd
  • Means Transform Products
  • PSD Citywide Inc.
  • Vale

Establish Fair Trade

Solve New Challenges Through Entrepreneurship

  • Agentis Capital Advisors
  • BM Select
  • CF Crozier & Associates Inc
  • FactSet Research Systems Inc
  • Isaac Operations
  • Middlesex Workforce Development Partnership
  • SSENSE

Prepare Future Leaders

  • Aerotek
  • Agentis Capital Advisors
  • Amazon Operations - HR
  • Barrick Gold Corp
  • BM Select
  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • CF Crozier & Associates Inc
  • Christian Alliance International School (Hong Kong)
  • Convertus Group
  • FDM Group Canada Inc
  • IGPC Ethanol Inc.
  • Isaac Operations
  • LifeWorks
  • Schindler Elevator Corporation
  • SSENSE

Work on homes

  • CF Crozier & Associates Inc
  • Masco Canada Ltd

Make buildings work

  • Alberici Constructors
  • BBA
  • CF Crozier & Associates Inc
  • Masco Canada Ltd
  • PSD Citywide Inc.
  • Schindler Elevator Corporation

Use big machines

  • Canadian Coast Guard
  • Masco Canada Ltd
  • Means Transform Products

Give power

  • Amazon Operations - HR
  • CF Crozier & Associates Inc
  • IGPC Ethanol Inc.
  • Youth Opportunities Unlimited

Control water

  • Masco Canada Ltd

Weather the elements

  • Canadian Coast Guard
  • CF Crozier & Associates Inc

Communicate Ideas and Emotions

  • Amazon Operations - HR
  • BBA
  • CF Crozier & Associates Inc
  • IGPC Ethanol Inc.
  • Linamar
  • Maple Leaf Foods
  • PSD Citywide Inc.
  • Youth Opportunities Unlimited

Master Tools and Machines

  • BOS Innovations Inc.
  • Canadian Coast Guard
  • Means Transform Products
  • SSENSE

Inspire Through Art

  • SSENSE

Make people feel better

  • Amazon Operations - HR
  • Blanche River Health
  • BM Select
  • CF Crozier & Associates Inc
  • Closing the Gap Healthcare
  • Community Living Wallaceburg
  • Halton Healthcare
  • IGPC Ethanol Inc.
  • Isaac Operations
  • LifeWorks
  • SSENSE
  • St. Leonard's Community Services
  • Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre
  • Vanier Children's Services
  • WIL Employment Connections / Immploy
  • Youth Opportunities Unlimited

Create Meaningful Experiences for Others

  • Amazon Operations - HR
  • Aviva Canada
  • Barrick Gold Corp
  • BrainStation
  • CF Crozier & Associates Inc
  • Christian Alliance International School (Hong Kong)
  • Closing the Gap Healthcare
  • Community Living Wallaceburg
  • Crest Support Services
  • Designware
  • Enterprise Holdings
  • Graham Construction
  • Halton Healthcare
  • IGPC Ethanol Inc.
  • Isaac Operations
  • Konrad
  • LifeWorks
  • Linamar
  • Mark Anthony Wine & Spirits
  • Means Transform Products
  • PSD Citywide Inc.
  • SSENSE
  • Tata Consultancy Services
  • The Wickaninnish Inn
  • Youth Opportunities Unlimited

Take care of cars

Build something big

  • Alberici Constructors
  • Amazon Operations - HR
  • BBA
  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • CF Crozier & Associates Inc
  • Graham Construction
  • Isaac Operations
  • Linamar
  • Mark Anthony Wine & Spirits
  • Masco Canada Ltd

Build great products

  • Amazon Operations - HR
  • Aviva Canada
  • BBA
  • BOS Innovations Inc.
  • BrainStation
  • Canada Life
  • CF Crozier & Associates Inc
  • Designware
  • Infosys Ltd.
  • Konrad
  • Labatt Breweries
  • Linamar
  • Maple Leaf Foods
  • Mark Anthony Wine & Spirits
  • Masco Canada Ltd
  • Means Transform Products
  • Powell Foundations
  • Tata Consultancy Services

Use computers and technology

  • BBA
  • BM Select
  • BOS Innovations Inc.
  • BrainStation
  • Canadian Coast Guard
  • Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS)
  • CF Crozier & Associates Inc
  • Designware
  • FactSet Research Systems Inc
  • FDM Group Canada Inc
  • Infosys Ltd.
  • Isaac Operations
  • Konrad
  • Masco Canada Ltd
  • Means Transform Products
  • PSD Citywide Inc.
  • SSENSE

Make it beautiful

  • BM Select
  • CF Crozier & Associates Inc
  • Masco Canada Ltd
  • SSENSE

Help people who need you

  • Aviva Canada
  • Blanche River Health
  • BM Select
  • Canadian Coast Guard
  • CF Crozier & Associates Inc
  • Closing the Gap Healthcare
  • Convertus Group
  • DeafBlind Ontario Services
  • Halton Healthcare
  • IGPC Ethanol Inc.
  • Isaac Operations
  • LifeWorks
  • Middlesex Workforce Development Partnership
  • PSD Citywide Inc.
  • St. Leonard's Community Services
  • Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre
  • Vale
  • Vanier Children's Services
  • WIL Employment Connections / Immploy
  • Youth Opportunities Unlimited

Prepare great food

Grow the food we need

Create New Artificial Intelligence

  • FactSet Research Systems Inc
  • Infosys Ltd.
  • Linamar
  • SSENSE

Invent New Biotechnology

  • IGPC Ethanol Inc.

Collect and use Big Data

  • Amazon Operations - HR
  • Aviva Canada
  • BOS Innovations Inc.
  • Canada Life
  • Canadian Coast Guard
  • CF Crozier & Associates Inc
  • FactSet Research Systems Inc
  • FDM Group Canada Inc
  • Infosys Ltd.
  • Isaac Operations
  • Linamar
  • Masco Canada Ltd
  • PSD Citywide Inc.
  • SSENSE
  • Tata Consultancy Services
  • Vanier Children's Services

Advance Virtual Reality

  • Infosys Ltd.
  • SSENSE

Reverse Engineer the Brain

Help others solve problems

  • Aerotek
  • Agentis Capital Advisors
  • Alberici Constructors
  • Amazon Operations - HR
  • Aviva Canada
  • Canadian Coast Guard
  • CF Crozier & Associates Inc
  • Closing the Gap Healthcare
  • Convertus Group
  • Designware
  • Enterprise Holdings
  • Graham Construction
  • Infosys Ltd.
  • Isaac Operations
  • Konrad
  • LifeWorks
  • Linamar
  • Masco Canada Ltd
  • Means Transform Products
  • Powell Foundations
  • PSD Citywide Inc.
  • St. Leonard's Community Services
  • WIL Employment Connections / Immploy
  • Youth Opportunities Unlimited

Help teams achieve

  • Amazon Operations - HR
  • Barrick Gold Corp
  • Blanche River Health
  • BM Select
  • Canadian Coast Guard
  • CF Crozier & Associates Inc
  • Convertus Group
  • Enterprise Holdings
  • FactSet Research Systems Inc
  • Halton Healthcare
  • Isaac Operations
  • PSD Citywide Inc.
  • Vale
  • Vanier Children's Services

Run your own business

  • Amazon Operations - HR
  • BM Select
  • Enterprise Holdings
  • Middlesex Workforce Development Partnership

Create Sustainable Energy

  • Amazon Operations - HR
  • BBA
  • Convertus Group
  • IGPC Ethanol Inc.
  • Linamar
  • Masco Canada Ltd

Protect Biodiversity and Landscape

  • BBA
  • Canadian Coast Guard
  • CF Crozier & Associates Inc
  • The Wickaninnish Inn

Design the Future of Transportation

  • Amazon Operations - HR
  • CF Crozier & Associates Inc
  • Enterprise Holdings
  • Linamar
  • Powell Foundations
  • Schindler Elevator Corporation

Manage the Planet's Waste

  • BM Select
  • Convertus Group
  • IGPC Ethanol Inc.
  • Isaac Operations
  • Masco Canada Ltd
  • Vale

Create New Food and Food Systems

  • IGPC Ethanol Inc.
  • The Wickaninnish Inn

conversation-starters300x300.pngSample Conversation Starters

You now have a list of employers who are working, in some way, on the challenges that interest you most. The recruiters at the VIRTUAL Career Fair can help you explore these challenges in more detail and help you better understand how to best prepare for work in these fields. Consider asking the following:

  1. I've read that your company is working on [INSERT CHALLENGE]. Can you tell me more about what this looks like?
  2. How do the roles you're hiring for contribute to solving the challenges you're working on?
  3. How have the challenges your company is working on changed over time? Do you think they will continue to evolve in the future?
  4. What are a few important things you've learned from working in this field/on these challenges?
  5. What are some skills/important things you wish you'd known when you were starting out?
  6. What skills, competencies, or experiences are beneficial for a candidate to have?
  7. What would you recommend I be doing now to prepare for a career in this field/to work on this challenge?

 

BEFORE THE FAIR

Review the list of participating organizations above; new attendees are added regularly.

Visit the organizations’ websites to gain an understanding of who they are and what they do. Prepare a list of questions to show what you’ve learned about the company and to find out more.

Prioritize a list of organizations to connect with.

Develop and practice your Elevator Pitch.

Review the other ways to prepare.

 

AT THE FAIR

Greet recruiters with a smile, introduce yourself using your Elevator Pitch.

Listen attentively to the company representatives when they are talking to you.

Ask about the challenges they are working on, trends in their field, advice on how to prepare for roles within their company, and how they stay current in their field.

Ask for the representative's email address so that you may keep in touch. Write a brief note to remind yourself of the conversation.

AFTER THE FAIR

Email or send a thank you note to representatives from the companies you are interested in.

Remind them of who you are, in what position(s) you are interested, and what you could contribute to their organization.

Request an interview and include a more targeted resume if appropriate.

 


Other Ways to Prepare

Have Your Resume Reviewed

Attend a virtual drop-in session for feedback on your resume and cover letter or access our digital resources and examples at anytime!

Talk to a Career Educator

Get help with issues such as identifying career options, making career decisions, and implementing effective job search strategies. Book an appointment.

Attend a Workshop

Topics such as “Improve Your Resume & Cover Letter” or “How to Grow Your Professional Network” will help build your confidence.