hirewesternu Career Fair


Meet with employers, design your life.

Meet employers who have full-time, part-time, and work integrated learning opportunities.

Open to ALL programs, academic levels, and alumni.

Save the date!

October 8 & 9, 2024
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Mustang Lounge (UCC)

Preparing for Networking Events

Have Your Resume Reviewed

Drop-in for feedback on your resume and cover letter or access our digital resources and examples at anytime!

Talk to a Career Coach

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 “Cover Letters: Crafting Compelling Correspondence” or “Networking: It's Easier Than You Think!” will help build your confidence.


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We'd recommend researching the attending organizations to learn which you're most interested in learning more about so you can target your networking at the Career Fair. Consider the challenges their organization would be looking to solve and whether you are interested in being involved. The recruiters can help you explore their organizations 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 topic of interest]. 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?