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.

October 11 & 12, 2023 | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Mustang Lounge, UCC


The hirewesternu Career Fair is proudly sponsored by:

123Dentist logo  BOS Innovations logo Central Overseas Education Service logo  General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada logo  Keyence logo  Konrad Group logo  Paramed logo  Schaeffler logo  Strik Baldinelli Moniz logo

October 11 Attending Employers

  • 123 Dentist
  • BBA Engineering
  • BrainStation
  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • Canadian Coast Guard
  • Capital One Inc.
  • CARFAX Canada
  • Chartright Air Inc
  • City of London
  • Collabera
  • Correctional Services Recruitment
  • D2L
  • Dale Brain Injury Services
  • Davis Martindale
  • DeafBlind Ontario Services
  • Diagnostics Biochem Canada
  • Eclipse Automation Inc.
  • Emco Corporation
  • Engineered Air
  • General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada
  • General Motors
  • Honda of Canada Manufacturing
  • IGPC Ethanol Inc.
  • Imperial Oil
  • Independent Electricity System Operator
  • Isaac Operations
  • Jarvis Consulting Group
  • Jones Healthcare Group
  • Keyence
  • Konrad Group
  • Labatt Breweries of Canada / AB InBev
  • LEDC
  • Libro Credit Union
  • Linamar Corporation
  • Magna / Formet Industries
  • Maple Leaf Foods
  • Marcus and Associates HD
  • Mark Anthony Group
  • McGregor Allsop Limited
  • Middlesex Workforce Development Partnership
  • Multiview
  • NeoVentures Biotechnology Inc.
  • Noble Corporation
  • PowerEng/ Power Engineers Canada
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • SBM
  • Schaeffler Canada Inc.
  • Schlegel Villages
  • Siskinds LLP
  • SNC-Lavalin Inc.
  • St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital
  • Synergy Partners
  • Tetra Tech
  • Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital & Alexandra Hospital Ingersoll
  • Vista Solutions
  • Waterloo Regional Police Service
  • WORLDiscoveries
  • Worley

October 12 Attending Employers

  • 123 Dentist
  • ADM
  • Avatara Software
  • Aversan
  • Bayshore Health Care
  • Bell Canada
  • BOS Innovations Inc.
  • Bristol Capital Management
  • C+E Booth
  • Canada Life
  • Catalent Pharma Solutions
  • Central Overseas Education Ser
  • Chatham-Kent Health Alliance
  • Cintas
  • City of London
  • CMHA
  • Collabera
  • Compass Group Canada
  • Conestoga Meat Packers Ltd.
  • Consulate General of Japan (Toronto) JET Programme
  • CRA
  • Duron Ontario Ltd.
  • Enterprise Holdings
  • Explore and Odyssey Programs
  • Fisher Professional Corporation
  • Formet Industries - a Division of Magna International
  • General Dynamics
  • H.H. Angus & Associates
  • Heliene
  • HIDI
  • Hilti North America
  • Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance
  • Indemand Care Healthy Agency Inc
  • J-AAR Excavating Ltd.
  • Jablonsky, Ast and Partners
  • Kinetrics
  • Lactalis Canada
  • Ledcor Industries Inc.
  • London Health Sciences Centre
  • Medcan
  • Meridian Lightweight Technologies Inc.
  • Mint Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • MTE Consultants Inc.
  • Niagara Health
  • Norfolk General Hospital
  • Otis Canada Inc.
  • Paramed
  • Penske Truck Leasing
  • Reinsurance Management Associates
  • Reliance Home Comfort
  • SE Health (Saint Elizabeth Health Care)
  • St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
  • Strik Baldinelli Moniz
  • Thrive Child Development Centre
  • Toyota
  • Vale Base Metals
  • Westinghouse Electric Canada Inc.

Preparing for the Career Fair

Consider exploring some options to improve your communication with employers at the Fair.


Using a strengths-based approach can help you articulate your natural skills and talents with employers. Attend a Strengths workshop, explore online resources, or visit the Strengths booth at the Fair to discover strategies for articulating your skills with employers.


Attend the Getting the Most Out of the hirewesternu Career Fair workshop and other career workshops to learn specific strategies for networking, preparing your resume, and optimizing your LinkedIn profile in advance of the Fair. You can also browse our pre-recorded workshops.


Review the list of participating organizations; 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 .



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.


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

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.

Dress Code

Careers & Experience values and respects the rich culture and experiences of Western students, and understands that traditional dress codes can limit their ability to express their whole selves. We wish to empower students to embody their professional identity in a way that is true to them, and encourage students to present themselves in a way that is not limiting to their identities. 

Please do not feel you need to: change your natural texture, remove or re-style any religious symbols or headwear (or adapt religious dress), adapt to gender binaries, and/or hide or remove piercings and tattoos.

As a general guideline, your attire should appear polished and workplace appropriate as it would if you were attending an interview. We recommend wearing business casual attire.

conversation-starters300x300.png Sample Conversation Starters

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?