Partners for Employment celebrates 25 years of career fair

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
by Victoria Chan

Last month, eager students leaped at the opportunity to network with more than 265 potential employers at the Partners for Employment (P4E), Career Fair. This event took place in the Manulife Sports Complex at RIM Park, with over 3,000 students attending – almost half were UWaterloo students.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of P4E’s successful collaboration between the University of Waterloo, the University of Guelph, Wilfrid Laurier University and Conestoga College. “It’s amazing to see so many employers come year after year. We continue to grow and this fair is our biggest ever!” says Michelle Radman, communications specialist for Co-operative Education at UWaterloo.

Companies travelled across North America to meet with local talent. Organizations including BMW Group Canada, Ceridian, and Health Canada intrigued participants by showcasing their products and available positions. There was an expansive range of employment opportunities, including fields in communications, engineering, finance, healthcare and more.

“At first, I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to network with employers who specialized in my field,” said Cassie Harrison, a Speech Communications student. “However, as I learned more about some of the organizations, I realized that there were many roles I could see myself doing in the future.”

P4E invites students and employers to attend Job Fair on February 6th, 2019. Job Fair focuses on providing students with part-time and summer work opportunities. Each year, P4E organizes both the Career Fair and Job Fair to cater to students of all levels of experience. For more information on Career Fair and Job Fair, visit the Partners for Employment website.