Largest student attendance in half a decade at Job Fair 2018

Monday, March 5, 2018

by Shawn Syjueco

Wintry weather didn't stop over 3,750 students from attending the Partnerships for Employment (P4E) Job Fair 2018 at RIM Park last month. The annual employment fair drew crowds of students from the University of Waterloo, University of Guelph, Wilfrid Laurier University and Conestoga College. They learned more about their field and the job opportunities available to them.Job Fair 2018

Students arrived at the fair carrying polished résumés and wearing their sharpest business attire. The fieldhouse in RIM Park filled as they flooded employer booths. Student turnout exceeded Career Fair 2017, which also broke its own decade-old record last September.

 “I knew Job Fair was going to be a huge event,” said Alina Steele, an Environmental Science student, “but I didn’t realize how big it was actually going to be until I got there!”

Over 200 employers travelled from across North America to network with our local talent. Participating employers included globally recognizable brands such as Huawei, Manulife, BlackBerry and Dell. Also featured were local organizations including PEER Group, Dejero and Clearpath Robotics.

P4E hosts two fairs annually - Job Fair in February and Career Fair in September. Both bring in organizations looking to hire in a diverse range of industries such as engineering, information technology, architecture, health care, government, finance and environment.

The next event hosted by P4E is Career Fair 2018 on September 26, 2018. You can find additional information about Job Fair and Career Fair on the P4E website.