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Successful Career Fair Connects Students with Promising Opportunities

December 01, 2023 | Sara Harper

In a bustling event that brought together 425 eager students and 50 employers, our recent career fair proved to be a resounding success. It provided a platform for meaningful connections and valuable insights into potential career paths. The atmosphere was electric as attendees navigated through the diverse pool of employer booths or attended one of the 11 information sessions, each offering a unique opportunity to learn more about a specific company.


A student who attended the fair shared in their survey response, "The experience of going to the career expo was insightful. By interacting with different businesses, I was able to learn a lot about other sectors and possible career routes. Making connections with industry experts improved my knowledge of the employment landscape and gave me the chance to highlight my qualifications. All things considered, the occasion greatly aided in broadening my professional horizons and creating relationships for potential future chances.” This sentiment encapsulates the thoughts shared by many who found the event to be a catalyst for personal and professional growth. The networking opportunities paved the way for promising futures and for continued conversations about job prospects.

Employers were quick to commend the attendees for their proactive approach and preparation, noting that they came armed with insightful and relevant questions. This not only showcased the students' eagerness to learn more about potential career opportunities but also highlighted a high level of professionalism that left a lasting impression on recruiters. Many employers have reached out to establish a recruitment plan to advertise jobs to our students on OCWorks, the College’s own job board.

Students left the event with a wealth of knowledge, a pocketful of business cards, and a newfound enthusiasm for their professional journeys. Employers, representing companies of all sizes, were equally pleased with the high calibre talent they encountered at the fair The success of this career fair underscores the importance of such platforms in bridging the gap between aspiring professionals and industry leaders.

To learn more about career supports or access OCWorks, click here.

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