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Career fair Tuesday to offer students a glimpse into employment future

Students interested in exploring Windsor and Essex County career paths best suited to their degree are invited to meet potential employers at the first annual Working in Windsor-Essex Career Fair, Tuesday, March 27, from 1 to 4 p.m., in Ambassador Auditorium.

The project is a partnership with Workforce Windsor-Essex. It will give students the opportunity to visit employer booths for information on local companies and employers, take part in career information presentations from a variety of workplace sectors in the region, and have their resumes critiqued by workplace professionals, says Donna Menna.

“It’s a great chance for students to see where their degree fits into the nine promising employment sectors identified by Workforce Windsor-Essex,” says Menna, acting career development coordinator in the University’s Centre for Career Education. “Students may not realize the number of employment areas where they are qualified, so a career fair like this gives them an opportunity to talk to people who work in local industry and see where they may fit into the job market.”

Though the Working Windsor-Essex Career Fair is not intended to offer specific jobs, students are encouraged to dress for success and bring plenty of resumes. Menna says students should treat the fair as an opportunity to hear about career paths they may never have considered.

For workshop and career fair registration, log on to the student portal and select myCareer.