News and Events
Career and information fair open to all
Community welcome at college for event
November 1, 2011
Job seekers planning on attending Medicine Hat College’s upcoming annual career fair can expect a wealth of information and networking opportunities with a wide range of prominent local, regional, national and international employers. The event takes place on Tuesday, November 1 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Centennial Hall foyer and B-Wing hallway.
This year will mark one of the largest career fairs ever held by MHC, with over 60 organizations already registered to participate. With employment and the current labour market on the minds of students and the public alike, the college is pleased to open its doors to the community and help employers meet their recruitment needs.
Exhibitors will be discussing their career and job opportunities, company perks, application process, and offer tips for obtaining employment within their organizations.
"These employers represent a variety of different fields," said Stuart Riley, coordinator of financial aid and employment at MHC. "Industries such as health and human services, police and security, engineering, oil and gas, business, accounting, finance, construction, trades, administrative, government and marketing will all be represented at the career fair."
In addition, MHC is also welcoming numerous career-related service providers to the fair. They will offer job seekers support and resources to utilize within their employment search. From resume and cover letter assistance to training workshops and job leads, these organizations provide a variety of comprehensive employment services within the community. For attendees considering heading back to school, MHC staff will have booths set up to offer information on their programs, courses, partnerships, and Entrepreneur Development Centre.
"As we witness the job market starting to turn around, it is becoming more important for job seekers to develop strong networking skills," said Riley. "Some statistics show that nearly 80% of all jobs are not advertised. Tapping into this hidden job market can give job seekers an edge over their competition and help fine tune their job search strategies."
With many attendees receiving actual job offers each year at this event, job seekers are asked to come prepared to make the right first impression. Riley suggests that students and job seekers bring several copies of their resume and dress in interview-appropriate clothing.
MHC Career and Information Fair
Medicine Hat College Centennial Hall & B-Wing Hallway
Tuesday, November 1
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM