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The 12th Annual Halifax Career in September 20th

Whether you are in your first or final year at Saint Mary’s there is an important free event for students coming to Halifax Tuesday September 29th. The 12th annual Halifax Career Fair is a great networking opportunity for students at any stage of their degree.

Halifax Career Fair is a joint event organized by Saint Mary’s,
Dalhousie and Mount Saint Vincent and has been proclaimed one of the
best in the country by past exhibitors. Due to the recession organizers
planned for a decrease in interested exhibitors but actually exceeded
their target by attracting 143 exhibitors for Tuesday’s event.
Attendance in the past has exceeded 1,700 which is better than at the
Job Fairs of many major universities in larger Canadian provinces like

The presenting sponsor of the 2009 Career Fair is the
Government of Canada. This is of huge benefit to students as it will
provide students the opportunity to learn about potential employment
opportunities with the Federal Government. Speakers will also be
presenting throughout the day on topics that may help students succeed
in applying for Government jobs, topics of these presentations include
“How to apply to the Federal Public Service (this will be given twice
throughout the day),” “Engineers in the Federal Government,”
“Scientists in the Federal Government,” as well as “Business and
Commerce in the Federal Government.”

The Provincial Governments
of both Nova Scotia and New Brunswick will also be at the Fair. Other
exhibitors include Nexen, The Greater Halifax Partnership, Freedom 55
Financial, Medavie Blue Cross, CGA Nova Scotia and Imperial Oil just to
name a few. Pick up a Career Fair Program or visit the website for a
complete list of companies, organized by disciplines and where each
booth will be located.

The Fair runs from 9-4pm and a free
shuttle in the SMUSA Husky Patrol Van will be provided throughout the
day to the Cunard Centre where the event will take place. Mary Ellen
suggests that students prepare to spend a large part of the day at the
Fair. Even if you can only spend an hour or two it is worth making a
trip as it is better to meet with a couple potential employers than
none at all.

There will be two workshops for students before
Tuesday’s event. These will allow the opportunity to learn more about
how to best prepare, as well as the chance to ask individual questions
to staff of the Student Employment Centre. The workshops will be held between 4-5:30 on Wednesday Sept, 23rd (Loyola 177) and Thursday, Sept 24th (Loyola 176).
If you are unable to make it to the on-campus workshops there is also
an online option that can be found on the Career Fair website, You can also stop by the Student Employment
Centre (4th Floor of the Student Centre) or email with any
questions you may have.

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