"It isn't who you know, it's who knows you."
This year’s Connect 2 Careers Live Job Fair Event will be held over two days as follows:
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm for students in the Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation programs.
Thursday, January 25, 2024 from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm for students in the Business, Engineering and Computer Studies programs.
There will be two events taking place this year. The 2023 Live Job Fair will be at Georgian College Gymnasium and the 2023 Virtual Job Fair will take place online on the Hopin platform.
All Georgian College students are welcome to attend the job fair! However, Connect 2 Careers focuses on Employers based in the Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation sectors.
Connect 2 Careers is free, and will always be! We are a not-for-profit organization, meaning money that we make will be put towards future career fairs and Georgian College educational endeavours.
Nope! You can stay as long as you want – whether that be for 3 hours or just 3 minutes.
Unfortunately, we don’t offer anything to eat for attendees – only for the Employers. There are a number of places to eat on, and around campus. Feel free to leave and then come back!
What should I wear?
A business formal dress code enhances the professional image of your workplace environment and your personal brand. Clothing projects a professional, “business formal” image. Come dressed for success!
Georgian College is a scent-free environment. Please refrain from wearing perfume and/or cologne.
What should I bring?
You must be prepared in order to have a good, lasting impression on employers. By gathering these essential items, we ensure you will be ready to network.
You will be handing these out to employers throughout the fair. Resumes should be printed on clean white paper and not wrinkled or damaged in any way. Scroll down to see our tips for creating a great resume.
Employers may hand out applications and business cards at the fair. Be prepared to fill out any forms.
Are there interviews?
In previous years, employers have conducted interviews on site the day of the event. Being ready for an interview will boost your confidence and increase your effectiveness. If you have a specific employer in mind, find out about the organization and the job you’re applying for. This will demonstrate to the interviewer that you are motivated and keenly interested in the position.
Practicing what you’re going to say and how you’re going to say it will help you speak confidently about your skills and accomplishments. It’s a good idea not to memorize what you want to say. Instead, figure out which key points you want to focus on. The interview is also your opportunity to ask questions. List 3 things you want to know about the job or the organization, and practice asking questions about them. Make sure you couldn’t be expected to know the answers from your research. Leave questions about salary, vacations or other benefits until after you receive a job offer.
How you present yourself in the interview—your appearance, attitude and body language—is vitally important. It’s normal to be anxious but acting as if you’re confident, even when you aren’t, can have a positive effect on both you and the interviewer.
The interview is also your chance to show your positive attitude and your communication skills. They will also give you great practice for future interviews.
Tips for a Great Resume
Visit the Career Hub – Online for help with resumes, cover letters, interview skills and job search tips. Check out the resume and interview workshops available at Co-op Field Placement Resources. Click here
Check out our 8 resume tips below: