Career Fair 2016

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Okanagan College is proud to host the 35th annual Career Fair
           

Where: 
Okanagan College Kelowna Campus
When:
Sunday, November 6, 2016
Time:
10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

  Staff 

Come to one of the Interior’s longest running career fairs and meet regional and national employers, learn about the programs offered by Okanagan College, and enter to win great prizes. Career Fair offers a great chance to talk to several employers, career and education professionals and explore options, whether you're trying to decide which program you want to take, which career you want to pursue or you're looking for a job.

Fun events for the whole family are taking place all day. Admission and parking are free! 

To find out what's happening during the day click here to view the program.
                                     
Enter at Career Fair for your chance to win $500 towards tuition for any College program.
Apply for any program during Career Fair and the application fee will be waived.   

For more information, please contact Michelle Lowry at 250-862-5473 or mlowry@okanagan.bc.ca
 

Exhibitors' Registration

Register Now - If you would like to participate as a career advisor/exhibitor--to answer questions and provide information about your organization, network and recruit employees--please fill in the registration form. We will contact you closer to Career Fair with your exact location in the fair.

If you are Okanagan College staff or faculty and would like to register, click here.


Special Presentations 

Tour of the Universe
Presenter: Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Location: Room E202 in the Centre for Learning

Starting with Earth, we go out into the universe and discover just how much we know

Connecting with a Career
Presenter: Tanya Tarlit - Okanagan College Student, Graduate and Co-op Employment
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Location: Room E102 in the Centre for Learning

Discover the best startegies for finding a job after you graduate from Okanagan College

Your Canadian Armed Forces
Presenter: Canadian Armed Forces
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Location: Room E202 in the Centre for Learning

Learn about the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and find out about employment and entry into the CAF

You're Ready - Your guide to Becoming a Sun Life Financial Advisor
Presenter: Sun Life Financial
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Location: Room E102 in the Centre for Learning

You're a goal setter who's focused on results. You believe in yourself and in never giving up. Building a business as a Sun Life Financial advisor could be for you. We're ready and waiting to meet you. This could be the start of something great!


Freshman 15 - What you need to know before starting post secondary
Presenter: Steph Bodden - Okanagan College Recruitment and Events Coordinator
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Lecture Theatre room S104

Do you have a son or daughter who will be entering post-secondary soon?

This information session will go over the top 15 points that parents and students should know before starting post secondary. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers.

Information Includes:
  • Understanding post-secondary options, terminology and processes
  • How to access scholarships, bursaries and awards
  • How to apply for student loans
  • Dual credit and concurrent enrolment options
  • Transferring within BC
  • Application process - how it works at Okanagan College
  • How to make the most of the services available

Facilitating Futures
Presenter: College Pro
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Location: Room E102 in the Centre for Learning

College Pro is a big believer in aiding young people with achieving their goals. One of their core purposes is teaching young people business skills that will be readily trransferable to their futures. In this presentation, College Pro will focus on a few key core skills they teach.

            

How the Okanagan College Career Fair will benefit you:

  • Provides first-hand information about specific occupations and education options.
  • Designed to help you develop or change your career path.
  • Promotes opportunities for informed career and educational planning.
  • Shows you how others did it - why they chose their fields, how they got there and what they like or dislike about their work.
  • Enables you to network and make valuable contacts.
  • Builds your self confidence in an informal atmosphere.
  • Connects employers with employees. 
  • Because an estimated 80 per cent of positions are not advertised, but are filled through word of mouth or personal contacts, speaking directly to people already working in the field increases your chance of success.

Who Should Attend?

If you
  • are in secondary school
  • are unemployed
  • are looking for your first job

you should attend.

If you
  • are enrolled in post-secondary school
  • are looking for post-secondary education opportunities
  • are interested in networking with employers in your field of interest
you should attend.
If you
  • have work and life experience but want to make a career change
  • have children in high school or post-secondary
  • want to find out more information about local industry 

you should attend.