Career Fair 2018

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Okanagan College is proud to host the 37th annual Career Fair
           

Where: 
Okanagan College Kelowna Campus
When:
Sunday, November 4, 2018
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. 

Click HERE to view the Career Fair program and find out what's happening.

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

                                                                       
Jumpstart your education! By attending Career Fair, you are eligible to enter a draw for a $5,000 tuition credit.
*Some conditions apply. Full details available at okanagan.bc.ca/tuitiongiveaway.

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.

 

Campus Tours 

Take a guided tour of the Okanagan College campus.
Meet in the Student Services building at 11 a.m, 12 p.m., 1 p.m., or 2 p.m.

Interested in Trades at OC? 

Visit the Trades Training building and tour the shops. Watch students while they work and ask instructors questions.
Click HERE for more information

Special Presentations 

Freshman 15 - What you need to know before starting post secondary
Presenter: Blake Edwards - 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

Resume and Interview Keys to Success
Presenter: Amy Rauscher - Vantage Living Inc.
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Room E202

Are you looking to stand out and secure the job of your dreams? Join us to learn some simple things you can do to set yourself up for success.

Careers in Cannabis
Presenter: Dr. Lyle Oberg, The Flowr Corporation
Time: 12 p.m.
Location: Room E202

Learn about careers and opportunities in the cannabis industry.

How to create an all-star LinkedIn Profile
Presenter: Tanya Tarlit - Okanagan College
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Room E202

Your LinkedIn profile is an essential part of your personal brand and having a great one is a MUST if you plan to do any form of LinkedIn networking. Learn how to create your profile at this session.
BONUS: have a professional headshot taken for FREE to add extra polish to your new LinkedIn profile!
Photos will be first-come,-first served between 12-1 p.m. and 2-3 p.m. in the E building 2nd floor lobby (outside room E202).

Health Care Assistant Roles at Interior Health
Presenter: Kailee Thorne - IHA
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Room E202

Come learn what a health care assistant role at Interior Health looks like and what opportunities might be available to you through these positions. IHA serves a varied population through acute care (in hospitals), residential care (in various facilities across the health authority), and community or home support care (caring for clients in their own homes) and each role has a slightly different focus and perspective on how they provide care. Come learn what a career in this high demand occupation at Interior Health has to offer you!

 

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.