Job Fair 2017
By Malak Zubaydi
Both college and university students attended a job fair at the St. Clair College SportsPlex on Jan. 18.
St. Clair College and the University of Windsor have partnered for 18 years to host this event for students and graduates who are looking for jobs. Each year they welcome employers who are looking to hire or provide volunteer opportunities.
Jane Sylvester, the applied learning coordinator at the university was there to talk to students about what they can do to plan their future careers.
“The job fair is one of the services that we offer to our students,” Sylvester said.
“Some of the other services we offer are career planning, help with resumes and cover letters, workshops and other ways to gain experience for the students while they are at the university.”
This job fair is an opportunity for students and graduates to talk face to face with representatives from local, national and international companies with job openings. It is also southwestern Ontario’s largest employer-to-student career-building event.
University student Marco Bernabo was at the fair looking for a job.
“With human resources and how you’re always dealing with people, it really helps me to come to this kind of event. You’re always trying to put yourself out there and find different solutions,” said Bernabo.
Windsor Police Services was also represented at the job fair. Inspector Tom Crowley said an important part of this event is recruitment. He said they are always looking for the best quality candidates in the community.
“This is a great venue to be here at St. Clair College. This provides us great opportunities to have students engage and look for that next generation of police officers,” said Crowley.
Chief Al Frederick said the WPS is a very dynamic workplace. They have 150 civilians and 450 sworn officers on staff.
“We also have a whole host of leads in our organization, everything from IT to police officers to critical support staff.” said Frederick “Anyone interested in being in a very dynamic and interesting environment, that’s what we’re looking for.”
Over 80 employers attended the job fair this year looking to hire or provide volunteer opportunities for the students and graduates of St. Clair College and the University of Windsor.