DC or Ontario Tech student? Looking for a job? Read this

Jennifer Powell, Durham College 's outreach coordinator, is helping organize the Job Fair. Photo credit: Courtesy of Jennifer Powell

It’s one-stop job hunting for students.

Two thousand students are expected to meet dozens of employers looking to hire.

It all happens at the annual Job Fair at Durham College (DC) and Ontario Tech Feb. 4 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. DC’s Whitby campus also has the Job Fair on Feb. 6 from 2 p.m to 4 p.m.

Students need to bring their Student ID with them in order to participate as the fair is not open to the public.

Jennifer Powell, DC’s outreach coordinator, says this is the big career event of the year on campus. Her role is to get the word to students about career development and connect with employers.

“I work with all the employers to let them know how amazing you guys (students) are that we have a 93.9 per cent employer satisfaction rate and hiring from Durham College is the right thing to do,” says Powell.

She says employers attending the Job Fair must be hiring for specific positions. Some are also hiring for summer jobs.

“We’re looking for students who are about to graduate from their programs,” says Powell.

They are expecting 75 employers at the Oshawa campus, she says.

Some organizations looking to hire include The City of Oshawa, Costco, SNC-Lavalin, York Regional Police and Canadian Armed Forces Recruiting.

The Whitby campus will have around 40 employers, double the number from last year, says Powell. Employers expected at Whitby include City of Toronto, MAD Elevator Inc. and Ontario Power Generation.

Interested students can find more information from DC’s website, under career services, to see if they need to apply online or at the job fair.

Career Services is also encouraging students to seek help with resumes, personal pitches and LinkedIn profiles – prior to the event.

“We’re doing this so students can feel comfortable for the Job Fair,” says Powell.

Career Services has launched an Instagram page called “gethireddc” that focuses on students, promotes career events and offers tips for resumes.

“We want everybody to use the service and get those jobs,” says Powell.