Volume 95, Issue 67

Friday, February 1, 2002

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By Diana McLay
Gazette Writer

What do you get when you combine thousands of students, almost 100 employers and a $1,000 door prize incentive?

As anyone who walked through the busy University Community Centre yesterday knows, the answer is the All-Campus Job Fair.

This year the Student Development Centre combined their annual Career Fest with the Summer Job Fair to create a new forum that could attract both graduating students and students looking for summer employment.

Sharon Lee, SDC recruitment co-ordinator, said she was impressed with the student and booth turnout.

"It's very important for students, even though we provide online service, to have face-to-face contact [with employers]," she said.

One of several government displays at the job fair was for the Canadian Customs and Revenue Agency.

Bruce MacGowan, a CCRA representative, said they were not accepting résumés, but wanted students to know the CCRA has many employment opportunities in many different fields and government jobs should not be overlooked. "We are not just tax collectors," he said.

Organizations represented at the fair included tree planting companies, National Helicopter Inc., Canadian Armed Forces, London Police, as well as employers looking for students to teach English in Japan.

But, despite the range of employers, at least one student was unsatisfied with the prospects.

"I would like to see more science-oriented [booths]," said Amanda Pade, a third-year biology student. Pade, who was looking for summer employment in a science field, said she felt most companies at the job fair were looking for students with a business background.

Lee said students who missed the job fair can still get help finding employment at the SDC, located on the second floor of the UCC.

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