3 Networking Events for Students

The summer’s winding down, school’s raging on in full force, and for students, most networking events have come and gone. But, if you’re already feeling the pressure of finding employment once exams end or you’re just looking for some extra work on the side, don’t worry; here’s a quick list of upcoming events to help you land that job!

Community Engagement and Volunteer Fair

Each year, McMaster’s Faculty of Social Sciences hosts the Community Engagement and Volunteer Fair. Attendees will be able to brush shoulders with like-minded philanthropists working tirelessly to make a positive impact on their community. This event is a must attend for anyone looking to do some good—or maybe just to demonstrate their humanitarian values on that all too spacious resume. Volunteering is one way to get your foot in the door and a leg up on the competition.

I’m in!

When and where: 10:30am-1:30pm, September 24 and 25 – McMaster University Student Centre.

Connect to Careers

Connect to Careers brings students and employers together. Students will be able to pursue opportunities for summer, full-time, part-time, internship and volunteer positions. But, this event is a little different from the others. Leading up to the fair, you will be able to attend a plethora of activities to aid you in your journey towards a career. Activities include: networking opportunities with employers, job search workshops, resume reviews, presentations, and interview practice opportunities.

“It’s an opportunity for students, grads and alumni to meet the employers of jobs they need filled. They’re there because they have openings that need to be filled within the next 6 months,” said Margaret Thomson, Manager of Cooperative Education for Mohawk.

“Last year was quite a success. There were thousands of students and hundreds of employers. It was hopping, I’ll tell you!”

I’m in!

When and where: March 10th, 2015 – Hamilton Convention Centre.

DemocCamp Hamilton

Put on every other month, hosted back and forth between Mohawk College and McMaster University, DemoCamp is a “light-weight monthly gathering for designers, developers and entrepreneurs to get together and demonstrate the cool stuff they had been working on,” according to their website. The upcoming event will include a talk from Malgosia Green, the Chief Product Officer at Top Hat. Green is no stranger to the spotlight, in public and in her career. Malgosia has been featured in Canadian Business Magazine’s “20 Young Women in Power”, The Agenda with Steve Paikin, and Toronto Life. They say that to become successful, one must learn from the experiences of others. Who better to learn from than the best?

I’m in!

When and Where: 6:30pm – 9:00pm, September 29th – TwelveEighty Pub

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