There were many smiling faces at Keyano College’s second annual Business Student Career Café as dozens of students and more than 20 local employers took part in the event on Wednesday, February 28 at the Syncrude Sport and Wellness Centre.
The career fair saw college business students taking part in face-to-face interviews with prospective employers for opportunities that spanned from full-time, part-time, summer, casual, and temporary jobs as well as summer internships. Many Keyano Business students took full advantage of the opportunity.
“I had seven interviews today,” noted Keyano student Jason Hill. “At the start I was nervous, but after the first few went well, I was less nervous. Everyone was really friendly.”
Students who took part in the Career Café came from all of Keyano’s Business programs, including the Office Administration Certificate, Business Administration (Management and Accounting streams), Human Resources Certificate, and the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA).
Employers who took part in the café represented a wide range of sectors, from aviation and finance, to oil & gas, and tourism.
“We had great success here last year in recruiting students for our mobile visitor information centre—they all came from Keyano,” said Carole Jewers, Regional Experience Coordinator, Fort McMurray Tourism.
Pointing to a folder of resumes on the table, Jewers said she had interviewed some very good candidates at this year’s Career Café as well.
“Students from Keyano’s Business programs are perfect for our recruitment needs,” she said.
Caption: Keyano Business students John Rae Ani (left) and Jason Hill pose for a photo at the Student Career Café.