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The hirewesternu Career Fair

Thursday, September 29 2016

11am - 4pm

Western Student Recreation Centre

(on-campus, parking is provided)

Registration will open Wednesday, June 15th on CareerCentral.

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At Western, we are committed to assisting the transition of our extraordinary students & alumni into the workforce. As part of this commitment, we hold our annual Career Fair every September.

When you come to the hirewesternu Career Fair, we encourage you to bring your display materials, literature, and a team of energetic colleagues who can share their knowledge and passion for your organization. This will ensure you are fully prepared to promote your company, and answer the many questions our students will have.

Each year, the Fair attracts students from over 200 programs in 12 different faculties, with an approximate attendance of 1500 – 2000…making this event an ideal way to attract Western talent, and expand your brand on-campus! 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Maximize your visibility, build your brand!  

If you are looking to generate even more excitement about your organization, consider becoming a Fair Sponsor. Our sponsorship opportunities provide you a unique edge with extensive visibility, promotion through social media, and campus-wide print material promotion. Sponsoring a Fair is an excellent way to put your organization at the forefront, and create additional interest about your opportunities.

If you are interested in sponsoring this year's Career Fair, please contact Kate Baker, Employer Relationship Developer: kbaker25@uwo.ca or 519-661-2111 x82683


The fee for Registration is $565 + HST and includes:

  • 8’ wide by 8’ deep curtained booth area (measurements are approximate)
  • 6’ draped table and chairs
  • One electrical outlet
  • Bottled Water distributed to you throughout the day
  • Campus promotion and link to your web site from our ‘Participants’ web page
  • Parking for up to 2 vehicles
  • Food and refreshments for up to 4 representatives


Existing CareerCentral User?

Follow the directions below:

  1. Login to CareerCentral
  2. Click the "Register Now for the hirewesternu Job Fair" button
  3. Complete and submit the online form
  4. You will receive a confirmation by email. If you do not receive a confirmation, please email kbaker25@uwo.ca or call 519-661-2111 x82683

New CareerCentral User? 

You must first create an account:

  1. Go to westerncareercentral.ca
  2. Click ‘Register for an Account’
  3. Complete and submit the form
  4. You will be logged into CareerCentral and can follow the directions above to register for the Fair

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between Career Fair and Job Fair?

The Career Fair is an event that takes place in September. At this Fair, you can promote the types of career opportunities within your organization that students can pursue following graduation. You may also speak to current openings that are available, as this will help educate students about the different career options that are available. In addition to our current students being in attendance, we also see many of our alumni and community members at the Fair. These alumni and community members are often eligible for your immediate hire opportunities.

The Job Fair is an event that takes place in January. The Job Fair is for organizations who are recruiting for full-time, new graduate, summer, internship, volunteer, and co-op positions. The Job fair connects you with students, alumni and community members who are currently looking for jobs, or seeking jobs that will commence following the end of their studies (May 1st).

Students who are not in their graduating year often attend both Fairs, so that they may gather information and plan for future career opportunities.

Who can I expect to meet?

We anticipate between 1500 and 2000 students and alumni at each of our Fairs. These students and alumni are from a broad range of academic disciplines.

What if we require a larger booth?

Larger booths are reserved for our Platinum Fair Sponsors.  If you are interested in learning more about our sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kate Baker: kbaker25@uwo.ca or 519-661-2111 x82683

Will I have electrical access at the fair?

You will have access to one electrical outlet at your booth. 

Will there be Internet Access at the fair?

We will provide wifi information when you arrive at the fair, so that you may try to connect your devices. However, we cannot guarantee connectivity or that a consistent signal will be available throughout the day.

Will there be a place to photocopy and print at the fair?

Unfortunately no.

Please bring a sufficient supply of materials. If you require photocopies, you will need to leave the fair location and visit the University Community Centre or BooksPlus on Western Road.

How do I arrange for an Information Session?

Contact Paul Perret at 519-661-2111 ext 89082 or hirewesternu@uwo.ca to make arrangements for your session.