Career Fair


hirewesternu Career Fair
Tuesday, October 2nd 2018
10am - 3pm
University Community Centre

At Western, we are committed to assisting the transition of our students & alumni into the workforce. As part of this commitment, we hold our Career Fair every Fall. The Fair attracts current students from over 200 programs in 12 different faculties, with an approximate attendance of 1500…making this event an excellent opportunity to attract Western talent, and build your brand on-campus! 

Contact Kate Baker, Employer Relationship Developer:
519-661-2111 x82683

Cost & Registration

Who Can Register

Organizations promoting current and upcoming paid employment opportunities within their organization may register.

Promotion of products and/or services is strictly prohibited.

Third party international internships may not be promoted at the fair. If you are a third party organization providing international internship opportunities, please contact Western International to learn more about partnering with Western: goabroad@uwo.ca

Volunteer and Unpaid opportunities may not be promoted at this fair. If you have volunteer/unpaid opportunities available, please contact Hope Aquino-Chen to learn more about the Volunteer Fair, happening in mid-September: haquino2@uwo.ca


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

  • 8’ wide by 6’ deep curtained booth area (measurements approximate, larger booths not available this year)
  • 6’ draped table and 2 chairs
  • One electrical outlet
  • 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

How to Register

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis through our portal, CareerCentral

New to CareerCentral?

- You will need to first create an account by going to this link
- Complete and submit the account registration form
- You will be logged in to CareerCentral, and can follow the directions below to register for the Fair

Existing CareerCentral User

- Login to your CareerCentral account
- Click the "Register Now for the hirewesternu Career Fair" button on your dashboard
- Complete and submit the online Fair registration form
- 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

Deadline to Register

The deadline to register is when booths sell-out (typically late July/early August). If booths do not sell-out, the deadline is one week before the event (September 25th).

We recommend registering before the end of July, to increase the chance of securing a booth. This is one of our most popular fairs.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between Career Fair and Job Fair?

The Career Fair is an event that takes place in the Fall term. At this Fair, you can promote opportunities that students can pursue following graduation, and also any internship or co-op offerings becoming available for current students. Western offers over 45 different internship/co-op programs, and you can find our full list at this link. You can also contact us at 519-661-3619 or hirewesternu@uwo.ca to learn more.

The Job Fair is an event that takes place in the Winter term. The Job Fair is for organizations who are recruiting for new graduate, internship/co-op, part-time, and summer positions. 

Who can I expect to meet?

We anticipate between 1500 and 2000 students, alumni, and community members at each of our Fairs. These students and alumni are from a broad range of disciplines and academic levels (Undergraduate, Masters, and PhD). 

We also see many of our first and second year students at these fairs, as they are gathering information and starting to build their professional network. This is a good place to start building your brand and creating awareness for this group about what your organization offers.

In addition, we see many of our highly-skilled alumni and community members at these events. These alumni and community members are often eligible for your immediate hire opportunities.

To learn more about the different programs offered at Western please visit this link, or contact one of our Employer Relationship Developers to discuss your needs and building your Western talent pipeline: 519-661-3619 or hirewesternu@uwo.ca 

What if we require a larger booth?

We will not be offering larger booths for this fair, due to a venue change. We will be back in our regular venue for the Job Fair in the winter, and larger booths will be available.

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?


Please bring a sufficient supply of materials. 

How do I arrange for an Information Session?

You can find more details and book online by visiting our information session page.