Job Fair

Job Fair 2016 

The hirewesternu Job Fair

Thursday, January 25th 2018

10am - 3pm

The Western Student Recreation Centre


Registration is now open!


The hirewesternu Job Fair is another exciting opportunity to recruit at Western University. Companies who recruit at this Fair are seeking to fill new graduate, summer, internship/co-op and part-time roles. You can educate Western students and alumni about your industry, promote the roles you offer, and explain what it takes to be successful within your organization.

Our Job Fair attracts students from over 200 programs in 12 different faculties, with an approximate attendance of 1500 – 2000...making this one of the best ways to connect with Western's Extraordinary Talent!

Questions about the Fair?
Contact Kate Baker, Employer Relationship Developer: kbaker25@uwo.ca or 519-661-2111 x82683

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 organization and its opportunities.

If you are interested in sponsoring this year's Job 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
  • Campus promotion and link to your web site from our Participants page
  • Parking for up to 2 vehicles
  • Food and refreshments for up to 4 representatives


Registration is now open!

You will register through your CareerCentral account and follow the directions below:

  1. Login to CareerCentral
  2. Click the "Register Now for the hirewesternu Job Fair" button
  3. Click the type of attendee you will register as
  4. Complete and submit the online registration form
  5. You will receive a confirmation by email. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact Kate Baker at kbaker25@uwo.ca or 519-661-2111 x82683

New User? You must first create an account on CareerCentral:

  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

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 Fair Sponsors.  If you are interested 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?

There is no internet access.

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

No printing or photocopying is available at the Fair, so please bring a sufficient supply of materials. If you require photocopies, you can visit the University Community Centre or BooksPlus on Western Road.

How do I arrange for an Information Session following the fair?

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


Employer Guidelines

All organizations recruiting at Western University are expected to comply with all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws, including but not limited to laws relating to human rights, employment standards, occupational health and safety, and labour laws. 

The Student Success Centre at Western University reserves the right to prohibit an employer from participating in any of its events based on an employer's failure to comply with the law, and complaints, behaviors or actions contrary to the guidelines listed in this document, and for any other reason at the reasonable discretion of The Student Success Centre. 

Please carefully review the policies below for recruiting at the Career Fair or Job Fair:

1. Your organization will be promoting current or upcoming *paid employment opportunities within your company, such as: 

- Full-time employment (35+ hours/week) 
- Part-time employment (<35 hours/week) 
- Summer Employment (May 1st - August 31st) 
- Work Integrated Learning opportunities, such as: Internship, Co-op, Practicum

2. Should an organization be promoting Work Integrated Learning opportunities, (e.g. internship, co-op and/or practicum) The Student Success Centre reserves the right to request to review the opportunity, in advance of attendance 

An internal committee assesses whether the offering is applicable to the Western student body as a whole, as well as other organizational and community outcome factors. Should the offering be deemed ineligible, The Student Success Centre will notify the organization, and reserves the right to cancel an organization's registration, or mandate that the organization only promote opportunities eligible for promotion at the fair.

3. An organization will **not promote products or a service 

The focus of a participating organization will be to recruit Western students for employment opportunities, not to promote products or services offered.

*Promoting unpaid or volunteer opportunities at the Career Fair or Job Fair is not permitted. Please contact Dave Cano on the Experiential Learning Team to discuss any unpaid or volunteer opportunities available within your organization: dcanotin@uwo.ca 

**All vendors must abide by the University Policy on Advertising and Commercial Activity, 1.12 when on-campus. A reasonable amount of items with organization branding (i.e. swag) is permitted at an organization's booth at the fair location. This can include pens, sticky notes and other small items for distribution to students during conversations regarding employment opportunities.

Fair Cancellation Policy

Cancellations will not be accepted verbally, and must be emailed to: hirewesternu@uwo.ca 

Should an organization be eligible for a refund, a cancellation fee will apply and will be deducted from the registration cost. The remaining amount will be returned within 5 business days.


Severe Weather Policy

The Student Success Centre reserves the right to cancel a Fair based on severe weather conditions which result in the closure of Western University. In the case of event cancellation by The Student Success Centre, participating organizations who have submitted payment of registration at the time of cancellation will be offered participation at the next year’s fair. No registration fee refunds will be issued.

Notice of cancellation will appear on hirewesternu.ca.

Neither a refund nor a compensatory registration at an upcoming Fair will be issued if the Fair is in operation and an exhibitor is unable to attend due to severe weather in his/her geographical region.