Engineering Career Fair 2016

On behalf of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Ontario, Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto, Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO) York Chapter, Ontario Society Of Professional Engineers (OSPE), ACCES Employment, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Toronto, Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) Toronto, Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Central Ontario, Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineers (CSME), Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) Ontario, Environmental Careers Organization of Canada (ECO Canada), Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists we invite you to the Engineering Career Fair.

Day & Time: Thursday, May 12th, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Exam Centre, University of Toronto
255 McCaul Street, Toronto, ON M5T 1W7

Visit https://engineering-career-fair-2016.eventbrite.ca for more information and registration.

If you’re a recent grad looking to kick off your career or an experienced engineer looking for a change in professional scenery, here’s an opportunity! This career fair will host numerous engineering companies, organizations and societies of many fields looking to recruit the right candidate. Polish that resume and cover letter. Do your research because that candidate could be you! Organizations that have shown interest thus far include:

• Access Machinery
• Adecco
• AECOM
• Altera (now part of Intel)
• Athena Automation
• Bondfield Construction
• CLEAResult
• CPP Investment Board
• Deco Automotive is a division Cosma International, operating unit of Magna International
• Forge Consulting Group
• Husky Injection Molding Systems
• Index Exchange
• Internat Energy Solutions Canada
• Octopus
• Nanoleaf
• NeuronicWorks
• Noranco
• Nulogy Corporation
• Stelpro
• Telus
• Thales Canada Inc.
• The Nanoleaf Team
• Top Hat
• Toronto Hydro
• Toyota
• Tundra Technical Solutions
• Ydelay

Registration is completely free as is attending the Engineering Career Fair in person. As it stands the list of interested hosting companies will continue to grow and final confirmation updates will be provided to our registered attendees as we approach the final date of the fair.

Our team and its cooperating companies are delighted to bring this career-changing opportunity to your attention but if you’re seeking to land that available job position then the last and only step required of you is attending! If interested, we look forward to seeing you there on May 12th. Thank you and have a great day!

As an Attendee, how can I prepare for the Engineering Career Fair?

Written By: Mayurthen Suppiah (ASME Ontario Section VP)

Understand why you are attending.
Analyze the career fair you will be entering and ask yourself why you are going? Are you there to land a job? Have an insider look over products specific companies will be showcasing? Begin networking with companies and fellow engineering attendees? Once you answer this question proceed to the following steps. The proceeding article steps will assume you are attending to land a professional engineering work position.

Research the career fair.
Register for the career fair as an attendee ahead of time and get online inside information of which employer companies will be attending. Figure out which companies appeal to your needs and come prepared. Understand what these companies are looking for, represent and appeal to them. Be prepared to converse and mutualise interests with employers to give yourself an advantage over the traditional applicant who simply enters to provide their CV/resume to any company they visit.

Mutualise interests with employers.
A lasting impression will work wonders in the employer’s mindset during and after the fair. Be prepared to converse and show the employer that you understand and represent what they are looking for. Conversing includes asking questions back to the employer, showcasing that you are interested in more than just landing the job. Indicating that you care for the employer’s needs and what the employer represents increases your chances of leaving a positive impression.

Come prepared and dress professionally.
Update your CV/resume and covering letter (if applicable). This information will link your records and experience with the employer’s needs. Ensure that everything is up-to-date and properly edited. Feel free to ask colleagues, career informational advisors and use online guides to assist your cause. A clean image is the best image. Ensure you enter the career fair looking like a professional engineer and not a last minute registration trying to land a quick job.

Introduce the proper mindset and be presentable.
You can’t leave the career fair any worse than entering it. Relax and be prepared to answer both common and company-specific interview questions. Envision your goal prior to each interaction and execute to the best of your ability. You should be as ready and content with yourself as you can be by this point. Good luck!