Build your career: December 2016

Student success story

Networking is the most powerful tool for job-seekers. Just ask Manuel Garces, a Douglas College Bachelor of Business Administration student and former Co-operative Education student.

Garces’ hard work in the program spurred Lianne Johnston, Co-op Placement Coordinator, to recommend him to the Whitecaps FC when they were looking for a student for a part-time position. Garces was offered full-time work and starts his new role in the New Year.

This month’s featured employer

Rise is a fairly new employer in the bookkeeping world that is changing the way employers record payroll and manage human resources and benefits. Rise’s supervisor, Kim Bonner, contacted Douglas College Co-operative Education when they were looking to hire a Co-op student. Bonner visited the College and interviewed candidates onsite, eventually hiring a third-year BBA student.

What’s new

In the last month, 140 new postings were added to the Student Employment Centre job board, as well as 20 new Co-op postings. Also, more than 40 new employers and 133 students registered with the SEC.

Six members of the Toronto Dominion Bank corporate recruiting team came to the New Westminster Campus Nov. 22 to meet with students interested in working in the banking industry. Our first student to be hired, Mahtab Arbab, will be starting in her customer service representative position at the bank’s Sapperton branch in the New Year. Congrats, Mahtab!

If you have an employer contact you think Co-op should follow up with, contact Lianne Johnston, Co-op Placement Coordinator, at or 604 5275769.

Follow Douglas College on Twitter to receive a “Hot Job” tweet for Co-op and SEC postings every Monday

Upcoming events

Jan. 5 – Co-op Information Session – Find out the benefits of Co-op at the New Westminster Campus, Room N4370 at 4:30pm. Pre-registration is not necessary.

Jan. 9 – Co-op Information Session – Find out the benefits of Co-op at the New Westminster Campus, Room N4360 at 10am. Pre-registration is not necessary.

Jan. 18 – Employer Networking Event – UT science students are invited to meet with industry professionals, alumni and upcoming grads about making the transition from college to university, and later, into successful careers. Co-hosted by the SEC and SFU Career services, he event will be held at SFU’s Burnaby Campus.Contact the SEC for registration information or 604 527 5899.

Join us for a noon-hour workshop. Workshops are at both campuses and there’s a new topic each day:

  • Monday – Resumé writing
  • Tuesday – Cover letter preparation
  • Wednesday – Interviewing skills
  • Thursday – Job search strategies

Employers on campus

Securiguard was at the New Westminster Campus on Dec. 2 recruiting for security guard positions. Seven students have interviews scheduled already. If you missed this session and want to find out more, contact Barb at at the Student Employment Centre or 604 527 5890.

Stay in the loop

Register with the Student Employment Centre and be the first to know when employers are coming to campus, or to receive job alerts for off-campus work opportunities posted on our job board.

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