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Make the most of the Career Fair March 3-5

By Lucia Green, Business Development

Career fairs are a great opportunity to meet potential employers and expand your professional network, or connect with recruiters and hiring managers who specifically want to employ Douglas College students and alumni.

You can also learn about the required skills and qualifications for positions you might be interested in, find out about opportunities for skill development, and clarify application requirements and deadlines. In other words, don’t miss out the 30th Annual Career Fair happening on March 3 in Coquitlam, and March 4 and 5 at the New Westminster Campus.  

Tips and tricks

If you want your Career Fair experience to be successful, prepare ahead and have a plan! Here are Douglas College Career Coach Katelin Wood’s top three tips:

  1. Create and practise an introduction that clearly shows not only who you are, but also why you’re speaking to the employer – are you looking for a job, or just more information about the company? Why are you interested in this particular organization?
  2. Send “good vibes” through your non-verbal communication – keep your body language open, don’t fidget, maintain good eye contact, put the phone away and remember to smile!
  3. Dress for success – sure, it might seem awkward to wear business clothes to class, but it just might be worth it to impress employers; plus, you will come across as more confident when you step up your game with your appearance.

Come out to our Career Fair Prep workshop to get more tips, time to practise and answers to your questions about how to make a career fair successful for you and your career goals!

Read more: What do employers really want?

Career Fair Prep workshops  

Feb. 24

New Westminster – room S0650
Coquitlam – Career Centre (room A1430)

March 2

New Westminster – room S0650
Coquitlam – Career Centre (room A1430)

Register now for prep workshop on CareerHUB (

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Participating employers

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