Industry Essential Information
The IT Job Fair will be a virtual event for all IT students across the province.
Whether you have jobs today or will have jobs in the future, our students want to know more about your organization and potential careers. Connect with our talented students and alumni from several NSCC campuses on the same day.
We look forward to seeing you at our next IT Job Fair!
Advantages for organizations:
Organizations will greatly benefit from hiring an NSCC student. Think about the value of having a student ready to work for extra support, or for special projects. You will have the opportunity to evaluate and identify potential future employees as part of your long-term recruitment strategy. This is a wonderful opportunity to scout the next generation of employees by providing them with valuable career-related work experiences.
You will meet students from the following programs:
- Business Intelligence & Analytics
- Cyber Security
- Full Stack Application Development
- Game Programming
- IT Data Analytics
- IT Database Administration
- IT Embedded Systems Programming
- IT Generalist
- IT Programming
- IT Programming for AI
- IT Programming for IoT
- IT Systems Management and Security
- IT Web Programming
Industry Virtual Fair Guidelines
Tips for running a Teams Channel
- Have a designated staff member to check the channel frequently. The channel has video and chat capabilities in a one to one and a one to many format.
- Make use of the tabs within the Teams channel to post FAQs, Links and any other information that you’d like to share with students.
- Post a schedule within your channel to let them know how often you will check the chat and in what manner you wish to interact with them. Possible scenarios include:
- Post a question and your contact information in the chat
- Post your areas of expertise in the chat
- Allow students to reserve private meeting time
Tips for getting the most out of your scheduled Virtual Booth time:
- Prepare some opening introductory remarks about you, your company and the employment opportunities (3-5 minutes)
- Expect to operate in a one-to-many fashion, and do not be afraid to set the tone of the meeting. Encourage students to turn on their cameras and turn their microphones off before you get started. Encourage the students to make use of the Raise your hand feature or to use the Reactions feature to increase interactivity.
- Following opening statements, students should be allowed to post their questions in the meeting chat. This will automatically organize the questions by time-posted, making it easy to keep track of the order in which students should be addressed.
- Discussion can proceed from these questions. Presenters are invited to encourage the student they are addressing to unmute their mic if that is the presenter’s preference.
- Once all questions are answered, the presenter can either end the session or make time for one-on-one chats with students if they wish.
Individual Channel Set Up
We will be inviting industry members to populate their channels with content ahead of time.
Industry members will be able to add files to the Files tab. Some suggested files include things like:
- Job postings
- Preferred contact methods and information
- Instructions on how to request one-on-one meetings.
- Information about the company, and any other details you would like to include.
We would also like to encourage industry members to post information on their channels. Some recommendations:
- The schedule includes virtual Teams meetings in Virtual Booth and regular responses on your channel. (The event will run from 10am-3pm, with 12pm designated as a break. At 9:30am we will gather in the General Lobby for some words of welcome.)
- Instructions on how to arrange one on one meetings.
- Contact information for recruiters.
- Links to your company webpage/ career opportunities
- Background information about your company
- Job postings
The ability to add web links at the top of your team channel is also possible. Adding a link to your organization’s web page is encouraged, as students will be able to see these channels early, ahead of the job fair as well.
FAQ for employers
1. How can we register for the IT Job Fair?
You can register for the job fair by clicking the buttons below or the "Registration" in the top right corner of this page and selecting "Industry".
2. What happens if we cannot make it to the job fair despite registering?
Please notify us 48 hours prior to the start of the event.
3. What are students expecting from us?
Students are expecting opportunities that are beneficial to their IT career - such as work terms, co-ops, and entry-level positions. These opportunities will allow students to utilize the skills they learned at school in the workplace.
4. If we have job offers or internships available, how can we notify them at the job fair?
You may notify the students at the job fair by indicating at your virtual booth that you have jobs or internships available. You can also note what positions you have available when you register for the event.
5. Will we need to conduct interviews on the spot?
This is completely up to you! If you choose to have interviews on the spot, please make sure that you clearly identify it at your virtual booth.
If you have any concerns please contact us via email at email@example.com.