Two week career-a-thon prepares students for life after college

Durham College (DC) students are working hard to gain the education and skills needed to succeed post-graduation. As part of its commitment to preparing students for the workforce and connecting them with employers, DC’s Career Development office organized a two week-long Career-a-thon from January 29 to February 8.

During the event, students had access to job fairs at both the Oshawa and Whitby campuses, various workshops aimed at aiding students in the job application process, a Speed-Networking Hub and discussion panel on women in trades – providing students with a diverse selection of events to help them make the leap from campus to career.

This year, the annual day-long Job Fair at the Oshawa campus brought in over 75 potential employers for students and alumni to meet, including those currently hiring for part-time, summer and seasonal work. Held on February 5 in the Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre, organizations represented a mix of economic sectors, including business, community services, manufacturing, skilled trades, information technology, engineering, health care, hospitality and justice.

On February 7, students also had access to the Tradesmart Career Fair at the Whitby campus, which brought in 25 employers specifically recruiting students for jobs in the skilled trades.

DC’s career development office provides support for all things career-related at the college. The team offers a range of services including support for career exploration, resumé building and cover letter writing, interviewing skills and job search strategies.

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