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Mar 19–22 – Co-op & Career Week

Co-op & Career Week 2018 is March 19-22

Co-op and Career Week gives students an opportunity to connect to employers in their area of study and interest through networking events, employer panels, and the annual career fair. View the event schedule and please encourage your students to attend. Pre-registering for events is highly encouraged.

Employers attending Co-op and Career Week include:

  • City of Vancouver
  • CIBC
  • IBM
  • Lifelabs
  • Microsoft
  • Public Service Canada
  • PWC
  • RCMP
  • Rogers
  • United Way
  • VPD
  • WebCopy+
  • and many more


March 19: Cross Cultural Awareness – In partnership with the Langara International Education Department, the Co-op and Career Development Centre is offering a series of workshops targeting students and employers to learn more about cultural diversity in the workplace. MultiCultural Business Solutions Keynote speaker Dr. Lionel Laroche, PhD., will spend the day with students, faculty, and employers, sharing his expertise in recruiting, retaining, and promoting culturally diverse employees.

March 20: Human Resources and Industry Skills – Students will learn about the different hiring processes of government, corporations, not-for-profits and co-operative businesses. Hiring mangers will share tips on how to be a successful hire and what to avoid. Discussions will focus on the essential soft skills for the workplace: namely communication skills.  The afternoon sessions will show how math is used in everyday technology, finance, health, and other industries.

March 21: Day in the Life – Careers in: renewable energy, chemistry, sciences, criminology, and volunteer management. Hear from industry experts while they share A Day in the Life of their work. Panellists will discuss their career path and highlight their current position and the projects they are managing. This is an opportunity to hear from individuals in these sectors about work-life career balance and challenges in various industry sectors.

March 22: Careers in Business and Technology – Industry speakers will share current employment opportunities and insights into how education in sports, recreation, business, finance, and technology sectors provide key skills that will assist students on their career path.  This day also includes the annual Career Fair where employers will be available to speak about current employment opportunities and share tips on the skills and education necessary to work for their company.

In preparation for Co-op & Career week the Co-op and Career Development Centre is offering resume workshops, networking skills, Dress for Success, LinkedIn headshots, and resume reviews happening the week of March 12–16. Students can sign up for these special workshops online.

For further details on the events, employers, and opportunities contact Jennifer Reid at local 5410 or


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