Calling all students and graduates! Tuck in your shirts, comb your hair and get ready for Student Employment Day, coming to Langara next Tuesday.
The free event will take place Feb. 25 in the foyer of Langara’s A building from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., where companies will be set up to talk with students about a number of summer, full and part-time employment opportunities.
Carolyn Bourcier, host of the employment day and program assistant for Langara’s co-operative education department, said this is a great way for students to talk to employers about summer jobs and to network with representatives from corporate, government and non-profit sectors.
“For students it gets them thinking about their future and job employment,” said Bourcier. “That’s kind of what the fair does. Every institution has them, they’re always fun.”
Be a cop (or teach golf to kids)
The Vancouver Police Department will be among those recruiting.
“We hire for all positions on an ongoing basis,” said Const. John Roberts. “We currently have an immediate need for traffic authority members. Those are the people that you see directing traffic at the major events.”
Roberts said most people think they’re not qualified so they just don’t bother applying. He suggested interested students attend a monthly information session held at the Justice Institute of B.C. in New Westminster to pick up an application for the police force.
Monaghan Golf, a golf management company, will also be seeking summer employees at the fair. Tom Monaghan, president of the company, said it’s not necessary to have golf experience and that a “good, positive attitude” is more important.
Monaghan looks to hire a shop retail clerk, a course labourer and a supervisor to help teach kids golf.
“The great thing about it is the environment is awesome and it’s a job that if you do well, you can come back year after year,” he said.
Along with being a great chance for students to learn about career opportunities related to their field of study, there will be giveaways, prizes and a big draw at the fair.
Reported by Karly Blats