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UFV Career Fair offers networking opportunities on March 14

UFV Career Fair offers networking opportunities on March 14

The UFV Career Fair returns March 14, offering students the chance to network with potential employers.

For the first time since the COVID pandemic, UFV’s Centre for Experiential and Career Education (CECE) is hosting the in-person UFV Career Fair.

Taking place Thursday, March 14 from 11 am to 3 pm at Evered Hall on the Abbotsford campus, the Career Fair includes 31 organizations along with UFV Alumni Relations, the Student Union Society, UFV Supported Learning Groups, UFV Continuing Education, and RBC On Campus.

The list of industries represented at the career fair includes but isn’t limited to:

  • accounting
  • criminology
  • social justice
  • child, youth, and family studies
  • social work
  • business administration
  • agriculture
  • healthcare
  • science
  • technology
  • real estate
  • aviation
  • psychology
  • finance

The Career Fair gives students an amazing opportunity to network with employers and learn more about potential career paths.

“I believe the Career Fair is the best way to improve my networking skills,” says Xin Cheng, UFV business student, career education assistant (co-op) and co-organizer of the UFV Career Fair. “It’s a free and great opportunity to interact with employers and learn about their organizations.

“I’ve always feared networking, but the UFV Career Fair presents a fantastic opportunity for me to step out of my comfort zone, learn about, and explore all the employers in our community.”

Students will be given an event passport when they sign in at the event, and if they visit 10 organizations, they’ll be entered to win a free UFV course (three credit, domestic rate). In addition, signing in gives them a chance to win one of four $50 gift cards.

Students are also being offered free LinkedIn headshots on a first-come first-served basis. CECE hired Yukun Lin, student photographer from UFV’s School of Creative Arts. In addition to his studies in Media Arts, he is also working for UFV International as their social media ambassador.

Faculty and staff are welcome at the career fair. An exhibitor welcome takes place from 10:15 – 10:45 am, offering the opportunity for exhibitors to connect with UFV staff and faculty and establish community partnerships that will benefit UFV’s academic programming.

“We are excited to welcome back our past, current, and new employers, industry representatives, and community partners,” says Jason Li, career education coordinator and co-organizer of the career fair. “We look forward to our UFV career seekers who are looking to expand their opportunities and being receptive to opportunities in various industries.”

The UFV Career Fair is only open to UFV staff, faculty, alumni, current students, and recent graduates.

Register for the event at and for more information, contact Paige Griffioen at