Fairs & Events

Career and employment events

Hiring fairs, recruiting events, employment forums, networking opportunities and more are offered throughout the year – on and off campus – by a variety of Calgary and area businesses and organizations. Check often as new events are added every week.

Nordstrom Retail Management Internship Program

Learn the art and business of the sale. Our Retail Management Internship is designed to jump-start your career and to move you into an assistant department manager role. You'll rub elbows with some of our top performers and learn from the best. The program runs from June 2017- August 2017. We are looking for graduates in Spring 2017, or have recently graduated as of December 2016.

To apply or for more information: Visit careers.nordstrom.com

Live Out There Inc. recruitment event

University students from across the city are invited to Live Out There's first annual adventure-inspired recruitment event, hosted at MRU. We are seeking local outdoor enthusiasts who are keen to communicate, educate and collaborate with customers about the right equipment to get them set up for a safe and fun outdoor experience. Bring your resume and a cover letter indicating why you want to work with Live Out There. The event is free, but please register for the event.

  • Network with industry professionals, including brand representatives from companies such as The North Face, Patagonia and Arc'teryx, and Live Out There Inc. CEO and professional adventurer Jamie Clarke
  • Stay for a screening of a Red Bull-sponsored Ultimate Rush film
  • Enter the draw to win raffle prizes from visiting companies and Live Out There

When: Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 | 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Mount Royal University, Roderick Mah Centre for Continuous Learning | EC1050, Ross Glen Hall
For more information on keynote speaker: Visit jamieclarke.com
To register for event: Visit eventbrite.ca/live-out-there

Sobey's career fairs

Sobey's will be opening a new store in the community of Mahogany in southeast Calgary in the coming months. To help recruit for the many positions we need to fill, we will be holding career fairs to take resumes, conduct interviews, and hire individuals for our store. Some of the positions we are hiring for include:
Supervisory roles, customer service, cashiers, bakery and produce, deli, meat & seafood, grocery.

The career fairs are on the following days:

When: Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 & Saturday, Feb.,11, 2017 | 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
            Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 & Saturday, Feb., 25, 2017 | 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Marriott Residence Inn | 3710 Market Street S.E.
Please bring an updated resume.

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Job Search and Networking workshop

Your time is valuable – so make the most of it! Learn about the hidden job market, and strategies for expanding your personal network and staying organized. The Job Search and Networking workshop provides MRU students with the tools needed to conduct an effective job search. Learn how to prepare, target, contact and follow-up with employers.

When: Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2017 | Noon to 1 p.m.
Where: Mount Royal University | Room EA1057
For more information: Visit our workshops webpage
To register: Online via https://goo.gl/forms/B7BUkpqEBFWgTNJ23 

Career Cafe – career and labour market information

Career Cafe offers career and labour market information to job seekers, career planners and career professionals. Each noon-hour talk is based on an industry with two to three speakers at each session. Seven Career Cafes are planned this year focusing on Calgary's key industries as identified by Calgary Economic Development. Registration is not required, and all take place from noon to 1 p.m.

The next topics are as follows:

  • Friday, March 3, 2017 – Careers in Manufacturing
  • Friday, April 7, 2017 – Careers in Renewable Energy
  • Friday, May 5, 2017 – Careers in the Film and Creative Industry

Where: Calgary Public Library, Central Branch | 616 Macleod Trail SE
For more information: Contact Leita Blasetti at 403.268.3784 or leita.blasetti@calgary.ca

Fraser Institute post-secondary seminar – Explore Public Policy Issues

Free one-day student seminar with presentations from leading policy experts, Q & A, and informal discussions. Lunch is included.

When: Saturday, March 11, 2017 | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Delta Calgary Downtown Hotel | 209 - 4 Avenue SE
For more information:  Please contact Carolyn McCarthy at 604-688-0221 ext. 526 or email carolyn.mccarthy@fraserinstitute.org
To register and learn more: Visit Student Seminar: Explore Public Policy Issues

Catholic Family Service – in-school volunteer opportunity

We are seeking 10 volunteers in our Families & Schools Together (F&ST) program. We'd like to invite students and community members who are passionate about building strong communities and families to join us in volunteering. We are happy to provide a reference for anyone who commits to the program.

F&ST is a 9-week program that helps with both family development and increasing family/school connections. It runs a few times throughout the school year at various elementary schools (volunteers are asked to commit to one 9-week cycle of the program). They help with things like set up/take down, clean up, serving dinner, playing with kids, and other various tasks to help the evening run smoothly.

When: Volunteer hours are from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m., 1 day/week for 9 weeks (36 hours total)
For more information: Contact Ellyse Lambie, Volunteer Coordinator, Community Services, Catholic Family Service at 403-205-8549 or ellyse.lambie@cfs-ab.org

The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre Annual Youth Hiring Fair

The Youth Employment Centre is hosting its 19th Annual Youth Hiring Fair! Youth ages 15-24 years old get the chance to meet with a variety of different employers representing a wide range of industries who are looking to hire part-time, full-time, and seasonal employment opportunities.

This is the only hiring fair exclusive to youth and there are thousands of jobs waiting to be filled! Bring your resumes, be dressed to impress, and be prepared for on-the-spot interviews.

When: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | 1:30 to 6 p.m.
Where: Big Four, Stampede Park | 1410 Olympic Way SE
Who: Youth aged 15-24 
Cost: Free 

The Calgary Performing Arts Festival – volunteer opportunity

Passionate about music or drama? The Calgary Performing Arts Festival is looking for volunteers to help with the 2017 festival from April 18 to May 6, on the Mount Royal University campus.

Volunteer opportunities: Mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekends; training will be provided
For more information: Contact Holly at 403.283.6009 or volunteer@cpafestival.ca

The Business Link – network and learn events

The Business Link, Alberta's Business Information Service, offers free network and learn events. Take this opportunity to meet entrepreneurs, exchange business cards, hear an educational presentation and enjoy light refreshments. Free, no registration required.

For more information: Call 1.800.272.9675