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.

Information session on nursing opportunities in Australia

Nursing students and recent graduates are invited to attend an information session at MRU presented by Caduceus International. Learn about nursing opportunities in Australia for 2017/18. The presentation covers immigration, Australian board registration, salaries and benefits, cost of living, banking and taxation. Caduceus has been placing health care workers in Australia since 2005 and has placed over 25 MRU nursing students since that time. Many of their clients do not require the minimum one year of work experience. Candidates graduating in 2017 can apply for positions starting in November 2017. A limited number of one-to-one consultations will be available before and after the presentation – to book, please email your request.

When: Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016 | 4:15 to 4:45 p.m.
Where: Mount Royal University | Room EA1057

Register for a personal 15 minute consultation:

  • 3 to 4:15 p.m.
  • 5 to 6:30 p.m.

To pre-register for the information session or to book a consultation: Email admin@caduceus.ca

The Science Behind Post Traumatic Stress Disorder presentation

Dr. Jennifer Primmer will be facilitating an interactive presentation on the Science behind PTSD. Dr. Primmer is a Cognition and Emotion Specialist at Involution Inc. and has over 14 years experience in research pertaining to issues surrounding emotions, consciousness, the mind/brain, cognition, and human behavior. Jennifer is a much sought after keynote speaker, popular blogger, published author, workshop/seminar leader, and an internationally certified Clinical Hypnotherapist. She has a private practice where she provides mental wellness coaching and clinical hypnotherapy to members of the community and first responders in her specialty areas of PTSD and emotional trauma. The presentation is hosted by Independent Living Resource Center Calgary. Admission is free.

When: Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016 | 2 to 3 p.m.
Where: Suite 134, 3359 - 27 Street NE
RSVP: By Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016 to Vanessa Wood via pep@ilrcc.ab.ca or call 403-263-6880 ext 225

Aboriginal Futures fall job fair

Find out about Aboriginal services and programs, meet and network with employers, bring your resume and apply for the jobs at the Fall 2016 Aboriginal Futures job fair. 

When: Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 | 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Calgary Marlborough Community Association | 636 Marlborough Way NE
For more information: Call 403.253.5311 or visit aboriginalfutures.com

Side Street Pub and Grill Job Fair

The Side Street Pub and Grill is hosting a Job Fair. We are a busy family-owned pub with a focus on sports (have three pool tables, Golden Tee Live and Big Buck Hunter Live). We are hiring experienced (at least two years) cooks, servers, bartenders and managers. Come with your resume and meet Mike or Sarah.

When: Thursday, Oct. 27 & Friday, Oct. 28 | 1 to 5 p.m.
Where: 1167 Kensington Crescent N.W.
Check us out online: Visit sidestreetpubandgrill

TalentEgg presents CEOx1 DAY

Want to discover your inner CEO? TalentEgg is looking for Canada's future leaders! Apply for a chance to be CEO for one day at one of Canada's top organizations, where you'll be mentored by some of the most influential leaders in business and the non-profit sector. All semi-finalists will be considered for an internship or placement with McKinsey & Company. If you are a third or fourth year student enrolled in a Canadian university, you're eligible for this life-changing professional opportunity!

For more information: Visit ceox1day
Application deadline: Oct. 28, 2016

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. Topics and dates are as follows:

Friday, Oct. 28, 2016 | 12 to 1 p.m. | Careers in Banking and Finance
Friday, Nov. 25, 2016 | 12 to 1 p.m. | Careers in Supply Chain
Friday, Jan.13, 2017  | 12 to 1 p.m.  | Careers in the Technology Sector
Friday, Feb. 3, 2017  | 12 to 1 p.m.  | Careers in the Real Estate Sector
Friday, Mar. 3, 2017  | 12 to 1 p.m.  | Careers in Manufacturing
Friday, April 7, 2017  | 12 to 1 p.m.  | Careers in Renewable Energy
Friday, May 5, 2017  | 12 to 1 p.m.  | Careers in the Film and Creative Industry
Where: Central Branch of The Calgary Public Library | 616 Macleod Trail SE
For more information: Contact Leita Blasetti 403-268-3784 or email leita.blasetti@calgary.ca

Survive & Thrive After Job Loss workshop

We are capping off Financial Literacy Month by launching a free program with Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada to help people dealing with job loss or significant workplace changes. This program was developed with market research done in Calgary, and will be available across Canada after the launch. Bestselling author David Trahair will present and each participant will receive a free book on the same topic that covers the following:

  • The psychological, mental and emotional toll of job loss
  • Employment law
  • Finding a new job
  • Contracting and self-employment
  • Financing your life
  • Dealing with debt: Initial steps
  • Dealing with debt: More drastic options
  • Going back to school and retraining
  • Tools and Resources

When: Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 | 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Where: Central Public Library | Floor 2, 616 Macleod Trail SW (John Dutton Theatre)
Pre-register here   –  Drop-ins also welcome (free book distribution based on number of people registered)

Graduate Studies

How to Get Into Grad School – Department of Sociology and Anthropology.

During this session, faculty will share information with students about:

  • What are the basic requirements for grad school
  • How to create a successful application
  • Where to apply and why
  • What type of financial supports are available

When: Friday, Oct. 28, 2016 | 2 to 4 p.m.
Where:  Mount Royal University | Room B341

The Art and Science of Stress Management workshop

Are you trying to figure out how best to manage your stress in your life? Would you like to hear about how to calm stressful thoughts? Did you know there are good and bad levels of stress? This free presentation hosted by Independent Living Resource Centre and Registered Psychologist, Jennifer McCormick, will include:

  • The ways stress affects our body, mind, relationships, and feelings
  • Tips about ways we can help keep stress manageable
  • Creating a personalized stress-management plan: includes knowing what your personal symptoms of stress are and what to do about them

When: Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016 | 2 to 3 p.m.
Where: Suite 134, 3359 - 27 Street NE

TD Associate Program information session

TD's newest associate program is hiring more than 150 fourth year students now!
We are looking for hard working business students who want to be leaders in banking to start in the summer of 2017 in one of two streams of our training and development programs.
Check the links below for program specific information:

Financial Advice Associate Program
Management Associate Program

Come join us at the information session to see if this is a fit for you.
When: Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016 | 5 to 6 p.m.
Where: Mount Royal University | Room EB1014

Create Effective Resumes and Cover Letters for Success

This workshop will teach you how to create effective resumes and cover letters. Whether you are looking for a summer job, employment related to your program, or are a soon-to-be graduate, it is important to customize your resume to demonstrate your qualifications and show how you fit the job target. Effective resumes will attract employers' attention and secure an interview!

A cover letter is your introduction to an employer or company, and is an important part of the application process. Cover letters convey much about who you are – including your ability to communicate and market yourself in writing. A well-written cover letter can convince an employer to read your resume. We will also explore other business letters, including thank you notes and direct contact letters.

When: Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 | 1 to 2 p.m.
Where: Mount Royal University | EA1055
Register by Monday, Nov. 14, 2016: Register online via https://goo.gl/forms/md6IEFrW1eaZRci83 

November workshop

Nature Harmony's 2nd annual Life to Buildings Design Challenge

Last year we had 20 design teams participate in designing a space using our VIGA system and it was a great success! This year, participants will be faced with a new challenge: VIGALand, to design an indoor space. Winners will receive a monetary prize, a nice addition to their portfolio and a great learning experience! Full instruction packages will be emailed to contestants upon registration.

Deadline to register:  Friday, Dec. 30, 2016  |  Designs are to be submitted no later than Friday, March 31, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.
Any questions or inquiries:  Please email Jennifer Kong, jennifer@higarden.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