The Pilon School of Business Celebrates Career Month
Each year in November, the Sheridan Career Centre hosts a BizTech Career Fair providing students with the opportunity to network with employers from a wide range of industries including Banking, Telecommunications, Information Technology, and Public Services.
This year’s event was held at the Sheridan Davis Campus on November 16 bringing in over 70 hiring employers and more than 100 students from the Faculties of Business and Applied Science and Technology. Employers who attended the career fair included CIBC, Deloitte, Big Ass Solutions, Bond Brand Loyalty, CPA Ontario, Desjardins, Metroland Media Group, and The City of Mississauga among many others.
Leading up to the BizTech Career Fair, the Pilon School of Business partnered with a number of academic clubs to host career related workshops during the first two weeks of November. Each of these events were part of the school’s Career Awareness Weeks and were designed to help students feel more prepared to start their job hunt.
To kick off Career Awareness Weeks, the Sheridan Bruins Toastmasters utilized its table topics segment to allow students to discuss the importance of networking. Throughout the rest of the week, there were a number of workshops hosted by The Sheridan Human Resources Student Association (HRSA), The Sheridan Accounting Student Association (ASA), The PSB Marketing Association (PSBMA), and PSB Competition Team (PSBCT), which included topics such as LinkedIn, how to create a personal sales pitch, as well as knowing your personal brand.
Ming Smith, the President of the HRSA, helped organize the club’s workshops and was extremely delighted with the effectiveness of each event. “The workshops offered during Career Awareness Weeks were a fantastic way to fill in knowledge gaps concerning the tools I needed to effectively network and approach employers.” She felt that the workshops helped her gain her confidence, stating that “the workshops definitely instilled me with confidence as well as the skills that I will need for future success.”