Mar 1, 2008 JOB FAIR 2008

JOB FAIR FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS & STUDENTS INTEREST IN CAREERS ABROAD

JOB FAIR IN VICTORIA

JC-COC Victoria Branch / UVIC Career Club

Location : University of Victoria

Time : March 1st, 2008 (Sat) 11:00 – 15:00

On March 1st, The Victoria Job Fair was held at The University of Victoria. The event was hosted by the JC-COC Victoria Branch and UVIC Career Club. A large number of Japanese International Students studying in Canada as well as other International students participated in the event.

This event was geared to not only Japanese students preparing to return to Japan to pursue their careers but also those students interested in remaining in Canada to pursue a career locally. The event was met with warm responses from the participants and many found the information presented useful and relevant. The event was divided into two sections; the first being focused on visa and immigration information for those interested in staying in Canada and the second being focused to those Japanese students looking to find and pursue a career in Japan.

The first half of the Job Fair hosted speeches from the inspiration Burquitlam MLA Mr. Harry Bloy, ABIC Immigration Director Terry Kin (Immigration/Visa), BC Provincial Nominee Program Director Ms. Eileen Luni (Immigration Information), University of Victoria Co-Op Education Program Director (UVIC Co-Op Program Information).

After the English presentations made in the first half of the event the second half was conducted in Japanese. The first speaker, Director of Jinsai Canada spoke on issues surrounding how to effectively find a career back in Japan as well as how best to highlight the students experiences in Canada. The speaker proved to be a great hit with all of the participants with his effective and to the point presentation.

Ms. Shihori-Scott Moncrieff, Life Coach, spoke to students on often problematic issues for International students including how to build and retain a healthy self-esteem and how to avoid the issue of identity crises among International Students who study abroad for extended periods of time.

Our last speaker who flew all the way from Tokyo to be with us this day was Mr. Nomura, representative from Mainavi. He spoke on a variety of issues including how students can prepare for careers in Japan and current trends in Japan.

The day came to an end with a question and answer period. The participants noted that the Job Fair is an invaluable references and guidance to international students. Sponsor booths at the fair offered a drink refreshments, salon care and a variety of other refreshments throughout the fair.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our generous speakers and sponsors for all of their time and support.

Report : The JC-COC; Atusko Umeki

Speakers

  • ABIC Immigration
  • Ministry of Economic Development
  • UVIC Coop Education Program
  • Jinzai Canada
  • Shihori Scott-Moncrieff
  • Canadian College of Shiatsu Therapy
  • Mainichi Communications

Sponsors

  • Pacific Western Brewing Co.Ltd
  • Fujiya Victoria
  • Triple M Housing Ltd.
  • deco de mode, Victoria
  • Gj Hair Studio, Victoria
  • TM3 Hair Studio, Victoria
  • Sushi Plus Restaurant, Victoria

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