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Students benefit from increased employer activity

A spike in employer activity on campus throughout the past academic year gave Carleton students more opportunities to make industry connections and learn about a variety of career options.

The Career Development and Co-operative Education office (CDCE) is reporting a significant increase in the number of employers that have been turning to Carleton to find the next generation of top talent.

“Job postings were up by 73 percent, and we experienced a 60 percent increase in the number of employers coming to Carleton to host information sessions about their organization,” says Lorraine Anderson, senior employment relations officer with CDCE.

“It’s great news for our students,” she adds. “Employers from all types of industries come here knowing they will find the skilled, knowledgeable individuals their organizations need.”

Denise Buckley, a branch manager with Wells Fargo Financial, agrees. “Carleton is the easiest place to recruit,” she says. “We had a great talent pool to choose from, and succeeded in hiring seven students.”

Dawn Legault, the director of CDCE, says a hot job market is fueling some of the increased recruitment activity, but suggests that employers are also getting a greater level of customer service at Carleton than at other campuses.

“We have dedicated staff members who work with employers to find the best fit for their recruiting needs–whether that is a targeted information session with 40 students, participation in our well-attended career fairs, accessing our on-campus interview facilities, or volunteering to sit on a résumé discussion panel.”

To further enhance the recruiting experience for employers, CDCE is acquiring a presentation room that will be equipped with an interactive Smart whiteboard and cutting-edge technical equipment.

“We’re committed to providing a professional environment that will make it easy for our industry partners to cultivate relationships with students,” says Legault. “The opportunities for our students to explore their career options will also be greatly improved with this new space.”

For more information on CDCE, visit carleton.ca/cdce

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