In this issue:
• Opportunity to Advertise to Students
• Workforce Planning Survey
• Learn at Lunch
• National On-Campus Recruitment Conference
Opportunity to Advertise to Students
Starting this coming academic year, CAPS will be publishing a magazine called Career Connections. This is an effort to move away from career fair guidebooks – a familiar advertising venue for employers – and move towards a high-quality publication for students and better advertising opportunities for employers.
Career Connections will have a circulation of 12,000 throughout the University of Alberta campus. It will be distributed free at all CAPS events including career fairs, career forums, seminars and workshops. Career Connections will also be available for pick up at various administrative offices on campus and in both CAPS offices.
Career Connections will be 64-pages in length and include a main feature story and two mini-features about career-related issues. Career Connections also includes profiles of recent graduates and career advice for students with advanced degrees. For the fall issue, the magazine will feature a story on career opportunities in the green economy and an article about finding work during a recession.
If you are interested in advertising in Career Connections, please visit: http://www.caps.ualberta.ca/LookingToHire/Advertise.cfm. The deadline to reserve space in the upcoming fall issue is June 22, 2009.
For more information, please contact Laura Manuel at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 780-492-3474.
Workforce Planning Survey
CAPS is currently conducting a survey about recruitment and hiring plans. Our survey is open to all employers, regardless of location and size, who would like to give their opinion about current and future recruitment plans.
Please help us gather this important information by taking our short online survey here:
Learn at Lunch
There is still time to register for CAPS free brown bag seminars. These seminars are approximately one hour in length and take place over the lunch hour. There is no fee to attend; we only ask that you pre-register by e-mailing email@example.com.
Recruiting and retaining young workers
Tuesday, May 19, 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.
Rm: 2-957, Enterprise Square
Articles in mainstream media about the Millennial generation abound. Along with claims about what this generation values and what motivates them, comes advice about best practices for recruiting and retaining them. As an employer, should you change the way you try to recruit and retain young workers based on what you hear about the Millennial generation? This presentation will explore that question, and discuss some of the recent research on post-secondary students and their employment aspirations.
Managing Your Own Career
Tuesday, May 26, 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.
Rm: 2-957, Enterprise Square
As an HR professional, your daily work helps others in their careers. But how much attention are you paying to your own career? In this session you will hear about an action-oriented approach to managing your own career. Learn about the role that happenstance plays in your career, how to create your own opportunities, and the steps you can take to make sound career decisions that will move you towards your preferred future.
National On-Campus Recruitment Conference
Are you a CACEE member? CACEE (the Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers) is the association dedicated to employers and educators supporting post-secondary students and graduates transitioning to the world of work. CACEE will be hosting its annual conference in Vancouver in June. Register soon.
CACEE 2009 National On-Campus Recruitment Conference
June 21-24, Vancouver
Visit www.cacee.com for details and to register.
Calgary Presentation and Mixer
Staff from the U of A will be in Calgary in June to meet with employers from all industries. If you are in the Calgary area, please join us on for a unique presentation, Recruiting and Retaining Young Workers. Following the presentation, you will have an opportunity to meet U of A staff during a reception.
Wednesday, June 3
U of A Calgary Centre
333 5th Ave. SW, Calgary
Two presentations – 12 noon or 4 p.m.
Both presentations will be followed by a reception.
To register, please visit: http://www.caps.ualberta.ca/LookingToHire/CalgaryMixer.cfm