Job Fair

The Office of Student Services hosts a Job Fair each year in March. The event is open to UWI undergraduate and graduate students and recent alumni. 


What is it?

The Job Fair is a one-day event to connect job seekers with employers.
Career workshops and panel discussions occur throughout the day.


When is it?
Semester II
March 1st, 2018


Where is it ?

The Guild Lawn, UWI Cave Hill Campus


Why attend?

  • Expand your knowledge about career options
  • Explore different fields and career paths
  • Meet and talk to representatives from a wide range of industries 
  • Gain valuable interview experience and job search advice from seasoned professionals
  • Find out about available positions and submit your resume in person to company recruiters
  • Develop your network of contacts
  • Many companies will also have technical and professional staff members (many of whom may be UWI alums), affording students the opportunity to gain insight into company-related research endeavours.


Who should attend?

All UWI undergraduates, graduate students, and recent alumni. Level II and Level III students, are especially encouraged to attend!

Job Fairs are the best opportunity to make connections with recruiters who make hiring decisions. Many firms have summer internships that are a first step to employment in the firm. This is a unique opportunity for you to talk with recruiters face to face and ask questions about their companies and the positions they have available. Come impress the recruiters with your intelligence, experience and keenness!

 

Graduate Students

If you are interested in careers outside of academia, Job Fairs are a great way at any time in your graduate training to learn more about your options. It is never too early to start networking with employers.

Even if you are not looking for employment at this time, you can still ask recruiters questions about the company, learn tips about their hiring process, find out about their employment opportunities and benefits, and get a sense if such positions are appealing to you.

You have spent many years on your graduate education and the more exploring you do, the easier it will be to find something that suits your skills and interests. You can also use this opportunity to ask about internships.

Pursuing an internship for the summer after you get your degree is an option. Note that you would need to confer with your programme coordinator/ academic advisor to determine if it is possible to take time off during the summer or academic term during your graduate work in order to do this.

 

How to Get the Most Out of Attending a Job Fair

Job Fairs are a great chance to network with employers and learn about potential jobs and internships. The Office of Student Services coordinates many on-campus recruitment activities during both semester I and semester II. You are encouraged to lookout for other industry specific fairs or showcases that are open to the general public. Industry blogs and websites are two sources of these events.

Research! Which employers are attending and in what areas?
Dress appropriately
Prepare multiple copies of your resume
Have a well prepared elevator pitch
Have copies of your resume.
Have a plan. Determine which employers you want to talk to and prioritise those you are most
interested in.
Approach employers with confidence, a smile and make eye contact.
Ask for a business card and remember to take notes 
Send thank you notes to the recruiters of the companies you were most interested in within a few
days.
Continue informational interviewing while also checking job and internship listings on
carribbeanjobs.com, company websites and the Office of Student Services.
 
 For additional information contact:
 osscareers@cavehill.uwi.edu or (246) 417-4168.

 
2017 Sponsoring Participants
Republic Bank Barbados Ltd The Sun Group
Sun General
Sun Hotels
Sugar Cane Club
MASSY Barbados Ltd Gildan
Duty Free Caribbean (Holdings) KPMG
CPA-Chartered Professional Accountants ACCA
EY PWC
Barbados Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation Simpson Motors
Public Workers Cooperative Credit Union  
Your Priority 1 StansfeldScott Company Ltd
Regular Participants  
The Ministry of Labour Child Care Board
Barbados Accreditation Council Accounting Students Association
Barbados Port Inc Axcel Finance
Barbados Society of Psychologists Supreme Counselling for Personal Development
Government Archives Department The Office of the Ombudsman
Barbados Reference Laboratory The Welfare Department
Ministry of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development Immigration Department
 

The Office of Student Services
Tel.: (246) 417-4165/6/7 Fax: (246) 424-5348 | Email: studentservices@cavehill.uwi.edu