Recently, we’ve had the privilege of hosting our first virtual career development expo, Get Hired at Home, in partnership with TalentEgg. Over the two-day event, we connected over 4000 international students and alumni from across the country with employers and resources so that they can stay, work and succeed in Canada.
Through our professional live career development workshops, bite-size video sessions, and networking cafes, students and alumni across Canada (some even joining us internationally) had the opportunity to learn about the Canadian job market from industry leaders and from each other.
In addition, our featured employers offering full-time, part-time, and volunteer opportunities were ready to interact with our talented pool of international students at their individual booths.
With so many amazing organizations and students engaged in the event, here are some of our biggest successes:
- 4,093 international students & alumni across Canada registered to attend Devant’s Get Hired at Home career development expo.
- These registrations represented 123 countries and 141 post-secondary education institutions.
- On January 28, our career development workshops helped thousands of attendees with their virtual interview, networking, and elevator pitch skills and 84% rated it 4-5 stars.
- On February 4, 19 companies were available live at their virtual booths to help attendees stay, work, and succeed in Canada.
- Our virtual networking café was a hit and our career industry-specific rooms were consistently filled with engaging conversation amongst peers.
- Devant’s valuable bite-sized workshops on employer research, LinkedIn, interview & resume skills were watched over 330+ times.
- Hundreds of attendees took advantage of the free MS Excel 15-min course and credential to stand out to employers
- Visto’s experienced Canadian Immigration Lawyer answered attendee questions live and the allocated 1 hour was extended by an extra 40 minutes!
- US Tech Solutions offered 120+ live mock interviews and resume critiques.
Thank you to everyone who attended and participated with such great enthusiasm. We look forward to continuing the discussion with you at our upcoming events, workshops and hiring fairs.
To take advantage of our special offers from the event, check out our services page.