Student Employment Festival
...One Life – Many Careers
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 Lansdowne campus
Even the weather co-operated to ensure the success of the Student Employment Festival! Thank you to our keynote speakers, entrepreneurs, dragons, HR guests and community partners for helping to make the festival a success. A great time was had by all who attended and participated in this event. Check out the photos below...
Dragon’s Den Competition winners!
Grand prize of $1000 tuition credit went to the Vital Links team, business students Avery Graham and Rajni Komal. Their winning proposal was based on introducing a direct transportation system between campuses at peak times for students and staff.
The Peoples’ Choice prize of a $200 gift certificate to Best Buy was awarded to the Plastic Power team, business students Anthony Lum, Tracy Haligan, and Jasmine Vet. Their proposal involved on-site conversion of plastic to oil which would allow Camosun College to fuel its own vehicles.
2011 Student Employment Festival Slideshow
|Chris Burdge||President of bWEST, "Leverage social media to build a powerful personal brand, network, connect and engage on your way to achieving career success...||10:30am|
|Sean Aiken||Author of “The One-Week Job Project”, Sean will be speaking about his journey to discover his passion in 52 weeks. Purchase Sean’s book from the Bookstore and have it autographed by Sean starting at 12:30 in the Fisher Foyer.||11:30am|
|Baldev Pooni & Gloria Darroch||Baldev Pooni, VP Education & Student Services and Gloria Darroch, Director of Co-operative Education & Student Employment.||11:15am|
Resumania & interview moments
|Lansdowne courtyard under tent near Paul Building|
|22 Human Resource Professionals and employment coaches from Camosun and the local community will be here. Fine tune your resume for your next job application – bring along a hard copy of your resume and receive a critique from a resume coach. Sit down for a 10 minute interview with an HR professional. Students and Alumni welcome. First come, first served basis.||8:45am-3:15pm|
Entrepreneurial talk show
|Peter Lawless||A lawyer and graduate of the National Coaching Institute in Victoria with a diploma in High Performance Coaching and is a Chartered Professional Coach. Peter prefers to practise general civil litigation and sports/recreation law. He is a coach of Paralympics athletes and has just returned from world championships. Peter will talk about being a lawyer in Victoria as well as his experience appearing before the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland (the World Supreme Sport Court).||9-9:40am|
|Renaat Marchand||Owner of Wannawafel will share his entrepreneurial journey from being at the bottom of the hill riding up. From cabinet maker to successful business owner of Wannawafel, CBC’s Dragons Den successful contestant.||9:45-10:25am|
|Cathy Noel||Has worked in the area of Event Management for over 25 years and is currently the GM for the 32nd Annual GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon and the 2nd Annual Tour de Victoria. She also started Gobid Online Auctions, and online auction for charities. Cathy will speak about “Building relationships and partnerships. You can’t be a team of one in business or in life. Staying on track when you own your own business.”||1-1:40pm|
|Dave Bain||Dave will talk about applying post-secondary education to building a career as an entrepreneur while attending school||1:45-2:25pm|
|Network and explore career opportunities with local businesses and organizations and learn about careers in many different sectors. Located outside at tables in and around the Lansdowne courtyard. Pick up a passport from the bookstore or one of the community partner tables and get a stamp for each partner you visit – submit to Bookstore for prizes. Community Partners include Camosun’s Alumni Association; Camosun’s Counselling office; Student Entrepreneur table; VIHA; Volunteer Victoria; Ethos Career Management Group; Insurance Institute of Canada; BC Corrections; Canadian Public Relations Society; Canada Revenue Agency; Service Canada; Defense Construction Canada; Investors Group.||8:30am-3:15pm|
|Young 216, Pre-registration required|
|Competition for Camosun students only. |
Must apply to pitch your ideas in the Dragon’s Den competition on how to make Camosun the best it can be. Only short listed candidates will compete. Winner selected by Dragons Den Grand Prize winner will receive $1000 tuition credit (based on minimun of 5 Dragons Den entries), and People’s Choice winner will receive a prize valued at $200.. Spectators encouraged - vote for your favourite! FAQ * Application deadline has been extended to 4:00 pm September 26, 2011.
Dragon’s Den Team:
Joan Yates, Executive Director, Communications & Advancement at Camosun
- Stan Chung, Dean School of Arts & Science
- Bob Evans, President of Crown Marine Management Ltd
- Murray Farmer, President of Farmer Industries Group
- Sarah Loewen, Associate Dean School of Access
Watch the youtube videos of all the teams here:
|28 Living Books - View Books biographies and sign up for appointments to find out what it is really like. Living Books, real people from many different career and educational backgrounds. Students can check out up to four Living Books.||9-11am & |
|Winners of Dragons Den competition announced. Many prize draws...winners must be present to receive the prize. Draw entries will be available all day at the Student Employment table!||3:45pm|
Expect to find some fun employment and career related aspects, as the day will include free noon hour BBQ provided by the Student Society, Wannawafel, tarot card readers, fortune tellers and improv actors.
Join in the pre-festival promotion at the Nail Driving Competition “hammer away to achieve success with your career”. Teams of six students from same program will compete for prizes. Call Irene Wallace 250-370-3420 by Monday September 26 at 4pm to enter your team.
|Interurban Campus Courtyard||Lansdowne Campus outside Fisher Building|
|Tuesday, September 20||Wednesday, September 21|
|11:30am - 12:30pm||11:30am - 12:30pm|
Last updated: December 5, 2012 2:02 pm