Law students had the opportunity to connect with prospective employers on Friday at the second annual TRU Law Career Fair.
Over 100 sharply-dressed students attended the fair, having the opportunity to meet representatives from 16 firms plus the BC Ministry of Justice.
“It’s a fantastic networking opportunity for students to learn more about the legal profession and the career paths open to them,” said Christi McAuley, Director of Career Services for the faculty of law.
“We have employers here from all over, including Kamloops, Chilliwack, Vancouver, Victoria and Calgary.”
Students had different strategies for getting the most out of the event. When asked about the best way to tackle 17 booths, first-year student Oliver Verenca said he preferred a narrow yet focused approach.
“It’s the first point of contact for students. Some of us want to visit a lot of booths, some a select few. We had a prep session earlier this week on tips for the fair and how to be intentional with our interactions,” said Verenca. “Each student has their own reasons for their strategy.”
Six TRU Law alumni were also present, representing several different law firms.
“With our alumni base growing, it’s great to see them coming full circle and connecting with current students in this capacity,” said McAuley.
Prior to the career fair, students took in a career panel discussion, where employers shared insight on how make application packages stand out, being a litigator versus being a solicitor, working in a full-service firm and careers outside of private practice.
2017 TRU Law Career Fair Employer Participants:
Alexander Holburn Beaudin & Lang LLP
Baker Newby LLP
Bennett Jones LLP
Bilkey Law Corporation
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
British Columbia Ministry of Justice
Clark Wilson LLP
Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
Fulton & Company LLP
Lawson Lundell LLP
Miller Thomson LLP
Morelli Chertkow LLP
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Stikeman Elliott LLP