Thompson Rivers University

Career Night in Canada puck drop

January 10, 2018

Students and employers will faceoff on January 16 at the debut of Career Night in Canadahosted by TRU’s Career Education Department.

Celebrating the valued employer partners who support and mentor TRU students, this event also serves as another prospect for students and employers to network with other organizations and individuals hiring for part-time, summer, co-op and new graduate positions as well as the faculty and staff of TRU. 

“The event is an opportunity for us to celebrate our loyal and supportive employer base who hire our TRU students, attend job fairs, participate in mentoring and networking activities and share their expertise and advice with students on a regular basis,” said Sarah Ladd, co-op coordinator with TRU’s Career Education Department.

“We recognize the countless hours they’ve invested in the students, through our programs, and want to show them that it’s valued and appreciated.”

At the same time, new employers are also being invited, to inspire them to partner with Career Education and learn more about how others have been impacted by their interactions with these students. It’s also a chance to network within the business community, though that’s a lesser focus of the evening.

Work terms through Career Education provide students an opportunity to experience their chosen field while immersed in an on-the-job environment before they graduate.

“Co-op gave me the confidence to differentiate myself from my peers and set myself up for success in my career path,” said Evan Choy, fourth year Bachelor of Business Administration student, majoring in finance and minoring in economics and new venture entrepreneurship.

“The Career Education Department puts an emphasis on networking, which is an essential skill to have if you’re a young student trying to gain some insight into your career.”

“I’m hoping to increase my network through this event and am looking forward to the theme and the hockey game afterwards,” added Choy.

A select number of co-op and non-co-op students from across different disciplines will be present at the event to help demonstrate the high caliber and variety of students TRU has to offer.

“Students will benefit indirectly from this event through the strengthening of our industry relationships, which cements future opportunities for them as new grads as well as co-ops, and for other work integrated learning and mentorship opportunities,” added Ladd.

Event Details
Date: 16 January 2018
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Venue: Valley First Lounge, Sandman Centre

For more information and to RSVP, email

The Career Education Department’s starting lineup
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