Career Fair planned for January 18, 2018
Leder Students Bring Solutions to the City During Construction in Internal Case Competition
Our internal case competition this year focused on the loss to businesses due to city construction. We partnered with the City of Edmonton to create a case where our students could come up with solutions for the City of Edmonton and small businesses around the city to manage the loss they face when there is construction.
As a frequent small business visitor, I often see a blocked road or lots of construction and it immediately turns me in the opposite direction. Often times I don’t even bother trying to get to the final location if there is lots of construction. So, the city and small businesses wondered, how we can come up with a solution to aid small businesses who are struggling due to the lengthy construction time periods.
Seven teams were formed, and they got to work interviewing businesses, looking at other cities who have programs in place to reduce the impact on small businesses, and creating a solution. All the teams had awesome ideas, but one team truly had a good understanding of a way to mitigate the impact. Faith Carnegie, Diquita Cardinal, Jenae Charlebois, and Deserinque Ricketts, decided on creating a Construction Mitigation Program. This would involve having communication and public meetings so that construction workers, business owners, and customers could have a voice in what would help to minimize construction disruption. The program would also include free advertising around the city for particular businesses in construction zones. A few more perks to the program would be partnering with underground parkades to provide additional free parking, street art, and grants for businesses facing long term construction. Finally, the program would have program liaisons who would be in charge of communicating with the businesses to keep updated on the struggles they are facing and find ways in attempt to resolve the issues.
It is great to have the opportunity for our students to help solve, real-life and current issues. A big thank you to the City of Edmonton for partnering with us and a congrats to all the teams who came out and participated. We are looking forward to what next year’s case might bring!
The 2018 Career Fair will take place in the Atrium at The King’s University on Thursday, January 18 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
This year, we will be reinventing the career fair model by adding an optional "First Impressions Mixer" breakfast to the event.
First Impressions is a student/exhibitor mixer intended to introduce our most ambitious students to participating exhibitors over breakfast and before the Career Fair even commences. By purchasing a table and a pass to First Impressions, exhibitors will been treated to a light breakfast, welcomed by important university officials, guaranteed face time with our talented students.
Set-up for exhibitors not participating in First Impression will begin at 9:30 a.m. Complimentary lunch is included for all exhibitors and will be available at noon, with beverages made available throughout the day.
The career fair, open to all King’s students, provides an ideal opportunity for businesses, employers, and students to connect. Students will be looking for part-time work during the winter term, as well as full-time employment opportunities for the summer in the forms of internships and summer positions. Graduating students will be interested in career entry positions following convocation.
Employers can get more information, or register to join us by clicking here.