Career Services

Student Information & Registration

Current Saint Mary's University students and recent graduates (all departments welcome) are invited to attend the 2019 Accounting & Finance Career Fair on September 12th and 13th, 2019! The annual Accounting & Finance Career Fair is your opportunity to connect and network with Atlantic Canada’s top Accounting and Finance employers. In addition to the Career Fair, you have the opportunity to participate in the Wine & Cheese Reception on Thursday evening, Networking Workshops, and numerous Student Information Sessions with CPA stream employers on Thursday and Friday.

This year the Wine & Cheese Reception will be held on Thursday, September 12th, 5:30 – 7:30 PM. Tickets are required for the reception. Click here to register.

The Accounting & Finance Career Fair will be held on Friday, September 13th, 9 AM – 12 PM in L290. Pre-registration is recommended. Click here to register.

Please visit the Exhibitors page and find out who is attending. We’ll be updating this page as exhibitor’s register!

Please take a look at this year's Information Session Schedule: Accounting & Finance Career Fair Information Session

Some organizations may post jobs prior to the Career Fair so we encourage you to check Career360° on a regular basis to keep up to date on employment opportunities.

Prepare for the Fair: Learn what to expect; prepare and practice your elevator pitch. Wednesday, September 11 – 5:30–7:30 pm LA 274

Not sure where to start your research for the Accounting & Finance Career Fair? Take our Preparation Survey to learn more about which exhibitors you should be talking to based upon your interests. 

Top Questions: Accounting & Finance Career Fair

Who can go the fair?

Current Saint Mary's University students and recent graduates from all faculties (Arts, Science, and Commerce) and invited to attend. 

Why attend the fair?

The Career Fair is an excellent opportunity to network with representatives about opportunities within their organizations, as well as the type of skills, experience, and education required for these positions. At the Career Fair, each employer will have a booth so you can talk to their representatives about their company.  During the information sessions, employers will present more information to students about their company and may also provide more detail on positions available and how to apply.  The reception allows a more relaxed opportunity to chat with employers (including some recent graduates), faculty, and other students.

Do students need to register for this event?

Yes, however, there is no cost for students to attend the Career Fair on Friday. The Wine & Cheese Reception costs $10.  The deadline to register for the Wine & Cheese Reception is Tuesday, September 10th at 11:59 pm. 

Note: that there is limited space for the reception so it could fill up sooner. You must pay for the reception in advance either when you register with a credit card through the online registration OR stop by Career Services, 4th floor, Student Centre to pay in cash. Please stay tuned for registration.  

Where is the fair?

The fair is located in L290 and the Wine & reception location will be provided after the purchase of your ticket. 

What do I wear to the fair?

We recommend Business Casual for the Career Fair, Information Sessions, and Wine & Cheese Reception so you can appear professional.

What should I bring to the fair?

  • Bring a few resumes! We also encourage you to have your Resume & Cover letter reviewed by Career Services. To learn more about our services visit here. If Recruiters are not collecting resumes at the fair, you can ask how you should apply and consider asking them for their business cards.
  • A great idea would be to have a set of your own business cards to hand out. You can find out how to order business cards by visiting Ricoh's Printing Centre.  
  • Exhibitors map (available closer to the fair) 

What do I talk about?

  • Prepare your Elevator Pitch to introduce yourself; make eye contact; show enthusiasm and interest.
  • Be able to articulate your availability dates for work and where you are willing to work (location, etc.), should an employer ask.
  • If you are attending the reception, arrive early if possible (or right after your class) and stay to the end.  This will allow you to be able to speak with most employers.
  • You are strongly encouraged to attend the Career Services Networking at the Career Fair Workshop: Date TBA 

What happens after the fair?

  • Follow up on the contacts you made, via 'Thank you' emails (ideally within 24 hours).
  • If discussed, send in your resume and cover letter to the employer.
  • Search for job offers through regularly checking exhibitors websites, Career360° and Career Services Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
  • Ask contacts if you can do an Information Interview with them to learn more about their firm or ask them to refer you to someone you can approach to do an Information Interview with. Contact Career Services to get support around approaching and conducting an Information Interview.