Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who do I make the cheque out to?

All cheques should be made out to the "University of Toronto Mississauga" and sent to:

University of Toronto at Mississauga
Career Centre, Room 3094, Davis Building
Attention: Michelle Atkinson
3359 Mississauga Road
Mississauga, ON, L5L 1C6

Q: What are the costs of the various fairs?

Get Experience Fair: Free
Graduate & Professional Schools Fair: $185
Get Hired: Summer & Full-Time Job Fair: Free

Q: What time are the fairs?

The fairs all run from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Set-up is available from 9:00 a.m. onwards.

Q: Where is it held?

All fairs are held in the RAWC, our Recreation, Athletics & Wellness Centre.

Q: What do you get when you participate?

  • A promotional table with a tablecloth (3 ft by 6 ft) and 2 chairs
  • The chance to promote your organization and connect with students
  • Refreshments and a light lunch
  • Up to 2 parking passes per organization

Q: Is electrical available?

Due to very limited electrical outlets in the gym, we cannot provide electrical connections for your booth or laptop, nor do we provide extension cords.

Q: Is Internet access available?

Unfortunately, we cannot currently guarantee wireless access in this facility.

Q: How do you market the fair?

We market our fairs through a variety of ways. Namely:

  • Career Centre email newsletter
  • Targeted e-mails to student groups
  • Bulletin Board displays, posters and flyers
  • Online UTM Event Calendar
  • Same day classroom promotion/flyer distribution
  • Announcements to various on-campus groups

Q: Can I make photocopies of my materials if I run out?

There is no photocopier on site and we strongly encourage exhibitors to bring plenty of materials (we find that most exhibitors tend to underestimate how many to bring).

Q: How big a display can I bring?

We usually do not limit the size of your display but please keep in mind that its size may help determine where you are placed in the Centre. If you are bringing an unusually large display, please advise us of this in advance. We ask that you indicate this information on your registration form to assist us with space planning.

Q: What happens if there is inclement weather?

As long as the university remains open, we will proceed with our event. Please check www.utm.utoronto.ca for the latest university bulletins.

Q: How many representatives can I bring?

In order for us to keep our fees low, we ask that you limit the number of representatives to three, unless specific permission is requested and granted otherwise. We do, however, cap our parking pass allotment to a maximum of 2 per organization.

Q: Can I book more than one table?

In order to accomodate as many different organizations (or schools) as possible, we usually limit each organization to one table at any given career fair. If space is available, we may consider allowing groups to book two tables and will do our best to accomodate your wishes, but due to high demand for our fairs, this is not usually possible.

Q: How can I advertise that I'm going to be on campus?

In addition to the promotion that we do, which is a lot, you can always arrange advertising through the campus newspaper (The Medium) or radio station (CFRE Radio)

Q: Can I send materials ahead of time?

Yes, you can. Please arrange for materials to be delivered to us at least 3 business days prior to the event.  Please mark all boxes "ATTENTION: (Fill in appropriate event name)" and send to:

University of Toronto at Mississauga
Career Centre, Room 3094, Davis Building
Attention: Michelle Atkinson
3359 Mississauga Road
Mississauga, ON, L5L 1C6

An e-mail (jelena.vulic@utoronto.ca) advising us of pre-sent material would be appreciated.

Q: Is booth space pre-assigned? Will I know where I am before attending?

Booth space is pre-assigned and you will learn of your location upon arrival at the venue. We do our best to move participants around from year to year but please keep in mind that requests for backdrops and large displays can also influence where you are placed.

Q: I can't attend but would still like to visit the campus, what are my options?

Information sessions are always available to organizations that hire students directly and want to promote to students. If you are an employer, you must first post a job ad with us. Visit the “Post A Job” link if you need to register with us. Once you have posted, choose a date that works for you and we will help you to secure a room and suggest a good time for the session. We will also provide AV equipment such as a computer and/or projector if needed and will do extensive advertising on campus. There is a $100 fee for arranging an information session.

Contact jelena.vulic@utoronto.ca if you would like to set something up.

Please note that while we no longer directly host sessions for educational institutions, we can put you in touch with our Conference Services Department who would be happy to help you plan a session on campus promoting your professional or graduate program.

Q: Can third-party recruiters participate in fairs?

In response to student expectations, priority placement is given to organizations doing direct hiring of students. Third-party recruiters are not able to participate in career fairs at the University of Toronto Mississauga. Third-party recruiters are defined as agencies, organizations, or individuals recruiting candidates for temporary, part-time, or full-time employment on behalf of others and not for their own needs. Employers who hire on behalf of privately owned schools, for teaching positions abroad, are considered third-party recruiters. As such, the name of the educational institution(s) must be included in the job posting. Please note, however, that third-party recruiters are able to post work opportunities, if the full name of their client is indicated on the job posting.

Q: Can companies offering entrepreneurial opportunities participate in fairs?

Booth space for employers offering entrepreneurial opportunities is very limited. Organizations that engage in one or more of the following practices are considered to offer entrepreneurial opportunities: requirement of an initial investment for either a product or service, including a franchise, training session or a starter kit; compensation is based exclusively on commission and/or fees or percentage of sales; employers providing sponsorship for setting up a business for the purpose of selling products or services and/or recruiting other individuals to set up their own business. If space is available, and the organization meets our approval process, we may consider including organizations with entrepreneurial opportunities but the U of T Mississauga Career Centre reserves the right to limit the number of entrepreneurial organizations invited to participate in career fairs. Note that where an organization has branch offices in more than one location, only one office will be approved to participate in a given career fair.

Q: Are there fairs on the other two University of Toronto campuses?

Yes. See our complete list of employer contacts at the University of Toronto or call us and we'll let you know who to contact for various events at St. George and Scarborough.

Q: What if I need to cancel my attendance at the fair?

Cancellation Policy:

If for any reason you find it necessary to cancel your reservation for Graduate & Professional Schools Fair, you will be charged a $25 cancellation fee. However, if you do not provide at least 5 business days notice the full payment will be required.

If for any reason you find it necessary to cancel your reservation for our free fairs (Get Experience Fair or Get Hired: Summer & Full-Time Job Fair), please provide at least 5 business days notice; otherwise a $25 cancellation fee will be required.

For more information on registration or the fairs, please contact:
 

Jelena Vulic
Coordinator, Events & Employer Services
905-569-4903
jelena.vulic@utoronto.ca

Fast Facts:

  • The University of Toronto Mississauga is one of three campuses of the University of Toronto, Canada's leading teaching and research university.
  • It is the academic home to about 13,000 undergraduate students and 600 graduate students.
  • UTM has 15 distinct academic departments offering 145 programs and 88 areas of study. Its innovative programs and community environment attracts students and faculty from around the world. Click here for a complete list of UTM programs and departments.
  • Our fairs are well attended and easily have anywhere from 600-1600 students turn out per event.