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SAIT students in demand at career fair

Calgary, AB — Increased demand for SAIT graduates has resulted in a significant expansion of the bi-annual Career Directions Fair at the post-secondary. More than 130 employers are participating over the two-day fall event — an 18 per cent increase over the November event in 2013.

Employers from a variety of industries will be meeting with SAIT students and alumni to take résumés, conduct interviews and offer information on future career opportunities.

"This is a mutually beneficial event for both employers and students," says Tony Lam, Student Employment Advisor at SAIT. "Graduating students have an opportunity to meet employers and begin the process of networking, establishing contacts and applying for jobs. Also, many employers are taking résumés and conducting interviews right away to fill in-demand positions within their organizations."

Of the SAIT graduates in the labour force, 95 per cent are employed according to the 2013 graduate employment survey. SAIT-trained graduates are also being employed close to home — 79 per cent remained in Calgary and a total of 94 per cent stayed in Alberta.

The newly-expanded Career Directions Fair also includes a pilot project focused on employers interested in providing equal employment opportunities. Twenty employers have signed on to participate in a small evening career fair designed specifically for Aboriginal students and those with accessibility challenges.

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