Connecting Talent with Opportunity: Trent and Fleming Career & Experiences Expo Goes Virtual

Full-time positions, field placements and co-ops among career opportunities available at first-ever joint virtual expo for students


Peterborough ON – (January 14, 2021) – Trent University and Fleming College have teamed up to deliver the first virtual Career & Experiences Expo, featuring industry-specific sessions and career-building resources, and showcasing a variety of employment and experiential learning opportunities for students and recent graduates.

The Career & Experiences Expo series will take place weekly from January 14 to February 4, with industry-specific sessions tailored to fields of study, including: health and wellness, community development and justice, business and computers, and natural resources and the environment. The connections made during the online events can lead to internships, placements, summer jobs, and post-graduation careers.

“Through guaranteed career experiences inside and outside the classroom, our students are developing the skills to become sought-after candidates for competitive placements and opportunities with top employers,” said Dr. Leo Groarke, president and vice-chancellor at Trent University. “Through this virtual event, Trent is pleased to partner with Fleming to showcase our students and recent grads to prospective employers and connect them to career opportunities with employers who help make the Peterborough and Durham regions such vibrant and prosperous communities to live and study.”

This new partnership between Trent University’s Careerspace and Fleming College’s Career Services will bring more career and experiential learning opportunities to students in a virtual format for the first time, utilizing an online tool designed specifically to allow students to network, research employment opportunities, and to meet and interview with prospective employers in real-time.

“Through all the challenges faced by the Fleming community over the past year, our students and faculty have persisted by coming up with safe and creative solutions. The first virtual Career & Experiences Expo in partnership with Trent is an example of that,” said Maureen Adamson, Fleming College President. “These sessions will give students a chance to explore the variety of opportunities available in their fields and for recruiters to connect with the rich pool of talent at our institutions.”

Highlights of the 2021 Career & Experiences Expo include:

  • Chat one-on-one with recruiters from over 60 local companies that are actively hiring for full-time summer jobs and post-graduation employment, as well as internships and co-op placements
  • Network with local organizations
  • Explore opportunities available in your field through sector-specific events, including health and wellness, community development and justice, business and computers, and natural resources and environmental programs.
  • Learn more about Trent Careerspace and Fleming Career Services

2021 Career & Experiences Expo Session Schedule:

  • Health and Wellness
    January 14, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Community Development/Justice
    January 22, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Business and Computers
    January 27, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Natural Resources and Environmental Programs
    February 4, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Space in future sessions is still available for interested employers. Employers who would like to participate in the Expo are encouraged to contact Careerspace at worklink@trentu.ca.  
Students or recent grads who would like to register for the Expo can visit trentu.ca/sep

About Trent University
One of Canada’s top universities, Trent University was founded on the ideal of interactive learning that’s personal, purposeful and transformative. Consistently recognized nationally for leadership in teaching, research and student satisfaction, Trent attracts excellent students from across the country and around the world. Here, undergraduate and graduate students connect and collaborate with faculty, staff and their peers through diverse communities that span residential colleges, classrooms, disciplines, hands-on research, co-curricular and community-based activities. Across all disciplines, Trent brings critical, integrative thinking to life every day. Today, Trent’s unique approach to personal development through supportive, collaborative community engagement is in more demand than ever. Students lead the way by co-creating experiences rooted in dialogue, diverse perspectives and collaboration. In a learning environment that builds life-long passion for inclusion, leadership and social change, Trent’s students, alumni, faculty and staff are engaged global citizens who are catalysts in developing sustainable solutions to complex issues. Trent’s Peterborough campus boasts award-winning architecture in a breathtaking natural setting on the banks of the Otonabee River, just 90 minutes from downtown Toronto, while Trent University Durham Greater Toronto Area, delivers a distinct mix of programming in the east GTA.

About Fleming College
Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 80,000 alumni.

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For more information contact:

Cara Walsh, communications & media relations officer, Trent University, (705) 748-1011 x6240 or carawalsh@trentu.ca

Amar Shah, communications officer, Fleming College, (705) 749-5530 x1370 or amar.shah@flemingcollege.ca