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COGS Geomatics Career Fair: Connecting Students & Industry

As geomatics students across the country are starting their final semesters of school, many are turning their thoughts to finding a job after graduation. That’s why this month, the Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS) at NSCC is holding their annual Geomatics Career Fair. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: networking is the most important step to the job hunt. This two-day event will allow industry and partners to showcase their organizations and share career opportunities with geomatics students and graduates.

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On Day One, the Career Fair will hold something a little different. An Industry Panel is scheduled for 2:30, with a broad range of employer representation. The Panel will allow students to ask specific questions such as the hiring process, current projects, the world of geomatics, and necessary skills. It’s a unique opportunity that will remove some of the barriers between job seekers and hiring managers, and one that any young professional shouldn’t miss out on.

Day Two will hold a traditional Career Fair with industry exhibitor booths from 9:30am to 12:00. Approximately 25 industry partners are expected to attend. Here’s a list of some of the companies and organizations students can network with:

  • Geomatics Association of Nova Scotia
  • North American Construction Group
  • Nova Scotia Natural Resources
  • Dawson Geophysical
  • Brandt Tractor Ltd
  • Stantec
  • Midwest Surveys
  • Office of Service Nova Scotia – Nova Scotia Geomatics Centre
  • McElhanney Land Surveys Ltd
  • WSP
  • Canadian Seabed Research Ltd
  • Challenger Geomatics
  • MMM Group
  • Municipality of the County of Kings

The COGS Career Fair is taking place January 27 & 28 at NSCC-COGS in Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia. Not only does this event offer opportunities for students and job seekers, but for companies as well. “Companies can increase their own profile and brand, and have great conversations with students and grads,” says organizer Bilynda Whiting. “They can connect a face to a resume and have conversations about what students are learning and how it can benefit their own organization.”

Companies interested in participating can click here for a registration form.

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