March 07, 2023 @ 10:00 AM @ 03:00 PM
FirstOntario Centre (101 York Blvd, Hamilton)

Connect with employers. Discover opportunities. Get hired.

What’s Connect to Careers all about? Well, it’s all in the name. It’s an opportunity to connect with hiring managers and company representatives to set yourself apart from other candidates. Share your experiences, skills and qualifications with organizations you want to work for. Plus, learn more about companies and positions that reflect your interests and career plans.

If you require transportation accommodations or materials in alternative/accessible formats, please contact Melanie Waters ( by Monday, March 6 at 12:00 p.m. ET.  All personal information will remain confidential. 

  • Up to 80% of jobs are filled through networking. Make connections with potential employers and explore your options.
  • Meet face to face with top employers who are ready to hire for full-time, part-time, co-op/internship and summer positions.
  • Get information from employers on job requirements, industry trends and industry growth. This information will help you write your resume and cover letter and prepare for interviews.
  • Apply for jobs. Personalize your application by giving adding a personal connection.

LinkedIn Lab

February 28, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ET (virtual)

If you aren’t on campus, join this workshop virtually.

This session will discuss the “why” behind having a LinkedIn account and share strategies and tips to maximize the effectiveness of your profile.

Job Fairs Prep Day and LinkedIn Headshots

February 28, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET (MUSC B118)

Access a broad range of services and support to help you get ready for the fair.

Why attend?

  • Offering resume critiques
  • Mock interviews
  • Workshops
  • LinkedIn Headshots

Research the participating organizations

Do you want to make a good first impression? Find out who’s hiring, learn about the companies and prepare some questions in advance.

Check out these resources

McMaster University campus (shuttle bus schedule)

  • Bus pickups at McMaster University (1280 Main St. W) will be located in front of MUSC beside parking lot B (look for the yellow school bus).
  • The first pickup is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. ET
  • Pickups will run every hour: 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., Break, 12:15 p.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m. ET
  • Students will be driven to the FirstOntario Centre (101 York Blvd).
  • The final return trip from the FirstOntario Centre will take place at 3:15 p.m. ET

On-Campus Meet-Ups 

It’s okay if you’ve never been to an in-person job fair. Know that you’re not alone — many students are in the same position. Plus, there are staff who want to help. Check out these various locations on campus to get helpful last-minute job fair advice and meet students who are also going to the event. Then, make your way to the shuttle buses and enjoy the fair together. 

  • Mary Keyes, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET (groups departing for shuttle at 9:45 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.)
  • PGCLL, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET (groups departing for shuttle at 9:45 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.)
  • DeGroote School of Business Lobby, 10:45 a.m. ET
  • Engineering JHE H301, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET

Hamilton Street Railway (HSR) bus routes

  • Emerson at Main
  • Sterling at University (by McMaster Divinity College)


  • From Main Street West, turn left on Bay Street.
  • Drive down Bay Street until you pass King Street West.
  • FirstOntario Centre is located on the right side of Bay Street, just past King Street West.
  • Note: If you’ve passed James Street, you’ve gone too far.
  • Parking: Hamilton parking garages, street parking, parking meters and private garages. Fees may vary at your own cost.




Connect to Careers is presented in partnership by McMaster University; Mohawk College; Redeemer University; Workforce Planning Hamilton; and Economic Development, City of Hamilton.


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