Students tap into hidden job market
January 24, 2013
Story by Agnes Chick
Students are invited to attend the 6th annual Student 2 Business (S2B) Networking Conference held at the London Convention Centre on March 6.
Organized by the London Economic Development Corporation, S2B offers a professional and dynamic environment that brings together 600 post-secondary students and 300 local business and community leaders.
The event is a great opportunity for students to mix and mingle with professionals from London’s business, not-for profit and public service communities. Not only will students learn about programs and services that support graduates entering the workplace, they will become aware of the emerging career prospects and sectors in London.
“About 70 per cent of jobs are never advertised. This is known as the hidden job market,” says Samantha Laliberte, one of the event’s organizers. “We want to help students build the networks they need to access these opportunities.”
The event features a special keynote address delivered by Josh Linkner, NY Times bestselling author and renowned entrepreneur. Founder, Chairman, and former CEO of ePrize, the world’s largest interactive promotion agency providing digital marketing services to 74 of the top 100 brands, Linkner will be discussing the importance of creativity in the workplace.
Enticing students to start their careers in London is also important for local businesses and the community. Industry leaders and business professionals will have the chance to interact with young talent and provide them insight into the stimulating trends and concepts in organizational culture.
“Students are incredibly important to the future of London,” says Laliberte. “They are the next generation of community and business leaders. It is important that students know – we need them.”
During this half day conference, students will learn about the city’s key industries, attend skills-focused workshops, pick up personal success secrets and learn how to pitch a resume in under one minute.
The S2B Mixer will be hosted at the end of the conference and offers complimentary food and beverages. Students attending the conference will also receive 50 personalized business cards for the networking session.
Event registration is $10 and includes the keynote speaker, afternoon of workshops, transportation to and from venue, and a food and beverage ticket. Attendance is limited so please register now to secure your spot and order business cards at www.s2b.ca