Employer Engagement on Campus


To ensure a seamless transition to the workplace, we work closely with employers to customize your pathway to campus recruitment and early talent acquisition. As well as ensuring employer partners are equally supported in their participation of UCN WIL programs, employers can build their on campus recruitment strategy through participation at career events, information sessions, job postings, and more!


Let the Centre for Career & WIL help you explore your recruitment needs today!


Riipen- Level Up

Are you ready to LevelUp your Business with brilliant minds? Let Riipen help you grow your business with the help of students through short-term fully funded projects!

This is an opportunity for your business to:

  • Create a project of your choice and get top students to work on it.
  • Design your project on a 2-8 week timeline that works for you and the students. 
  • Choose from a variety of customizable project templates to get you started in no time.
  • Students are compensated directly through Riipen thanks to the Government of Canada, meaning there is no cost to you.
  • All engagements are designed to be 80-hours long per student and done remotely.

What are you waiting for? To learn more, visit:



Career Connect


 Are you looking to host:


  • Company information sessions
  • Scheduled office hours on Campus
  • Deliver Information Sessions to classes or groups
  • Information booth
  • Interview prospective hires
  • Share your expertise, Host a workshop
  • Promote employability skills essential to your workplace & be part of our Professional Development Series for students
  • Job Postings & information via email blasts


Career Connect is an on-campus program to engage UCN students and Employers/Industry Partners in career development. You pick your preferred format! To download the Career Connect Program click Here


Our events are open to all students regardless of academic discipline or level of study and we encourage everyone to attend our events. However, for employers wishing to target a particular academic discipline or year group we can work with our contacts across campus to help market the event to relevant students.




Benefits for Employers


  • Promote recruitment opportunities to a targeted audience
  • Raise your company profile on campus
  • An effective screening tool as they can observe potential candidates’ professionalism and interpersonal skills
  • Meet with highly motivated and capable students from many different disciplines face to face
  • Build a talent pool of candidates to meet your current and future resource requirements
  • Select from a group of qualified individuals for a paid or unpaid work placement to meet your short-term HR needs


Benefits for Students


Information sessions are an excellent opportunity to gather information about a company and make contacts who can help you to get ‘in the door’

A chance to tell recruiters about your qualifications and show that you are genuinely interested in the company

Information gathered can also help you decide whether or not to pursue employment with the organization

 Many employers will not consider you for an interview unless you attend their information session





How to register for Career Connect?


If you would like to schedule a Career Connect event:

  1. complete the Career Connect Request Form Here
  2. email it tor


Four ways of investing in our students… that will also be an investment in your business







Employer COVID-19 Resources


Although UCN campuses and facilities remain closed to the general public, we are still here to support you in ongoing campus recruitment! Our team is working remotely to provide services to employers that will continue to build engagement with UCN students, in a virtual format. Checkout the Career Connect Program below, for information on how you can connect virtually with our students!


Employer Resources


Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning (CEWIL) Canada has a number of resources available to support Employers navigate campus recruitment during COVID-19. To learn more about the resources available to you, click here


Tips for Participating in a Virtual Career Fair- To download, click  here






Tips for Onboarding Students Remotely- to download, click here



Tips for Supervising Students Remotely- to download, click here