Career Exploration Day February 17

Calling all job seekers! Bishop’s University, in partnership with Townshippers’ Association, CEDEC, and Global Excel, is hosting its annual career fair on Wednesday, February 17. The day-long event taking place on the university campus is open to both Bishop’s students as well as the general public.

This year approximately 20 businesses seeking multi-lingual employees will be present to speak with prospective candidates. Participants include the City of Sherbrooke, the Federal Government, BRP, Global Excel Management, Media Solutions, Sherweb, Sodexo, CGI, Research Council, Costco, RBC, Ripplecove Inn, CLV Group, Aerotek, Odyssy Program, CEDEC, Townshippers’, Sherbrooke Volunteer Centre, RCMP, Desjardins, and the Sherbrooke Fine Arts Museum.

This is a great opportunity to check out employment opportunities and speak with representatives from the featured companies. Be sure to bring current copies of your CV!

Schedule of the Day:

10:30 am – 2 pm: Career Fair! The Career Fair will take place at the Gait, which is right across from the Bishop’s Bookstore in the Marjorie Donald Building.

2- 3 pm: Improving Your Networking Skills! Did you know that only about 10% of jobs are actually posted? Led by CEDEC, this workshop will focus on what is known as the “hidden job market” and will provide participants with tools and tips to help with your job search.

3 – 5 pm: Networking with Employers! This event will take place in Adams Dining Hall (located in the student dining hall next to the security building). Many of the employers from the morning will be present at the networking event so if you did not get a chance to attend the morning event, this is a great opportunity to do so.

There is no charge to attend any of the Career Exploration Day events; however there is a charge for parking. Public transportation stops right campus.

Want more information about this great event? Contact Nathaniele Pelletier at 819-822-9600 ext 2246, [email protected]; Evelina Smith at 819-566-182, [email protected]; or Jenny Ménard at 819-566-5717, [email protected]

Welcome Back, Michelle!

Townshippers’ Association is thrilled to welcome Michelle Lepitre back to our team! Michelle originally joined Townshippers’ in 2007 then transitioned into the private sector in 2012. For the last four years she has worked in communications and marketing, most recently in the field of pharmaceutical marketing. Michelle is eager to be back at Townshippers’ and to be reconnecting with her roots in the community sector.

“I’m excited to be back working with co-workers I missed! I also missed working with the community on fun and exciting projects that help people. The experience of working in the private sector gave me tools, contacts and new ideas that I can put to great use in the community sector. It’s exciting to bring my new skill set back to Townshippers,’” Michelle explained. “People are at the heart of community development, and that’s what I love. It’s great to go home at the end of the day and feel like you’ve done something that mattered.”

As the Health and Social Services Special Projects Coordinator, Michelle will be heading the research and creation of health and social services career guide. Covering the historical Eastern Townships, the same territory as the CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS, the document will contain not only educational and training opportunities, but a listing of existing and upcoming vacancies. A complimentary database of health and social services students, with English and French language skills, will also be created giving the public health sector easy access to a pool of potential candidates.

For more information on Townshippers’ Association and our activities, keep reading this weekly Keeping in Touch column in The Record and visit us on Twitter @Townshippers, Facebook and our website Connect with Townshippers’ offices in Sherbrooke at 100 – 257 Queen St. 819-566-5717, toll free: 1-866-566-5717 or Lac-Brome at 3-584 Knowlton Rd, 450-242-4421, toll free: 1-877-242-4421.



Photo Credit: Townshippers’ Association

Photo Caption: Townshippers’ extends a very warm welcome back to Michelle Lepitre who recently joined the team. Our new Health and Social Services Special Projects Coordinator will be working to develop a catalogue of career opportunities in the health and social services sector in the region.