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GCM Career Fair — Student Information

GCM grads are in high demand, working in rewarding and engaging positions around the world. Many of our students find their jobs at the GCM Career Fair. With over 60 of the top printing industry employers in attendance, this annual event is an invaluable opportunity for you to network with industry leaders and showcase your skills.

2024 Event Details

Location

Mattamy Athletic Centre

50 Carlton Street, Toronto, ON

2nd floor

Date & Time

Monday, April 29, 2024

11 am-1 pm — Interns

2-4 pm — Grads

Student Info Sessions

GCM will host an info session to prep you for the Career Fair. Attendance is strongly advised as we will go over registration and will give some insider tips for success! Please keep in mind these sessions will be conducted in-person in HEI 101 on the following days: 

  • TBD

About the GCM Internship

Internships are a mentoring relationship between the employer and a third year student. The Career Fair connects students who elect to complete their internship between April and the end of  August with paid positions at a range of companies. . A minimum of 300 hours of work is required.

Full details about GCM's internship program can be  (PDF file) found in the Internship Handbook.

Frequently Asked Questions

Interns must complete a minimum of 300 hours.

GCM students in their 3rd Year must be eligible to participate in the internship program in order to attend the Career Fair.  This requires that students have completed GCM 220 Graphic Communication Processes 3, GCM 370 Management Studies, and GCM 375 Project Management for Graphic Communications.

GCM students in their 4th Year may elect to participate in the Career Fair if they are in the final term of their studies.

Most interns start their work in May and work full-time until August. In many cases employers choose to keep interns on a part-time basis during their final year of studies.

At the Career Fair you will get to meet many potential employers in one day thanks to the short interview format (12 minutes for grads, 10 minutes for interns). Most employers then set up second interviews with candidates of interest. 

The next step of the recruitment process after Career Fair is in the hands of the employer. Some students may be hired on the spot while others will be invited to attend a second round of interviews. We have asked employers to send a courtesy email to students who showed interest in a position but were not selected for the role.

Professional attire is best. Business or business casual attire is recommended.

A wide range of companies attend our Career Fair including financial institutions, creative agencies, printing, packaging and media companies and so forth. You'll have an opportunity to view the list of companies prior to Career Fair and when you're ready to schedule interviews.

Past Career Fairs