2020 Career Day

Virtual Career Day on September 25th!


Career Day is the largest networking event at the Faculty of Law where over 30 firms from across Edmonton, Calgary, and Vancouver will come together to meet, introduce, and familiarize themselves with the students at our school. This is the place where the groundwork for 1L summer internships and articling positions begin, so don’t miss out!

With the current restrictions on in-person gatherings, this year’s Student Articling Committee is bringing the event to you on Gather where participants become 2D interactive characters in a virtual world, which allows them to travel the map and converse with people around them. Think Pokémon on Game Boy minus the part where you would capture recruiters in Poké Balls and make them battle against one another, which (unfortunately) is not allowed.

Despite this, Virtual Career Day will be an important opportunity for new students to get an introduction to networking in the legal profession and get insightful information about the various firms. This event is also important for upper-year students who are looking to apply for summer internships and articling positions, while getting experience talking to firm representatives (and possibly interviewers) on an online platform which may become the new norm for job interviews.

Schedule for Virtual Career Day

10:00am Firm Set-up
10:30am Event open to students
12:00pm Lunch Break
1:00pm Event Resumes
1:00pm Networking Reception
3:00pm Event Concludes

Instructions on Using GatherTown for Career Day 2020

Please read both the instructions and etiquette guidelines carefully before the event. There are many new features added to the Career Day 2020 map that you may not be familiar with. Additionally, networking with lawyers requires a different set of etiquette than conversing with your fellow students at the Club Fair.

You can find the links to the documents below: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SODSTJvjavLf_OTWJ7-1oWTOUJx5zJxV/view

Online Etiquette Guidelines


Map of Virtual Career Day

The following map and legend indicates the list of attending firms, booth placement and categorization of firms by their respective cities on the virtual map. It’s important to note that there may be last minute changes to the map due to new firm additions or drop-outs.



You can download the map above at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mYRQq8Ti818SfZLABTa4L4HXTkVmFrs8/view

Note - Most firm will participate in the entire event but the following firms will only participate at the times below:

Clark Wilson LLP (D3) - 10:30AM-12:00PM

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP (C3/F3)- 10:30-11:30AM and 1:00PM-2:00pm

Firm Introduction Videos

Several firms have taken the time to create online videos, PDF documents, and PowerPoints to give students an introduction to their firms and organizations. The purpose of these materials is to give students a glimpse of what it would be like working for one of these organizations.

You can find them all in this folder here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1eVMO_Z_w-JFZe0zwf5-lOew5jVUPvTuq

Practice Maps

We have made several practice maps similar to the Career Day event map for students to get used to the platform. Some tables include information about the attendees. This contact information is not final, please DO NOT reach out to the attendees UNTIL you have spoken to them at Career Day. Each room holds up to 25 users at one time and will begin to crash when overloaded. You can find the links below: