Beyond 2020


Beyond 2020 - Vancouver Island Career & Connections Fair

Date: Nov 19, 2020

Time: 10am - 4pm

Location: Online - stay tuned for more

Beyond 2020 is a collaborative effort by Royal Roads University, Camosun College, North Island College and Vancouver Island College. The event will welcome 100+ employers from all industry associations across Vancouver Island, to meet students online, through one-on-one meetings and video presentations. This event is designed to bring together employers, students, alumni, and industry associations on Vancouver Island to re-connect, engage and learn about current and future internship and career opportunities. This will be a flexible, student-centric online event.

Attendees can expect a keynote speaker and panel presentations on the shifting demand gaps in the new job market. Customize your profile, create connections, ask questions and learn from industry leaders helping you prepare for the future of work post-pandemic.

Information for employers:

Please find a list of registered employers participating in Beyond 2020 attached.

In the wake of COVID-19, Vancouver Island businesses will need talent with practical experience and future-relevant skills. This is a unique opportunity for your organization to connect with students from four academic institutions across Vancouver Island.

Employer registration for Beyond 2020 is open now. Register now, and pay for your booth. 

If you require further information, please contact

*Please note: We understand that this is a new delivery method for a career fair however we will be supporting all paid exhibitors through a webinar series prior to the event. This will include booth setup and customization, using the platform features as well as managing virtual connections with students.

Information for students:

Student registration for Beyond 2020 is now open. Register now and secure your spot. Beyond 2020 is a great opportunity to meet, connect, network, engage and find work and/or internship opportunities, with over 100 employers from a variety of industries and sectors from across the island. You can attend the event virtually, even using your mobile device.

Student Guide:



Career Development Conference

Every winter RRU opens its doors to welcome employers and organizations to meet and mingle with over 300 students and alumni. This day is not just about students finding jobs, but about self-discovery and meeting new business associates. It is a day of sharing experiences and learning from others, while also promoting your business and speaking with talented students from RRU’s diverse undergraduate and graduate programs.

The most popular event of the Career Development Conference is the afternoon Networking Booths.  This three-hour session gives employers an opportunity to meet with students, ask questions, provide answers and interview potential new employees – all at no cost.

For information regarding sponsorship opportunities, please review our sponsorship guide.

Career Development Conference Information Package - 2020

For more information email us or call 250-391-2600 Ext. 4554

Case Competition and Industry Challenges

  • Design Thinking Challenge - An opportunity for undergraduate students to display their analytical and presentation skills and for potential employers to observe them under high-pressure situations.
  • Organizational Communication Live Case Challenge - Two or more teams from the MA in Professional Communication research your organization, conduct an analysis and then present their analysis, recommendations, and a communications plan to your organizational representatives in a formal presentation at RRU.
  • Master of Business Administration Leadership Challenge - Organizations are invited to present a workplace leadership issue to our MBA students for the purposes of analysis and presenting a set of recommendations. Participants join learners on campus for a day of professional presentations and will receive a report from each team with their recommendations. Please email Carolin Rekar Munro, Instructor MBA office to inquire further or to express your interest in participating.
  • Advanced Strategic Integrative Practice - An opportunity for client organizations to benefit from an objective, independent consulting intervention which addresses key issues facing their business. Through a problem-based learning approach, students work in teams on this final project of their MBA program, delivering recommendations to address the opportunities, threats and operational challenges faced by the client organization. Client representatives attend student presentations on the final day of residency and also receive copies of written reports. Please email Mike Thompson, Instructor MBA office to inquire further or to express your interest in participating.

Industry Projects

  • Master of Business Administration in Executive Management (MBA) - Organizational Management Project
  • Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management (BComm)
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science (B.Sc.) - Major Project