Massage Therapy Career Fair 2016

IMG_8046 These days, good news stories about employment in Calgary are hard to come by…unless you’re one of the many students or employers who attended this month’s MRU Massage Therapy Career Fair.

With graduation right around the corner, this annual event gives students the opportunity to find out what’s next. With over 30 employers in attendance at this year’s event, many of whom were looking to fill multiple positions, students were happy (and relieved!) to find out that what’s waiting for them on the other side is a new graduate’s dream.

For just one example of where their careers can go, students need only look to former MRU student Karla Bancroft as an example. Karla is the director of talent development for Massage Heights Canada. She says, “I am personally proud to be MRU massage alumni, I have loved working with the school and seeing how the relationship between Massage Heights and Mount Royal has grown.  The industry as a whole has evolved and grown immensely and it is very rewarding as both a former student and an employer to see how MRU has played a part in this.”

IMG_8050One of the reasons employers return every year is because they see value in the students’ training. Bancroft says, “Graduates from the MRU massage program have been enormous assets to our company. The quality of education and standards the graduates present in the workplace is very valuable to us as an employer.”

She describes the event, “The MRU job fair is a wonderful opportunity for Massage Heights to showcase the unique opportunity we offer massage therapy students, as well as graduates.  We love being a part of this annual event, and really enjoy the enthusiasm and professionalism that the Mount Royal massage therapy students exhibit.”

The Massage Therapy program is pleased to have a valued partner like Massage Heights who offers an annual total of $2,000 for scholarships and bursaries.IMG_8047

Thank you to all employers and associations who attended this year’s event:

Hyatt Regency Calgary

Oasis Wellness Center and Spa

Lasya Healing Centre

Optimum Wellness Centres

Momentum Health

Inspired Minds Wellness Centre

Leela Eco SpaIMG_8049

Soma Hammam and Spa

Prema Health

Massage Addict

The Centre Spa & Wellness

Sandpearl Mobile Spa

Strive Physiotherapy

Kinetic Performance Center

Fifth Avenue Club

Massage at the Club

Backstrong Heatlh Group

Mama Massage

Massage HeightsIMG_8048

LCP Health

Southridge Village Chiropracic Centre

Willow Stream Spa, Fairmont Banff Springs

Essence Wellness Clinic

Apex Massage Therapy Ltd.

Urban Roots Wellness Centre

CBI Health Group

Landmark Collaborative Health

Natural Health Practitioners of Canada

Remedial Massage Therapists Association

Massage Therapist Association of Alberta

-submitted by the Massage Therapy Program

Registration information here.

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