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.”
One 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.
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
Inspired Minds Wellness Centre
Leela Eco Spa
Soma Hammam and Spa
The Centre Spa & Wellness
Sandpearl Mobile Spa
Kinetic Performance Center
Fifth Avenue Club
Massage at the Club
Backstrong Heatlh Group
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
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