First Impressions Recruitment Event – Employer Information


Red River College’s First Impressions Recruitment Event is back and we’re going virtual!

Participating in the First Impressions Recruitment Event provides you with the opportunity to conduct up to 18 x 10-minute interviews with business students.

We’ve made the decision to transition our annual on-campus First Impressions Recruitment Event to a virtual event, so that you can still connect with RRC business students from anywhere – safely. This is a great opportunity for you to connect and recruit students from the following programs:

Not ready to hire?

If you’re not ready to hire, but are looking to build a talent pool of future employees, you’re more than welcome to attend the First Impressions Recruitment Event!

Details and Registration

Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021
Time: 11am to 4pm
Location: Virtual using the Brazen platform

Early bird registration: $120 (Deadline is January 15, 2021)
Regular registration: $149

Deadline to register: January 27, 2021

Note: The registration fee is non-refundable and each booth can only host one-on-one interviews (no panel interviews).

Space is limited – so register early!

To make this a seamless transition from in-person to virtual, we’ll be using the Brazen platform for the event. What does that mean for you? We’re here to support you every step of the way, and will take care of building your virtual booth!

Once we receive your registration, you’ll receive an email confirmation, along with the next steps on how to participate!

Steps to Success After Registration

  1. Send booth information
    Provide your company information and job posting, and complete your representative profile.
  2. Review resumes
    On February 16, you’ll receive a zip file link of applicant resumes for your posted position.
  3. Book interviews
    Select and contact the candidates you wish to interview from the scheduling sheet you’ll receive.
  4. Attend event
    On March 11, log on to the Brazen platform and let the students make a great first impression!

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to do to build my virtual booth?

We are here to support you every step of the way, including taking care of building your booth for you! All you need to do is to send your company information and job posting to, and to complete your representative profile.

What programs participate in the First Impressions Recruitment Event?

Business Administration (all majors), Commerce Industry Sales and Marketing, and Applied Accounting.

Is the First Impressions Recruitment Event open to graduating students only?

No. First Impressions is open to students in their first, second and graduating years, looking for full-time, part-time, summer, term, and future career positions.

What is the refund policy?

Please note that once you register, your fee is non-refundable.

What if our company isn’t currently hiring, can we still participate in the event?

Yes, participating in the event is a great way to create a shortlist of RRC students for future opportunities.

Each employer is asked to submit a current or future job posting that students can apply to. Although you may not be currently hiring, you can choose to post a summer, seasonal, new graduate, or a position you anticipate recruiting for in the future.

How do I schedule the interviews?

On February 16, 2021, you will be emailed a link to a zip file containing all the résumés of the students who applied for your posted position. You can then contact and schedule a time with the candidates you wish to interview at the First Impressions Recruitment Event on March 11, 2021.

Do I need to provide RRC the list of students I am interviewing?

Yes. An interview timetable will be emailed to you once you register and you will be asked to send your completed schedule to by March 5, 2021.

Who can I call if I have any questions about the event?

Please contact Dusty Ritchie at or 204-391-3006.