Last updated June 9th, 2018
UnivJobs is the online job marketplace for Canadian post-secondary students and recent graduates. We enable students to connect with forward thinking employers through part-time work, internships, and entry-level jobs.
UnivJobs was co-founded by Charles Javelona and Khalil Stemmler, after they noticed that many of their friends experienced difficulty looking for work during school and after graduating. Upon realizing the problem, they started UnivJobs while at school. The platform launched early of September 2017, building the platform in between classes.
Originally from the Philippines, Charles previously worked at Scotiabank Innovation Factory. An aspiring entrepreneur, Charles has an impressive track record for innovation and making the impossible happen.
From starting a Toastmasters Club in Oakville and having recognized a need for improved communication capabilities among students to braving the world of entrepreneurship, Charles simply views obstacles as challenges to be overcome.
Prior to becoming a founding member of the Univjobs team, Khalil worked in software development at IBM and Pinnaca while attending school at both Brock University and Sheridan College.
As a Software Architect, Khalil works diligently to ensure that the platform is scalable, secure, and mobile friendly for employers and students.
Judy has held a number of roles as founder and director at companies she helped grow from start to profit.
Judy's expertise includes guiding high-level strategic initiatives to further business development & growth with a special emphasis on Sales, Marketing, Talent Acquisition & Management, Policy & Procedure Development, Training Program Design & Delivery.
She is currently a Senior Director of Corporate Partnerships at Haltech Regional Innovation Centre.
Gurdeep, a graduate from Rotman School of Management, is a start-up growth specialist. He has launched businesses from scratch and has grown them to become market leaders.
Some of the start-ups that have benefited from his expertise are inMotive (bringing one of the world's most efficient transmission technology for electric vehicles) and GoFetch (Canada's leading pet care technology platform, which has recently been acquired).
Gurdeep's passion for scaling start-ups has had him selected into the highly coveted Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) cohort.