Careers events

Careers events

The University hosts a number of events throughout the year that can connect you with potential employers. Be sure to register on CareerHub for the events below as space may be limited. You can also "Like" our page on Facebook to find any other off campus networking opportunities and programs.

2020 Careers Week: 9-13 March

Careers Week is an opportunity for students to meet employers, find out about available roles and gain career information. Go to CareerHub to book into an event.

Monday 9 March

12:30pm–2:30pm            Employer Presentation: Google

Google will present on their culture, internships and graduate opportunities for business students. They will also share interviewing tips and give insights into the recruitment process. This event is for MQBS Penultimate & Final Year Students only!
Location: L3, Conference Room D, 18 Wally’s Walk

1:00pm-2:30pm               Start Up Symposium

For students interested in innovation and start-ups, this panel discussion connects emerging ventures with budding entrepreneurs.  Meet potential mentors and industry thought leaders. The event is open to all students from all backgrounds and all experience levels.
Location: The Incubator, 8 Hadenfeld Ave

Tuesday 10 March

12:00pm-3:00pm             Graduate Careers Fair

The Graduate Careers Fair brings a variety of potential employers to campus giving students the chance to discuss internship and graduate opportunities with organisations that are looking to meet graduates and/or current students.
Location: 12 Wally’s Walk & 14 Sir Christopher Ondaatje Ave

12:00pm – 1:00pm          Employer Presentation: Cor Codis – Graduate Careers in Insolvency and Restructuring

The presentation will include information on Cor Cordis and their industry, what advisory, restructuring Insolvency and turnaround firms do, what a Cor Cordis graduate does and the graduate recruitment process.
Location: L4 M4.02 Library

Wednesday 11 March

12:00pm-1:00pm             Careers in the Community

Students will have the opportunity to speak to employers about rewarding careers in community development, social welfare, and the not-for-profit space and learn where to start.  All degrees and years of study are welcome.
Location: L4 M4.01 Library

1:30pm-2:30pm                Tools and Resources for Career Success

An interactive workshop exploring the wide range of online resources available to build your career skills 24/7. The Career and Employment service has tools to build your resume, practice answering interview questions, explore your career options and much more.  We will be exploring CareerWISE, CV360, Career Pulse, MyMQ Career Zone and CareerHub.
Location: L3, Conference Room E, 18 Wally’s Walk

Thursday 12 March

11:00am–1:00pm            Media and the Arts Panel

Students can learn about the diverse and exciting roles across media (including digital media), communications, and other ways to use their Arts degree from an experienced panel of professionals.
Location: 1.200 Lecture Theatre, AHH, 16 University Avenue

1:00pm–2:00pm               Your Potential with a Psychology Degree

Find out about a wide range of career opportunities with a three year psychology degree and how to stand out to potential employers.
Location L4, M4.01, Library

2:00pm–3:00pm               Career Pathways in Law - Law Society of NSW

A workshop with Law Expert, Victoria Graves, Manager at NSW Young Lawyers and Graduates Services, NSW Law Society. We want students to understand what career options are available to them with their Law degree. This event aims to highlight a number of these unique pathways and help students to understand how to approach going after their dreams. Victoria will talk about her own career pathway and  information on going to the bar will also be provided. A valuable workshop for all Law students, from first to final year!
Location: L4 M4.01, Library

Friday 13 March

12:00pm-2:00pm             Job Search for International Students

Gain a comprehensive understanding of working rights in Australia for international students, techniques for finding part-time work, and advice on VISAs and the VISA process after graduation from an experienced migration lawyer.
Location: The Incubator, 8 Hadenfeld Ave

Book Careers Week events on CareerHub

What are employer presentations and workshops?

Employers frequently give presentations at the university when they are looking for specific intakes of graduates or undergraduates for internships. These presentations are designed to attract students looking for particular employers, industries or roles.  They are a good opportunity to network with potential employers, gain insights into their organisations, and what they are looking for.

Employers often also hold workshops throughout the year to educate students on career-related issues, e.g. how to survive an assessment centre or interviewing skills. These sessions do not focus on the employer or increasing their brand awareness, but are provided on a pro-bono basis in order to help students to achieve their career goals.

You can find out about employer presentations and workshops above and through CareerHub.

How to Nail the Careers Fair

Set up for Success in Careers Week

Preparing to attend an event

Dress code: Please come dressed professionally in a suit or in smart casual dress.

Behaviour: Practice a strong handshake, smile and show genuine interest in what they have to offer.

Networking: To improve your networking skills, look at CareerWise and LinkedIn Learning videos on Networking Successfully and Professional Networking.

Self-reflection: Consider the strengths and skills you can offer. What are you good at? Practice your elevator pitch: a short introduction of yourself, your academic background and work history and why you are interested in this company's positions/offerings.

Research: Make sure you do your homework and learn about the participating organisations.

Resume: Bring a polished copy of your resume to give to interested employers after your discussions conclude.  For assistance preparing your resume ahead of any of these events, complete this CareerWise module.

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