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 and "Like" our page on Facebook to find any other off campus networking opportunities and programs.

Careers Week: Monday 13 - Friday 17 August

Careers Week provides an opportunity for students to intensively engage with a range of careers events to research the roles and organisations available to them. During Careers Week, students will have the opportunity to meet employees from organisations in various industries and sectors and listen to professionals provide advice on their own career paths and a range of careers topics as well as ask questions of their own. Many organisations will be promoting opportunities currently available to students.

MONDAY 13 AUGUST: STEM Careers Forum | 12 Wally's Walk | 12:00pm - 5:30pm
The STEM Careers Forum is an annual event that aims to inform STEM students of possible career pathways and outcomes. It is designed to help you identify career options with your degree and provide a valuable networking opportunity. For more information and to register, click here.

Resumes and LinkedIn Workshop | The Incubator | 8 Hadenfeld Road | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Learn what employers looking for in a resume and get some top tips so you can update your resume to reflect your experience and studies! You will also learn how to construct a good LinkedIn profile.
For more information and to register, click here

Mastercard Summer Internship Program | 17WWT1 Theatre | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
The Summer Internship Program is for emerging professionals in the penultimate year of their Commerce degree, to introduce them to the world of payments and provide an opportunity to make a positive impact in a world beyond cash, while having fun. For more information and to register, click here 

Pop Up Careers Fair | MUSE Level 3 | 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Set aside some time to come along to the 2018 Session 2 Pop-Up Careers Fair!  It is your chance to meet with representatives from a carefully chosen group of organisations across a range of employment sectors who currently have opportunities for students and graduates - graduate roles, internships, volunteer work and more! For more information and to register, click here.

CAANZ Find your fit panel | The Incubator | 8 Hadenfeld Road | 11:00am - 12:30pm.
Which accounting specialisation could suit your personality?
Business and accounting have many diverse career pathways including forensic, sustainability, government, tax, social, and financial accounting. As a student, you need to select the right fit for your personality, talent and skill set to ensure a successful career. But how can you select an accounting speciality when you don’t know all the options? For more information and to register, click here.

THURSDAY 16 AUGUST: Options with Law Networking Event | Level 8, Mitchell Building, 12 Wally's Walk | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Explore other career options with your law degree at this exciting event for all law students! The event will include a career panel discussion and the opportunity to speak with a range of employers, industry associations, career panel guests and other professionals about their careers and opportunities with law. For more information and to register, click here.

FRIDAY 17 AUGUST: Interview Skills presented by Gradstream | The Incubator | 8 Hadenfeld Road |1:00pm - 2:00pm
Need some insider tips on successfully mastering the interview process? We will discuss common interview questions, how to prepare and how to stand out from the crowd. Bring your mobile phone or tablet - we will be filming each other to practice our new interview skills. For more information and to register, click here.

Upcoming careers events

Book all events through the CareerHub events page. Other external career events are also listed on CareerHub.

Resume Rescues
Various times
Meeting Room 1, 18 Wally's Walk, MUSE Building

What happens at fairs?

Graduate careers fairs

If you are finishing at Macquarie Uni and looking for a graduate role, interested in internships, cadetships, or other employment experience while studying, the Careers Fair provides an opportunity to meet with local, national and international employers on campus.

The Graduate Careers Fair brings a variety of potential employers to the campus, giving you a chance to discuss opportunities with organisations that are looking to meet graduates and/or current students.  Many employers will have information about their employment programs for dissemination.  Some might even have current or former graduate students for you to speak with. They will be looking for students who stand out from the crowd, so it is important for you to do your research and impress them with questions or comments.

Careers Fairs are held on campus twice a year in March and August.

Banking, trading and consulting fair

Macquarie University is committed to connecting you with our industry partners. This fair is only open to domestic students with greater than a credit average. It is generally held at the beginning of Semester 1 and is by invitation only.

Start-up fair

If you are interested in innovation and start-ups, this fair in semester 1 connects the best ventures with talented job seekers. Meet entrepreneurs, mentors and industry thought leaders. The fair is open to all students from all backgrounds and all experience levels.

Volunteering and Overseas Opportunities Expo

This event features organisations looking for volunteers to work with them during the semester as well as organisations that offer overseas volunteering and employment opportunities (fees included).  It will be held on Tuesday, 13 March in MAZE during Careers Week.

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.

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 the Lynda video 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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