Careers events

Careers events

Macquarie University Careers Week Online August 10-14

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.

Careers Week Online: 10-14 August

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

Monday 10 August

12:00pm-1:30pm            Career Tips for Education Students

Recorded workshop now available my MyMQ Career Zone.

Wednesday 12 August

12:00pm-1:00pm             Consulting Careers: Structured Thinking for Problem Solving

Recorded workshop now available on MyMQ Career Zone.

1:00pm-2:00pm                Working with the NDIS

Recorded workshop now available on MyMQ Career Zone.

5:00pm–7:00pm               Careers in the Legal Sector

Recorded workshop now available on MyMQ Career Zone.

Explore diverse career options with your law degree at this exciting virtual event for all law students! This year's 'Careers in the legal sector' event includes a career panel discussion followed by a Q&A session. Come along for an evening of inspiration and a chance to find out about diverse career options and opportunities with law.

Panellists include:

  • Andrew Morell - Digital Litigation Specialist, Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecution
  • Dana McCauley - Health & Federal Political Reporter, Fairfax Media
  • Grant McAvaney - ABC, Head of Litigation /Comp Secretary at Aust Copyright Council
  • Tom Pils - The Drone Lawyer
  • Luke Miller - nib Health Funds, Financial Controller / Commercial Manager
  • Emily McGeorge - Legal Graduate, Environment Protection Authority (EPA)

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 online event

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

Behaviour: Smile and show genuine interest in what organisations have to offer.

Networking: To improve your networking skills, look at MyMQ Career Zone 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: Make sure your resume is ready to send to employers of interest  For assistance preparing your resume ahead of any of these events, go to CV360 and follow the Steps to a great resume.

Read this handout for tips on Making the Most of the Careers Fair.

How to Nail the Careers Fair

Set up for Success in Careers Week

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