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

2017 careers events dates

O-Week Activities

Sciences Day - How to Find Jobs with the Royal Australia Chemical Institute (RACI)
Tuesday, 21 February 
12-1pm  Theatre 1 CSC Forum

Arts Day - Career Planning With An Arts Degree
Wednesday, 22 February 
1-2pm  Mason Theatre E7B 

Business and Economics Day - It's Never Too Early To Start Thinking About Your Career with Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand
Thursday, 23 February 
12-1:30pm  Lotus Theatre W6D

Business and Economics Day - Job Searching for International Students with CPA Australia
Thursday, 23 February 
1:30-2:30pm  Lotus Theatre W6D

International Students Day - Aussie Rules: Working in Australia
Friday, 24 February 
1-2pm  Mason Theatre E7B

*For all of the O-Week events above, you're strongly encouraged to register through the Orientation Week portal

Banking, Trading and Consulting Fair (Invitation Only)
Tuesday, 28 February 

How To Look For Jobs
Tuesday, 28 February
1-2pm  W2.4A 2.300 Active Learning Space 

Start-Up Fair
Tuesday, 14 March
12-2pm Pop Up Incubator - E3B 

Graduate Careers Fair
Thursday, 16 March 
C10A - The Atrium
Register now

External events are listed on the CareerHub events page.

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 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.  Capacity to this event will be limited.

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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