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.

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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