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Careers Fair – a must attend on my calendar

Engineering and Science Careers Fair
Wednesday 9 May, 10.00am – 3.30pm
Undercroft, Puaka-James Hight

Whether you are seeking graduate employment, summer internships or nothing at all you can gain a lot from this event. The opportunity to get familiar with the professional lingo and how to act in a professional yet casual manner is invaluable.

It’s awesome walking around seeing your mates who have graduated and are now sharing their knowledge of the industry with you. I hope I can one day come back to UC and see my mates and try to inspire them into a career path that they may see as worthwhile.

One piece of advice from me would be not to limit yourself. Even though you may have a specialised in spomething or have a major, degrees are very versatile and who knows where you’ll end up.


Hugh Knight
ENSOC President

Why should I go to the Careers Fairs?

Hamish, Vice-President of Compsoc, offers his opinion on why Careers Fairs are such a great opportunity for students and how they take the hard part out of asking for a job.

Careers Fairs are an amazing opportunity for any student studying here at UC.

Having such a large collection of companies at the tips of your fingers offers the chance to begin networking with potential employers. With the design of Careers Fair, companies understand that you are looking for an internship or full time work after you graduate, breaking the initial awkwardness of approaching a company and asking for a job.

The energy at Careers Fairs is lively and excited. Everyone is talking about their interests, innovations and possible employment opportunities. As such, a Careers Fair is the perfect place to start searching for a company you want to work for. My tip is if you are attending this event, come prepared! Bring your questions and have a clear idea of what companies you want to talk to.

Remember, the event is busy so you need to be memorable. Nothing is more off putting for a company than asking them what they do. It shows you haven’t done any research.

As a student myself, I encourage you to make the best of this opportunity. Ultimately it saves you time and effort to approach a range of companies in the same day and place; as opposed to approaching them separately. Also, remember to be authentic and be yourself. Here’s to fruitful job hunting!

Commerce Careers Fair
Wednesday 7 March, 1.30pm – 4.00pm
Undercroft, Puaka-James Hight

Law and Justice Recruitment Evening
Wednesday 7 March,  6.00pm – 8.00pm
Undercroft, Puaka-James Hight

Student perspective: Why go to a Careers Fair?

Career fair

Engineering and Science Careers Fair
Wednesday 10 May 2017, 10.00am – 3.30pm
Undercroft, Puaka-James Hight building
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The Engineering and Science Careers Fair is an event you don’t want to miss.

It’s the best opportunity you will have to meet a diverse group of companies in one place, with little effort on your part. You just have to turn up!!

Some of the companies you might never have heard of, others you might know but not know what they actually do. This is your opportunity to find out. Explore what is out there and maybe find a career you never knew existed.

You would be surprised by the range of skills that companies are looking for, who knew our Defence Force is looking for people with degrees in electronics and software?

Communication skills are key to landing any job, and the Careers Fair is one of the best ways to practice before an interview. If you can sell yourself, you might be offered a job or internship then and there.

A range of big and small companies will be there, and it depends on the type of environment you want to work in. Larger companies tend to be more structured and corporate, whereas smaller companies can feel like being apart of a family.

Written by Hamish Johnston