2002 Careers fairs at Bonython Hall

Monday, 18 March 2002

More than 30 local, national and international employers representing a broad spectrum of professions will take part in the 2002 Careers Fairs at Bonython Hall on Thursday and Friday, 21-22 March. The Fairs will give students a chance to make the crucial first contact with prospective employers recruiting graduates in their field of study, according to the Univeristy of Adelaide's Careers Service Manager, Mr Brenton Schulze.

"The Fairs are an excellent opportunity for students to learn more about companies and various government agencies and what these employers are looking for in graduates," he said. "They are designed to enable students to gather information, ask questions, and participate in interactive displays. They are open to students from all years, not just those who are graduating this year, because it's never too early to start planning ahead for life after university."

Sponsored by the Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Careers Fairs run from 10.30am to 3.00pm and focus on different disciplines each day. The Thursday 21 March Fair encompasses Arts, Commerce, Economics and Finance, while the Friday 22 March Fair features Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Engineering and Science. The University is also holding two specialist careers fairs - a Law Careers Fair on 20 March and an Agriculture and Environment Careers Fair in May.

"Students very rarely have the luxury of having so many potential employers in the same spot at the same time, so I would encourage all students to take advantage of the Careers Fairs and get the most out of them," Mr Schulze said.

In addition to attending Careers Fairs, students are encouraged to make the most of all job search resources available. Researching the world of work and identifying the options and opportunities available is an essential part of the career planning process. Students are advised to research occupational information, industry and professional developments, and labour market trends. Job search resources include the University of Adelaide Careers Service, professional associations, recruitment agencies, careers publication and the internet.

For more information contact:

Careers Service

University of Adelaide

Telephone: +61 8 8303 3989, +61 8 8303 5123


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