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Careers Expo 2019

The University of Adelaide runs an annual Careers Expo to bring career opportunities directly to students on campus.

Day 1: Thursday 21-March 2019 (Architecture, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematical Sciences & Sciences)
Day 2: Friday 22-March 2019 (Arts, Humanities, Health, Education & Professions)
Bonython Hall, North Terrace Campus
12:00pm to 3:00pm

Over two days in Bonython Hall, as a student or recent graduate you have the chance to meet employers from different disciplines, explore career pathways, discover new opportunities and connect directly with recruiters.. There will also be a range of organisations holding presentations on campus during Careers Expo week and for more information or to book into those events please check CareerHub.

About Careers Expo

Careers Expo is held annually and over two days in March 2019. This years event will take place on Thursday 21 and Friday 22 March in Bonython Hall. The event begins at 12:00pm and inside the hall students will be greeted by employers and recruiters from across a range of different organisations and companies.

Employers and recruiters exhibit and showcase their opportunities to students and are on campus to meet their next round of talented graduates. Most companies and organisations will have applications open for students to apply so make sure to check application deadlines before coming along to the event - visit CareerHub to see what programs are now open for applications.

There are a few key ways to prepare for Careers Expo including:

Prepare For Expo Workshops

Preparation workshops are available to help students prepare and get the most out of their Expo experience. Workshops are recommended to students in their penultimate and final years, however students from all year levels are encouraged to attend. The workshops have been grouped by discipline with an extra workshop also available for International Students, facilitated by Study Adelaide and Immigration SA.

To secure a place, please "Book In" to these events on CareerHub.

Got questions about the upcoming Careers Expo for 2019?

See below for some of the Frequently Asked Questions!

  • Q) How can I make the most out of Careers Expo?
      There’s definitely some points we recommend to make the most of this once a year event!
    • Download the CareerFair Plus app to view the floorplan, mark employers as ‘favourites’, add notes, receive alerts from employers and more. Download on iOS and Android.
    • Do your research before the event to understand what each exhibitor does, the jobs and career paths on offer and how you might use your skills as part of their team. Use the app to do this!
    • Think about which event day suits your discipline and make sure that you attend both if you have broader career interests. 
    • Consider the timing of your classes so you can fit in as much time at the Expo for the 3-hour event each day.
    • Think about what you will wear and bring with you (first impressions count).
    • Attend a Prepare For Expo workshop. 
  • Q) What should I bring?

    Remember to bring your Student ID Card as well as your phone (with the app downloaded!), some note paper and a pen if you need. It might also be a good idea to bring a small bag like a canvas bag as exhibitors often give away brochures and small items.

    We encourage students to leave backpacks and larger items in lockers or at home for the day. Food and drink is also not permitted inside the event venue.

  • Q) What should I ask Employers?

    You can ask employers any questions you may have about working at their organisation, how they gained their positions, what the application process is like and so on. Some specific questions may include:

    • What is a standard day like for X position?
    • How can I stand out in my CV or cover letter?
    • What kind of work experience can I do while still at Uni that will be beneficial?
    • What kind of projects might I take on in your organisation?
    • What do you wish you knew as a graduate/student?
    • When does graduate recruitment begin with your organisation?
    • What are the key attributes you look for in employees (academic results, personal achievements, extracurricular activities, work experience, references)?
    • Do you take internship or work experience students?
    • How did you achieve your position?
    • What projects are you currently working on that you enjoy?

    It’s best to be prepared before Expo, and really think about the questions that are important to you and what you want out of a position!

  • Q) What students or year levels does the Careers Expo Target?

    Here is how students from all year levels benefit from Careers Expo:

    • Final Year: Find out about graduate opportunities, internships, career paths and more that are open for applications. Speak with graduate students who are now working or part of graduate programs at various organisations. Practice your networking skills, ask employers questions specific to your degree or applications and prepare for life after graduation.
    • Penultimate Year: Understand what kind of graduate opportunities are available towards your discipline, speak with employers and organisations about what you can do in the next 1-2 years to make your application stand out, and discover different career paths. Ask about internship or work placement opportunities and begin to craft your life after graduation.
    • First Year: Begin to think about the career path you want to take and speak with employers and organisations from a range of industries. Find out what organisations provide internships and work placements to support your studies in your penultimate and final years. Consider how you can make the most out of your time at Uni so you are job ready upon graduation.
  • Q) What are graduate and internship programs?

    There are lots of phrases and words out there to describe student and graduate job opportunities - and sometimes the same phrase will mean something different at each individual company. Graduate, Internship or Vacation Programs are 'usually' structured programs that are offered by larger organisations where a 'bulk' or 'volume' recruitment process means several students the company at the same time.

  • Q) How do I find out what employers or organisations are attending? 

    A full list of attending employers and organisations can be found on our Information Page or through the Career Fair Plus app as well as via the drop-down options below.

Exhibit at Careers Expo 2019

Please note that Careers Expo 2019 is now fully booked on both days with only a wait-list available. To join the wait-list please contact our team via email.

If your organisation has registered for Careers Expo and will be attending in 2019 as a confirmed exhibitor, your primary contact should have received a Briefing Document about the event. For additional copies please contact our team via email.

Information for UoA Staff & Faculty

The team from Career Services at the University of Adelaide welcome staff and faculty to get in contact regarding Careers Expo with any questions or queries you may have. In late February our team will send information packs to each faculty with details on the event as well as visiting exhibitors.

In 2019, Staff Tours will operate as a new component of the annual Careers Expo. These tours have been specifically designed for staff and colleagues who wish to visit the Expo to find out more about the industry partners attending and how the event assists our current students and recent graduates. Bookings are essential.

The Career Services team has strong relationships with every employer on site for the event and can assist with introductions for additional student engagement initiatives.

Please contact our team for more information via email.

Event Days

  • Day One: Architecture, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematical Sciences & Sciences DisciplinesThursday 21st March 2019

    Time: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
    Disciplines: Architecture, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematical Science, Sciences)
    More: To receive event alerts, please "Book In" to the events on CareerHub

    Exhibitors:  Atlassian, Australian Taxation Office, Arup, Aurecon, BAE Systems, BHP, BMD Constructions, Commonwealth Bank, Datacom, Dassault Systems, Defence Force Recruiting, Deloitte, Department of Defence, Department of Human Services, DXC Technology, Enzen, GHD, GHD Woodhead, Golder, GPA Engineering, GradAustralia, Halliburton, I Work For SA, Immigration SA, Leed Engineering, Lendlease, Lockheed Martin, Northern Star Resources, Project Everest, Rio Tinto, SA Power Networks, Saab Australia, Santos, Tonkin, Tracey Brunstrom & Hammond, Wallbridge Gilbert Aztec, Woodside. 

    Remember to download the Career Fair Plus app to keep updated and research the attending exhibitors.

  • Day Two: Arts, Humanities, Health, Education & Professions DisciplinesFriday 22nd March 2019

    Time: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
    Disciplines: Business, Arts & Health (Business/Commerce, Law, Finance, Economics, Education, Psychology, Health Sciences, Arts, Social Sciences)
    To receive event alerts, please "Book In" to the events on CareerHub

    Exhibitors: Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Auditor-General's Department, BAE Systems, Bank SA, Calvary Health Care, CMAX Clinical Research, Commonwealth Bank, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), CPA Australia, Datacom, Defence Force Recruiting, Deloitte, Department for Education (SA), Department of Defence, Department of Foriegn Affairs and Trade, Department of Infrastructure, DXC Technology, EY, GradAustralia, Hood Sweeney, Immigration SA, I Work For SA, KPMG, Peregrine, Perks, Project Everest, RAA, Reprise Digital, RSM Australia, Uniting Communities, Woodside.

    Remember to download the Career Fair Plus app to keep updated and research the attending exhibitors.

Careers Service

Level 4, Hughes Building
North Terrace Campus

Student Enquiries

T: +61 8 8313 5123

Industry Enquiries

T: +61 8 8313 5123