The UTAS Careers Fair was a big success, with more than 1000 students visiting the event to speak with potential employers.
The annual Careers Fair is an expo-style event of large and medium-sized employers from around Australia who recruit university graduates.
It provides an excellent opportunity for students to meet employers and gain some great networking and self marketing skills.
It also helps students gain an awareness of the key employers within particular industries and their graduate employment opportunities.
Each employer has a stand with information about their organisation and employment opportunities. Many organisations also bring along a recent university graduate who is now employed with them. A wide range of employers attend, from fields such as accountancy, law, finance and banking, engineering, IT, health sector and local, state and Commonwealth Government departments.
This year there were more than 50 employers representing both the private and government sectors, as well as professional associations. A number of new organisations also took part.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students and Education) Professor David Sadler officially opened the Fair. Prof Sadler welcomed the organisations and students who attended.
“It’s wonderful to see the graduates who have returned to UTAS in their new capacity, as employees of the organisations represented here.
“Some of the organisations have returned to take part in the fair after an year or two of absence, so it’s brilliant to see them back.
“I’d like particularly to thank the student volunteers who helped out,” he said.
“We also have the inaugural involvement of a new group of enthusiastic students called Careers Champions.”
The “Careers Champions”, 20 student volunteers who helped out on the day, were extremely helpful throughout the event, from “manning” the car park, to helping employers move equipment and packing up after the event.
The Careers Champions will be helping out at other careers events throughout the year.