Australian Maritime College (AMC) engineering students had the opportunity to meet with industry representatives and investigate their future career options at the 2011 Maritime Engineering Careers Fair held on Friday, 1 April.
The annual event, in its fifth year, was hosted by the National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics (NCMEH) and supported by 13 businesses and government agencies from across Australia.
Participating companies included Technip, INTECSEA, Subsea 7, DMO, Clough, BAE Systems, Austal Ships, AMT, INCAT/Revolution Designs, Department of Defence, Dredging International Australia, Defence Force Recruiting and DSTO.
NCMEH Director Neil Bose said the event reflected AMC’s close relationship with industry and its ongoing commitment to responding to industry training needs.
“The Maritime Engineering Careers Fair is an excellent forum for our students to gain some insight into the careers that are ahead of them and for industry representatives to promote their companies and scope out potential future staff,” Professor Bose said.
“In addition, we presented a number of academic awards and scholarships to high-achieving students. Many of these awards are sponsored by industry so it was a great chance for those representatives and recipients to meet face-to-face.”
A resume writing and interview skills student workshop was run prior to the event, plus exhibitors and students got together in an informal environment with a social night at Launceston’s Royal Oak Hotel the evening before the fair.
Photo: Student Samuel Davey was presented with a scholarship from Defence Materiel Organisation.