Careers Week 2014

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Monday 17 March 2014 to Friday 21 March 2014

Start planning your career now by attending events during Careers Week 2014. A series of events, seminars and workshops have been organised to help you think about and plan your next steps.

Check out the events below – there is something for you! Please note that you may be required to log in to CareerHub to book your attendance at events that have limited capacity.

Prepare for the Big Meet!

Tips for getting the most out of the The Big Meet careers fair. Make a great impression when you meet Graduate Program recruiters and employers face-to-face.

Various workshops are being held at three campuses which will cover topics such as researching employer organisations, professional etiquette and behaviour and preparing and practicing your 'elevator speech'.

Book to attend a 'How to prepare to get the most out of The Big Meet' workshop.

VU Big Breakfast – City Flinders

Monday 17 March, 9.00am - 10.30am
City Flinders campus
Student Services walkway (outside VUHQ)
Ground Level, 300 Flinders Street

Come and meet Career Educators and fellow students, over coffee and a muffin before heading off to the Victory Room, Etihad Stadium, Docklands. Find out about eligibility requirements and if you can apply for Graduate and Vacation programs by talking to a Careers Educator. Get tips and hints about making the most of your time face-to-face with employers at The Big Meet. Book to attend the VU Big Breakfast.

The Big Meet, Melbourne

Not to be missed!

Monday 17 March, 11.00am – 3.00pm
Victory Room, Etihad Stadium, Docklands

Meet many of Australia's leading graduate employers. Find out about Graduate and Vacation program application closing dates to fast track your climb up the corporate ladder! Visit the VU stand inside the venue to talk to a Careers Educator for last minute hints and tips about how to impress and make the most of your time with employers. Dress to impress in your business best! Visit The Big Meet, Melbourne website and register to attend the Big Meet.

Your Engineering career - getting there, from here

Tuesday 18 March, 12.00pm – 2.00pm
Footscray Park campus
Ballarat Road, Footscray
Building G, Room G467

This is an information session for student studying Engineering. A panel of speakers working in your industry including successful graduates will share their experiences and answer your questions during a Q&A session. A VU Career Educator will be on hand to check if your career is on the right track. Come along and meet the panel.

Book to attend this event for Engineering students.

Top tips for applying for Graduate Programs

NAB speakers present

Tuesday 18 March, 1.00pm – 2.00pm
City Flinders campus
300 Flinders Street, Melbourne
Level 9, Room 9.15

This session is for final and penultimate year students from all disciplines in Higher Education courses and includes question time. Hear from three young NAB officers who successfully made it through the highly competitive NAB Graduate Program application process. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to get the inside story on graduate program applications.

Book to attend the NAB speakers event.

Victorian Public Service (VPS) Information Session

Tuesday 18 March, 2.00pm – 3.00pm
City Flinders Campus
300 Flinders Street, Melbourne
Level 9, Room 9.15

The Victorian Public Service offers an exciting Graduate Recruitment and Development Scheme (GRADS) – a perfect start to a career serving Victorian communities. Attend this session to:

  • meet a VPS representative
  • find out how to apply
  • learn how to improve your chances of success.

The VPS considers graduates from any field of study and employs graduates from a wide field of disciplines. There is also an Aboriginal Graduate pathway which offers support to applicants through the recruitment and selection process for the VPS GRADS. Come along to the session to find out more!

Book to attend this Victorian Public Service careers event.

Career Readiness Event

Wednesday 19 March, various sessions from 12.30pm – 6.00pm

City Flinders campus
300 Flinders Street, Melbourne
Level 9, Room 9.15

Get yourself ahead of the game! A variety of speakers including a LinkedIn representative, a self-employed business entrepreneur and other industry professionals. This event is in two parts. You can attend one or more sessions. Each part includes presentations by inspiring speakers designed to motivate students as well as develop their skills through a range of workshops delivered by both internal and external industry presenters. Speed resume checks of 10 minutes per student will be available at the beginning of each part. .Book to reserve your seat.

Find out more about the Career Readiness Event Part 1, including how to book.

For information or to book the Career Readiness Event Part 2.

Breaking into the IT industry

PLEASE BE ADVISED that this session with an IBM speaker has been cancelled.

Career Health Checks

Check if your career is on the right track. Talk to a VU Career Educator or a student peer career advisor (PCA) about where you are headed, and how we can work together to get you there! Have a chat with a Career Educator or a PCA about our services for students.

Career Health Checks will be held at Footscray Nicholson, Footscray Park and St. Albans campuses.

Tuesday 18 March, Footscray Nicholson, 12.00pm – 1.30pm.
Footscray Nicholson Campus
Nicholson Street, Footscray
Telford Building, Ground Level, Outside room T150.
Find out more about Career Health Checks at Footscray Nicholson.

Wednesday 19 March, Footscray Park, 11.00am – 1.00pm
Footscray Park Campus
Ballarat Road, Footscray
Courtyard between Building M and Building P.
Find out more about Career Health Checks at Footscray Park.

Thursday 20 March, St.Albans, time 12.00pm – 1.30pm
Central fountain in front of Building 4.
Find out more about Career Health Checks at St. Albans campus.

Session information updated daily.

Watch this space!


AFISS info sessions

The Accounting, Finance & Investment Student Society (AFISS) invites students from all year levels and disciplines to attend three information sessions. Bookings are essential.

CPA Australia information session (expired)

Brought to you by AFISS

Monday 3 March, 12.00pm - 1.00pm Footscray Park Campus, Building G, Room G467 Please register your attendance at the CPA info session.

Ernst & Young information session (expired)

Brought to you by AFISS

Tuesday 4 March, 10.00am - 11.00am City Flinders campus 300 Flinders Street, Melbourne Level 9, Room 9.15 Please register your attendance at the Ernst & Young info session.

Deloitte information session (expired)

Brought to you by AFISS

Wednesday 5 March, 10.00am - 11.00am City Flinders campus 300 Flinders Street, Melbourne Level 9, Room 9.15 Please register your attendance at the Deloitte info session.

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17 March 2014, 9:00am to 21 March 2014, 5:00pm

Get in touch

Libby Ainalis
Careers Coordinator - Industry & Community Liaison
Career Development & Employment
+61 3 9919 4064