VU Careers Week

This event has already taken place.

Monday 14 March 2016 to Friday 18 March 2016

Start planning your career now by attending events and workshops during VU Careers Week 2016. A series of events, seminars and workshops have been organised at VU to help you think about and plan your next steps.

We've also listed some external careers events that are useful for students and graduates being held during the month of March.

Visit CareerHub and click on the Events tab to view the full program of upcoming events and workshops. Book-In to reserve your place as some events have limited capacity.

Attend a session and WIN!

Current VU students and recent graduates* who register and attend Careers sessions during Careers Week will be eligible to win a door prize at selected sessions.

View the full list of Careers Week events on CareerHub.

More sessions are added to the CareerHub program daily, so check regularly for updated information, including location details. Many more career development workshops are being offered to assist students and graduates to improve their chances of employment success.

*Terms & Conditions: Only current students and recent graduates (up to 12 months) are eligible to win and must present a VU student ID card before collecting prize.

The Big Meet, Breakfast (expired)

When:Friday 11 March, 9.00am - 10.30am

Where: The Arcade, ground floor, City Flinders Campus

Grab a coffee and muffin!

Prepare to meet employers at the Big Meet, Australia’s largest Careers Expo for undergraduates and graduates.

Make a great impression when you meet Graduate Program recruiters face-to-face with last minute tips for getting the most out of your attendance at the The Big Meet careers fair.

Meet other VU students and staff, practice your hand-shake and '60 second elevator pitch' and walk together to the Big Meet at Crown Palladium.

Book to attend the Big Meet, Breakfast event.

Visit CareerHub Events to find a list of graduate application workshops to assist you with applying for graduate programs.

The Big Meet, Melbourne (External event) (expired)

Where:  Palladium at Crown, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank
When: Friday 11 March, 11.00am - 2.00pm

The Big Meet is a FREE careers fair targeted at undergraduates and recent graduates from all universities in the metropolitan region. So whether you are a first year student or final year undergraduate or you've been working, studying or travelling since graduation, you are welcome to attend.

Register to attend The Big Meet, Melbourne

Victorian Public Service (expired)

When: Tuesday 15 March, 2.00pm - 3.00pm
Where: Building G, Room G370, Footscray Park Campus

Book to attend the Footscray Park session.

The Victorian Public Service (VPS)  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 for the GRADS
  • learn how to identify other entry level opportunities within the VPS
  • ask the presenter your own questions and
  • 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!

**Visit for more information about eligibility.

Book to attend the VPS GRADS information session.

NAB presents: Top tips for applying for graduate positions (expired) 

When: Tuesday 15 March, 12.00pm - 1.00pm
Where: Level 9, Room 9.15, City Flinders Campus

This session is for final and penultimate year students from all disciplines in higher education courses and include question time. Hear from NAB staff who successfully made it through the highly competitive NAB application process. Get the inside story on graduate position applications and the benefits of an industry mentor.

Register to attend the NAB session at City Flinders Campus

CPA Australia: prepare for CPA Australia's 2016 Career Expo (expired)

When: Tuesday 15 March, 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Where: Level 9, Room 9.15, City Flinders Campus

Don't miss out on this opportunity to find out more about CPA Australia's upcoming CAREER EXPO to be held on Tuesday 22 March, and how to make the most of your attendance at this event.

Gea from CPA Australia will visit VU City Flinders to talk about:

  • the upcoming Career Expo
  • CPA Australia programs
  • Graduate and Internship opportunities, and more.

Book to attend this pre-Expo information session at VU City Flinders to find out more.

CPA Australia: Career Expo 2016 (External event) Book now! (expired)

When: Tuesday 22 March, 5.00pm - 8.00pm
Where: Crown Entertainment Complex 8 Whiteman Street Southbank.

  • Connect with the Naked CEO
    Don't miss your chance to meet The Naked CEO, Alex Malley, chief executive, CPA Australia. Alex will also be available to sign copies of his book The Naked CEO.
  • Meet top employers
    With so many reputable employers in the one spot, here's your chance to talk to them about graduate and internship opportunities.
    Exhibitors include AFP, Aussie, GE, Telstra and more.
  • Take a job readiness health check
    Receive one-on-one feedback on your:
    • first impressions
    • 30 second pitch
    • resume.

To attend the CPA Australia Career Expo, it is essential to book ahead.

Fair Work Ombudsman: Information session. (expired)

When: Wednesday 16 March, 11.00am - 12.00pm 
Where: 301 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, room FL B01, Flinders Lane Campus

Fair Work Ombudsman representatives will attend on campus to present important information about your work rights.

Topics of discussion will include:

  • General information about the Fair Work Ombudsman
  • The Fair Work System
  • National Employment Standards (minimum entitlements)
  • Industrial Instruments (Awards, Enterprise Agreements)
  • Minimum wages
  • Payslips
  • Things to watch out for in the workplace
  • Case studies

Don't miss out on this rare opportunity during Careers Week at VU to hear important information and to ask questions about working rights and conditions in Australia. Bookings are essential to avoid disappointment.

DELOITTE and EY - Big names on campus. (expired)

Representatives from both EY and Deloitte, two international professional services firms are visiting Victoria University to present information to students in all disciplines and all year levels. We strongly encourage students in penultimate or final year of study in the following disciplines to attend:

  • Accounting, Business and Finance
  • Law and Arts
  • Engineering and IT.

You will gain first-hand information about:

  • A variety of programs on offer including Graduate and Vacation programs and Internships
  • Application opening and closing dates
  • How to navigate the recruitment process
  • Resume tips and interview techniques.

EY Information Session at City Flinders  (expired)

When: Wednesday 16 March, 12.00pm – 1.00pm
Where: 301 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, room FL B01, Flinders Lane Campus.

Register to attend the EY Information session.

Deloitte Information Session at Footscray Park  (expired)

When: Wednesday 16 March, 12.00pm – 1.00pm 
Where: Building A, level 4, room A428, Footscray Park Campus.

Register to attend the Deloitte Information session.

Getting the competitive edge on the competition. Presented by Chartered Accountants ANZ (All disciplines welcome) (expired)

When: Tuesday 15 March, 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Where: Building G, Level 3, Room G368, Footscray Park Campus.

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand is a professional membership association comprised of over 115,000 diverse, talented, and financially astute professionals who are leaders and influencers in every sector of global business. Members from our Careers Engagement team will be on campus to share some valuable insights into the recruitment process. 

Learn how to gain a competitive edge in the job market as we share some valuable insights on how to submit a successful job application.

Specifically, the session will provide:

  • An overview of a typical recruitment process, specifically focusing on recruitment timeline, assessment centres and interviews
  • Find out what employers are looking really for in a candidate
  • Are you from a non-accounting background? Find out how your skills can transfer into the accounting and finance industry

Book to attend the CA ANZ information session at Footscray Park.

Employment Evening 2016, Chartered Accountants ANZ (External event) (expired) 

When: Tuesday 16 March, 5.00pm - 8.00pm
Where: Crown Entertainment Complex 8 Whiteman Street Southbank.

Employment Evening 2016 is an external event hosted by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Attend this event to meet employers face-to-face, learn more about job roles and how to apply. Get in front of the people that count.

Book to attend the free Employment Evening at Crown.

Teachers wanted in UK schools. Kick start your teaching career. Find out how. (expired).

Experience life in the UK while getting real-life work experience and kick start your teaching career.

Meet UK recruiters face to face and get all your questions answered.

Drop in and say hi to the friendly staff from a variety of recruitment companies and ask them how you can live and work in the UK.

St Albans Campus 

  • When: Thursday 17 March, 11.00am – 2.00pm
  • Where:  Building 4C near Student Services, St. Albans Campus.

Footscray Park Campus

Find out about:

  • job opportunities
  • short and long term contracts
  • finding casual work
  • visas
  • travel & insurance
  • accommodation and housing.

No bookings required – these events are "drop-in" events.

LinkedIn: Harness the power of LinkedIn & get connected. (expired)

When: Thursday 17 March, 1.00pm – 2.00pm
Where: Building D, Level 7, Room D714, Footscray Park Campus.

Gain information and insights to maximise your networking potential from a LinkedIn insider. Hints and tips to help you get the most out of your LinkedIn profile.

Check out the new interface and find out ways to ways to improve and enhance your graduate profile, maximising your networking potential.

Book to attend LinkedIn session at Footscray Park Campus.

Starting out in the legal profession: Adventures & insights. (expired)

When:  Thursday 17 March, 12.00pm – 1.00pm
Where:   Room ROGL02, 295 Queen Street, Melbourne, City Queen Campus.

Do your law degree justice. Attend this special seminar to hear a panel of VU Alumni speakers from Law discuss their career pathways and how they launched their legal careers.

The panel includes:

  • Mark Harbert, Anthony Raso & Associates
  • Sam Diamond, Entrepreneur in Commercial Law
  • Niki Howells Schramm, VECCI
  • Erin Finnigan, Office of Public Prosecutions.

Find out:

  • how they got started in their careers
  • how they transitioned from study to work
  • what they wished they knew whilst studying
  • what obstacles they had to overcome.

Book to attend this Legal Profession session at City Queen Campus. 

How to start my Legal Career, Law Institute of Victoria. (expired)

When:  Tuesday 15 March, 11-12.00pm
Where:  Room RO102, 295 Queen St, Melbourne, City Queen Campus.

Becoming a member of a professional association is an important step in your career development.

The presentation will give an overview of the law profession and how to be market competitive. It will include some of the events and activities that students can be involved in through the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV).

Book to attend this session featuring Law Institute Victoria.

Entrepreneurship: Starting your own small business. (expired)

When: Wednesday 16 March, 1.00 – 2.30 pm
Where: Building G, Level 4, Room G467, Footscray Park Campus.

What is an "entrepreneurial mindset"? Have you got what it takes to run your own small business? Find out what you need to know to ensure successful self-employment.

In a challenging graduate employment environment,  many Australian university graduates may consider embarking on their own self-employment adventure.

An impressive list of presenters will be on hand to discuss everything you don't already know about getting started in business, where to get help, how to apply for grants, and how to avoid common mistakes to ensure success and profits.

Presenters include:

  • Government Business Adviser, AusIndustryTM
  • Lawyer, VECCI
  • Economic Development Unit, Maribyrnong City Council
  • The Small Business Institute

Book your attendance to avoid disappointment.

VU Nursing Expo.  (expired)

When: Wednesday 6 April, 12.00pm - 2.00pm 

Where: Building 9, room 9.101, St. Albans campus

The annual VU Nursing Expo will be held at the St. Albans Campus of Victoria University during April.  Representatives from Public and Private Hospitals will discuss their programs for Nursing students and graduates. The list of hospitals that will be presenting information is growing daily. Hospitals attending include:

  • The Royal Melbourne
  • The Children’s
  • Western Health

To receive event updates including hospitals attending,

Book to attend the VU Nursing Expo

Final year students applying for graduate positions, should also attend a dedicated lecture covering all aspects of the application process.

Book to attend the Nursing Graduate years information and applications session.


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This event has already taken place.

14 March 2016, 9:00am to 18 March 2016, 5:00pm

Get in touch

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