More than 1400 Victoria University students met their possible future bosses at the annual VU Careers Fair held at Footscray Park Campus on 12 March 2010.
All up, 62 employers participated, including ANZ, the Department of Immigration and Citizenship, the City of Wyndham, Ernst and Young, National Australia Bank, Australian Secret Intelligence Organisation, City West Water and GM Holden.
Many were recruiting for their graduates programs, which will generally start in early 2010.
The VU Careers Fair was accompanied by workshops providing students with job-hunting tips and interview training, run by the University's Student Career Development department.
Department Manager Debra McDonald said VU students are highly regarded by employers for being very well prepared for job interviews.
She said the Careers Fair gave students a good idea of the kinds of companies that are continuing to recruit despite the economic downturn.
"The economy is down, but it will come back," she said. "Those companies that have kept up their hiring programs will be well prepared when it does."