CSU Study Centres in Melbourne and Sydney held their 2nd Career Expo events on the 11th of May at Church Lane and Darlinghurst.
Over 500 students and recent graduates attended the events across both locations, and we also had the pleasure of hosting students from Albury and Bathurst campuses. Participants had the opportunity to explore their career options and engage with employers, recruiters, and industry professional associations; as well as successful members of the alumni community.
Interactive activities included ‘Elevator Pitch’ and Interview Zone’, which provided participants with valuable feedback about their interpersonal skills; also an ‘Alumni Corner’ where students could talk to successful alumni from companies such as Fairfax Media, Toyota, Origin Energy, Virbac, Heinemann; and ask them about their career paths and what helped them to start their careers. Guest speakers included Varun Mohan (CSU Study Centre Sydney alumnus) who is a Programmatic Specialist at Publicis group (Adobe is part of Publicis), who spoke about what he learned from his failures and used this to motivate himself to do better and eventually land his dream job at Adobe. Jessica Bircsak from the ACS inspired students at CSU Study centre Melbourne with a presentation about the need to keep learning and applying new skills throughout their careers.
Industry Associations included:
- Australian Computer Society (ACS)
- Certified Practising Accountants (CPA Australia)
- Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI)
- Financial Planning Association (FPA)
Employer Representatives included:
- Bank of Melbourne
- Drake International Recruitment
- H&R Block - Tax Accountants
- Mashay (IT start-up)
- Performance Education
- Workgroup Computer Services
These very successful events were brought to life by the Careers staff at the CSU Study Centres – Arthur DeJesus and Kristina Glennon as well as a host of staff and student volunteers and many dedicated SRC representatives across both locations. The events embody the strong career readiness focus of the CSU Study Centres.