Issue 5 - June 1, 2009 enews home

CDU enlists Territory icon

CDU's display at the recent National Careers and
Employment Expo in Adelaide was very popular

By Row Booker

Charles Darwin University joined more than 80 exhibitors at the recent National Careers and Employment Expo in Adelaide.

Designed to promote career, training and educational opportunities throughout Australia, the expo attracted more than 25,000 visitors.

Student Recruitment Coordinator, Emma Davis said the visit had been a huge success for the university and that the bustling CDU stand was a continuous attraction during the two-day event.

“We did really well at the expo in terms of recruiting, perhaps because we were one of the few exhibitors who actually brought along academic staff to talk to people one-on-one and give them a real idea of what to expect from a course at CDU,” Ms Davis said.

She also said CDU’s presence was a “stand out” due to its use of a popular Territory icon.

“We had a life-size photo backdrop of a couple of beach-goers surfing on a huge crocodile, which visitors posed with for photographs.

While the student recruitment team was in the area, they visited local high schools to promote CDU. School Segment and Events Manager, Margo Baas said the team received a warm reception at each school.

“We were thrilled to find that so many of the high school students were seriously considering higher education and it made them a very receptive, engaged and interested audience,” Ms Baas said.

“I think it’s so important for CDU to make our presence known nationally at events such as the expo and through these high school visits.

“To be able to tell people face-to-face about our range of courses, our flexible study options, the great job opportunities that exist in the Territory and the amazing lifestyle they can experience really is a great way for us to recruit future students,” she said.