Issue 4
Monday, 03 June 2019
Charles Darwin University
E-news
A defence recruitment staffer demonstrates to a student technology that is used in the military
A defence recruitment staffer demonstrates to a student technology that is used in the military

Students explore new careers

Hundreds of students attended the Careers and Employment Fair at Casuarina campus to learn about a wide range of industries.

CDU’s Student Engagement, Careers and Employment team organised the Fair, which was the first held in five years.

Employer Liaison Officer Julia Ash said the event was a great success and students and employers spoke highly of the opportunity to connect.

"It will definitely become an annual event, with more than 400 students learning about their career options," Ms Ash said.

An “elevator pitch” competition was held to encourage students to think about presenting themselves to employers.

"We also had fantastic feedback from the organisations with many saying they had great conversations with students about their opportunities,” she said.

Students interacted with companies ranging from small businesses to larger organisations and industry associations. Participating companies included Anglicare, Bunnings, City of Darwin, Defence Force, GTNT, KPMG, NT Government, NEC and Woolworths.

Pro Vice-Chancellor Student Engagement and Success, Professor Philip Seltsikas said he was impressed with the high level of engagement by students and positive employer feedback.