Issue 15
Monday, 11 September 2017
Charles Darwin University
E-news
Taking one for the team: Marissa Briston (left), Events Officer Irta Rachman and Paul ter Bogt from Kiwanis
Taking one for the team: Marissa Briston (left), Events Officer Irta Rachman and Paul ter Bogt from Kiwanis

Events team snags awards

The 2017 Skills, Employment and Careers Expo – staged at five locations throughout the Northern Territory in late August and early September – has ended with CDU being awarded two “people’s choice” awards.

The university’s organising team won the Best Exhibitor gong in Katherine and, for the fourth year in a row, at the Darwin expo.

Student Recruitment and Events manager Marissa Briston said staff across VET and HE worked extremely hard each year to provide attendees with the most interesting, informative, activities-based presentations about Charles Darwin University’s programs. Student Ambassadors were also on hand to share their knowledge and experience of studying at CDU.

“It was a bonus to get the people’s choice awards in Katherine and Darwin,” she said.

This year expo attendance levels topped the 6000 mark for the five events across the Territory.

The expos offered a unique opportunity for anyone interested in starting, changing, re-skilling or upgrading their career to meet the needs of a diverse range of organisations.

Last week, the events team received a Walter Zeller Fellowship award for helping to raise more than $10,000 over the past five years at its CDU Open Day sausage sizzle, for the Kiwanis International NGO.

Kiwanis, in partnership with UNICEF, funds health initiatives for mothers and children in Australia and in 16 other nations.