Careers Week is going virtual – connecting students with industry, virtually

Careers Week, 10-14 August, will provide online events for students at all stages of their study program and from all faculties.

At our virtual Careers Week students will meet employers, find out about organisations and roles of interest and focus their professional goals.

Gail White, Executive Director, Student Engagement and Registrar, comments: “Building employability is a critical element of the Macquarie University Operating Plan. Careers Week provides the opportunity for students to learn more about the employability skills employers are seeking in our graduates.”

Students have been wondering what opportunities are available to them under COVID-19 with some industries greatly impacted in this unprecedented time. The good news is that the majority of graduate employers are continuing with their graduate programs. Employers want to ensure they don’t miss out on talented graduates, a mistake some made during the Global Financial Crisis.

“The Career and Employment Service has continued to have strong engagement with employers interested in our talented students,” says Kylie Ebert, Director, Student Life.

“Working with students on their professional development, as outlined in the Student Success Framework, we’ve continued to deliver events for students to meet employers and build their professional understanding and networks. Now more than ever, students should be preparing and engaging as early as possible with employers to proactively develop employability and career plans.”

Students will have the opportunity to find out about current internship and graduate opportunities and to research the types of roles and organisations available to them. The insights and advantage students can gain from this event is immeasurable. Having this contact with employers allows them to gain advice and information on how they got started on their own career paths. Conducting research on career options by connecting with industry is such an important part of career decision-making and is critical to understanding the employability skills currently in demand.

During isolation the Career and Employment team experienced unprecedented demand for online training workshops and skill development sessions. It very clearly demonstrated both the relevance of the available content and the preference for our students to engage in career development in the online environment.

A Virtual Careers Week is a first at Macquarie, but we have no doubt that this event will be a success in terms of strengthening our relationships with employers and providing the career development opportunities our students need.

Some event highlights:

  • Career Tips for Education Students
  • Macquarie Student Employment – enhance your employability and submit the successful job application
  • Consulting Careers: Structured Thinking for Problem Solving
  • Working with the NDIS
  • Career Pathways in Law
  • Virtual Careers Fair
  • International Students – Visa Options and Employment Success Stories

Students wishing to attend any of our virtual Careers Week events can find more information on our website and can register to attend via CareerHub.

Staff interested in attending these events can contact for details.





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