CDES Business Career Expo Event as iCalendar

01 March 2018

10:30am - 2:30pm

Venue: Level 0, OGGB

Location: 12 Grafton Road

Are you ready to create your future? Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook at 19, Steve Jobs started Apple when he was 21…it’s never too early to prepare.

"By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." - Benjamin Franklin

The Business Career Expo is here to kick off the semester in style. This is one of our biggest annual events, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to meet with employers who want to talk to you! All faculties and all years are welcome. 

Why attend the Business Expo

Find out how your degree can build the foundations for a career in a multitude of industries. Technology companies seek commerce students, professional service companies want arts, science and commerce students, and many public sector organisations hire across the board.

Employers are looking for students who can bring agile thinking and creativity to their business, so be open-minded and talk to companies you might not normally associate with your area of study.

Which employers are attending the event?

30 organisations are attending the expo, spanning multiple industries and sectors. Showing you have carried out research prior to the expo will thoroughly impress them!

More than 97% of 2017 student expo attendees stated they would attend events like this in the future! Don’t just take our word for it - here’s what they said:

“Meeting and talking to Xero representatives has moved me more towards a career in Data Analytics” – Arts student

“As a planner it was really good to talk to Auckland Transport and Auckland Council” - NICAI student

“Awesome to see so many opportunities that I didn't even know about” - Business & Economics student

“Getting to talk to employees was so helpful” - CAI student

There’s need to register for this event, just turn up on the day. Do, however, sign up for the concurrent speaker sessions before they fill up (to be confirmed - check back soon for more info). 

This event is exclusively for University of Auckland students. Don’t forget to bring your student ID! 

Organisation Which students do they recruit? (in addition to commerce students!)
Deloitte Engineering, Law
EY All
PwC Engineering, Law
Fulton Hogan Engineering
KPMG New Zealand Engineering, Science
BDO Auckland Law
CPA Australia Engineering, Law
Staples Rodway Chartered Accountants Business and Economics
Countdown Arts
Audit New Zealand Business and Economics
The Treasury Creative Arts and Industries, Law, Science, Arts
New Zealand Defence Force All
Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand  
DXC  Engineering, Science
INTENT Group Limited Engineering
Grant Thornton New Zealand Business and Economics 
The Financial Markets Authority Law
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment Arts, Education and Social Work, Law, Science
Department of Internal Affairs  
L.E.K Consulting Arts, Creative Arts and Industries, Education and Social Work, Engineering, law, Medical and Health Science, Science
IEP New Zealand All
Bloomberg L.P Engineering, Law
Xero Science, Engineering
Be.Accessible All
BNZ Science
Samsung Electronics New Zealand Business, Economics
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Arts, Creative Arts and Industries, Education and Social Work, Engineering, Law, Science
Auckland Council Engineering
ASB Engineering, Law, Science
Career Development and Employability Services (CDES)  

Other great reasons to attend

  • Degrees no longer lead to linear pathways. Find out how your degree can relate to a wide number of roles you never knew existed, or that you were capable of!
  • Find out about a range of internship and graduate opportunities and get top tips and advice for successful applications
  • Stand out from the crowd and get noticed by your favourite employers
  • We will be running additional activities at the expo to help you make a lasting impression (for the right reasons)
  • It’s free, fun and an opportunity to begin thinking seriously about your career or which grad program and organisation is right for you

At the expo

Live Speaker Sessions in OGGB5

  • These sessions ensure you can make the most of having leading NZ employers on campus
  • Attend one or all of the sessions - register early so you don’t miss out

1) Interview techniques for the win: The why, the how, the what - book now 
12–12.30pm 
Natalie Faidley, Careers Engagement Specialist - Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ)
Amelia Jull, Advisor - People and Performance, Deloitte

2) The Future of Work: A degree of uncertainty - book now 
12.40–1.10pm 
Alexandra Booth, Senior Consultant: Campus Recruitment - EY
Lyndon Bain, Head of Financial Governance & Risk, Finance - BNZ

3) Turning Tables: Employer Elevator Pitches - book now 
1.20-1.50pm 
Rebecca Kennedy, Financial Capability Development Advisor - The Department of Internal Affairs
Harrison Steiner-Fox, Graduate Analyst - The Treasury

CV and LinkedIn Profile Checking

  • This crowd favourite is back again to help you tailor your CV to land that dream graduate role
  • Haven’t got a LinkedIn? Want to know how to optimise your profile? Learn how to maximise your social media presence
  • An opportunity to speak one-on-one with leading graduate recruiters from a range of companies
  • Want to make sure your CV is ready before the expo? Attend a CV workshop to get your CV employer-ready
  • This service will get busy, so arrive early
  • Make sure you bring a hard or electronic copy of your CV

Want to share expo related information or photos? Use the hashtag #uoabusinessexpo2018 for your posts.

Get prepared

  1. Research the organisations attending and their opportunities
  2. Get clarity on what you have to offer employers and build confidence in speaking to them by booking your place on one of our workshops
  3. Get your CV and LinkedIn profile updated – we have a daily CV drop-in our office located on Level 1 of the Kate Edger Information Commons building, an online module, and regular workshops to help
  4. CDES has a whole heap of activity planned for Semester One. Look out for all of our recruitment events, expos, workshops and pop-up events taking place from March to May!