Career Expos

2023 Career Expos

Our Career Expos attract thousands of students each year – and they’re your chance to scale up your student engagement, meeting prospective future employees from a diverse range of disciplines and backgrounds.

Don’t miss out on the best opportunity to pre-screen potential future talent and ensure our students are talking about your brand. Register now following the links below.

Tuesday 7 March Business and Law Career Expo (for employers or industry organisations with opportunities in Business & Commerce and/or Law) Registrations are now closed.
Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 March 
STEM Career Expo (for employers or industry organisations with opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)
Registrations are now closed.
Tuesday 25 July Internship and Graduate Career Expo (all sector/faculty)
Registration close at 5pm, Tuesday 11 July
Monday 11 September Health and Wellness Careers (for employers with opportunities in non-clinical roles in the health and wellness sector)  
Wednesday 4 October Summer Work Pop-up (for employers with non-vocational/‘summer job’ opportunities eg: part-time/retail/hospitality/seasonal work)  

Virtual booth


If you’re unable to attend our Career Expos in person, you can join us for our virtual alternative* that will give you an active presence at the expo and face-time with eager University of Auckland students.

*Virtual booths are only available for our Business and Law, STEM, and Internship and Graduate Career Expos. Please note that virtual spaces are limited, and we will offer these on a first-come first-served basis.

The mix of a physical booth in the venue with all the other employers and the virtual rep was a stroke of genius. We have attended lots of virtual fairs where it’s just over Zoom or similar platform and you just don't get the buy in from students.

2021 CDES Expo Exhibitor

To help facilitate your virtual presence, you’ll receive some additional equipment included in your registration, as well as a CDES representative at your booth (if you are unable to provide your own NZ-based representative) to engage directly with students.

What’s included in your registration

  Careers Expo - In person
Careers Expo - Online (Basic Package*)
Health & Wellness / Summer Work
Expo space with Velcro-receptive backing boards (for you to attach your own signage, and space for pull up banners and flags) x x  
Trestle table and tablecloth x x x
Wireless internet connection x x x
Power supply (on-request; full fee-paying organisations only)
x x  
On-the-day photos of your team at your booth (with professional photographer from the University of Auckland) x x  
Extensive marketing and promotion as an exhibitor to students through print, email, social, and internal communications channels x x x
Post-event report showing attendance data and relevant demographics, along with student / employer feedback x x  
Up to four people from your organisation (at your stand at any one time) x   x
Morning tea and lunch included for up to four representatives x    
Parking for one vehicle in Owen G. Glenn Building x    
1 x 55” TV on 2m stand   x  
1 x laptop with web camera   x  
1 x CDES representative present at your booth (or if you have a representative in NZ feel free to send them along to be your rep!)   x  

*If you would like to discuss other virtual options, please contact Rafilya Wilson.

Why your organisation should attend

There are heaps of reasons why you should attend our expos, but here’s our top five:

  • Stand out as an employer of choice – connect with top talent and put your company front of mind for the students you want to hire
  • Build brand awareness – connect with students from a range of disciplines, showcase what your organisation has to offer and what you stand for
  • Build a talent pipeline – engage with students from all levels to nurture talent for your internship and graduate opportunities
  • Shape better applicants – share information about your recruitment process and how students can stand out
  • Support students on their career development journey – offer advice to help them make informed career decisions

Maximising your engagement

We want you to make the most of each expo you attend, here’s a handy video we prepared earlier, helping you work through the dos and don’ts at our career expos: 

Contact details

For general expo enquiries, including online attendance, please contact Rafilya Wilson, Event Planner, on:

Phone: +64 9 923 3376
Mobile: +64 27 541 4175

For sponsorship and strategic engagement enquiries, please contact Kate Coley, Employer Engagement Manager on:

Phone: +64 9 923 9433
Mobile: +64 27 706 8049