Career Expos

2024 Career Expo dates

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 12 March Business and Law Career Expo (for employers or industry organisations with opportunities in Business & Commerce and/or Law)

Fully booked

Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 April
STEM Career Expo (for employers or industry organisations with opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)

Fully booked

Tuesday 23 July Internship and Graduate Career Expo (all sector/faculty)

Register now.

Registrations will close on 9 July, or when spots are filled.

TBC Health and Wellness Careers (for employers with opportunities in non-clinical roles in the health and wellness sector)  
Wednesday 2 October Summer Work Pop-up (for employers with non-vocational/‘summer job’ opportunities eg: part-time/retail/hospitality/seasonal work)

Register now.

Registrations will close on 18 September, or when spots are filled.

What’s included in your registration

For the Business and Law, STEM, and Internship and Graduate Career Expos, your registration will include:

Standard booths

  • Expo space with velcro-receptive backing boards (for you to attach your own signage, and space for pull up banners and flags)
  • Trestle table and tablecloth
  • Lighting
  • Up to four people from your organisation (at your stand at any one time)
  • Morning tea and lunch included for up to four representatives
  • Power supply is optional and will incur an additional charge of $50.00+GST

Pop-up option

  • Bar leaner (approx. 70cm diameter)
  • Up to two people from your organisation (at your stand at any one time)
  • Morning tea and lunch included for up to two representatives

Booth and pop-up i.e. all registered organisations

  • Wireless internet connection
  • Extensive marketing and promotion as an exhibitor to students through print, email, social, and internal communications channels
  • On-the-day photos of your team at your booth (with professional photographer)
  • Parking for one vehicle in Owen G Glenn Building

The Summer Work Pop-up and Health and Wellness Career Expo are slightly smaller events than our big three career expos and our set-up reflects this. For these two events, your registration will include:

  • Trestle table and tablecloth
  • Wireless internet connection
  • Extensive marketing and promotion of the event to students through print, email, social, and internal communications channels
  • Up to four people from your organisation (at your stand at any one time)

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 event. 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. Included in this package are:

  • Expo space with Velcro-receptive backing boards (for you to attach your own signage, and space for pull up banners and flags)
  • Trestle table and tablecloth
  • Wireless internet connection
  • AV equipment, including laptop/s and optional extras - please enquire with EE team for additional information
  • Zoom link (so you can connect on the day)
  • On-the-day photos of your booth (with professional photographer)
  • Extensive marketing and promotion of the event to students through print, email, social, and internal communications channels
  • Post-event report showing attendance data and relevant demographics, along with student / employer feedback
  • 1x CDES representative present at your booth (or if you have a representative in NZ feel free to send them along to be your rep!)

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
Email: rafilya.wilson@auckland.ac.nz

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

Phone: +64 9 923 9433
Mobile: +64 27 706 8049
Email: k.coley@auckland.ac.nz