2019 CDES Business and Law Career Expo

Your chance to meet representatives from New Zealand’s top companies and law firms.

Date: Tuesday 12 March
Time: 10.30am - 2.30pm
Venue: Sir Owen G Glenn Building, 12 Grafton Road, Level 0 Foyer 

There’s no need to register for this event, just turn up on the day.

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

Business and law, a perfect pair

In the workplace, business and law overlap all the time. On Tuesday 12 March, we’re kicking off the academic year by combining the ever-popular Business and Law Career Expos into one massive day to get you ready for a future in either sector – or both!

I loved being able to talk with the employers about their company and
ask questions that concern my future career path.


This expo could be your launching pad to create your future!

The 2019 CDES Business and Law Career Expo is your chance to meet representatives from New Zealand’s top companies and law firms, making it the perfect place to launch your future. Whether you’re actively seeking a graduate role or just beginning to explore your options, this expo will enlighten and inspire you with the possibilities available. Your degree could lead to opportunities you didn’t even know existed, and the expo is the perfect place to test the waters and learn what’s available.

We were surprised at how forthcoming the students were and how insightful their questions were. Very impressed!

New Zealand software company

You are the future of these fields

Employers exhibit at this expo for one reason: they want to meet and hire students like you. First impressions matter, so make a great one when you arrive at the expo – do your research, dress professionally and have your CV and questions ready!

Which employers are attending the event?

Check out which employers will be on campus below and the groups they are interested in talking to. Taking the time to research the organisations will impress their representatives on the day! 

You can also view additional registration information on MyCDES.

More employers to be confirmed, check back for updates!

Speaker Session: Secrets to Success

Time: 1-2.15pm
OGGB Case Room 1, Level 0
Book your place on MyCDES

As a student it can be daunting to think of the world of work. This panel session will give you the chance to hear from experts in the field of Business and Law, and hear from current students who recently completed a global internship.This is your chance to get upfront and hear from their personal experiences!

  • Accenture
  • New Zealand Treasury
  • Auckland Council
  • Lane Neave 
  • Plus, two students who have recently completed an overseas internship in Shenzhen and Medellin!
Employer Faculties of interest Are international students eligible?
ACCA Global Accounting Yes
Accenture All Faculties No
ASB Bank All Faculties No
Auckland Council Arts, Business, Engineering, Law & Science Yes
Audit New Zealand Business (Accounting) Yes
BDO Auckland Business (Accounting, Finance & Taxation) Yes
Bloomberg Arts, Business & Law No
Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand Business (Accounting & Finance) Yes
College of Law Law Yes
CPA Australia Business, Law & Engineering
Deloitte All Faculties No
Department of Internal Affairs Business (Accounting) Yes
Duncan Cotterill Law Yes
DXC Technology All Faculties No
EY Business, Engineering, Law & Science
FNZ Business, Engineering & Science Yes
Fonterra Business, Creative Arts & Industries, Engineering & Science No
Government Legal Network Law Yes
Grant Thornton Business Yes
Heineken/DB Breweries Business, Engineering, Law & Science Yes
IPLS Law Yes
INTENT Group Limited Business & Engineering No
Kensington Swan Law Yes
KiwiRail All Faculties No
KPMG New Zealand Arts, Business, Engineering & Science Yes
Lane Neave Law Yes
Mainfreight All Faculties Yes
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment Business & Law No
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade All Faculties No
New Zealand Defence Force Business & Law No
NZ Transport Agency All Faculties Yes
The Treasury Arts, Business, Law & Science Yes
Public Defence Service Law Yes
PwC Arts, Business, Engineering, Law & Science No
Samsung All Faculties Yes
Staples Rodway Business & Law (Accounting, Commercial Law, Finance, Taxation & Tax Law) Yes
Wilson Harle Law No
Xero Business No

Employer Profiles

Check out the employer profiles below from recent graduates, alumni and current interns!

Get the chance to win big!

Competitions and giveaways will be available, including 3 breathable perfomance jackets from Staples Rodway! Come and visit the CDES stand on the day to enter!

Top tips to get expo ready

  1. Login to MyCDES to access online resources and to book your place for our workshops and career events:
    1. Get clarity on what you have to offer employers and build confidence to to introduce yourself naturally in a professional setting by booking your place at one of our workshops!
    2. Get your CV and LinkedIn profile ready – we have a daily CV drop-in (Monday to Friday 10.30-11.30am & 3-4pm, Level 1, Kate Edger Information Commons) an online module (on MyCDES) and workshops tailored to help you write customised CV and cover letters.
  2. Our Career Development Consultants and employers will also be on hand to check your CV at the expo. Please bring a copy of your CV on paper, laptop or tablet.

Photos from previous expos