CDES Internship & Graduate Career Expo

Explore a future career at our post-lockdown expo, and kick-start your career journey today!

Test drive your career with an internship, or get ready to jump into the driver’s seat with a graduate role

After a challenging and uncertain few months, many of our partner employers are back and raring to go!

The CDES Internship & Graduate Careers Expo is where you want to kick off your internship or graduate journey: you will get the opportunity to interact face-to-face with employers and learn exactly what they are looking for.

Internships and graduate roles come in all shapes and sizes, so no matter what fields of work interest you, this expo truly has something for everyone.

Start early – and the world is your oyster

Whether you are actively seeking an internship or graduate role, or just beginning to explore your options, this expo will enlighten and inspire you with the possibilities for the future. You will get the chance to talk to experts in the field from a range of firms and companies, and explore the opportunities that your degree can unlock.


Successful internships and graduate roles can open the door to so many future opportunities, so the employers and recruiters at the expo will be eager to meet you and hear about your goals. Research the organisations who will be attending below and check back for updates, as more will continue to be added over the coming months. Have your questions ready on 13 August!

Employer Faculties of Interest Are international students eligible?
Accenture All faculties No
Analytics & Research Government (ARG) Arts, Business, Education and Social Work, Engineering, Law & Science Yes
Auckland Transport Business, Engineering & Science Yes
Babcock New Zealand Business & Engineering Yes
CIPS - The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply All faculties Yes
Douglas Pharmaceuticals Engineering & Science No
ecoPortal Engineering Yes
Foodstuffs North Island Limited Arts, Creative Arts and Industries, Engineering & Science Yes
Frequency NZ Ltd Engineering Yes
Heartland All faculties Yes
HEB Construction Engineering Yes
Intern NZ & Intern OZ All faculties Yes
KVB Global Markets Limited Business, Law & Science Yes
March Construction Ltd Engineering Yes
McKenzie & Co. Engineering Yes
Ministry of Social Development (IT) Business, Engineering & Science Yes
Ministry of Social Development (Policy) All faculties Yes
Neo Consulting Engineering Yes
Reserve Bank of New Zealand - Te Pūtea Matua Arts, Business, Law & Science No
Riley Consultants Ltd Engineering Yes
Summer of Tech Business, Engineering & Science Yes
Suncorp New Zealand All faculties No
University of Auckland Digital Services Business, Engineering & Science Yes
Windcave Business, Engineering & Science Yes
Woods Engineering Yes
Xero Engineering & Science No
Ysquared Chartered Accountants Arts, Business & Education and Social Work Yes

Online session

Monday, 10 August

Employer Time Faculties of interest Are international students eligible?

IMC Trading

  • General Presentation/Q&A

Zoom link

5-6pm Engineering & Science No

Tuesday, 11 August

Employer Time Faculties of interest Are international students eligible?

The Treasury

  • General Presentation /Q&A

Zoom link

5-6pm Arts, Business, Law & Science Yes

Wednesday, 12 August

Employer Time Faculties of interest Are international students eligible?


  • General Presentation/Q&A

Zoom link

5-6pm Business (Accounting & Finance) Yes


  • General Presentation/Q&A

Zoom link

6-7pm Engineering & Science No

Other organisations

Employer Profiles

Many students from the University of Auckland have spent time as interns with the organisations who will be represented. Check out the profiles below to read their stories and see if there might be overlap with you.

Watch this space, check back for updates!

Get the chance to win big!

Competitions and giveaways will running all day at the expo, so come and visit the CDES stand on the day to enter! Winners will be drawn after the expo and emailed directly.

Watch this space, check back for updates!

Top tips to get you 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 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 (no appointment necessary)
    3. Complete an online module through MyCDES or attend a workshop designed 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