Career fairs and employer presentations

Wondering what you’ll do when you finish your degree? Curious about part-time jobs, internships, summer work? Head along to a Careers fair or event to speak with employers and gain some insight into what they might be looking for when hiring a graduate. 

Get the most out of our fairs and events

Check out the list of exhibitors a few days before the Fair or Event. Identify the organisations that appeal to you and do some research on them.

Make sure you have a good understanding of what they do and prepare some specific questions. You will impress the organisation by your knowledge and genuine interest in them.

Dress appropriately

First impressions count. Make a little effort and dress up for the event. You don’t have to wear a suit, however “smart casual” is recommended. This will send a positive signal to your potential future employer that you are serious about finding a job.

If you can, come in early. When it is less crowded exhibitors will be more relaxed to take their time in answering all your questions.

Prioritise the employers you are most interested in

If you can, first visit the employers that you are the least interested in and work your way up your list.

This gives you time to hone your introduction and approach before you visit the employers you are most excited about, and will help you to make a confident impression.

You may have to wait to speak with some employers.

Think of an introduction that works for you. It can be as easy as shaking the employer’s hand, stating your name and your field and year of study. You can then ask – in general – what opportunities they have for someone with your degree.

If you have done some research, this is the time to ask your questions and impress the employer.

Ensure that the valuable information that you receive regarding job opportunities and closing dates or any other company information is not lost. Take leaflets and brochures when provided. Have a pen and notebook with you so you can write down any additional information.

Ask for a business card

If you are really interested in a particular company and you had a good conversation with the representative, ask for their business card. This will provide you with all the contact details, and gives you a link within that organisation.

Send them a little ‘thank you’ email to acknowledge the help you have received on the day of the Fair. You’ll give a very professional impression.

Whether you are actively recruiting quality graduates or keen to raise your organisation's profile for future recruitment, the University of Canterbury's Commerce Careers Fair is ideal for you!

The Business and Arts Careers Fair allows you to meet prospective graduate employees, introduce and market your organisation, and inform students of employment and career opportunities.

It will contribute to increasing awareness of, and raising, your organisation’s profile on campus, enable you to provide UC students with your knowledge and advice as well as distribute your organisation and recruitment information.

Event details

Date: Wednesday, 4 March 2020
Venue: Undercroft, Puaka-James Hight building
Setup: 12.30 pm - 1.15 pm
Exhibition hours: 1.30 pm - 4.00 pm
Pack up: 4.00 pm - 4.30 pm
Fee: To be released early December 2019
Registrations: Open early December 2019

 

 Included with your stand

  • A 2m wide x 1.2m deep site
  • Table, 2x chairs, tablecloth, signage, power, wireless internet access, and reusable water bottles
  • Drop off zone close to venue and allocated car parking within campus
  • Assistance from student volunteers
  • Company listing in event collateral
  • Complimentary afternoon tea

 

Exhibitor Information Pack coming soon

 

 

Whether you are actively recruiting quality Law and Justice graduates or keen to raise your firm's profile for future recruitment, the University of Canterbury's Law and Justice Recruitment Evening is ideal for you!

The Law and Justice Recruitment Evening allows you to meet prospective employees, introduce and market your firm and inform UC’s law and justice students of employment and career opportunities.

It will contribute to increasing awareness of, and raising, your firm’s profile on campus, provide UC law and justice students with your knowledge and advice as well as distribute your firm and recruitment information.

 

Event details

Date: Wednesday 4 March, 2020
Venue: Undercroft, Puaka-James Hight building
Setup: 5.00pm - 5.45pm
Exhibition hours: 6.00 pm - 8.00 pm
Pack up: 8.30 pm - 9.00 pm
Fees: To be released early December 2019
Registration: Open early December 2019

 

Included with your stand

  • A site 2m wide x 1.2m deep
  • Table, 2xchairs, tablecloth, signage, power, wireless internet access and reusable water bottles
  • Drop off zone close to venue and allocated car parking within campus
  • Assistance from student volunteers
  • Company listing in event collateral

 

Exhibitor Information Pack coming soon

Whether you are actively recruiting quality graduates or keen to raise your organisation's profile for future recruitment, the University of Canterbury's STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Careers Fair is ideal for you!

The STEM Careers Fair allows you to meet prospective graduate employees, introduce and market your organisation and inform students of employment and career opportunities.

It will contribute to increasing awareness of, and raising, your organisation’s profile on campus, enable you to provide UC students with your knowledge and advice as well as distribute your organisation and recruitment information

 

Event details

Date: Tuesday, 5 May 2020
Venue: Engineering Core and Ernest Rutherford Atrium
Setup: 8.30 am - 9.45 am
Exhibition hours: 10.00 am - 3.00 pm
Pack up: 3.00 pm - 3.30 pm
Fee: To be released early December 2019
Registrations: Open early December 2019

 

Included with your stand

  • A site 2m wide x 1.2m deep with walls
  • Table, 2x chairs, tablecloth, signage, power, wireless internet access, and resuable water bottles
  • Drop off zone close to venue and allocated car parking within campus
  • Assistance from student volunteers
  • Company listing on event collateral
  • Complimentary water, tea, coffee, juice, snacks, and lunch

 

Exhibitor Information Pack coming soon

Each year the University of Canterbury and Volunteering Canterbury (http://volcan.org.nz/) partner host a Volunteering Expo for registered not-for-profit organisations here on campus. 

This event provides an opportunity for organisations looking for new recruits to showcase the opportunities they have available and the benefits of volunteering. It also provides our students and staff who are striving to make a change a chance to connect. 

We have experienced strong attendance numbers over the past few years. 

 

Event Details:

 

Date: Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Venue: Undercroft, Puaka-James Hight Building

Setup: 10:30am - 11.15am

Exhibition hours: 11:30 - 2:30pm 

Pack up: 2:30 - 3:00pm

Fee: Free to attend

Registrations: Open now

 

If you are already affiliated with Volunteering Canterbury please contact:

Glenda Martin

Outreach and Marketing Manager

outreach@volcan.org.nz

 

If not, please contact our Employment Coordinator

Robyn Cummins

robyn.cummins@canterbury.ac.nz

 

Registrations close Wednesday 26 June 2019

 

Included with your stand:

  • Table, 2x chairs, tablecloth, wireless internet connection
  • Drop off zone close to the venue and allocated car parking on campus
  • Marketing to students