The Careers Convention is an annual event where recent Electrical Engineering graduates and senior engineers from the electricity industry meet our current Electrical Engineering students and guests, to discuss career opportunities and pathways for young engineers.
This year the EPECentre organised a ‘Connecting to your Future’ Career Day on 24 July 2018. This comprised the following three events:
This was jointly organised with the ENSOC Engineering Careers Expo on 24 July 2018 in the Engineering Core. This was an opportunity for our industry members to show case their brand on campus and for students to gain assistance with choosing their career or study paths.
Scholars were given the opportunity to practice their “elevator pitch” and receive feedback (content, delivery etc.) from industry members.
As well as catering and networking opportunities, students heard from the following speakers:
Nikki Newham, CEO Advisor from Transpower
Peter Armstrong, General Manager from Mitton ElectroNet
Ben Mulholland, Electrical Engineer from BECA and Hamish Janett, Graduate Mechanical Engineer from Meridian Energy
HR perspective of Industry Career Opportunities
Marcus Waters, General Manager People, Culture and Communication from PowerNet