On campus Employer Events
On-campus Employer Events allow you to inform students about your organisation, current employment opportunities and details about the application/selection process. They also provide an avenue for students to ask specific questions about your industry.
- Types of Employer Events
- Request for campus visit form
- Tips for your presentation
- Frequently asked questions
Types of Employer Events
- Seminar: A presentation based format in a lecture theatre setting. We will endeavour to ensure that the session is located in a room and at a time easily accessible to all of your chosen audience, but please note that due to room availability this is not always possible.
- Workshop: A workshop with a career development theme e.g. Public speaking and presentation skills, The value of professional associations and networking.
- Drop In: **New for 2013** An opportunity for organisations to set up a base within the Careers Centre to chat with students and distribute materials in a less formal setting. This flexible setting allows greater opportunity to meet interested students that may have a limited availability.
Request for campus visit form
- If you already have a CareersConnect account, login to complete the form
- If you do not have a CareersConnect account, register now
Once registered, click on the campus visit request form link on the left of the screen
It is recommended that you book a presentation at least four weeks in advance.
Tips for your presentation
- Ensure that your promotional blurb is enticing to students and effectively communicates what the event will be and what students will get out of it. ie. What information will you deliver that is not readily available on your web site? What are the benefits to them for attending?
- Describe the opportunities being offered and the type of work involved - can comprise of work experience, vacation programmes, graduate programmes or part time work available.
- Try to make any presentations and workshops interactive and entertaining.
- Schedule your event at least 2-4 weeks prior to your application closing dates.
- You may wish to invite a recent graduate that you now employ as students like to hear anecdotes from peers.
- Have a balance of male and female speakers and remind presenters to take account of the audiences cultural and gender diversity.
- Communicate your recruitment timetable, outlining the steps in the application process, closing date, interview schedule, etc.
- Make any presentations available on the Curtin iLectures / Missed an Event service. iLectures enables students that are unable to attend your event due to timetable clashes to access your valuable information. Don't miss out on excellent candidates that may not have been able to attend!
Frequently asked questions
How many students can we expect at the presentation?
The number of students attending events varies quite a bit and hence the Careers Centre cannot accurately estimate the number of attendees. The reasons for the varying student turn-out could include clashes with classes, approaching assignment due dates and also approaching examinations.
When is the best time to conduct an on campus presentation to maximise student turnout?
The best time to hold a presentation would be on Wednesdays between 12-1pm or 1-2pm as it is a tution free period for majority of the student body.
You should refer to the Academic Calendar to help you pick the best date for the presentation. It is recommended that you book a presentation at least 4 weeks in advance. It is also advisable to avoid dates close to end of semester as students prepare for exams and assignment submissions.
The best time is 12-2pm Wednesdays are it is a tuition free period for the majority of students. You should refer to the academic calendar to help you pick the best date for the presentation. It is advisable to avoid dates close to end of semester as students prepare for exams and assignment submissions.
How will the presentation be advertised?
Presentations will be advertised for free via:
• CareersConnect and associated RSS Feeds (accessed through the student portal)
• emails sent to registered students matching your preferences from CareersConnect
• posters at the venue on the day of the event and
• signs placed around campus on the day of the event.
Additionally, the Careers Centre could place posters around campus for you. If you wish to do so, please send your posters to this address at least three weeks before the presentation.
To ensure maximum awareness of your event, it is also recommended that you invite the students via a direct email or mail out (which can reach students that are not active on CareersConnect).
Interact with and post details of your event directly to the Curtin Careers Centre Facebook page.