Guide to Campus Recruiting
At the 2012 ‘Your Guide to Recruiting at the University of Sydney' event, organisations were given the opportunity to meet with University of Sydney staff to learn about the best short and long-term strategies for recruiting students and raising their profile on campus in 2013 and beyond. University staff and guest speakers discussed changes to the governance and structure of University degrees and student programs that may influence business decisions. Time was taken to network and discuss changes to business and how we can work with organisations to help achieve business goals. This event provided a great opportunity to plan your recruitment strategies for 2013 before registrations for 2013 services opened but if you missed the event there is still time to talk to our Industry Development team about your plans for 2013.
Professor Shane Houston
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy and Services)
Professor Duncan Ivison
Professor of Political Philosophy.
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Missed this event? Contact
Industry Development team
T: +61 2 8627 8403
Our experience suggests that timing plays a crucial role in maximising your graduate recruitment campaign, fielding the best applications and finding the right graduates. The university year comprises of two 13-week semesters, during which time various academic pressures are placed on our students, including exams, assignments and thesis submissions. We schedule our careers fairs and information sessions early in semester to suit this schedule.
If you are planning to recruit for the following year, we recommend making contact with students and promoting your employment opportunities at the beginning of Semester 1, although this will vary depending on whether you are offering a formal graduate program or a general graduate entry position.
Internships and vacation work are generally promoted at the beginning of Semester 2. A great way to promote your opportunities is to attend the Internship and Vacation Work Fair.
These are recommended guidelines only. We do find, however, that companies who take the academic program into consideration have a greater opportunity of finding the candidate they want.
You can now also recruit our alumni.
On-campus activity is a great way to recruit students. Consider the following services for your recruitment objectives:
- post advertisements for free on our jobs database
- attend one of our industry-specific or all disciplines careers fairs
- hold information sessions on campus
- reach students' inboxes and mailboxes with targeted mail-outs and email-outs.
For more information on the best ways to target University of Sydney students, contact the Industry Development Team:
T: (02) 8627 8403