Guide to Campus Recruiting
Thank you to all our Industry Partners who came and spoke to us at this year's Australian Association of Graduate Employers (AAGE) Conference. If you missed us at the conference there is still plenty of opportunity to discuss your recruitment objectives for 2014.
We take a whole-of-business approach to your recruitment needs telephone 02 8627 8406 or email .
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 (first week of March), 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 (last week of July). 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 Sydney CareerHub
- 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