External career related events

2016 Competitions

EY Survive the Panel Competition

EY have launched their Survive the Panel competition to encourage students to pitch an idea to a panel of judges. Sometimes the biggest ideas are born from the simplest of observations.
Four entries will be chosen as finalists to pitch to their panel of judges at the EY Melbourne office on 6 October 2016. Finalists will battle it out to win a share of $20,000 to make their idea a reality.

Applications: Applications are now open and will close 2 September 2016.

Further information can be found here.

AMP University Challenge

The AMP University Challenge is a unique opportunity to combine your technical knowledge with your communication skills in a real-world scenario. You could also win up to $5,00 in prize money, FPA membership and more.

The purpose of the Challenge is to showcase how exciting and fulfilling this industry can be, and to help you experience first-hand what it takes to be successful as a financial planner. In other words, this enables you to see if this is the right career for you, and if it is, you can dive right in when you complete your studies.

Applications: Applications are now open and will close 26 September 2016.

Further information can be found here.

ON, powered by CSIRO

ON, powered by CSIRO, will bring together Australia’s most exciting researchers with leading entrepreneurs and inspiring mentors to fast-track great research that has the potential to address some of the biggest challenges facing humankind today.

ON Prime A part-time pre-accelerator program that helps research teams validate a fit between their idea and a real world problem.

ON Accelerate A structured full-time accelerator program for research teams to validate and develop high potential innovative ventures.

Applications: for ON Prime open on the 1 August and close 19 August

Further information can be found here.

2016 Events

Ernst & Young Wear it Purple Breakfast

Support and empower LGBTI people
When: Friday 26 August, 8–10am
Where: EY Sydney Office, 200 George Street, Sydney
Dress: A touch of purple
RSVP: Here

Join EY for their Wear It Purple breakfast to hear about how members of EY’s LGBTI community is supported in the working world. The morning will include a panel of speakers from EY's Unity group, featuring recent graduates to partners, sharing their experience of being out and proud in the business world.

Chartered Accountants ANZ Semester 2 Events

Chartered Accountants ANZ are running a number of events throughout semester two focused on upskilling students through interactive workshops

  • FMAA Professional Services Evening: Thursday 18 August, 5.30–8pm
    Special guest: General Manager – Members, CA ANZ
  • CA & EBE Afternoon Tea: Tuesday 30 August, 4–5.40pm
  • Superwoman Series: Networking (NOW): Wednesday 31 August, or Tuesday 6 September, (TBC) 4–6pm
  • Superwoman Series: Negotiation (NOW): Wednesday 14 September, 4–6pm
  • Prosperity Series: Leadership & Emotional Intelligence (FMAA): Tuesday 18 or Wednesday 19 October
  • First Year Development Day: Tuesday 25 October
    Feat. HR from multiple organisations!

Further information at charteredaccountantsanz.com

Contact Singapore’s Opportunities@Singapore 2016 career and networking event

When: Saturday 27 August 1–3.30pm
Where: Mercure Sydney, 818-820 George St Ultimo NSW 2007
Register here

Join Contact Singapore for their Opportunities@Singapore 2016 career and networking event. Meet leading Singapore-based organisations, and find out about the career opportunities they have to offer.

Light refreshment will be provided. Attendees will also receive a FREE goodie bag with a mystery Singapore gift and a FREE executive photo taken by a professional photographer onsite!

KPMG Careers Fair

When: Thursday 25 August, 2–5pm
Where: KPMG Sydney, Barangaroo
Dress: Business Attire
Register here

Interested in a career at KPMG?
KPMG are proud to announce that they will be hosting their very first KPMG In House Careers Fair in their brand new Barangaroo office! You will have the opportunity to meet with their business professionals and obtain an insight in to what your career would look like at KPMG!
KPMG are committed to providing an open and friendly environment for their talent that offers long-term growth, constant challenge and generous rewards.

Deloitte STEM Insight Night

When: Tuesday 23 August 6.00-8.00pm
Register here

This is not a standard show and tell evening about what we do – you get the chance to actually experience what we do and how we help our clients with their complex technology and digital issues (using real client work). This interactive evening will include protecting clients against cyber risk and cyber crime, assessing and mitigating organisational risk and much more!

Registration is open to all students currently studying a bachelor or postgraduate Science, Technology, Engineering or Math focused degree.

DISCO Sydney Career Forum 2016 Job Fair for Japanese-English bilinguals

When: Saturday & Sunday 10–11 September, 9.30am–6.30pm
Where: Australian Technology Park, Sydney - Atrium Bay 4
Suite 3220, Locomotive Workshop/2 Locomotive St, Eveleigh NSW 2015
Register here

If you are a Japanese-English bilingual job-seeker hoping to work in Japan or for a Japanese company then this event is for you! The Sydney Career Forum gives you the chance to meet face to face with hiring companies looking specifically to recruit global talent such as yourself.

Many Japanese companies are also interested in recruiting non-Japanese speakers with outstanding science or technical skills. If you are a non-Japanese speaker who would like the opportunity to work in Japan and/or for a Japanese company, this event could also offer invaluable support in your job-search.

InfoTrack- Meet Up Coding & Careers

When: Thursday 15 September, 6–8.30pm
Where: InfoTrack, Level 8, 135 King Street, Sydney
Register here

InfoTrack are very proud to be sponsoring a Career & Coding MeetUp at their city offices. This fantastic workshop is there for grad developers or even any individuals with a passion for technology and coding to come along and listen to some fantastic talks on the current coding world. Their in house developers will be delivering some amazing talks on coding techniques, the latest buzz words and what it’s like to be a developer! You will learn and hear about new technologies and get invaluable career advice. Pizza and soft drinks provided on the night.

Limited to 50 spaces so please RSVP TODAY

Shanghai Chinese Talents Job Fair

When: Saturday 24 September, 10am–6pm
Where: German Center, 88 Keyuan Road, Shanghai Pudong, China
Register here

Shanghai is calling for Chinese students who have studied abroad. The city needs your talents, your knowledge and your skills. Come to the Shanghai fair and meet more than 20 big international companies from various sectors and industries.

Registering for this event to see the latest participating companies and job offers. Selected participants will be able to get an interview with potential employers on the day of the fair.


  • Chinese or Mandarin native-speaking people
  • 0 to 5 years of work experience
  • Studied abroad, preferably in Australia, Canada, Germany, France, Japan, Great Britain and the USA.

2016 Deloitte Development Program

Our Deloitte Development Program is a two-day interactive program, offering you professional development and an insight into life at Deloitte. There may also be the opportunity to secure a summer vacation position following this program.

You are eligible to apply if you meet one of the following criteria:
-Completing your first year of a three year degree; or
-Completing your second year of a four year degree; or
-Completing your third year of a five year degree.

Our Deloitte Development Program takes place on the 28th and 29th September 2016.

Applications open: Tuesday 19th July

2016 EY Career Compass Program

When: Wednesday 27 – 28 September

Do you think the world can work better? EY is looking for students from a range of disciplines including accounting, commerce, law, engineering, science, information technology, information systems, actuarial studies, economics, and human resources who:

  • are keen to kick-start their career before graduation and learn as much as they can about professional services
  • have a range of interests outside study and are focused on achieving personal and professional goals

Learn more about yourself, develop interpersonal skills and understand how to make smart career decisions. The EY Career Compass Program will give you the direction you’re looking for.

To be eligibility for this program you must be:

  • In your first, second or third year of your degree if you are on track to graduate in mid or late 2018
  • An Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident
  • Available for all two full days of the program 2 days from 27 – 28 September 2016

Further information can be found here
Applications: Applications close 26 August 2016