External career related events

2016 Competitions

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.

Strategy& Mentorship in a Scholarship

Strategy&, PwC’s strategy consulting team, is part of a fast-growing, global business with tremendous scale and the resources you need to forge a dynamic consulting career.

Everyone sees the world in their own unique manner. This diversity of perspective makes solving some of the world's most difficult issues possible, especially when solutions are driven by an individual's insight and creativity.

Tell Strategy& about something you would like to change, whether the idea is small or large, and how you would practically achieve this change.

You could receive $10K plus access to a Strategy& mentor for a year to support the development of the future leader in you.

Applications: Applications are now open and will close 30 September 2016.

Further information can be found here.

2016 Events

Shanghai Chinese Talents Job Fair

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

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.

The Communications Council Graduate Information Night

When: Tuesday 27 September, 6.30–7.30pm
Where: M&C Saatchi, 99 Macquarie St, Sydney 2000
Key Dates:

  • 14 September 2016: Applications Open
  • 27 September 2016: Sydney Information Night
  • 28 September 2016: Melbourne Information Night
  • 13 October 2016: Applications Close
  • 16 November 2016: Assessment Day
  • 21-25 November 2016: Final Interviews

The Communications Council are looking for graduates for their 2017 Graduate Program. Placements are offered in both Sydney and Melbourne in the area of Account Management and the program is suitable for grads keen to pursue careers in creative, PR, digital, experiential and activation agencies.

The Communications Council Graduate Information Night

CPA Australia International Student Forum 2016

When: Tuesday 4 October 5.30am–7.45pm
Where: CPA Australia - NS168004
Level 3, 111 Harrington Street, Sydney

This free event connects you with former international students who are now working in Australia and provides you with the opportunity to seek advice and access information to help you build a successful career in accounting and finance.

Learn how CPA Australia can support you throughout your career in Australia and globally.

This is your opportunity to:

  • Learn what support is available to international students in Australia
  • Hear from a panel of industry leaders who were international students
  • Gain insights into global employment opportunities

Graduan - Masca Australia Career Fair 2016

When: Tuesday 4 October 3–8pm
Where: Grace Hotel, 77 York St, Sydney

For the 12th year, talent from all over Australia get an opportunity to secure a career in Malaysia and this year in other ASEAN countries too! GRADUANĀ®, in collaboration with MASCA, is bringing to you leading employers with a desire to recruit ASEAN talents in Australia.

Resumes are encouraged to be submitted via registration by 21 September

RMS, Young Professionals present Diversity and Inclusion

When: Wednesday 5 October 8.30am–12.30pm
Where: Theatre, Australian Technology Park, 2 Locomotive Street, Eveleigh

Join the Roads and Maritime Services, Young Professionals Network for networking and morning tea, followed by a panel discussion including representatives spanning Senior Government and young professionals to debate the concept of 'diversity and inclusion’.

Keynote speakers include Tropfest winner and Silver Logie-winning actor Rob Carlton, Specialist Medical Administrator Dr Elizabeth Rushbrook and Special Olympics Australia Representative, Mel Eustace.


When: Friday 7 to Sunday 9 October
Where: Zoohackathon will be held on-site at Taronga Zoo
This is a free event, including free entry to the Zoo.

Are you a coder, creative or software development expert? Yes? Then Zoohackathon is for you!

Taronga is calling all animal lovers to put your skills to work to drive change by taking part in this global initiative that will bring together coders from across the world to tackle the challenge of illegal wildlife trade. – register today for more information and join the fight to develop solutions to tackle one of the greatest threats facing wildlife today.

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

  • 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

Women@BCG Networking Event

When: Thursday 20 October
Where: The Boston Consulting Group Sydney office
Register and submit a copy of your resume

BCG has a rich history of developing outstanding, influential female leaders. The proportion of female leaders at every level of BCG is growing, and they are consistently recognised as one of the world's best company for women to work in.

Women@BCG is your opportunity to network with the women of BCG, hear their stories, and gain an insight into what a career at BCG is like.

Academics International - UK Teacher Recruitment Event

When: Wednesday 26 to Thursday 27 October
Where: Sydney location

Academics International invite you to attend face to face interviews with visiting UK Principals in either Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne, this October.

These Principals will be looking to recruit for teacher roles beginning as early as January 2017. You will also be able to discuss opportunities for Easter 2017, and even as far ahead as the new academic year the following September.


Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) Programme

When: Thursday 13 October, Monday 24 October and Tuesday 1 November, 6–7.30pm
Where: Consulate-General of Japan, Level 12, 1 O'Connell Street, Sydney

The JET Programme seeks to enhance internationalisation in Japan by promoting mutual understanding between the people of Japan and those of other nations. Specifically, the Programme aims to enhance foreign language education in Japan, and to promote international exchange at the local level through fostering ties between Japanese and foreign youth.

It offers university graduates and young professionals the opportunity to serve in local government organisations as well as public and private elementary, junior high and senior high schools.

Applications close 18 November