Orientation week 2014 workshops

orientation week stalls

The Careers Centre is hosting a range of workshops presented by a selection of employers, to provide insider tips on mastering your resume and interview skills and making a good first impression.

The following sessions are open to all students across all disciplines, with no need to register.


Wednesday 26 February


Thursday 27 February


Friday 28 February


Wednesday 26 February

Looking for casual work

Time: 11am-12pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre, Eastern Avenue Complex
Overview: Need casual or part-time work? Learn how to identify opportunities and effectively apply for jobs.

Careers Centre and CBA presents: Writing a winning resume

Time: 12-1pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre, Eastern Avenue Complex
Overview: This workshop is designed to give you the skills to make a great first impression with your resume when applying for graduate positions and internships. Learn how to outline your studies, experience and extra-curricular activities for maximum impact and focus your content to match job requirements.

About: At CommBank, we’re looking for graduates and summer interns from a wide range of disciplines who are passionate about developing their skills, taking hold of opportunities and meeting the needs of our customers.

For more information about graduate positions, visit: commbank.com.au/graduate

Careers Centre and RedBalloon presents: Tips to help you land your future dream job

Time: 1-2pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre, Eastern Avenue Complex
Overview: In this one-hour workshop you will gain tips on how to secure your future dream job. You will learn the importance of matching personal values with those of an organisation, gaining work experience and having a life outside of the office. There will also be a lucky door prize to win!

About: RedBalloon is an online experience gift retailer, founded in 2001. Considered the pioneer of experiential gifting in Australia and New Zealand, RedBalloon has been named one of the BRW Great Places to Work every year since 2009 – one of only 9 companies to make the list five years in a row.
www.redballoon.com.au

Careers Centre and Social Check presents: First Impressions Count – What do you look like online?

Time: 2-3pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre, Eastern Avenue Complex
Overview: Are you sending the right message to potential employers ? Did you know that 92% of employers will check social media as part of the recruitment process? Most people have a problem they don’t know they have. Learn the secrets of the 4 P’s for a professional online presence and be a competitive candidate.

About: Based in Sydney, Social Check was born to assist businesses to adapt and manage their brand and reputation; and help individuals understand the critical nature of the "new first impression", their online persona.
socialcheck.com

Maximising Careers Fairs

Time: 3-4pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre, Eastern Avenue Complex
Overview: Did you know that Careers Fairs are held on campus throughout the year? Find out how to make the most of Careers Fairs, from tips on networking with employers to identifying career options.

Careers Centre and Accenture presents: Networking– How to network and make connections

Time: 4-5pm
Venue: Auditorium, Eastern Avenue Complex
Overview: In this one hour session you will learn how to develop contacts, connect with employers, practise your opening lines and make a positive impression. Network with integrity – match your technique to your personal style and strengths.

About: Accenture is the world’s leading management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. We provide world-class thinking and strategic recommendations that help our clients work more efficiently and effectively. We help our clients solve specific human resources, customer management, operational or technology problems. We uncover problem areas and give our clients solutions to resolve them, to help them become high performance businesses and organisations.

For more information about graduate positions, visit:
www.accenture.com/grads


Thursday 27 February

Careers Centre and AIESEC presents: Making the most of your university experience

Time: 10-11am
Venue: New Law Lecture Theatre 024
Overview: This one hour session you will help you get the most out of your time here at Sydney Uni, by getting involved with clubs and societies, events, exchange programs and getting to know the services the university provides.

About: AIESEC is a student-run not-for-profit that provides young people the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to be a responsible, globally-minded entrepreneurial leader in the 21st century. We do this through our global exchange and leadership programs. AIESEC Sydney is the Sydney University branch of this global organisation with 90 000 members present in 124 countries.
www.aiesecsydney.org

Careers Centre and PricewaterhouseCoopers presents: How to succeed in an interview

Time: 11am-12pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre, Eastern Avenue Complex
Overview: This one-hour session is designed to maximise your performance during an interview. Gain an insight into the types of questions recruiters ask and learn how to structure answers with impact.

About: The huge diversity of our clients, and the range of their individual needs means there are enormous opportunities to work on projects which challenge and appeal to you. PwC is structured into the following business areas - Assurance, Consulting, Deals, Enterprises, Functions (in-house technology), Private Clients and Tax.
www.pwc.com.au

Looking for casual work

Time: 12-1pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre, Eastern Avenue Complex
Overview: Need casual or part-time work? Learn how to identify opportunities and effectively apply for jobs.

Careers Centre and EY presents: How to gain an internship or vacation program

Time: 1-2pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre, Eastern Avenue Complex
Overview: This session will give you a professional insight into finding a internships and vacation work opportunities using effective job seeking techniques. You will also gain tips on how to make the most of your work experience and networking skills to make a good first impression.

About: EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transactions and advisory services. Our 175,000 people are united by our shared values, which inspire our people worldwide and guide them to do the right thing, and our commitment to quality, which is embedded in who we are and everything we do.
www.ey.com/au/careers

Careers Centre and Teach.NSW presentHow to make a great presentations:

Time: 3-4pm
Venue: Auditorium, Eastern Avenue Complex
Overview: In this one-hour workshop you will learn how to deliver the key points of your project in an engaging and informative manner. You will also gain tips on how to get your message across to your audience and being confident.

About: Teach.NSW is the area of the NSW Department of Education and Communities responsible for promoting teaching as a career in NSW public schools. Teach.NSW provides information services on areas of current and future employment opportunities and pathways for those interested in teaching careers, and coordinates a web and social media presence for targeted campaigns.
www.dec.nsw.gov.au/about-us/careers-centre/school-careers/teaching


Friday 28 February

International Students Program: Overview and welcome

Targeting: International students across all disciplines
Time: 2-3pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre, Eastern Avenue Complex
Overview: Learn about the Australian job market, employer expectations, and Careers Centre services and programs for international students.