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Careers Fair Opens Doors for Graduates

Hundreds of students and recent graduates came together with leading employers from around the country at Bond's biggest ever Careers Fair on March 13.

Over 600 students attended the Annual Careers Fair to meet face-to-face with 39 graduate employers who were eager to promote their organisation and graduate and internship opportunities.

Among the employers who attended were Clayton Utz, Aldi, Defence Force Recruiting, The Australian Government, Michael Sing Lawyers, The Raptis Group, Queensland Police, ABN AMRO Morgans, National Australia Bank, The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO), Centrelink, Gold Coast City Council, Brisbane City Council and many others.

Kirsty Mitchell from the Career Development Centre said she received glowing feedback from employers on the quality of the students and graduates they spoke with.

"Across the board, employers were very positive and consistently commented on the high calibre of Bond graduates.

"Specifically, they were impressed with their superior communication skills, motivation and career goals, enthusiasm and impeccable personal presentation.

"One employer even commented the Bond students were the best they’d seen by far; which, given this employer takes part in Careers Fairs around the country, was a very positive reflection on the University," Ms Mitchell said.

Students were also full of praise for the event, and made the most of the opportunity to learn more about the employment options on offer by some of the nation’s top companies.

The Careers Fair is just one of the many services offered to students by the Career Development Centre.

"It is the highlight of the busy schedule of regular events we host, ranging from careers workshops, ‘de-orientation’s, student and employer networking events and the annual Career Development Week; not to mention the one-on-one consultations we offer to students seeking career advice on a daily basis," Ms Mitchell said.

Plans for the 2009 Careers Fair are already underway. Companies wishing to be involved in next year’s fair should contact Kirsty Mitchell at the Career Development Centre on 07 5595 3388, or email [email protected]

View our Career's Fair Photo Gallery here.

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