On September 28, Bond University officially launched its new-look Career Development Centre (CDC), which will offer industry employers a full suite of professional recruitment services.
Designed to bring employers together with current Bond students and Alumni, the CDC’s on-campus office will be staffed by two full-time Employment Services Specialists, working in conjunction with industry-specific Careers Advisors attached to each of the university faculties.
Their personalised recruitment services will be complemented by the very latest e2e.net careers software and a comprehensive careers website offering employers easy access to potential job applicants.
“The software and website will allow employers to upload their company profiles and list job vacancies, graduate recruitment positions, internships and even work experience opportunities,” said Bond’s Employment Services Specialist, Kirsty Mitchell.
“For newly enrolled students still in the process of making career decisions, the company profiles and industry information will encourage them to explore options they may not have considered previously, while students closer to graduation will be able to identify a wide range of job prospects relevant to their chosen field.
“Perhaps most significantly for many employers, the website will also allow them to communicate with Bond’s extensive network of Alumni, enabling them to recruit qualified personnel with proven experience in the workplace.”
In addition to the website options, the CDC will provide a free recruitment service for graduates, interns and Alumni.
“As a relatively small university, Bond’s CDC staff and faculty-based Careers Advisors come to know all of our students very well,” said Ms Mitchell.
“As such, we can help employers by identifying the most suitable students for internships or recommending job applicants.
“We will also be giving employers an opportunity to meet potential recruits face-to-face in the more relaxed environment of our regular student/employer networking functions and career development training workshops.”
For students, the CDC will offer a total careers advisory service, ranging from career planning strategies through to job search and interview techniques.
“Essentially, the CDC will serve as the bridge between university and the ‘real world’, helping students to transform their qualifications into careers by forging links and facilitating contacts with potential employers from large and small organisations,” said Ms Mitchell.