Virtual Careers Fair connects students and employers

Published 17 April 2020

COVID-19 might have delayed your graduation ceremony, but it doesn’t have to delay your career plans.

Whether you’re interested in the defence forces, banking, public service, teaching, a legal career, engineering or working in nursing, speech pathology, occupational therapy or more, thanks to technology it’s easier than ever to find out what your job options could be when you graduate.

This Thursday 23 April, from 11am to 1pm, the University is hosting a Virtual Careers Fair with more than 25 employers who are currently recruiting for hundreds of graduate roles, most of which will start in 2021.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to hear directly from graduate recruiters who can give you an idea of what they are looking for and how you can improve your applications,” said Leanne Baker, Manager of Careers and Employability at Southern Cross.

“They’ll be talking about graduate programs both nationally and internationally, internship opportunities, as well as the skills and experiences you’ll need. It’s a great chance for all students, from first year to those about to graduate, to get ahead of the game.”

The Virtual Careers Fair will have general and specialist sessions with the opportunity to network with recruiters and ask questions in real time.

Check out the list of participating organisations:

Australian Public Service Commission (All degrees)
Within the portfolio of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet as well as other diverse roles.

Catholic Education  (Degrees: Education)
Catholic schools are at the forefront of the Church's mission of serving and suppor​​ting the people of the Archdiocese of Brisbane.  There are 140 locations across south-east Queensland and they are looking for future teacher leaders who share their values.

Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand (Degrees: Business & Management, Accounting)
CA ANZ are the professional body covering chartered accountants.

Defence Jobs Australia (All degrees)
If you enjoy high-adrenalin activities and have the qualities to become an inspirational leader and trainer, the Defences Forces could be for you. Recruiting a variety of positions.  

Department of Education NSW (Degrees: Education)
Recruiting in early childhood, primary school, secondary school, vocational education, adult, migrant and higher education in the state of New South Wales, Australia.

Indigenous Careers – Australian Government  (All degrees)
Positions are available in up to 30 Australian Public Service and Commonwealth agencies for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people who have, or will have, completed an undergraduate degree or higher between January 2016 and January 2021.

Inside Sherpa (All degrees)
Inside Sherpa provides free virtual internships at some of the world’s top firms.  A virtual internship? What's that? Come along and find out.

Leidos (Degrees: Engineering, IT, Business & Management, Mathematics, Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences, Sciences)
Leidos is Australia's largest commercial supplier of intelligence services to the Australian Government. 

Feros Care (Degrees:  Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology, Nursing, Accounting, HR)
Feros Care offers services in many areas, including residential aged care, home care, home maintenance, veteran's services, and community care.

Honeywell  (Degrees: Engineering, Business & Management, IT, Mathematics)
Honeywell is a Fortune 100 company that invents and manufactures technologies in energy, safety, security, productivity and global urbanization. They offer a variety of entry points including graduate programs and internships.

Minter Ellison (Degrees: Law)
One of Asia Pacific's leading law firms.

NSW Health, including Lismore Mental Health Services (Degrees: Nursing, Midwifery)
NSW Health pride themselves on their CORE values (Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment) and will be offering a number of roles in metropolitan and regional areas. 

NTT  (Degrees: Engineering, Business & Management, IT, Mathematics, Sciences)
NTT is a global technology services company bringing together the expertise of leaders in the field, including NTT Communications, Dimension Data, and NTT Security.

Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (NSW) (Degrees: Law)
The ODPP offers career opportunities in a range of roles as lawyers, paralegals, administrative support officers and witness assistance officers.

ON-Q Human Resources
Provide support for final year students and graduates with disability to transition into employment.

Point to Point Education (Degrees: Education)
If you’re a qualified teacher, Point To Point Education can place you in a job in the UK.

Public Service Commission NSW (All degrees)
The NSW Government Graduate Program offers an 18-month program with three rotations across different government agencies. 

Queensland Law Society (Degrees: Law)
QLS represent the interests of Queensland lawyers and advises in the areas of ethics, advocacy, practice management and professional development.

Social Futures (Degrees: Social Welfare, Social Work, Psychology, Disability, Youth)
Provides training, development, sector support and advocacy for the community sector.

Somerset Storyfest (Degrees: Event Management, Creative Arts)
Storyfest is the writers festival for the Gold Coast, hosting events throughout the year and connecting with the wider Gold Coast community and beyond.

Teach for Australia  (Degrees: Engineering, Education, Maths, IT & Computer Sciences; Finance, Accounting, Economics & Business Administration; Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences; Law & Legal Studies; Sciences)
Teach For Australia is part of a global movement dedicated to breaking the cycle of educational disadvantage through teaching and leadership in education.

Teach In (Degrees: Education)
Teach In recruits into the UK teaching profession by working in conjunction with schools to train their own teachers.

Teaching Jobs London (Degrees: Education)
Teaching Jobs London are part of Engage Education, recruiting temporary or permanent teachers into the UK.  

Teach Queensland (Degrees: Education)
Recruiting teachers in a range of teaching and specialist roles — primary, junior secondary, secondary and special education in approximately 1,240 schools around Queensland.

Thomas Noble Russell  (Degrees: Business & Management, Accounting)
TNR is a leading mid-tier chartered accounting firm in regional NSW and South East Queensland with approximately 80 staff and partners.

Westpac (All degrees)
Westpac Group is looking for original thinkers and innovators from all fields of study including scientists, engineers, technologists and even historians.

WorkXtra (Degrees: Occupational Therapy)
Xtra AgedCare & Xtra HomeCare are part of the mobile health division of Zenitas Healthcare, working across both the aged care and community sectors,


Media contact: Leanne Baker, 07 5589 3116