International Students Careers Week 25 - 28 September 2017

This week of events showcased the many different careers available both in Australia and abroad.

This is information from the 2016 fair. Check back closer to the date for 2017 updates.

Fashion designer in Milan? Finance on Wall Street? PR powerhouse in London or the next tech genius in California? Whatever your dream, make it a reality.

International Students Careers Week can help get you there. Discover how you can kick start your global career through a series of workshops and industry events.

Saturday 5 September

Melbourne international student conference

Tuesday 8 September

Kick start your global career!

Wednesday 9 September

Career head start workshop for (international) students

Wednesday 9 September

International student job ready workshop

Thursday 10 September

How to navigate the Australian job market as an international student

Wednesday 23 September

LockIn China Virtual Career Fair

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Prepare yourself for a global future.

Melbourne international student conference

The Melbourne international student conference is an annual event bringing together students interested in developing themselves personally and professionally, and figuring out how they should engage each other and the world of work in a global marketplace.

Date:Saturday 5 – Sunday 6 September
Time: 9:30am–7:00pm
Location: Storey Hall, Building 16, 342 Swanston Street
Cost: $50 (plus $4 booking fee)
Register: Register for the conference

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Melbourne Global Careers Virtual Fair

The Melbourne Global Careers is the first virtual career development fair for university students in Victoria.

The fair will be live for 4 days, 7–10 September 2015. This is a great opportunity to explore and connect with employers, RMIT University careers staff other organisations from around the world. Discover the different career paths and opportunities to expand your horizons.

Registration opens on 1 August 2015 and is free to RMIT University students and recent graduates. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email, as well as updates and reminders leading up to the virtual event. This includes list of participating employers, work opportunities available in Australia and internationally during and after study, schedule of webinars and themed chat sessions, which help you better prepare for a successful career.

Please note: RMIT University careers staff will be online to chat from 3.00–5.00pm Monday to Thursday.

Date:Monday 7 September until 10 September
Location: Building 10, Level 8, Room 3.
Register: Register for the careers fair

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Kickstart your global career!

Thinking about working both domestically and internationally, or about developing your entire career globally? Hear from our expert panel with representatives of globally operating organisations including Ericsson, UGL, and H&M, about how to prepare and plan for a professional move overseas

Date: Tuesday 8 September
Time: 12–1.30pm
Location: Building 80, Level 4, Room 11.
Register: Register for the panel discussion

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Career head start workshop for (international) students

International graduate, careers coach and MatchConnect founder Dominic Soh will visit RMIT to provide advice on how to plan and organize your (Australia based) job search as an international student.

Presenter: Dominic Soh, M.EngMgt, B.MechEng(Hons), GradDip.Mgt

Dominic is the founder of Element Magazine, a life and careers development publication which reaches thousands of students in universities around Victoria. He has been investing in students through leadership courses and personal/professional development workshops for the past few years. Reaching out to international students is close to his heart because as one himself, he understands the issues and challenges they face.

Date: Wednesday 9 September
Time: 3–4.30pm
Location: Building 80, Level 9, Room 12.
Register: Register for the workshop

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International student job ready workshop

Meet former SA senior government executive Euan Miller from g'day [sa] and learn how international students and graduates can gain a career-start position in Australia

This workshop provides the unique employer perspective to the world of work to give international students a valuable head start.

The workshop covers:

  • the changes necessary to your resume to command attention from potential employers
  • the construction of unique letters of application that are not applicant focused but employer focused, which are critical for applicants to make the short list
  • knowledge of the questions likely to be asked in job interviews and how to answer these to best effect
  • in depth understanding of, and access to, the Australian business and work culture
  • apart from a university qualification, the essential skill set employers demand of all graduates
  • the opportunity to be embedded within business leaders’ networks and mentored to build your own business networks, get job referrals and, most importantly, gain a career start.

Presenter: Euan Miller MA Hons (Otago) GDM (NSW) MBA (Adel)

g'day SA

Euan is a director of g’day[sa], and past Governor of Rotary International, an educational and humanitarian service organisation made up of 1.2 M business and community leaders who donate their time and skills throughout 200 countries. Euan has had extensive national training experience and has a wide-ranging career in senior executive positions in both the public and private sectors.

Date:Wednesday 9 September
Time: 10am–2pm
Location: Building 10, Level 8, Room 3.
Register: Register for the workshop

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How to navigate the Australian job market as an international student

Do you find it challenging to compete with your domestic peers for professional opportunities in Australia? Do you have difficulties navigating the Australian job market? Come and hear success stories from international graduates who have managed to establish a local career.

Date: Thursday 10 September
Time: 5–6.30pm
Location: Building 5, Level 3, Room 1.
Register: Register for this event

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LockIn China virtual career fair

Planning to return or relocate to China after graduation? Kick start your job search with this comprehensive workshop and learn about successful strategies to navigate the relocation process. Networking included!

This workshop is brought to you by LockIn China in association with RMIT Careers and Employability. Please visit the LockIn China website for additional information.

In association with the workshop, LockIn China is running a virtual career fair all through August and September. Over 140 global and local organizations are looking forward to engaging online, more to sign up over the next couple of weeks. Start your search today and visit the virtual fair.

Date: Workshop – Wednesday 23 September
Time: Time: 4–8pm
Venue: Storey Hall, Building 16, 342 Swanston Street.
Register: Register for the career fair

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