Careers expos

Find out about the careers expos coming up on campus to meet employers who are keen to talk to you about graduate recruitment or internship opportunities.

Whether you are a student or recent graduate, careers expos are an excellent opportunity to meet employers and professional organisations in person. Practice your networking skills and find out what it is that recruiters are looking for. Participating in an expo can help you to make career decisions and feel more confident to take the next steps, either towards an internship or your first graduate role.

The Careers expos are run throughout the academic year and follow a simple, informal format over a two to three-hour advertised period.

Career expo dates for 2022

Trimester 2 careers expo—Thursday 28th July 2022

Careers Expo Directory PDF

11am-2pm, The Hub, Kelburn

Our Trimester 2 expo is aimed at employers who are looking to engage with students from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds. Its mid-year placement is timed to align with organisations who are hiring at this time of year, such as government departments and those who need to fill summer intern positions. This is a great opportunity to connect with a broad range of organisations and industries, get a feel for the job market and start to explore your options. Careers and Employment will be there for advice and offering a CV checking service.

Science and Health careers webinar series

In 2022 the Science and Health careers expo was a webinar series.

If you are a student at Te Herenga Waka and were unable to attend but would like to access a recording of the session please contact careers-service@vuw.ac.nz. Indicate which organisations you are interested in and provide your student ID in the email.

Employers and organisations participating in the Science and Health careers webinar series included:

ARGMinistry of Health
Capital and Coast District Health BoardMinistry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT)
Department of CorrectionsNZDF
Eagle TechnologyNew Zealand Occupational Hygiene Society
ENGEOPaihau-Robinson Research Institute
Environment Institute of Australia and New ZealandSamaritans Wellington
Ferrier InstituteTauranga City Council
GlaxoSmithKlineVolpara Health Technologies
Government Health and Safety Lead TeamWaka Kotahi
Infosys LimitedWorkbridge
L’Arche KapitiYouthline
Measurement Standards LaboratoryZOZO New Zealand

Tech careers webinar series

In 2022 the Tech careers expo was a webinar series.

If you are a student at Te Herenga Waka and were unable to attend but would like to access a recording of the session please contact careers-service@vuw.ac.nz. Indicate which organisations you are interested in and provide your student ID in the email.

Employers and organisations participating in the Tech careers webinar series included:

AbsoluteIT

Grant Thornton NZ

Accenture

KPMG

Air New Zealand

Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI)

Atlassian

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT)

Datacom

SAP

Davanti

Summer of Tech

Eagle Technology

Volpara

EY

VUW Industry Alliance Programme (Prev. Wellington ICT Grad School)

Fast Enterprises, LLC

Xero

FNZ

Law and Commerce webinar series

In March 2022 the Commerce and Law careers expo was offered as a webinar series.

We look forward to holding an in-person Law and Commerce careers expo in March 2023.

How can I build confidence before attending an expo?

  • Attend with a group of friends or classmates: you can offer each other support in networking and approaching employers.
  • Attend one of Careers and Employments fantastic networking workshops before the expo.
  • Use our virtual elevator pitch builder and be more confident introducing and talking about yourself in a professional context.
  • Experience what the expo will be like with this quick video.
  • Come and see the Careers and Employment team in advance of the day or at our expo stand to help you decide which employers to approach.

Information for employers

Find out more about the range of careers expos, events and other ways we can help you promote opportunities for graduates, meet a large number of motivated students and increase your profile in our information for Employers.

The benefits of attending a careers expo

Experience a careers expo