Careers Expo

March 2025

Careers Expo is a free annual event that brings employers from a range of industries and faculties to our campus to meet Emmanuel students and alumni, and students from our neighboring Colleges. Students will have the opportunity to engage with industry professionals, gain insights into the recruitment process, explore career pathways, and connect with industry.

Our careers expo is centred around the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with a particular emphasis on employment, economic growth, and enhancing employability outcomes.

The event, held on the grounds of Emmanuel College, provides a chance for employers and recruiters to exhibit and showcase their opportunities to students and is a place for industry to meet their new round of talented graduates.

2024 Schedule Highlights

Exhibitors 2pm – 4pm

Panel Discussion 2pm “Creating Sustainable Jobs for the Future” focusing on employability in the evolving job market.

Networking Drinks (attendees and exhibitors) 3.30pm – 4pm

Registration will open Feb 2025


Check out some of our exhibitors who attended Careers Expo 2024, all who were keen to meet, speak with and hire students for graduate roles, vacation work, internships and more.


Is Careers Expo free to attend?

Yes, Careers Expo is a free event, for Emmanuel College students, alumni and any students from our neighbouring colleges who wish to attend.

Which employers will be at Careers Expo?

Once the exhibitor list has been finalised for Careers Expo 2024, the full list of organisations will be available on this webpage under Exhibitors.

To give you an idea of the range of exhibitors, please see a list below of who attended our Careers Expo 2023.

BHP, BDO, KPMG, Deloitte, Pilot Partners, Australian Signals Directorate, College of Law, Urban Utilities, PwC, Brisbane Catholic Education, Sports & Spinal, Gen Physio, Grant Thorton, Stanwell, FDM, Queensland Government.

Why should I attend Careers Expo?

This is your chance to meet with employers who want to speak with and employ students for graduate roles, vacation work, internships and more.

All our exhibitors that attend Careers Expo are dedicating time to Emmanuel College because they are interested in recruiting and engaging specifically with our student’s talent – YOU!

We have had a number of students in past years who have gained employment after meeting professionals and recruiters at our Careers Expo.

So come prepared. This is your time to shine!

I am an Emmanuel alumni, can I attend the Careers Expo?

Yes, definitely. We welcome Emmanuel College alumni, in particular those who are in their penultimate or final year of University.

I am from another College, can I come along for the afternoon?

Yes, we warmly welcome students from all UQ Colleges to come along to our Careers Expo event.

Do I need to register to attend?

Yes please. We are keen to get an idea of who is attending so we can plan catering and also understand who are residents of Emmanuel, who are alumni and who are our guests visiting from other Colleges.

How will I get a copy of my professional photograph?

We will be recording the contact details of each student who has their photograph taken so we can email the photos after the event.

Do I have to attend the whole time?

You can attend at any time throughout the event, but we recommend doing your research and thinking about which organisations are on your ‘target list.’ Once you know this, allow at least 10 minutes per employer as well as time to navigate and possibly wait for a free space at their booth.

You might also find new employers to visit so allow time for this too!

We also have a panel session at 2pm about employability in the evolving job market and at 3.30pm there is an opportunity to mingle with a diverse group of attendees and exhibitors at networking drinks.

What should I ask recruiters?

It is a great idea to research the companies you are interested in before coming to the Expo. This way the recruiters will know you are genuinely interested in what they do and working for them. Recruiters will be very impressed by your research and it will absolutely help you stand out.

By doing your research you will also come up with your own unique questions to ask. There may be a project they are working on, some news that has been released or a part of the graduate rotation program you are interested in.

Other things you may want to ask recruiters include:

  • How can I make my resume or cover letter stand out?
  • What kind of work experience can I do while at Uni that will be beneficial for working for your organisation in the future?
  • What is a standard day like for a graduate?
  • What kinds of projects might graduates get to work on in the first 1-2 years?
  • Is there further training or opportunities available?
  • What key attributes do you look for in graduates (academic results, personal achievements, extracurricular activities, work experience, references)?
  • Does your organisation offer internships or work experience?

Remember to be confident, prepared and keep eye contact!

Can I attend if I am in my first or second year of Uni?

Students from any year level or discipline are welcome to attend Careers Expo.

While Careers Expo is likely to be most suitable for final year students or those who have recently graduated and are looking for career options, each year level will find something to take away from the event.

First years may wish to research the kinds of industries and organisations that exist, and where their degree and interests can take them. Second or third year students may wish to speak with recruiters about the available and upcoming opportunities and what kind of experience they can be building now to become an ideal candidate in the future.

What are graduate and internship programs?

Generally, graduate and internship (vacation, work experience) programs are structured programs offered by certain organisations that help students and graduates navigate the working world and enter the workforce with ongoing career and professional development support.

The organisations that offer these programs are usually larger ones that you have probably seen or heard of before. They usually recruit large numbers of students and graduates and offer great opportunities for students’ early careers. That being said, there are also small to medium-sized businesses that offer internships and graduate programs, albeit on a smaller scale.

More information about graduate programs and other opportunities can be found in the Emmanuel College jobs portal, Prosple.

Contact Us

For further information about our Careers Expo, if you plan to attend or if you are an organisation keen to participate, please reach out to us at