Helping students make career connections

Flinders’ Careers and Employability Service is hosting annual Joblink Summits during March and April to connect students and recent graduates with industry partners and foster meaningful conversations about future employment and career options.

The ‘summit format’ was introduced in 2018, replacing the old-fashioned ‘career expo’ model, to allow potential employers to address all attendees in a conference-style format before hosting smaller information sessions with interested students.

Joblink Summits are highly relevant to penultimate and final year students and recent graduates. Staff are asked to encourage students to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to develop connections with employers.

“The format offers a reduced number of carefully selected industry partners the opportunity to connect with a large number of students and recent graduates, encouraging deeper and more personalised conversations,” says Flinders University Employer Liaison Recruitment Coordinator, Philippa Spencer.

“80% of students who attended the 2018 Summits made a valuable connection with an employer, and industry attendees commented on the improved quality of conversations with students” Ms Spencer says.

The South Australian Government has signed on again as Major Sponsor of Flinders’ Joblink Summits and will leverage the platform to promote the ‘I WORK FOR SA’ jobs portal.

Bookings can be made at CareerHub via OKTA.

Science & Technology Summit | Thurs 14 March 10am-1pm | Bedford Park Campus  
Industry Partners: Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI), Department of the Premier and Cabinet (Cyber Security area) (DPC), Attorney General’s Department (Public Safety Solutions area) (AGD), Department of Energy and Mining (DEM), SA Police (SAPOL), BAE, GHD, BHP, Australian Securities Intelligence Office (ASIO), Department of Human Services, Chamonix, Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), Arup, Nova Group, Defence Force Recruiting, Department of Defence, Adecco, Australian Taxation Office (ATO), Environmental Institute of Australia and New Zealand Inc. (EIANZ), KPMG and Project Everest


Business & Government Summit | Thurs 14 March 5pm-7pm | Bedford Park Campus

Industry Partners: Department of Industry and Skills (DIS), Department of Human Services (DHS), Department of the Premier and Cabinet (DPC), ATO, Department of Defence, Local Government Association, Project Everest, Ernst & Young (EY), Harvey Norman, Woolworths, RAA, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Adecco, Westpac/BankSA, Department of Infrastructure Regional Development and Cities, KPMG and BAE


Society & The Arts Summit | Mon 18 March 10am-1pm | Bedford Park Campus

Industry Partners: Department of the Premier and Cabinet (DPC), SA Police (SAPOL), Tic SA (formerly SATIC), Rising Sun Pictures, Local Government Association, Arts Industry Council SA, Project Everest, Southern Volunteering, KwP, NDIS, Relationships Australia and Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)

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