RMIT Vietnam NewsMajor employers meet students at careers event

Major employers meet students at careers event

Friday, November 11, 2011 - 11:59
Students exploring various career and internship opportunities
A photo of RMIT University Vietnam volunteers and Representative of Unilever

Major employers from across Hanoi took part in a Careers Expo held today at RMIT International University Vietnam.

The event at RMIT's Hanoi campus drew more than 1,000 students to see display stands and activities staged by employers, showing latest career opportunities and trends in the marketplace.

Students were given first-hand advice on local and international careers available in a wide range of major companies including KPMG, Unilever, CB Richard Ellis, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Intercontinental Hotel Group, Savills, Sheraton Hanoi Hotel, and around 15 others as the culmination of a week-long 'Careers Week' held on the campus.

Sponsors of this year's event included Unilever and the professional accountancy association, CPA Australia.

Students also had the opportunity to attend information sessions conducted by these organisations, allowing them to gain valuable tips and knowledge help launch their careers.

Using the theme "I am the author of my own story", the careers fair and other events earlier in the week together made up a week-long Careers Week on Hanoi campus.

The Weeks aimed to help inspire students to find the right career path for their future.

Other activities as part of Career Week included panel discussions with successful employers, sharing their own career stories, and workshops covering careers prospect related to each of the four academic streams offered at Hanoi campus: Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Accounting and Management/Human Resources Management.

"Today's Careers Expo and all our other Career Week activities demonstrate RMIT's commitment to ensure our graduates will be highly employable and fully prepared for graduation", RMIT Vietnam President Professor Merilyn Liddell said today.

"This week-long event is a major commitment each year, in cooperation with industry, to help our students develop the skills and awareness they need to successfully launch their careers."

"We encourage our students from the earliest stages of their studies to understand the importance of career planning. That includes establishing relationships with companies, learning about the job market and taking the first steps to connect with their future careers."

RMIT's philosophy was built around creating "work ready" graduates, and today's successful Careers Expo was an important part of this process, she added.

A new Careers Centre Hanoi was also officially launched at RMIT's Hanoi campus this week, to provide more ongoing career information resources to RMIT students in Hanoi.

A similar Career Week was organised at RMIT's Ho Chi Minh City campus in August.