For Students

Question to ask employers

  • What disciplines are you recruiting from?
  • How many graduates are you looking to recruit?
  • What is the recruitment process?
  • When are your closing date?
  • Do you have a graduate program?
  • Do you have vacation positions?
  • What are the main career pathways within your organization for graduate with my background?
  • What personal qualities do you look for in a graduate?
  • What particular skills and experience does your organization value?
  • What are the benefits and challenges of working at your organisations?
  • How does your organization value postgraduate study/specialization?

Question employer may ask you

While interviews will not be carried out at the fair, the company representative may ask you a number of questions.  You must be prepared to talk about yourself, your interest and your goals.

  • Why are you attending the Curtin Internship & Placement Fair?
  • What attracted you to study this degree?
  • Where do you see your career beginning and why?
  • What is important for you in an employer?
  • What are your long-term career goals?
  • What do you know about our organisation?
  • Why would you like to work with our organisation?
  • Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
  • What do you feel your strengths and weaknesses are?
  • What work experience do you have?
  • What have you done along side your degree to increase your chances of securing a graduate position?


Make the most of the Online Internship & Placement Fair

(i) Review the list of companies attending the Internship & Placement Fair to identify employers you would like to contact.

(ii) Practice what you might say to potential employers, you should include:

  • Your name
  • Your degree
  • When are you graduating
  • Types of roles you are seeking
  • Any work experience you have

(iii) Talk to the employers, don’t just collect the freebies!

(iv) Develop some questions for the employers and write them before you start standing them message or email.

(v) Make a note of all the important information, like closing date, application processes and visa requirements.

(vi) Collect business cards and write notes to help you remember the employers you contacted.