What is The Big Meet?
The Big Meet is a one-day careers fair, organised by the AAGE, which is promoted to all students from all universities in each host city. Due to popular demand the AAGE hosted Big Meet events in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth during March 2013. Dates for 2014 are TBA.
THE BIG MEET PERTH - Friday 8 March 2013
THE BIG MEET MELBOURNE - Tuesday 12 March 2013
THE BIG MEET SYDNEY - Monday 18 March 2013
THE BIG MEET ADELAIDE - Friday 22 March 2013
THE BIG MEET BRISBANE - Monday 25 March 2013
The Big Meet Careers Fairs have been created as a result of feedback received from employers from both the private and public sector. Employers have asked for a cheaper or more efficient way of promoting themselves to potential candidates rather than attending several different careers fairs in the same city. Each Big Meet event is held at a purpose built exhibition venue at a central location.
The Big Meet Careers Fairs offer a range of unique benefits:
- Promote your organisation across an entire city in just a single day.
- Promote your organisation to students from several universities at a single event.
- Access over 2,000 genuine job seekers.
- Receive contact details for all candidates who pre-register for the event.
- Students wear badges indicating their university.
- Floor plan and exhibitor spaces clearly indicate the residency requirements of each exhibitor.
The Big Meet provides the perfect solution for exhibitors wishing to maximise their exposure to potential candidates whilst minimising their costs. If you have limited time, resources or budget, The Big Meet is the ideal way to reach the right students from a range of universities in one day. Feedback from previous exhibitors confirms The Big Meet as one of the best careers fairs in the country.
Over 175 organisations attended The Big Meet in 2013, including:
ABB Australia, Abercrombie & Fitch, ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), Accenture, ACS Foundation, AIESEC, Alcoa of Australia, AMP, ANZ, APP Corporation, Apple Retail, Arrium Mining and Materials, Arup, Attorney-General's Department, Aurecon, Aurizon, AusAID, Australia Post, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australian College of Applied Psychology, Australian Federal Police, Australian Government ICT Entry Level Programs, Australian Institute of Personal Trainers, Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees, Australian National Audit Office, Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA), Australian Secret Intelligence Service, Australian Taxation Office, Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development (AYAD), Baker Hughes, Barrick, BDO, BHP Billiton , Big Fat Smile, BP Australia, Cancer Council NSW, Capgemini Australia - Consulting, Technology, Outsourcing, CareerLounge, Chevron, Cisco Systems, Clough Projects Pty Ltd, Coles, Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing, ComSuper, Contact Singapore, CPA Australia, CRCC Asia, Crowe Horwath, Curtin University, Defence Force Recruiting, Deloitte, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF), Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Department of Defence, Department of Education (WA), Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (Vic), Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Department of Environment and Conservation (WA), Department of Finance (WA), Department of Finance and Deregulation, Department of Human Services, Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research & Tertiary Education, Department of Infrastructure and Transport, Department of Mines and Petroleum, Department of Regional Development and Lands, Department of State Development, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Department of Treasury (WA), Department of Veterans' Affairs, Dept. of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, Dept's of Sustainability & Environment and Primary Industries, Downer Mining, EnergyAustralia, Ericsson, FINSIA, Flinders University, Fortescue Metals Group, Fulton Hogan Pty Ltd, Gentrack, GHD, GMK Partners Chartered Accountants, GradConnection, Graduate Opportunities, Grant Thornton, Hatch, Hays Recruitment, Honeywell, HLB Mann Judd, IBM, INPEX, Institute of Chartered Accountants, Institute of Internal Auditors – Australia, Institute of Public Accountants, Intellectual Property Australia, Intergen, International Students and Business, KBR, KEAT International, Kiewit, KordaMentha, KPMG, Kraft Foods, La Trobe University, Lawler McGillivray, Leighton Contractors Pty Limited, Linfox Logistics, Lion, Logan City Council, L'Oreal Australia, LSA Recruitment, Main Roads WA, Mainfreight, Mars Australia, Meltwater Group, Monadelphous Group Limited, Moore Stephens Melbourne, Murdoch University, National Australia Bank, Navitas Professional, Newcrest Mining, Newmont Asia Pacific, Nexia Australia, Noble Resources, NRW Civil & Mining, NSW Trade & Investment, NSW Treasury, Pitcher Partners, Poacha, PPB Advisory, Procter & Gamble, Professional Pathways Australia, Public Transport Authority WA, PwC, Qantas, Queensland Government, Queensland Law Society, Raw Talent, Readygrad, Real Gap, Redflex Traffic Systems, Rio Tinto, Roads and Maritime Services NSW (RTA), SA Health, Schlumberger, Schneider Electric, Shell Australia, Sinclair Knight Merz, Southern Cross Care, SThree, Sydney Water, Teach For Australia, TEACH.NSW, Technip, Telstra, The Audit Office of NSW, The Ride to Conquer Cancer, The Tax Institute, Thiess, Think Employment, ThoughtWorks Australia Pty Ltd, TIC TWO - This Is China. The Internship Company, Toowoomba Regional Council, TransGrid, Unigrad, Unilever, University of Western Australia, Victoria University, Water Corporation, Westpac Group, WHK/Crowe Horwath, WHK Melbourne, Woodside, Woolworths, WorleyParsons, Xstrata.
AAGE Member Rates
AAGE Member organisations are entitled to a discounted rate to exhibit.
How To Book
Bookings for The Big Meet must be made online (and paid for online).
“If anything, too many people attend, but can't really call this a bad thing!”
“I attended this event and was surprised at how large it was. It was excellent and there was definitely a lot of choice for potential candidates.”
“Our first time in Perth and it was well worth it.”
“Very large venue which gave everyone lots of space. Candidates were well educated on what we offered and that we could only accept Australian citizens. We enjoyed ourselves.”
“A good amount of students from various universities.”
“Fantastic venue, fantastic attendance and good support from venue and Big Meet staff.”
“Very well run.”
“Well organised, good set up, good sized space allocated, high volume and quality of prepared candidates.”
“Great fair with excellent atmosphere. Definitely worth the trip.” “Excellent venue with nice big open spaces to chat with candidates.”
“Stand out Careers Fair - the best so far!”
“Name tags were a fantastic idea.”
“Very diverse range of students.”
“Great organisation, well advertised and good quality candidates from a range of universities and disciplines.”
“Best fair in Sydney - volume and quality.”
“Good variety of attendees. Good amount of space and facilities. I like the fact that names and emails are sent out to be contacted in the future.”
“Excellent event, very well organised and would definitely love to be involved again next year.”
“The event was well laid out and staff were extremely helpful and attentive.”
“Candidates had a great mindset for the opportunities we were providing them.”
“Good numbers of students and very engaged.”
The Big Meet Perth
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
21 Mounts Bay Road
The Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre is in a central location within easy reach of taxis, public transport and Perth airport, making access convenient for both students and employers. Further information on the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre can be found via this website: www.pcec.com.au
Palladium Room at Crown
8 Whiteman St
Palladium Room at Crown Casino is located on the southern bank of the Yarra River in Melbourne, within easy reach of taxis, public transport and Melbourne airport, making access convenient for both students and employers. Further information on Crown can be found via this website: www.crownmelbourne.com.au/
The Big Meet Sydney
Bayside Grand Hall
Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre
The Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre is in a central location within easy reach of taxis, public transport and Sydney airport, making access convenient for both students and employers. Further information on the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre can be found via this website: www.scec.com.au/
The Big Meet Adelaide
Friday 22 March 2013, 11.00am - 2.00pm
Adelaide Convention Centre
Looking over Torrens Lake and located on North Terrace, close to the heart of the city, the Adelaide Convention Centre is within easy reach of taxis, public transport and the airport, making access convenient for both students and employers. Further information on the Adelaide Convention Centre can be found via this website: www.adelaidecc.com.au
The Big Meet Brisbane
Sofitel Brisbane Hotel
The Sofitel Brisbane Central is located immediately above Central Station, within easy reach of taxis, public transport and Brisbane airport, making access convenient for both students and employers. Further information on the Sofitel Brisbane can be found via this website: www.sofitelbrisbane.com.au/