Deakin graduate recruitment service voted Australia's most popular

Media release
02 November 2018

DeakinTALENT has been recognised as the most popular careers service in Australia by the graduate recruitment industry for the second year running.

The accolade was announced by the Australian Association of Graduate Employers (AAGE) – the peak industry body representing organisations that recruit graduates – at its annual Graduate Recruitment Industry Association awards last night in Melbourne.

The award recognises the impact of the careers and employment services offered by DeakinTALENT by connecting Deakin students with employers and employment opportunities from the commencement of their course, and offering employers of Deakin graduates a free recruitment agency service.

Deakin Pro Vice-Chancellor for Graduate Employment Professor Dineli Mather said the sector-leading graduate employment initiatives implemented by the DeakinTALENT team over the past three years were another example of Deakin's commitment to providing students with outstanding services.

"Our programs and services are designed to empower students to secure their chosen employment path and build a successful career that aligns with their interests, values and skills, and to make it as easy as possible for employers to recruit Deakin graduates," Professor Mather said.

"Deakin's strategic goal in graduate employment is to prepare students for the jobs and careers of the future.

"This means not being defined or limited by what you study, understanding that being employed doesn't mean you have to be working for someone else, and accepting that you will have multiple jobs throughout your career journey. That's why our services are available to Deakin graduates for life."

The AAGE Award for Most Popular Careers Service was voted on by employers participating in the 2018 awards. Professor Mather thanked AAGE and the judging employers for recognising Deakin University for the second year in a row.

"In a business where employers determine the success of our strategy, this is the best kind of endorsement we can have," she said.

"We set out to delight our employers by giving them a seamless and engaging experience and making it as easy as possible for them to develop their brand, connect with our students directly and recruit graduates."

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