[ProgSoc] SocMeet - Employer Networking Event - Tuesday 13 March 2012
Kara Grimsley (Executive Assistant)
execassistant at aage.com.au
Sat Mar 10 21:50:08 EST 2012
Free Networking Lunch with Sydney's Leading Employers
Dear Programmers' Society Representatives
Employer registrations have been steadily streaming in to meet your
society at SocMeet on Tuesday 13th March 2012. We wouldn't want your
Society to miss this chance to network with Sydney's leading employers!
Current registered employers include:
Accenture, Apple, BOC, Boral, Careers Central, Citi, Coca-Cola Amatil,
Contact Singapore, Coty Australia, Credit Suisse, Ernst & Young,
Google, JXT Consulting, NSW Treasury, OneSteel, PPB Advisory,
Professional Pathways Australia, Procter & Gramble, Protiviti,
RailCorp, Reckitt Benckiser, Robert Walters, Teach.NSW (NSW Department
of Education and Communities), Telstra, The Association of Chartered
Certified Accountants, The Unimail Group, The University of Sydney
Business School, WorleyParsons.
And more to come!
Thank you to everyone who has registered for SocMeet so far. Places at
this event are still available but they fill up fast.Please register to
secure your Society's place at this event.
Please see below for a reminder of the event outline for SocMeet.
What is SocMeet?
"SocMeet" is a networking meeting which is attended by representatives
of Sydney's leading employers and representatives of faculty student
societies from all of the metropolitan universities in Sydney. It
represents an opportunity for you to promote your Society and the
opportunities you have for employer involvement.
Who Should Attend?
We would like to invite your Society to send a suitable
representative(s) to SocMeet on Tuesday 13th March. To keep numbers to
a manageable level we are suggesting that each Society sends up to
three representatives. Who you send is entirely up to you - it may be
your President, your Sponsorships Secretary, your Employer Liaison
Who else is being invited?
We have extended an open invitation to all employers in the Sydney
market to attend SocMeet so we anticipate a cross section of local and
national employers will be in attendance. We have also invited
representatives of faculty student societies from all of Sydney's
universities. So there is the prospect that we will have several
similar societies in attendance representing different Sydney
universities (e.g. a number of different Law Societies).
SocMeet - Event Details
Date: Tuesday 13th March
Time: 11:30am – 1:30pm
Catering: Lunch (Free)
Venue: Ernst & Young, Ernst & Young Centre, 680 George St, Sydney
Register for SocMeet
Please confirm your Society's attendance at SocMeet by completing a
short online registration form which is accessible by clicking the link
below. Please ensure that each of your Society's representatives
completes the registration form. We use the registration details to
create name badges and a list of attendees as well as order the correct
amount of catering.
Spaces for SocMeet are limited. Please register as early as possible to
secure a spot for your Society.
Click here to register for SocMeet or paste this link into your
We have added further background information in the "Fine Print"
section below. We will be in touch with registered delegates nearer the
date of SocMeet. Please let me know if you have any questions in the
Australian Association of Graduate Employers Ltd (AAGE)
Email: execassistant at aage.com.au
3. mailto:execassistant at aage.com.au
THE FINE PRINT
Here are some more details:
What is the Purpose of SocMeet?
The purpose of SocMeet is to build stronger links between employers and
student societies. Employers are interested in raising their profile on
campus and in attracting graduates into their workforce. They are
particularly interested in developing strong ties with student
societies which represent specific university faculties. Some of the
issues of importance to student societies are raising funds and
providing their members with access to future employment opportunities.
Our aim is to bring together employers and student societies at the
same event to understand how both groups may be able to work together
for mutually beneficial outcomes. We recognise that some student
societies already have ties with particular employers or industry
associations. These existing relationships will continue - SocMeet is
an opportunity for everyone to meet everyone else.
SocMeet is being organised by The Australian Association of Graduate
The Australian Association of Graduate Employers
The Australian Association of Graduate Employers (AAGE) is the peak
industry body representing employers that recruit and develop
Australian graduates. The AAGE is similar to a student society in that
we are a not-for-profit association funded entirely by our membership.
In the case of the AAGE, our members are all employers who share a
common interest in attracting, recruiting and developing graduates. The
AAGE has over 240 member organisations including a range of large,
medium and small employers from both the public and private sector. Our
members are drawn from a range of industries including engineering,
mining, professional services, law, banking, IT, government to name
just a few. Our members regularly recruit graduates from all Australian
universities. You can find out more information about the AAGE via our
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