Students set a course for success with careers expo

Students set a course for success with careers expo

Over 950 year 10-12 students from 12 local high schools took advantage of the opportunity to learn about their career and educational pathways at EQIP Gladstone’s annual Careers Expo in May.

EQIP Operations Manager Nicole Allison said after having to cancel last year’s expo due to COVID-19 and hold it virtually, it was “great to be back in-person”.

“The careers expo is an amazing opportunity for local students, this year participants had the opportunity to speak directly with over 44 exhibitors from a range of sectors including tourism, civil construction, colleges and universities and training and employment providers,” she said.

“When you’re not sure what the best career for you is, talking to someone who works in the industry, who can help you understand more about a job, is a great place to start.

“The expo provides students with this opportunity, which is really invaluable at the start of their career journey when you have so many training and learning pathways to consider.”

Students who missed out on attending the expo can download a copy of the event booklet via

Ms Allison said she would like to thank everyone who made the expo possible.

“From the staff and student volunteers and exhibitors to our priority partners including CQUniversity, Gladstone Regional Council, Here for Gladstone, NRG, Gladstone Ports Corporation and Racing Queensland, thank you for your support,” she said.

“Feedback from the expo has been extremely positive with many teachers describing it as informative and a hit with their students. Community support for the event is super important for its continued success.”

EQIP is a not-for-profit organisation that acts as a central point to facilitate collaboration between schools, business, industry and the community.

If your organisation is interested in taking part in the 2022 Careers Expo contact the EQIP Team on


EQIP’s Top Interview Tips

  • Look sharp – dress professionally.
  • Don’t show up empty handed – take a copy of your resume and/or a portfolio/ sample of your work.
  • Arrive early
  • Have enthusiasm – the hiring manager will want to see that you’re passionate about the job.
  • Listen carefully – don’t interrupt when the other person is talking.
  • Don’t mention money – unless you are asked about it.
  • Ask questions – bring a list of questions that are relevant to the interview.
  • End on the right note – your last question should be “what are the next steps from here”.