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Red meat careers panel and professional development opportunity

Published:06 July 2020

The ICMJ’s Careers Expo will feature events to to assist university students and job seekers to start careers within the red meat industry.

University students seeking a career in the red meat industry must register soon if they wish to attend the ICMJ careers panel discussion and professional development components of the upcoming Intercollegiate Meat Judging Association (ICMJ) Careers Expo.

The first two events in the ICMJ’s Careers Expo, which runs from July 8-10, will focus on assisting university students and job seekers to put their best foot forward as they begin their career within the industry. These sessions will provide perfect training for the one-on-one virtual meetings with future employers, which are being offered via the Careers Fair Plus app on 10 July 2020.

On Wednesday, July 8, students and job seekers will be able to ask questions of four industry professionals who will discuss the range of career paths on offer, in-demand skill sets, and what employers are looking for in graduates via the ICMJ Careers Panel Q&A discussion. And on Thursday, July 9, students will get top tips from leading rural recruitment agency, Rimfire Resources as well as networking advice from the chief executive of Beef Australia Ian Mill at the ICMJ Professional Development Training Session.

Both the Careers Panel Q&A discussion and Professional Development Training Session are free, one-hour Zoom sessions and students must register to attend (see registration link in the below program).

ICMJ Careers Expo coordinator Rozzie O’Reilly said both events will give students a competitive advantage when they undertake their virtual meetings on day 3 of the Expo, as well as any future job interviews.

“We have already had a great response to our virtual meet-and-greets on Friday July 10 which just shows how many excited, young job seekers are out there ready to start their careers,” Ms O’Reilly said.

“Each of those graduates need to make sure they put their best foot forward during these meetings, and in others in the future, and we believe the sessions on Wednesday and Thursday will help them do that.”

The ICMJ Careers Panel Q&A discussion will include:

  • Margo Andrae, CEO of Australian Pork Limited
  • Troy Setter, CEO of Consolidated Pastoral Company (CPC)
  • Molly Greentree, Teys Graduate Program participant
  • Tom Bull, LAMBPRO Founder

The ICMJ Virtual Careers Expo program:

The ICMJ Careers Panel discussion will feature leaders from the beef, lamb and pork sectors, and representing producers, processors and R&D organisations. The panellists will discuss the range of career paths on offer, in-demand skill sets, and what employers are looking for in graduates. The webinar will be held at 12pm on Wednesday July 8 via Zoom – register at  https://cqu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUsdO-spzIqGdIrbRJoNvJQXa4yLj7TMtnJ.

The ICMJ Jobhunter Training Session will feature presentations from leading rural recruitment agency, Rimfire Resources, on top tips for jobseekers, as well as networking advice from the chief executive of Beef Australia Ian Mill. The training session will help prepare participants to meet prospective employers. The webinar will be held at 12pm on Thursday July 9 via Zoom – register at https://cqu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEoceuqrTotGN0UTRFLz3AVVdS5pINoE0Jw.

The ICMJ Virtual Careers Expo will enable students to hold one-on-one video meetings with prospective employers from more than 30 different agribusinesses from across the country. The meetings will be facilitated via phone app (Careers Fair Plus) and will take place on Friday July 10. Job seekers can book 10-minute meetings by downloading the Careers Fair Plus app, selecting Australian ICMJ from the list of upcoming events, setting up their own profile and uploading their CV. The ability to schedule appointments will be open until 5pm, 9 July 2020 via the App.