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New Zealand's Centre of Excellence for Power Engineering. University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

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Careers Convention

The Careers Convention is an annual event where recent Electrical Engineering graduates and senior engineers from the electricity industry meet our current Electrical Engineering students and guests, to discuss career opportunities and pathways for young engineers.


Date to be announced!

Past Conventions


Our recent Careers Convention was held on Wednesday 27 July 2016. We were lucky enough to have Andrew Renton, Senior Principal Engineer at Transpower as our keynote speaker. Andrew presented an overview of the electricity industry, the different sectors that comprise the industry and the diverse range of opportunities for electrical engineering graduates. Key companies present included BECA, EEA, Electrix, Marlborough Lines, Meridian, Mitton ElectroNet, Orion, PBA, PowerCo, Transpower and Cigre.

Shaking hands and learning more about exciting opportunities!


Andrew Renton gives the keynote speech.


Panel members and students listening to Andrew.


The 2015 Careers Convention took place on Tuesday 28 July 2015. Key companies present included BECA, Meridian, Transpower, and Orion, and the keynote speaker was Dr Wade Enright, a senior lecturer at UC.

Dr Wade Enright gives the keynote speech.


A student learns more about career options at a Transpower stand.


The event is popular with students interested in learning about their future career options.