Be recognised as one of Australia’s top future graduate talents and you might see your face in the Australian Financial Review. We put you through your paces and give you a taste of a full graduate recruitment process - even putting you in front of some of Australia’s top employers for interviews! The Top100 Awards is a truly unique experience to develop your application skills, communication skills, and personal branding to give your career a head start before you even graduate.


Meet Employers

Gain exposure to Australia’s top graduate employers.

Practise Applying

Try out a real recruitment process before experiencing the real thing.

Represent Your University

Help them rank higher in the Top100 University Awards.

Increase Your Profile

Enhance your professional profile being featured in The Australian Financial Review.


Should you reside outside of the greater Sydney area, GradConnection will organise your return flights and accommodation so you may attend. This is subject to terms, for further information, please contact [email protected]


How it works


Thousands of students apply to the Top100 Future Leaders competition as the first step in the comprehensive recruitment process

2. Testing - by Sova Australia

You’ll then complete a selection of psychometric tests commonly used by many of Australia’s top graduate employers

3. Video Interview - by Alcami Interactive

You’ll then complete a video interview, which has recently become an important step in a typical high-volume recruiting process

4. Assessment - by Chandler Macleod

You’ll then participate in an actual assessment centre run by Chandler Macleod, where you’ll be assessed directly by employers

5. Awards Night

The dozens of employers that participate in these applicant assessments will announce their results with the students and universities taking top honours on the night

6. AFR

All finalists, winners and universities are published in the AFR alongside our results for the Top100 graduate employers

student eligibility


You must:

  • currently reside in Australia
  • be enrolled as a student at an Australian university and be continuing your study into 2022 (undergraduate or postgraduate)
  • be available to attend a full day’s assessment centre and the awards evening that follows, if required, in February 2022 - noting that should you reside outside of the greater Sydney area, GradConnection will pay for return flights and accommodation.
  • be registered on GradConnection. It's free and easy to sign up - Register now!
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