University of Wollongong

Careers Central

Location: Northfields Ave Wollongong NSW 2522
Postal Address: Room 127, Building 11, Level 1, UniCentre Building
Telephone: +61 2 4221 3325
Facsimile: +61 2 4226 2399
University Switchboard: +61 2 4221 3555
University Homepage:


In less than 40 years UOW has become a benchmark for Australia’s new generation of universities. It has built a reputation as enterprising institution with a multi-disciplinary approach to research, underpinned by strong industry partnerships and personalised style.

It is globally ranked in the top two per cent of universities in the world and routinely rates among the top Australian universities in key areas including teaching quality, graduate satisfaction and graduate starting salaries.

With 24,700 students and 2,400 staff in Australia, its activities generate around $2 billion in economic activity annually, making UOW a major economic force in Wollongong and the wider region.

UOW’s 120,000 alumni are making their mark on the world, as leaders in business, IT, engineering, the arts, science, medical science, law, education and much more.

Along with other recent awards and rankings, the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) has ranked UOW as the best overall university in Australia.

  • Highest number of star ratings in the 2016 Good Universities Guide
  • Highest percentage across the key 12 categories on QILT 2015
  • Awarded the 2015 Australian Financial Review Higher Education Award for graduate employability

Talk to our experienced and knowledgeable staff – to get the best possible service based upon your recruitment needs.

Careers Central – connecting business to student and graduate talent

Services and Programs

At Careers Central we provide you with programs and services tailored to your recruitment needs. We have a wide range of options for promoting your organisation and its recruitment programs to our students.

Faculty Liaison via our Faculty Based Careers Consultants *Student Club and Society Liaison Careers Expos * Coordination of Employer Presentations (information sessions/ skills based workshops) * Online Vacancy Advertising via CareerHub * On-campus Interview and Assessment Facilities * Targeted Email Service * SMS Service * Display of promotional brochures in the Careers Central office and throughout campus Lucy Mentoring Program  UniVative Programs  Student Internship Program  Summer Placements- International Students Regional Campus Careers Consultants

Talk to our Employer Programs Coordinator Rowena Towers, with any questions or to work out a solution tailored to your requirements.

Audio-visual equipment Catering  Interview rooms Lecture theatres and seminar rooms for Employer Presentations (information sessions and skills based workshops)  *Videoconferencing  Shop front premises offer professional standard facilities for employer requirements

Equity Groups

We are able to assist you with recruitment of candidates from various equity groups through our ongoing liaison with the relevant units; UOW Disability Services and Woolyungah Indigenous Centre.

Fields of Education
Arts/Humanities * Business & Commerce * Creative Arts/Performance  Earth & Environmental Sciences *Education  Engineering (Civil, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Materials, Mechanical, Mechatronics, Mining, Telecommunications) Health Sciences  Information Technology  Law  Mathematics *Media/Communication Studies  Nursing Science

Approximate Number of Graduating Students in 2017, excluding overseas campuses
Faculty of Business +1800; Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences +1400; Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts +1100; Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health +1500; Faculty of Social Sciences + 1400


Martin Smith
T: +61 2 4221 3324

Senior Manager

Nuala O’Donnell
T: +61 2 4221 3280

Graduate Employment Contact, Employer Programs Coordinator:
Rowena Towers
T: +61 2 4221 4685

Workplace Learning Contact, Work Integrated Learning Project Officer: 
Rochelle Boys
T: +61 2 4221 4273

Marketing and Communications Project Officer

Ralph Newvillamor
T: +61 2 4221 5136

Careers Counsellor:
Miki Neale
T: +61 2 4221 5655

Careers Counsellor:
Natalie Osborne
T: +61 2 4221 3970

International Careers Consultant:
Anna Veres

T: +61 2 4221 3930

International Careers Consultant:

Kim Griffin 
T: +61 2 4221 1448

International Careers Consultant:
Tracey Glover- Chambers

T: +61 2 4221 3185

For contact details of our Faculty and Regional Careers Consultants click here:

Information Technology Assistant:
Celbert D’Mellow

 +61 2 4221 4381

Administrative Assistant:
Jess Davis

T: +61 2 4221 3325

2017 Dates

Semester 1: 27 Feb – 2 June
Semester 2:  27 July- 27 Oct
Exam period 1: 10 June – 22 June
Exam period 2: 4 Nov – 16 Nov
Vacations: 17 – 21 Apr; 26 June – 21 July; 25 – 29 Sep; 21 Nov 2017 – 27 Feb 2018

Employer Visits
Recommended dates: Information sessions from March to May 2017 to be held on Tuesdays or Thursdays; on-campus interviews after Apr 2017. Other dates arranged by consultation.

Please contact Rowena Towers.

Careers Fairs
Graduate Careers Expo: 2 March 2017 (all disciplines)
Education Careers Expo: 11 April 2017
Nursing Careers Expo: Date TBC
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Expo: 2 August 2017