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

University Switchboard: +61 2 4221 3555
University Homepage:

In just 42 years the University of Wollongong, Australia (UOW) has become a benchmark for Australia’s new generation of universities with the QS Top 50 Under 50 ranking UOW among the best 20 modern universities in the world. UOW has a reputation as an enterprising institution with a multi-disciplinary approach to research, a personalised approach to teaching and a clear focus on developing 21st century industries based on technology and innovation.

UOW currently offers more than 300 courses across both undergraduate and postgraduate levels to more than 34,000 students around the world. UOW has a strong international focus and reputation, with close to 7,000 international students studying across its nine Australian campuses each year.

Our courses and research capacity are geared towards excellence at a global level. We are focused on creating a lasting impact that contributes to the needs of communities and empowers people to achieve their aspirations. The achievements of our 138,000+ alumni in close to 150 countries around the world underpin the University’s mission of transforming society for the better. UOW is consistently ranked in the top one per cent of universities in the world for the quality of its graduates in the 2018 QS Graduate Employability Rankings.

Careers Central – connecting business to student and graduate talent

Services and Programs

At Careers Central we have a wide range of options for linking your organisation and recruitment programs with our students. So whether it’s direct engagement in expos and information sessions, inspiring the students with your representatives on industry panels or simply promoting your jobs and internship opportunities, we ensure to work with you to understand your needs and find what will work best.

Get in touch with our Employer Programs Coordinator to discuss our services below and work out a solution tailored to your requirements.

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 JobBoard * On-campus interview and assessment facilities * Targeted email service * SMS service * Display of promotional brochures throughout campus Lucy Mentoring Program  UniVative programs  Student internship program  Summer placements- international students Regional campus Career Consultants

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

If you’re looking to recruit students from various equity groups, we can help with this. We work closely with UOW Disability Services and Woolyungah Indigenous Centre to ensure we have the relevant understanding of student needs in these areas to best support the recruitment process for all involved.

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 +1900; Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences +1600; Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts +1000; Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health +1100; Faculty of Social Sciences + 1000


Director (Acting)
Nuala O’Donnell
T: +61 2 4221 3280

Senior Manager (Acting)
Tracey Glover- Chambers
T: +61 2 4221 3185

Client Services Manager (Acting)
Rowena Towers
T: +61 2 4221 4685

Employer Programs Coordinator
Sofie Kokalevski (Part time – Tues, Thur)
T: +61 2 4221 4389

Careers Counsellor
Miki Neale
T: +61 2 4221 5655

Careers Counsellor
Natalie Osborne
T: +61 2 4221 3970

Faculty Career Consultant
Taryn McDonnell (Business)
T: +61 2 4298 1316

Faculty Career Consultant
Simon Davie (Engineering & Information Sciences)
T: +61 2 4221 5266

Faculty Career Consultant
Michele Kenworthy (Law, Humanities & the Arts)
T: +61 2 4221 3582

Faculty Career Consultant
Melissa Owen (Science, Medicine & Health)
T: +61 2 4221 4179

Faculty Career Consultant
Nicole Pearson / Roz Pocius (Social Science)
T: +61 2 4221 8718  / +61 2 4221 4220 /

International Career Consultant
Anna Veres

T: +61 2 4221 3930

International Career Consultant
Kate Carroll
T: +61 2 4221 8887

International Career Consultant
Anna Lynch

T: +61 2 4221 5834

HDR Careers & Employability Counsellor
Sarah Ryan

T: +61 2 4221 4465

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

Project Officer (Work Integrated Learning & Jobs on Campus)
Rochelle Boys
T: +61 2 4221 4273

Project Officer
Stuart St Hill
T: +61 2 4221 4146

Marketing and Communications Project Officer
Kim Twist
T: +61 2 4221 5681

Website & Systems Integration Officer
Celbert D’Mellow

 +61 2 4221 4381

Administrative Assistant
Melissa Pandevski

T: +61 2 4221 3325

2018 Dates

Semester 1: 26 Feb – 1 Jun
Exam period 1:
9 Jun – 21 Jun
Vacations:  16 Apr – 20 Apr | 4 Jun – 8 Jun | 25 Jun – 20 Jul

Semester 2:  23 Jul – 26 Oct
Exam period 2: 3 Nov – 15 Nov
Vacations:  24 Sep – 28 Sep | 29 Oct – 2 Nov | 16 Nov – Feb 2019

Employer Visits
Recommended dates: Information sessions from March to May 2018 to be held on Tuesdays or Thursdays; on-campus interviews after Apr 2018. Other dates arranged by consultation. Please contact Sofie Kokalevski to discuss.

Careers Fairs
Graduate Careers Expo: 1 March 2018 (all disciplines)
Education Careers Expo: Date TBC
Nursing Careers Expo: Date TBC
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Expo: 9 August 2018