University of Wollongong


Careers Central


Location: Northfields Ave Wollongong NSW 2522
Postal Address: Room G23, Building 11, Lower Ground Floor, UniCentre Building
Telephone: +61 2 4221 3325
Facsimile: +61 2 4226 2399
University Switchboard: +61 2 4221 3555
University Homepage:


At UOW we believe in the power of connections.


We know greatness happens when you connect great minds. When you connect cultures. Connect disciplines. Connect communities. Connect to the world. Only then can you change the way you think. Change the way problems are solved. And evolve.


We can connect you with UOW’s 29,000+ students via our extensive networks across our Wollongong, regional and Sydney based campuses. Whether you’re looking to raise your organisation’s profile, connect with high calibre UOW students and graduates or, simply need some concrete solutions to grow your talent pipeline, our team are equipped with the skills, knowledge and expertise to help make it happen.


Our graduate employment rates are some of the best in the country. In fact they’ve been consistently above the national average for a decade – Why?   Because UOW is and always will be about academic excellence, but knows its impact extends beyond teaching and research. It’s about making use of knowledge. Being open to new thinking. Making a tangible difference. About connecting like never before.


That’s why at UOW we believe in cross faculty and interdisciplinary learning. Because we know from experience that it equips our staff, our students and our academic partners with broad-minded thinking, adaptable and applicable skills and hands on experience that empowers them to be world class.


It’s this commitment to ‘Connection’ and ‘Excellence’ that sets UOW apart from the rest.


UOW rated best in Australia for Graduate Outcomes and Educational Experience in the 2013 Good Universities Guide. UOW was the only university in Australia to score the maximum 30 stars in these two categories:


  • The Educational Experience
  • Graduate Outcomes


If you seek graduates equipped for a global workforce – UOW has the most comprehensive program in Australia designed to prepare international students for the Australian and global workplace. Combine this with our suite of work related learning programs and you can understand why our domestic and international graduates are so highly valued by graduate recruiters.


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 Team, Sofie Kokalevski or Rowena Towers, with any questions or to work out a solution tailored to your requirements.


Audiovisual 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 2014, excluding overseas campuses
Arts 500+; Commerce 930+ ; Creative Arts (including Design) 160+ ; Education 300+; Engineering 330+; Health & Behavioural Sciences 700+ ; IT/Computer Science 420+; Law/ Legal Studies 140+ ; Science 180+.




Head of Careers Service
Martin Smith
T: +61 2 4221 3324


Business Development Manager

Nuala O’Donnell
T: +61 2 4221 3280


Graduate Employment Contact, Employer Programs Coordinator:
Sofie Kokalevski
T: +61 2 4221 4389


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


Workplace Learning Contact, Work Integrated Learning Coordinator:
Roz Pocius
T: +61 2 4221 4220


Careers Counsellor:
Jennifer Buckley
T: +61 2 4221 3970


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


International Careers Consultant:
Anna Veres

T: +61 2 4221 3930


International Careers Consultant:

Kim Hernandez
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:
Shane Neal

+61 2 4221 4381


Administrative Assistant:
Ralph Newvillamor

T: +61 2 4221 3325


2014 Dates

Semester 1: 3 March- 13 June
Semester 2:  21 July- 7 Nov
Exam period 1: 14 June- 26 June
Exam period 2: 8 Nov- 20 Nov
Vacations: 21 – 25 Apr; 30 June – 25 July; 29 Sep – 3 Oct; 21 Nov 2014 – 2 March 2015


Employer Visits
Recommended dates: Information sessions from 10 Mar to 16 May 2014; on-campus interviews after 28 Apr 2014. Other dates arranged by consultation. Please contact Sofie Kokalevski or Rowena Towers.


Careers Fairs
Graduate Careers Expo: Thursday, 6 March 2014, 10am-2pm (all disciplines)
Spring Careers Expo: Date TBC, 10am – 1pm (all disciplines)
Education Careers Expo: Date TBC
Health Sciences Careers Expo: Date TBC