Most Australian and New Zealand universities have careers centres that provide information and assistance to students and recent graduates. You might be unaware of the range of resources available from your careers service – everything from application tips and career counselling to detailed information about employers.

 

Drop in early

University careers services are there to help, so make sure you visit one in the early stages of your job hunting to take advantage of the resources provided. Remember that many application deadlines for graduate programs are in the first half of the year (for programs commencing the following year).

 

Resources

The range of services varies between universities, but most offer print and web resources, DVDs, workshops, email updates, individual assistance and on-campus employer programs or events.

 

Employer information

Careers staff are well connected to the undergraduate and graduate employment sectors and regularly assist employers with their recruitment. Staff can tell you which employers recruit applicants from your university and/or discipline, and when and how they recruit. They are also up to date with the labour market, so they can tell you where to seek jobs now and advise of growth areas.

 

Sifting through the web

The internet is great for background research and general information about employers and industries, but your careers service can assist you in ways the wonderful web cannot. Staff can tailor the assistance they provide and recommend a plan of attack targeted to your discipline, ambitions, strengths and individual circumstances.

 

Not sure what skills you have?

Careers staff can provide you with essential job preparation advice, such as self-assessment techniques, résumé and application preparation, networking tips and interview strategies. They will also assist you to recognise the value to employers of any part-time work you have done. This applies equally to voluntary work, sporting endeavours, community involvement and participation in clubs/societies. You have more skills than you may think!

 

Know what you want but don’t know where to start?

Careers staff can provide targeted information on recruitment, work experience and volunteer programs and other opportunities for graduate work.

 

Not sure what you want to do?

If you are unsure about the direction you should take, request a one-on-one session with a careers counsellor. They can assist you in exploring your background, skills, experiences, qualities, aspirations and the rewards you’re looking for in a work setting.

 

 

Visit your careers service early and visit often! Whatever your situation, your uni careers service can help!

Careers Services website details

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

Australian Catholic University
www.acu.edu.au/student_resources/student_support/careers_service

 

Australian National University
www.anu.edu.au/careers

 

University of Canberra
www.canberra.edu.au/careers

 

NEW SOUTH WALES

Australian Catholic University
www.acu.edu.au/student_resources/student_support/careers_service

 

Charles Sturt University
www.csu.edu.au/division/studserv/careers

 

Macquarie University
www.mq.edu.au/careers

 

Southern Cross University
www.scu.edu.au/services/oasis/index.php/17

 

University of New England
www.une.edu.au/careers

 

University of New South Wales
www.careers.unsw.edu.au

 

University of Newcastle
www.newcastle.edu.au/service/careers

 

University of Sydney
www.careers.usyd.edu.au

 

University of Technology, Sydney
www.ssu.uts.edu.au/careers

 

University of Western Sydney
www.uws.edu.au/careers

 

University of Wollongong
www.uow.edu.au/careers

 

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Charles Darwin University
www.cdu.edu.au/careers

 

QUEENSLAND

Australian Catholic University
www.acu.edu.au/student_resources/student_support/careers_service

 

Bond University
www.bond.edu.au/career-development

 

CQUniversity Australia
www.cqu.edu.au/careerservice

 

Griffith University
www.griffith.edu.au/careers-employment

 

James Cook University
www.jcu.edu.au/careers

 

Queensland University of Technology
www.careers.qut.edu.au

 

University of Queensland
www.uq.edu.au/careers

 

University of Southern Queensland
www.usq.edu.au/studentservices/careers

 

University of the Sunshine Coast
www.usc.edu.au/careerconnection

 

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Flinders University
www.flinders.edu.au/careers

 

University of Adelaide
www.adelaide.edu.au/student/careers

 

University of South Australia
www.unisa.edu.au/careers

 

TASMANIA

University of Tasmania
www.support-equity.utas.edu.au/careers

 

VICTORIA

Australian Catholic University
www.acu.edu.au/student_resources/student_support/careers_service

 

Deakin University
www.deakin.edu.au/studentlife/careers

 

La Trobe University
www.latrobe.edu.au/careers

 

Monash University
www.careers.monash.edu.au

 

RMIT University
www.rmit.edu.au/careers

 

Swinburne University of Technology
www.swinburne.edu.au/corporate/careers

 

University of Ballarat
www.ballarat.edu.au/gradcareers

 

University of Melbourne
www.services.unimelb.edu.au/careers

 

Victoria University
http://careers.vu.edu.au/Content

 

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Curtin University of Technology
www.careers.curtin.edu.au

 

Edith Cowan University
www.ecu.edu.au/careers

 

Murdoch University
www.ace.murdoch.edu.au

 

University of Notre Dame Australia
www.nd.edu.au/careers

 

University of Western Australia
www.careers.uwa.edu.au

 

NEW ZEALAND

Auckland University of Technology
www.aut.ac.nz/careerservices

 

Lincoln University
www.lincoln.ac.nz/employ

 

Massey University
http://careers.massey.ac.nz

 

University of Auckland
www.auckland.ac.nz/careers

 

University of Canterbury
www.canterbury.ac.nz/careers

 

University of Otago
www.otago.ac.nz/careers

 

University of Waikato
www.waikato.ac.nz/sasd/careers

 

Victoria University of Wellington
www.victoria.ac.nz/careers

 

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