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Connecting education and the workplace

Services for students and graduates
Workshops

The Career Development team at Student Central hosts employer visits, industry-specific and career skills workshops. Upcoming events are listed on Student Hub. Log into Student Hub and go to Employability > Careers > Workshops and Events to book your place.

Employ-Ability Blueprint

This workshop will introduce you to some simple strategies you can apply during your studies to enhance your employability, and ensure you leave USC qualified and employment ready.

Developing Employability Skills

Connect the skills and capabilities developed in your study program to your future career journey. USC Careers and Employability will discuss strategies in critical reflection and techniques to communicate your ‘career narrative’, to make an impression in a competitive graduate marketplace.

Networking and the Hidden Job Market 

Did you know that 40-50% of jobs are NOT advertised? Learn how to connect through personal branding, social media, networking, and the hidden job market. The 21st-century job market is multi-channel, strategic self-marketing. Learn all about it! 

Job Bootcamp*

Do you need to work while you study, but not sure where to start or how to approach employers? Attend our intensive Job Search Bootcamp!

Career Compass*

Clarify your vocational direction with this two part interactive workshop

Resume Hacks That Work

This workshop focuses on writing your degree-related resume as well as provide useful tips for writing a part-time or casual work resume

Write Winning Applications 

The secrets of a winning job application revealed. Learn how to hit your audience right where it works.

Ace Your Job Interview

Learn how to shine at job interviews and come out a winner.


Workshops are available via face-to-face and online delivery

*Face-to-face only.

Student Hub

Connect to Student Hub to:

  • Access online resources - including information on upcoming careers events and workshops, templates, guides and useful web links.
  • Search for jobs — new positions are advertised daily on Student Hub. Listed here you will find local, national and international based jobs from casual work during study to exclusive career opportunities for USC graduates.
Resume and job application assistance

Have your cover letter, resume and other job application documents checked. You can submit your documents for review in your own time without having to make an appointment. Go to Student Hub Online job application check and upload your documents. They will be reviewed, usually, within ten working days and returned to you with comments and/or suggestions for change.

One-on-one sessions can be booked for assistance with resumes, job applications, interviewing and job search can be booked through Student Hub.

Career counselling and guidance

If you need assistance:

  • with choosing a career path;
  • with job search skills including job applications and interview techniques; or
  • when considering a change in your program;

a one-on-one session with a member of the Career Development Team can help with career planning, goal setting, identifying career options, exploring personality work preferences, job search skills, interview coaching and overcoming career transition issues. Make an appointment on Student Hub for an individual consultation which can be by telephone or by video conference. Log into Student Hub, go to the Appointments tab and select the Career Counselling topic to open up the booking calendar.

Career guide

Select a program of study to help you get the career you want using the online Career guide.

Employment support for students with a disability

Have you graduated within the last 12 months or are you expected to graduate within the next 12 months? University Specialist Employment Partnerships is a program preparing and connecting university students with disability to graduate jobs. On campus employment support is available for USC students and graduates who identify as having a disability.
Garry is available for one-on-one on campus consults. To book an appointment, contact Garry at Garry.Scott@cpl.org.au. For more information visit the USEP Website.

Resources

A range of career resources are available on the USC website, or on Student Hub under the Resources tab. These resources can be used to assist you with career decision making, action planning, industry research, developing job applications, interview techniques, social media and researching the hidden job market.

EmployABILITY contains resources to help students and graduates career development and job applications.

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Services for employers and industry
Student and graduate employment

USC students are work-force ready. If you are looking for a graduate, part-time, project-based or even voluntary employee you can promote vacancies, work experience opportunities, your company information and company events on the University’s Student Hub. There is no cost and you may also register to add, update, maintain and manage the information directly.

Work experience opportunities

USC programs often incorporate practical workplace experience for students through both Work Integrated Learning and the Work Experience Scheme. Partner with USC for internships, guided industry projects, work experience, research, practicums, clinical placements, mentoring and/or a combination of workplace-oriented activities.

Assistance and advice on employment issues

The Career Development team keeps up-to-date with industry and employment information and has established links with local employers and industries. If you need a sounding board on employment-related issues, please get in touch.

Industry guest lectures and visits

USC has opportunities for industry partners to conduct guest lectures, host site visits and field trips and conduct campus visits with students. we also conduct a variety of iEngage events each year.

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