Connecting education and the workplace
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, developing options, exploring personality work preferences, job search skills, interview coaching and overcoming career transition issues. Make an appointment on Student Hub for a 45 minute consultation which can be face to face, by telephone or by video conference. Log into Student Hub, go to the Appointments tab and select the appropriate Career Counselling topic that you wish to discuss.
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.
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 five days and returned to you with comments and/or suggestions for change.
- Career Development Team Drop-in service for those who require a quick check of their job applications, details below.
- Specific one-on-one sessions can be booked for assistance with resumes, job applications, interviewing and job search. Please select application/resume appointment in your Student Hub booking.
Career Development Team Drop-ins
When and Where?
Semester 1 and 2 (weeks 2–13) except during semester breaks.
Mondays 12noon to 2pm - Room EG.22, Building E, Sunshine Coast Campus
Wednesdays 12noon to 2pm - Room EG.20, Building E, Sunshine Coast Campus
What is a Career Development Team Drop-in?
Speak with a Career Development Team Member about: your career goals, how to find and apply for jobs, or how to get the most out of your university experience to benefit your career.
Consultations are 10 - 15 minutes, and no bookings are required.
Select a program of study to help you get the career you want using the online Career guide.
Workshops and events
The Career Development team at Student Central hosts employer visits, industry-specific and job hunting workshops. Upcoming events are listed on Student Hub. Log into Student Hub and go to the Events and Workshops tab.
A range of career resources are available on the USC website, or on Student Hub under the Resources tab.
What degree should I study?
Career planning is a lifelong process. It involves a series of decisions considered over time as your life priorities and opportunities change. For prospective and current university students, career planning is about choosing a career path related to your field of study and preparing you for employment. You can now explore your career options using the three steps below:
These career assessments will generate a list of careers and occupations that may be suitable for you:
- Download the Character Assessment (PDF 1.8MB) *. This will assist you in finding out more about your work preferences, and will make it easier for you to think about which career direction you want to take, and which occupations may suit you.
- Job Outlook Career Quiz
- Humanmetrics (Myers Briggs)
* For PDF documents you must have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader, which can be downloaded from the Adobe Download page
The next step is to find out more about those occupations. You can use the myfuture website occupations list to do this. Be sure to also click on the specific information for each occupation to see the education/training required.
Once you have carried out the career assessments and checked the details of careers and occupations you may be interested in, you can then access our USC Career guide to discover which USC degree you need to study in order to achieve that career.
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 (Work Integrated Learning or WIL). Partner with USC for internships, guided industry projects, 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.