Create Your Career. Start Here.

Your career is an enjoyable journey. We say journey because the nature of work is dynamic, and we do not always know exactly where we will end-up. Not knowing can be stressful, but it can also be part of the excitement as we discover new opportunities, develop and change over time, and consequently pivot our careers to better suit our needs. You are therefore not expected to know ‘exactly’ what you want but taking key steps throughout your degree can help put you onto a more suitable path sooner.

Key steps for your career success at UNSW

First year - EXPLORE

  • Register and familiarise yourself with the services and resources available at UNSW Employability
  • Engage in extracurriculars to grow skills, confidence and networks with UNSW Advantage
  • Join a club or student society to build networks and make new friends with Arc
  • Schedule and attend a career coaching session
  • Seek a part-time, casual, or volunteer job. Find them at Job Opportunities

Attend recommended career development seminars:

  • Creating your career for first-years
  • Get that part-time job
  • Writing a successful resume and cover letter

Middle year(s) - BUILD

  • Create a portfolio to keep record of and reflect on your career development activities
  • Join a Professional Association for industry insights and networks. You can find these at explore your industry 
  • Complete an Internship or Work Integrated Learning course. Be mindful of application deadlines
  • Consider the undergraduate professional development course CDEV1112: Creating your Career
  • Build your professional online presence by developing/updating your LinkedIn profile

Attend recommended career development seminars:

  • Navigating LinkedIn for career success
  • Ace the interview
  • Networking for success

Final year - APPLY

Attend recommended career development seminars:

  • Strategies for successful job seeking
  • Applying for graduate and internship programs online
  • Assessment centres: Advice and practice
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