Connecting education and the workplace
USC Career Connectors
Career Connection has five friendly Career Connectors to help you find your career path. Find out more about the USC Career Connectors.
Connect to CareerHub to:
- Make a careers appointment
- Search for jobs — new positions are advertised daily on CareerHub. Listed here you will find local, national and international based jobs from casual work during study to exclusive career opportunities for USC graduates.
- Access online resources — including information on upcoming careers events and workshops, templates, guides and useful weblinks.
Career counselling and guidance
A one-on-one session with a trained Career Counsellor 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 for a one-hour consultation which can be face to face, by telephone or by Skype.
Select a program of study to help you get the career you want using the online Career guide. It is important to speak to a Program Adviser in your faculty if you are considering changes to your program of study.
Resume and job application assistance
Access our workshops tailored to support your employability.
Workshops and events
Career Connection hosts employer visits, industry-specific and job hunting workshops. Upcoming events are listed on CareerHub.
Print and web resources
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.
Career Assessment – 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.
- Careerone Personality Test
- 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, contact Career Connection. We can help you find the right person for the job.
Free advertising of jobs and recruitment information
Promote vacancies, work experience opportunities, your company information and company events on the University’s CareerHub. 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 Connection 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.