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Career Development


Connecting education and the workplace

Services for students and graduates
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 Skype. Log into Student Hub, go to the Appointments tab and choose the appropriate Career Counselling topic that you wish to discuss.

Otherwise, drop into Student Central, Ground floor, Building C at Sippy Downs or Student Central at the Fraser Coast campus to speak to a member of the Career Development team.

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, resumé 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 checked within five days and returned to you with comments and/or suggestions for change.

Career guide

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:

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 (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.

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