Connecting education and the workplace
Connect to CareerHub to:
- Search for jobs—new positions are advertised daily on Career Hub. Local, national and international based jobs from casual work during study to exclusive career opportunities for USC graduates are listed here.
- 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 careers advisor can help with life and career planning, goal setting, developing options, exploring personality work preferences, job search skills, interview coaching and overcoming career transition issues. Make an appointment or drop in between 12noon and 2pm daily for a 15–30 minute consultation.
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
Workshops and events
Each year USC students volunteer to gain experience and make a difference in local communities. The USC Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team gives you the chance to volunteer for a community outreach project.
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:
- Careerone Personality Test
- Job Outlook Career Quiz
- Humanmetrics (Myers Briggs)
- Download the Character Assessment (Word 367KB) *. 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.
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 ‘State 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, then you can access our USC Career Guide to see 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 us. 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.
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* For PDF documents you must have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader, which can be downloaded from the Adobe Download page.