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Careers and Employability

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How can Careers and Employability help you?

We are here to help you enhance your employability and achieve your career goals. Whether you are in your first or final year, you can access workshops, consultations, self-guided resources, and leadership opportunities to build your skills and ensure you are industry ready.

What is Employability and why is it important?

Thinking about your employability throughout your studies is important- it can enhance your education, help you to achieve your goals and remain competitive.

The term employability is used in different contexts and in different ways. It can be defined as:

“a set of achievements – skills, understandings and personal attributes – that makes graduates more likely to gain employment and be successful in their chosen occupations, which benefits themselves, the workforce, the community and the economy.”

Yorke, M. (2004), Employability in higher education: what it is - what it is not, The Higher Education Academy/ESECT

Employability is not simply getting a job- it refers to a broader set of skills and attributes that will enable you to be successful throughout your working life.

Student Leadership Award

The Student Leadership Award is a formal recognition of your professional development, co-curricular learning, and community contributions undertaken while you have been studying at USC.

It adds value to your resume and job applications by demonstrating your enhanced employability and leadership skills to future employers. You can get involved at any stage throughout your studies.

APPOINTMENTS

Book a brief career info session, careers advice call back, or guidance appointment with a Careers Adviser.

GAIN EXPERIENCE AND CONNECT

Develop your skills through volunteering, work experience, internships, mentoring and more.

WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS

Interactive workshops designed to build your skills, prepare for employment and industry events. 

JOB SEARCH AND APPLICATIONS

We can help you look for a job, provide resume feedback, and prepare for an interview. 

STUDENTS AS PARTNERS

Get involved on campus by partnering with USC in Leadership, Representative or Volunteer roles. 

USEFUL RESOURCES

Recorded workshops, templates and self-help guides to help you develop your employability skills. 

INFORMATION FOR EMPLOYERS

USC has a wide range of opportunities for employers to connect with our students. Through internships, work experience, careers fair, events and more. Employers can create a company profile and promote opportunities on StudentHub.

INFORMATION FOR GRADUATES

USC Graduates are able to continue to access Career services for up to two years after graduation. Log into Student Hub to access the detailed range of resources, workshops, or consultations.

INFORMATION FOR JOB SEEKERS WITH A DISABILITY

Have you graduated within the last 12 months or are you expected to graduate within the next 12 months? Employment support is available for USC students and graduates who identify as having a disability. To book an appointment, contact Garry at Garry.Scott@cpl.org.au.

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