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Gain experience and connect

As a USC student, you can access a range of experiences that will compliment your academic studies and help to develop your employability.

VOLUNTEER AT USC
Through the Students as Partners Program you can register to become a volunteer, leader or representative.

VOLUNTEER IN THE COMMUNITY
Contribute to your community by volunteering at not for profit organisations.

WORK EXPERIENCE SCHEME (WES)
Gain real world unpaid industry experience in addition to your program requirements. 

Career Connection provides guidance on your career path.

WORK INTEGRATED LEARNING (WIL)
Put theory into practice through an internship, placement or wider field experience.

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
The Student Sponsorship Scheme can support you to represent USC at a pre-approved conference. 

USC PhD students Megan Banky and Sophie Heywood, Senior Research Fellow Ross Clarke and Research Fellows Dr Kelly Bower and Dr Benjamin Mentiplay at the Australian Physiotherapy Association’s national conference in Sydney.

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCES
Study overseas and earn credit towards your USC degree through USC's Study Overseas Program. 

FIND A JOB
Look for work while you study. Student Hub has full time, casual and part-time jobs available now. 

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STUDENT LEADERSHIP AWARD
Compliment your degree with a formal recognition of your enhanced employability. 

USC Lecturer in Social Work Dr Kate Jonathan congratulates new Human Services graduate Christielle Van Baars at USC’s first Fraser Coast graduation ceremony in April last year.

VIRTUAL EXPERIENCES
Real work examples to help you understand what graduates actually do on the job at some of the leading graduate employers.

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LAUNCH-U
Online Trade Accelerator program providing you the opportunity to engage with local exporters and gain hands on experience.

Most opportunities are not advertised and come directly from your connections. Explore opportunities below to build your network.
USC Mentoring Program

The USC Mentoring Program provides a unique opportunity to connect with USC alumni for support and encouragement to assist your self-development and learning. It aims to improve professional performance and develop your potential. You can register as a mentee at any stage throughout your studies. Visit the USC Mentoring page for further information and to register.

Join a club or society

Your USC Student Guild is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting, representing and enriching the experience of students at USC. The guild provide opportunities to get involved in a range of events and activities, clubs and societies at USC and outside of University. You could even start your own.

Join a professional association

Many industry professional associations provide memberships for students for free or at a reduced cost. It’s important to stay up to date with changes in your industry, and joining a professional association is a great way to do this. You’ll also benefit from access to job opportunities, professional development, creating important networks and enhancing your resume. You can search on StudenHub to find links to your industry association.

Connect with industry

Through Events and Workshops such as the Careers iEngage series and the Careers Fair- you have unique opportunities to connect with industry and create networks. Search StudentHub to register.

Explore postgraduate study

A postgraduate qualification can give you a competitive edge in your current career, help you achieve a promotion, or allow you to branch out into an entirely new field.

Learn a new langauge

Being able to speak, explain, and negotiate in another language can make you more employable. USC offers short courses in a range of different languages and skill levels.