Beginning of Program
Now is the time to start planning for the
future and setting yourself some career goals.
What are your likes, dislikes, strengths, and
What does the labour market in your industry look
like now, and what might it look like in the future?
Where do you want to head in your career and what
are the options available to you?
What do you need to do to achieve your goals?
Get involved in a club at university. This may be a
sporting club (see
UniSA Sport), or a cultural special interest,
academic, social justice club through
You can also start volunteering as an active member of your community. The
UniSA Volunteering team have a range of activities
that you can become involved in. Alternatively have a look at what UniSA’s
Leadership Program has to offer. All of these
activities will help you develop your employability skills, build experience
to put on your resume, and stand out to potential employers. Consider
signing up to
UniSA’s employability award that recognises all of these
Start building your work history and begin looking for
part-time/full-time/casual work, any experience is valuable whether related
to your program or not! Visit Finding Work for more information.
Find tips to help you with your career planning and job search
strategies via our
Self-Help Career Resources.
Prepare for your job applications by attending a
CareerShop Drop-Ins for advice or via our
Self-Help Career Resources. Make your applications stand
out from the crowd!
Attend Careers Events and the annual
Careers Expo to help you decide what kind of jobs are
available in your field and give you an insight into specific industries.
You’ve completed the first year of your
program, so now is the time to start getting serious about your career.
Reassess your career plan and goals. What
direction are you headed in and what adjustments might you need to make to
your career plan?
What do you need to do now to ensure you reach
those career goals?
What plans do you have to gain valuable
experience in your industry to ensure you remain competitive?
using free electives to do a
work placement or internship –
this is a great way to gain valuable skills in your chosen field and help
your future employability.
you look out for opportunities to undertake vacation work aligned to your
area of study during your university breaks – this is a great way to get
your foot in the door for a graduate program or other paid position. Visit
Finding Work for more information.
- Studying abroad or doing an exchange is a great way
to gain an insight into skills needed to work with people from different
participating in international volunteering opportunities.
Careers Events and the annual
Careers Expo to build your professional network, and
develop your knowledge.
yourself a mentor to learn from in your chosen industry! Please visit
Build a Professional Network for more information.
- Book to speak with a Career Adviser
about your career plan and goals to ensure you are on the right
track. They can also support you with career-related advice with respect to
change of course or program.
Prior to Graduation
You’re getting close to graduating now.
What do you need to do in your final year to land
your dream job?
every opportunity to continue to build on your work experience whether this
be a work placement, internship or paid employment
opportunity. For more information please click here.
for graduate program positions. Most graduate opportunities
for the following year close in March/April, so look out for them and apply
as soon as possible – you don’t want to miss the boat!
Careers Expo and other Careers Events to meet
and network with organisations who employ graduates.
forget to utilise our
Self-Help Career Resources,
CareerShop Drop-Ins or talk to a
Career Adviser for that extra support to ensure you
are on track to achieve your career goals.
Need a step-by-step guide to developing your
career pathway? Career Services are currently developing an exciting new
program…. UniSA’s Online Career Development Learning Program. This
will entail a series of Career Development Learning modules that all
students will have access to for the duration of your enrolment. Watch this
space for more information.