Career Development

Career Development is just one of many support services provided by the university to its students. Our staff members are available to assist students throughout their time at UNE, from day one through to transition from study into graduate employment.

Our vision is to help our students become career-ready through becoming (1) self aware of their interests, capabilities and life plans, (2) opportunity aware of potential career pathways and opportunities, and (3) strategically aware of the skills and strategies required to successfully self-manage career transitions.

The student lifecycle can be collapsed into three main phases:

Exploring, Experiencing, Enacting

Throughout phase one, Exploring, Career Development can provide students with many services, including:

  • assistance with career planning
  • advice about relevant courses of study
  • evaluation of work style and preferences
  • appraisal of career transition readiness
  • group workshops on job applications and interviews
  • individual consultations.

Throughout phase two, Experiencing, Career Development can provide students with many services, including:

  • professional skills development (eg WORK300/500)
  • access to internship opportunities
  • group workshops on job applications and interviews
  • individual consultations.

Throughout phase three, Enacting, Career Development can provide students with many services, including:

  • assisting with formulation of career objectives for graduate employment
  • providing information about graduate employment opportunities
  • reviewing and providing feedback on draft job applications prior to submission
  • group workshops on job applications and interviews
  • individual consultations.

Print off a career pathway here.

Students

Career Development is just one of many support services provided by the university to its students. Our staff members are available to assist students throughout their time at UNE, from day one through to transition from study into graduate employment.

The team can assist with the following:

  • Assistance with career planning
  • Course advice
  • Group workshops
  • Individual consultations - BOOK AND APPOINTMENT CLICK HERE
  • Access to Internships and work experience opportunities
  • Work Integrated Leanring (WIL) - Units WORK300/500
  • Review and feedback service
  • Graduate Employment
  • Career Development Online Resources

Resumania

If you would like your draft resume, cover letter or selection criteria critiqued, we can do this for you at no cost. Resumania is on every Friday between 10am-1pm, no appointment needed, at TC Lamble Building. For those of you who would like your resume critiqued but cannot get to campus you can email through on resumes@une.edu.au. Please email through your files in a word file so we can provide feedback.

If you have an old resume, or a draft of a new one, you can have it critiqued by a Careers Officer at no cost. We can also look at your cover letters and selection criteria.

Don't forget that if you need advice on how to get your resume started, you can review our resources in the Career Development Online Moodle unit found in your myUNE portal.


Find a job

Join the UNE Career Development Group for all the latest news on LinkedIn - just click on the logo above.

Employers

Career Development can help employers by:

  • advertising opportunities on our UNE Career Development LinkedIn page;
  • organising targeted emails to student cohorts;
  • setting up internships;
  • arranging company functions for potential graduate employees;
  • providing interview and assessment centre facilities for UNE students;and
  • organising on campus visits.

To advertise a job opportunity or other relevant information on our LinkedIn page is free (excluding recruitment agencies - see below), but costs are associated with targeted emails to students who meet specific criteria.

All employer enquiries can be directed to Career Development on 02 6773 2897 or careers@une.edu.au.

Targeted advertising (all prices are ex GST)
Administration fee to search for suitable students - this is an upfront fee. Please note that this will be charged per cohort of students searched, even if you decide not to go ahead with the advertising.$60.00
per search
Email service (via AskUNE)$1.00
per email
Schedule of Fees for other Services (all prices are ex GST)
Lodgement service for recruitment companies$100.00
per position
Featured employer - appear on Career Development website homepage for 4 weeks
(bookings required)
$200.00
for 4 weeks
Featured website link for recruitment companies or internet job search providers$100.00
per annum
Graduate Employment

What is a Graduate Program?

Graduate positions are structured professional development roles designed specifically for new or recent graduates. You typically commence a graduate role directly after completing your final year of study; most programs require completion of your degree within the previous two years to be eligible to apply.

The benefits of a graduate program include a supportive environment, an opportunity to work in a number of different roles during a rotational schedule, on-the-job training and mentoring, and an emphasis on learning and development. Programs generally range in length from one to three years, and may include rotational or fixed roles within a specific department.

Graduate roles carry entry level responsibilities. But you should also expect to manage important projects and play a significant role within your department or team. Whether you are part of a large program of 50 or more graduates, or are the only graduate in your organisation, you’ll develop valuable skills to carry throughout your career. You’ll be challenged and have to think on your feet in a range of professional environments.

When do I start applying?

If you are in your final year of study, don’t leave it until November to think about career options!
Most employers recruit for their graduate programs from as early as February in the year prior to graduates starting employment. The sooner you arm yourself with all the relevant information the better placed you’ll be to land a great graduate job!

Staff Services

Career Development can help UNE staff with:

  • presentations to your students
  • Work Integrated Learning
  • assisting students with employment preparation
  • arranging employer visits

All enquiries can be directed to Career Development on Ext 2897 or careers@une.edu.au.

Contact us

Meet the Team