Take charge of your own career development.

The UNE Employability and Careers Office provide assistance to all UNE students to help them succeed in their career planning and job searching.

"It is now widely recognized that graduates need to develop employability and career management skills in order to enter and thrive in a global knowledge economy. Personal, Academic and Career Development in Higher Education shows how engaging students in personal and career development experiences can result in powerful insights that translate into enhanced skills and attributes useful in all areas of life.”

- Arti Kumar - Associate Director of the Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) at the University of Bedfordshire, UK, and is a National Teaching Fellow.

University of New England graduate - Cameron Dawson

Try and get as much experience as you can before you finish university. Whether it’s from casual jobs, work experience, or even sport and social clubs, the skills you pick up from these things can really set you apart from other applicants. I’d also say that you need to be ready for rejection. It can be hard receiving rejection emails and calls, but don’t let that get you down. Keep on preserving, and you’ll eventually get that perfect job!

Cameron Dawson

Get a really good teachers diary and a lanyard, wear good shoes. Take your placements at different schools and out of your local area. Complete an internship for your final placement - you will learn so much. A combination of being fully aware, talking to others, consulting with UNE careers, doing an internship, getting advice from mentor teachers and Facebook support pages really facilitated my move into a permanent teaching position.

Alice Georgia

From the moment you start university you are indirectly starting to plan your career. However, don't let your discipline pigeon hole where you want to go. It is always good to keep in contact with other in you discipline and beyond. See what they are doing and see if it might work for you.

Emma Murphy