Career guidance services
To guide you in your career choices, we provide extensive career information on our website and offer a range of careers workshops throughout the year. Login to Sydney CareerHub to view our upcoming events and register for Career Skills workshops and activities.
Career guidance for currently enrolled students
If you have a career query that has not been addressed by researching our website or attending our workshops, you can book a 20 minute consultation with one of our qualified and experienced Careers Development Officer.
20 minute appointment times are available Monday to Friday, over mornings and afternoons. Available times will vary from week to week.
Before you book
Please take a look at the information on our website before you book. You'll get the most out of your appointment by being prepared.
Thinking of changing courses?
Please note that if you require assistance with issues related to student administration (for example, how to change courses, obtaining credit transfers, or withdrawing from units of study, etc.) you should discuss these issues with the Student Centre. This information is not provided by the Careers Centre.
Appointments are for currently enrolled students and recent graduates (within one year), including International and Higher Degree Research students.
Please note: we do not review resumes, cover letters or selection criteria at appointments. For assistance please book via Sydney CareerHub (under Events) into a Resume Rescue session.
How to book
Login to Sydney CareerHub to book an appointment for an individual consultation. Alternatively call the Careers Centre on 02 8627 8403 or call in person at the Careers Centre on Level 5 of the Jane Foss Russell Building to make an appointment.
24 hours notice is required for a cancellation. Students who fail to turn up for an appointment without prior notification will be required to wait a period of one month before making a new appointment to see a Career Adviser.
Vocational guidance testing
Vocational guidance testing is not available through the careers centre. To access testing, we recommend you see a private Career Practitioner. You can search for a practitioner on the Career Development Association of Australia website. A range of tests are available so do your research to find the one most suitable to your needs.
What to look for in a vocational test
- What will it measure - IQ, personality, skills, interests, values?
- What results will it offer, and how will they help you make a career choice?
- Will you get to keep a copy of the results?
- How much will it cost?
- Does the cost include a face-to-face interpretation and validation of the results?
- How long will it take?
Career guidance for people not currently enrolled
If you are planning to enrol at the University of Sydney we recommend you visit the Prospective Students section of our website for information and advice about courses and careers.
If you wish to find a private career practitioner, you can search for one on the Career Development Association of Australia website.