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Graduates and alumni

Careers support for recent graduates and alumni

As a recent graduate, you can use our services until you obtain your first graduate position. If you completed your studies some time ago, stay connected and support recent graduates.

The University offers opportunities to develop your professional skills and build your networks at any stage of your career.  

Recent graduates

Congratulations on completing your course! As a new Sydney graduate, you may be still considering which career path to follow, or you might be looking for support with the job application process. Here’s how we can help:

If you have already secured your first graduate position, well done! The next step is to ensure you create a good impression – read our advice about starting out in a new job.

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Graduated 2-5 years ago?

If you've been in the workforce for a while, you may be interested in exploring other pathways.

Subscribe to Sydney CareerHub’s automated newsletter (under 'communication settings') to be notified about vacancies for alumni. We receive job advertisements from employers seeking graduates with 2-5 years’ experience.

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Graduated 5+ years ago?

If you finished your degree more than five years ago, stay connected with the University of Sydney community and consider giving a helping hand to recent graduates.

If you're self-employed, consider whether you can offer work to recent graduates or to current students. It could be part time, project-based or temporary work which can take the burden off you during peak times. You may also be in a position to consider recruiting an intern or graduate.

Advertising on Sydney CareerHub is free of charge to employers, so whether you’re looking to employ for your own business or on behalf of your employer, this is an effective way to reach students from a wide range of disciplines.


Throughout your career

Develop your professional skills

Whether or not your profession requires you to complete a certain number of hours of continuing professional development each year, it's vital to engage in ongoing professional development in this rapidly changing world of work. 

There are different ways in which you can develop your professional skills throughout your career:

Build your network of contacts

  • The University of Sydney Alumni Network offers a great way to meet other graduates working in various industries both locally and internationally. Join AlumniOnline to stay connected and keep up to date about events offering opportunities to network with others.
  • Find yourself a mentor. A mentor can provide key information about specific industries, roles, relevant skills sought by employers, application processes and career pathways. The Alumni Office offers the alumni mentoring program that can connect you with alumni working in a wide range of industries and roles.
  • If you graduated more than 5 years ago, get involved in the alumni mentoring program and use your experience to guide recent graduates.