Resources for staff
Our career expertise, industry knowledge and employer networks provide a tremendous benefit to students. The Careers Centre and faculties have a significant influence over the employment outcomes of our students.
Find out how we can work together to assist your students with their career needs and goals:
The Careers Centre has well established relationships with a large range of employers across different industries. Each year we bring these employers onto campus for careers fairs, information sessions, mock-interviews and workshops. We encourage you to attend any of our events to get a feel for what we do and to gain a deeper understanding of what your students are asking of us and of employers.
We also encourage you to speak to us about employers your students are interested so that we can facilitate a connection. Our ‘Careers in…’ series is a great example of this. We can facilitate an employer panel where students are able to get a unique insight into a specific industry, ask questions and network with employers and like-minded students.
- Module 1: Skills assessment, graduate attributes and the job search
- Module 2: Writing job applications and resumes
- Module 3: Job interview skills and professional presentation skills
Please note that these modules form a sequence of learning. In recognition that available time may be an issue, these modules can be condensed on negotiation with the Careers Centre. If you would like further details about these modules, including content templates, contact the Careers Centre on 02 8627 8403.
Where possible the Careers Centre will invite an industry representative to attend the modules. Student feedback indicates that the 'real world' experience that these representatives bring is extremely useful.
Other modules available include:
- How to find Work Experience/ Vacation Work
- Effective Job Search and Communication Skills for International Students
- Mock Interview Practice
- Career Exploration
- Employability Skills
- Marketing Yourself to Employers
Descriptions of other modules are available, however these would be tailored to meet the needs of the specific Faculty. All modules are specifically designed to assist faculties to meet their Graduate Attributes policy obligations.
The Careers Centre is primarily a service for currently enrolled students and those who have graduated from the university within the last 12 months. Staff of the University of Sydney can enjoy access to our Careers Resource Centre where we have information available about various careers, industries and employers that might be of interest. If a staff member is intending to visit the Careers Resource Centre, they can contact us prior to their visit and, where possible, we will arrange for a careers adviser to meet with them, discuss their needs and direct them to resources that would be relevant for their situation.
Staff of the university should check the web site of Talent and Organisational Development as they offer courses such as Career Management, and should speak to the HR Service Centre.
Those who wish to find a private career practitioner can search for one on the Career Development Association of Australia website.
Graduate Survey and Report
- The Australian Graduate Survey is conducted each year by Graduate Careers Australia. It asks graduates from across Australia to talk about their experiences six months out from university. The survey collates data about how new graduates are gaining experience in their fields and their short term career prospects, income and education outcomes.
- Graduate Destinations Report: If you would like to find out more about your faculties GDS results please contact Nitsa Athanassopoulos, Careers Centre Manager.