International Student Career Development


Career Development Program for International Students

The Careers Centre invites international students to be part of our new Career Development Program aimed at assisting international students with their employability skills and with gaining a competitive edge in the Australian job search market.

The goal of the program is to enhance skills in key career development areas and will encompass information and knowledge of Australian workplace culture and Australian employers’ expectations. The program offers:

  • Career skills for international students
  • Official Letter of Attendance if you attend 7 Career Development Program workshops within 12 months
  • Opportunity to improve your employability skills and advance your job search competencies

For full details for the program click here.

Semester two careers workshops for international students:

  • Australian Resume Basics
  • Job Search
  • Cover Letters & Selection Criteria
  • Interview Skills
  • Career Planning
  • Professional Communication
  • Transition for the Australian Workplace

Keep an eye on Sydney CareerHub for session dates and times and to register for these workshops.

International Student Careers Conference

Following the success of the inaugural Conference in April 2014, the Careers Centre will hold the next International Student Careers Conference in Semester 1, 2015. The upcoming Conference will provide international students with the opportunity to hear valuable careers information and insights directly from industry and alumni representatives.

Keep an eye on Sydney CareerHub in early 2015 for more details about the International Student Careers Conference.

2014 International Student Careers Conference

The one day inaugural International Student Careers Conference was held for international students from all disciplines and stages on 24 April 2014.

The event provided an engaging and interactive forum as industry representatives, alumni and career professionals provided valuable insights, tips and advice on preparing to begin a career in Australia, a graduate’s home country or around the globe.

Ms Kim Hwang, International Relationship Manager at CPA Australia gave the keynote address sharing wisdom from her own career journey and advice on overcoming challenges to secure employment in Australia.

International student alumni contributed their insights on transitioning to graduate employment and achieving early career success in Australia. A networking lunch provided students with the opportunity to meet alumni and industry professionals and to ask their own questions.

Download the conference schedule (PDF 167KB, Last updated 16 April)

Keep an eye on Sydney CareerHub for upcoming career development activities for international students.