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International student activities

Supporting our international students in their career goals

We assist international students in a number of ways, including career development programs, employability initiatives, and links to industry and alumni.

Our international student programs and events are designed to deliver the information you need to understand the local job market, build your professional networks, and navigate the recruitment process with confidence.

Career Development Program for international students

Register now for the Career Development Program, a series of seven career skills workshops aimed at enhancing your employability and refining your job search skills. Attend all seven Career Development Program workshops within 12 months to receive an Official Letter of Attendance from the Careers Centre. The workshops include:

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

Have a question about the Career Development Program? Read our FAQs or contact us.

Guest speaker career events

Keep checking Sydney CareerHub for international student careers events added during semester.

Fair Work Australia presents: Your rights at work

Tuesday 19 September 2017
1:00-2:00pm

Learn about your rights and responsibilities in the workplace at this workshop presented by guest speakers from Fair Work AustraliaRegister here.

Visa pathways for international students

Tuesday 10 October 2017
5:00-6.30pm

Don’t miss this valuable opportunity to learn about visa pathway options for international students from a range of guest speakers. Register here.

Building Your Networks in Australia and China 2017

Each year we hold an event for students to gain practical advice on how to launch your career in Australia, China or elsewhere. Our Q&A panel of successful Chinese alumni share their insights into employer expectations, the value of work experience in another country and the importance of networking as a key skill.

This event is particularly relevant to Chinese students who are considering returning home. Students with an interest in working in China are also welcome to attend.

The 2017 Building Your Networks in Australia and China event was held on Tuesday 15 August. Make sure you monitor Sydney CareerHub and subscribe to the newsletter.

Interchange program

Interchange is an inter-university program designed to help you find your inner entrepreneur. The program features expert guest speakers, hands on activities and the chance to win some amazing prizes.

International Student Employability Forum

Whether you plan to stay in Australia, return home, or work in another country, the annual International Student Employability Forum is an invaluable opportunity to hear from guest speakers, ask questions and gain useful tips on launching your career. Previous forum speakers have included industry representatives, graduate employers, employability experts and successful international alumni.  

To ensure that you receive information about how to register for the forum and other events or workshops specifically for international students, subscribe to Sydney CareerHub and ensure that your ‘communications settings’ include Automated Newsletters.