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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
  • Writing a Cover Letter
  • 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.

Employability forums

International Student Employability Forum 2019

This event was held on Monday 18 March 2018, 5.30-7pm

The theme of the 2019 Forum is how you can stand out during the application process, with a focus on applying for jobs in Australia. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear directly from our panel of industry representatives on what employers are looking for throughout the recruitment process and what you can be doing during your studies to build the employability skills that employers seek.

Industry Question & Answer Panel:

This event is targeted to international students from all disciplines and stages.

Building Your Networks in Australia and China

Building Your Networks in Australia and China is held in Semester 2 each year. Our panel of successful Chinese alumni share their experiences and practical advice on the importance of networking in launching their careers in Australia and China. Information on the next session will be available in early Semester 2 2019.

Guest speaker careers events

Visa Pathways for International Students
Hear directly from experts in migration law on visa pathway options for international students who would like to begin their career in Australia, based on current research.

This event was held on Tuesday 12 March. The recording will be available for 1 month, click here to access.

Fair Work Australia presents: Your Rights at Work
Monday 25 March, 12-1pm

Learn about your rights and responsibilities in the workplace and gain important information on different employment statuses, national minimum wage, payslips, termination of employment and referral to free online resources at this guest workshop presented by Fair Work Australia.  

Returning Home Careers Session
Date TBC – Details on CareerHub soon

Are you considering returning to your home country after the completion of your degree? This new workshop will provide final year international students with information on what you can be doing now to prepare for the job market back home.

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

Graduate Edge International

Graduate Edge International is a two-day program of professional development modules designed to enhance your employability skills and build your career confidence. Throughout the event, you will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to develop skills that will give you a competitive edge as you prepare for a global career. Go to Student Employability Programs to learn more about Graduate Edge International and how to apply.


Interchange is an exclusive 4-day entrepreneurial skills program that leads international students through an action packed learning journey. You will work on real-world social issues, working in multi-disciplinary teams with international students from other universities.  Go to Student Employability Programs to learn more about Interchange and how to apply.