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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 2018

Our annual International Student Employability Forum enables international students to gain key insights into how to build your employability skills in Australia during your University studies and transition into graduate employment. Previous Forum Q&A panels have consisted of international student alumni and industry representatives.  The next International Student Employability Forum will be held in Semester 1 2019, with details available on Sydney CareerHub in March.

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.

Careers events

Visa Pathways for International Students

This event was held in August 2018. 

Fair Work Australia presents: Your Rights at Work

This event was held in August 2018.

Returning Home Careers Session

This event was held in August 2018.

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

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.