When you’re midway through your degree, it’s a good time to focus on fine-tuning the skills that employers increasingly look for when hiring graduates. At this stage, we encourage you to acquire real-world experience in a number of ways.
Take the lead — Develop your leadership and entrepreneurial skills.
You can knock off the first four checklist items with the UWA Career and Employability Award! Apply now
Our employability workshops cover topics such as résumé, cover letter and selection criteria writing; LinkedIn profile development and interview techniques, job search tips and how to apply for a graduate program.
Explore some of our workshops below.
Résumé & VMock Zoom Workshop — Improve your chances of securing opportunities
How do you put together a résumé? How long should a cover letter be? Remove the confusion and register for one of our online resume writing workshops.
LinkedIn – Creating a profile and using it effectively
Did you know that 90% of employers check out potential employees on social media? Having a professional profile online can make a difference in landing a job! Learn how to develop, build and maintain a LinkedIn profile to enhance your personal brand.
Career Mentor Link program will be running from May to October 2021.
Expressions of interest for mentees open on Monday 1 March 2021. The cost to participate as a mentee in the program is $20.
To be eligible to take part in Career Mentor Link, undergraduates must have achieved at least 48 credit points of study (equivalent to one full-time year). Postgraduates students must be enrolled at UWA. The program is open to international and domestic students.
Employers often prefer to hire people with previous experience as this reinforces their capability. We understand the importance of applying theoretical knowledge and that’s why all UWA degrees include hands-on experience. Beyond this, UWA gives you the tools to find internships and work experience programs that will help catch the eye of prospective employers.
Internships through the McCusker Centre for Citizenship
The McCusker Centre for Citizenship seeks to foster caring, connected and socially engaged citizens who actively contribute to the wellbeing of their communities. The McCusker Centre for Citizenship at UWA partners with more than 300 not-for-profit, community, and government organisations to provide quality, structured internships for credit for students at UWA.
Undertake a placement or internship with one of our 500+ host organisations across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors to apply your discipline-specific learning in an authentic workplace while further honing your professional and employability skills sets.
Co-operative Education for Enterprise Development (CEED)
The CEED program creates academic research projects for students sponsored by public, private and not-for-profit enterprises. The projects are defined by clients, and deal with matters of immediate business value to those clients. CEED projects are real projects, with real outcomes, and have the potential to significantly enhance client and student experiences alike.
Volunteering can put you ahead of the pack when it comes to job hunting. You’ll develop skills that’ll stand out on
your résumé, and your volunteer hours can be formally recognised on your transcript, helping your journey to your
92% of employers said relevant volunteer experience gives candidates an advantage in job interviews
Whether you volunteer to make someone happy or to make a difference, the skills you learn and connections you make through giving back are invaluable.
You can be a catalyst of change for the better and create social impact in ways that are meaningful to you.
With flexible opportunities for students and a sure chance to be inspired by those you meet along the way, there is no better time than now to volunteer.
UniMentor and Guild Volunteering Ambassador
Take the lead
We're committed to creating the next generation of global leaders through our experience-rich education. Think beyond the books and start building your leadership skills with our programs below. Your path to becoming a leader starts now.
Joondalup Innovation Challenge
Take part in an action-packed employability and entrepreneurship challenge designed to build your employability and resilience, and help design solutions to real-world challenges in the City of Joondalup community using creative, technology-based approaches.
Delivered in partnership with leadership organisation, Common Purpose, this experience develops your ability to lead from a global perspective. Alongside students from other areas of study, you’ll play a part in tackling the big issues facing businesses, governments and societies worldwide.
Transitioning from school to university life can take some getting used to. As a mentor, you'll provide helpful advice and support to new students and in turn, develop your own communication and leadership skills. If you're looking to become a UniMentor, we'd love to hear from you.
Open to students in second year or above, this volunteer program integrates professional development and personal growth workshops and seminars with hands-on experience in leadership, project management and public speaking. Build your professional network and enhance your CV.
Do you relish the chance to solve some of the biggest problems the world faces today? Or have an interest in starting your own business? Join our community of like-minded individuals as we work together to shape a better tomorrow.