Careers and Employability
The Careers and Employability team provides valuable career support for students from Year One through to graduation and up to 18 months after graduation. The team also conducts general and School-based workshops, as well as providing a range of career management resources. Support is available in the following areas:
- Career and course planning
- Job applications - résumés, cover letters and selection criteria statements
- Interview skills and techniques
- Networking and job search techniques
- Future of work
Students and Alumni can access resources, events and make appointments via CareerHub, where guidance and support are available for students who are seeking employment. This kind of personal interaction can lead to more successful career planning, job hunting, confidence building and motivation.
Current students can go the CareerHub for the following:
- Access the job board.
- View career and job resources to help you develop the skills to manage your career, course choices, and job search successfully.
- Book to attend career and employment events and workshops.
- Make an appointment to see a Career Officer.
Career pathway advice
According to the Hays Recruiting Survey of 2012, some of the biggest regrets of Australians are ‘making the wrong choice of subjects at Uni’ (29%) and ‘not asking for advice about study choices’ (21%).
If you would like to eliminate any doubts in your mind about which pathways may suit you, make an appointment with our Career Officer through the Student Services reception desk in ND7 (next to St Teresa’s Library) or book online via CareerHub using your University of Notre Dame login.
Before booking an appointment, the following websites may be of use in gathering employment information:
- My Career Match: As a subscriber to this resource, simply email the Careers Officer for an access code and punch it in when you’re done with your profile. It’s easy to do and surprisingly accurate.
- ISEEK skills assessments – A plethora of activities for you to complete, they can help match your interests and skills to suitable careers.
- Skillsroad – A slick, detailed website with a number of quizzes and self-assessment tools more suited to the school leaver.
- Graduate Careers Australia: Check out their Career planning and resources section.
- Job Guide: An oldie, but a goodie, it informs on thousands of jobs
- My Future: National career information site. Create your own profile and explore
- Job Outlook: Government funded, comprehensive career information and exploration site. Take the Career Quiz.
Don’t forget to consult your School and Discipline coordinators when making such decisions.
Be sure to leave no stone unturned when seeking information. Begin by exploring online resources, the University library and the Careers Office to aid you in your career choices.
There is a range of literature accessible to Notre Dame students on topics such as those below. Simply pop in or give us a call in the Careers Office.
- Graduate salaries
- International students
- Labour market information
- Postgraduate studies
- Professional associations
- Psychometric tests
- Résumés and cover letters
- Selection criteria
- Skills auditing
- Working around the globe
Job application process
If you are struggling with any stage of the job application process, make a one-to-one appointment with the Careers Officer for some objective advice. Often talking through your résumé uncovers relevant information that you may have forgotten to include or did not think was useful. If nothing else, another set of eyes can be crucial in eliminating careless errors, irrelevances and building your confidence.
The Careers Officer also works in conjunction with Notre Dame’s Heads of School and discipline coordinators as well as Pathways Success Now! workshop program to deliver advice on every stage of the job application process.
Information for employers
The University of Notre Dame Australia is keen to develop new relationships and maintain current relationships with employers who offer employment opportunities for current students and alumni. This can be through graduate programs or general employment opportunities including casual, permanent or vocational employment positions. We offer the following promotional options:
- Advertising space on our CareerHub
- Free direct e-mail service to targeted, relevant groups of students
- Low cost mail-outs advertising graduate opportunities and other employment situations
- Holding employer events to promote your organisation on campus
The Careers Service also organises employer visits and information sessions to provide an opportunity to promote jobs to students in all disciplines. In these sessions, you can advise students of your application process and other requirements and expectations that your company has.