Join us in S1, 2021!
Enhance your employability and maximise your potential.
Macquarie University offers students various opportunities to participate in career development programs. View the programs we offer below.
Delivered online by the Career and Employment Service, this program offers the opportunity to undergraduate final and penultimate year students to up-skill and learn the key secrets to getting hired and building a career!
The program consists of five mandatory workshops over the course of the session, plus additional elements as per below.
To be awarded the Professional Development Program Certificate, all participants must:
The program will cover:
Applications are due Wednesday 24 February 2021.
"PDP was a platform which helped me gain greater insight into the perspective of an employer and some efficient methods to stand out as an employee. Soon after my successful completion of the program, I was able to secure an internship with an engineering firm due to the cold calling techniques covered in PDP. I got in touch with the recruiter of the firm through cold calling and was able to send in a direct application which eventually led to the internship. This added to my skills, experience and resume which played a part in my achievement as NSW International Student of the Year 2018 Finalist."
"I really enjoyed this program! I wanted to thank you for forcing me to put myself out there and encouraging me to socialise. If it weren't for PDP, I would've still be lost not knowing what to do or how to do things appropriately."
"Was offered an internship after a coffee meeting - 2 full-time job offers via LinkedIn. Gained greater confidence during the overall job application process especially on resume and cover letter writing. I now have a better understanding of my values and how I can use to help my career planning."
"I was able to apply some of the learnt interview skills from the program to a recent interview and that helped me score an internship. So I am very satisfied with the outcome of the PDP for me. My favourite part was the mock assessment centre session. It was very engaging and made me learn a lot about the kind of person I am in a teamwork setting."