Build your employability skills

Transition to Work icon Delivered by Careers and Student Employment, this interactive program offers the opportunity to final year students, and recent Macquarie graduates, to upskill 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 delivered on campus, plus additional elements as listed below.


  • Undergraduate and postgraduate Macquarie students who are in final year
  • Recent Macquarie alumni (graduated 2022 or later)
  • If currently enrolled as a student, must be enrolled at Macquarie for Semester 1, 2024
  • Domestic and international students from all faculties at Macquarie University

To be awarded the Transition to Work Program Certificate, all participants MUST:

  • Attend in full all 5 transition to work workshops (dates below)
  • Attend at least 1 general careers workshop, 1 approved employer presentation and 1 Careers advice appointment (booked through Employability Connect) between 1 March and 4 May 2024.
  • Spend a minimum of 5 additional hours developing their skills on an individual basis (e.g. completing the program workbook, preparing application documents, creating their LinkedIn profile, and other homework tasks)

Program content

The program will cover:

  • Researching your career options
  • Exploring career pathways
  • Job hunting
  • Applications including resume and cover letter writing
  • Interview preparation
  • Assessment centres
  • LinkedIn and networking
  • Transitioning to work, and much more

S1 2024 program dates

  • Workshop 1: Understanding yourself and career planning - Wednesday, 6 March, 1.00pm-3.30pm
  • Workshop 2: Job searching and writing applications - Wednesday, 13 March, 1.00pm-3.30pm
  • Workshop 3: The different types of interviews and how to ace them!  - Wednesday, 20 March, 1.00pm-3.30pm
  • Workshop 4: All about Assessment Centres  - Wednesday, 27 March, 1.00pm-3.30pm
  • Workshop 5: Making the transition from classroom to boardroom  - Wednesday, 3 April, 1.00pm-3.30pm

Program benefits

  • Develop key employability skills and get a head start in all things careers.
  • Know your value to employers and learn how to market yourself successfully to organisations.
  • Learn how to prepare an effective real-life application.
  • Increase your confidence and competence.
  • All students who complete the program receive a certificate of completion.
  • The program will be included in your Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (AHEGS)

Applications are closed for S1 2024. Applications for S2 will open in July 2024.

Places will be allocated in order of receipt of application.


"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."


"This incredible journey empowered me to develop essential employability skills and explore diverse career options. Collaborating with talented peers and experienced advisors, I embraced personal and professional growth.  From creating a tailored career plan to mastering job applications and confidently navigating selection processes, the program provided invaluable insights and skills. I now possess a deep understanding of my unique value to potential employers."


"How do we, to-be graduates, communicate our worth and potential persuasively? How do we know what prospective employers value? I found answers to these questions in the Transition to Work Program. We've gained deeper self-awareness, perspective of career pathways, job seeking tactics, interview preparation, and networking just to name a few."