Gain work experience before you graduate

Most employers expect applicants to be skilled and experienced in the workplace. Working while you study is an excellent way to build your employability skills and gain life experience.


Any casual, part-time or full-time work experience is valued by prospective employers because it shows that you can be a responsible, professional and well-rounded individual. Regardless of the type of work you do now, you’ll build valuable professional skills to make you more employable in the future.

Working while you study builds professional skills that are essential for professional roles, including:

  • time management
  • teamwork
  • customer service
  • attention to detail
  • working independently
  • showing initiative
  • communication (verbal and written)

On-campus jobs

The Macquarie Student Employment (MQSE) team can help you get a job on campus while studying by joining the MQSE Talent pool. Find out how to register with MQSE.

On-campus job opportunities can also be found on Macquarie University’s jobs portal, CareerHub, and on the following websites:

  • Campus Life, which manages employment for the University's Sport and Aquatic Centre, events and catering, food and beverage, and more.
  • The University's employment page, which provides administrative, professional, and academic-related job opportunities within Macquarie's departments and faculties.

Off-campus jobs

By joining the MQSE Talent pool, the Macquarie Student Employment Team can provide employers with targeted access to your resume and give you a wide range of job offer options you can explore.

CareerHub can also connect you with organisations that offer:

  • Part-time, casual and full-time employment opportunities
  • Graduate programs
  • Internships (paid and unpaid)
  • Cadetships
  • Volunteer work

For more off-campus job opportunities, we also recommend visiting these job search websites.

Before applying

Before you apply for these jobs, you'll need to create a professional resume. Check out our Resume Builder and use CV360 for an instant online resume review.