The Macquarie University Career and Employment Service is committed to supporting your career development and employability in Australia and overseas.
Finding your first job in Australia can be daunting and challenging, but we are here to assist you.
- If you have a careers-related question, such as how to write a resume or cover letter, interviewing tips, or finding part-time work, log into CareerWise – our I-Learn module. There, you can select the module complete with accessible resources and videos that may answer your questions by helping you identify your employability skills, exploring avenues where you can seek experience and providing you with strategies to target opportunities.
- When you are ready to apply what you've learned from CareerWise in either an interactive workshop or an appointment, visit our events calendar on CareerHub and book a slot. CareerHub is our online jobs board, appointment booking system, and events management tool. If you have not registered before on CareerHub as a student, you'll need to do that first before booking into one of our events.
- Be sure to follow the instructions emailed following your booking on how to prepare and what to bring to your workshop or group session. Failure to do so may result in our service cancelling your appointment for that day.
- If you do not find the group consultation or
workshop helpful, our service will refer you on to a one-on-one appointment
with one of our careers practitioners where we can provide information around:
- getting familiar with the Australian recruitment cycle
- what are Australian employers looking for?
- gaining local experience
- preparing for work in Australia
- Australian working rights
- returning home and working overseas
- The International student employability guide is a great resource to help plan your career as an international student.
- Pay calculator
- Work conditions for student visa holders
- Work while you study (studyinaustralia.gov.au)
Develop your skills
- The New Conversation Groups (NCG) program is designed for international students to enhance their employability skills, while practising their spoken English
- Volunteering will increase your employability and give you a good first taste of what it is like working in Australia
- Join a student society to develop your transferable skills
International student career events
- Assorted workshops including international student job searching
Career focused development programs
- Careers Volunteers and Ambassador programs
- Global Leadership Program
If you are thinking of returning home after graduation, please consider the following resources to find jobs overseas.