Get career-ready and take advantage of everything UWA offers as part of your degree. You’ll add depth and colour to your skills and experience, helping you differentiate yourself in the job market and increase your employability.
All degrees include the option to take an internship
Highest median starting salary in Australia for postgraduates entering their first full-time job
(Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020)
Our Career Mentor Link is the largest and longest running higher-education industry mentoring program in Australia
More than 4,500 industry partnerships to help you get a head start
What is employability?
Employability is a set of achievements - skills, understandings and personal attributes - that makes graduates more likely to gain employment and be successful in their chosen occupations, which benefits themselves, the workforce, the community and the economy. "Employability in higher education: what it is - what it is not." by M.YORKE
This three-step framework outlines what you need to do to maximise your employment outcomes while studying at UWA. By tapping into our Career Services, you will amass a bank of crucial skills to enhance your standing in any future employer’s eyes. Combined with your UWA degree, you’ll be well prepared for your first job and for your long-term career!
This is where UWA’s academic staff, career advisers and industry experts pool their collective wisdom, advice and career discovery tools to help identify opportunities specific to you. Utilising their resources, and your resolve, you can begin to create a robust plan to get set up for your future career.
Once you have a clear career direction, now’s the time to enhance your skills. Think volunteering opportunities, internships, clubs and programs. Anything, in fact, that can provide tangible, hands-on experience designed to build critical career-specific and future skills.
As you approach the end of your degree, forming a strong and professional network becomes crucial. Via our programs and experience, UWA Career Services can facilitate a foot in the door by leveraging the extensive industry connections we have built over decades.
Your steps to success
We’re here to help you build your employability at each and every stage of your degree so that you graduate job-ready with a rich and well-rounded résumé.
Our employability workshops cover topics such as résumé, cover letter and selection criteria writing; LinkedIn profile development and interview techniques, job search tips and how to apply for a graduate program.
Explore some of our workshops below.
HDR Employability Presentation Series Networking with intention
In this presentation on addressing Selection Criteria learn how to structure your responses to give it your best shot at getting to the interview stage. You will also gain knowledge on how to structure and write an effective cover letter.
All UWA staff are committed to support you on your career journey, from your tutors and lecturers to the Careers and Employability team. Within this team, we have qualified practitioners with extensive experience in career development that will help you set up for career success while studying.
Career Adviser & Postgraduate Career Services Manager
Jacqueline is a career education professional supporting students just like you in their career development and employability skills, concurrent to their studies, and seeks to enable them to effectively navigate their own preferred career pathway.
Placement Coordinator (WIL)
Tiffany is passionate about working with students and industry organisations to facilitate and deliver meaningful Work Integrated Learning (WIL) experiences where students can advance their theoretical knowledge and transferable skills to enhance their employability.
Meet Joseph Carpini
Lecturer, Human Resource Management & Organisational Behaviour
Joseph teaches both the Human Resource Management and the Managing Jobs, Performance, and Wellbeing units in the Business School. The units are designed to make students evidence-based practitioners by emphasising the application of research evidence and critical thinking to real-world problems. Students are prepared for the challenges of industry through in-depth case analysis and career coaching.
Meet Dr Gemma Scarparolo
Master of Teaching Primary Course Coordinator
Gemma has experience teaching both primary and high school students. She enjoys mentoring and preparing UWA Master of Teaching students to be caring and effective practitioners who support the diverse needs of students. Gemma also received a 2020 UWA Award for Excellence in Teaching.