Your career journey

#1 University in WA for Graduate Employability

  (QS Employability Ranking 2020)

Get career-ready

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

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.

Employability workshops

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

Thursday 28 October, 12.00pm
Thursday 28 October, 1.00pm
Networking with Intention will assist you to apply a variety of strategies for your job search and provide great tips for networking.

Selection Criteria and Cover Letter Presentation

Thursday 28 October, 1.00pm
Thursday 28 October, 2.00pm
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.

HDR Employability Series - Job Search Ideas and developing a Skills Matrix

Thursday 4 November, 12.00pm
Thursday 4 November, 12.45pm
Job Search and Skills matrix

Your competitive edge

Find out more about how UWA will help you prepare for your first job and long term career.

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Discover UWA’s career and employability services

As a UWA student, you’ll have access to My UniHub – the place to find career events, resources, employment opportunities and more.

A team of experts to support you

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.

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Drop-in sessions run from 9.30am to 12.30pm (Monday to Friday) Student Central, Crawley Campus


Book a Zoom or face-to-face appointment by logging into My UniHub

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