As soon as you get started at UWA, we encourage you to build your employability. At this stage, we have opportunities for you to explore what your future could look like, be mentored and learn from industry experts and gain real-world experience to road-test your potential career.
Here’s a checklist to help you get started:
- Start your Career Action Plan — Work through the EMPLOY101 modules online as soon as you’ve enrolled.
- Design your study plan — Get in touch with your Student Office.
- Employability skills you'll need to develop — Understand the skills employers look for.
- UWA's Career and Employability Award — Apply for the program as soon as you're enrolled.
- Join a UWA student club and society — A potential pathway to employment!
Start your Career Action Plan
You can start the EMPLOY101 modules — Self-Awareness and Career Action Plan, as soon as you enrol at UWA. You can also seek help from our Career Advisers by going to our drop-in service or booking an appointment.
I would like to thank the UWA Careers Centre for all their efforts over the last year. Your career support, mentoring, guidance and assistance have added a lot of value, and it is great to know that you are always willing to help. Your friendly and welcoming personality makes it a pleasure to engage with your service.Gillian Ravlic
Master of Business Administration
Design your study plan
UWA has a lot on offer so we encourage you to touch base with your Student Office to ensure that you align your study plan with your career goals, have space to accommodate Work Integrated Learning units, practicums, field trips and even study abroad.
Employability skills you'll need to develop
It’s now time to get familiar with the skills employers look for when hiring. Employers seek candidates with a wide range of employability skills that complement their job-specific expertise and study. While on your university journey, keep these employability skills in mind.
- Interpersonal skills
- Data analysis
- Subject knowledge
- Commercial awareness
Source: QS Global Employer Survey 2018
UWA Career and Employability Award
The UWA Career and Employability Award is a great way to start building your employability skills. The Award is a self-paced step-by-step program where you’ll gain practical, real world experience, skills and knowledge to enhance your employability. Upon completion, the Award will be recognised on your co-curricular transcript.
Career-building activities included in the Award
Career Mentor Link
Connecting you with industry
Career Mentor Link matches professionals with students, providing you with an opportunity to benefit from the industry knowledge and career experience your mentor shares with you.
SBS Cultural Competencies — online modules
Strengthen your interpersonal skills
The Cultural Competence Program (CCP) is an online training course and resource designed to provide training in the areas of cultural competence, diversity and inclusion.
Common Purpose Global Citizenship Program
Enhance your leadership skills
Develop the skills and competencies that can help advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Join a UWA student club and society
Joining a student club and society is a great way to build your employability skills while having fun doing it.... and with us there are more options than any other university in WA.
Student groups are a great opportunity to build your professional and interpersonal skills, create bonds with like-minded students and take an active part in your university experience.Taylor Wright
UWA Women in Business