Mid-degree checklist

When you’re midway through your degree, it’s a good time to focus on fine-tuning the skills that employers increasingly look for when hiring graduates. At this stage, we encourage you to acquire real-world experience in a number of ways.

Student tip

You can knock off the first four checklist items with the UWA Career and Employability Award!

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.

Careers Essentials: Interview Skills

Thursday 27 June, 1.00pm
Thursday 27 June, 2.00pm
Learn how to prepare and structure your responses to interview questions to give your best interview.

Careers Essentials Workshop: Resumes

Wednesday 24 July, 2.00pm
Wednesday 24 July, 3.00pm
This presentation will go through step by step how to develop a well-structured Resume using the UWA recommended format

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Find a mentor

Career Mentor Link matches you with industry professionals.

  • Build your personal and professional networks.
  • Increase your understanding of the industry.
  • Gain further exposure to the current professional practices and trends.
  • Understand the career options available to you.
  • Learn what employers are looking for when they hire graduates.

UWA Career Mentor Link

The largest and longest running higher-education industry mentoring program in Australia. Learn what’s required from you, as a mentee, and how to apply.

  • What's involved?

    Being a mentee allows you to access 'real world' insights from an industry professional interested in your career.

    The mentoring relationship will focus on identifying your career goals and developing your job-seeking skills. They are not work experience or paid employment programs.

  • Student responsibilities
    • Complete the Mentoring Agreement in conjunction with the mentor
    • Agree on a regular, mutually convenient contact schedule
    • Advise mentor if unable to attend scheduled meetings
    • Observe confidentiality and personal / professional boundaries
    • Be receptive to feedback and suggestions from the mentor
    • Explore own strengths and weaknesses and set relevant goals
    • Fulfil commitments as agreed or negotiate changes
    • Complete and submit program reports and evaluations by due dates
    • Take up opportunities for networking and building professional relationships
    • Contact the Career Mentor Link coordinator if any concerns arise.
  • How to apply

    Career Mentor Link program will be running from May to October 2021.

    Expressions of interest for mentees open on Monday 1 March 2021. The cost to participate as a mentee in the program is $20.

    To be eligible to take part in Career Mentor Link, undergraduates must have achieved at least 48 credit points of study (equivalent to one full-time year). Postgraduates students must be enrolled at UWA. The program is open to international and domestic students.

    Applications are now open

Gaining work experience

Employers often prefer to hire people with previous experience as this reinforces their capability. We understand the importance of applying theoretical knowledge and that’s why all UWA degrees include hands-on experience. Beyond this, UWA gives you the tools to find internships and work experience programs that will help catch the eye of prospective employers.

Internships through the McCusker Centre for Citizenship

McCusker Centre celebrates 1000 student internships

The McCusker Centre for Citizenship seeks to foster caring, connected and socially engaged citizens who actively contribute to the wellbeing of their communities. The McCusker Centre for Citizenship at UWA partners with more than 300 not-for-profit, community, and government organisations to provide quality, structured internships for credit for students at UWA.


Work Integrated Learning (WIL) and Professional Placement Programs

Whatever degree you pursue, there is a range of discipline-specific or elective Work Integrated Learning units to choose from on both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

WIL Placements and Internships

Undertake a placement or internship with one of our 500+ host organisations across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors to apply your discipline-specific learning in an authentic workplace while further honing your professional and employability skills sets.

Co-operative Education for Enterprise Development (CEED)

The CEED program creates academic research projects for students sponsored by public, private and not-for-profit enterprises. The projects are defined by clients, and deal with matters of immediate business value to those clients. CEED projects are real projects, with real outcomes, and have the potential to significantly enhance client and student experiences alike.

More internship opportunities

Turn your passion into action

Volunteering can put you ahead of the pack when it comes to job hunting. You’ll develop skills that’ll stand out on your résumé, and your volunteer hours can be formally recognised on your transcript, helping your journey to your dream career.

92% of employers said relevant volunteer experience gives candidates an advantage in job interviews
Volunteering experience paints a much clearer picture of your personality and core values to prospective employers
Volunteering is an opportunity to meet new people and build your network
Whether you volunteer to make someone happy or to make a difference, the skills you learn and connections you make through giving back are invaluable.

You can be a catalyst of change for the better and create social impact in ways that are meaningful to you.

With flexible opportunities for students and a sure chance to be inspired by those you meet along the way, there is no better time than now to volunteer.


Jenny Chang
UniMentor and Guild Volunteering Ambassador

Take the lead

We're committed to creating the next generation of global leaders through our industry-integrated education. Think beyond the books and start building your leadership skills with our programs below. Your path to becoming a leader starts now.

Joondalup Innovation Challenge

Take part in an action-packed employability and entrepreneurship challenge designed to build your employability and resilience, and help design solutions to real-world challenges in the City of Joondalup community using creative, technology-based approaches.

Global Leader Experience

Delivered in partnership with leadership organisation, Common Purpose, this experience develops your ability to lead from a global perspective. Alongside students from other areas of study, you’ll play a part in tackling the big issues facing businesses, governments and societies worldwide. 

Become a UniMentor

Transitioning from school to university life can take some getting used to. As a mentor, you'll provide helpful advice and support to new students and in turn, develop your own communication and leadership skills. If you're looking to become a UniMentor, we'd love to hear from you.

Join the Student Ambassador Leadership Program

Open to students in second year or above, this volunteer program integrates professional development and personal growth workshops and seminars with hands-on experience in leadership, project management and public speaking. Build your professional network and enhance your CV.

Become an entrepreneur with Bloom

Do you relish the chance to solve some of the biggest problems the world faces today? Or have an interest in starting your own business? Join our community of like-minded individuals as we work together to shape a better tomorrow.

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