Getting started

Getting started checklist

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

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.

  • Problem-solving
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Adaptability
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Data analysis
  • Resilience
  • Organisation
  • Technical
  • Subject knowledge
  • Creativity
  • Leadership
  • Language
  • Negotiating
  • 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.

Clubs and societies give you the opportunity to further develop transferrable skills such as leadership, time management and teamwork

Unlock new networking opportunities with individuals who share similar interests or passions

Better demonstrate who you are on your résumé — it's also a great conversation starter for job interviews!
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

Discover the opportunities, clubs and facilities available in your area of study.

Your next step to success?

Get in touch

Visit us

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

Appointments

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

Email us

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