Career help during your degree
Careers and Employability can help you develop career and study goals and provide tips and advice at any stage during your degree.
We provide a range of services and resources aimed at improving your employability and helping you to discover the professional pathways where you can take your degree.
Know where you can take your degree
A Murdoch degree gives you the flexibility to create a career unique to you. If you need help with your career planning and development, we can assist you with:
- identifying graduate opportunities
- supporting you in developing a tailored job search strategy
- understanding how to make your skills and experience stand out to employers.
Come along to a drop-in session in the Geoffrey Bolton Library during the semester to chat with a Career Development Advisor for tips and advice.
Find part time or casual work
Along with graduate opportunities, employers post positions suitable for students on the CareerConnect jobs board so you can find experience in your chosen area of study or find a part time or casual job whilst studying.
Improve your job search skills
CareerConnect is your first stop for job search assistance:
- The resources section has guides on writing a resume and cover letter, as well as other useful tips and information to help you with your job search. Our job search toolkits are tailored to your field of study and aim to improve your resume and cover letter writing, interview performance and more.
- For further help, you can book into attend a workshop on job search strategies and career development. View upcoming events on CareerConnect to book your place.
- We also provide a resume and job application feedback service. Submit your documents via CareerConnect or come along to a drop-in session with your resume or cover letter.
Boost your employability
Give yourself the best chance with employers by signing up for our Boost Your Employability module. This free, online support module can help with:
- exploring career and related study options
- finding and making the most of real world experience related to your degree
- developing your job search and professional networking skills.
You will gain important career development skills through self-paced guides tailored to each stage of your degree, which you can work through and re-visit any time.
Find real world experience
CareerConnect is a great place to find paid and unpaid work experience related to your degree. You can also gain real world experience through Murdoch and the Guild.
Learn to network and meet employers
Throughout the year, we host networking events and employer presentations where you can meet employer and industry representatives and learn about opportunities in your chosen industry.
Many employers and professional associations also host networking events off-campus, designed to give you the opportunity to broaden your industry knowledge and professional network.
The Murdoch Industry Mentoring (MIM) program is another way to develop a professional network. It provides a mentorship relationship with a professional in a field of interest, enabling you to gain industry insights, develop career-relevant skills and better prepare for the transition into the workplace.