Careers Central - Frequently Asked Questions [FAQ]
Q . Where is Careers Central?
A. On the lower ground floor of Building 11 (UniCentre).
Q. What are the opening hours?
A. We are open 9am - 5pm all year, except for the Christmas/New Year shutdown, and of course our website is available at any time.
Q. What does Careers Central do?
A. We provide resources, programs, events and services to help students to establish appropriate career goals, and to identify pathways and strategies to achieve those goals.
Q. Are Careers Central services open to all students?
A. Yes, students at any stage of undergraduate or postgraduate studies can make use of our services.
Q. What does it cost to access Careers Central services?
A. All services and programs are free to students.
Q. I don’t know where my course is leading – how do I find out?
A. Look at the information on www.graduatecareers.com.au – on the What Job for You page. Both the data available on Gradsonline and the Career Profiles information sheets. Then make an appointment to talk to one of our advisers.
Q. How can I best prepare for the career I am considering?
A. If you are uncertain about the appropriate pathway, make an appointment to see one of our advisers.
Q. I want to change my major or my degree – can Careers Central help?
A. The details of your current and future units and courses must be discussed with appropriate staff in the faculties, but we can help you to look at the career implications of changes you want to make.
Q. Can Careers Central help me find a job?
A. Yes, whether you are seeking part-time or vacation employment, a graduate job, or any form of employment, we can help. See our JobBoard pages.
Q. What if I am interested in going on to further study?
A. Some form of further study is part of many students’ career goals – not all graduates enter employment immediately after completion. We have information about courses of further study, and you can discuss possibilities with one of our advisers.
Q. Can I use Careers Central's services after I graduate?
A. You can use our services for up to two years after you graduate.
Q. What can I do about improving my resume and my job applications generally?
A. We have a variety of ways to help with this – including our workshop series. Go to our “Assistance with Job Applications and Resume Writing” pages.
Q. Are there services particularly aimed at final year students?
A. Our series of careers fairs and employer presentations bring graduate employers onto campus. And graduate vacancies are listed on the JobBoard.
Q. Can I get help in seeking jobs overseas?
A. See our Jobsearch Overseas page.
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