Are you in your Final Year?
Surprisingly, lots of graduate recruitment activities happen early on in your final year (March, April, and May), so if you want access to more opportunities, it is crucial you get started early in your final year.
An energetic and professional approach to finding employment will be a key ingredient to attaining that first graduate position after uni. At the very least you should take full advantage of the array of services, programs and resources that UOW Careers Central has to offer - all for FREE!
Recruitment schedules vary across industry sectors. The big demand in the next few months relate to big corporate and federal government departments. Speak to your Faculty Careers Consultant to find out the key timings for your discipline.
The following tips should be kept in mind for students looking to apply for a graduate recruitment program:
Attend events to connect you with employers
Careers Central’s Careers Fairs are held on campus during the year - where you can meet employers and find out about their organisation and how to apply.
- Autumn Careers Fair - 19th March 2013 (all disciplines)
- Education Careers Fair - 8th May 2013
- Health Sciences Careers Fair - 23rd May 2013
- Spring Careers Fair - 8th August 2013 (all disciplines)
Employer hosted information sessions are also held on campus. These employers will be on campus during March 2013.
- Careers in Japan presented by DISCO Inc 12th March 2013
- Orica 14th March 2013
- Rio Tinto 18th March 2013
- Ernst & Young 21nd March 2013
- Westpac Group 26th March 2013
- IP Australia 28th March 2013
Make sure you register for all Information Sessions online to reserve your place.
Networking After 5 - 11th April 2013
Professional Association activities
- CPA Careers Expo - 12th March 2013
- Institute of Chartered Accountants NSW Graduate and Vacation Employment Evening - 21st March 2013
- Institute of Chartered Accountants Wollongong CareerConnect - 18th April 2013
Research & check for vacancies
Research companies you are interested in - their business, their recruitment process, appropriate contact details. Start with publications like Graduate Opportunities to see who recruits people with your degree. Company web sites also often contain recruitment details.
There are other key external resources offering advice and assistance on graduate recruitment to help you through all of this.
- Graduate Careers Australia
- Careers Central website
- Graduate Opportunities
- Government graduate vacancies
The Graduate Careers Council of Australia co-ordinates a national survey of graduate destinations. This information can be accessed via the Graduate Careers website.
The Where Grads Go section of our website displays specific information about the destinations of UOW graduates.
Keep your resume up to date
- We offer workshops on finding and applying for work. You can register for these online. Due to the looming closing dates we run many extra workshops throughout March, April, and May.
- Look out for the Graduate Programs workshops in particular - which are running in the Faculties and in Careers Central.
If you have any questions about graduate recruitment or the information presented above, please contact Careers Central.
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