Your career journey

Your career is a lifelong journey

We believe our alumni are our greatest achievement. We want you to have a long and fulfilling life and career, no matter the path you take. 


Career help

UOW strives to provide all new graduates with the career support they need. Alumni who have been out of university for up to two years can continue to access support services including learning resources, workshops and events and career consultation via Careers Central.


Alumni events, workshops and webinars

Network, be inspired and futher develop your skillset with events, workshops and webinars for UOW alumni.


Further study

Looking to change your career or take it to the next level? Realise your professional potential with a . Choose from online, flexible or on-campus study options. And with many courses offering Commonwealth supported places, where the government funds up to 75 per cent of your fees and a 10% discount for UOW alumni - it's never been easier to reach your goals.


Professional development resources

We have curated our favourite resources below to provide you with some guidance along your career journey.

Recent graduate

Graduated in the last two years and still finding your feet?

Need some career inspiration?

  • A UOW degree can open the door to a broad range of career pathways explore the options available to you.
  • My future - Explore your strengths to help find the right career path and take the first steps towards finding a dream job. 
  • LinkedIn Alumni ToolThe Alumni tool on LinkedIn shows you what UOW alumni and current students are doing in their career journeys. This helps you explore career paths, discover top employment destinations and connect with alumni for advice. 
  • UOW Outlook MagazineInspirational stories about your University and fellow UOW alumni.

Resources and tips

  • UOW Careers central provides a resume review service for students and recent graduates. 
  • Most roles for graduates are found outside formal graduate programs. Explore the range of online employment websites or access the hidden job market. 
  • Graduate programs are formal, structured programs generally within larger businesses and government organisations.  These programs require students to go through a formal recruitment process including online applications, interviews and psychometric testing assessment centres, which can last up to six-nine months. Some Graduate Programs allow you to apply up to two years after graduating.

Grad-U-Ready Series

To assist you in preparing for your career transition – whether it’s entering the job market, a new role, career progression with your current employer, or a complete change in career, the Grad-U-Ready Series is all about helping you to be better prepared. For an overview of the program and to register for the next series, visit the UOW careers website.


CareerHub+

CareerHub+ can be accessed while you are logged into CareerHub. It is an online library specifically designed to improve student, graduate and alumni employability. As a graduate of UOW you have access to an extensive range of interactive tools, videos, eLearning and written resources.  

Note: Once logged into CareerHub (instructions on Career Hub Tab) simply click on the CareerHub+ tab on the top blue banner to gain access 

Now is great time to reflect on your skills, experiences and career motivations. Here are some resources we have handpicked for you, but we also invite you to explore all the resources available in CareerHub+: 

Applying for jobs  

Getting job-ready 


Other online learning opportunities

  • LinkedIn Learning: Learn in-demand skills with over 16,000+ online courses taught by real-world professionals. One month free trial available.  
  • APSLearn – Online resources to help you grow in the Australian Public Service sector.

Perfect podcasts when starting out your career

  • The 7 Minute Job Interview features experts providing job interview tips, resume tips, career advice and LinkedIn training to students, recent graduates and young professionals. 
  • The Dream Job Ready podcast features guests that have landed the types of jobs the rest of us want. From CEOs and CMOs of the world's most loved companies, to designers, data scientists, sports commentators, sales directors and a million amazing job titles in between. UOW alumnus, Dane Sharp, interviews guests about their dream jobs and career experience, asking them to explain how they got to where they are today; discuss the opportunities, learnings and mistakes that they faced along the way; share insights that have helped them; and give advice about the ways we can all be dream job ready.

Rising professional

You’ve got a stable job, been working for a while, what’s next?

Professional development resources to help you take your next career step

Explore these professional development resources to learn more about how to take your career to the next level.

 

UOW Mentoring Program  

Throughout the academic year, UOW offers mentoring programs that encourage alumni to share their professional skills with students or fellow alumni. It is an opportunity to help another person grow in their career by sharing your personal knowledge and life experience. Not only is it a valuable for the mentee, it also helps build on your coaching and leadership skills.  

Online learning opportunities for rising professionals

  • LinkedIn Learning: Learn in-demand skills with over 16,000+ online courses taught by real-world professionals. One month free trial available.  
  • APSLearn – Online resources to help you grow in the Australian Public Service sector.

Podcasts for rising professionals

  • How To Be Awesome At Your Job. Get more fun, wins, meaning, and money from your job! This show hosted by Pete Mockaitis helps grow your skills and impact at any job that requires thinking and collaborating. 
  • How I Work. Amantha Imber is the host of the number one ranking business podcast, where she interviews some of the world’s leading innovators about their habits, rituals and strategies for structuring their day. Every episode contains practical tips and insights on how the world’s most successful people manage their day. 
  • The Pineapple Project- Season 2: Work. It’s time to make work better! Find out how to network like a pro, land a job interview, get the most out of your time, deal with a horrible boss, balance kids with a career and even enjoy a job you hate. Join Claire Hooper as she tracks down all the experts and learns the workplace lessons we somehow missed.

Established professional

Your career is well established but is there something lacking?

Professional development resources to help you take your career to the next level 

UOW Mentoring Program  

Throughout the academic year, UOW offers mentoring programs that encourage alumni to share their professional skills with students or fellow alumni. It is an opportunity to help another person grow in their career by sharing your personal knowledge and life experience. Not only is it a valuable for the mentee, it also helps build on your coaching and leadership skills.  

Online learning opportunities for established professionals

  • LinkedIn Learning: Learn in-demand skills with over 16,000+ online courses taught by real-world professionals. One month free trial available.  
  • APSLearn – Online resources to help you grow in the Australian Public Service sector.

Podcasts for established professionals

  • The Mentor with Mark Bouris. Mark Bouris speaks to business owners and entrepreneurs, finding out what makes them tick and their plans for growth. Some business owners are on the way up and enjoying new success, others are at a turning point. 
  • Akimbo. Hosted by Seth Godin, Akimbo is a podcast about our culture and about how we can change it. About seeing what's happening and choosing to do something. 

 

 

In career transition

If you're undergoing a career change or returning to the workforce after a break - we’ve got you covered!

Professional development resources to help you return to the workforce or take steps towards a career change

Bring your business idea to life with iAccelerate

Ever thought about starting your own business? iAccelerate have created a vibrant ecosystem where the cleverest of ideas take shape. They are a unique business accelerator and incubator program at UOW, where start-upsscaleups, social enterprises and entrepreneurs thrive. The companies are supported by a robust model of education, mentoring, seed funding and unparalleled access to one of the world’s most innovative young research universities. 

Online learning opportunities for people in career transition

  • LinkedIn Learning: learn in-demand skills with over 16,000+ online courses taught by real-world professionals. One month free trial available.  
  • APSLearn: online resources to help you grow in the Australian Public Service sector.
  • My Skills: Department of Education and Training directory of VET training.

 

Podcasts for transitioning your career

  • Side Hustle SchoolA daily podcast with Chris Guillebeau— all designed to help you create a new source of income with-out quitting your job. 
  • Pivot MethodWhat’s next for your career and creative projects? Jenny Blake wants you to embrace fear, insecurity, imperfection and intuition as the superpowers they are while pivoting.
  • The Few Who Do. Presented by Jan Fran and Marc Fennell, a series where we hear personal stories from Australians with big ambitions, entrepreneurs and small business owners, who are advocating for change and tackling society's big issues. 

 

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