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In career transition

If you're undergoing a career change - we’ve got you covered.

In career transition

Many UOW alumni take extended time off to focus on other matters - children, illness, elderly parents, volunteering and moreUnfortunately, some may also have experienced job loss. Finding the professional confidence to dive back into the job market can be difficult, but we’re here to help. 

Career Action Plan– a resource to help you map out your thoughts and ideas to achieve your career goals

Applying For Jobs – Find out how to write your resume, answer selection criteria and ace the interview

Hidden Job Market - Use social media, networking and entrepreneurship to find that job

UOW LinkedIn Alumni Search - A great way to explore career paths of UOW alumni and discover top employment destinations

My Future – Explores your strengths to help find the right career path and take the right steps to finding a dream job

Employment websites

Ethical Jobs - Job-search site listing community, environmental, not-for-profit and social enterprise jobs that contribute to a more equitable, more just or more sustainable world.

The Loop  - Online creative portfolios and online creative jobs

Medical Jobs Australia – A medical jobs website

iworkforNSW – NSW public sector jobs

United Nations Jobs – Vacancies with the UN and a range of international organisations

SEEK – A platform for advertising jobs

Professional support  

Professional Associations - List of Australian professional organisations, associations and societies

Remuneration and working conditions

Fair Work Commission - Information for employees on workplace rights and obligations

Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) - Free workplace advice and other information

Fair Work Ombudsman-Student Rights - Rights and responsibilities for all employees including students

Explore these professional development resources to learn more about returning to the workforce or taking steps towards your next career.

UOW Outlook Magazine  

Read inspirational stories about your fellow UOW alumni.  

 

Looking to further your education in order to change your career or take it to the next level, but need more industry information?

To find out more about future job opportunities, the Department of Employment has conducted research which identifies skill shortages in the Australian labour market at the state, territory and/or national level.

Postgraduate study  

Realise your professional potential with a UOW postgraduate degree. 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 - it's never been easier to reach your goals.  

Alumni Scholarship for postgraduate study

Discounted short courses for domestic alumni

 

Explore the power of the podcast 

Ever wanted to be the host of your own podcast? It’s not too late. This online course was developed by University of Wollongong’s Associate Professor Siobhan McHugh who has won awards for podcasts such as Phoebe's Fall, Wrong Skin (with Fairfax Media) and Heart of ArtnessComplete this free online course in your own time and you too could soon be hitting the airwaves.  

LinkedIn Learning – Learn business, creative, and technological skills to achieve your personal and professional goals. Free one month trial available  

APSLearn – Online resources to help you grow in the Australian Public Service sector

UOW Discounted short courses – A unique opportunity to upskill and future-proof yourself

My Skills - Department of Education and Training directory of VET training.

 

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. 

Side Hustle School 

A daily podcast with Chris Guillebeau— all designed to help you create a new source of income with-out quitting your job. 

Pivot Method

What’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. 

 

Update your details

Don’t forget to update your details with our Alumni office to take advantage of the range of opportunities available to you as a UOW alumnus. 

Alumni are eligible to access a range of complimentary benefits including, but not limited to: 

  • UOW Outlook Magazine  
  • Events 
  • Chapters and networks  
  • Alumni discount program 
  • Postgraduate study  
  • Library membership  
  • UOWmail (email for life) 

 Visit the UOW alumni benefits page to find out more.

 

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