Rising professional

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

Rising professional

You’ve been working and excelling in your chosen field. But you want to grow more professionally and explore your career options. We've sourced a range of resources below to help you reset your career goals.

Career Planning

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

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 how to take your career to the next level.

UOW Outlook Magazine  

Read inspirational stories about your University and fellow UOW alumni.  


Looking to change your career or take it to the next 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


LinkedIn Learning

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

LinkedIn resources

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. 

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, How I Work, 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. 


UOW Mentoring Program  

Throughout the academic year, UOW offers mentoring programs that encourage alumni to share their professional skills with students or fellow alumni. UOW Mentoring Program is a great 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.  


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