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Support and engage with our students

There is something special about putting your organisation front and centre with our students in a workshop or mentor-based setting. It’s not about advertising your roles, it’s not about an immediate result - it’s all about being strategic. UOW students are studying to better themselves and their career. Some know what they’re aiming for, some don’t. What is common to all though is that they are looking to be inspired, looking to be engaged and looking to find a goal and work towards it. When you invest your time in an employer session or program like those below, and show what your organisation is all about, you can become that goal they are working towards. Check out ways to get involved.

Career Accelerate is a selective program aiming to support students through each stage of the recruitment process when applying for competitive graduate and vacation programs.

To ensure we provide relevant and up-to-date content we invite graduate recruiters to get involved and share insights and tips with students about specific stages of their organisations recruitment processes, i.e. video interviews and assessment centres. 

Contact uow-careeraccelerate@uow.edu.au to register your interest or find out more.

Share your expertise by hosting an interactive workshop to help our students acquire the knowledge and skills needed to transition successfully into the workforce. From leadership skills to upcoming technological trends and innovations, the options are endless. 

Core skills workshops are free of charge and subject to approval. Our 2020 core workshops include: 


  • Transforming your Skills – Working as a freelancer/contractor/temp worker
  • Start-Ups – What to expect and building your own work

Complete for 2020:

  • Self-Identity – Optimising and utilising your strengths 
  • Agile Mindset – Flexibility and Adaptability
  • Proactive Learning – Pioneering your career and managing up
  • Technology – How to conduct yourself online and market yourself
  • Future Jobs – Obtaining micro credentials to be adaptable
  • Artificial Intelligence and Automation – How they will change your future work

Contact careers@uow.edu.au to register your interest for available workshops.

Did you know over 90% of recruiters use LinkedIn to recruit employees and inform their hiring decisions? With over 500 million members and many organisations recruiting exclusively through the platform, LinkedIn an essential tool for your career.

Each workshop will be delivered by your Faculty Career Consultant where you will receive practical advice on how to enhance your profile, as well as tips on leveraging LinkedIn as a key job search and networking tool. You will also learn how to search for UOW alumni and how to manage your professional identity online. 

Contact careers@uow.edu.au to register your interest.

The UOW Mentoring Program aims to match current UOW students with UOW alumni who are keen to share their advice and experience in their industry.

How does it work?

  • Interact with your mentee face-to-face, by video chat or over the phone for a minimum of 5-6 hours over 8 weeks
  • Together, complete a Mentoring Agreement to keep you both accountable and decide on whether you’ll focus your time on completing a:
    • 12 – 18 month Career Action Plan; or
    • Job Application (cover letter, resume and responses to selection criteria) for a real job of your choice; and
  • Keep a reflective journal to track your mentoring experience along the way.

How to become a Mentor

Univative has been supporting local, regional and metropolitan businesses since the program launched in 2004. It was designed take students from the classroom to the boardroom and to provide students with consultancy experience, working with organisations from all sectors on addressing real strategic issues and business challenges.

Since its launch, Univative has supported 80+ businesses and has had 1,200+ students complete the program.


For businesses, it opens the door to student talent, fresh perspectives, extra resources and an efficient way to assess students for future employment.

For students, it provides a means to test their knowledge, build their skills and grow their professional network.


We have three in-takes a year.

Role of Host Organisations

Businesses are required to set a challenge that reflects an actual need of the organisation for students to tackle in small inter-disciplinary teams. In partnership with Careers Central, a staff member from the participating organisation is elected to mentor and coach the students over the course of 3-4 weeks, while they work on developing a solution through collaborative research, and produce deliverables such as a business report and an in-person presentation.

Contact uow-univative@uow.edu.au to register your interest or find out more.

UOWx helps students increase their employability to potential employers. This is achieved by connecting students with valuable co-curricular activities that are offered at the University of Wollongong.  These activities are formally recognised through UOWx.

Find out more about UOWx