Literature & Language

Career information for your major

Discipline overview

The Bachelor of Creative Arts (Creative Writing) teaches skills and strategies so your writing is strong and clear. It helps you express ideas in imaginative ways that will impact your readers. Creative writers work in a range of areas: poetry, editing, writing for multimedia, commercial and content writing, commercial theatre and performance, short stories and novels, or even in ways that combine or challenge these forms. Creative writers might write to entertain or to educate – but they’re always drawing on the human condition, exploring what it means to be human.

Key employability skills

Graduates can use their skills across a range of careers. It is vital for you to not only become more aware of the skills you will gain through your course and other experiences, and also to learn to effectively articulate these skills to prospective employers.

The following is a sample list of key skills adapted from the QAA UK subject benchmark statement for this discipline. The full skills list can be found at QAA UK.

  • initiate and take responsibility for their own work
  • self-manage and show a distinct ability to work independently, set goals, manage workloads and meet deadlines
  • select and employ communication and information technologies: source, navigate, select, retrieve, evaluate, manipulate and manage information from a variety of sources
  • show considerable personal qualities, including an enthusiasm for enquiry and the motivation to sustain it, often displaying high levels of determination and adaptability
  • work flexibly, both independently and collaboratively
  • communicate their own ideas and the ideas of others concisely, accurately and persuasively in order to influence opinion, developing, constructing and presenting arguments in appropriate ways
  • interact effectively with others, in team or group work, for example through collaboration or in workshop situations
  • be sensitive to cultural contexts when working with others
  • use high level information retrieval and analytical skills, including the ability to interpret, evaluate, synthesise and organise material, to formulate independent and
  • critical judgements, creative solutions and articulate reasoned arguments

Related occupations

Whether you are considering a number of career possibilities, are starting to think deeply about your career future or have a clear career idea in mind, it’s useful to explore the range of career possibilities available.

The following list is of jobs held by UOW graduates sourced through the UOW Alumni Team or the LinkedIn Alumni Tool (up to four years after graduation).  Note that some of these graduates have undertaken further study:

  • Associate Producer
  • Freelance Copyeditor
  • Features Editor
  • Copywriter
  • Freelance Journalist
  • Social Media and Marketing Officer
  • Social Media Representative
  • Freelance Online Content Producer
  • Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Employers

Explore the type of organisations you would like to work for by looking at some of the employers in your field.

The following list of employers of UOW graduates sourced through the UOW Alumni Team or the LinkedIn Alumni Tool (up to four years after graduation).

  • Wollongong Writers Festival
  • South Coast Writers Centre
  • WestWords
  • Society19
  • Pacific Magazines
  • Nextmedia Pty Ltd
  • Word Travels

Key industry job websites

Many industries have job websites dedicated to careers within their industry. These also often have links to other career resources. Also be aware that LinkedIn Jobs is increasingly used by employers to target graduates.

Formal graduate programs

Make sure you consider the fast tracked career pathway programs which are offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies.

Details of relevant graduate recruitment programs can be found on websites such as GradConnection.

Career research and networks

When researching possible careers, obtaining relevant information from a range of sources helps inform your career decisions.

HuffPost - article on careers with a creative writing degree

Labour Market Information Portal – Australian government website with salaries, industry growth and required skills for a wide range of jobs

Your career – Australian government website with a range of careers information

UK Prospects – Careers in creative writing from a UK based career exploration site

Build your career network and stay up to date with the latest developments in your industry by joining a professional association.

Postgraduate study and research

Some career paths require postgraduate study. The 2019 Graduate Outcomes Report identified that 18.9% of undergraduates Australia wide were engaged in postgraduate study four months after graduation.

You can specialise through academic coursework or pursue further research studies. Explore UOW's postgraduate coursework degrees and Higher Degrees by Research or postgraduate courses from other institutions for specific careers of interest.

Developing industry experience

Graduate employers increasingly value industry experience as an addition to formal qualifications to demonstrate your employability skills. This work related experience can be obtained through university internship subjects, co-curricular activities, student exchange or volunteering.

UOW Work experience subjects – Formal work integrated learning subjects available at UOW across all disciplines

UOWx – A range of co-curricular activities available for UOW students

Course information

The relevant undergraduate degree options available at UOW for this discipline are listed below. You may also wish to explore available courses more broadly to see if you might be interested in pursuing a double major or a double degree.

Discipline overview

Writing and English Literatures allows you to combine your love of writing with the analytics of literature. English literatures will challenge you to think creatively about the English language and give you the knowledge and understanding to express these thoughts and ideas through your own creative writing. Potential career industries can include media and publishing, marketing, journalism and teaching.

Key employability skills

Graduates can use their skills across a range of careers. It is vital for you to not only become more aware of the skills you will gain through your course and other experiences, and also to learn to effectively articulate these skills to prospective employers.

The following is a sample list of key skills adapted from the QAA UK subject benchmark statement for this discipline. The full skills list can be found at QAA UK.

  • Discover and synthesize complex information and diverse evidence
  • Write clearly, accurately and effectively
  • Respond creatively and imaginatively to research tasks
  • Test, interpret and analyse information and evidence independently and critically, producing from that analysis cogent arguments and decisive judgements
  • Plan, organise and report to deadline

Related occupations

Whether you are considering a number of career possibilities, are starting to think deeply about your career future or have a clear career idea in mind, it’s useful to explore the range of career possibilities available.

Below is a list of jobs held by UOW graduates up to four months out from graduation, sourced from the 2018 and 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey.

  • Administration Officer
  • English Tutor
  • English Teacher
  • Librarian
  • Marketing Officer
  • Media Research Analyst
  • News Editor
  • Public Relations Consultant
  • University Academic and Research Staff
  • Writing Consultant
  • Sales Assistant

The following list is of jobs held by UOW Alumni up to four years out from graduation, as advised by the UOW Alumni Team.  Note that some of these graduates have undertaken further study:

  • English High School Teacher
  • Career Consultant
  • English Translator
  • Journalist
  • Primary School Teacher
  • Policy Officer
  • Librarian
  • Marketing Analyst
  • Writer
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Communications Officer
  • Manuscript Assessor
  • Auditor

Employers

Explore the type of organisations you would like to work for by looking at some of the employers in your field.

Below is a list of UOW graduate employers up to four months out from graduation, sourced from the 2018 and 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey.

  • The Iconic
  • NumberWorks’nWords
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Nine Network
  • Nuvesco
  • Microsoft
  • Peak Media Relations
  • Stellar
  • University of Wollongong
  • Wealth Harbour Services
  • ZARA
  • Zipmoney

The following list of UOW graduate employers up to four years out from graduation, as advised by the UOW Alumni Team.

  • Department of Education, Skills and Employment
  • University of Wollongong
  • NSW Department of Education
  • TAFE NSW
  • University of Sydney
  • News Corp Australia
  • CommBank
  • The Illawarra Grammar School
  • ABC
  • The Illawarra Mercury
  • Hardie Grant Publishers
  • Driftwood Manuscript

Key industry job websites

Many industries have job websites dedicated to careers within their industry. These also often have links to other career resources. Also be aware that LinkedIn Jobs is increasingly used by employers to target graduates.

Formal graduate programs

Make sure you consider the fast tracked career pathway programs which are offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies.

Details of relevant graduate recruitment programs can be found on websites such as GradConnection.

Career research and networks

When researching possible careers, obtaining relevant information from a range of sources helps inform your career decisions.

Labour Market Information Portal – Australian government website with salaries, industry growth and required skills for a wide range of jobs

Your career – Australian government website with a range of careers information

UK Prospects – a UK based career exploration site

Build your career network and stay up to date with the latest developments in your industry by joining a professional association.

Postgraduate study and research

Some career paths require postgraduate study. The 2019 Graduate Outcomes Report identified that 18.9% of undergraduates Australia wide were engaged in postgraduate study four months after graduation.

You can specialise through academic coursework or pursue further research studies. Explore UOW's postgraduate coursework degrees and Higher Degrees by Research or postgraduate courses from other institutions for specific careers of interest.

Developing industry experience

Graduate employers increasingly value industry experience as an addition to formal qualifications to demonstrate your employability skills. This work related experience can be obtained through university internship subjects, co-curricular activities, student exchange or volunteering.

UOW Work experience subjects – Formal work integrated learning subjects available at UOW across all disciplines.

UOWx – A range of co-curricular activities available for UOW students

Course information

The relevant undergraduate degree options available at UOW for this discipline are listed below. You may also wish to explore available courses more broadly to see if you might be interested in pursuing a double major or a double degree.

Discipline overview

A major in Global Sustainable Development explores ethical issues surrounding global challenges and the interaction between human and environmental security. With 2.4 billion people on the planet living on less than US$2 a day, poverty and inequality remain two of the biggest challenges of our time. Equally, environmental change is a major concern that will affect human activity for the foreseeable future. Potential career paths are in advocacy, equity, community development, energy, environmental public relations and education, fund-raising, volunteer coordination, social enterprise, aid and development.

Key employability skills

Graduates can use their skills across a range of careers. It is vital for you to not only become more aware of the skills you will gain through your course and other experiences, and also to learn to effectively articulate these skills to prospective employers.

The following is a sample list of key skills adapted from the QAA UK subject benchmark statement for this discipline. The full skills list can be found at QAA UK.

  • problem-solving skills: problem-based learning, imagination and flexibility in seeking and evaluating alternative solutions, through critical reflection, to social problems
  • evaluative and analytical skills: able to summarise, analyse and critique arguments, reports, documents and other written, audiovisual and verbal data
  • an ability to relate to wider international and global contexts: critical awareness and appreciation of transnational and globalised social problems, and of addressing human social needs in a global context.
  • personal communication skills: the ability to convey ideas and arguments effectively, using a variety of media, to a range of audiences.
  • self-management of learning and personal resilience: the ability to work independently, within deadlines, supported only by broad guidance as to sources and objectives.
  • team-working skills: interpersonal skills that allow them to collaborate with others and to contribute effectively in group-based research and problem solving
  • information and communications technology skills

Related occupations

Whether you are considering a number of career possibilities, are starting to think deeply about your career future or have a clear career idea in mind, it’s useful to explore the range of career possibilities available.

Below is a list of jobs held by UOW graduates sourced from the 2018 and 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey (up to four months after graduation).

  • Compliance Officer
  • Graduate Stakeholder Engagement Consultant
  • Program Coordinator
  • Renewable Energy & Climate Change Advisor

The following list of jobs were held by UOW graduates sourced through the UOW Alumni Team or the LinkedIn Alumni Tool (up to four years after graduation).  Note that some of these graduates have undertaken further study:

  • Fundraising Officer
  • General Manager
  • Government Support Analyst
  • Operations Coordinator
  • People & Organisational Development Advisor
  • Senior Correspondent
  • Sustainability Administrator

Employers

Explore the type of organisations you would like to work for by looking at some of the employers in your field.

Below is a list of employers of UOW graduates sourced from the 2018 and 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey (up to four months after graduation).

  • Clean Energy Regulator
  • EduGrowth
  • Energy Estate
  • GHD

The following list of employers of UOW graduates sourced through the UOW Alumni Team or the LinkedIn Alumni Tool (up to four years after graduation).

  • ActionAid UK
  • Childfund
  • Equality Australia
  • Hidden Harvest
  • Meltwater
  • The Organisation for World Peace
  • Sunrice

Key industry job websites

Many industries have job websites dedicated to careers within their industry. These also often have links to other career resources. Also be aware that LinkedIn Jobs is increasingly used by employers to target graduates.

Formal graduate programs

Make sure you consider the fast tracked career pathway programs which are offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies. Here are some of the organisations that take graduates of this discipline.

Details of relevant graduate recruitment programs can be found on websites such as GradConnection.

Career research and networks

When researching possible careers, obtaining relevant information from a range of sources helps inform your career decisions.

Build your career network and stay up to date with the latest developments in your industry by joining a professional association.

Postgraduate study and research

Some career paths require postgraduate study. The 2019 Graduate Outcomes Report identified that 18.9% of undergraduates Australia wide were engaged in postgraduate study four months after graduation.

You can specialise through academic coursework or pursue further research studies. Explore UOW's postgraduate coursework degrees and Higher Degrees by Research or postgraduate courses from other institutions for specific careers of interest.

Developing industry experience

Graduate employers increasingly value industry experience as an addition to formal qualifications to demonstrate your employability skills. This work related experience can be obtained through university internship subjects, co-curricular activities, student exchange or volunteering.

  • UOW Work experience subjects – Formal work integrated learning subjects available at UOW across all disciplines.
  • UOWx – A range of co-curricular activities available for UOW students
  • GradConnection - internship programs available with corporate organisations

Course information

The relevant undergraduate degree options available at UOW for this discipline are listed below. You may also wish to explore available courses more broadly to see if you might be interested in pursuing a double major or a double degree.

Discipline overview

Indigenous Studies explores the controversies, complexities and contradictions that shape what it means to be Indigenous in Australia and the world today. Indigenous Studies at UOW is designed to equip you to think incisively about issues that impact on Indigenous individuals and communities on a local, national and global scale. In the private sector graduates are increasingly sought by Australian industry in areas such as mining, agriculture, tourism and the arts. They carry out a range of tasks from policy advisors, community liaison and economic development, applied research and human resource management. In the public sector graduates work as policy, financial and legal advisors, administrators, managers and researchers.

Key employability skills

Graduates can use their skills across a range of careers. It is vital for you to not only become more aware of the skills you will gain through your course and other experiences, and also to learn to effectively articulate these skills to prospective employers.

The following is a sample list of key skills adapted from the QAA UK subject benchmark statement for this discipline. The full skills list can be found at QAA UK.

  • critical understanding of other cultures and practices other than one's own
  • reflect critically and make judgements in light of evidence and argument
  • ability and willingness to engage with other cultures, appreciating their distinctive features
  • ability to articulate to others the contribution that the culture has made at a regional and global level

Related occupations

Whether you are considering a number of career possibilities, are starting to think deeply about your career future or have a clear career idea in mind, it’s useful to explore the range of career possibilities available.

Below is a list of jobs held by UOW graduates up to four months after graduation, sourced from the 2018 and 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey.

  • Indigenous Community Engagement Ambassador
  • School Learning Support Officer
  • Project Officer
  • Training and Development Professional (National Parks)
  • Disability Support Worker
  • Training Coordinator
  • Administration Manager
  • Wellbeing Coordinator
  • Casework (Welfare)

The following list is of jobs held by UOW Alumni up to four years after graduation, as advised by the UOW Alumni Team.  Note that some of these graduates have undertaken further study:

  • University Professional and Academic Staff
  • Indigenous Engagement Consultant
  • Research Assistant
  • Human Resources Officer
  • Centre Manager
  • Aboriginal Consultant

Employers

Explore the type of organisations you would like to work for by looking at some of the employers in your field.

Below is a list of employers of UOW graduates sourced from the 2018 and 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey (up to four months after graduation).

  • University of Wollongong
  • Department of Education (NSW)
  • National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association
  • Commonwealth Government
  • Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT)
  • Harper Collins
  • Mission Australia
  • National Parks

The following list of employers of UOW graduates as advised by the UOW Alumni Team (up to four years after graduation).

  • University of Wollongong
  • NSW Department of Education
  • University of Sydney
  • Country University Centre
  • CareerTrackers Indigenous Internship Program
  • Transport for NSW
  • ARUP

Key industry job websites

Many industries have job websites dedicated to careers within their industry. These also often have links to other career resources. Also be aware that LinkedIn Jobs is increasingly used by employers to target graduates.

Formal graduate programs

Make sure you consider the fast tracked career pathway programs which are offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies.

Many graduate employers actively target Indigenous graduates for their graduate programs. Indigenous Careers is a targeted government program for supporting indigenous graduates into public service employment.

Details of relevant graduate recruitment programs can be found on websites such as GradConnection.

Career research and networks

When researching possible careers, obtaining relevant information from a range of sources helps inform your career decisions.

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies - Australia's only national institution focused exclusively on the diverse history, cultures and heritage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia.

Labour Market Information Portal – Australian government website with salaries, industry growth and required skills for a wide range of jobs

Your career – Australian government website with a range of careers information

Build your career network and stay up to date with the latest developments in your industry by joining a professional association.

Postgraduate study and research

Some career paths require postgraduate study. The 2019 Graduate Outcomes Report identified that 18.9% of undergraduates Australia wide were engaged in postgraduate study four months after graduation.

You can specialise through academic coursework or pursue further research studies. Explore UOW's postgraduate coursework degrees and Higher Degrees by Research or postgraduate courses from other institutions for specific careers of interest.

Developing industry experience

Graduate employers increasingly value industry experience as an addition to formal qualifications to demonstrate your employability skills. This work related experience can be obtained through university internship subjects, co-curricular activities, student exchange or volunteering.

UOW Work experience subjects – Formal work integrated learning subjects available at UOW across all disciplines.

UOWx – A range of co-curricular activities available for UOW students

Course information

The relevant undergraduate degree options available at UOW for this discipline are listed below. You may also wish to explore available courses more broadly to see if you might be interested in pursuing a double major or a double degree.

Discipline overview

International Relations is a vibrant, growing and constantly evolving discipline designed for students interested in careers in international organisations, foreign affairs or any organisation that has a focus beyond Australia’s borders.

Whether it is the latest peace deal in a conflict zone, aid package, humanitarian relief operation, trade deal or climate negotiation, studying International Relations at UOW helps you understand the motives behind the actions taken by states, international organisations and the many other actors in global politics. Potential careers can include diplomacy, intelligence, politics, immigration, lobbying and research analysis.

Key employability skills

Graduates can use their skills across a range of careers. It is vital for you to not only become more aware of the skills you will gain through your course and other experiences, but also to learn to effectively articulate these skills to prospective employers.

The following is a sample list of key skills adapted from the QAA UK subject benchmark statement for this discipline. The full skills list can be found at QAA UK.

  • describe, evaluate and apply different approaches involved in collecting, analysing and presenting (political) information
  • identify issues for (political) enquiry; assess their ethical implications; and gather, organise and deploy evidence, data and information from a variety of sources
  • identify, investigate, analyse and advocate solutions to problems
  • develop a reasoned argument, synthesise relevant information and exercise critical judgement
  • communicate ideas effectively and fluently, both orally and in writing
  • use communication and information technologies for the retrieval, analysis and presentation of information
  • work independently, demonstrating initiative, self-organisation and time management
  • collaborate with others and contribute effectively to the achievement of common goals

Related occupations

Whether you are considering a number of career possibilities, are starting to think deeply about your career future or have a clear career idea in mind, it’s useful to explore the range of career possibilities available.

Below is a list of jobs held by UOW graduates sourced from the 2018 and 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey (up to four months after graduation).

  • Ministerial and Parliamentary Officer
  • Policy Officer
  • Project Support Officer
  • Public Servant

The following list of jobs were held by UOW graduates sourced through the UOW Alumni Team or the LinkedIn Alumni Tool (up to four years after graduation).  Note that some of these graduates have undertaken further study:

  • Client Service Officer
  • Consultant
  • Corporate Partnership Coordinator
  • Governance Officer
  • Graduate Officer
  • Policy and Project Officer
  • Senior Policy Officer
  • Youth Engagement Officer

Employers

Explore the type of organisations you would like to work for by looking at some of the employers in your field.

Below is a list of employers of UOW graduates sourced from the 2018 and 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey (up to four months after graduation).

  • Australian Human Rights Commission
  • Department of Communities and Justice
  • Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
  • NSW Electoral Commission
  • NSW Government

The following list of employers of UOW graduates sourced through the UOW Alumni Team or the LinkedIn Alumni Tool (up to four years after graduation).

  • Apis Group
  • The Australian Government
  • Department of Defence
  • Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
  • Redkite
  • United Nations Information Centre

Key industry job websites

Many industries have job websites dedicated to careers within their industry. These also often have links to other career resources. Be aware that LinkedIn Jobs is increasingly used by employers to target graduates.

Formal graduate programs

Make sure you consider the fast tracked career pathway programs which are offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies. Here are some of the organisations that take graduates of this discipline.

  • Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
  • Australian Security Intelligence Organisation
  • Department of Defence
  • Department of Immigration & Citizenship
  • Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade
  • Department of Home Affairs

Details of relevant graduate recruitment programs can be found on websites such as GradConnection.

Career research and networks

When researching possible careers, obtaining relevant information from a range of sources helps inform your career decisions.

Build your career network and stay up to date with the latest developments in your industry by joining a professional association.

Postgraduate study and research

Some career paths require postgraduate study. The 2019 Graduate Outcomes Report identified that 18.9% of undergraduates Australia wide were engaged in postgraduate study four months after graduation.

You can specialise through academic coursework or pursue further research studies. Explore UOW's postgraduate coursework degrees and Higher Degrees by Research or postgraduate courses from other institutions for specific careers of interest

Developing industry experience

Graduate employers increasingly value industry experience as an addition to formal qualifications to demonstrate your employability skills. This work related experience can be obtained through university internship subjects, co-curricular activities, student exchange or volunteering.

Course information

The relevant undergraduate degree options available at UOW for this discipline are listed below. You may also wish to explore available courses more broadly to see if you might be interested in pursuing a double major or a double degree.

Discipline overview

The globalisation of the economy and culture means that knowledge of a language is more and more in demand. Learning a second language will develop and improve your communication skills and give you a greater understanding of a different country and its culture. Studying a language makes you more employable and will prepare you to work in a multicultural and globalised economy. The study of languages can also be combined with another discipline to expand your career options in your chosen field.

Key employability skills

Graduates can use their skills across a range of careers. It is vital for you to not only become more aware of the skills you will gain through your course and other experiences, and also to learn to effectively articulate these skills to prospective employers.

The following is a sample list of key skills adapted from the QAA UK subject benchmark statement for this discipline. The full skills list can be found at QAA UK.

  • ability and willingness to engage with other cultures, appreciating their distinctive features
  • ability to appreciate and evaluate critically one's own culture.
  • engage with, summarise and interpret layers of meaning within texts and other cultural products
  • use and present material in the target language and one's own language in written and oral forms in a clear and effective manner
  • ability to articulate to others the contribution that the culture has made at a regional

Related occupations

Whether you are considering a number of career possibilities, are starting to think deeply about your career future or have a clear career idea in mind, it’s useful to explore the range of career possibilities available.

Below is a list of jobs held by UOW graduates up to four months out from graduation, sourced from the 2018 and 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey.

  • Language Teacher
  • Language Assistant
  • English Language Assistant
  • Retail Assistant
  • Sales Assistant
  • Receptionist (General)
  • Public Servant
  • Support Officer (Education)
  • Administration Manager
  • Graduate Project Officer
  • Marketing Assistant
  • University Professional and Academic Staff

The following list is of jobs held by UOW Alumni up to four years out from graduation, as advised by the UOW Alumni Team.  Note that some of these graduates have undertaken further study:

  • Language Teacher
  • Linguist
  • Writer
  • Administration
  • Translator
  • Solicitor
  • Editor
  • Communications Officer
  • Journalist
  • Tourist Officer
  • Interpreter
  • Journalist
  • Public Servant
  • Marketing Graduate
  • Research Assistant
  • International Communications Officer

Employers

Explore the type of organisations you would like to work for by looking at some of the employers in your field.

Below is a list of UOW graduate employers up to four months out from graduation, sourced from the 2018 and 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey.

  • Interac
  • Ministers of Education, Spain
  • National French Education
  • Beach Park Motel
  • Novotel
  • Flying Pigs Creative Agency
  • Australian Government Department of Finance
  • Audit Office of New South Wales
  • Department of Family & Community Services (NSW)
  • University of Wollongong
  • JB Hi-fi

The following list of UOW graduate employers up to four years out from graduation, as advised by the UOW Alumni Team.

  • University of Wollongong
  • University of Sydney
  • NSW Department of Education
  • NSW Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment
  • The Australian
  • PwC
  • Telstra
  • Tutoring Excellence

Key industry job websites

Many industries have job websites dedicated to careers within their industry. These also often have links to other career resources. Also be aware that LinkedIn Jobs is increasingly used by employers to target graduates.

Formal graduate programs

Make sure you consider the fast tracked career pathway programs which are offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies.

Details of relevant graduate recruitment programs can be found on websites such as GradConnection.

Career research and networks

When researching possible careers, obtaining relevant information from a range of sources helps inform your career decisions.

Build your career network and stay up to date with the latest developments in your industry by joining a professional association.

Postgraduate study and research

Some career paths require postgraduate study. The 2019 Graduate Outcomes Report identified that 18.9% of undergraduates Australia wide were engaged in postgraduate study four months after graduation.

You can specialise through academic coursework or pursue further research studies. Explore UOW's postgraduate coursework degrees and Higher Degrees by Research or postgraduate courses from other institutions for specific careers of interest.

Students may want to complete the Master of Teaching in order to move into the teaching or TESOL professions. They can also complete post-graduate qualifications in Translating or Interpreting (see NAATI approved courses)

Developing industry experience

Graduate employers increasingly value industry experience as an addition to formal qualifications to demonstrate your employability skills. This work related experience can be obtained through university internship subjects, co-curricular activities, student exchange or volunteering.

UOW Work experience subjects – Formal work integrated learning subjects available at UOW across all disciplines.

UOWx – A range of co-curricular activities available for UOW students

Course information

The relevant undergraduate degree options available at UOW for this discipline are listed below. You may also wish to explore available courses more broadly to see if you might be interested in pursuing a double major or a double degree.

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