Find out what UOWx is and how it can help you identify top performing UOW graduates to join your workforce.

Meet a UOWx graduate

The University of Wollongong knows employers are constantly on the lookout for extraordinary employees. The university's initiative UOWx develops highly competitive graduates with transferable skills that today's employers are seeking for their organisations.

Graduates gain these skills through the UOWx program which connects students to paid and volunteer programs outside of their degree. Evidence of this skill development is provided through graduates UOWx Record and UOWx Award.

The UOWx Record is a co-curricular transcript that shows graduates involvement in professional development activities and experiences outside of their academic coursework. The UOWx Award is issued to students who have shown a willingness to explore new ideas, take on new challenges and have demonstrated outstanding commitment in giving back to the UOW community. It is recognition of the significant experiences and learning the student has gained in addition to their degree. During your recruitment process look for applicants with these two key documents as they provide formal endorsement from the University.

If you're looking for employees that will thrive in an increasingly competitive global workforce then look no further than UOWx graduates. Visit our website today to find out how your company can get involved in UOWx.

If everyone has a degree, how do you choose who gets the job?

The above question was put to over 25 employers in a range of industries by UOWx and the response was clear – the skills and experience outside the classroom are what set students apart. Soft skills gained in work experience and volunteering were important to employers and that is what formed the foundation of the UOWx program. So now, students who engage with UOWx are gaining those skills through co-curricular activities and just for you, their UOWx record outlines it all clearly. Identifying solid graduates has never been easier now you know to look for UOWx.

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Why choose UOWx graduates?

We listened. Employers told us the important skills they wanted in graduates in the modern workplace and each of our co-curricular activities and the learning streams they are in, focus on those skills. From organisation, communication and interpersonal skills, to cultural awareness and office etiquette, problem solving, resilience and reflective thinking. They are not learning about them in a textbook but rather engaging in activities that have them applying these skills amongst other students and UOW staff. The UOWx graduates are practical, practiced and prepared for the transition from university to the workplace.