Many students think that while studying they don’t have to think about graduate employment as that will take care of itself towards the end.
However, students should be undertaking some form of career development throughout their studies.
Career development is a lifelong process for individuals to navigate their way through education and training into employment and fulfilling working lives. This can include identifying career goals and interests, researching and exploring different career options, gaining relevant skills and experiences, and networking with professionals in the field.
Students can engage in career development through various activities such as participating in internships, attending career fairs and networking events, seeking out mentorship, and taking classes and workshops that are relevant to their career interests. It can also involve self-reflection and goal-setting. Effective career development requires a long-term perspective and a willingness to continuously learn and adapt.
This process helps people to explore their potential through self-awareness, research career options and pathways, how to make decisions towards their career goals, and be proactive in an ever-changing world.
In this Employment section for students are three main areas to explore:
- our Graduate Employment page provides useful information and resources for making the transition from education to employment including graduate stories
- our Employment Services and Programs page provides useful information and links for the government funded employment services and programs.