Are you looking for work? You may be looking for different types of employment opportunities depending on what stage you are at in your degree.
You may like to consider work experience in your first and second year, a summer vacation placement before your final year, perhaps even an overseas placement and finally the search for graduate work.
Here are some resources to assist you with your job search at any level.
- Graduate employment Utilise the University's central job and career resource portal
CareerHub is a free online job and resource database to help with your career development.
CareerHub advertises a large list of jobs from employers who are wishing to seek applications from University of Adelaide students and graduates. CareerHub is also the main access point for Careers Service resources and registrations for events and workshops.
- Graduate Programs
- Vacation Programs & Internships
- Program-related part-time or casual work
- International opportunities
- Volunteer positions
- Events and workshops
- Career resources (documents, FAQs and more)
- International opportunities Prepare for an international career
GoinGlobal can help you prepare for an international career. The site provides you with employment resources in the following areas:
- World-wide job openings
- Internship listings
- Industry profiles
- Country-specific career information
- Internships and work experience Gaining industry experience
It is a fantastic idea to gain some industry experience related to your degree whilst studying. It is important to note that experience comes in many different forms and may be called a variety of names depending on your industry. Other words for industry experience include:
- work experience
- undergraduate program
- vacation program
- co-operative program
- undergraduate scholarship
- summer program
- practical experience
- industry placement
- legal clerkship
- clinical placements
- research scholarship (and the list continues)...
You can search for internships and work experience programs through the Careers Service and through your faculty. Some University resources include:
- Volunteer opportunities Build your skills whilst helping your community
Volunteering is an important contribution to your local community. It can also be a way for you to 'get your foot in the door' in your future industry and gain some experience. Volunteer experiences look great on your resume. Here are some places to find Volunteer work:
- CareerHub: search for volunteer international and volunteer vacation opportunities
- Volunteer at the University: the University has a diverse range of volunteer positions across its campuses
- AUU Volunteer and Employment Service The Union's volunteering program aims to connect you to volunteering opportunities with not-for-profit organisations
- Find more volunteer links by searching CareerHub Resources
- Scholarship opportunities Find out about undergraduate and postgraduate opportunities
The University offers scholarships to undergraduate and postgraduate students. These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
- Casual work An entry point into the workforce
Casual work is a great entry-point into the workforce. Casual jobs and employment allow you to practice skills such as team work, communication, time management and demonstrate punctuality, diligence and more.
Demonstrating some form of casual employment to complement your studies is often a desirable experience for employers at a work experience or graduate level. If you are able to find casual work related to your industry - even better!
Here are some places you may like to search for casual work:
- Find program-related casual opportunities on CareerHub
- Consider working casually at the University
- Search opportunities through online sites.
- Consider approaching your local shopping centre and service providers (close to home or close to the University)
- Search for casual jobs with the AUU Employment Service
The Careers Service is a free service available to all current students and recent graduates (for up to one year after completion).
If you are not a registered student at the University of Adelaide, please visit this enquiry site or speak to the Ask Adelaide team on 08 8313 5208.