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Why Go to University?

There are many great reasons to study at university, but let’s start with four:

Uni Graduates Find Employment

The labour market is competitive and many jobs require tertiary training.  Having a university qualification gives you the skills and advantage to secure employment.

Over 75% of university undergraduates gain full-time employment within four months of graduating*.

Employability Skills

A university degree provides you with the specialist knowledge you'll need for a specific career and also develops key skills, such as communication, teamwork, problem-solving, initiative and enterprise, planning and organisation, self-management, learning, and technology—the eight most highly employer-valued skills*. 

With most people changing careers several times throughout their working lives, the skills you'll gain at university will be valuable in a variety of job and life situations.

Career Satisfaction

At school, the subjects we are good at are often those we enjoy the most. The same theory applies to any kind of work you do, whether it be at university or in the workplace. In the right university degree you’ll get to study in an area (or areas) of interest and develop the skills and knowledge you can apply to a satisfying and rewarding career.

School careers advisers can help you with choosing the uni degree that’s right for you. They’ve got lots of info to help you decide what you want to do, where you want to study and the right high school subjects to get you there. Alternatively contact an advisor at the University of Adelaide.

Great Earning Potential

While enjoying your time at work is important, getting paid for your hard work is pretty important too!  The average graduate starting salary—that is, what graduates under 25 years get paid in their first job out of uni—is around $49‚000 per year!*

*Source: Graduate Destinations 2010


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