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The Adelaide Graduate Award is a free employability program open to students from all faculties. On the journey you undertake through the Award, you will develop yourself through work experience, volunteering, attending careers workshops and written reflection.

The program runs alongside your degree without any extra study load, and you have until your final semester to complete it. When finished, you will get a formal certificate of recognition and the Award will be added to your transcript.

Through the Award you can develop important skills that employers are looking for in graduates. With hundreds of activities to choose from, you can choose as many or as few as you like. If you are already involved in extracurricular activities, the Adelaide Graduate Award will help you get recognition for your extra-curricular involvement. You can even get credit for doing paid work!

Meet our Adelaide Graduate Award students

A woman volunteering at a museum

Brianna studied a degree in Health and Medical Science, and is now pursuing a Masters in the field. Outside of study, she volunteers in the mammology department at the South Australian Museum.
 
In her role, Brianna assists with management and upkeep of the collection including specimen repair, preparation, cleaning and display; getting a chance to interact with many rare and beautiful specimens.

A man working as an umpire at a football game.

Charlton is studying a bachelor degree in Law and Commerce. Outside of study, he sits on the Law Students’ Society committee and works as a football umpire.

On the Society’s committee, he is currently the First Year Representative. As an umpire, he works to facilitate an environment where football games run fluidly and players respect one another.

A woman volunteers at Ozharvest

Quanhao studied a degree in Engineering. Outside of study, she is a volunteer at OzHarvest, a charity that collects food that would otherwise have been wasted and uses it to feed those in need.

Quanhao has been a part of various extra-curricular initiatives hosted by the University such as Global IQ Connect, ECMS Ambassador Program, Career Access Mentoring and the Women in STEM Careers Program.