Support and resources for Academic and Professional Staff
The Careers Service builds the relationship between students, academics and industry to improve career outcomes.
The national award winning Careers Service team collaborates with academic staff, program coordinators and professional staff across all faculties to integrate careers education into curriculum, provide extra-curricular support resources and open the door to industry interactions for your students.
This video showcases the perspectives of academic staff who recognise the value of bringing careers into education to assist students to become career-ready graduates and the role that the Careers staff play.
With a range of services detailed below, please contact the Careers Service if you have questions or would like to discuss careers related issues in your area.
- Careers Content in Faculty Curriculum Workshops, Lectures, Resources and more
The Careers Service assists to facilitate programs and classes which explore and identify graduate career readiness.
Do your students need more insight into the workforce ahead of them? Would you like to present real-world examples of work opportunities and career paths? Are you seeking industry involvement for lecture content? Are you interested in your students having access to some Career Readiness online courses?
The Careers Service can provide current resources, teaching assistance and specialised lectures across all faculties.
- Finding Jobs for your Students CareerHub - The University's Central Job and Resource Database
CareerHub is a free online employment tool for students, recent graduates and staff. It features a jobs board, resources, employer links, company profiles and allows students to register for employer presentations and Careers Service workshops. Job opportunities advertised on this site include:
- Graduate programs
- Internships, work experience and vacation programs
- Program related volunteer, casual or part time roles
Students can also find:
- Employer profiles
- Online FAQs
- Industry news
- Market trends
- Practical Online ResourcesTools that add value to your course content
In addition to CareerHub, Academic and professional staff can add value to communication and careers course content with online resources such as our Career Ready Online Courses and Vieple.
- Career Ready Online Courses - 24/7 online courses designed to maximise employability. Topics include: Introduction to Career Readiness, Exploring Industry, Employers and You, Resumes, Interviews, Graduate Applications and Work Experience.
- Vieple - Interview practice resource -
The Careers Service has enabled all staff and students to access this interview practice resource which will assist students with their confidence levels for future job applications as it is at the cutting edge of Australian employer recruitment tools. This platform also presents an opportunity for faculties who shortlist students for internship or ambassador programs to utilise the platform to streamline their processes.
- Assist Students with Job Applications and Interviews Resume Workshop, Interview Preparation and more
The Careers Service can assist your students to learn about the recruitment calendar and trends for graduate and vacation work.
We provide assistance for students by running the following workshops:
- Resume Writing
- Interview Preparation
- Sourcing and Applying for Graduate Work
- Work Experience
- Selection Criteria
We also facilitate industry or 'employer on campus' sessions in workshop or lecture style.
- Mentoring OpportunitiesDiscipline-Specific Career and Industry Mentoring Program
The Careers Service's flagship Career Access Mentoring program has provided hundreds of students with the opportunity to further develop their employability and career confidence skills by engaging with industry professionals, over a several-month period, in professional mentoring. Additional services provide students with shorter-term opportunities in diverse environments.
- Graduate TrackingStatistics that articulate 'Where Our Students Go'
The Graduate Tracking Project began as a pilot in 2013 and has grown to become a rich resource of dynamic career progression data that our Career Educators, Academic and Professional staff utilise. The comprehensive body of data is collected annually by survey methods, two years after students complete their studies. The Graduate Tracking Project provides distinct insight into the employment trends of our graduates, to guide current students in real job titles, companies, internship experiences and other important work-related information. The Graduate Tracking Project collects both qualitative and quantitative data which can be broken down by a range of variables, including specific degrees and Faculties, domestic /international status and gender.
Our team also connects with graduates to collect qualitative stories via written self-report methods, or audio or recorded interviews. We then edit this content to produce graduate quotes and profiles, and short videos based around a variety of themes for use in curriculum, or as a resource for current students to access via CareerHub.
If you would like to gain further insight into where your students go, please contact our Tracking Project Officers careers.adelaide.edu.au.
- Career Advice Appointments Speak Directly to a Careers Councellor
Individual advice appointments are available for current students and recent graduates (up to one year after course completion). Topics of discussion may include:
- Career planning
- Study direction
- Job hunting assistance
- and more...
Students may contact the Careers Service directly. If staff would like further information, please make contact with our Careers Education Officer.
- Meet Industry / Employers Careers Service and Industry Events
The Careers Service facilitates many employers on campus each year. This will include:
- Lecture spots
- Ad-hoc presentations
- 'Pop-up' employer displays
- Careers Expo, vacation events
- Industry nights
- Guest speakers
- Assistance for student associations to liaise professionally with industry
- Assistance for faculty staff for career development and industry events
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.