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Find out more about graduates from each faculty in the tabs below

In this tab, view career advice from graduates who have completed studies in the Faculty of Arts

Amelia NormanAmelia

Bachelor of Media
Consultant

... I think my honesty and determination were crucial factors. I quite simply said that I probably wasn't the most experienced candidate out there, but I was the most hard working and eager to learn.





Claudina ToClaudina

Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts
Trainee Echocardiac Sonographer

No job is a waste in your journey no matter how mundane it may seem.





Daniela (Bella) JedrzejczakBella

Bachelor of Music Performance (Classical Voice Honours)

Saying ‘yes’ to as many things as I can has enabled me to establish contacts within the music industry.

Lucy HydeLucy

Bachelor of Environmental Policy and Management
Regional Landcare Facilitator

Take on as many work experience placements as you can - regardless of the length of the placement, whether it's paid or not, or whether it's in your exact field of interest.

Jonathan Brown Jonathan

Bachelor of Media
Media and Communications Consultant
(Previously Education and Training Manager at SYN Media)

Don't restrict yourself to one narrow "dream" job. Know what values you want to live throughout your career and follow those instead of chasing titles.

Cheryl Van WageningenCheryl

Bachelor of Music, Certificate III in Music and Certificate IV in Music

You can [study at university] either when you’re younger or when you’re older. There are fantastic scholarships and opportunities out there for people to study here.

Van BawiVan Bawi

Bachelor of International Studies
Senior Case Coordinator

Know your passion and values.

Yesha JoshiYesha

Bachelor of Arts (Environmental Policy and Management)
Government Trainee

One of the things that I have found helpful at university is to join organisations and campus groups.

In this tab, view career advice from graduates who have completed studies in Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Qi ChenQi

Bachelor of Computer Graphics
Developer

Try as many things as possible, until you know why you like it or don't like it. Talk to people from the industry as well as academia, don't be afraid to express your ideas.

Sophie DawsonSophie

Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical and Aerospace) (Honours)
Operations Engineer

Enjoy what you are studying - if not, ask yourself why. Don't let small setbacks/bad marks prevent you from pursuing your goals. Take risks and invest in yourself. Don't be afraid of hard work.

James OlavesenJames

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours)
Mechanical Engineer

If a chance presents itself to work overseas, don't think twice, take it. The amount of personal growth you obtain by being outside of your comfort zone is immense, and is far more valuable than any professional opportunity

Steven InghamSteven

Bachelor of Finance (International) and Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical and Sustainable Energy Honours)
Investment Banking Analyst

In Summer 2010 I completed a five week internship with McGrathNicol in Adelaide. This internship was very important in learning the softer skills required to work in the professional services industry.

Aaron WilliamsAaron W

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours)
Project Integration Manager

Be involved. Talk to other students, lecturers, campus staff; get to know what is happening around you and get involved.

Robbie GoedeckeRobbie

Bachelor of Engineering (Civil & Structural and Civil & Environmental) (Honours) Planning Engineer

Make the most of the opportunity to learn and don't be afraid to ask questions of your lecturers (even in front of the class!).

Danny WongDanny

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)and Masters of Engineering Science
Strategy and Operations Consultant

Through conversations with professionals in other career paths, I was captivated by the management consulting profession.

Tom SwansonTom

Bachelor of Engineering (Civil & Environmental) (Honours) and Bachelor of Science
Graduate Engineer

I worked part-time at and participated in a vacation employment program. This experience provided me with an insight into what is expected of a graduate and valuable exposure to a professional workplace environment.

Tao ZhangTao

PhD Structural Engineering
Manager Trainee

Before my interview I practiced on InterviewStream. It was very helpful as you can always improve yourself.

Barnam BoraBarnam

Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) (Honours)
Global Technology Strategist

Ask yourself “What do I want to get from this degree?” If the answer is: “a great job” then start thinking about it early.

In this tab, view career advice from graduates who have completed studies in the Health and Medical Sciences

Hannah WardillHannah

PhD in Medicine
NHMRC CJ Martin Biomedical Research Fellow

Follow something that you love, otherwise the next 50 years of your life will not be fulfilling or enjoyable!... I hope to one day lead a team of researchers that deliver clinically relevant research outcomes with tangible benefits to the community.

McKeely ManeyMcKeely

Bachelor of Health Sciences
Child Injury Prevention Project Officer

My internship gave me an insight into the childhood injury field which meant that I came into this job not completely blind!... My internship supervisor was actually my referee for this job and I have been told that he is the reason I got over the line.

Jane ReynoldsJane

Bachelor of Oral Health and Graduate Certificate in Oral Health
Oral Health Therapist

Ensure that you have the motivation and capacity for self-directed learning, as this can determine the depth of your knowledge.

Lachlan GrahamLachlan

Bachelor of Health Sciences (Pathology)
Emergency Medical Dispatch Support Officer (EMDSO)

This role combines the skills learnt during my degree and my interest in Emergency Services.

Jasmin StrobelJasmin

Bachelor of Psychological Science
Graduate Human Resources Investigations Officer

Sometimes you find out where your passion lies by doing things you are not supposed to do or do not enjoy. So, make sure to say yes to all opportunities, because you never know where they'll take you.

Matthew AllanMatthew

Masters of Psychology (Organisational and Human Factors)
Organisational Development Consultant

Don't underestimate the importance of possessing good interpersonal skills and taking opportunities to network.

In this tab, view career advice from graduates who have completed studies in the Professions (including Business, Laws and Architecture)

Jade CooperJade

Bachelor of International Studies and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Diploma of languages (Japanese)
Disability Inclusive Development Policy and Program Officer

There are so many scholarships and internships available to uni students - in Adelaide, interstate and overseas. If you've got an idea, do what it takes to make it happen. This is your chance to try things and challenge yourself with no long-term commitment.

Costi GeorgiouCosti

Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce (Corporate Finance)
Graduate Officer - International Development

I love the diversity of businesses that I work with - size, industries & future goals.

Steven InghamSteven

Bachelor of Finance (International) and Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical and Sustainable Energy Honours)
Investment Banking Analyst

In Summer 2010 I completed a five week internship with McGrathNicol in Adelaide. This internship was very important in learning the softer skills required to work in the professional services industry.

Lai Man (Maggie) WanMaggie

Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
Accounting and Finance Specialist

Believe in yourself.

Haris QureshiHaris

Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing)
Marketing Manager

I was quite active when it came to extra curricular activities and in the general Adelaide business community. The networks I made helped me get that out-of-the-classroom experience I needed.

Julia TurnerJulia

Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing)
Marketing Coordinator for Projects & Partnerships

I learnt to make 'must do' lists for the day. These were realistic lists made up of around three items. If I accomplished these by the end of the day, I would automatically feel better.

Xingyao YuanXingyao

Bachelor of Commerce Accounting
Accounts and Administration Manager

Most of my spare time outside the classroom was spent in a sushi shop. Although it was not accounting related, I made some friends and one of them actually introduced me to an accounting firm after graduation.

Aaron YewAaron

Bachelor of Commerce (Corporate Finance & Marketing)
Account Executive

Be passionate about what you do. If you are looking at one day doing your own business, find a job that allows you to learn skills that you don't have. It will make you a better person. Finally, be curious, think critically and make up your own mind.

Daniel AliDaniel

Bachelor of Commerce (Management) and Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace)
Graduate in a 'big four' accounting firm

The Careers Service offered me the opportunity to meet and connect with prospective employers through the Careers Expo.

Pamela CampusanoPamela

Masters of Wine Business
Marketing and Program Manager

I don't feel like I chose this field, but rather that this field chose me.
 








James GrahamJames

Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Corporate Finance)
Executive, Deal Advisory

Start early - whether it's an internship or graduate position, the sooner you express interest, the better.

Melissa KohMelissa

Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Corporate Finance)
Senior Accountant

I stumbled into this field and it has opened my eyes to the fascinating clockwork of the working community that drives the economy.

In this tab, view career advice from graduates who have completed studies in the Faculty of Sciences

Andy FullerAndy

Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Science
Savoury Flavour Technologist

In early 2014 some former fellow students advised me to sign up for the Graduate Access Program through the University. This saw me be granted the opportunity to work as a Production Manager at a distillery on Kangaroo Island... I lept at the chance.

Sarah ClarkSarah

Bachelor of Science (Molecular and Drug Design) and Bachelor of Science (Chemistry Honours)
Smart Skills Inspirator

Choose a pathway or subjects that you find genuinely interesting. If you're not sure on a profession, that's okay! Stop worrying about the endpoint and enjoy the journey.

Andy BarleyAndy

Bachelor of Engineering (Electical) and Bachelor of Science (Experimental & Theoretical Physics)
Founder and Director at SciGround

Before you start applying, think about the top three reasons they want you... they might be that you need to cover off the basics, but it might be about what's going to differentiate you about this application - and hammer these points hard! Don't expect them to read between the lines... make sure you get it front and centre.

Michael Dello-IacovoMichael

Bachelor of Science (Geology and Geophysics) and Bachelor of Science (Geophysics Honours)
PhD Candidate

Apply for as many scholarships as you can. You might be surprised by how qualified you are and by how few people apply.

Ryan KluskeRyan

Bachelor of Science (Mineral Geoscience) and Graduate Diploma in Science (Groundwater Hydrology)
Hydrogeologist

It's a cliche I know, but that's because it's true: Make sure you have at least some interest in the course, otherwise it will be a very long 3-4 years and an even longer time in the workforce doing something you don't enjoy.

Geraldine Laven-LawGeraldine

Bachelor of Science (Animal Science) and Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Research Officer

Many positions are not advertised, but are instead spread by word of mouth. Networking events or conferences may prove useful to help you find an interesting position within your field.

Kalon GreenKalon

Bachelor of Agricultural Science
Research Officer

Get work experience in places you might not be 100% sure on, it might consolidate your view or might change it completely.

Carissa DiganceCarissa

Bachelor of Science (Geoscience) and Bachelor of Arts (Economics) and Bachelor of Science (Petroleum Geoscience Honours)
Geoscientist

By doing vacation work each Summer in different types of work environments, I was able to better determine which industry was most suited to me.

Claudina ToClaudina

Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts
Trainee Echocardiac Sonographer

No job is a waste in your journey no matter how mundane it may seem.

Gurpinder SidhuGurpinder

Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology)
Technical Officer

Skills gained through part time jobs and regular participation in university events along with academics helped me to gain my current job.

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