Career Advice and Planning

Put your best foot forward by planning for your future today. 

No matter the stage you’re at, it is never too early or too late to be thinking about your future career. If you know the path you want to take, or are still deciding on your options, we can help you make the decisions to shape your future. 

Talk to us 

The Career Services team can speak with you via phone (+61 8 8313 5123) between 9am and 5pm from Monday to Friday, enquiry formemail or web chat.

Ask Careers web chat

If you're wondering which of our services to use and would like to join on a Ask Careers web chat, please click the button below between 9:30am - 11:30am on weekday mornings.

Appointments have gone virtual

Career Services are fully digital with our appointments for now and we remain committed to supporting you during this time.  To prioritise your safety and wellbeing, appointments and events are delivered via Zoom.  We look forward to e-meeting you

Advice and appointments

Advice and appointments are available for students who require detailed career advice. As every situation is unique, we will talk about your specific situation and point you in the direction of guidance and support. There may be a wait-time between your enquiry and the date of your appointment. We also recommend that you review CareerHub resources before reaching out for an appointment to make sure you have explored all of your support options. 

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Guides and resources 

Career planning resources and guides are available on CareerHub and organisations such as GradAustralia and GradConnection also offer resources broken down by discipline.

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Graduate profiles

We have interviewed hundreds of University of Adelaide graduates to find out where they are working now and how they got there. It's pretty inspiring! The profiles include great advice and insights for current students. Don't forget to filter by your own degree and check in as new profiles are updated frequently. 

View graduate profiles 

Career mentoring

If you're wanting specific advice and guidance on your career pathway from an industry expert you can join our structured mentoring program. Through mentoring you will be matched with an professional from your chosen industry and have the chance to develop real insights into the areas you're interested in, build career confidence and practice your networking skills. If you aren't able to commit to a full program but would like to learn how to approach your own mentor - we can help to guide you with that process too. 

Register for mentoring 

Industry events

Attending career-related industry events is a great way to explore different pathways, build your network and meet recruiters directly. Employers and industry host events on and off campus as well as virtually throughout the year and these are advertised on CareerHub. Check in with your Student Society to see if they are running industry events each semester and pay attention to larger annual events including Careers Expo and Grow Your Career Week which are vital when career planning. 

Employability Quiz

Our quick quiz will give you a handy overview of your ideal next steps to boost your employability. Come back to take it as often as you like, at any stage of study. 

Take the Employability Quiz