Finding Jobs and Opportunities
From internships to industry events; learn how to increase your employability and kick-start your career.
We have a range of information and services available to help you find opportunities and plan for your future. This support will assist you to stay self-motivated throughout your career, learn how to conduct your own research and create a career action plan.
Internships, vacation programs and practical experience
If you need to complete practical experience as part of your degree, or you are looking to gain experience throughout the year or in your summer break; internships are a great way to build skills. Check CareerHub frequently to stay ahead of new opportunities as they are advertised.
Graduate jobs and Graduate programs
Graduate programs and entry-level positions can be sourced in many ways including online through job search engines, accessing the hidden job market, applying to companies directly and through CareerHub.
For students in their final year or recently graduated with a disability or medical condition, access the USEP employment support service.
To learn more about graduate programs and finding opportunities you can access online resources and guides, and stay updated, as opportunities are listed on CareerHub.
Casual, part-time work and volunteering
Getting an entry-point into the workforce and learning new skills as a volunteer are great ways to build your resume.
CareerHub lists degree-related part-time roles, the University of Adelaide has a campus casual roles register, the Adelaide University Union has a casual jobs board and volunteering register and there are lots of other external sites.
Start thinking about ways to build your experience now.
More Job Resources
Looking for more inspiration for your job hunting and career planning? Check out industry sites like GradConnection (including their new Jobs Guide) for company profiles, graduate jobs and more. In the Australian market, GradAustralia is also a go-to for job hunting and resources.
GoinGlobal can help you prepare for an international career and we have made sure that all students have free access to the platform. The site provides you with employment resources including world-wide job opportunities, internship listings, industry profiles and country-specific career information.
Meeting industry professionals in-person and building your network is a great way to prepare for your future. We arrange regular events and industry visits on and off campus where students can meet professionals. Industry events range from information sessions on careers within certain companies to hackathons and site visits.
Careers Expo is an annual event held in March that brings employers and industry. The 2021 event will be virtual and part of our new 2021 Careers Festival. Stay tuned for more info on which companies will attend and how to prepare.
Resources and guides
Read articles written by industry professionals, interviews with recruiters, downloadable guides, profiles on recent graduates and more. All resources and guides span across a range of career and employability topics and are available for free on CareerHub.
Our employability website is a useful information resource for students. Designed to help you find opportunities to develop your employability at the University, it highlights both curricular and extra-curricular experiences.
Advice for Chinese students
The China Career Ready Plus (CCR+) Program is designed to assist students from China who are looking to build a successful career. This award-winning careers program provides expert support to Chinese students to help prepare for graduate jobs in Australia and China.
Disability Employment Support
The University Specialist Employment Partnership (USEP) is set up to help final year or recently graduated students with a disability or medical condition to gain graduate employment. The service is a free, flexible and tailored disability employment service from an experienced consultant.