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Finding Work

Are you looking for work? You may be looking for different types of employment opportunities depending on what stage you are at in your degree.

You may like to consider work experience in your first and second year, a summer vacation placement before your final year, perhaps even an overseas placement and finally the search for graduate work.

There are lots of resources to assist you with your job search at any level.

  • Graduate Employment

    Typically you apply for graduate roles at the beginning of your final year at University.  Therefore it is important to explore options in your penultimate year.

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  • International Opportunities

    GoinGlobal can help you prepare for an international career. The site provides you with employment resources including world-wide job opportunities, internship listings, industry profiles and country-specific career information.

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  • Internships and work experience

    It is a fantastic idea to gain some industry experience related to your degree whilst studying. It is important to note that experience comes in many different forms and may be called a variety of names depending on your industry. There are many terms for industry experience including, but not limited to, vacation program, internship, summer research scholarship, practical experience, legal clerkship, practical experience, industry placement and clinical placement.

    You can search for internships and work experience programs through the Careers Service and through your faculty.

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  • Volunteer opportunities

    Volunteering is an important contribution to your local community. It can also be a way for you to 'get your foot in the door' in your future industry and gain some experience. Volunteer experiences look great on your resume.

  • Scholarships

    The University offers scholarships to undergraduate and postgraduate students. These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

    Find out more about scholarships.

  • Casual work

    Casual work is a great entry-point into the workforce. Casual jobs and employment allow you to practice skills such as team work, communication, time management and demonstrate punctuality, diligence and more.

    Demonstrating some form of casual employment to complement your studies is often a desirable experience for employers at a work experience or graduate level. If you are able to find casual work related to your industry - even better! 

Where can I find these opportunities?

For program related opportunities, CareerHub advertises a large list of jobs from employers who are wishing to seek applications from University of Adelaide students and graduates. CareerHub is also the main access point for Careers Service resources and registrations for events and workshops.

  • CareerHub Platform GraphicGraduate Programs
  • Vacation Programs & Internships
  • Program-related part-time or casual work
  • International opportunities
  • Volunteer positions
  • Events and workshops
  • Career resources (documents, FAQs and more)

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Other great options for looking for casual work and volunteering that are not related to your program are:

  • Volunteer at the University: the University has a diverse range of volunteer positions across its campuses
  • AUU Volunteer and Employment ServiceLink to external website The Union's volunteering program aims to connect you to volunteering opportunities with not-for-profit organisations
  • Consider working casually at the University
  • Search opportunities through online sites
  • Consider approaching your local shopping centre and service providers (close to home or close to the University)
  • Find more volunteer links by searching CareerHub Resources

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.

Careers Service

Level 4, Hughes Building
North Terrace Campus

Student Enquiries

T: +61 8 8313 5123

Industry Enquiries

T: +61 8 8313 5123