We have qualified career counsellors on hand to help you with career planning, job searches, applications and interviews.

Careers, jobs and your future

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Our career services and resources have been designed to assist you in developing the capacity to achieve your career goals. Whether it is gaining part time work while you study or clarifying your longer term goals and connecting with industry, there is a service or resource that will fit your current career needs.

Our services are available to all current students and graduates of the University.

Connect with us:

We have a major presence on the University web site and UoNline, but mainly use the CareerHub site for our online delivery of services:

  • appointment and workshop bookings
  • careers resources – including information sheets, links, news and FAQ
  • e-newsletter and job alerts – containing information about the latest events, jobs and career resources
  • information on upcoming events
  • job search tool – casual and part-time work, vacation work and volunteer opportunities, graduate positions, and overseas jobs.

Careers counselling is available on Callaghan, Central Coast, Newcastle City and Port Macquarie campuses. For those not able to attend these sites, telephone or Skype appointments may be arranged. Topics may include:

  • clarifying career goals and strategies for achieving them – including review of current or future study
  • job search strategies – casual or part time; study related; graduate
  • job application reviews – particularly selection criteria, resumes and cover letters, and expressions of interest
  • job interview practice – role play practice followed by feedback or discussion and practice questions.

Callaghan Campus

If you would like a chat with a Careers Counsellor drop in and see us:

Monday                                3pm – 4:30pm

Tuesday                                2pm – 3:30pm

Wednesday                          3:30pm – 5pm

Thursday                             11am – 12:30pm

Friday                                   12noon – 1:30pm

Not available at these times? Several appointments are available throughout the week or you can send a question to the Careers Counsellors (including uploading job applications for review) using the Ask a Question section in CareerHub.

Book an appointment for Callaghan, Newcastle City or Central Coast campuses on CareerHub in the Appointments section.

Appointments at the Sydney presence are periodically available – Appointments can be made on CareerHub. Please phone the Careers Service on +61 2 4921 5588 for further details.

For appointments on Port Macquarie, phone +61 2 6581 6200.

You do not need to make an appointment to attend one of these brief 15 minute sessions for quick feedback on your draft:

  • Job application letter
  • Resume

Before attending a drop-in session, read the Cover Letters and Resumes information sheets available on CareerHub.

Callaghan Campus:

Monday: 3-4:30pm

Tuesday: 2-3:30pm

Wednesday: 3:30-5pm

Thursday: 11am-12:30pm

Friday: 12noon-1:30pm

Check CareerHub or UoNline before attending in case of cancellations.

For resume checking at the City and Ourimbah campuses drop-in appointments are available via CareerHub.

For resume checking at Port Macquarie, please phone +61 2 6581 6200 or send through Ask a Question on CareerHub.

Some of us prefer to learn by seeing, doing and asking questions. We offer workshops on a range of employment and career topics, including: career planning, job search, working in Australia, job applications and interviews, and social media and your career. More information and registration details can be found in the Events section of CareerHub.

Often the best careers advisers are the people currently working in your fields of interest. No matter whether you are in your first or final year, developing industry contacts will be important for your career.

Our on-campus events include expos, employer or professional association information sessions, and networking activities. We also advertise similar off-campus events that are relevant to our students. You'll find all event details listed in the Events section on CareerHub.