UoN Quick Tour - CareerHub
This is Part Two of our focus on Student and Administration Services. Click here for Part One.
The Careers Service, part of Student Support Services, helps a large number of students each year get a job during their studies or after they graduate - or both. The assistance provided to students by the Careers Service ranges from the advertising of jobs - 1974 advertised in 2011 and already 1527 to date through to help with putting together winning job applications. This year, with a new IT interface, all students are automatically registered on CareerHub and it is through this online management system that students manage individual appointments, register for workshops and it is on CareerHub that employers list jobs. CareerHub's fantastic functionality allows Careers Counsellors to journal student interactions and it produces job alerts and newsletters for students.
In 2011, 2767 career appointments were conducted at Callaghan and Ourimbah campuses and so far this year this figure is already 2187 appointments. Additionally this year the Careers Service has conducted 109 career development workshops either as presentations within programs or general workshops.
The Environmental Science & Management Careers Night held on 29 August was the last of five large expos held this year which brought to the campus a total of 178 organisations wanting to discuss job opportunities with 2624 of our students.
If you want more information on the work of the Careers Service, read our annual and mid-year reports - extracts of which are being provided to Faculties. Why not register on CareerHub as a staff member and look at the great student resources that exist there? You might even like to advertise for a student to assist you with any jobs that you need to fill.
The Counselling Service provides a critical support function for our students. In 2011, 4577 face-to-face counselling sessions were conducted with 1690 students. The majority of counselling was short-term (4 sessions or less), for chiefly situational stress and psychological issues, and for academic issues stemming from these problems.
The busiest periods for the Counselling Service were March and May in the first semester and August and September in the second semester. Emergency on-the-day appointments and walk-in clinics are available, and 45% of students accessed the service this way. Most students self-refer.
In addition to face-to-face counselling, the Service also conducts a number of workshops and seminars in areas such as mature-age student adjustment, student leadership, post-graduate coping skills, meditation and stress management, and enabling, international, and indigenous student issues.
Both the Counselling Service and the Careers Service assist our students at crucial times of change and adjustment in their lives. The Counselling Service helps students achieve; the Careers Service helps them move forward: both are essential components of University life.
Check the next edition of In the Loop to find out:
" How many calls did 15000 UoN Enquiries receive in 2011?
" What number of exams sitttings were there in 2011?
" by what percentage have graduation numbers increased at the Ourimbah campus over the past three years?
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