Careers, jobs and your future
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:
Drop by and talk to a Career Consultant to get feedback on job applications, or to discuss your career questions.
Before attending a consultation, please use the resources available in CareerHub to get you started with writing your document. Don't forget, it you are after help with your resume or job application; bring along a printed copy of your document to your consultation.
No need to book for these times - first come, first in!
Career Express (Callaghan and Ourimbah only)
These brief 10-minute consultations are for quick questions related to:
- Resume and application advice
- Interview preparation
- Job search strategies
- Career options
At Callaghan campus, the Career Express service is available Monday – Friday, from 9.00 am – 5.00 pm. Check in at our reception desk in the Student Services Centre Room 3.06 (upstairs from the Hunter Hub).
At Ourimbah campus, the Career Express service is available Monday - Friday from 10.00am - 2.00pm. Check in at the Student Hub.
Need more than 10 minutes? If you have a number of questions or need a longer chat, you can attend a 20-minute careers consultation.
Careers consultations are available at the Callaghan Campus (Student Services Centre, Room 3.06) at the following times:
|Monday||2:00pm - 4:00pm|
|Tuesday||1:30pm - 3:30pm|
|Wednesday||2:00pm - 4:00pm|
|Thursday||10:30am - 12:30pm|
|Friday||11:00am - 1:00pm|
Careers consultations are available at the Ourimbah campus, Monday - Friday (times vary). Call in at the Student Hub for more information.
At the Port Macquarie campus, the TAFE Counselling and Careers Service can provide careers services to UON students and graduates. To book a consultation, phone 1300 628 233. Alternatively, you can make book a consultation in person at Student Central in the Library.
For online or out of area students, telephone and Skype consultations are available. Call 02 4921 5588 to arrange a time.
Can’t make it in person? Send your career questions through to our experts via the 'Ask a Question' section of CareerHub, or phone us on (02) 4921 5588.
We have a major presence on the University website, but mainly use the CareerHub site for our online delivery of services:
- workshop bookings
- appointment bookings (for Ourimbah, City and Sydney campuses)
- careers resources – including information sheets, links to useful websites and FAQs
- information on upcoming events
- job search tool – casual and part-time work, vacation work and volunteer opportunities, graduate positions, and overseas jobs
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 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.
Register now for the 2017 UON Careers and Employment Expo!
This expo is a great chance for students at all stages of their tertiary education to connect with employers and explore future opportunities together. To view a full list of employers attending and to register, visit CareerHub.
For information about our other career expos being held in 2017, visit our Expos & Events page.