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:

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 be guided through the basics involved in writing your resume or job application.

Don’t forget, if you are after help with your resume or job application; bring along a printed copy of your document to your consultation.

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

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 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Check in at the Student Hub.

Careers consultations

If you have a number of questions or need some additional career support, 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:

Monday2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tuesday1:30pm - 3:30pm
Wednesday2:00pm - 4:00pm
Thursday10:30am - 12:30pm
Friday11:00am - 1:00pm

Consultations are also available at the Newcastle City and Ourimbah campuses. Check the ‘Appointments’ section of CareerHub for available times. When attending your consultation, check in at the Student Hub.

Consultations are available at the Sydney Campus between 3:00pm and 5:00pm, Tuesday to Friday. Check in at the Reception on Level 1.

At the Port Macquarie campus, the TAFE Counselling and Careers Service are staffed to 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.

Got any questions? Send them 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.