Professional Essentials

Explore how you can develop skills and attributes that will make you more likely to gain employment after graduation.

Build your employability

Build your employability

Getting a job after uni and starting your dream career is a key goal and something that can motivate you throughout your studies. Students who work part-time during their studies develop valuable skills and are more likely to gain employment after graduation. Working and studying are complementary and Student Central can help you ensure your time commitments are manageable


Careers and student development

The Careers and Student Development team can help you find part-time work and build the skills you need to enter your chosen profession or industry. They offer a free drop-in résumé checking service and a variety of workshops on how to build marketable skills. They also have information about jobs on campus, providing students with short-term or casual paid experience at UON.



The CareerHub job search site advertises casual, part-time and permanent jobs, work experience, graduate programs and volunteering opportunities.

iLEAD Plus

iLEAD Plus

The International Leadership Experience and Development (iLEAD) Plus Program is an extra-curricular Leadership Program that enables you to participate in additional activities on top of your regular degree studies. It gives you the opportunity to build skills in the areas of leadership, international awareness, social responsibility and employability.

Student Exchange

Student Exchange

Also referred to as ‘student mobility’, studying or participating in a volunteer opportunity overseas is an enriching experience that yields both personal and career benefits.

Student governance

Student Governance

UON has a range of opportunities for students to become involved in governance bodies that contribute to the teaching, learning and business of the University. Joining such groups allows you to expand your network and can teach you valuable skills that make you more employable.