Your career

We're here to help you get career ready from your first to final semester. With an eye to the future, as soon as you become a Melbourne student, you can access our careers support. From helping you explore employment options, crafting resumes, applying for internships through to specialised advice, programs, and tool. We recognise and reward volunteering, university participation, and professional development activities, both on and off-campus through the Leaders in Communities Award (LiCA).

Ranked 7th in the world for employability

Do you have your eye on the best roles? Melbourne alumni include prime ministers and CEOs to star performers and everything in between. With a broad curriculum blending academic excellence with practical and interpersonal skills, global mentoring and powerful lifelong connections, you’ll find yourself in the top 1% for graduate employability worldwide.

Real-world learning, for the real world

Nothing prepares you for work like work. At Melbourne you can experience and explore different workplaces, take an internship in Australia or overseas, start a business or volunteer for an organisation that inspires you. Practical, real-world experiences are a key part of our integrated learning programs, including industry placements. And that’s why industry places Melbourne graduates at the top of their list.


in the world for graduate employability

QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020


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Your career starts now

You can start planning your career and building your experience and networks from the moment you set foot on campus. In fact, we highly recommend it!

As a student, you will have the opportunity to connect with a range of people to develop your employability skills, including specialised advisers, student peers, employers and alumni.

You should also make sure you take advantage of the many networking, volunteering and leadership opportunities available at Melbourne.

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As a Melbourne student you’ll have access to EmployMe, your personal career centre packed with interactive tools and e-learning content designed to help you navigate today’s job market and move your career forward with confidence. Find support for your situation with advice direct from career coaches and hiring managers. Develop your elevator pitch, discover your motivations and workplace preferences and get guidance in creating your CV and practising for interviews.

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Workshop your dream career

We offer free workshops during the academic year that will get you inspired and prepared for your future. You can book in for any general, faculty-based or one-on-one sessions that interest you. Learn how to negotiate with different generations, handle conflict at work, prepare for interviews and communicate effectively during the job application process. Develop industry connections through career showcases, panels, masterclasses and networking events. Workshops for international students and one-on-one resume and cover letter checks with our hiring experts are also available.

When peer collaboration forges a new career path

Breadth subjects enabled pianist Nicole Tj and violinist Thomas Lo to focus on their shared passion for music performance, while building broader career paths. As Nicole headed towards marketing and Thomas into architecture, the former Bachelor of Music (Honours) students co-founded anon – a platform now known for innovative, cross-disciplinary collaboration around classical music.