Improve your employability
Build the skills employers are looking for by getting involved in Swinburne’s career-focused initiatives.
Employers look for more than just good grades in graduates; they look for attributes such as leadership, teamwork skills and industry experience. Boost your chances by utilising the resources Swinburne provides to prepare you for the job market.
Did you know?
If you’re studying a bachelor degree at Swinburne, you can choose the Future Work Skills unit to boost your employability and plan your career.
1. Applications and interview skills
Skills and experiences don’t mean anything unless you know how to write a great application and prepare for an interview. As a Swinburne student, you have access to Career Start, which has specialised modules to assist you with job applications, interview skills and more.
2. Industry experience
Employers value real-world, professional experience. Swinburne offers a number of workplace learning initiatives to help you build this, including work placements, professional internships and industry-linked projects. You can also get experience through Swinburne’s Student Life Volunteering Program, or internships, which you can find using SwinEmploy’s job-board.
3. International experience
Gaining experience overseas is a great way to create life-long memories and develop skills that are attractive to employers. As part of your course, you may be eligible to study abroad, or take part in an industry study tour. We suggest you make the most of these opportunities if you can. You can also explore the GoinGlobal database to learn more about working overseas.
Learning how to use professional and personal networks is essential for career success. At Swinburne, you can build your network by getting involved in the clubs and societies. We also recommend joining professional associations relevant to your career path and attending our many networking events that connect students with employers. Building and maintaining a LinkedIn profile is also important for networking. See the LinkedIn module on Career Start for more information or to get your profile reviewed.
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Strong leadership is a skill that’s highly regarded by employers. At Swinburne you can apply for the Emerging Leaders Program, which will help you to build confidence in your skills and be able to highlight them to employers. You can also hone your leadership skills by joining a club and being a part of its management committee.
Learn more about improving your employability
Complete our quick online quiz Career Pulse to receive a personalised career profile and strategies to support your career development.