We might be the only uni that can boast having our name on the train station sign.
You probably applied for uni from your home country which means your only view of campus and the local area was pictures on the website. Everything LOOKED close but little did you know that getting to uni and back would involve catching a train, tram and bus from the city which is really not much fun on a freezing August afternoon (read #5 for more about Melbourne’s famously unpredictable weather).
If you switch to Swinburne, you won’t have to worry about travelling long distances to uni because you’ll be studying in the heart of the action.
Swinburne is (a) only 10 minutes from Melbourne Central by train (b) has its own train station on campus and (c) is right next to some of Melbourne’s best food, bars, shops and parks.
4. Will I find a job in Melbourne after I graduate?
We hope so, but we can’t guarantee it. However, we are ranked #1 in Melbourne for undergrad labour force participation1 (in other words: you’re more likely to get a job by studying with us!). Plus, powerful companies like BHP, ANZ, Telstra, Coles and Afterpay are all headquartered here in Melbourne.
There are lots of things you can do to improve your chances of finding a job.
When campus is open, almost every week, the Careers and Employability Office holds events for international students. You’ll get amazing advice from expert speakers, find out where to look for jobs, learn useful techniques for interviews and work towards overcoming cultural barriers.
Want to give your CV a boost? Start working in your field, right now. We’ll help you look for an internship or professional placement. You’ll earn credit for your course and in many cases, be paid for your work.
1 QILT: 2018 Graduate Outcomes Survey - Longitudinal
5. What's wrong with Melbourne's weather?
We can’t control the weather but there are so many other amazing things to love about Melbourne.
You haven’t lived in Melbourne until you’ve used an umbrella, scarf, sunglasses, sunscreen and thongs all in the same day.
It’s true. Everyone knows that Melbourne is famous for having four seasons in one day. Unfortunately, we can’t control our unpredictable weather (but try to love it – it’s always a great conversation starter). But we can guarantee great coffee, AFL, street art, laneways, parks, music, bars. And great universities. Why not make the switch to Swinburne today?