There’s been a great vibe around campus this week, and for good reason; it’s Orientation Week! It’s been fabulous to welcome new students to Curtin, and we hope you’ve had a fantastic time so far.
If you’ve been attending lots of sessions throughout the week, you might be suffering from information overload. Well fear not, we’re here to talk you through some of our services – read on and get to know Curtin Careers.
What do we do? I’m glad you asked! Curtin Careers is a free service focused on helping you achieve your career goals. We’ll help you explore your short- and long-term employment options and develop the skills and experience you’ll need to succeed.
Why would you need us? Students get in touch with Curtin Careers for all sorts of reasons. It could be that you’re not sure where your degree can lead, or if you even want to go in that direction – we fondly refer to this as a ‘mid-degree crisis’. It could be that you know where you want to go career-wise but need more information on how to get there. Or it could be you’re applying for your dream job and want to practice your interview technique.
How can we help? We can support you with decision making around your study choices, give you ideas on what else you can do while studying, provide information on potential career pathways, help you build your job search strategies, and coach you through recruitment processes.
How do we do it? We do all of this and more in a variety of ways, including:
- one-to-one Careers Conversations, in person or over the phone
- online career related resources and learning activities
- career development events and workshops
We also provide you with access to:
- an online jobs board through UniHub
- instant resume reviews through VMock
- industry events, including the Curtin Careers Fair
Phew, we do a lot! You’ll find more information about our programs, services and the support we provide on our website.
Additionally, we work alongside your lecturers and tutors to design career development related content specific to your discipline of study, so don’t be surprised if we pop up in a class from time to time.
This is your chance to make the most of your time at Curtin and develop the skills and experiences that your future employer is looking for. It’s never too early or too late to start thinking about your career.