Career Planning for Success

Careers and Employment Students Career Planning for Success

JCU Careers and Employment supports students with their career planning through the following services:

Appointments with a Career Counsellor

JCU Career Counsellors can help you clarify your career direction, make informed career-related decisions and develop strategies to achieve your career goals.

  • Appointments are free and confidential.
  • Phone appointments are also available.

Book an Appointment

Contact JCU Careers and Employment or call into our office.

The Student Centre is the best first point of contact for enquiries in relation to choosing electives, gaining credit for previous study, prerequisite requirements, dropping or adding subjects or changing programs.

Career Action Plans

Students who start their career preparation early have a greater chance of achieving their goals. Start planning your career right now. Download our Career Action Plan  or call into our office if you'd like a hard copy.

Career Action Plan for First Year Students  Career Action Plan for First Year Students (PDF, 189 KB)
Career Action Plan for Middle Year Students  Career Action Plan for Middle Year Students (PDF, 186 KB)
Career Action Plan for Final Year Students  Career Action Plan for Final Year Students (PDF, 184 KB)

Career Development Program

The JCU Career Development Program consists of a suite of online career modules designed to assist you with your career development and transition to professional employment.

The program can be accessed via LearnJCU (Student Resources tab / Career Development).

You may complete any module of your choice. If you are required to complete a module quiz as part of an academic subject requirement, please follow the advice of your lecturer or subject coordinator.

For further information, contact JCU Careers and Employment.

Useful Links

  • Graduate Careers Australia – Essential tips for graduate job search success
  • Graduate Opportunities – Steps to enhance your chance of success
  • myfuture – Discover your strengths to help make the right career decisions for you
  • Job Outlook – A careers and labour market research information site to help you decide on your future career