Work experience in Australia can look good on your resume, particularly if the work is related to your degree, and it can also help with living costs. Volunteering opportunities are also a great way to learn new skills, meet new people and be part of the community.
JCU has a comprehensive and helpful Careers and Employment Service which provides the following services:
Online job search website called ‘CareerHub’
Career development and planning support
Student employment service
Careers and employment resources
Assistance with resume / CV writing
Graduate destinations information
Events on campus such as workshops and careers fairs
Access to various facilities such as computers and photocopying (Townsville campus only).
In addition to the Careers and Employment Services available on campus, there are many other places that you can look for work, such as:
Local newspapers in the ‘Careers’ section
Notice boards in local shopping centres or community centres
Networking - talk with your friends, class colleagues, graduating students, friends’ families etc to let them know that you are seeking work
‘Cold-canvassing’ - this means that you contact the employers that you would like to work for and leave a copy of your resume and cover letter
Volunteering can be a very rewarding way to engage with the community and learn new skills.
You can find other information to assist you in finding work while studying at the Australian Government Studying in Australia website.