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Job Smart

Build the skills to become a globally sought-after graduate
Job Smart is an award-winning employability skill-building program for international students at the Business School. It provides career coaching, networking events, as well as work experiences to students, all for free.

The program unlocks a behind-the-scenes look into the Australian and international job markets, utilising career experts and industry professionals to share valuable insights, networks, and local work opportunities through an exciting points-based scheme. The more activities you complete at Job Smart, the more rewards you unlock; these include 12-week internships in Sydney-based firms, and exclusive volunteering opportunities at the exclusive corporate events attended by Australia's most eminent business leaders and CEOs.

Job Smart AFR award

Job Smart's transformational impact on students was recognised by the Australian Financial Review in 2019, when it won the 'Employability' award at the AFR Higher Education Awards.

Program details

The program is delivered across three phases across three semesters, helping you develop work-relevant skills in a practical way. You can complete each phase within 15-20 hours across an entire semester.

The first phase combines both online and practical experiences to give you the flexibility to undertake much of it where and when it suits you.

By completing phase 1 you will:

  • discover the secrets to what employers really look for when they are hiring
  • get a head start on building your professional brand including your CV and LinkedIn profile
  • identify and develop your skills to help market yourself to potential employers.

All students who complete Phase 1 will be eligible to complete a 3-week virtual consulting project for a Sydney firm.

The second phase involves a business case study that tests your teamwork and collaborative skills. By completing phase 2, you will:

  • develop crucial employability skills including teamwork, project management and communication skills
  • interact and network with industry professionals, particularly previous international students who’ve successfully secured graduates jobs in Australia

Top performing Phase 2 students will be selected to be complete a 3-week in-company consulting project for a company in Sydney.

The third and final phase of the program is designed to mirror a typical graduate program recruitment round, coaching you through all stages of the job application process, including CV writing, job interviews and aptitude tests.

By completing phase 3, you will:

  • gain a better understanding of the recruitment process of local and multinational firms
  • receive personalised feedback from career experts to help you refine your application
  • develop confidence about the quality of your applications. 

12-week internships will be awarded to students who've been identified as the best performers across the entire program. The internships will involve opportunities in companies in Sydney which will be relevant to the students' major.

Our partners

Job Smart is proudly supported by the following corporate partners:

Logos for ACCA, Henkel, CFA Institute and CPA Australia

Careers and Employability Office

The best thing about Job Smart was the CV/Resume Coaching. Job Smart provides great advice and will help you become more confident, so you are ready to step into a competitive business environment.
Nominzol Tsogtbaatar, Master of Commerce student
Job Smart gave me the opportunity to volunteer at the Australian Financial Review Summit in Sydney. The event was attended by the Australian prime minister and CEOs of various multinationals ranging from PWC to BHP, and I got to listen in on the discussion and debating that took place. It was an invaluable experience for me.
Ashwin Padikkal, Master of Commerce student