Our student employability programs offer you a unique opportunity to develop your professional skills and knowledge, identify career options, and connect with industry to enhance your employability during your studies.
To enhance your employability skills, we offer student employability programs including Graduate Edge and Interchange. The opportunities provided by these programs can include access to professional skills training by key employers, and a chance to build your networks, solve real-world business problems and gain entrepreneurial know-how, Keep an eye on the program information below for application dates and criteria.
Graduate Edge 2021 (Virtual Program) – Applications are now closed
Thinking ahead to vacation or graduate positions? Keen to gain exposure to graduate employers and insight into the skills they seek? Graduate Edge is an exceptional program to help you build personal and professional skills sought by internship and graduate employers.
About the program:
The Careers Centre has partnered with leaders in industry to bring you a program of interactive virtual sessions where you will learn key employability skills and connect with industry representatives. The sessions are conducted virtually, offering you a unique opportunity to learn from major employers of graduates including Deloitte, EY, Salesforce, KPMG and LinkedIn. View the 2020 Graduate Edge schedule to see employers who have participated previously and the topics covered.
Graduate Edge will be a full time commitment between Monday 8 and 12 February 2021. Students are required to attend all program sessions to meet program participation requirements.
Who can apply:
The program is open to motivated and enthusiastic undergraduate students from the Business School, Engineering and Information Technology, Science, Law, Arts and Social Sciences, Agriculture and Environment, and Architecture, Design and Planning, who meet the following eligibility requirements:
INTERCHANGE 2020 - A Breakthrough Virtual Employability and Entrepreneurship Challenge.
CHANGE YOURSELF, CHANGE THE WORLD.
INTERCHANGE 2020 applications have now closed
INTERCHANGE 2020 is an exclusive Virtual Challenge that will lead students on a fast-paced learning journey, aimed at developing 21st Century education and technology skills.
Students skill themselves for the future of work by learning how to rapidly make decisions and deploy creative technology-based solutions. You can build your confidence and capability in digital literacy and critical technology skills by attending
Virtual Summits and Virtual Mastermind sessions and by preparing video pitches using the latest technology platforms.
At INTERCHANGE 2020, you will:
"This was an enormous opportunity for me to explore some of my hidden talents and at the same time mix with hundreds of students who had similar passions. This experience will undoubtedly be helpful for my academic success too.” ( INTERCHANGE participant)
The program is supported by StudyNSW. It is free to you.
Participating organisations are: University of Sydney, Australian Catholic University, Central Queensland University, Torrens University, University of Technology Sydney, University of New South Wales and Western Sydney University.
WHAT WILL YOU GET FROM THE INTERCHANGE 2020?
Prepare for the future of work
2020 and beyond is about managing change, using technology and always being able to learn; this is the exact experience you will get from this Virtual Challenge.
Meet students from other educational institutions and build your friendship and professional networks.
Build entrepreneurial thinking
Become an in-demand graduate who is creative, resilient, emotionally intelligent and agile!
Become a problem solver
Employers want graduates who can think critically, understand the power of teamwork, communicate and challenge the status quo
Fast-track your way to success
Learn leadership and innovative skills solving ‘real-world’ problems.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
This is a Virtual Challenge; where you will participate virtually in events and work virtually with your team members. You will be part of a unique, fast-paced and action-packed learning journey.
You will learn by doing, working as part of a team; your challenge is to identify a problem and solve it.
This Virtual Employability and Entrepreneurship Challenge will conclude with 5 shortlisted teams doing an online pitch in front of a panel of judges. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 teams.
Along the way, you will benefit from the support and experience of leading facilitators, a team mentor, and expert guest speakers. You will also have the opportunity to assess your skills at the start and end of the INTERCHANGE 2020 program, so you can recognise your own progress.
You will be expected to commit to attending and participating during all 5 days of the INTERCHANGE 2020 program. Outside the online event hours, you will also be expected to communicate with your teammates on a regular basis and access various other resources made available to you online.
KEY PROGRAM DATES - Attendance is compulsory for all dates below
DAY 1: Wednesday 22nd July, 10am-11am, Pre-event Online Networking Event
Day 1 – Come meet everyone!.
DAY 2: Saturday July 25th 2020, 9am-12pm, Virtual Summit on Zoom.com
Day 2 – We will kick off with an inspiring speaker. You will get to meet new students from all over NSW (and the world!), as well as your mentors.
DAY 3: Saturday 1st August 2020, 9am-12pm, Virtual Summit on Zoom.com
Day 3 – You will hear from an inspiring speaker
DAY 4: Saturday 8th August 2020, 9am-12pm, Virtual Summit on Zoom.com
Day 4 – You will hear from an inspiring speaker.
DAY 5: Thursday 13th August 2020 3rd, 5-8pm, Virtual Summit on Zoom.com
Day 5 – This is the Pitch Night in front of the judging panel!
INTERCHANGE 2020 applications have now closed