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Employability and careers

Become one of Australia's most employable graduates
The University of Sydney is ranked 1st in Australia and 4th in the world for graduate employability. Find out how you will graduate ready for work with a degree from Sydney.

We're Australia's leading university for graduate employability, ranked first in Australia for the past five years, and fourth in the world. Our rankings reflect our dedication to preparing students to enter the workforce.

The QS Graduate Employability Rankings is based on: 

  • employer reputation
  • alumni outcomes
  • partnerships with employers per faculty
  • employer/student connections
  • the graduate employment rate.

Access to industry, real-world experience and career support

As a University of Sydney student, you can access opportunities and programs that enhance your employability skills, and give you direct access to industry. Explore some of our flagship University-wide programs.

  • Undergraduate students can undertake an industry project where you will collaborate with a leading organisation and work on real-world projects.
  • Our Careers Centre provides career counselling services and other resources that'll enable you to be in the best career position by the end of your degree.
  • Students can also access student entrepreneurship programs that equip you with the skills needed to accelerate your idea, career or research.
  • Students can build cultural competence by collaborating on real-world projects that have been identified by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities through our Service Learning in Indigenous Communities program.
  • Our research students can collaborate with startups, non-profits and corporate organisations at Sydney Knowledge Hub.
  • Higher degree by research students can complete a paid 3-6 month internship with an industry partner in a sector related to their research.

We also offer the below faculty-specific programs.

Job Smart Edge is the Business School's award-winning program that gives students industry experience and career coaching to prepare you for work.

At the Business School, you will also have a dedicated Careers and Employability Office that can help you plan your career and prepare for job interviews.

The award-winning Professional Engagement Program at the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science aims to develop your workplace competencies and transferable employability skills that companies look for in engineering graduates.

Internships and placements

The majority of our degrees offer embedded or elective placements and internships that range in duration from two-weeks to a full-year. Each hands-on program is developed specific to your area of study and will enhance your employability.

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