There is a lot can do to improve your employability while you are complete your degree. By the time you approach your final year of study you need to have built a compelling value proposition for an employer to recruit you or, if you choose to be self-employed, for someone to pay for your services.

  • BUILD your professional identity: Your brand as a professional is defined by your behaviours. Work on becoming the professional you want to become.
  • BUILD your resume: Use every opportunity you have while you study to build your knowledge, skills and experiences and ensure these are captured and articulated in your resume. You cannot fast-track your resume! 
  • BUILD your professional networks: A majority of work opportunities are not formally advertised and instead are found through professional connections. Ensure you have a strong LinkedIn profile and actively build your connections.

The DeakinTALENT programs and services designed to help you with BUILD are listed below – please click through to learn more about each offering.

Explore ways to gain experience while at University at Build Your Experience 

Your professional identity, Your professional networks, Your resume

Under Australian Law, unpaid placements/internships are not allowed unless they are for credit towards your course or if it is for a not-for-profit organisation. Faculties also specify the maximum allowable duration for an unpaid placement.  For more information, please see Fair Work Ombudsman – Work Experience & Internships

Offerings to help you Build

Programs & Services

Workshops & Webinars