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Student Hub: Careers & Industry

Careers and Industry

Careers Connect

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Careers Connect is a platform that connects Students, Industry, and Success Coaches.  

Careers Connect is a digital Career Services Centre available to you on-demand where you can access:

  • Resume & cover letter review services 
  • View and RSVP to Careers & Industry-related events
  • Search & apply for casual, part-time and graduate jobs
  • Search & apply for volunteering, WIL, placements and virtual internships 
  • Complete virtual mock interviews
  • Access online resources & webinars relating to job search, career planning, and graduate employment

Careers Connect helps you develop employability skills and plan your life after study with confidence.

Work-Integrated Learning & Placements

 

Note: Placements must adhere to relevant COVID-19 restrictions in your state.  Refer to your Lecturer and our COVID-19 page for more information.

Placements and Work-integrated learning (WIL) are an important part of your degree as it helps you bridge theory you learn in the classroom to the workplace. To be timely and successful in securing your placements, it is recommended that you start your research and applications at least one trimester in advance.

To see where WIL or placements sit in your course, check out your course structure or get in contact with your Program Director.  A diverse selection of placement locations can be searched in Careers Connect under the Job Postings tab.  Additional WIL and placement resources can be found under the Course menu in Student Hub.  

Before you start a placement, you must submit a completed Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Agreement to via email - from here, a member of the WIL Contracts & Support team will contact you and go through the verification process.  Please submit your WIL Agreement at least 7-days prior to your intended start date. 

Most placement experiences are unpaid, so it's essential a WIL Agreement is signed off by you, your potential Host Organisation and checked by the University so we can cover your insurance during the experience.   

Forage Virtual Experiences – get an edge for your future career 

We are proud to partner with Forage to bring you free virtual experiences, specially curated to build your employability skills and help you feel confident about life after study. 

These short experiences have been created by global industry leaders such as Microsoft, Citi Bank, KPMG, Deloitte, Accenture, and more. You’ll get to: 

  • Gain practical work skills to help you feel confident for your graduate career 
  • Connect with leading global companies 
  • Receive a certificate and LinkedIn badge upon completion to add to your CV or LinkedIn profile 

How it works 

  • Each virtual experience takes approximately 5-6 hours to complete 
  • View video instructions from real employees of the company
  • Receive an online brief of tasks, which mirrors real work you might complete if you worked at the company 
  • Access resources from the company to help complete the virtual experience

More than 900 Torrens students have completed a Forage virtual experience since it's launch in September 2020. Learn more about these virtual experiences.

Students working for us

 

All casual staff (including our valued Student employees) are required to enter their hours directly into Connx, our online self-service timecard platform.  Below are some links to help you understand how to use it:


Internships & Employment

A broad range of opportunities for students are sourced each trimester including;

  • Industry Placements & Work-Integrated Learning (WIL)
  • Virtual Experiences by Forage (free)
  • Casual and part-time work
  • Volunteering opportunities 
  • Social Enterprise Hub opportunities 
  • Live briefs
  • Competitions & Awards
  • Hackathons & Employability projects
  • Graduate Programs

Log in to your Careers Connect profile to view a full list


Career Advice and Coaching

Career Advice and Coaching is provided by your Success Coach.

From your first weeks, our Success Coaches can help you identify your career goals and learn more about potential industries and employers by:

  • Assisting you to create or clarify your career goals
  • Providing guidance with writing a professional resume and cover letter, and
  • Getting you ready for internships, placements and job interviews