Global success and opportunities

Be prepared to be headhunted.

UNSW Sydney is highly regarded around the world. Our graduates are the most employable in Australia and we rank 36th in the world for graduate employability in 2018.

Your successful career starts here

Success is a journey. At UNSW, we provide outstanding experiences so you can reach your full potential and build your future career. We are proud to be ‘Australia’s Global University’, placed among the world’s best. Through our 2025 Strategy, we are deepening our research and teaching, partnering with more governments and universities, and transforming the lives of people around the world.

Programs designed for your career

We understand there is an immediate relationship between what you learn in the classroom and what industries need. That’s why we have undertaken extensive research to make sure our world-class programs match job opportunities in Australia and around the world.

Award-winning teachers and academics

As a top 50 university, our teachers are recognised as global leaders in their fields. We take pride in the broad range and high quality of our teaching programs which gain strength and currency from our research activities, industry links and international engagement.

Strong links to industry

Our close relationships with industry, companies and research bodies bridge the gap between study and work. Many of our faculties have established Faculty Advisory Councils to ensure they retain strong industry links and continue to produce innovative and relevant research. Council members are leaders in their fields, business, government and associations, who share their expertise with staff and students and help shape degrees.

Job market exposure

Access a wide range of career development services and events to give you the skills and experience you need.

UNSW Career Expos

Meet and discuss potential employment opportunities with more than 100 participating high-profile companies including BHP Billiton, Shell, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Deloitte, HSBC, Microsoft, IBM Australia, and many more. They are held in March and July each year.

Find out more about our Career Expos

Professional Development Program

Take advantage of a professional development program to get hands-on experience in a workplace. It includes a three-day seminar covering topics such as business communication, employer expectations and recruitment processes. You also have the opportunity to complete a 50-hour workplace experience in a range of UNSW departments.

Find out more about our Professional Development Program

International Students Careers Week

Attend a week of seminars, panels and online events which highlight the global opportunities available to international students. You can meet with international employers, create beneficial networks and learn valuable recruitment tips from employers and alumni.

Find out more about International Students Careers Week

Career assistance

Employers are looking for well-rounded graduates who can demonstrate relevant studies, work experience and extra-curricular involvement. Our Careers and Employment team helps students gain practical workplace skills, obtain professional experience and develop a plan for global career success. At any time during your degree, you can attend free seminars, access online resources or book a one-on-one appointment with a professional careers consultant. You’ll also have access to the Careers and Employment Office up to 18 months after completing your degree.

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