You can get experience in part-time or casual jobs while you're studying, by volunteering, doing an internship, vacation work, or a for-credit placement as part of your degree. Getting experience helps you develop a range of skills that employers seek.
Benefits to your career
- strengthen your skills for work
- get course-related experience
- develop your professional networks
- show initiative and motivation to employers
- fast-track to graduate jobs.
Part-time and casual jobs
Many students in Australian universities have or want a part-time or casual job. This type of work experience is important when you apply for course-related internships and graduate jobs as it demonstrates a range of skills and competencies, which employers seek. It's also a great way to show you are independent and motivated to support the cost of your education.
Monash students can find positions advertised on Career Gateway for tutoring university and primary or secondary school students. Tutoring is a great way to develop communication and organisational skills and is also good experience if you want to work as an educator in the future.
Experiences for employability
Discover all the ways you can tap into rich experiences to develop the employability skills sought after by employers. These include:
- course-related work experience
- overseas opportunities
- entrepreneurship development
- mentoring, volunteering and more.
For full details, see the Experiences for employability website.