Become career ready

Director's welcome

"At the William Cooper Institute, we’re here to guide you through your time at Monash and to prepare you for life after graduation.

Having studied both a Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Teaching at Monash, I know that university can open doors to fantastic opportunities. I was fortunate enough to take part in the BHP Foundations for Graduates Program, which got me connected with excellent mentors and leadership training. This program proved crucial in developing my skillset, and since then, I’ve worked in the resources, government, consultancy and education sectors.

It's now my turn to give back, and to share opportunities like this with the next generation. We're excited to partner with other university departments, including Career Connect and Monash Talent, to bring you tailored support. This is your opportunity to learn and grow, and I’m so excited to be a part of it."

- Jamil Tye, Director of the William Cooper Institute

Opportunities available now

Crown Indigenous Employment Program

Crown Indigenous Employment Programme - Crown provides opportunities across the hospitality, entertainment, corporate and finance sectors. You can see a video about their Indigenous Employment Programme on their website, and contact them directly through the page.

Environmental Justice Australia Volunteer Program 2020 – Summer internship

Environmental Justice Australia is seeking law students for two-week internships from November through February. Provide paralegal support in Envirojustice cases and contributing to policy and law reform projects in areas such as climate change, air pollution and biodiversity protection.

Placements are voluntary. Due to COVID-19, staff will still be working remotely and hence internships will be remote as well and you can participate from anywhere in Australia. Each intern will work one-on-one with one of our lawyers. As you will be working remotely, you will need to have your own IT setup and be a self-starter and generally self-reliant (with regular contact with your supervisor).

Applications are due by 5pm Monday 19 October. For more information and how to apply, visit

Cloud Analyst - Sourced Group

Sourced Group brings you an opportunity that will have you immersed in real life experiences. Work on projects with the Sourced team and be mentored by some of the best DevOps Engineers in the Cloud industry. This program will see you engaging in projects to develop and transform our enterprise scale client sites within the financial, aviation and healthcare industries.

For more info | Apply here 

Engineering Cadet opportunities

This role will be site based in assisting in the removal of dangerous level crossings at Edithvale, Bonbeach and Chelsea with the opportunity of working in one of the following teams - Structures team, Rail team, Building team or Civil team.

The cadet role is for 6-8 weeks and will involve:

  • Quality assurance and procedure checks, liaising with Site Supervisors, monitoring and providing project support.
  • Being assisted and mentored in developing into a well-rounded and highly skilled professional.
  • Exposure to site-based labour
  • A pathway to a full time role once graduated

Find out more | Watch this video

Resources to tap into

We've curated a range of resources below to help you prepare for graduate employment. The important thing to remember is that there’s always a way to develop your professional skillset with Monash.

Career connect

Career Connect will help you carve your pathway towards career success at every stage of your degree.

Monash Talent

Monash Talent is an exciting new Monash University employment service that focuses on graduate entry positions. With a strong network of reputable employers and a team of experienced recruitment specialists, Monash Talent has the tools and the connections you need to find great work opportunities after graduation.