What can I do with a career in...?
La Trobe graduates have gone on to a wide variety of interesting and rewarding careers. For most courses there are many different career pathways to explore.
The resources and links on this page will help you generate some ideas on the types of jobs you could perform based on the discipline area you are studying.
The career path you choose will be unique to you. It will be influenced by your qualifications, your interests, your skills, what you are passionate about, and the availability of jobs in locations where you live (or happy to move to).
Thinking about and exploring the range of career options open to you is the best way to get your career going. People who have gone on to have successful careers do a number of things:
- they are open to new opportunities and are prepared to take risks
- they research and explore a range of possibilities
- they talk to people about their career
- they build a professional network
- and they seek support from careers advisors and mentors
We have produced career summaries for the major discipline areas taught at La Trobe. The summaries are based on the jobs and companies La Trobe graduates have gone on to work in, and the technical and transferable skills you’ll develop in your course.
Click on the heading for your School to browse the list of career summaries. All links are to PDF documents.
- Accounting (PDF 129kb)
- Agribusiness (PDF 163kb)
- Business (PDF 125kb)
- Business Analytics (PDF 178kb)
- Commerce (PDF 166kb)
- Economics (PDF 138kb)
- Event Management (PDF 145kb)
- Event Management and Marketing (PDF 164kb)
- Finance (PDF 150kb)
- Financial Management (PDF 215kb)
- Financial Planning (PDF 167kb)
- Human Resource Management (129kb)
- Information Systems Management (PDF 124kb)
- International Business (PDF 129kb)
- Management (PDF 131kb)
- Management and Marketing (PDF 145kb)
- Marketing (PDF 135kb)
- MBA (PDF 146kb)
- Project Management (PDF 122kb)
- Science and Business (PDF 122kb)
- Sports Management (PDF 138kb)
- Tourism and Hospitality Management (PDF 149kb)
Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
Humanities and Social Sciences
- Aboriginal Studies (PDF 183kb)
- Ancient Societies (PDF 191kb)
- Anthropology (PDF 136kb)
- Archaeology (PDF 136kb)
- Asian Studies (PDF 155kb)
- Auslan (PDF 167kb)
- Chinese Studies (PDF 180kb)
- Classics and Ancient History (PDF 198kb)
- Creative and Professional Writing (PDF 186kb)
- Creative Arts (PDF 142kb)
- Community Planning and Development (PDF 218kb)
- English (PDF 190kb)
- Environmental Humanities (PDF 204kb)
- French Studies (PDF 184kb)
- Gender, Sexuality and Diversity (PDF 194kb)
- Hindi (PDF 270kb)
- History (PDF 152kb)
- Indonesian Studies (PDF 197kb)
- International Relations (PDF 147kb)
- International Studies (PDF 209kb)
- Italian Studies (PDF 202kb)
- Japanese Studies (PDF 211kb)
- Journalism (PDF 144kb)
- Journalism Innovation (PDF 180kb)
- Latin American Studies (PDF 181kb)
- Legal Studies (PDF 140kb)
- Linguistics (PDF 120kb)
- Media Industries (PDF 144kb)
- Philosophy (PDF 143kb)
- Politics (PDF 145kb)
- Politics, Philosophy, Economics (PDF 170kb)
- Public Relations (PDF 152kb)
- Screen Media and Performance (PDF 162kb)
- Sociology (PDF 151kb)
- Spanish Studies (PDF 199kb)
- Sport Journalism (PDF 145kb)
- Sustainability and Development (PDF 139kb)
- Urban, Rural and Environmental Planning (PDF 148kb)
- Visual Cultures (PDF 180kb)
- Agricultural Science (PDF 169kb)
- Animal and Veterinary Science (PDF 156kb)
- Biological Sciences (PDF 162kb)
- Biotechnology (PDF 145kb)
- Botany (PDF 178kb)
- Environment Geoscience (PDF 223kb)
- Human Physiology (PDF 137kb)
- Microbiology (PDF 168kb)
- Science (PDF 165kb)
- Wildlife and Conservation Biology (PDF 182kb)
- Zoology (PDF 165kb)
Nursing and Midwifery
Psychology and Public Health
Researching career options
Below are a few ideas on how to go about researching jobs that you could perform based on your degree.
For more information and ideas consider attending a How to Research your Career Options webinar.
1. Visit the Job Outlook website
Type in the jobs you’ve done into the Skills Match to see what other jobs you could do; take a career quiz to get more ideas on jobs you are suited for; and find out which jobs and industries are in demand.
2. Check out the LinkedIn profiles of La Trobe graduates
Look at the career profiles of La Trobe graduates. You can do this by using LinkedIn's Alumni tool. You'll need a LinkedIn account, and once you are logged in, you can look at the types of jobs, industries and companies that La Trobe graduates have gone on to work in. You can use this research tool to find professionals to connect with - perhaps even find yourself a mentor or someone to conduct an informational interview with!
3. Search jobs that match my skills
Search for jobs based on criteria such as your study major or the strongest skills you have developed (like teamwork, analytical, problem-solving). Visit Seek or CareerOne and enter the skill or study major into the keyword search field. You will find a range of jobs matching your skills including those that you never knew existed. Use the data you gather through this exercise to identify a few career areas that may interest you, and do some further research to learn more.
Contact a Careers Advisor
Once you have done a bit of research using the above resources, unpacking that information with a careers advisor can be very helpful.