7 FREE employability resources that will help you get Career Ready!

Finding an internship and then landing a job can be challenging. If you’re struggling to get an internship or graduate job, or you’re not sure where to even start looking for one, help is available to you.

All La Trobe students have access to FREE employability services to help you find an internship or job while your studying, and after you graduate. Check out and bookmark these employability services!

1. CareerHub

CareerHub offers you one-on-one employability support, via a Zoom appointment, with a La Trobe Employability Advisor. You can also register for events and read the latest career news updates.

CareerHub also has heaps of job opportunities listed that are available to you while you study. If you’re looking for a part-time job, casual role, to do some volunteering or to complete an internship, CareerHub is La Trobe’s online resource where you can go to search for all of these opportunities.
Bookmark and visit CareerHub regularly so you don’t miss out on any new job listings!

2. Career Ready OnLine

Career Ready OnLine is La Trobe’s newest employability resource hub, loaded with heaps of awesome tools and resources to help you get career ready.

At Career Ready OnLine you can:

  • Create a new résumé and cover letter using the CV Builder and Cover Letter Builder, that will help your application to stand out from the rest.
  • Upload your résumé to CV360 and get instant feedback on how you can improve.
  • Use the Elevator Pitch tool to build an interview pitch that will improve your self-awareness during a job interview and help you understand your strengths, development areas, preferences and motivators.
  • Practice your Elevator Pitch during a mock job interview on camera with Interview360.
  • Take the Career Pulse self-assessment to check your employability.

3. Career Ready Advantage

The Career Ready Advantage program will help you become an all-rounder as you work towards the Career Ready Advantage Award.

By completing the Career Ready Advantage Awards (Silver, Gold and Platinum), you’ll undertake professional learning, gain practical experience and develop your Career Portfolio.

You might aim for an award each year as it’s a great way to build employability and ensure you are making the most of your La Trobe experience. It’s also recorded on your academic transcript!

4. Career Ready Industry Experiences

Career Ready Industry Experiences are two and three-week programs offered to La Trobe students. You’ll work collaboratively with other students to solve a real-world industry client challenge, within a given timeframe.

You will receive a project brief from your client and will need to present your research and insights at the end of the program. Depending on the program, you will receive client and professional mentor feedback along the way and will be supported with learning content via an online platform.

The project you embark on may be for a:

  • Government organisation
  • Small to medium enterprise
  • Not-for-profit organisation
  • Commercial business

The next Career Ready Industry Experiences will be held in July 2022.

5. Career Ready Industry Mentoring Program

La Trobe’s Career Ready Industry Mentoring Program is a flexible 12-week program that runs 3 times each year (Semester 1, Semester 2 & Summer) where you’ll receive career guidance and advice from a La Trobe Alumni or other industry professional.

The La Trobe Career Ready Industry Mentoring Program is currently inviting motivated students to register to engage with an industry-based mentor for the upcoming round starting Monday 1 August.

6. Employer Connect

Employer Connect is the perfect place to start the search for graduate jobs and internships.

You can connect with employers hiring graduates in Australia and around the world and search for jobs by location and discipline area.

7. Career Directory

Career Directory is your complete guide to a career with your degree.

Career Directory let’s you search for graduate jobs, register for FREE virtual events and browse employers by industry and location.