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 studying and after graduating. Check out and bookmark these employability services!
1. Career Ready Ambassadors
La Trobe’s Employability team includes Career Ready Ambassadors who can offer you one-on-one employability support to help you develop your career management skills. Career Ready Ambassadors can help you with Employability resources, such as Career Ready OnLine, give suggestions for the Career Ready Advantage Awards, review your job applications and more!
The Career Ready Ambassadors are available on the Melbourne (Bundoora), Bendigo, City, Albury Wodonga, and Shepparton campuses. Check out their availability on Career Hub.
CareerHub is the central point of connection to the Employability team. You can book a one-on-one Specialist Career Consultation or a shorter Career Conversation, both offered online via phone or Zoom.
You can submit a query via Ask a Question, register for events and read the latest careers news and updates.
CareerHub also has a jobs board with plenty of employment opportunities for La Trobe students and graduates. If you’re looking for a part-time job, a casual role, some volunteering or an internship, CareerHub is La Trobe’s online resource where you can go to search for all of these as well as graduate roles and programs.
Bookmark and visit CareerHub regularly so you don’t miss out on any new job listings!
3. Career Ready OnLine
Career Ready OnLine is La Trobe’s employability e-learning 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, which will help your application to stand out from the rest.
- Upload your résumé to CV360 and get instant AI 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 and interview skills during a mock job interview on camera with Interview360.
- Take your Career Pulse to self-assess your employability and work readiness.
4. Career Ready Advantage
The Career Ready Advantage program will help you become an all-rounder as you work towards the Career Ready Advantage Awards.
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 make the most of your La Trobe experience. It’s also recorded on your academic transcript! Make sure you reach out to the Career Ready Ambassadors if you’d like some ideas of what you can do to achieve the CRA Awards and ensure you are Career Ready when you graduate.
5. Career Ready Industry Experiences
Career Ready Industry Experiences are two-week virtual projects offered to La Trobe students by our partner, Practera. 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:
- Government organisations
- Small to medium enterprises
- Not-for-profit organisations
- Commercial businesses
Career Ready Industry Experiences are offered at specific times throughout the year. Attend an information session to find out more. Upcoming information sessions are listed on the Career Hub.
6. 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).
You’ll be matched one to one with a La Trobe Alumni or other industry professional and can connect with them online or face to face, for 3 – 6 meetings. Work on your career goals with your mentor as a sounding board, get valuable first-hand insights into your future profession, and build your professional learning network.
7. Other job boards and graduate opportunities
Employer Connect is a great place to start your job search whether it is for a part-time student job, casual work, internship or clerkship, graduate, entry-level or experienced role.
You can connect with employers hiring graduates in Australia and around the world and search for jobs by location and discipline area.
Career Directory is your complete guide to a career with your degree. This job board also includes Careers Advice, and ‘A day in Life’ articles from La Trobe graduates who are working with some of Australia’s top graduate employers.
Career Directory lets you search for graduate jobs, and browse employers by industry, location and salary.
8. International Employability Programs
Employability Skills Short Courses (International)
La Trobe’s international students also have access to resources such as the Employability Skills Short Courses offered by our partner, Practera. These short courses are on topics such as Project Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Data Science and Analytics, Cloud Foundations and Policy and HR. Further information is available on the Career Hub.
Workshops and events for international students are also regularly offered on topics such as Work Rights, Finding Employment, and Transition to Professional Life in Australia.
All students are advised to regularly check the CareerHub for upcoming events, resources, careers news and employment opportunities.