Career Knowledge Program

The Career Knowledge Program is designed to support students with career development.

The program will consist of five 3-hour workshops, plus one-on-one sessions run on the Burwood (Melbourne) campus during Trimester 2 2014. The workshops provide intensive training, written material, group discussions and one-on-one interaction with the trainer. (This program will be offered once a year during Trimester 2 only)

A certificate will be granted for the entire program only if participants have attended all workshops and the one-on-one session.


Potential benefits

  • Graduate with a focused career goal
  • Develop your soft skills
  • Understand the Australian job market
  • Boost your confidence
  • Improve your resume/cover letter
  • Clarify your career aspirations
  • Learn the latest interview techniques
  • Develop your communication skills
  • Enjoy increased interaction
  • Build your networks


Students currently enrolled in Master of Business Administration (International), Master of Commerce (or combined degrees) or Master of International Business can apply for the program. Students will be selected based on the selection criteria and their application form. Once all applications are received, the School will review the applications and select 20 students for the program.

Details on how to apply for the 2014 program will be provided in due course.


The program is being offered to selected students at no cost. All materials required for the program will be distributed by the trainer at each workshop.

About the workshops

About the workshops

Workshops Date Time Venue
Workshop 1: Career Planning 23 July 2014 TBA LB3.323
This workshop focuses on career planning and goal setting and is suited to all students who are looking to commit - in writing - a career plan by setting realistic, time bound goals and objectives. It will take you through the process of developing your career aspirations and make you work on what you want to do after you complete your studies at Deakin.
Workshop 2: Understanding the Australian job market 6 August 2014 TBA LB3.323
For international students, working in a new country can be daunting if they don't have the right skills and proficiencies. In this workshop participants will learn how they can gain employment in Australia, where there are likely to find employment opportunities and how to optimise their job search. It provides an insight into what potential employers are seeking, what their expectations and requirements are.
Workshop 3: It's all in the Communication 20 August 2014 TBA LB3.323
This session is designed to assist students prepare strong, clear and concise verbal and written professional communication in relation to their skills and professional experience. Participants will work to ensure they have an up-to-date resume, LinkedIn profile and verbal message.
Workshop 4: Blitzing Job Interviews 3 September 2014 TBA LB3.323
This interactive workshop focuses on interview techniques, how you present yourself to your potential employer, what to say and what not to, how to be precise and how to tackle tough interview questions.
Workshop 5: Networking Skills 17 September 2014 TBA LB3.323

With statistics indicating that over 65% of job seekers will find their next role via a network contact, there is no denying that effective networking is an essential career tool in the modern workplace. This interactive session is designed to encourage participants to commit to effective, targeted networking both in times of job search and in their current role. Learn not only why, but how to network effectively. This workshop will also introduce you to recruitment agents and HR representatives from companies where you will have to put into practice what you have learnt.

One-on-one Sessions These coaching sessions offer the opportunity for you to personalise your career goals and approach. Our expert career coaches will work with you to build skills and share knowledge, aimed at maximising career success. Each confidential session is directed by your needs. You may elect to seek career advice, build networking and search strategies or simply talk through issues that may be holding you back in achieving greater success in your professional life.


Here's what previous participants thought about the program:

The workshops gave me a good exposure on how to prepare for applying for a job. I think Jenny did a very good job with the presentations. The one-on-one session was very helpful. It gave me a clear idea on how to present myself at an interview.

Dushyant Sattiraju
Drop-in Station Team Leader, Mentor Program 2013
Student Relations Coordinator for DGB Society 2012

It was a great opportunity to learn and practise the key points that I needed to mention in an interview in very professional manner (Career objective, strengths, weaknesses, the way I should behave in an interview, the way I talk). The one -on- one session was really helpful in identifying my issues relating to 'how to face for an interview'. Finally I would like to give special thanks to Jenny and Deakin Graduate School of Business for giving me the opportunity to attend the Career Knowledge Program.

Arosha Senanayake Administrative Coordinator for DGB Society
Mentor program participant 2012

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