Career planning

Deakin offers you career support throughout your studies and beyond. We help you to explore your employment opportunities and equip you with the tools to reach your dream career. Whether you want to start work as a new graduate, increase your job prospects or boost your earning potential, we have programs and resources to help you.

From course to career

Gain a competitive edge in the workplace with real‑world expertise and practical skills in-demand from employers. Deakin is ranked the #1 university for both graduate qualities and generic skills in Victoria.^

DeakinTALENT – your careers and employment service

DeakinTALENT's programs include career counselling and workshops, and empower you to explore a broad range of career options, build skills and experience, and shape a career that aligns with your interests, values and skills. What's more, the service is available to you even after you graduate.

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Jobs and internships

The DeakinTALENT and GradConnection GlobalJOBS boards are designed for university students and graduates, and cover most career areas and industry sectors in Australia and abroad. Start your job search for casual/part-time roles and internships while you study, and investigate graduate roles as you approach your final year of study.

Find out more about the jobs and internships boards

Career Coaching

DeakinTALENT's Career Coaching service gives you the opportunity to receive personalised career advice to explore your career options and develop an action plan. You'll also get guidance to market your skills and experiences to potential employers.

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Career Success Workshops

Career Success Workshops provide you with practical, personalised, hands-on support to build your confidence and strengthen your marketability. Our workshops cover employment options, building your personal brand, creating a CV and preparing for an interview.

Find out more about the Career Success Workshops

DeakinTALENT International Student Careers

DeakinTALENT International Student Careers (DISC) is a program for international students where you can explore your employment options, and build your marketability and networking skills. The program helps you to understand the Australian employment market and workplace culture, and to apply your job search strategies in Australia or internationally.

Find out more about DISC

Experience & Employment Expo

The DeakinTALENT Experience and Employment Expo (EEExpo) brings over 100 employers to Deakin to promote internships, vacation work, volunteering opportunities, international experiences and graduate programs. The EEExpo is a chance for students to discover employers across all industry sectors and expand their wish list of prospective employers.

Find out more about the EEExpo

Graduate Job Search Program

The Graduate Job Search Program is designed to support graduating students and new graduates to secure graduate employment. The program includes workshops, digital resources and an application boot camp, and will help you:

  • explore the broad career options available to you, enabling you to develop an informed wish list of prospective employers and/or employment opportunities to target
  • build your career portfolio and strategies to increase your marketability and confidently present yourself to employers
  • apply your job search strategy to either secure employment with chosen employers or create employment working-for-yourself. ​​

Find out more about the Graduate Job Search Program

Launch your career

Deakin has a number of other initiatives designed to help students move from study into a rewarding and exciting career.

Me in a Minute

Understanding how to identify and communicate your capabilities that set you apart from other graduates is a highly valuable skill. This unique program provides you with support in pitching your knowledge and capabilities to prospective employers through the production of a one-minute video.

Find out more about Me in a Minute


As Deakin’s official start-up accelerator program, SPARK wants to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs. Immerse yourself in a thriving culture where you are encouraged to think innovatively, solve real-world problems and take an interdisciplinary approach to building solutions.

Find out more about SPARK

PhD Xtra

Designed to help research degree students develop and evidence transferable skills and experience, PhD Xtra aims to make you more competitive in the job market – regardless of whether you pursue a career in research or business and industry.

Find out more about PhD Xtra

^Graduate Outcomes Survey 2018