Career planning

Deakin offers you career support throughout your studies and beyond. We're here to help you explore your employment opportunities and equip you with the tools to secure your ultimate career.

Secure your ultimate career

Gain a competitive edge in the workplace with real‑world expertise and practical skills in-demand from employers. We're committed to helping you become the most employable version of yourself. Using proven tools and techniques we’ll help boost your career IQ, arming you with the comprehensive knowledge you need to land that job and build a satisfying career. At Victoria’s #1 university for student support, you will get the assistance you need to succeed.^

Your careers and employment service

Your careers and employment service

Prepare for the jobs of tomorrow with lifetime access to an award-winning university career service. DeakinTALENT empowers you to explore a broad range of career opportunities and build skills and experiences. Take the first step to shaping a career that aligns with your interests, values and skills.

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Jobs and internships

The DeakinTALENT jobs and internships board is designed for university students and graduates, and covers most career areas and industry sectors. Start your job search for casual or part-time roles and internships. As you approach your final year of study, look for volunteering, pre-graduate and graduate roles.

Resume reviews

DeakinTALENT offers access to a 24/7 online resume review tool. Receive real-time feedback and make updates to the structure, presentation and format of your resume. This service is available to both current students and graduates to help you submit your best application possible.

Career coaching

DeakinTALENT's career coaching service will empower you with personalised career advice to help you explore your options and develop an action plan. You'll also get guidance to market your skills and experiences to potential employers from our committed team.

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.

Award-winning career service

DeakinTALENT has been awarded Australia's #1 university careers service for 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 by the Australian Association of Graduate Employers*.

Need some career inspiration?

Need some career inspiration?

Need help navigating the transition from student to graduate to employee? We can help you power your career by finding the job or industry that suits you best. Browse our career stories for motivation and inspiration.

DeakinTALENT International Student Careers

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.

DeakinTALENT Advance

Our Advance program is specifically designed for students with prior full-time professional experience, offering practical, tailored support to help you take the next step in your career.

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Get from course to career with confidence

We're committed to helping you become the most employable version of yourself. Deakin has a number of programs designed to help you land that job, build a satisfying career and prepare for the jobs of tomorrow.

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.

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.


^2021 Student Experience Survey, Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT).