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 empowers you to explore a broad range of career opportunities, 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 Jobs & Internships Board is designed for university students and graduates, and covers most career areas and industry sectors. Start your job search for casual/part-time roles and internships while you study, and look for volunteering, pre-graduate and graduate roles as you approach your final year of study.

Visit the Jobs & Internships Board

Job Application Reviews

DeakinTALENT offers access to a 24/7 online resume review tool and personalised application review service to tailor your application application to a specific role. This service is available to both current students and graduates, to help you submit your best application possible.

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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.

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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

Graduate Recruitment Bootcamp

Prepare yourself for the digital recruitment process with our Graduate Recruitment Bootcamp. Whether you're a graduating student or new graduate, you can get the competitive edge needed to secure employment.

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.

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.

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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 2020