Leigh Pickstone
February 7, 2022

Career Support & Learning at University

The University Landscape – Career Support & Learning at University

Are you heading off to university?  Congratulations! This blog is for those of you who are entering higher education for the first time. You may not know what is available at university regarding career and learning support, so this blog is for you.

Did you  reassess your life during COVID and decide to study your dream profession? Or have you recently finished school?  University is a powerful step in your career journey.  It brings opportunities to learn, not only about your chosen discipline, but also about navigating your career. Career Support Practitioners provide: online resources; advice on internships; help towards finding Work Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunities, and volunteering. These are all part of the university experience. 

Career Support Practitioners at University

Universities have small teams of Career Support Practitioners. Their work is similar to a Career Coach . Career Support Practitioners work with students individually  or in groups.  The large numbers of students at university can mean that career counselling sessions might  be  difficult to access. You will need to seek them out and book appointment times.

Online Career Information at University

Explore your university’s careers page, on their website, for online information about:

  • Job opportunities
  • Preparing a resume
  • Building your network
  • Employability skills. Employability skills can be transferred between a wide range of jobs. Communication skills, time management, and planning are examples. 

Internships, Work Integrated Learning, and Volunteering 

Many study programs include opportunity to  work in the industry you are studying.  Internships,  Work Integrated Learning, and volunteering  experiences are excellent ways build your technical and employability skills, and to grow your professional network. 

Karen Your Career Coach – We help you!

On behalf of Karen’s team I wish you every success in your university adventure this year.  Careers are the journey of a lifetime. At KYCC we offer professional, best-practice coaching and support.  Contact us at http://www.karenyourcareercoach.com.au/contact/

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Leigh Pickstone is an associate career coach at Karen Your Career Coach services. She has an extensive teaching background in primary, secondary and vocational education, with recent work in the university sector. Leigh enjoys working with a range of clients at different stages and careers, assisting them to identify opportunities, strengthen existing abilities, and explore potential pathways. 





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