- Charles Sturt launches ‘Careers and Skills Hub’ to support students and graduates to be job ready and connect them with employers
- Free service features an upgraded student jobs board for employers to advertise vacancies and career support and services for students
- Student services include mentor meetings, workshops and development plans covering employability skills, CVs and job applications, interviews and job offers and more
Charles Sturt University has launched a new careers service that will connect the University’s sought-after students and graduates with employers.
The Careers and Skills Hub, which was launched this week just in time for National Careers Week, (Monday 17 May to Friday 21 May), is a free service providing employers with access to a revitalised and user-friendly student jobs board and students with career support and services.
Manager of the Careers and Skills Hub Ms Alice Coomans said, “The new jobs board allows employers direct access to our talented students.
“Whether you are a small business in one of our campus locations searching for a casual or an employer wanting to connect with a skilled online student or graduate, the upgraded jobs board will allow you to easily customise and advertise your vacancy to the right student.
“Employers will receive direct feedback on their ad performance and students can apply directly through the platform. Simply register online as an employer and start today.”
As part of the University’s commitment to ensuring its graduates continue to enjoy the highest graduate employment rate in the country, the Hub also includes a range of support services for students.
Through the service students will have access to skill development plans, which cover topics such as self-awareness, employability skills, career options, job hunting, CVs and job applications, interviews and job offers, preparing for work, and career well-being.
Students can also attend workshops, find a mentor or book a one-on-one appointment for individual career support.
These services ensure Charles Sturt students have the work-ready skills employers are looking for.
Executive Director of Student Success Ms Jacqueline Clements said, “We want to ensure every student has the opportunity to find the right employment while they study and that our students step confidently into their careers after graduation.
“New graduates across Australia are entering the workforce at a time of great change and the Careers and Skills Hub will help them gain the skills and experience to manage that change.
"The service will support students to thrive in whatever industry they choose, at whatever stage of their career."
Charles Sturt Master of Ethics and Legal Studies student Ms Elizabeth Butt was one of the first students to trial the new service and secure employment through its jobs board.
“The Hub helped me refine my resume and provided me with resources to enhance my interview and employability skills,” she said.
“Applying for jobs can be daunting and it can be confusing to know what employers are looking for.
“This service provides all the resources and help you need to make such processes easier and stress free.”