Graduate Opportunities


"Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door."

- Kyle Chandler


Earn A Job Offer Before Graduation

By Bob Roth

First year college students should already be thinking about the jobs they want when they graduate. That's because the best job offers are earned when students select their targets early on and spend the next few years doing everything they can to impress the employers that have those jobs.

Of course, some students will not be clear about their career direction during the first year of college. For them, it will take more time and a strong effort to research the possibilities. However, that does not mean that these students should take their time. The sooner they select a general career direction, the sooner they can select a major and begin to develop a plan that will move them closer to their goals in a step by step fashion.

Students should think about the circles of a target. The "bulls eye" is the group of jobs they would consider to the most desirable or ideal. The next circle is made up of related jobs that are also highly desirable. The third circle is made up of jobs that would also be of great interest. The fourth circle would be good jobs that may not be as closely related to their personal preferences. Opportunities outside of the target become less desirable, the further away they get.

With a target, students can develop a plan of activities and performance that is most likely to lead them to the target area. Their plan should include their majors, the courses they choose, their classroom performance, their campus activities, work experiences, community activities and leisure activities. By building a list of accomplishments and experiences in these areas, they will have the components of a strong resume and some great job-related experiences.

Students without a target and a plan are simply taking their chances with their career outcomes. If they don't know where they want to go, their chases of going someplace where they don't want to go will increase dramatically. That's why students should think about their strengths, capabilities, past performance and the things they enjoy. Using that information, students can research career directions that will utilize their personal characteristics. Since nothing is carved in stone, they can change directions if necessary.

Other things are just as important as grades. Employers love to learn about student performance in their campus activities, part-time and summer jobs and any other ways they can demonstrate their capabilities to get things done well. By participating, leading, succeeding and accomplishing, students set themselves apart and give employers good reasons to want to learn more. This is where the best job offers are earned.

Students who fail to put themselves out there and get involved both on and off campus will seriously limit the number of employers that take an interest in them. Employers prefer candidates who are active, involved and productive. This is a lesson that too many students seem to miss while they are still in college.

Students who ignore this advice and fail to participate, work or volunteer will have little chance of accomplishing the things that the best employers want, need and expect. Since the best job offers are earned from their activities and performance during the sophomore, junior and senior years, no student will earn an exceptional job offer by sitting back and ignoring the expectations of their target employers.

Bob Roth, a former campus recruiter, is the author of five books, including: A Successful Senior Year Job Search Begins In The Freshman Year. Known as The "College & Career Success" Coach, Bob writes articles for College Career Services Offices, Campus Newspapers, Parent Associations and Employment Web Sites. Bob has created The Job Search Preparation System™ for colleges to use to help students find greater success in the job market. Visit Bob's web site [http://www.The4Realities.com]

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Find Out the Graduate Opportunities in Australia


Accounting & Professional Service


BDO Australia (The world-class accounting firm)

Student Recruitment (opens in a new window)

 

Evans Dixon (Financial Services)

Graduate Program (opens in a new window)

 

KordaMentha (An advisory and investment firm)

Graduate careers (opens in a new window)

 

PwC (The professional services firms)

Student Careers (opens in a new window)

 

RSM (Accounting)

Student Opportunities (opens in a new window)

 

Pitcher Partners (Accounting & Professional Services)

Student careers (opens in a new window)

 

ShineWing Australia (Accounting and Advisory)

Graduate Program (opens in a new window)

 

McGrathNicol (Accounting, Advisory & Restructuring)

Graduate Program (opens in a new window)


Australian Government


Australia Public Service Commission

Indigenous Graduate Programme (opens in a new window)

 

Attorney-General's Department

Departmental Graduate Program (opens in a new window)

 

Parliament of Australia

Departmental Graduate Program (opens in a new window)

 

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Departmental Graduate Program (opens in a new window)

 

Australian National Audit Office

The ANAO Graduate Program (opens in a new window)

 

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Graduate program (opens in a new window)

 

Department of Social Services

Graduate Development Program (opens in a new window)


Agriculture


Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

Departmental Graduate Program (opens in a new window)

 

Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES)

Entry Level Professional Program (opens in a new window)

 

Australian Fisheries Management Authority

The Graduate Development Program (opens in a new window)


 Communications


Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Cadetships & Work Experience (opens in a new window)

 

Australian Postal Corporation

The Australia Post Graduate Program (opens in a new window)

 

Department of Communications and the Arts

Departmental Graduate Program (opens in a new window)

 

Department of Education and Training

Graduate Program (opens in a new window)


Defence


Department of Defence

Defence Graduate Opportunities (opens in a new window)

 

Australian Signals Directorate

ASD Graduate Program (opens in a new window)

 

The Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation (AGO)

The AGO Graduate Program (opens in a new window)

 

Department of Veterans’ Affairs

The DVA Graduate Development Program (opens in a new window)

 

Department of Defence Science and Technology

The Defence Graduate Program (opens in a new window)

 

Department of Defence

Student and Graduate Programs (opens in a new window)


Environment


Bureau of Meteorology

Graduate and Other Entry Level Careers (opens in a new window)

 

Department of the Environment and Energy

Graduate Program (opens in a new window)

 

Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA)

Graduate program (opens in a new window)

 

Sydney Water

Entry level programs (opens in a new window)

 

Water Corporation

Career entry programs (opens in a new window)


Finance


Allianz Australia

Graduate Program (opens in a new window)

 

AMP (A wealth management company)

AMP Graduate Program (opens in a new window)

 

ANZ

Graduate program (opens in a new window)

 

Bankwest

Graduate program (opens in a new window)

 

Commonwealth Bank

Graduate & Summer Intern Programs (opens in a new window)

 

Insurance Australia Group Limited (IAG)

IAG Graduate Program (opens in a new window)

 

National Australia Bank

Graduate Careers (opens in a new window)

 

QBE

Graduate Program (opens in a new window)

 

Reserve Bank of Australia

Graduate Development Program (opens in a new window)

 

Westpac Group

Graduate Programs (opens in a new window)


Health


Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

The GradAccess program (opens in a new window)

 

CSL Behring (Biotherapies for Life)

The CSL Graduate Program (opens in a new window)

 

The Department of Health

Graduate Development Program (GDP) (opens in a new window)


Home Affairs


Australian Federal Police

The AFP Graduate Program (opens in a new window)

 

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation

Future Technologists Graduate Program (opens in a new window)

 

Department of Home Affairs

Graduate Development Program (opens in a new window)

 

Department of Human Services

National Graduate Program (opens in a new window)


IT, Software, Engineering


Carsales.com (Technology & Commercial)

Graduate program (opens in a new window)

 

Honeywell (Automation and Controls solutions)

Graduate Program Opportunities (opens in a new window)

 

IRESS (IT, Engineering, Science, Finance)

Graduate program (opens in a new window)

 

Lockheed Martin Australia (IT systems, products and services)

Australian Graduate Program (opens in a new window)

 

NEC Australia (ICT Solutions and technology provider)

Graduate program (opens in a new window)

 

Quantium (Data Analytics)

University graduate and summer internship roles (opens in a new window)

 

REA Group (Digital Media)

Graduate programs (opens in a new window)

 

Saab Australia (Engineering Company)

Engineering graduate program (opens in a new window)

 

TechnologyOne (Enterprise Software Company)

Graduate programs (opens in a new window)

 

ThoughtWorks Australia (Technology Consulting)

Grads and career changers (opens in a new window)


Industry


Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation

Graduate Development Program (opens in a new window)

 

Comcare

Comcare's Graduate Program (opens in a new window)

 

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

Studentships (opens in a new window)

 

Construction Asia Pacific

Careers at ITW (opens in a new window)

 

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Graduates program (opens in a new window)

 

Department of Jobs and Small Business

The Department of Jobs and Small Business Graduate Program (opens in a new window)

 

Ford Motor Company of Australia

Ford Graduate Program (opens in a new window)

 

Geoscience Australia

The Geoscience Australia Graduate Program (opens in a new window)

 

GHD (Professional services company)

Graduate Development Program (opens in a new window)

 

The Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities

Graduate Development Program (opens in a new window)


Law


Ashurst (A progressive global law firm)

Students and graduates (opens in a new window)

 

Brown Wright Stein Lawyers

Graduate program (opens in a new window)

 

Clayton Utz (Law Firm)

Legal Graduate program (opens in a new window)

 

Gilbert + Tobin (A leading Australian law firm)

Graduate Program (opens in a new window)

 

Hall & Wilcox

Graduate and clerkship programs (opens in a new window)

 

Hunt & Hunt

Clerks and Graduates (opens in a new window)

 

King & Wood Mallesons (Law Firm)

Graduates – Australia (opens in a new window)

 

McCabe Curwood

Graduate program (opens in a new window)

 

Sparke Helmore Lawyers

Graduate program (opens in a new window)

 

The Law Society of NSW

Graduate programs (opens in a new window)


Options in States & Territories


CIMIC

Graduate Program (opens in a new window)

 

Department of Finance WA

Graduate Program (opens in a new window)

 

Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation

Graduate Program (opens in a new window)

 

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety WA

Graduate Program (opens in a new window)

 

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development WA

Graduate Program (opens in a new window)

 

Queensland Audit Office

Graduates (opens in a new window)

 

Queensland Government

The Greater Graduate Program (opens in a new window)

 

Queensland Treasury

Graduates and students (opens in a new window)

 

Tas Networks

Graduate Program (opens in a new window)

 

Vic Roads

Graduate program (opens in a new window)


Resources, Commodity & Energy


BP Australia (Oil & Gas company)

Students and graduates (opens in a new window)

 

Energex (Energy)

Graduates (opens in a new window)

 

Ergon Energy (Electricity Distribution Business)

Graduate Program (opens in a new window)

 

Glencore Australia (Resources and Commodity Marketing)

Graduate Opportunities (opens in a new window)

 

Rio Tinto (Mining and Metals)

Graduates & students (opens in a new window)

 

SA Power Networks (SA Electrical Distributor)

Graduate Program (opens in a new window)

 

South32 (Mining Company)

Graduate Program (opens in a new window)


Treasury


Australian Bureau of Statistics

ABS Graduates (opens in a new window)

 

Australian Competition & Consumer Commission

Graduate opportunities (opens in a new window)

 

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority

APRA graduate careers (opens in a new window)

 

Australian Securities & Investments Commission

ASIC graduate program (opens in a new window)

 

Productivity Commission

Graduate Employment Opportunities (opens in a new window)

 

The Treasury

Graduate Development Program (opens in a new window)

 

 

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