Front of mind for many students when choosing a university degree is the question, “Will this degree help me get a job?” Two recent announcements show that Deakin University has a good answer to that question.
Survey says: Deakin graduates have great employment outcomes
According to the recently released 2018 Graduate Outcomes Survey, Deakin is among the top performing Australian universities for overall employment outcomes. This includes having the best employment rate in the Australian State of Victoria for bachelor’s degree graduates.
The Graduate Outcomes Survey is an annual initiative by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training, which measured the employment status of over 40,000 higher education students three years after completing their studies.
The 2018 survey placed Deakin at No. 1 in Victoria for employment among graduates from an undergraduate degree, and second in the state for postgraduate employment outcomes.
Even better, Deakin’s employment outcomes are on a strongly positive trend, with 2018 employment figures showing strong improvement over 2017 and 2016. This trend is the result of growing efforts by Deakin to support our students and graduates with innovative career development and graduate employment programs.
Employers name Deakin’s career service as Australia’s most popular
For the second year in a row, DeakinTALENT has just been named the most popular career service in Australia by the Australian Association of Graduate Employers (AAGE).
The AAGE is the peak industry body representing organisations that recruit and develop graduates from Australian higher education. It is comprised of approximately 300 organisations of all sizes and across many sectors.
The award recognises the impact of the careers and employment services offered by DeakinTALENT by connecting Deakin students with employers and employment opportunities from the very beginning of their studies. The award demonstrates that Deakin’s career services are meeting the needs of today’s employers, and building strong connections between the University and the organisations that hire our students.
What DeakinTALENT can offer you
DeakinTALENT talent is dedicated to getting you career ready, and has a number of special programs in place that are aimed specifically at international students.
One example is the Deakin International Student Careers (DISC) program, which offers:
- Workshops, resources and services to help you understand the Australian employment market and workplace.
- Help learning how to build your experience, write a strong resume, and prepare for your job search in Australia or around the world.
DeakinTALENT is ready to work with you from day one of your Deakin degree to help prepare you to pursue the career you want, and also to help you find part-time work while you study.
For further information about studying at Deakin and to view the many degrees on offer, visit our international student page.