University of Sydney Careers Centre – enhancing international student employability

Daniel Laurence1, Anna Gurevich1

1Career Development Officers, Careers Centre, The University of Sydney

Since 2012, the Careers Centre at The University of Sydney has introduced a number of career workshops, events and programs to develop the employability skills of International Students.  These include a Career Development Program for International Students, an International Student Employability Forum for all disciplines and a panel on “Building your Networks in Australia and China”.  The Careers Centre has also participated in collaborative projects with other universities to deliver a program called Interchange which develops entrepreneurial skills and an International Student Employability Forum for students from all universities.  These career development activities are complemented by the provision of other Careers Centre services and online resources.  Since 2013, the Careers Centre has seen a significant increase in the number of international students attending Careers Centre’s workshops and events.


Biography:

Daniel Laurence is a Career Development Officer (International) at the University of Sydney Careers Centre. He has previous experience in adult education across 4 countries and since 2013 has been working with refugees, migrants and international students as a careers counsellor.

Anna Gurevich is a Career Development Officer (Programs) at the University of Sydney Careers Centre. With experience in Graduate and early career recruitment and Graduate Talent Management, Anna now works with tertiary students building employability skills through programs, workshops and one on one career coaching.

ANZSSA

The Australian and New Zealand Student Services Association Inc. (ANZSSA) is a professional association for people with an interest in the role of support services in post secondary education.

For more information, please visit ANZSSA website by anzssa.com.

ISANA

ISANA International Education Association is the representative body for professionals in Australia and New Zealand who work in international student services, advocacy, teaching and policy development in international education.

For more information, please visit the ISANA website at www.isana.org.au.

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