Job Ready

Employment and Communication Skills for STEM Students – a short course

About Job Ready

Do you have the skills you need to get the job you want?

Job Ready will develop your communications skills and enhance your employability so you’ll stand out from the crowd when applying for jobs.

This 6-week program is designed specifically for undergraduate and graduate science, technology, engineering and mathematics students.

For 1.5 hours each week, you will take part in workshop-style classes that cover topics including;

  • STEM careers
  • Networking
  • Public speaking
  • Effective resumes
  • How to be successful in interviews
  • Mock interviews

Job Ready will not only help you in your studies, but you will also come away with the skills to effectively convey your achievements and talents to employers.

There are no compulsory assignments or marked coursework, however, minimum attendance is required for successful completion.

As a professional skills course, Job Ready also satisfies the criteria for the Leaders in Communities Award professional skills requirements.

How to apply

Due to the nature of the course, enrolment numbers will be restricted. We will select applicants on the basis of a short written piece outlining why you want to be a part of the course (max 200 words).

Applications close 8 March.

Apply now

Please note, this course is only for students studying in the Faculty of Science.

Hear from previous students

[The mock interview] gave me a lot of confidence and affirmed what I need to focus on and how to present myself better. 2019 Participant
I really enjoyed the 1 minute practice speeches because I gained so many skills and received really good feedback on how to improve. 2019 Participant
Sessions really evoked a sense of community, the get to know people bingo was a great way to break the ice. And there was plenty of interaction with the presenters as well 2019 Participant