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 for Semester 2, 2020, are now closed.

Please check back again in February 2021 for Semester 1, 2021, enrolment dates and application form.

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

Hear from previous students

It was an environment where you could make mistakes and be ok about it, knowing that there are no serious consequences and it's part of the learning process. The facilitators are really engaging because you could feel their desire to help. Semester 1, 2020 Participant
All the tutors and students are being very supportive! The atmosphere is fantastic and everyone was working together. Semester 1, 2020 Participant
Everybody wants to be there as they have applied to this course as an extracurricular activity. I believe students were more engaged and open to communicating their experiences which was great as the rest of the class benefits from their inputs too. Semester 1, 2020 Participant