Trinity provides support to students, graduates, and employers to facilitate work experience and job placements.
Internships and Employment
One way to help improve students’ employability and to gain skills that one may not able to attain through study, is through taking up work experience during their university course.
The job board on My Trinity Connect, a portal to our global Trinity community, is a great place to find work opportunities both locally and internationally and is updated regularly with new jobs posted by our alumni across the globe.
Here are some of the examples of the types of work that may help students to increase their future job prospects:
- vocation placements during the summer or winter breaks
- course related part-time or causal work
- work experience that is embedded in your course work: vocational experience
Job Application Support
The University of Melbourne’s Career and Employability website provides a comprehensive guide on how to prepare job applications and some very practical advice on interview preparations and techniques. Through Stop 1, current University of Melbourne students can access a variety of workshops and seminars to gain tips on how to identify job opportunities, promote their skills and market themselves in the competitive job market.
In addition to what the University has on offer, Trinity students and alumni can also access the latest career news, job alerts, invitation to networking and career events and professional development opportunities through signing up for My Trinity Connect or following the Careers and Alumni Facebook page.
The Careers and Alumni Office organises up to 10 career events per year, offering students and young alumni insights into various industries and professions. firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
It is vital that everyone knows what their rights are when starting out in their career. For students who are looking for their first job, whether it is part time, full time or casual employment, they need to know how to get their tax file number, what they can do to ensure they are protected at work and know about how much they should be paid. Students are encouraged to access this information on the College Portal.
Fact: Under the Fair Work Act, work experience generally needs to be paid, except where it is voluntary work within a not-for-profit organisation; or as part of your course (a ‘vocational placement’ as defined in the Fair Work Act; this is work placement embedded into your course). For more information about work rights, visit the Fairwork website.
Information for Employers
The Careers and Alumni Office can help business and industry connect with outstanding graduates and high-achieving students studying at Trinity College, the University of Melbourne.
Employers looking to employ our students and alumni or advertise internship opportunities are encouraged to get in touch with the Careers and Alumni team via the form below.