Studies show that a relevant student job can make it much easier for you to find a job when you graduate, as it gives you the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with your subject alongside your studies. As a bonus, a student job can provide you with knowledge of and insight into the labour market which can help you decide what you would like to work with after graduation.
In addition to some extra money, a student job can give you valuable competences that are highly appreciated by a potential future employer. A relevant student job will give you the opportunity to:
Before you start looking for a student job, it may be helpful to consider the following questions:
The questions can help identify what a relevant student job is for you and narrow down your job search. Remember that many jobs can be professionally or personally relevant to you. When interacting with a new field, you acquire knowledge, skills and competences. What you need to focus on is whether the job continuously improves your learning curve.
In the AU Job and Project Bank, you will find job ads posted by both private and public companies and organisations. You can also send an unsolicited application if you’re interested in a company or an organisation which hasn’t advertised a student job.
On our website, you can find more information about how to write an application or a CV and how to write an unsolicited application. You’re also welcome to book an appointment with the career guidance office to get feedback on your CV and application.