Professional development sessions

First year students

Professional development program sessions

Note: You are only required to attend one of each session listed below (i.e. either a Wednesday or Thursday).

All sessions run from 12.30pm – 1.30pm. 

Session Date Room
Session 1: Career planning Wednesday 16 March or
Thursday 17 March
Room 4W 107
Room 1S 210
Session 2: Employability skills Wednesday 13 April or
Thursday 14 April

Room 4W 107

Room 1S 210

Session 3: Skill audit and articulation Wednesday 20 April or
Thursday 21 April
Room 4W 107
Room 1S 210
Session 4: Application/resume writing Wednesday 27 April or
Thursday 28 April
Room 4W 107
Room 1S 210
Session 5: Application/cover letters Wednesday 11 May or
Thursday 12 May
Room 4W 107
Room 1S 210
Draft resumè DUE Monday 27 June  
Resumè completed Monday 8 August 
Session 6: STAR workshop Wednesday 3 August or
Thursday 4 August
Room 4W 107
Room 2S 210
Session 7: Introduction to interviews Wednesday 24 August or
Thursday 25 August
Room 4W 107
Room 1S 210
Session 8: Interview preparation and coping with nerves Wednesday 31 August or
Thursday 1 September
Room 4W 107
Room 1S 210
Session 9: Practice interviews (involving host organisations) Monday 5 September or
Wednesday 7 September or
Monday 12 September or
Wednesday 14 September
All practice interviews
will be held
Rooms 1W 306
Session: 10: Individual debrief after the practice interview with careers staff Tuesday 6 September or
Thursday 8 September or
Tuesday 13 September or
Thursday 15 September
All debriefs will be
held at
Student Connect

Second year students

All sessions run from 10am - 2pm

Session Date Room
Conference Day 1
: It's all about me day
Program details:
Self-reflection and assessment
Job search skills
TBC Room 1W 306
Conference Day 2
SET: Host organisation day
Program details:
Work place culture
Office ethics
Office politics
Selection criteria address
Post placement student share their experience
Wednesday 20 July Room 1W 306
Conference Day 3
GO: Get Em"
Program details
Personal development (Resilience, communication
Public speaking/Presentation skills)
Closure - Elevator pitch
Certificate presentation
Monday 10 October Room 1W 306
Individual sessions: Individual career plan sessions will be arranged with the student prior to their placement commencement.

* Programs will be distributed to students prior to the events.
* Student are asked to arrive 10 minutes prior to commencement time to register their attendance
* A calendar invitation will be sent to the student - please ensure this is accepted and advise of any dietary requirements

*Program details may change