The University of Melbourne

Melbourne Careers Centre

Location: Level 1, Alan Gilbert Building
The University of Melbourne, Parkville VIC 3010
[email protected]
University Switchboard: 13MELB (13 63 52)
University Homepage:

The University of Melbourne has been ranked No. 1 in Australia (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2014) and No. 33 in the world overall (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-2015) and No. 13 in the world for graduate employability (QS World University Rankings 2014-2015).

Commencing this year, all our offerings will be provided by the newly formed Melbourne Careers Centre, which brings together the former Careers & Employment as well as the faculty-based careers services within the faculty of Business & Economics, Law and Engineering.

The main focus of the Melbourne Careers Centre is to enhance employability of the university’s students and graduates, enabling them to succeed in their chosen program of study and their future careers.

Melbourne graduates are prominent in political, cultural, academic and business arenas throughout the world. Our graduates are actively recruited by high-profile employers from Australia and around the world for their problem-solving skills, capacity for independent critical thought and leadership potential.

Services and Programs
Host an Employer Information Sessions on campus Advertise your employment opportunities to students and graduates through our online career portal ■ Conduct on campus recruitment interviews ■ Build links to student clubs and societies ■ Attend our Careers Fairs ■ Build relationships with faculty ■ Student careers consultations and résumé reviews ■ Advertise your events and programs to students through our online platform ■ Send targeted mail and emails to students ■ Display employer promotional materials on campus  ■ Get involved in our Melbourne Careers Centre events

Audiovisual equipment ■ Catering ■ Conference rooms ■ Interview rooms ■ Lecture theatres ■ Professional exhibition set up for careers fairs ■ Web conferencing

Equity Groups
The university has a wide range of services for equity groups and we are happy to discuss the most effective ways to facilitate access to these students.

Fields of Education
Agriculture/Forestry, Architecture/Building/Environments/Planning, Arts, Computer Science/Information Technology, Fine Arts, Economics/Business/Commerce, Education, Engineering, Environments, Law, Medicine/ Biomedicine/Dentistry/Health Sciences, Music, Science, Veterinary Science.

For a complete listing of degree programs and subjects, please refer to

Number of Graduating Students (approximate)
Undergraduate & Postgraduate
Arts (including languages, VCA, MCM) 3080+; Economics and Commerce 2100+; Education (includes Master of Teaching students) 1310+; Engineering 1000+; Environments (including Architecture; Building and Planning) 1360+; Law 720+; Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (including Nursing and Social Work) 2550+; Science 2420+

Associate Director, Melbourne Careers Centre
Deb McDonald
T: +61 3 9035 8832

Industry Consultant - Law, Architecture, Building & Planning and Environments

Becca King
T: +61 3 9035 7766

Industry Consultant - Science, Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences and Veterinary & Agricultural Sciences  
Prudence Brew
T: +61 3 8344 5914

Industry Consultant - Arts, Education and Music & VCA

Saraya Moore
T: +61 3 9035 5031

Industry Consultant - Business & Economics and Engineering & IT

Qi Sun
T:+61 3 9035 6385

2015 Dates

Semester 1: Monday 2 March to Sunday 31 May
Semester 2: Monday 27 July to Sunday 25 October
Exam period 1: Tuesday 9 June to Friday 26 June
Exam period 2: Monday 2 November to Friday 20 November
Vacations: 3 April – 12 April; 1 June – 26 Jul; 28 Sep – 4 Oct; 6 Dec – 29 Feb 2016.

Employer Visits
On campus presentations provide you with an excellent opportunity to network with targeted student groups while providing detailed information about your organisation, employment opportunities, application process and upcoming recruitment activities.

Our team will book the venue, set up the audio-visual equipment and assist you in ensuring that your event runs smoothly.

Employers are welcome on campus to participate in activities at any time of the year; however the peak recruiting seasons are Mar-May and Aug-Sep.

In addition to careers fairs and information sessions, other opportunities are available to connect with students. For further information see our Melbourne Careers Centre website ( or contact one of the industry team members listed above.

Careers Fairs
Careers fairs are a highly effective way for employers to:
- Introduce your organisation to prospective graduate employees
- Inform students of employment opportunities within your organisation
- Publicise your recruitment activities and distribute information
- Maintain your profile and students’ awareness of your organisation

The Melbourne Careers Centre holds a Graduate Careers Fair annually in March and many other employer activities throughout the year. For more information on these opportunities please visit our Melbourne Careers Centre website.