Get job smart with your Arts degree!

A two-part event series for Faculty of Arts students!

It’s time to take action and build a future you want. Join the CDES team and Arts academics as they take you on a journey of discovery, helping find a career that’s right for you!


Thursday 9 September | Online (2 Parts)
Part 1 : 11am-12pm | Part 2 : 1-2pm

Friday 17 September | Online

*Zoom links sent by email after you register

The world is changing and so are recruiters. Gone are the days of linear career paths - your arts degree can open up so many opportunities, many of which you may have never considered! This series will see you take a deep dive to identify your skills that will be sure to make an impact on future employers. Then, you’ll take action; identifying jobs, employers, organisations and opportunities of interest to you!

The series will conclude with an alumni networking session! Who doesn’t want to be nosey and find out what previous graduates are up to? You might also build some new connections which could open up even more doors of opportunity! It's true what they say "It's who you know..."

If you’re ready to get real about your future, register for our career series now using the links below!

Can’t make the sessions but need some advice and support? Our doors are always open (Virtually!). You can meet with any one of our Career Consultants at a number of drop-in and one-on-one sessions, online.

Session one: Get smart with your arts degree!

Date: Thursday 9 September
Time: Part one: 11am-12pm | Lunch break | Part two: 1-2pm
Location: Online

Come and join our experienced Career Development Consultants and Arts Academics for an interactive, Zoom intensive (we promise we will make it fun), where you’ll take a deep-dive into the wide variety of career paths you can take with your arts degree!

We understand everyone’s career aspirations are different, which is why you’ll leave with an action plan tailored to your personal career goals with specific next steps on how to get there.

This interactive workshop is split into two parts, taking you from the what, through to the how! Whether it’s motivation, reassurance or general advice you’re looking for – this session will get you back on track. All Faculty of Arts students are welcome. Check out how the session will be split and what to expect below:

Part one: Getting you closer to landing your dream job!

Key areas for discussion will be:

  • Finding out what’s important to you in your future career
  • Identifying your skills and communicating these to future employers
  • Identifying your core values and what motivates you to apply for a job
  • Analysing your current skillset, and how to continue developing these to increase employability

Part two: And action! Taking you from employable to employed!

Ok, so we’ve identified all of your skills, now it’s time to put an action plan in place. In the second part of this session you will learn how to:

  • Discover the numerous resources available to support your job search
  • Research the wide variety of arts jobs, employers, organisations and opportunities of interest to you.
  • Create personalised next steps towards your own career and how you’ll get there.
  • Identify how to make your skills stand out in applications, assessments and interviews.

Session two: Alum-hi - A networking event with Faculty of Arts Alumni!

Date: Friday 17 September
Time: 11.30am-1pm
Location: Online via Zoom

We’re wrapping up the series with an online networking event. This session will give you the opportunity to find out how previous art graduates have utilised their degree in order to secure their current role.

This is an open forum for you to ask all your burning questions. Maybe you want to know how they adjusted to the world of work, gain advice to help clarify your own future or maybe you’re curious about different sectors and organisations and what’s right for you. Whatever your questions, come along and meet new people and build connections – who you know is just as important as what you know!