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Students can now gain a competitive edge in the job market with SCU’s exclusive Career Edge Program

In today’s fast-moving job market, students need more than just a degree to stand out, they need relevant on-the-job skills, meaningful study experiences and industry exposure to set themselves up for the global workplace, and that’s where SCU’s brand-new Exclusive Career Edge Program comes in.

Delivered at our branch campuses in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, this one-of-a-kind career readiness program is open to all students — both undergraduate and postgraduate.

Students will undertake a unique combination of employability skills training and highly sought-after industry experiences over a 2 or 3 year period, in conjunction with their SCU degree.

Students will not only get to work in a real work environment, learning real skills and making key industry contacts, they will also get essential employability training on diverse topics such as personal branding, project management and networking, to prepare them for the demands of the Australian workplace.

Over the 2 or 3 year study period, students who opt into the program will complete a ‘Business hack’ project, where they will give a business pitch to real employers, an in-company industry project guided by a mentor and a 10 to 12 week custom-made internship in their final year.

Students will gain a point of difference on their personal resumes, receiving a Certificate of Completion and LinkedIn accreditation for each stage of the program, as well as a Statement of Attainment recognised by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).

The Career Edge Program will be delivered in partnership with Readygrad, Australia’s largest graduate employability specialist. Readygrad has sourced internship opportunities for more than 20,000 international students, with around 40% of these students being offered paid employment with their host company post-internship.

SCU is currently number one in Australia for international student support (2018 International Student Barometer) and we plan to build on our genuine commitment to students by offering this free Career Edge Program from Session Three (November) 2019 onwards.