Careers Service

Defining your career vision and gaining the tools and knowledge you need to achieve success is critical. Throughout your MBA, our career services will provide you with coaching, career management tools and resources to help you refine your career goals and navigate the recruiting process.

Our career services have been designed to assist all part-time MBA students in the effective management of their careers, not just those actively seeking employment.

Your career

Our careers service is underpinned by a personal career management plan, tailored specifically to you. This is designed and delivered using specific tools selected to complement the effective career management aspect of the first unit of MBA study, Leadership Practice and Development.

Personal Career Management Plan

We will work with you to help you realise your leadership potential through all stages of your career development, starting with self-assessment and developing your personal brand, to customised job search strategies, interview techniques, and advice on job offer negotiations.

Through a variety of workshops, events, networking opportunities, mentoring programs, career tools and other resources, we will help you discover the career path that will give you the greatest personal fulfilment.

Developed in close consultation with leading businesses and industry experts, our MBA exposes students to the latest business knowledge, offering practical experience in applying theory to real-world commercial challenges. Driven to address the needs of business, our graduates aim to make the right career choices.

2016 Recruitment Report PDF

Our MBA Career Services is designed to support you in your job search and beyond. We are here to provide you with coaching, career management tools and resources to help you refine your career goals and navigate the recruiting process.

Our suite of services is underpinned by a Personal Career Management Plan, known as ‘your career’ tailored specifically to you. This is designed and delivered using specific tools selected to complement the Effective Career Management aspect of the first unit of MBA study, Leadership Practice and Development.

We work with you to help you realise your leadership potential through all stages of your career development, starting with self-assessment and developing your personal brand, to customised job search strategies, interview techniques, and advice on job offer negotiations.

Through a variety of workshops, events, career tools and other resources we help you discover the career path that will give you the greatest personal fulfilment, and facilitate your contribution to the greater good.

Find out more about our Personal Career Management Plan.

We offer many business-related workshops and events throughout the year to assist you in your career decision-making and provide you with access to employers.

Step 1 - Career coaching

The first step you can take is to book in for a private one-on-one career coaching session and resume review with our Careers and Corporate Relations Manager. Your first coaching session will form the foundation of your Personal Career Management Plan.

These sessions take place at 133 Castlereagh Street, Sydney OR over telephone or SKYPE.

Appointments are available from Tuesday to Friday 8.30am and 9.30am / 4.30pm and 5.30pm

You can register for a session via Symplicity.

Step 2 - Career skills workshops

Attend workshops on all aspects of the career management process that supports your overarching personal career management plan.

You can access all available workshops via Symplicity.

Step 3 - Job board

Logging into Symplicity on a regular basis provides you with access to our authenticated Job Board where employers post all available opportunities.

You can access the job board via Symplicity.

If you are an enrolled student of the Business School you can log into the MBA Career Services Manager Symplicity.

Research is key to a successful job search. You'll want to know about a particular industry, salary ranges, what a specific job involves, the latest company news, and more.
 The University of Sydney Business School has several ways to ensure that you'll have all the information you'll need to achieve your career goals. This can all be accessed via our MBA Career Services Manager Symplicity:

Employment reports - Reports include class profiles; past Sydney University MBA Programs hires by function, industry, and location; and major employers and job sources of Sydney University MBA Programs students from the past five years.

Career resources - access to both print and online tools to aid you in your research of industries, companies, contacts, and news.

Resume databases - We archive resumes from previous Sydney University MBA Program classes. You can search the database to find successful resume examples for all types of jobs and experience.

Career newsletters - We offer a number of timely email newsletters designed to provide you with the latest job postings and after provide you with career management tactics, and to let you know about the latest employer news.

Connect with Alumni - through our MBA Student Association eMBAssy we offer the opportunity to be mentored by a Global Executive MBA Alumni.

The University of Sydney Business MBA Programs is a proud member of MBA-Exchange offering MBA Job Boards, the MBA Development Programs and the MBA Employers Directory.

The broader MBA Career Management Program suite of services is managed in the MBA Career Portal Symplicity.  To access secure information for current students and Alumni please login to Symplicity.

Corporations can get to know our students in a variety of ways, whether it is through posting a job opportunity, perusing an eResumeBook, meeting on campus, through networking sessions and panel events or company presentations. There will be lots of opportunities.

Logging into Symplicity provides you with access to the Job Board in our authenticated career management system.

The objective of our career services is to ensure you are fully prepared to take advantage of the opportunities, whether through a connection you make or a job posting you see.
 Kickstarting your Personal Career Management Plan, known as YOUR CAREER provides you with one on one strengths based coaching that will show you how to research a desired company or industry, how to market yourself effectively, be interview and case study ready, or negotiate a new salary.

Throughout the year we support students in their job search particularly those pursuing industries and functions that choose not to use on-campus recruiting and requires students to proactively seek out full-time or internship positions.

Many of our mentors are senior managers and executives working within the finance, accounting, business and legal sectors. Some are alumni of the University. All are successive leaders who have a willingness to share their time, skills, workplace and experiences with one of our MBA students.

The mentoring program is more than just work experience. It is an opportunity for our students to talk to exceptional people who have successfully climbed the corporate ladder, and hear about the challenges, opportunities and lessons they learned along the way. The mentoring experience is rewarding for both student and mentor.

Alumni as mentors

Are you a former MBA student willing to share your expertise with our current students? Are you interested in the prospect of mentoring or visiting campus to present a talk to the current MBA cohort? If so, please contact our Careers and Corporate Relations Manager.

The University of Sydney is a great source of talent. Our Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Global Executive MBA alumni are driven to make a positive difference through the impact and engagement they bring to your organisation.

There are a number of ways to get involved in recruiting experienced talent from our MBA programs. We encourage you to reach out to our office to learn more about the options available.

Posting jobs

Our secure jobs board is provided to current and past University of Sydney MBA students in Australia. If you'd like to promote a vacant position on the jobs board please login to our MBA Career Services Manager Symplicity.

This service is free, and all advertised positions must be approved and appropriate for our students in terms of remuneration, level and title

By advertising your vacancies here, you have the opportunity to not only advertise your brand, but also gain access to our sought-after MBA students.

Resume database

Our complimentary Resume Books are designed to help you identify and make contact with individuals who fit the profile you are looking to hire. In this way, you can better target your recruitment efforts.

Connect with alumni clubs and associations

Get in touch with eMBAssy to advertise specific job opportunities or express your interest in sponsorship of events. Targeting a select group of students is a great way for you to recruit and build your brand profile on campus.

Your recruitment strategy

Every organisation has different goals and objectives. We will work with you to create a strategy that suits your exact needs and will help you to attain your recruiting objectives. Helping you focus on the right approach can build visibility with our students and effectively market your job opportunities.

Tailored recruitment at the University of Sydney

No two recruitment initiatives are the same and our Careers and Corporate Relations Manager will focus on developing a plan with you and your organisation that directly correlates to your recruiting goals.

CBD Campus recruiting

Recruiting from the student body at our CBD Campus is an efficient and effective way to hire eligible students from our evening MBA and weekend MBA programs. Our first MBA graduates were available from mid-2015 and profiles can be found in our Resume Books by emailing benjamin.tham@sydney.edu.au

Activities carried out by the MBA Career Services are underpinned by the following four principles:

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  • Continuous improvement through consultation with key stakeholders and by setting international standards of service
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  • Career management skills - encouraging our clients and partners to develop lifelong career enhancement skills
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  • Diversity - supporting students who have specific obstacles to fully achieve their career aspirations
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  • Corporate responsibility and sustainability (CSR) - encouraging employers to showcase their CSR credentials, while fostering students' sense of global responsibility.

eMBAssy is the University of Sydney MBA Student Association for current students and alumni of the MBA and Global Executive MBA programs.

The aim of eMBAssy is to work in collaboration with the Business School to create professional development opportunities and social events that support the world class learning environment of the MBA and EMBA programs, in order to create long-lasting relationships and ensure we produce the most successful graduates. Find out more.