Hire, mentor or place a student

Join us in connecting with our students and graduates, promoting your employment opportunities and raising your brand profile among the future workforce.

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Advertise jobs for students and graduates

Employers who would like to advertise a job for a student or graduate, can access a range of services including a free online jobs board, to promote employment opportunities .

Accessed by current students and recent graduates, you can use our online jobs board CareerHub(external link) to advertise your:

  • graduate programs
  • vacation programs
  • full time, part time and casual positions
  • internships, cadetships, trainee positions
  • volunteering opportunities
  • projects and placements (including cooperative placements).


Employment Services
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Mentor a student

When you mentor a student, you contribute to the development and success of an emerging professional by sharing your career and industry knowledge.

Who are mentors?

At VU, we consider mentors to be a more experienced person who assists another person to grow and learn by sharing their personal, career and transitioning experiences.

Mentors can assist students in becoming career ready by;

  • exchanging career and industry knowledge and ideas
  • sharing professional experiences over a coffee
  • inviting your mentees to your workplace to explore the daily tasks and job realities, and
  • generally assisting your mentees to develop confidence in their ability to make the transition to their professional working life easier.

Victoria University's mentoring programs are flexible and based on individual arrangements between the mentor and student mentees.


Vicky Schilling, Careers Coordinator - Projects
Phone: +61 3 9919 4830

Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

We can promote your employment opportunities through our work participation and recruitment programs, including 'learning in the workplace' opportunities for our students through industry and community projects, co-operative education and internships.

You can engage our current students for WIL in a variety of ways:

  • practical placements - structured workplace learning practical placements that prepare students for the workplace in particular discipline areas. These placements help students take classroom learnings and put them into practice in a workplace setting, eg. nursing practical placements in hospitals or clinics.
  • industry or community organisation projects - individuals and groups of students undertake projects on behalf of organisations, eg. developing a database
  • cooperative education - students are employed full-time by organisations to undertake work tasks or projects, eg. a junior accountant
  • internships- students undertake short-term placements with an organisation to work on activities related to their course, eg. recreation student developing programs for a local municipality.

What employers are saying

Managing Director, Flexible Drive Agencies:

"We have endeavoured to align ourselves with educational institutions over many years but have been somewhat frustrated by the divide between industry and these facilities. We are fortunate that we have met people at VU who have made it far easier to close that gap. For FDA, I would say we have experienced a great benefit in facilitating two project teams from the University. The students have been keen to fulfil the tasks assigned and our people have also benefited from the interaction."

Student jobs and placements gives details on how individual Colleges engage with industry and community for Work Integrated Learning.

If you're interested in discussing potential partnerships but aren't sure which College to engage with then e-mail us at jobready@vu.edu.au 


Employment Services
Career Development and Employment