Careers and Employability

Here at South Australia’s #1 university for graduate employability,* you’ll enhance your appeal to employers from day one.

*QS Graduate Employability Ranking 2020.


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Diversify your studies, become a global citizen and make the world your classroom.

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Student support

Get advice on selecting courses, changing majors or specialisations, and study plans for your degree.

Student support

Build your employability

There are many opportunities for you to develop your employability in the Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics.

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Employability in the curriculum

The Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics offers internships, enabling you to gain hands-on industry experience before you graduate, in an area related to your degree and career aspirations.

All students studying in the Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics can undertake a practical or research internship as an elective course. Some degrees also offer additional internships as part of their specific major or minor.

Employability at The University of Adelaide

Learn more about employability building experiences available to students at the University of Adelaide.

Employability at Adelaide

Career paths 

I completed a number of internships during my degree but one in particular was a highlight. I did a placement at Centre for Amplified Intelligence, a local market research consultancy and technology company. A year earlier, I had seen the founder and CEO, Dr Karen Nelson-Field, present in a marketing communications lecture. When I reached out to ask about the possibility of a placement, Karen was more than willing to have me on board. I was offered a casual paid position and now I have been a full-time employee at the company for almost one year (long before I officially finished my degree). Internships and work-integrated learning have been a huge part of my professional development during university.


Daniel Lyas

Bachelor of Media (Marketing) graduate

Professional associations

Professional associations are a smart connection to make to learn more about possible career pathways and connecting to industry professionals.  They might run a range of professional development and networking events which can help develop your transferable skills, help build your professional network as you learn from and are inspired by professionals in your industry.