A comprehensive employability program by Study Melbourne for Victorian international students

Study Melbourne Career Catalyst, a Victorian government program delivered by InternMatch, is a comprehensive employability and career development program, empowering international students to unleash their career potential as the next generation of global talent and business leaders in Victoria.

Study Melbourne Career Catalyst offers an exclusive suite of services, ranging from coaching services to guide you through your carer pathway and free practical workshops to polish your resume or LinkedIn profile to premium networking events to expand your professional and social network. All events and initiatives are free, inclusive, and designed to help international students to develop professional skills, connect to industry and employers and launch student careers.

The program is accessible online but will also be delivered from the Study Melbourne Student Centre and other locations. If you are an international student with a Victorian education provider or a recent alumnus (within the last five years), join the Study Melbourne Career Catalyst program and take the next step in your journey.

Employability webinars and workshops (Online)

The Study Melbourne Career Catalyst employability webinars and online workshops series provides you with the insights, practical tools and tips you need to best prepare you for securing roles and commencing your career.

Employability skills are the essential transferable skills and personal attributes you need to enter, operate and thrive in the world of work. They provide you with the tools to solve problems, work well with others and fit into any workplace.

Join our employability webinar and online workshop series, to gain hands-on skills that you can start applying right away to get ready to launch your career. The series will cover topics such as:

  • Creating a stand-out resume
  • Building a LinkedIn profile to expand your network
  • Preparing for successful job interviews
  • How networking can set up your career
  • Building a unique personal brand

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You can also watch our webinar recordings here.

Career coaching (Online)

Entering the job market as a new graduate can be daunting, particularly in a new country. The Study Melbourne Career Catalyst career coaching service is designed to support you on your journey from searching for jobs and preparing your application to networking with potential employers to getting ready for your first interview. Each student/alumnus can register 2 x 15min sessions per calendar year.

In these one-on-one sessions, our skilled and trained career coaches are experienced in providing expert career, resume and employability guidance to international students and graduates. Your career coaching session will focus on the employability areas where you feel you need the most guidance. We encourage you to pre-load your resume when booking your session, so that your coach can review your resume and experience to provide you with feedback. You will be linked to other Study Melbourne’s employability events/services to give you the best chance to enter the workforce.

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Career development events (In-person)

The Study Melbourne Career Catalyst career development event series provides you with the opportunity to gain insights, support and guidance network and foster your own relationships and community here in Victoria.

The in-person series will be hosted regularly from the Study Melbourne Student Centre or similar location, providing a convenient and comfortable environment for international students to come together and have fun while learning and connecting through activations, activities and with guest speakers.

Join us at our student event series and start building a network and gaining skills to take you into your career. What you can expect from the series:

  • Networking and connection opportunities
  • Career advice, guidance and insight
  • Meet and learn from business leaders
  • Activities to get you on your chosen career path

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Premium networking events (In-person)

The Study Melbourne Career Catalyst premium networking event series will see you coming together biannually with fellow international students, business leaders and industry professionals. This special event series provides you with the opportunity to connect with key leaders in Victorian businesses and industry professionals with expertise in areas of your interest, as well as hear from impressive speakers and keynote presenters on topics that impact you and your career.

The series is an opportunity to celebrate the value and impact international students bring to Melbourne and shine a light on the opportunities that exist within the Victorian business sector for students and businesses alike. Students from all disciplines can form meaningful connections with their peers and industry partners.

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Upcoming events

Join Study Melbourne’s free events and programs to discover new experiences, make new friends, and build your networks.

Study Melbourne Career Catalyst Scholarships

The Study Melbourne Career Catalyst Scholarship provides awarded students the opportunity to gain vital hands-on experience with an Australian business, in turn enhancing your experience, skillset and career understanding.

The Study Melbourne Career Catalyst Scholarships will be available to 15 talented international students across multiple disciplines, awarding them enrolment in the InternMatch Work Readiness Program — a 12-week training and internship experience.

As part of the Work Readiness Program scholarship recipients will receive:

  • 12-week internship experience with an Australian based business in your study field
  • Certification in the nationally recognised training course BSBOPS201 Work Effectively in Business Environments
  • Access to additional workshops and employability webinars to enhance your learning

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Delivered by InternMatch

InternMatch is a global EdTech platform and community focused on employment and career outcomes, bridging the employment gap since 2016.  At our core, we're in the business of creating opportunity and sharing experience.

We partner with leading companies, start-ups and education providers across the globe, to provide university students and career changers with professional internships, training and mentorship - gaining vital real-life, hands-on industry experience and significantly improving their career prospects.

Through human connection, backed by our InternMatch cloud-based technology we are creating employment opportunities for 10,000+ people and counting.