Team profile: Student Recruitment Service

Student Recruitment - Careers team
Who works in the Student Recruitment Service (also known as the Jobs Off Campus) team?

  • Freny Tayebjee, Manager, Careers
  • Elien Weeks, Program and Admin Coordinator
  • Judy Holman, Business Partnership Facilitator
  • Adam Clayton, Employer Liaison Coordinator
  • Stacey Francis, Administration Assistant

What does the team do?

Freny Tayebjee manages the team of 20 full and part-time staff in the Careers office.

Elien Weeks is responsible for administering the Student Recruitment Service and receives student applicant enquiries and submissions.

Judy Holman has an outward-facing role and liaises with industry throughout Western Sydney and beyond to promote our students' skills to employers and make them aware of our recruitment service.

Adam Clayton fields queries from students on how to access Career Hub to apply for roles, and from industry partners who may wish to use Career Hub for advertising purposes.

Stacey Francis is our newest team member and assists with the administration of our applications and enquiries.

Where is the team located?
Ground Floor, Building P, Kingswood campus.

Who does the team work with?
Student Recruitment Services is a part of the Careers team who all work together to assist students and recent graduates to improve their career-readiness skills.

The Student Recruitment Services team promotes employment opportunities to students at Western Sydney University who are looking for career-related work. We also work with businesses of all sizes throughout Western Sydney to help them fill their staffing needs with our hard-working students.

We also work with academics to help us promote opportunities to their student cohort. We have links with business, including The Australian Chamber of Commerce, local councils and the Western Sydney Business Connection who support our service through their networks.

What would be a good example of the work that you are involved in? 
The Student Recruitment Services team offers paid industry work experience opportunities to students studying at the University. Through our links with local industry, we help them obtain vital skills and real world experience which will assist them when applying for ongoing work after graduating.

What challenges does the team face?
Encouraging students to apply for these career opportunities – we can never have too many applicants!

What is the team focusing on in the next 12 months?
We aim to build on our services to include add-ons such as mentoring and ways to encourage our students to make use of our online resources. These include a wide variety of helpful information such as how to write a good résumé and cover letter and how to present yourself at interview. These resources are really valuable in improving our students' chances of success in a competitive workforce.

If you know an employer who may wish to link with our University students or graduates, please let us know. More information on the services our team can provide to external employers can be found on the Services for Employers webpage (opens in a new window) or you can call 4736 0388 or email Judy Holman: