Work Ready program gives students career boost

Work Ready article 

Western Sydney University students are landing jobs in their chosen careers after completing the innovative Work Ready program.

The recently-launched program improves students' knowledge of employer recruitment processes, as well as their interview and networking skills. 

Work Ready prepares students for life after university with a combination of online modules, workshops, boot-camps and functions. 

180 students have so far participated in more than 1,000 engagement activities across the length of the program. 

Bachelor of Health Science student, Chester Baluyot, joined the program mid-year, and says it's helped his career development and interview skills. 

"Work Ready has really helped me understand my career decisions," he says.

"I found the online modules improved my interview skills, and helped secure a job with Royal Rehabilitation." 

The program also sees graduates share their skills as mentors by meeting regularly with students, giving advice and, where possible, offering work experience. 

The program is funded under the Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program, which focusses on improving undergraduate student retention, completion rates and widening participation. 

Further details on the Western Sydney University Work Ready Program can be found here.

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4 November 2015

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