Join Australia's most employable graduates

Be inspired by where a UNSW degree can take you.

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Launch your career at UNSW Sydney by joining Australia's highest-earning and most-employable graduates.

At UNSW, we know the importance of setting you up with career-ready skills, experiences and knowledge during your time at university. You'll benefit from unparalleled career support by UNSW Employability, the most popular career service in Australia by employers, to find internships, industry projects, career coaching and mentoring opportunities (Australian Association of Graduate Employers, 2021).

The proof is in our graduates, who are set apart when they take the confidence they've gained from the career-developing opportunities embedded in our degrees into the workforce to make real change. Over 330,000 graduates in more than 140 countries will support and inspire you throughout your degree and become your worldwide network after graduation. You'll find them working for some of the biggest organisations in the world, including Google, Penguin, Ernst & Young, PayPal, the United Nations, HSBC, Microsoft, NASA and Oxfam.

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Top earners

Highest median salary among Go8 universities for undergraduate students. QILT Graduate Outcome Survey, 2022.

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Nurturing future leaders

Most awarded university in the AFR Top 100 Future Leaders Awards for three years running (2020-22).

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Kickstarting your career

5-star rating for undergraduate full-time employment in Australia. 2022 Good Universities Guide.

Meet a few of our graduates and be inspired by the difference they’re making: 

A career in finance

Apurva Shrotriya

Working as a Credit Analyst at Macquarie, Apurva gets to apply her love of maths every day to new scenarios, working with different clients to assess and evaluate their financial risks. With new industries, trends and world events constantly emerging, the emphasis on always learning excites Apurva about going to work every day.

A career in engineering

Robert Makepeace

Robert Makepeace studied Electrical Engineering at UNSW. After graduating Robert has worked in some of the most remote places you can imagine, from the Pilbara in Western Australia to the Snowy Moutains Snowy Hyrdo Scheme. Now working at Davis Station in Antarctica, he's proof of how far a degree from UNSW can take you.

A career in law and social justice

Khushaal Vyas

Inspired by the work of his grandmother and aunt in rural India, Khushaal is a passionate social justice advocate and ready to leave his mark on the world as a graduate lawyer with Baker McKenzie. He’s taking the first steps to build a career through which he’ll be able to tackle the issues he’s passionate about.

A career in data

Thays Costa

Working as a Technical Solutions Engineer with Google Cloud, Thays uses her skills and knowledge in data science every day working in a growing industry based on innovation and filled with opportunities. But it’s not just this that excites Thays about data science – it’s the capacity it gives her to help solve some of society's greatest challenges. 

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Pat Younis

A career in art and design

“I am always looking around at the things that I can find that amplify how that space feels.”

For UNSW Art & Design alum Pat Younis, merging physical and virtual spaces can shift our perspective of reality. In his work as an Interaction and Visual Effects artist, he explores the world through the lens of a creative, getting a feel for spaces before recreating them with virtual elements.

Through UNSW’s industry partners and learning from practising creatives, Pat was able to find his sense of identity through real-world experience and a sense of experimentation that allowed him to reach the highest heights.

Catherine Hu

A career in business and technology

"Having a business background enables you to pretty much work in any industry, in any kind of role. It really provides a great base for anyone to get a kickstart into the working world."

UNSW Business School Alumna Catherine Hu is most inspired when she's working in a team that's creating something new. This is why she loves the tech industry. As Customer Solutions Manager for TikTok, she uses the skills and experience she gained at UNSW every day, working at an organisation that's leading innovation in social media. 

Catherine credits the hands-on experience, broad business knowledge and transferrable skills she learned at UNSW with giving her the base she needed to kick-start a career in an industry that sparks her passion.

Rachel Mcvittie

A career in engineering

"When I was working on the bridge, I was thinking: I can’t believe I’m an engineer working on the Sydney Harbour Bridge!"

UNSW Engineering alumni Rachel Mcvittie has a passion for engineering. She doesn't just see it as her profession, but a skill that has allowed Rachel to understand the world around us.

She credits her lecturers to her success, with the support she received at UNSW ensuring she spent her years of study not just surviving but thriving. She believes everyone needs people to believe in them to push then to their best, and she found that at UNSW.

Aymeric Maudous

A career in sustainability

“Anything can start from a tiny idea and grow into something which is just incredible that will really make a difference.”

Aymeric Maudous believes we have a lot to learn from trees. After studying a Master of Environmental Management at UNSW, Aymeric founded his own company from the ground up. Lord of the Trees is developing fully autonomous pre-programmed drones that replant deforested areas around the world.

Aymeric uses the interdisciplinary approach he learned during his Master’s to lead a business that is helping to fight the climate crisis and build a sustainable future for us all. Like a tiny seed becoming a giant tree, Aymeric is driven by his passion for the natural world and inspired by the ever-growing global environmental movement.

Joshua Karras

A career in public health

“I like to engage and inform people and hopefully inspire them to do good”

A natural born communicator, UNSW Medicine alum Joshua Karras has found his groove at the United Nations Association of Australia. Through a combination of sociology, psychology and epidemiology, Joshua’s degree has helped him gain the skills to help communities stay healthy.

While the world can be an overwhelming place, Joshua is passionate about creating change through engaging, informing and inspiring. The best place to start? At a local level, where we can all be the person to start that change.

Caroline Kite

A career in architecture

“Bringing that element of joy into a building is important, because architecture has the power to improve people’s lives.”

UNSW Built Environment alumna Caroline Kite has always been fascinated with making things, from her childhood creativity in Orange, NSW to her current role as Architect and Site Administrator at Bellevarde Constructions.

What is about architecture that inspires her? It’s the balance of the creative, the intuitive and the poetic when responding to a site, matched with the practical application of making a design work in real life.

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