International students participating in the University of Tasmania’s new I-PREP Program are boosting their employability skills through this exciting career preparation program.

I-PREP coordinator Louise Chesterman has referred to the program as a ‘great success’, with 79 students having completed the two day workshop in July, 60 students having completed the industry site visits and 24 participating in internships at UTAS during semester.

Designed specifically to help prepare international students for work after graduation, the program teaches participants about Australian workplace culture and helps them prepare their resumes and apply for jobs.

While finding employment in a foreign country can be daunting, these students are receiving the help needed to ensure that they feel confident about applying for work and participating in the Australian workforce.

Some of the interesting career-boosting skills students are taught include:

  • building a professional brand and a purposeful online social media presence;
  • identifying their career goals and building transferable employability skills; and
  • experiencing networking opportunities with past international students.

Some students are even undertaking internships within industry to gain valuable work experience that looks great on a CV. The program will recommence in 2017 so that new international students can participate in this incredible opportunity to get work-ready.

Have you always dreamt of working in Australia? Apply now for a high-quality course at the University of Tasmania.

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