Developing your skills

Building your skills and connections while you’re studying will boost your industry knowledge and increase your chances of success in the competitive graduate employment market.

Entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship

Keen to find out what it takes to drive a successful business? Considering starting your own business or full of innovative ideas on how to grow a business? Innovation, creativity and risk-taking are central to successful businesses.

Find out more about entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial mindsets, and which best suits you, by taking the Leadership and Innovation Challenge.

Industry mentoring

Finding a mentor who is currently working in an industry similar to your career interest is a fantastic way to gain valuable knowledge and insight in preparation for your transition into graduate employment.

Find out about the CareerPLUS industry mentoring program.

Please note: applications for CareerPLUS are currently closed.


Leadership is often listed as one of the most sought after skills in graduate program advertisements. Curtin offers a range of leadership development opportunities to help you learn valuable skills, boost your employability and get you involved in university life and the community.

Begin developing your leadership skills by taking the Leadership and Innovation Challenge.

Networking strategies

As many jobs are never advertised, there could be lots of opportunities that you may never hear about. By creating a dialogue with people “in the know”, online or in person, you’ll be much more informed about which career options will suit you best, as well as how to access work opportunities that never make it to public advertisement.

You can find out more about how to start conversations, ask for information, and build connections by:

Professionalism and emotional intelligence

Unsure how to write a professional email or organise a meeting with your new or prospective work colleagues? Keen to find out how emotionally intelligent you are?

You can find out more about how to make a great impression, manage your reputation, and build professional relationships by: