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Created Date:

16 May 2023

[USYD] Why choose Sydney?

Discover what makes us different

We're consistently ranked in the top 50 universities in the world and are known internationally as leaders in education, research, student experience and graduate employability.

Graduate employability: 1st in Australia and 4th in the world*

No matter what you study, you'll get the opportunities and support to undertake internships and work placements with industry-leaders to ensure you graduate ready for work.

*2022 QS Graduate Employability Rankings

Employability and careers

Become one of Australia's most employable graduates

We're Australia's leading university for graduate employability, ranked first in Australia for the past five years, and fourth in the world. Our rankings reflect our dedication to preparing students to enter the workforce.

Access to industry, real-world experience and career support

As a University of Sydney student, you can access opportunities and programs that enhance your employability skills, and give you direct access to industry. Explore some of our flagship University-wide programs.

  • Undergraduate students can undertake an industry project where you will collaborate with a leading organisation and work on real-world projects.

  • Our Careers Centre provides career counselling services and other resources that'll enable you to be in the best career position by the end of your degree.

  • Students can also access student entrepreneurship programs that equip you with the skills needed to accelerate your idea, career or research.

  • Students can build cultural competence by collaborating on real-world projects that have been identified by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities through our Service Learning in Indigenous Communities program.

  • Our research students can collaborate with startups, non-profits and corporate organisations at Sydney Knowledge Hub.

  • Higher degree by research students can complete a paid 3-6 month internship with an industry partner in a sector related to their research.

Internships and placements

The majority of our degrees offer embedded or elective placements and internships that range in duration from two-weeks to a full-year. Each hands-on program is developed specific to your area of study and will enhance your employability.

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