Deakin U’s got TALENT

Deakin University has won the Graduate Recruitment Industry award for the most popular careers service, the second year running. Deakin was selected on an employer vote, ahead of ANU, Griffith U, University of Queensland and UTS.

The award went to Deakin U for its TALENT programme, which started in 2016 to meet what VC Jane den Hollander said, was the need for universities to take “the employability of their graduates more seriously … for a wide range of reasons – including the increasing number of university graduates, with oversupply in some areas and diminishing employment opportunities in others,” (CMM March 3 2016).

The comprehensive TALENT programme exists to assist students build generic job-search skills, create their own brands and connect with employers. It also offers support for graduates. This is a great result for PVC Graduate Employment Dineli Mather and team. Universities across the country claim their degrees generate jobs – Deakin U does something to deliver.


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