You can test out, or prototype, your interest areas through a variety of valuable experiences. Exploring your interests through internships, co-ops, research, global programs, student organizations, and a variety of other opportunities will give you insight for decision making about your career. These experiences are also highly valued by employers when you apply for future positions, as they demonstrate self-initiative and skill development. Our career coaches can help you navigate seeking experiences to explore your interests and make meaning of those that have been most significant to you!


You can supplement your experiences and add to your resume by upskilling. Teach yourself new skills or further solidify knowledge through online and on-demand learning platforms. When you review job or internship postings you are curious about, take note of qualification requirements. Take initiative to develop skills that will help you prepare for a work experience! Many learning platforms offer free courses while others are fee-based.

  • LinkedIn Learning |  If you work for the university as a student employee, you have free access to LinkedIn Learning, an online training resource. You can learn about topics in business, design, IT, data, operations and project management, marketing, and much more. You can also stack courses and complete LinkedIn badges and certificates that appear on your LinkedIn profile. 
    How to access: Create and login to your LinkedIn account. Click the image at the top right and login using your AU credentials.
  • Coursera
  • EdX
  • Udemy
  • SkillShare