You want what’s best for your career. You want to be able to step into a job that excites you, that rewards you – in a holistic sense – and that offers you scope and security in employment opportunities now and in the future. We think Charles Sturt is the best choice to make that happen.
Getting a degree is a great way to ensure career success. Graduates earn, on average, over a million dollars more throughout their working lifetime than non-graduates, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. And the skills and knowledge you gain at university make them more likely to advance in their chosen profession.
If deciding to get a tertiary qualification is right for you, then choosing the best university to study at is crucial.
We believe that Charles Sturt University should be at the top of the list. Let’s go a bit deeper and explain why we think Charles Sturt is the best choice.
1. You start your career from day one
We believe that one of the most important and valuable ways to learn is by doing. By getting hands-on and developing skills – putting learning into practice – you get a well-rounded learning experience, and are much better prepared for the actuality of the workplace.
For example, dental science students practise what they learn in simulation settings throughout their first year – yes, on big heads. Then, from the second year onwards they interact with real patients, working under professional supervision to administer anaesthesia, perform extractions, fill teeth – all the practical skills that form the basis of their profession.
2. We have world-class facilities
Hands-on learning means nothing unless it’s performed in modern, innovative settings, with the equipment that you will actually encounter in your working lives. Fortunately, we offer students some of the most extensive and innovative learning facilities in Australia.
Depending on the subjects you choose, you could learn in the following places.
- Equine centre
- Experimental winery
- Dental clinics
- Radio studio
- National Life Sciences Hub
- TV studios
- Veterinary clinics
- Virtual pharmacy
And while if you’re studying on campus you’re just a step away from these facilities, our online students often get the chance to experience them as well through residential schools, where you come on campus for a few days once or twice a year to get practical instruction and hone your abilities.
3. We futureproof careers
Embedded into all of the degree courses at Charles Sturt University is the development of employability skills that are valuable across the spectrum of the working world. The workplace of the future will be characterised by greater flexibility and more global opportunities. It’s likely you will work for multiple companies over your working life, or manage several clients simultaneously as a freelancer or consultant. And you may well do so in different countries or working virtually across borders.
That’s why all our students gain transferable skills while studying their course. Skills like problem-solving, time management, verbal and written communication, entrepreneurship, collaboration and leadership will stand you in good stead when you step into the workforce – whatever career you choose to pursue.
4. We embrace the future
The future of work will be, to a very large degree, influenced by technology. The pace at which digital technologies and virtual communication are evolving continues to increase, and workers will need to be adept at both utilising these technologies and learning new ones as they are developed and adopted.
We make sure all our students develop skills with technology and become comfortable adapting to a shifting digital landscape. Whether studying on campus or online, you’ll use technology to access resources, manage assignments and communicate with peers and academics. But our students also learn about and practice the latest digital developments in their field. For example:
- teaching students will discover how digital tools can enhance learning experiences and outcomes in the classroom and for online education
- media students will learn how digital technologies can be harnessed to create more compelling content
- medical students will see how digital technologies can be used to plan and deliver targeted treatment to patients.
5. We are a community
Our academics, our staff and our students all contribute to a vibrant university community. We welcome and embrace diversity, believing that the meeting of a wide range of different cultures, perspectives and experience is what creates an atmosphere for pushing knowledge forward. At the same time, we recognise that everyone’s journey at university is unique. That’s why we have a broad spectrum of support services. So everyone can get the most out of their time with us. Our support teams include:
- health and counselling
- academic assistance
- equity support
- disability support
- careers advice
- LGBTIQA+ support
- online outreach.
It’s also why we have a wide range of scholarships available to help you invest in your future with a university degree.
6. Charles Sturt is the best choice for grads getting jobs
Studying for a degree is a brilliant experience in and of itself. You get to investigate the subjects that really fire your imagination, meet people from all across Australia and around the world, and have a lot of fun along the way.
But a degree must also put the person who graduates from it in a better position to enjoy a rewarding career. By combining all of the factors listed above, along with the international expertise of our academics and our close links with industry partners and associated bodies, a degree from Charles Sturt prepares you to make your mark in your chosen profession.
That’s why we’re proud to have the highest graduate employment rate of all universities in Australia. It’s also why our graduates enjoy one of the highest average starting salaries.
The 2020/21 Good Universities Guide shows that more than 87 per cent of our graduates find full-time employment within four months of graduation.
You can’t argue with figures like that.
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To find out more about why we think Charles Sturt is the best choice, chat to our friendly team.