Job-seeking student secures role after career consultation

Job-seeking student secures role after career consultation

Student Danushi De Silva lands a job after receiving guidance and gaining confidence from RMIT’s career consultation service.

Danushi De Silva studies a Master of Food Science and Technology and recently landed a new job as a quality control officer, after building confidence and gaining valuable information in a one-on-one career consultation with RMIT’s careers service.

The consultations give students the opportunity to grasp the fundamentals of preparing for job applications and provides them with a personalised plan, explained Vedha Dhuri, career consultant and facilitator of the session.

It is a 45 min consultation to help students with their careers and employability questions. I design a personalized career action plan for students to achieve their career goals

International students, like Danushi, can access free 45-minute sessions offering insights into the Australian job market, career-related guidance and advice on finessing job applications.  

Vedha explained students can expect to leave sessions feeling supported, equipped and ready for their job applications.  

“Students feel supported and receive all the advice on their career, course or employment options. They feel more organised with their thoughts and potential career choices!” 

Danushi De Silva, Master of Food Science and Technology student smiling toward camera Danushi De Silva, Master of Food Science and Technology student

Danushi explained she walked away from her consultation with a positive ‘can do’ attitude, confidence and self-belief.  

I learnt techniques on how to write a resume, keywords to use and how to target the job role. Specifically, not to underestimate myself and how to think positively

Danushi said she feels thankful for the session and recommends all students to book a career consultation.  

“I felt thankful to my consultant and RMIT for giving us these opportunities and I used them well” she said.  

Students thinking about booking a session shouldn’t wait until the last moment, grab the opportunities while you can!

Vedha says students should feel at ease when they think of “Career Consultant”.

“It’s a very friendly and interactive session and with specialised training in career services, we provide our students with good resources of information as they prepare to enter the job market”


International students can book in for a one-on-one career consultation by following the ‘one-on-one career consultations’ link, on the International students page.  

30 September 2022


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