Project Description

Graduate KickSTART Program

Would your new graduates benefit from learning about themselves, how they work, how to work better with others, and how to manage their career? The Graduate KickSTART Development Program may be the answer.

The DeakinTALENT Graduate Recruitment team have created a personal and professional development program for graduates hired through our exclusive shortlisting process.

The KickSTART Program has been designed to deliver a unique graduate development program that simulates the type of personal development offered by larger employers. The key driver is to give graduates in smaller organisations access to personal and professional development to kickstart their career.

This exclusive no-cost program includes:

  • Each attendee is invited to participate in 3 personal and professional development sessions per year (in Melbourne or Geelong)
  • Each session comprises of a professional development topic, guest speaker and networking with graduates from other organisations
  • There is a rolling admission into the program during the year so your new hire is enrolled in the next session regardless of when they were recruited
  • Free program*

* For the first 150 graduates, then a nominal fee will apply for MBTI reporting

Session 1: Personal Discovery

This workshop will focus on the graduate’s emotional intelligence. We will help the graduates see how they can develop constructive styles of thinking and behaving.

Session 2: Professional Impact

This is a practical and tangible workshop that will build a graduate’s internal reputation by developing their writing, communication and stakeholder management skills.

Session 3: Career Planning and Self Leadership

This workshop will instil in the graduates the value of self-leadership, driving their own career, seeking feedback as a means to develop and continually improve by developing a growth mindset.

Become an employer partner

To find out more about this program and the other benefits of using our full recruitment service, please speak to our DeakinTALENT Graduate Recruitment team. We are excited to help you recruit Deakin graduates and for us to then connect with them at our Graduate KickSTART Development Program sessions!

Employ Deakin Talent

Advertise on the Jobs and Internships Board for casual, part-time, internships, full-time and graduate roles. Hire a tutor for yourself or your family! Deakin students make sensational tutors.


Host an Intern

Develop an internship, work placement or get involved in our FreelancingHub.


Graduate Recruitment

Let us manage your recruitment process. Use our no-cost full recruitment service including advertising to targeted cohorts, application review and interviewing.


Your Brand

DeakinTALENT Connect, our social business platform,
Large-scale Expos,
Niche events,
Target marketing.