Student FAQs

Any queries or concerns? Odds are someone else has or has had the same ones. Below are our responses to some of the common questions that we’ve encountered from students.

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There is strong demand for students from software, engineering, computer science, IT, business and marketing disciplines. However, regardless of your degree, many companies are seeking translatable skill sets such as coding, market research and analysis, planning and strategy, reporting, presentations, digital marketing and written communications etc.

For sure! Your knowledge and experience doesn’t necessarily correlate with how your number of years at uni.

Both! We’ve matched students from all different backgrounds to jobs.

Our focus is startups and  innovative companies across all different industries, which means that many (but not all) of our businesses represent organisations with fewer than 200 staff.

For students, this means an opportunity to experience a vibrant and diverse workplace in which you’ll gain a deep, practical perspective on the different facets of running a company. However, we also cater to larger organisations that have career relevant jobs available to students.

Ribit represents companies from an extensive (and growing) industry list including finance, IT, research, publishing, engineering, travel, logistics and food.

As many as you like. However, take the time to carefully read the description and think about how your skills, experience and background best match up with the company’s requirements.

Most of our businesses have roles open to all students, regardless of whether you’ve travelled from down the road or crossed land and sea to attend uni. 

Please make sure you are aware of working conditions for student visa holders which include the following rules: 

  • A student visa holder cannot work until they have commenced their course in Australia.
  • Once their course has commenced, the student is permitted to work a maximum of 40 hours per fortnight when their course is in session, and unlimited hours when their course is not in session.
  • Excluded from this 40 hours per fortnight is any work that is undertaken as part of a course.

Ribit is free. We don’t charge students or businesses.