Careers and employability

Careers and employability

Your career starts now

Whether you're tackling university for the first time, or are a seasoned professional looking to fast-track your career, it's natural to want a job you’ll enjoy and do well in.

Our career and employability services are designed to make life a bit easier for you. Whether you are an undergraduate, postgraduate or research student, we provide advice and a range of programs and services to empower you with the skills and knowledge to plan for your future career and successfully transition from student to professional.


  Enhance your employability

Employers seek individuals they consider to have a well-rounded education, looking for a range of employability skills when both hiring candidates and promoting employees, regardless of the industry or vocation. 

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Connect with your career possibilities

Let our careers services help you gain a competitive edge and grow your professional standing.

We specialise in helping students with their careers and recognise you have unique experiences and ambitions.

Career consultations and workshops are available for you to:

  • Identify and interpret your skills and experiences to future employers.
  • Tailor your applications to meet specific job opportunities.
  • Understand how to effectively connect with industry professionals and utilise their expertise.
  • Review your resumes and applications and ensure they meet industry standards. 

 

 Get in touch

Do you have questions? We have answers! Our experienced staff are always close at hand to answer any questions you may have.  

 

Career services

Once you’ve decided on your career path and need to start preparing applications, we offer a range of Career Development Learning (CDL) strategies and services to help you on your way.

 Résumé writing


 Interview skills


 Networking


 Leadership skills


 Presentation techniques


 Career ideas


 Find job vacancies


 Meet employers


Unlocking your employability

Learn how to unlock your personal and professional development and market your skills to potential employers to maximise your career success.

Study overseas

Learning is a journey. Take yours to all corners of the globe. Through UQ’s student exchange program, UQ Abroad, you can study overseas for up to one year while gaining credit towards your UQ degree – and have the adventure of a lifetime!

Stand out from the crowd

Take control of your future and give yourself the best chance of securing your ideal job after graduation.

Leadership and volunteerism

Leadership and volunteerism

Develop a network of local and international contacts, challenge yourself intellectually, and gain insights into your personal capabilities by representing UQ as a student leader.

Learn how to get involved

Practical learning

Practical learning

At UQ you’re given every opportunity to get your hands dirty and develop your practical skills.

Find out how to gain hands-on experience

Learn a language

Learn a language

Expand your world. Languages give you the world by opening your mind to other cultures and opening doors to new possibilities – at home and beyond.

Visit the Institute of Modern Languages

Research experiences

Research experiences

Build your ability to think and reason critically through our range of early research experience programs.

Find out how you can gain research experience

Fast-track your career

Gain a competitive edge and grow your professional standing as a specialist in your chosen field.

Think career services are just for undergraduates? Think again.

UQ's Student Employability Centre specialises in helping postgraduates and recognises you may have very different experience and ambitions to undergraduate students.

Career consultations and workshops are available for you to:

  • identify and interpret your unique skills and experiences to future employers
  • tailor your applications to meet specific job opportunities
  • understand how to effectively connect with industry professionals and utilise their expertise
  • review your resumes and applications and ensure they meet industry standards.

 

 Get in touch

Do you have questions? We have answers! Our experienced staff are available to answer any questions you may have.  

Unlocking your employability

Learn how to unlock your personal and professional development and market your skills to potential employers to maximise your career success.

Your career development framework

Take control of your future and give yourself the best chance of securing your ideal job after graduation.

Academic development

Placements

The Career Development Framework facilitates industry placements, so you can develop a professional network while strengthening both your transferable and research skills.

Find out more

Your research degree

Experiences

The Graduate School facilitates a range of career-enhancing experiences, including global travel opportunities, the Three-Minute Thesis Competition and graduate teaching programs.

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Commercialisation and entrepreneurship

Workshops and skills sessions

Attend a huge number of workshops and skills sessions throughout your candidature. Topics include publishing, university teaching, thesis writing, entrepreneurship and more.

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Knowledge transfer and strategy

Researcher development

Make sure you're the best researcher you can be by advancing your understanding of ethical research and a range of skills that will help you prepare and submit your thesis.

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International research experience

UQ can take you to all corners of the globe! Each year we offer awards and grants to help you achieve your research and career goals.

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®)

An 80,000 word thesis would take 9 hours to present. Your time limit… 3 minutes. Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) celebrates the exciting research conducted by PhD students. Founded by UQ, the exercise cultivates students' academic, presentation, and research communication skills.

Learn to see the potential of the world. Gain the knowledge to make it better. 

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