Careers and employability

Careers and employability

Your career starts now

Whether you're a first-year student, or a seasoned professional looking to fast-track your career, it's natural to want to maximise your professional readiness.

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

 

Enhance your employability

Employers look for well-rounded people with a good education and a range of skills, regardless of industry or vocation.

 

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Connect with your career possibilities

Let our careers service help grow your professional standing

We specialise in helping students develop their careers and understand that every student has unique experiences and ambitions.

At the UQ Student Employability Centre, we can help you:

  • identify and communicate your skills and experiences to future employers
  • tailor your job applications to meet specific 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 employability staff can answer any questions you may have.

Career services

The UQ Student Employability Centre can help you with:

 Resume writing


 Interview skills


 Networking


 Leadership skills


 Presentation techniques


 Career ideas


 Find job vacancies


 Meet employers


Unlocking your employability

Learn how to 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.

Stand out from the crowd

Take control of your future and learn how to prepare for working life after graduation

Leadership and volunteering

Leadership and volunteering

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

Job search tips

At UQ you’re given every opportunity to gain practical experience – and we'll also teach you the best strategies to make your job application stand out from the crowd.

Learn more about job applications

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

Want to work at the cutting edge of your industry or discipline? At UQ, we let you work alongside some of the best researchers in the world to develop your research experience.

Learn about research opportunities

Fast-track your career

Gain a competitive edge in your chosen field

Think career services are just for undergraduates? Think again.

The UQ Student Employability Centre can help you:

  • identify and communicate your skills and experiences to future employers
  • tailor your job applications to meet specific 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 employability staff are available to answer any questions you may have.

Unlocking your employability

Learn how to market your skills to potential employers to maximise your career success

Your career development framework

Take control of your future and learn how to prepare for post-thesis professional life

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.

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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

An 80,000 word thesis would take 9 hours to present. Your time limit… 3 minutes. Founded by UQ, the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) celebrates the research conducted by HDR students.

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

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