Careers and employability

What is employability?

At UQ we are committed to enhancing your employability by helping you to develop the capabilities that will make you effective in whatever work you choose to do. 

We enhance your employability by supporting you to engage in a range of experiences, teaching you how to identify the skills and attributes that you have developed through those experiences, and to talk about your potential in a way that employers understand.

Our approach to employability goes beyond simply getting a job. We focus on how you can use your capabilities to perform effectively in the workplace, to create work opportunities, and to make an impact through your work.

Video: The UQ Employability Framework.

UQ’s approach to student employability development is based on four stages: Awareness, Experience, Learning and Transfer.
UQ provides you with a range of opportunities to enrich your studies and develop your employability.
Learn how to unlock your personal and professional development to maximise your career success.

Give yourself the edge

Explore the range of enrichment and employability development opportunities available to you. From Global Experiences and research programs to Student-Staff Partnerships and Internships, there is something that can help you get the edge.
Connect with industry, find employment opportunities and get prepared to enter the job market.
There are a variety of scholarships, grants and loans available to UQ students who wish to go on exchange, participate in short-term programs, volunteering and other extra-curricular activities.

Upcoming events and workshops

Global Explorer Chats

16 August 2022 12:00pm1:00pm
Come along to connect with IGET staff and fellow students to discuss global experiences over a free cup of tea or coffee.
​​​​​​​Event registration not required. 

Career Advancement Program

16 August 2022 2:00pm
Do you have previous workplace experience (e.g., internship or fulltime role) and want to enhance your ability to articulate your capabilities to future employers? Then register for our Career Advancement Program!

Creating Connections: from peer to industry

16 August 2022 5:30pm7:00pm
Are you keen to learn how to network at all stages of your career? Join this interactive networking event, connect with peers and members from industry and find out how to build and sustain a professional network at all stages in your professional career. 

Sign up for the Employability Award

Enhance your degree, make a difference, and hit the ground running with the Employability Award