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.
Showcase your employability and reflect on your learning and life experiences through your very own ePortfolio.

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

Career Chats

12 May 2021 11:00am12:00pm
Are you developing your Career from scratch, changing Industries, or preparing to make that next leap? At the Careers Chats Series, get tips and strategies that suit your career journey.

Unpacking your SSP Project: Articulating your experiences for your future career

13 May 2021 10:00am12:00pm
You may have completed the best SSP Project experience in the world, but if you don’t take a moment to reflect on what you have learned and how to leverage this in your future career, you may find it difficult to articulate your employability to recruiters when it matters most.

Virtual Career Chats

13 May 2021 10:00am11:00am
Are you developing your Career from scratch, changing Industries, or preparing to make that next leap? At the Careers Chats Series, get tips and strategies that suit your career journey.

Sign up for the Employability Award

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