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

Job Seeker Squad (All Semester 1 sessions)

27 February 2024 11:30am7 May 2024 12:30pm
Join the Job Seeker Squad across the semester in a series of career development and employability support sessions run by students, for students.

BEL Faculty Global Experience Drop-in Sessions

5 March 2024 1:00pm2:00pm
BEL Faculty students can drop-in to speak to the BEL Faculty International Mobility Manager to discuss available semester-based exchange and short-term study opportunities, and how they can fit within your BEL program.

Your Employability Award action plan workshop

7 March 2024 3:00pm5:00pm
Set yourself up for success to complete the Employability Award! Identify your strengths and passions, connect your goals with experiences to achieve them, and create a plan of attack to receive the Employability Award by the end of your studies.

Sign up for the Employability Award

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