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

New Caledonia Intensive French Virtual Program Information Session

5 October 2021 4:00pm5:00pm
Find out all about the New Caledonia Intensive French Virtual Program.

Learn about the program, course, how to apply and the funding available.

Semester-based Exchange Information Session

12 October 2021 11:00am12:00pm
Join an adviser explain semester-based exchange and answer questions about your application

How to submit a Project idea?

12 October 2021 12:00pm1:00pm
Learn about what is involved with Student-Staff Partnership projects and how you can submit a Project idea.

Sign up for the Employability Award

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