About 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.

Employability fast facts

Figures based on data for 2017 UQ Student Employability Centre-supported activities


Supported global experiences


Student volunteers assisted with 200+ events


UQ Employability Award participants


Attendees at major UQ employability events including Careers Fair.


Undergraduate research scholars


Internships, jobs and placement advertised to UQ students

We are committed to your employability

Our first goal is to develop graduates with the knowledge, leadership skills and innovative mindset to build meaningful networks, create agile careers and put their ideas in motion.

We won most popular Careers Service in Queensland in 2017

We have over 200 student exchange partners in over 40 countries

We provided students with over $1.3 million in funding in 2017

The Employability Framework

UQ’s approach to student employability development is based on four stages