Employability Award

Develop the mindset and capabilities to be effective in any path you choose

The Employability Award is a structured program that recognises the personal and professional development you can gain from your involvement in activities above and beyond your academic studies.  It is essentially a learning program that will guide you through a range of experiences and reflections to unlock your potential.

Participation is open to both undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students studying at UQ with the opportunity to receive the Award upon graduation. 



Important dates

Applications to receive the Award must be submitted before 11:59pm on the following dates in your final semester of study.

29 April for Semester 1 Graduations

30 September for Semester 2 Graduations

Please note: These are firm dates and no extensions will be granted.  

Benefits for students

Completion of the Award program is a rewarding process in itself.  Other benefits include:

  • The opportunity to become a reflective practitioner.
  • Receiving a formal Statement of Attainment upon graduation,
  • Recognition as a UQ Future Leader and nomination into the UQ Future Leaders Program,
  • Access to VIP workshops and networking events; and
  • Creating a greater sense of belonging by becoming more actively engaged at UQ and within the wider community.

Opportunity awaits

Hear how Yunan used the Award program to seize new opportunities for development and shifted her mindset along the way.

Information sessions

Want to know more about the Employability Award? Attend one of our information sessions, open to all undergraduate students and staff members, or book a one-on-one appointment.

What our students say

Hear stories and advice from previous Award recipients

Kate Goodfruit
"It is arguably the best experience I have had to date, as I experienced the world of diplomacy first-hand through interning at the Australian Embassy, developed networks and connections with leaders around the globe, and reinforced confidence in myself and my abilities to achieve."
Yanyan Hong
"TED2018 was a life-changing experience and it was the most intellectually stimulating and satisfying event that I have ever been to. This experience enhanced my social networking skills, translation skills and most importantly it made me believe in the greatest potentials of ourselves."
Lewis Jones
"There were so many incredible experiences that came from the Employability Award program. It encouraged me to participate in a wide variety of activities beyond what I would usually consider, and also exposed me to a wide variety of employers, thought leaders and other high-achieving students."
Access to promotional material and resources for staff involved in the Employability Award.