Up until this point your reflections in StudentHub would have helped you to identify what key capabilities and strengths you have developed. With this in mind, the next stage is designed to help you communicate your potential to others.

The application stage is a two-step process involving a written task and an Award interview which are both managed StudentHub.

Preparing your application

For the written task, you will create an application to showcase yourself as an emerging professional.

The purpose of this task is to demonstrate how well you can communicate your competencies, experience and knowledge to others (i.e. your potential). It should therefore be a purposefully selected subset of your experiences that demonstrates who you are and what you can do.

The application features the following sections:

  • About Me 
  • Resume
  • Letter of Application
  • Supporting Documentation

Applicants will be required to address each section.

1. About Me

In this section, submit a video (one minute maximum) to promote yourself and explain why you would be a great addition to a workplace as a result of the experience you've gained.

Consider including the following information:

  • Introduce 1-2 of your experiences from the Employability Award and outline the main skills and knowledge you developed.
  • What sort of job do you want? Why is it the career for you?
  • What attributes and attitudes do you have that would be an asset to an employer?
  • What parting words could you say to leave a positive impression?

The video can be filmed on a phone, however you should ensure you are achieving a professional presence.

When filming your video, ensure you do so in a quiet location with adequate lighting and consider wearing professional attire

When should I submit my application?

You should only submit your application in your final semester at UQ. The application guide is subject to change so we highly recommend you follow the online instructions that are in place during your final semester at UQ.

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 or Summer Semester graduations.

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