Experiences and work

There are a range of ways in which you can gain experience and develop your capabilities whilst studying.

Employers find value in students undertaking these opportunities as they often develop the required attributes that can be transferred into the workplace.

Explore our range of opportunities and resources to put what you have learnt into action, develop your capabilities, gain insights into new work prospects, and build your networks.

 Be proactive

 Find organisations that suit you

 Build your practical skill set

Finding opportunities

Engage in a range of activities and programs that enrich your student experience, complement your degree, and develop your employability.
Discover and sign up to opportunities at UQ, such as mentoring, volunteering, representation and voice.
Develop the knowledge, networks and skills to pivot between current and emerging careers and flourish wherever life takes you.
Search for work opportunities available to students at all year levels.
Explore the range of graduate programs to see if this is the right path for you.
Find jobs and internships in countries all around the world through GoinGlobal. Student login required.

Are you an international student?

Learning about your host country’s culture in the workforce is a particularly transferable attribute for international students. Whilst you are in Australia you may have the opportunity to do an internship or start a job.

In addition to the information provided on these pages by UQ on the topic of careers and employability, the Queensland and Australian Governments have created a range of helpful resources for international students seeking to have the experience of being in an Australian workplace.

Understanding your work rights

For all students, when undertaking any work or experience, paid or unpaid, you’re also entitled to all legal workplace rights, refer to The Fair Work Act 2009. Should you have concerns visit the Fair Work Ombudsman website for information.  If you have any concerns with your university placement, your Course Coordinator is also available for you to talk with.


You might need a Working with Children Check (Blue Card) for the duration of your placement. Find out more about the card and how to get one.

Experience Toolkit

Unpacking your experiences is vital when articulating your value to employers.

We have curated a range of resources that you can utilise throughout your experiences, to identify your learnings and strengths.