In the increasingly competitive job market, employers are looking for more than just the right qualifications.

Through volunteering for charities and not-for-profit organisations, students can gain extra skills that employers seek from their candidates, while also taking part in an experience that is personally rewarding. Join us in National Volunteering Week, as we discuss how volunteering can increase your employability, and hear some real stories and tips on how to get the most out of your experience and translate those skills into practice. 

This session is recommended for students in Level 1.

Please note: Semester 2, 2017 will be the final semester that Symposium Series sessions are held, and your last chance to attend 3 to count as one supplementary activity. Don't miss out!

About Symposium Series

As a participant of the UQ Employability Award program, you will have exclusive access to the Symposium Series.

These sessions bring together UQ academics, visiting scholars, alumni, and industry contacts to discuss a broad range of topics designed especially to support your professional development and help you translate your skills into practice in the workplace.

Attending three symposia can count towards the Award as a supplementary activity. You will need to register your attendance through StudentHub.

Please note: Semester 2, 2017 will be the final semester that Symposium Series sessions are held, and your last chance to attend 3 to count as one supplementary activity. Don't miss out!

Session topics

Session topics will span across a range of professional and personal development themes. Each session has been classified into a recommended level to help you select the sessions which are most relevant to you to complement your studies:

  • Level 1: Years 1/2 (for students new to UQ or early stages of their current program)
  • Level 2: Years 2/3 (for students in the middle of their program)
  • Level 3: Years 3/4/Honours (for students nearing the end of their program)