Get the edge

Give yourself the edge by engaging in a range of experiences available to you at UQ.

As a UQ student you can access an amazing array of opportunities that enrich your student experience, complement your degree, and develop your employability.

 Enrich your time at UQ

Understanding how a range of experiences will give your career the edge and boost your employability can help you plan ahead.

The employability framework

Make the most of your experiences

Make the most of your experiences and get the edge by undertaking the Employability Award. The Award allows you to reflect and translate the value gained through your enrichment activities while studying at UQ, preparing you for the competitive job market.

Explore the opportunities available at UQ

Academic and employability experiences

Complement your university study with enrichment activities designed to help you take your new knowledge outside of the classroom

Enrich your UQ experiences through short research programs
Undertake an extra-curricular internship (domestic, global or virtual) with one of our approved partners.
Doing a placement or internship as part of your studies? Find out all you need to know about Work Integrated Learning (WIL) at UQ.

Global experiences

See the world and have a once in a lifetime experience that will open your mind to new cultures, new people and new places.

Expand your worldview through a semester based exchange at one of our partner universities around the world.
Want to have a global experience but don't want to spend an entire semester overseas? We have a range of short-term experiences available during semester breaks.

Partnership, leadership and community opportunities

Give yourself the edge by engaging with opportunities that help make you a well rounded graduate.

Collaborate with teachers and professional staff on projects, committees and focus groups.
Gain personal insights and realise your leadership potential.
Get valuable leadership experience and help others through becoming a mentor at UQ.
Contribute to your community and your skill set through volunteering.

More ways to get involved

Get valuable leadership and guidance through all stages of your time at UQ.
Bring your ideas to life. Ventures reflects the entrepreneurial spirit of our community.