Careers and employability

What is employability?

At UQ we are committed to enhancing your employability by helping you to develop the capabilities that will make you effective in whatever work you choose to do. 

We enhance your employability by supporting you to engage in a range of experiences, teaching you how to identify the skills and attributes that you have developed through those experiences, and to talk about your potential in a way that employers understand.

Our approach to employability goes beyond simply getting a job. We focus on how you can use your capabilities to perform effectively in the workplace, to create work opportunities, and to make an impact through your work.

Video: The UQ Employability Framework.

UQ’s approach to student employability development is based on four stages: Awareness, Experience, Learning and Transfer.
UQ provides you with a range of opportunities to enrich your studies and develop your employability.
Learn how to unlock your personal and professional development to maximise your career success.

Give yourself the edge

Explore the range of enrichment and employability development opportunities available to you. From Global Experiences and research programs to Student-Staff Partnerships and Internships, there is something that can help you get the edge.
Connect with industry, find employment opportunities and get prepared to enter the job market.
There are a variety of scholarships, grants and loans available to UQ students who wish to go on exchange, participate in short-term programs, volunteering and other extra-curricular activities.

Upcoming events and workshops

Tailor Your Application (Round 2)

23 May 2022 8:00am3 June 2022 4:00pm
Are you struggling to customise your resume or cover letter to a specific job that you are applying for? Do you want a friendly review of your resume and/or cover letter? Then look no further than Tailor Your Application! Receive personalised feedback and advice from a member of the Career Development team to give yourself the edge when applying for a job!

Round 2 opens 23 May and closes 3 June. With 120 applications per round, get your application ready now so that you can submit as soon as possible!

Panel Session: Semester-based Exchange

25 May 2022 11:00am12:00pm
The team will answer any of your questions regarding your semester-based exchange and join exchange alumni share their study abroad experience.

Cuppa and Careers (Gatton Campus, Session 1)

1 June 2022 12:00pm12:30pm
Are you curious about Careers and want to know where and how to seek Career advice? Not sure where to start in your Career development? Then join us for a Cuppa and connect with other students and members from the Career Development team.

Sign up for the Employability Award

Enhance your degree, make a difference, and hit the ground running with the Employability Award