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.
Showcase your employability and reflect on your learning and life experiences through your very own ePortfolio.

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

Your Summer Break: Internship and Short-term Experiences Information Session

10 August 2021 10:00am11:00am
Learn about summer 2021/2022 short-term experiences and internship opportunities

Employability Award Information Session

12 August 2021 2:00pm2:45pm
This National Student Volunteer Week join our information session to find out how your volunteering service can contribute towards the attainment of the Employability Award.

Short-term Experiences Information Session & Q&A with Short-term Study Alumni

17 August 2021 1:00pm2:00pm
Learn to see the world differently and speak to alumni who have completed short-term experiences!

Sign up for the Employability Award

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