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

Recruitment Essentials Day (Virtual - Mid Semester Break)

28 September 2022 9:00am3:00pm
The recruitment essentials day is here to give you the skills you need to get started in applying for jobs! This is your chance to learn how to find a job, have your resume reviewed, learn how to respond to selection criteria, practice your interview skills, and connect with career development staff and peers over food.

This session will be held virtually.

Cuppa & Careers (St Lucia Campus, Session 1)

30 September 2022 11:00am11:30am
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.

Cuppa & Careers (St Lucia Campus, Session 2)

30 September 2022 11:30am12:00pm
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