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)

Contacts

Student Employability Centre
3365 2929
Business Model Canvas

Business Model Canvas

10 October 2017 10:00am12:00pm
Got a great business idea but don’t know where to start? The Business Model Canvas may be exactly what you need to change your dreams into reality.
SEAL and STAR masterclass

SEAL and STAR Masterclass: identify and communicate the relevance of your extra-curricular experiences to impress.

4 October 2017 2:00pm4:00pm
Showcasing awesome experiences is great when you are looking for work, but knowing how to identify and effectively communicate that is vital to set yourself apart from the job-seeking crowd.
Workplace Equality

Equality in the Workplace: the what, who, why and how.

21 September 2017 9:00am11:00am
There has been a lot of talk about achieving equal pay and equal opportunity at work in recent times. While it has been widely debated, it seems that most people agree that it is a critical point if we want a productive society for everyone.
Powerful presentation skills

Powerful presentation skills

23 August 2017 10:00am12:00pm
This interactive session will discuss the benefits of skilled oral communication, what commonly limits participation in oral communication, what constructive feedback is and how it can “make or break” communication ability, and develop strategies to overcome obstacles to success in communication.
Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace

14 August 2017 10:30am12:30pm
Diversity and Inclusion: what you need to know to be an ‘employee of choice’ in an increasingly diverse workplace.

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!
Volunteering to grow your career

Volunteering to grow your career

8 August 2017 3:30pm5:30pm
In the increasingly competitive job market, employers are looking for more than just the right qualifications. In the increasingly competitive job market, employers are looking for more than just the right qualifications. 

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!
Building emotional resilience and practice mindfulness

Building emotional resilience and practice mindfulness

18 May 2017 1:30pm3:30pm
As a student, you may experience family, financial or workplace stress during your studies and it is important to learn how to build emotional resilience and self-manage your stress levels.
The key to becoming a leader without the formal title

The key to becoming a leader without the formal title

10 May 2017 9:30am11:30am
A professional career is a constant balance between technical skills and leadership behaviour.
From the outhouse to the penthouse: Using social media to tell your story and build your brand

From the outhouse to the penthouse: Using social media to tell your story and build your brand

27 April 2017 3:00pm5:00pm
Ben will discuss how social media can be used to tell your story with impact- and build your brand to enhance your employability.
Fostering creativitiy and an innovative mindset

Fostering creativitiy and an innovative mindset

11 April 2017 1:00pm3:00pm
Innovation is an essential source of competitive advantage in business, and critical to organisations of all sizes and sectors.
Utilising your attributes as a Global Citizen to get ahead

Utilising your attributes as a Global Citizen to get ahead

28 March 2017 2:00pm4:00pm
UQ gives you a range of opportunities to develop as a global citizen both internationally and at home in order to create change and innovate.
Navigating the World of Networking

Navigating the World of Networking

17 March 2017 10:30am12:30pm
In the increasingly competitive job market, it’s not just about what you know, but who you know.
Generation G: Global competence and citizenship

Generation G: Global competence and citizenship

19 September 2016 2:30pm4:30pm
This session is recommended for students in Level 1.
Starting your business journey: Developing a business model

Starting your business journey: Developing a business model

5 September 2016 4:00pm6:00pm
This session is recommended for students in Levels 3.
Powerful presentation skills

Powerful presentation skills

17 August 2016 3:30pm5:30pm
This session is recommended for students in Levels 2 and 3.
Volunteering to grow your career

Volunteering to grow your career

8 August 2016 3:00pm4:30pm
This session is recommended for students in Level 1.