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.

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
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.