Employability Week

Employability Week Update

Due to the recent weather event, and campus closures, Employability Week is moving online. A number of sessions have been cancelled but where possible sessions have been moved online to ensure that Employability Week can be delivered successfully.

Throughout Employability Week, you will learn about career opportunities, engage meaningfully with employers, alumni and other industry partners through presentations and networking sessions, as well as participate in a wide suite of interactive workshops and talks that will empower you to take control of your career direction and unlock your future potential.

You can expect to take part in panel discussions, workshops, networking events and other pop-up activations that will all help give you skills that transcend your course work and build your lifelong employability.

Learn more about Employability Week

COVID Safe Events

All events and spaces are operating in line with current guidelines. We ask that you please practice social distancing at all times.

You may attend an event or activity at a UQ location providing:

  • Have not been in close contact with an active COVID-19 case and are required to quarantine
  • You are feeling well and have not had a fever, cough, sore throat, headache, distorted sense of taste, shortness of breath, chills, vomiting or any cold/flu like symptoms within the last 24 hours.

Contacts

Career Development

Disclosure in the workplace panel

11 March 2022 3:00pm4:00pm
Are you curious about disclosure while job searching? This panel will hear from people with lived experience and/or support people with disability in different areas of their employment journey.

Developing your STAR bank (Online)

11 March 2022 3:00pm4:00pm
Not sure how to communicate your experiences to a prospective employer? In this workshop, learn how to translate your experiences utilising the STAR-E approach (Situation; Task; Action; Result; Evaluation).

Introduction to interviews and mock interviews (St Lucia - Online)

11 March 2022 1:00pm3:00pm
In this workshop, learn the fundamentals and start practicing your interview responses!

In conversation: Jobs of the future panel

11 March 2022 12:00pm1:00pm
Ever wondered where the world of work is going and the capabilities that are required to successfully navigate an ever-changing workforce?

Introduction to cover letters and criteria (Online)

11 March 2022 11:00am12:00pm
In this interactive workshop, learn the basics of responding to selection criteria and developing a cover letter that will give you the professional edge.

Employability Hub

Cancelled
11 March 2022 11:00am1:00pm
Drop by the Employability Hub at Student Central everyday this week for information stalls, activations, drop-in chats and to register for Get Involved.

Introduction to resumes (Online)

11 March 2022 10:00am11:00am
Do you not know where to even start in creating your Resume? In this workshop, learn the fundamentals of creating a resume to get a head start on developing your first professional resume.

Unexpected Career Journeys: How my degree led me here

10 March 2022 6:30pm8:00pm
Not sure where your degree can take you? This panel will provide insights in how an open mind and entrepreneurial outlook can create opportunities for success in often unexpected ways.

Exploring scientific research as a career pathway

10 March 2022 1:00pm2:00pm
Hear from a panel of experienced professionals working in diverse settings as they talk about how they have used their scientific research experience in forging interesting careers across diverse sectors.

Introduction to interviews and mock interviews (Gatton)

Cancelled
10 March 2022 12:00pm2:00pm
In this workshop, learn the fundamentals and start practicing your interview responses!

FREE Professional Headshot Photography Sessions (Gatton)

Cancelled
10 March 2022 11:00am1:00pm
Kick-start your career with a professional headshot! The importance of having a professional profile picture on platforms such as LinkedIn, can’t be understated. Get your FREE professional headshot by registering for this session! 

Employability Hub

Cancelled
10 March 2022 11:00am1:00pm
Drop by the Employability Hub at Student Central everyday this week for information stalls, activations, drop-in chats and to register for Get Involved.

Gatton Employability Hub

Cancelled
10 March 2022 11:00am1:00pm
Drop by the Employability Hub in the Central Walkway for information stalls, activations, drop-in chats and to register for Get Involved.

Pump up your personal brand (Gatton)

Cancelled
10 March 2022 10:00am11:30am
It’s time to focus on the business of you. Take part in this hands-on workshop where the Ventures team will support you to pump up your personal brand. 

Pitching your value (Gatton)

Cancelled
10 March 2022 9:00am10:00am
Learn valuable tips in a fun and interactive session with the Ventures team and be on your way to pitching your value at that next opportunity.

Health Startup Stories Live Panel

9 March 2022 5:00pm6:00pm
Join UQ Ventures and experts from the medical and health technology fields from 5pm to 6pm on Wednesday 9 March.

Shake it off: What to do when you don't get the job

9 March 2022 1:00pm2:00pm
Have you ever applied for a role but were not the preferred candidate? In this Panel, hear from industry professionals on how to develop a resilient mindset when navigating the recruitment process.

BEL Career Starter

9 March 2022 1:00pm5:00pm
Launch your career at our BEL Career Starter! Learn how to take the first steps in building your employability skills to start your career off strong.

Developing my strategies to talk with Industry

9 March 2022 12:00pm1:00pm
Do you get nervous talking with industry, or want to refine your conversation strategies when you are networking?

Employability Hub

Cancelled
9 March 2022 11:00am1:00pm
Drop by the Employability Hub at Student Central everyday this week for information stalls, activations, drop-in chats and to register for Get Involved.

FREE Professional Headshot Photography Sessions (Herston)

Cancelled
9 March 2022 11:00am1:00pm
Kick-start your career with a professional headshot! The importance of having a professional profile picture on platforms such as LinkedIn, can’t be understated. Get your FREE professional headshot by registering for this session! 

Herston Employability Hub

Cancelled
9 March 2022 11:00am1:00pm
Drop by the Employability Hub outside Cafe Dose for information stalls, activations, drop-in chats and to register for Get Involved.

Pump up your personal brand (Herston)

Cancelled
9 March 2022 10:00am11:30am
It’s time to focus on the business of you. Take part in this hands-on workshop where the Ventures team will support you to pump up your personal brand. 

Communicating your research(er) skills to employers

9 March 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Learn how to identify and communicate the skills you have developed through involvement in research projects.

Pitching your value (Herston)

Cancelled
9 March 2022 9:00am10:00am
Learn valuable tips in a fun and interactive session with the Ventures team and be on your way to pitching your value at that next opportunity.

Am I even qualified? Imposter Syndrome

8 March 2022 5:00pm6:30pm
Do you ever worry that you are not qualified enough or doubt your value when applying for jobs? In this Panel hear a range of diverse perspectives from industry professionals on how they have grappled with their identity and value.

How your HASS skills can pay the bills

8 March 2022 4:00pm5:00pm
Join us online to hear from leading HASS industry and alumni as they share their experience on career pathways and how their HASS degree has contributed to their career.

Watch Party: Change your career panel

8 March 2022 3:00pm4:00pm
Join us for a watch party where you will get to listen to industry insights on making that career change and walk away with key strategies to transition into new occupations and/or industries.

Pump up your personal brand (St Lucia)

Cancelled
8 March 2022 2:00pm3:30pm
It’s time to focus on the business of you. Take part in this hands-on workshop where the Ventures team will support you to pump up your personal brand. 

Pitching value

8 March 2022 1:00pm2:00pm
Are you ready to showcase your unique skills, strengths, and value to the world? Not sure how to best communicate your awesomeness? Learn valuable tips in a fun and interactive session with the Ventures team and be on your way to pitching your value at that next opportunity.

Identifying my job searching platform

8 March 2022 11:00am12:00pm
Not sure what websites or platforms you should use in your job search? This workshop will walk you through the process of identifying suitable job searching platforms to apply for professional roles.

Employability Hub

Cancelled
8 March 2022 11:00am1:00pm
Drop by the Employability Hub at Student Central everyday this week for information stalls, activations, drop-in chats and to register for Get Involved.

FREE Professional Headshot Photography Sessions (St Lucia)

Cancelled
8 March 2022 11:00am1:00pm
Kick-start your career with a professional headshot! The importance of having a professional profile picture on platforms such as LinkedIn, can’t be understated. Get your FREE professional headshot by registering for this session! 

Contributing to community

8 March 2022 10:00am11:00am
Hear more about volunteering, influencing change within an organisation, and why innovation and diversity matters.

Watch Party: Launch your career panel

7 March 2022 5:00pm6:00pm
Are you keen to hear from industry professionals on how to set yourself up for success and launch your career? Join us for a watch party where you will get to listen to industry insights on how to present yourself in the application process, to putting your best foot forward in the workplace.

Startup Mixer

Cancelled
7 March 2022 4:00pm6:00pm
Our Startup Mixer event includes a reverse pitch where our startups pitch their business to you!

Understanding my professional self

7 March 2022 3:00pm4:00pm
Having a clear understanding of who you are, and what value you will bring to an organisation is vital when communicating to prospective employers. In this workshop, unlock your value through developing an understanding of your professional identity.

Developing your STAR bank

7 March 2022 2:00pm3:00pm
Not sure how to communicate your experiences to a prospective employer? In this workshop, learn how to translate your experiences utilising the STAR-E approach (Situation; Task; Action; Result; Evaluation).

CVs for applications to HDR programs and academic jobs

7 March 2022 1:00pm2:00pm
Learn what to include in your CV when applying in Australia for jobs as an academic, or when applying to an higher degree by research (HDR) program.

Introduction to cover letters and criteria

7 March 2022 12:00pm1:00pm
In this interactive workshop, learn the basics of responding to selection criteria and developing a cover letter that will give you the professional edge.

Employability Hub

Cancelled
7 March 2022 11:00am1:00pm
Drop by the Employability Hub at Student Central everyday this week for information stalls, activations, drop-in chats and to register for Get Involved.

Cuppa & Careers

7 March 2022 11:00am12:00pm
Join us for a Cuppa and connect with other students and members from the Career Development team.

Introduction to resumes

7 March 2022 11:00am12:00pm
Do you not know where to even start in creating your Resume? In this workshop, learn the fundamentals of creating a resume to get a head start on developing your first professional resume.

Cultural Investment: Working for and Walking with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and Communities

7 March 2022 9:30am10:30am
Hear from panellists on the value and impact of working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to develop an enriched understanding of positively contributing to local organisations.