The Career Fireside discussion series allows UQ's Career Advisors to directly address the issues that students are asking questions about right now at a set time each week – Tuesday @ 11am. This will provide a platform for students to seek advice on a topic that resonates with them, to ask their questions in a safe environment and gain support through shared experience with other students.

Our first six weeks of discussions address some of the burning questions that students have right now:

  • How do I find a job in these times?
  • Importance of networking right now?
  • Should I be considering unpaid work?

Handling setbacks and building resilience

9 June 2020 11:00am12:00pm
Everybody experiences setbacks at some point in their lives - both professionally and personally, but it is understanding how to navigate and bounce back from them. that is key.

Work/Life Balance

2 June 2020 11:00am12:00pm
It's important to understand the need for work/life balance in your future career, even before you are out in the workforce.

Building a strong personal brand

26 May 2020 11:00am12:00pm
During this interactive Fireside, we shall be taking a look at personal branding when job searching.

The Value of Volunteering

22 May 2020 2:00pm3:00pm
In support of National Volunteering Week we are running a specialised fireside on Volunteering in the community.

Personal and Professional Development

19 May 2020 11:00am12:00pm
The current COVID-19 restrictions in place globally can act as a great enabler to embark on that professional development that you've been putting off.

The Value of Volunteering

12 May 2020 11:00am12:00pm
Volunteering is another great way to gain valuable work experience.

The Importance of Unpaid Work (Part 1)

5 May 2020 11:00am12:00pm
Unpaid work can be a very valuable asset in helping you secure a long-term career.

Why networking is so important right now

28 April 2020 11:00am12:00pm
Networking has always been one of the most powerful tools for finding a job and today we will delve into why, during the COVID-19 crisis, networking should be one of your first 'go-tos' for finding, maintaining and developing throughout a job.

Finding a job during a crisis

21 April 2020 11:00am12:00pm
There is currently a lot of uncertainty and confusion surrounding the job market as the world battles COVID-19. Many questions are being asked and businesses are getting pushed to their limits due to distancing measures.