Gain experience & get connected

Find out how to prepare for your future career through work experience, mentoring and volunteering.

Work Experience

Work experience provides you with skills and knowledge that will make you stand out to potential employers. 

Not only does it give you the chance to apply theory to real-life scenarios, but it’s also an opportunity to diversify your skills and be exposed to the challenges of your industry before you hit the ground as a graduate. It also enables you to start building your networks for when you’re looking for a graduate role.

There are numerous ways you can formally undertake work experience, and if formally approved by USQ, we are able to offer insurance coverage to support your work experience placement.

Access the information and resources to find the best type of work experience for you at accesshub.usq.edu.au.

If you’re unsure, speak to the Careers and Employability team to identify what type of work experience program would be suit you.

Volunteering

Volunteering allows you to share your skills and time to help others in the community with no financial gain. Volunteering can provide you with many personal and professional benefits, allowing you to:

  • use your skills for a meaningful purpose
  • learn a new skill
  • gain experience
  • broaden your networks, meet new people and make friends
  • improve your resume
  • enhance your employability skills
  • raise your appeal to potential employers.

There are a number of resources that can provide you with useful information about the benefits of and how to get involved in volunteering.

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Volunteer work can also contribute towards qualifying for the Phoenix Award.

Mentoring 

The USQ Career Mentoring Programs are designed to connect you (the mentee) with an experienced industry professional (the mentor) in order to build your employability skills and prepare you for the transition from university to employment.

USQ’s Industry Mentoring Program is available online, allowing our students and mentors from across Australia and the world the chance to participate.

More information about our current mentoring programs can be found here

Networking

By increasing the number of people you know, you'll increase the number of opportunities you can explore. It's really that simple. Of course, the more people you know in your industry, the better for job opportunities. 

USQ Careers and Employability run numerous events (in person and online) to allow students the chance to networking with employers. Networking events can be intimidating, but we’re here to offer supporting preparing for and making the most of these events.

Access the range of events and resources to assist with networking at accesshub.usq.edu.au.

Email
careers@usq.edu.au

Phone
+61 7 4631 2372

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Work experience

Completing work experience or prac can help you become more employable. We share what to expect and how to get there!