Preparing for career success
As a current student, you have access to a great number of support resources, programs and staff, all of which can help set you up for a successful career once you graduate. The world of work is constantly evolving and you don’t want to wait until the last minute to ensure you’re prepared to hit the ground running!
Whether you’re in your first year, second year, third or fourth year of studies, are studying a pathway program or a postgraduate degree, there are plenty of things you can do to start preparing for your future career.
It is becoming more and more difficult to graduate from university and land an entry-level job if you don’t have any relevant industry experience. That’s why you need to make the most of your time at uni by participating in extracurricular activities, volunteer work, completing work experience and thinking about leadership opportunities you could take on.
Many of the opportunities you’ll have to launch your career will need to be considered before you graduate. For example, if you’re thinking about completing a graduate program, you will need to apply when you’re in your final year of study. You should also start thinking about whether you want to work in the public or private sector, or whether you would consider launching your career by taking a position in rural, regional or remote Australia.
You don’t have to make these decisions alone. While you’re studying at USQ and up to one year after you’ve finished your studies, you can access support from USQ’s Careers and Employability team.
You can also learn more about how to prepare for career success while you’re at uni by reading the articles below. And if you’re already juggling your studies with work, there are plenty of support resources available for you as well, like this free eBook, The ultimate guide to balancing study with your career.
For more career resources and advice, contact the USQ Careers and Employment team.