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Career and Employment Service

Career service dedicated to you

The Faculty of Business and Economics has dedicated staff from the Career and Employment Service to support your specific career development needs.

We provide:

  • Skills Workshops - topics include writing resumes, interview preparation and online applications. We even invite employers to run some of these sessions!
  • Career Events - Employment Fairs early in each semester plus department-specific events like Kick-start Your Career in Accounting, Careers in Marketing and Careers in Finance.
  • Online job search via CareerHub - Employers advertise work experience and job vacancies on this site, students apply directly.
  • Career Consultations - You can make an appointment to discuss your career options and goals with one of our Career Advisors.

In the first instance, register with CareerHub in order to book in for a workshop or event, and to make an appointment.

What Employers Want

Successful engagement at university is not only about earning good marks - most employers are looking for a 'well-rounded' graduate. 

According to Graduate Careers Australia, the top 10 skills and personal attributes employers look for in graduates are:

  1. Interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral)
  2. Passion, knowledge of the industry, drive, commitment and attitude
  3. Critical reasoning and analytical skills, problem solving, lateral thinking and technical skills
  4. Calibre of academic results
  5. Teamwork skills
  6. Work experience (paid or voluntary)
  7. Cultural alignment, values fit
  8. Emotional intelligence
  9. Leadership skills
  10. Extracurricular activities (eg through sporting and community activities, active membership of University clubs and societies)

When you develop these 'employability' skills at university (by being involved in activities as well as paid and unpaid work), you can give future employers solid evidence of how you have used your skills effectively.

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PACE Units

Students who enrol in PACE Units undertake a variety of experiences, from engaging with business and government partners on campus to organising their own internship in a commercial or community environment (locally or internationally).

Students who participate in Competitions, undertake an internship or are involved in a mentoring program may also be able to enrol in a PACE Unit to receive academic credit for their experience.

There may be an opportunity for you to undertake PACE units from another Faculty as an elective, check the MQ Handbook for a list of units.

Resources and Support

Visit the Career and Employment Service to learn more about looking for work and developing your career.

Log in to CareerHub online to search for jobs, register for events or book a 1-1 appointment with a Careers Advisor.

Have a question? Need direction?

Visit BESS to discuss how you can fit PACE units into your study program.

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