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Professional Development

Professional development increases your workplace capabilities. This may take the form of undertaking work experience or internships, participating in a project, attending conferences, forums or workshops as all of the above contribute to your employability.

USC Student Leadership Award

You are encouraged to explore the below opportunities to get involved and gain points towards the Student Leadership Award as a recognition for your efforts to foster your employability.

Events, Conferences and Workshops

Gain employability insights and expand your professional network.

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Career development events

Events including the iEngage seminars and workshops held by the Careers and Employability team give you the chance to meet recruiters and program managers from a broad base of industry sectors.

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Graduate Research School

See what Higher Degree by Research (HDR) seminars, lectures, pop-up talks, forums and other events are currently on offer.

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Student Leadership Symposium

Attend the USC Student Leadership Symposium organised by the USC Student Senate to help develop your professional and leadership skills.

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Student Sponsorship Scheme

Apply to be funded to represent USC at a pre-approved conference. Attend or present at a conference and build important networks.

WORK EXPERIENCE and INTERNSHIPS

Obtain work experience and increase exposure to your professional industry.

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Work Experience Scheme

Gain real-world industry experience in addition to your course requirements. Build skills that are relevant to your course of study and gain confidence.

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Launch U Trade Accelerator Program

Gain experience online while expanding your professional network. Undertake international market research/ analysis projects for real Queensland Exporters.

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Virtual Experiences

Once you decide on a career, you then need to get the qualifications, experience and skills to pursue opportunities in your chosen field. These resources can help you plan your next steps.

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Career mentoring for USC students

Connect with experienced professionals in your industry for advice and support on transitioning to the world of work.

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Complete Internships

Look for internship opportunities to get foot in the door with employers and gain industry exposure.