University of Southern Queensland

Career Development Service

University Switchboard:  +61 76431 2372
University Homepage: 
 +61 74631 2100
Career Development Webpage: 
http://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/services/careers/employers

Phone: +61 76431 2372
Email: [email protected]
Opening Hours:  9am – 5pm weekdays

Location:
USQ Toowoomba
G Block West Street, Toowoomba QLD 4350

USQ Springfield
Building B, Level 1 Atrium, 31 Sinnathamby Boulevard Springlfield QLD 4300

USQ Ipswich
Building H, Library Reception, 11 Salisbury Road Ipswich QLD 4350

The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) has forged a reputation as one of Australia’s leading providers of on-campus and distance education programs in Australia. With more than 75 per cent of students studying via distance or online, USQ is at the cutting edge of flexible delivery of resources and technology. USQ is a young dynamic university located in three thriving regional locations across Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Springfield and Ipswich.

USQ Career Development provide a wide range of services for regional and national employers seeking to raise their profile in the University environment and recruit quality graduates. With over 26 000 students, USQ Career Development can assist you in distributing information about career opportunities within your organisation to our local and international students.

Career Development Services and Programs
Free online job advertising (AceSS) ■ Career events  ■ VFair (Virtual Career Fair)   ■ Targeted direct mail and email distributions ■  On-campus employer presentations ■ Promotional material distribution on campus ■  Mentoring program ■ Industry experience program ■ Work integrated learning placements ■ Networking and Industry Panels.

Facilities
Audiovisual equipment ■ Catering ■ Interview rooms ■ Online presentation facilities ■ Free parking ■ Video conferencing ■ Lecture theatres ■ Television and radio studios.

Equity Groups
USQ is committed to providing accessible and equitable educational pathways, supportive and inclusive learning environments for students, regardless of their background.  USQ is committed to addressing structural and systemic inequality in education and employment. USQ Career Development is able to assist you with recruitment of candidates from various equity groups.

Facilities
Audiovisual equipment ■ Catering ■ Interview rooms ■ Online facilities ■ Free parking ■ Videoconferencing ■ Lecture theatres ■ Television studios (for the recording of employer presentations).

Fields of Education

Faculties:

  • Faculty of Business, Engineering, Law and Arts (BELA)
  • Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences (HES)

 

USQ Handbook: https://www.usq.edu.au/handbook/current/filter-programs.html

 Number of Graduating Students (approximate)

(* based on 2016 Graduates)

  • Business and Commerce, 1556
  • Creative Arts and Media, 71
  • Education, 1021
  • Engineering and Built Environment, 600
  • Health and Community, 534
  • Humanities and Communication, 264
  • Information Technology, 262
  • Law and Justice, 125
  • Sciences 203

 

Staff

Manager – Tessa McCredie
T: 
+61 7631 1106
E: 
[email protected]

Graduate Employment Contact – Rebecca Boddington
T:  
+61 7631 5347
E: 
[email protected]

Employer Visits

On-campus employer presentations provide you with direct access to future graduates. We can arrange group meetings, informational sessions between students and your company or book individual interviews with selected students. In order to promote career opportunities to distance students we can also record our presentation and upload the link to our website or facilitate a webinar (online) presentation.

Visits to campus contribute favourably to an organisation’s profile amongst graduates and can have tangible benefits that extend beyond immediate recruitment. Wednesday lunch time, between 12:00pm-2:00pm, is often the best time to hold presentation as this is our common hour and no lectures are scheduled. To book your Information Session, please email [email protected] or visit http://careerhub.usq.edu.au/Employers/Contact_us.chpx

Career Fair

Networking and Industry Panels

USQ Career Development offers a variety of opportunities for employers to network with our student cohort. 

Connecting with USQ students enables you to:

  • Profile your organisation
  • Promote career opportunities within your organisation including graduate, vacation or work experience positions
  • Engage with USQ students
  • Prepare students for their transition to employment
  • Improve the quality of future job candidates by communicating your expectations as to what skills, qualities and experiences applicants should possess
  • Showcase your organisation’s projects and achievements
  • Teach students soft skills such as networking, communication and professionalism through practice

USQ Career Development are happy to discuss with you opportunities to connect with our student cohort.

Some of our existing events, include (but are not limited to):

  • Presentations
  • Networking Events
  • Participation in Industry Panels
  • Workshops
  • Interviews
  • Partnership Events e.g. Branded Networking Evenings

On-campus activities can take place USQ Toowoomba, and USQ Springfield.

Please contact us  if you would like to discuss this further.