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Achieving your dream career

Achieving Your Dream Career

Presented by: Beth Keane

QUT Careers and Employment

Who are you and why are you here

Who are YOU? And why are you here?

Achieving your dream career

DATE: Monday 18 March

TIME: 10am – 2pm

LOCATION: Gardens Point campus

The QUT Careers Fair is YOUR chance to speak directly with the broad range of employers who will be exhibiting on campus. Find out about the graduate programs and work experience opportunities that are relevant to your discipline, and how the application process works.

This is your first chance to impress graduate recruiters, so make it count!

Achieving your dream career

Real World Placement Program

The RWPP is an exciting new initiative for QUT students looking to enhance their personal and career development through volunteering and short-term work experience opportunities.

The program not only offers a variety of not-for-credit placement opportunities within industry and volunteer sectors, it also provides access to specialised career development workshops and peer and professional networking opportunities.

We will help you to build your brand, gain experience and get that competitive edge.

So what are you waiting for?

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Career Counselling

We have specialist counsellors for International & Postgraduate Students

What students talk to us about:

I’m not sure what I want to do....

What sort of career options do I have?

How do I prepare for employment post-Uni?

I’m thinking about changing course....

Is postgraduate study the right thing for me?

How do I find a job?

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Register for your FREE online profile on the QUT CareerHub link at



Daily job listings

Preparing to apply for graduate jobs?

Useful weblinks

Need some casual work while studying?

Career development guides

Want to find work experience?

Upcoming events

Career development strategies

New jobsareadded dailyby employers who want to employ QUT students…that meansYOU!

Employment preparation information sheets

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Like us on

to keep up-to-date with the latest:

  • Career events (employer presentations, workshops, careers fairs & more!)

  • Job vacancies being advertised to QUT students

  • Employment preparation & job hunting advice

search “QUT Careers and Employment”

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Resume Checking Service

Email your resume to [email protected] and receive feedback within 5 working days


Bring a hardcopy along for checking at our Walk-In Appointments, Mon-Fri 11am-12pm. No need to book.

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C&E Job Club

WHEN: Every Monday and Wednesday, 1pm-2pm

WHERE: The C&E KG office, Level 4, C Block

Bring a hard copy of your resume, cover letter, or any other job application documents, and sit down with a Career Counsellor (and any other students who come along!) to get feedback and work on creating a targeted application that will get you noticed!

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Career Development Modules

Qut career mentor scheme

About the scheme:

A great opportunity to link with your chosen industry.

Gain the advice of a professional; and

Start developing networks for your future career.

Students and mentors are matched based on each parties interests, objectives and the mentors area of expertise.


You will need to be a 2nd or 3rd year Law student with a GPA above 4.

Be able to commit (approx) one hour per fortnight to the mentoring relationship throughout the year.

Attend a briefing session in order to be matched with a mentor.

QUT Career Mentor Scheme

Details on how to register and further information

Contact careers and employment

Contact Careers and Employment


Gardens Point: 07 3138 2649

Kelvin Grove: 07 3138 3488

Caboolture 07 5316 7400


Gardens Point Campus:

Level 5, Y Block

Kelvin Grove Campus:

Level 4, C Block

(Above the Refectory)

Caboolture Campus:

Student Centre - J Block


[email protected]


Activity when to access c e services

ACTIVITY: When to access C&E services?

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Who were you...?pastWho are you...?presentWho do you want to be...?


Reflect on your career goals at different times?

What influenced you? What influences you now?

Activity career journey time line

ACTIVITY: Career Journey Time Line

Influences that supported

Loved doing it

Great teacher

Sold paintings

Great teacher

Fits my values

Get to perform

Fits my values

Get to perform

Love doing it

Careers Counsellor/mum /Artist

Your earliest

Career Ideas





No Money

Too isolated

Exposure – don't like kids

Juggling Act

Influences that discouraged

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“Life is not about finding yourself.

Life is about creating yourself”. George Bernard Shaw

What is career development

What is career development?

  • lifelong process of growth

  • knowing who you are + knowing about opportunities + making decisions

  • involves multiple transitions: school to uni, uni to employment, position to position, role to role, career to career etc.

  • knowing what you wantand having the career management skills to make it happen

It s ok to be a little unclear

It’s OK to be a little unclear

  • It’s OK to be confused/unsure/anxious: this is a major transition point in your life and a very different environment

  • It’s OK to change your mind: university is meant to be a time of discovery and growth which may challenge your ideas

  • It’s OK to not know where you want to go with your degree and to be unsure of your career direction

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Have a fuzzy vision – be flexible

Decide what is most appropriate for you

Explore the pathways to get there

Identify how to start along the road

Take small steps to get there

Review how you are going

What role does university play in your career

What role does University play in your career?

What role does university play in your career1

What role does University play in your career?

  • Academic knowledge

    • Lectures, tutorials

    • Library services

  • Support Services

    • Careers & Employment

    • Counselling

    • Welfare

    • Equity

    • International student services

Real World Learning

Social networking

Professional networking

Peer support

Competitive advantage

How do you become competitive

How do you become competitive?

  • Knowledge

  • Academic GPA and Experience

  • Related/relevant work experience

    • Internships

    • Work integrated learning programme

  • Networking

    • Career Mentor scheme

Be willing to move outside your comfort zone

Be willing to move outside your comfort zone

  • Overcome fear to step into a new and unfamiliar area:

  • Always accept additional responsibilities that can build and diversify your curriculum vitae

Start by knowing your world of work

Start by Knowing Your World of Work

  • myfuture – >the facts>occupations

  • Employer listing on CareerHoub

  • Seek/CareerOne/LinkedIn

  • Brisbane Media Map

  • Practicum/Placement Work Integrated Learning (WIL) RWPP/ Volunteering/ Work Insurance Scheme

  • Networking (building relationships)

  • Graduate Destinations Survey

  • Family, friends etc




Gardens Point: 07 3138 2649

Kelvin Grove: 07 3138 3488

Caboolture 07 5316 7400


Gardens Point Campus:

Level 2, X Block

Reception: Room X222

Kelvin Grove Campus:

Level 4, C Block

(Above the Refectory)

Caboolture Campus:

Student Centre - J Block


[email protected]


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