Employable You - Set yourself up for career success

Getting a great job takes planning, persistence and personal effort. Partner with us throughout your studies to become the most employable version of you.

Participate in our Employable You series in Session 2 across weeks 3 to 7.  Engage with employers, successful Macquarie students and graduates, and expert career coaches.  There will be something for everyone at all stages of the career journey.

Series overview

The Employable You series has been designed to take you through the career and employability essentials step by step.

Each week there’s a key focus and you can engage through our workshops and expert panel sessions.  You can also come see us in the Central Courtyard on Tuesday and Thursday each week between 12 and 2pm.  Have a career chat and engage to be part of our giveaways and prize draw.

Follow the series and get moving towards employment and your career goals.  Register through Employability Connect.

Launching Employable You

Starting Monday 8 August

In the first week, learn how to move from the classroom to your career.

Are you all set for professional working life?  Hear from current students and alumni about their experiences of transitioning from study to work. Find out how the Employability and Graduate Success team helped these people to maximise their employability outcomes.

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You Need Experience

Starting Monday 15 August

In the next week, the focus is on getting experience.  Employers want it, so you need a plan to gain experience as you progress through your course.

Register for this interactive session to learn how we can help you find a job and develop professional experience through PACE and other work integrated learning units.

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Jobs and Skills for You

Starting Monday 22 August

Are you getting ready or already applying for jobs? Do you have great skills and experience but don’t always land those interviews?  Want to nail your resume and cover letter every time?  Move on to applying for jobs with confidence this week.

The MQ Student Employment team has a combined background of over 30 years in the recruitment industry.  Join us for this hands-on workshop to learn how to identify the selection criteria in job advertisements, link these to your experience and effectively demonstrate your suitability to employers.

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Presenting You in a Resume

Starting Monday 29 August

In the fourth week of Employable You(us), we want you to get serious about your resume (or CV if that’s what you prefer to call it!).

Your resume is not just an account of everything you have done!  Make your resume work for you by customising it for each application you send.  In this session learn how to show the employer that you are a great match for the role and their organisation.

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Professional Branding for You

Starting Monday 5 September

Thinking about an internship?  Ready to do your PACE unit? This week is all about presenting professionally to secure work experience opportunities relevant to your career goals.

Get the top tips from the Employability and Graduate Success team on how to source your internship, create a professional application, build your personal brand and develop your professional network.

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Next Week's Topic

Week 3 - Launching Employable You - Starting Monday 8 August