Meet the Employability & Graduate Success team
Our Career and Employment team provides resources, online tools, employer presented workshops and personalised coaching. They are focused on supporting students to:
- consider career options and planning,
- develop employability skills,
- understand what employers are looking for,
- navigate recruitment processes and how to stay in work regardless of changes and disruptions.
Our MQ Student Employment program was introduced two years ago and has grown significantly. This team operates as a free recruitment service for hiring managers in the university and outside the university. We find students paid employment – casual, temp, part-time, full-time and graduate roles. As part of this program, students get coaching and recruitment support as well as personalised feedback if they are unsuccessful. In 2021, the team handled more than 4500 student job applications and placed students in more than 100 different roles.
The PACE & Employability team, look after the work integrated learning and industry experience. This is an essential part of all undergraduate degrees at Macquarie University and we do this through our flagship program called PACE (which stands for Professional & Community Engagement). In every undergraduate degree, students need to take at least one PACE unit and this work integrated learning experience will connect the theory of their studies to professional workplace practice. It might be an internship, placement or an industry project that is presented and reviewed by an external partner.