Access employment opportunities

Macquarie Student Employment (MQSE) helps facilitate paid employment opportunities on and off campus for students.

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Our student employment service provides students access to a range of convenient and relevant paid employment opportunities. Paid employment enhances your employability and helps develop a range of transferable skills that will be useful once you graduate.

You may even secure a graduate opportunity!

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While providing students access to a range of convenient and relevant paid employment opportunities, we also provide employers targeted access to our talent pool of student candidates. For employers, student candidates represent a flexible, skilled and scalable addition to your workforce.

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Combining study and work

Employers tell us they prefer to hire graduates with work experience.

Working while you study will help you:

  • learn new skills
  • ease the cost of studying
  • build your resume
  • meet new people
  • develop your network
  • experience different working environments

You may even secure a graduate opportunity!

Register with MQSE

Female student in red-striped blouse using an iPadFollow this four-step process in joining the MQSE Talent Pool:

  1. Submit your ‘Expression of Interest’ via CareerHub
  2. Register for the Fast track workshop.
  3. Attend the workshop and receive help with:
    • resume building
    • applications
    • interview skills
  4. Revise your resume and complete your career training through MyMQ Career Zone, where you can access resources including:
    • resume builders
    • interview and job search tips
    • CV360 – a powerful tool offering instant, detailed feedback so you can optimise your CV and significantly boost your chances of getting to interview
  5. Attend an intake interview with our Consultants to review your progress.

Students who have completed these workshops will have an advantage when applying for roles.

For further information, view our FAQs page for students.

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MQSE is a free service which makes it easy for employers to access and connect with high calibre, pre-qualified student candidates.

Employing students

Employing students will allow you to:

  • make a valuable contribution to the future of Australia’s workforce
  • bring the latest training, skills and methodologies into your workplace.

Employers tell us how impressed they are with our students’ problem solving and communication skills, collaboration and innovative ideas.

Our services

Whether you are looking to build a pipeline of future talent or need some assistance with a task or project, MQSE can assist.

Services we provide include:

  • advising on job design and appropriate hourly rates
  • writing ads for your role and promoting it to our students
  • targeted recruitment of students with specialised skills
  • shortlisting student candidates.

For further information, view our FAQs page for employers.