It’s never too early to start acquiring skills, knowledge and tips to help you get career ready.

With the competitive nature of the job market, every small step you take can help you stand out from the crowd. Careers is jam packed with several opportunities to learn, connect and practice everything you need to wow employers and land your dream job.

Careers & Employability Fair

Tuesday 30 August, 11.00 am - 2.00 pm

Griffith University Gold Coast, Library Lawn and G07. Open to all students.

Library Lawn (G11) and The Deck (G07)

Be one of the first 700 people to check in on the day and receive a free careers gift bag containing merch, info, activity tickets and freebies including your own personal digital business card to help build your personal brand and build your network!

Library Lawn (G11) and The Deck (G07)

This is your opportunity to connect directly with employers, industry professionals, associations, volunteering organisations, internship coordinators and other Griffith advisors. Check in with as many as you can to explore your future options and create an action plan.

Library Lawn

Drop in for a 15 min one-on-one chat to learn resume tips and tricks, common pitfalls and how to hone your competitive edge when applying for jobs. If you have one, we encourage you to bring a copy of your current resume for feedback and advice.

Library Lawn (G11)

Share a free coffee with a industry mentor who’s been where you are and can share a variety of industry insights. Don’t forget to also connect with your peers (aka your future professional network).

Library Lawn

LinkedIn is a huge part of the hidden job market for grads and helps you connect, inspire and engage with professionals in your industry. All attendees will have an opportunity for a free professional photo with tips on how to build an awesome profile to boost your network.

Need ideas on what to wear? Click here for Indeed’s Guide to Business Attire and consider building a look that will suit your ideal professional image.

Library Stage (G11)

Join in these 20 min info sessions that will shine a spotlight on important and interesting perspectives that will boost your employability.

G01_3.55 Lecture Theatre

Don’t miss these 30min presentations from Griffith University Careers Advisors on how to refine critical job search techniques to land your dream job.

1.00 pm – 1.30 pm  |  Job Search Strategy

1.30 – 2.00 pm  |  Resume Writing

2.00 pm – 2.30 pm  |  Job Interview Skills

Pharmacy & Medical Science

Monday 29 August, 10.00 am - 1.00 pm

Griffith University Gold Coast

G03_Theatre 1 | 10.00 am – 11.00 am

Come along to this facilitated panel discussion where panelists will share key insights into their own career journeys and provide invaluable advice for your future. Speakers will be joining us from a variety of companies, including Ausbiotech QLD, Bio-Rad Laboratories for the Pacific region, Cluster Biotechnology and QLD Health.

About the speakers

  • Dr Chris Davis – Chair of Ausbiotech Ltd Queensland, Deputy Chair of Regional Development Australia, Gold Coast and Genral Manager of Institute for Glycomics
  • Dr Gustavo Cerquiera – Responsible for Cluster Biotechnology at Cohort delivering services to industry and bringing academia/industry together to lead future trials and patents.
  • Kathy Morant – Sales Specialist – Pacific within the Clinical Diagnostics Group Bio-Rad Laboratories Pty Ltd representing medical laboratory science

Uni Bar Terrace (G07) | 11.00 am – 11.30 am

Meet with industry leaders at an exclusive morning tea and enjoy some refreshments between sessions.

 

Uni Bar Function Centre (G07) | 11.30 am – 1.00 pm

This is your opportunity to build your networks and start planning your career. Small groups of students will have a series of quick fire discussions with our industry mentors around a day in their life, how to transition into the workplace, what makes a great employee and what they wished they did as a student to better prepare themselves.

Arts, Education & Law

Wednesday 31 August, 10.00 am - 1.00 pm

Griffith University Gold Coast

UniBar Function Centre | 10.00 am – 11.00 am

Passionate about the arts, social justice or a cause close to your heart but not sure how you can make a career out of that? Hear from people who actually get paid to make a difference through their work and get tips on how to launch your own career for a cause.

Hear perspectives and advice on:

  • How to approach organisations and present yourself in the best light.
  • How to find careers that support causes you care about across multiple sectors.
  • The difference between volunteering and paid employment roles in the NFP sector.
  • How to take the plunge and start your own organisation to do good in the world.

Uni Bar Terrace (G07) | 11.00 am – 11.30 am

Meet with industry leaders at an exclusive morning tea and enjoy some refreshments post session.

 

Business Plus Events

Week 6

Tuesday, August 30, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM | Virtual Event

Wondering how to capitalise on your current education to advance your career? This workshop challenges you to explore future career possibilities in order to create a satisfying future, using the design thinking approach (made famous by David Kelly, the founder of the D School and the product design company IDEO).

Thursday 1st September, 10am to 1pm | Uni Bar Function Centre (G07)

Wondering how to capitalise on your current education to advance your career? This workshop challenges you to explore future career possibilities in order to create a satisfying future, using the design thinking approach (made famous by David Kelly, the founder of the D School and the product design company IDEO).

Additional resources

A guide to business attire

Here's a quick overview of the do's and dont's of workplace attire.

Writing a winning resumé​

Learn how to curate your résumé to stand out from the crowd and land an interview.

Top tips for career readiness​

From tidying up your online presence to taking extra online courses, find out what steps you can take to improve your chances of employment.

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