Kickstart your Career Bootcamp

Back by popular demand, with 100% of students attending the 2022 Bootcamp believing the events met the objectives of enhancing their employability. 100% would recommend the bootcamp to their friend and 97% felt their employability skills advanced by attending the events.

This is your chance to attend the biggest employability event dedicated to EAIT students of the year- Kickstart your Career Bootcamp, hosted by The University of Queensland's Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology Student Employability Team.

Looking for ways to enhance your employability but don’t know where to start? This one-day FREE event will provide engineering, design, architecture and computing students at UQ the opportunity to enhance their career identities, strengths and where their personal and professional values are positioned. Through hands-on, diverse and inspiring sessions all run by industry, the Bootcamp will encourage you to start forward thinking about your future careers with content and resources that are needed in addition to your degree to be job ready.

The night event will allow you to put your new-found networking skills into action at the Industry Mixer (Innovation in the box). The event will be run in collaboration with UQ Ventures and you will work with key industry members on an immersive design challenge to develop an innovative and practical solution to a real-life problem.


10 -10.30am:

Registration - Level 3, Advanced Engineering Building (49)

10.30am - 11.30am:

  • Keynote | The Future You!


  • Session A: Be Social. Be Smart. Digital Brand Building + LinkedIn Workshop
  • Session B: A career strategist’s guide to applying for a role
  • Session C: Interview like a pro


Lunch (catering provided)


  • Session A: Graduate Panel | All the things I wished I knew
  • Session B: Panel | Making a difference through my work


Networking Masterclass

4pm- 6pm:

Industry Mixer (Note: this is a separate event. Due to limited spots, the first 160 students to book a ticket to the bootcamp will be guaranteed a ticket at the Industry Mixer)

By attending this event, you will have the opportunity to:

• Learn the employability skills that you are wanting to develop – with self-selected sessions

• Network with industry, alumni and your fellow peers

• Find out how to gain experience when you have no experience

• Engineering students may be able to claim up to seven EPP hours- Type B hours (under Category 8) for attending this event. See the activity table for full details

• Develop technical skills through hands-on masterclasses and hear top tips from UQ alumni and industry professionals

• Learn about personal branding and LinkedIn

The day is open for all engineering, architecture, design and computing students from The University of Queensland. Every session is run by INDUSTRY and there are sessions to cater ALL our EAIT students and disciplines. SPOTS ARE LIMITED.

The event will end with an Industry Mixer (Design Jam) where you will join industry professionals, associations and peers and put your new networking skills into practice with an event run by UQ Ventures. Due to limited spots, the first 160 students to book a ticket to the bootcamp will be guaranteed a ticket at the Industry Mixer).

Dress Code: Smart/business attire. (Dress for the job you want! You'll be able to get your LinkedIn headshot on the day!) 

The event is catered.


For more enquiries, please contact

About Employability Events

A unique opportunity to hear from industry on upcoming opportunities in the workforce, tips and tricks on their recruitment process, and plenty of time for you to ask those hard-hitting questions you have been wanting to know. 


The University of Queensland