The Faculty of
Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

Did you know that 80% of jobs are not advertised?

Explore the links below for tips on how you can go about finding professional practice opportunities.

  • UQ CareerHub has a lot of resources available to help you with your job search. You can also sign up for job alerts.

  • Join the EAIT Student Placements Facebook group

  • Visit the UQ Advantage Careers website for more information on the employer visits program and free employment preparation workshops

  • Sign up to job alerts on the main job boards such as Seek and CareerOne

  • Keep an eye on websites such as GraduateOpportunities.com, GradConnection and GradAustralia for the dates key graduate and vacation programs open as well as handy job related resources

  • Check out Graduate TV Australia on YouTube where you can research potential employers for vacation work and permanent employment

  • Check out Top Graduate Employers and Top Intern Programs for a list of the best programs as voted by grads/interns

  • Use your network! Talk to family, friends, colleagues and peers. Who do they know? Continue to build your professional network by attending industry events.  

  • Create a good LinkedIn profile (with a professional photo) and start building your online network. LinkedIn is a great tool to identify key contacts in your industry. Check out these 10 tips for Students and New Grads on LinkedIn.

  • Get proactive! Research some of the small and medium firms you would be interested in working for and contact them directly – LinkedIn is a really good tool to help you identify who you should be contacting at each company (via phone is best, but email is ok). Often these companies don’t advertise online or don’t have formal vacation or graduate programs but may be willing to give you a go.

  • UQ has recently launched a free MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), Employ101x: Unlocking your Employability. It will help you develop your employability, which is the set of achievements, skills, and personal attributes that make you attractive to an employer, so that you can successfully navigate the recruitment process and be effective in your job. Be sure to use your UQ email address to register.

If you have any doubt about the suitability of a position, please speak to the staff in the EAIT Faculty Office.

Having trouble finding suitable placements?

You should discuss repeated unsuccessful attempts to find professional practice with your academic advisor in the first instance.

You can also contact the EAIT Student Employability team on employability@eait.uq.edu.au.

If you have completed all BE (Hons) requirements apart from professional practice the EAIT Faculty will provide a written statement certifying completion of all coursework requirements.