Graduate Outcomes Survey

The GOS is administered by the Social Research Centre. Graduates who completed their studies within the past year are invited to participate in the survey.

Congratulations on Graduating from your studies!

Griffith University are currently participating in the Graduate Outcomes Survey (GOS) – which is a national survey running during May of every new graduate of Australian universities.

We appreciate your feedback on your studies at Griffith University and your success post graduation.

Griffith will take your advice on board and make positive changes to our teaching and student services based on the feedback that you provide. Your participation means more to us than you know!

The GOS is administered by the Social Research Centre and new graduates will receive an email invitation to participate.

If you are unable to access or locate The GOS survey in your email, go to the GOS website and click “I don’t have my login details”.

Unitemps Find a Job Workshops

Unitemps ‘Find a Job Workshops’ will be taking place over the next month on both Nathan and Gold Coast campuses. Students will learn how Unitemps operates, how to be a successful candidate and how to access other Careers and Employment services. These workshops will also be a chance for students to see the various employment opportunities available to them through signing up with Unitemps

Employer Event Date /Time Campus Book In
Link
Unitemps Unitemps ‘Find a Job Workshop” Gold Coast 18/04/19 2:00PM – 3:00PM   Gold Coast G05_3.43 Register
Unitemps Unitemps ‘Find a Job Workshop Nathan’ 23/04/19 10:00AM- 11:00AM Nathan  N53_0.56 Register
Unitemps Unitemps “Find a Job Workshop Nathan 24/04/19 12:00pm – 1:00PM Nathan  N53_0.61 Register
Unitemps Unitemps “Find a Job workshop” Gold Coast 29/04/19 2:00PM – 3:00PM Gold Coast G05_3.39   Register
Unitemps Unitemps “Find a Job Workshop” Nathan 30/04/19 10:00AM – 11:00AM  Nathan  N53_0.56 Register
Unitemps Unitemps “Find a Job Workshop” Nathan 1/05/19 12:00PM – 1:00PM Nathan N53_0.60 Register
Unitemps Unitemps “Find a Job Workshop” Gold Coast 2/05/19 2:00PM – 3:00PM Gold Coast G11_3.61 Register
Unitemps Unitemps “Find a Job Workshop” Nathan 7/05/19 10:00 AM – 11:00AM Nathan  N53_0.56 Register
Unitemps Unitemps “Find a Job Workshop” Nathan 8/05/19 12:00PM – 1:00PM Nathan  N53_0.65   Register
Unitemps Unitemps “Find a Job Workshop” Gold Coast 9/05/19 2:00PM – 3:00PM Gold Coast  G16_1.15 Register
Unitemps Unitemps “Find a Job Workshop” Gold Coast 13/05/19 2:00PM- 3:00PM Gold Coast G06_1.12 Register
Unitemps Unitemps “Find a Job Workshop” Nathan 14/05/19 10:00AM – 11:00AM Nathan  N53_0.56 Register
 Unitemps Unitemps “Find a Job Workshop” Nathan 15/05/19 12:00PM – 1:00PM Nathan N53_0.60 Register
Unitemps Unitemps “Find a Job Workshop” Gold Coast 16/05/19 2:00PM- 3:00PM Gold Coast  G11_3.61 Register
Unitemps Unitemps “Find a Job Workshop” Gold Coast 20/05/19 2:00PM – 3:00PM Gold Coast G01_3.25 Register
Unitemps Unitemps “Find a Job Workshop” Gold Coast 23/05/19 2:00PM- 3:00PM Gold Coast G11_3.61 Register

Timothy shares how he demonstrates continuous improvement during his studies!

Meet Timothy Chew, our Remarkable Student for April, 2019!

Meet Timothy Chew, current Computer Science student and the first Remarkable Student for 2019! Timothy is a member of our Industry Mentoring Program, and makes a concerted effort to be involved in all aspects of the program. He regularly participates in IMP and Careers and Employment networking events, despite being an introvert. He states “Networking events are great to meet new contacts, practice my people skills and see what’s happening in my industry”.

Timothy has also taken on internships whenever the opportunity has presented itself. He believes that learning new skills and participating in activities or events which are outside of his comfort zone will help him to be a more versatile candidate. Timothy advises that “For STEM people, I have found that art and business are two good areas to explore.”

Timothy doesn’t have a rigid career goal, and instead describes himself as a dreamer and an explorer. He says “I want to venture out into the unknown and create what could previously be thought impossible; to turn my ambitions/dreams into a reality.” He is open to all opportunities for career development that come his way.

Timothy has three dot points of advice which will hopefully inspire students who may not currently be as active in career related extracurricular activities as they could be.

“Don’t be afraid to talk to others and try out new things. Be proactive, work hard and work smart. Don’t always go for the easiest route, and strive to always improve yourself” – Timothy Chew


Unitemps, Employers on Campus, Seminars, and Cool Careers Initiatives in 2019!

In 2019, make the Griffith Careers and Employment Service a priority in your university experience! We can assist you with any advice you may need to do well in your job search.  We can help you find part-time, casual and full-time employment.

Keep up to date with jobs that are posted on Careerboard.  Unlike other job search websites, the Careers and Employment Team monitor all jobs posted to the site to ensure that they meet Fair Work Australia guidelines. Not to mention, all of the employers who post jobs on Careerboard have specifically sought out Griffith students to work for them.

Signing up for Unitemps can present many opportunities to really make a start at your career.  Unitemps consultants have jobs in all study disciplines that you can apply for, and if you are the best candidate for the role, you will be contacted! It is a good idea to introduce yourself to our consultants after applying for a role, as building rapport will help the consultants get a better understanding of who you are and your skill set. Our consultants are located in N53 at Nathan campus or G33 at Gold Coast campus. The Unitemps consultants offer Prep for Success Workshops to work on your resume, interview and presentation skills and can offer guidance even after you have the job.  Sign up for Unitemps and upload your resume today!

If you need advice on your resume, you can submit your current draft online to our Career Consultants for feedback. If you need advice on your interview skills, degree choice or your overall career direction, book a free appointment with one of our Career Development Officers.  You are eligible book an appointment if:

  • You are a current on campus Griffith student
  • You are studying with Griffith online (excluding OUA)
  • You graduated from Griffith within the past 12 months

Book an appointment here.

To prepare yourself with hunting for a job and all that the process entails, book yourself into one (or more) of our 2019 Careers Seminars.  These are free, informative sessions to be taken advantage of at a time and campus that suits you. You can view them here.

Build your professional contacts and learn more about Summer/Vacation and Graduate opportunities by attending our employer events on campus!  Events are a great way to improve your networking skills and get noticed by employers before applying for jobs! Check out upcoming events and register your attendance now!

Employer EventDate
Time
CampusBook
In
Link
IBMGraduate Program Info Session and Networking  18/03/19 11:00AM – 12:00PMNathan N78 1.19https://bit.ly/2IDRwhF  
KPMGSummer Vac/Grad Program questions and answers18/03/19 2:00Pm – 3:00PMNathan N78 -1.12  https://bit.ly/2ECvtDS  
Bank of
QLD
Graduate Program Info Session and Networking  19/03/19 10:00AM – 11:00AMNathan N76 1.05https://bit.ly/2IMfCH1  
Harvey
Norman
Proprietor
Explanation, career story and Graduate Program Q&A
19/03/19 12:00PM –
1:00PM
Nathan N53 0.58https://bit.ly/2Xvqo7W  
The Big
Meet
Brisbane
Big Exhibitor Career
Fair
25/3/19
11:00AM – 2:00PM

Brisbane Convention Centre

https://bit.ly/2TqrVhn https://bit.ly/2T6N3ZF  
Adecco
Group
Graduate Program
chat and Q&A  
21/03/19 1:00PM – 2:00PMNathan N53 0.60  https://bit.ly/2IIztab  
AECOM
In house
Career Fair
Join AECOM on 19 March for AECOM’s
first in-house graduate careers fair!
19/03/19 3:00PM – 5:30PMLevel 8, 540 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006https://bit.ly/2SvqdKd  
Woodside
Energy
Graduate Program info session and casual Q&A11/03/2019 9:00AM – 10:00AMNathan N16 0.03https://bit.ly/2TntGLe  
Defence
Force
Engineering/Science Careers with Defence Info and Q&A28/03/19 10:00AM – 11:00AMNathanhttps://bit.ly/2Uim5Lj
IBMGraduate Program Info Session and Networking  29/03/2019 10:00AM – 11:00AM Gold Coast G42 3.09https://bit.ly/2XrHNyn  
Defence
Force
Health Careers with
Defence Info and Q&A
02/04/2019 10:00AM – 11:00AMGold Coast G11_3.61https://bit.ly/2EokiNL  
Defence
Force
Employment opportunities for current students15/04/2019 Time TBCGold CoastTBA
Teach for
Australia
Employer
Event
Employment program information and details on free Masters of Education21/03/19 10:00AM – 11:00AM  Nathan N53 -1.22https://bit.ly/2XxcYbI  
PICA Group Property EventEmployment opportunities as a Body Corporate ManagerTBCTBC (Nathan)https://bit.ly/2GG9xde  
TechnologyOneKelly Pfeffer
sharing info on TechOne Grad Program
3/4/19 11:30AM – 12:30PMNathan N16 0.10https://bit.ly/2UjQEAl  
Department of Prime Minister and CabinetGraduate Program
Overview
21/03/19
12:00PM – 1:00PM
Nathan
N 78 0.11

https://bit.ly/2EsBQIS

We are looking forward to helping you reach your Career Goals in 2019. If you want to contact us for further information on any of our services, you can do so by emailing career-opportunity@griffith.edu.au.

How to Stand Out as a New Graduate!

Recent statistics have shown that each entry level job vacancy advertised in Australia has an average of 20 university graduates competing for the position.  In fact, an article published by The Conversation stated that it takes the average Australian graduate approximately 4.7 years after leaving uni to find a full time job. With scary statistics like this, it’s best to start thinking about your future career options well ahead of your graduation date.  However, if you were having so much fun living up #studentlife that you forgot about the finding a job part at the end of the road, there are still practices you can put into place post-graduation to demonstrate to employers that you are a stand out candidate.

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What my First Jobs Taught Me

By Alex Hargreaves

I am 24, and during my short amount of years, I’ve had a few different jobs. From walking my neighbour’s dogs for an hourly rate of $2 and a bag of lollies, to scooping rice into plastic containers for my local Indian Restaurant, I truly believe there is something to be learnt at every new job you try.  Often, as students, it is easy to get caught up in the notion of your ‘dream job’ and to discredit any part time jobs you have before you get there.  It’s important to stop and smell the roses on the way.  If you have a part time job to make ends meet, take a moment to reflect on what you have learnt in your role and how your job has helped you to develop professionally.  Even the most horrible of jobs can teach you things about yourself.  Embrace them!

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