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
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
Graduate Program Info Session and Networking  19/03/19 10:00AM – 11:00AMNathan N76 1.05https://bit.ly/2IMfCH1  
Explanation, career story and Graduate Program Q&A
19/03/19 12:00PM –
Nathan N53 0.58https://bit.ly/2Xvqo7W  
The Big
Big Exhibitor Career
11:00AM – 2:00PM

Brisbane Convention Centre

https://bit.ly/2TqrVhn https://bit.ly/2T6N3ZF  
Graduate Program
chat and Q&A  
21/03/19 1:00PM – 2:00PMNathan N53 0.60  https://bit.ly/2IIztab  
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  
Graduate Program info session and casual Q&A11/03/2019 9:00AM – 10:00AMNathan N16 0.03https://bit.ly/2TntGLe  
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  
Health Careers with
Defence Info and Q&A
02/04/2019 10:00AM – 11:00AMGold Coast G11_3.61https://bit.ly/2EokiNL  
Employment opportunities for current students15/04/2019 Time TBCGold CoastTBA
Teach for
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
12:00PM – 1:00PM
N 78 0.11


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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Industry Mentoring Program Pop Up Stalls

Want to fast track your future career?  Each year, Griffith Industry Mentors provide our students (and 2018 graduates!) with practical and inspiring career advice, industry insight and a glimpse into the world of work.  Our community Mentors spans the world – with over 900 mentors from a wide variety of industries, there’s bound to be a great one for you! Ready to be a part of it? Expressions of interest for Trimester 1, 2019 are now open. To be matched with an Industry Mentor, you will need to have completed at least 80 credit points (undergraduate students). Postgraduate students and PhD candidates can join the Program at any stage of their studies. Get involved in our Online, Brisbane or Gold Coast programs. The best part? You select your mentor from our community of experts, so you know upfront that your match will be directly relevant to your career.


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Win Tickets to Movies and Events!

Are you a talented creative dying to hear the latest trends in your industry? Read below and LIKE AND TAG THIS POST ON FACEBOOK TO WIN 2X TICKETS TO THE WAVEMAKERS EVENT! 

The next Meet the Wavemakers | Signs of Movement event is coming up on August 2 and is a support event for the A World View: The Tim Fairfax Gift exhibition that is currently on display at Gallery at HOTA until September 9.

Guests to this event will participate in a lively discussion on movement and its cultural manifestations. No topic is off limit as these experts in their fields talk about how they use movement through their ideas and practice. They will share stories about their lives, works, fears and everything in between.

“The Gallery is looking forward to bringing to the Gold Coast an event that offers a rare opportunity to meet and engage with nationally recognised professionals from contrasting areas of the arts,” said Tracy Cooper-Lavery, Director, Gallery at HOTA.

This year’s Wavemakers are Geraldine Barlow, Curator of International Art, QAGOMA; local artist Dr Chris Bennie and Co-founder of Boomerang Bags, Jordyn De Boer.

If you didn’t win,  purchase details below!

Date: Thurs 2 Aug

Time: 7.30pm – 9.00pm

Cost: $15 / Concessions $10

To book tickets, visit www. hota.com.au/gallery/meet-wavemakers-signs-movement

Looking for a chance to chill out with a friend?  LIKE AND TAG THIS POST ON FACEBOOK TO WIN 2X MOVIE TICKETS TO SUPERFLY! 

Superfly – the film that helped define a genre in its characters, look, sound, and feel – is reimagined with Director X, director of legendary music videos (Drake, Rihanna), introducing it to a new generation.

Like this post and tag who you would take to see Superfly to win 2x tickets to the film!