Information for employers

The BEL Student Employability Team (SET) is dedicated to assisting students from the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law (BEL) to increase their employability, access opportunities and manage their careers. BEL SET’s services are supplementary to the Careers Service offered by UQ Advantage.

Why recruit UQ graduates and students?

Our students, graduates and alumni are high-calibre individuals who have applied themselves to both academic achievement and practical skill development. They come from diverse backgrounds and share a desire to make a difference to the organisations they work within. Our more than 55,000 alumni represent a vast pool of talent.

How we can help your business

BEL SET comprises of a specialist team of professional industry experts.

Some ways BEL SET can help you include:

  • Raise your company brand on campus by profiling your initiatives and opportunities through social media and by participating in our events
  • Connect with students through advertising paid employment opportunities
  • Connect with our students for unpaid work experience, accredited vocational placements and volunteering opportunities
  • Expand your understanding of ways to better connect with graduates

Work opportunities

BEL SET can help you to connect with students in relation to your paid work opportunities. Offering unpaid work experience to students can also provide extra resources and skills for your business and the chance to raise your profile among a student audience.

Organisations often find that they benefit from the up-to-date knowledge and skills and the enthusiasm that a student brings. From the student’s point of view working in industry allows them to explore career options, gain hands-on experience in their field of choice, and achieve competitive advantage in an employment market that values work-ready graduates.

The BEL SET Consultants are happy to be contacted about work or volunteer opportunities and can walk you through the process.

Employer participation in events

BEL SET offers BEL students several types of workshops, programs and seminars to provide them with opportunities to hear from industry professionals and organisations.

We encourage our industry partners to get involved in our programs. Examples of our programs where you can get involved include:

World of Work

This event series is an opportunity for students to hear from a panel of young professionals about their career and experience of transitioning to work after graduating. By participating in these events your employees also raise the profile of your organisation with BEL students.

Read more about A Day in the Life Series on the program's page:

World of Work

Community Engagement Program

Many not-for-profit organisations find it difficult to allocate resources and time to work on business projects.  The Community Engagement Program (CEP) links your organisation to a select group of highly-motivated students who can bring new ideas and fresh perspectives to a project.  This program provides you with an opportunity to harness their enthusiasm, knowledge and unique insights through a supervised, structured program at no cost to your organisation. 

Learn more about the Community Engagement Progam on the program's page:


Student Work Experience Program

This is a mock recruitment and work experience program for mid-degree students. As part of this program, we will interview and select a pool of talented students who are keen to undertake unpaid industry work experience placements and match them with hosts. As a SWEP host, organisations gain short-term access to enthusiastic and capable students to help progress projects and engage with the organisation. All students undergo a mock commercial recruitment process and are screened by the BEL SET team.

Learn more about the Student Work Experience Program on the program's page:


BEL Career Mentoring Program

The BEL Career Mentoring Program matches highly-motivated students with experienced professionals, giving students the opportunity to develop insight into their career of interest and bridge some of the gaps between study and the workplace. You can play a key role in your mentee’s development while enhancing your own leadership and coaching skills, as well as gaining insight into the next generation of employees. Many of our mentors greatly enjoy the experience and find the interaction provides them with new perspectives for their own practices.

Learn more about the BEL Career Mentoring Program on the program's page:

Career Mentoring Program

The Edge Student Leadership Series

This is an opportunity for Business Leaders, CEOs, Managing Directors, Partners, General Managers and Entrepreneurs across a range of industries to speak to and inspire students by sharing their personal and career journeys.

Learn more about The Edge Student Leadership Series on the program's page:

The Edge

Behind the Scenes

This series of workshops is designed to let students hear directly from employers on how to prepare and succeed with their applications. These sessions also present employers with an excellent opportunity to meet with students and advertise their vacation and graduate programs.

Learn more about the Behind the Scenes on the program's page:

Behind the Scenes

Engage with BEL SET

Contact the BEL Student Employability Team to discuss how you and your organisation can connect with our students.