Strategies for meeting postgraduate employability needs
There is a common myth in higher education that postgraduates don’t need employment support; that they can take care of their own employment needs. This is not the case, with many postgraduate students choosing to return to study to change career or disciplines there is the need to support these students with employability.
What does research say about postgraduate employability needs?
The OLT project into the Postgraduate Student Experience (2016) found that postgraduate students
do have substantive employability needs
need approaches and supports that are different from those designed for undergraduates
universities aren’t adequately addressing their employability needs.
Find out why Work Integrated Learning is an important part of the curriculum at ACU.
ACU | What is Work Integrated Learning (2017)
QUT’s Career Mentor Scheme
QUT’s Career Mentor Scheme - The Career Mentor Scheme matches students with an industry professional, providing them with the opportunity to gain valuable information and advice. In this video international mentors and student mentees talk about their experience with the program.
QUT Career Mentor Scheme (2012)
Kinash, S., Crane, L., Bannatyne, A., Judd, M-M., Stark, A., Eckersley, B., Hamlin, G., Partridge, H., & Udas, K. (2016). National research on the postgraduate student experiences: Case presentation on career development and employability (Volume 3 of 3). Sydney, NSW: Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching. Retrieved from: http://PostgraduateStudentExperience.com