Are you ready?
Graduates with disability can experience greater challenges in securing employment compared with graduates without a disability. The 2015 Graduate Destinations Report showed graduates with a disability in full-time employment at 56.2% compared with those without a disability at 68.8%.
Graduation day is not the day to start thinking about your employment options. During your degree you have been already been preparing by developing your graduate attributes through your content knowledge, work placements, internships and co-curricular activities. But are you really ready?
University Specialist Employment Partnerships is a pilot program developed to deliver an on-campus employment service, aimed to meet the specific needs of graduating or graduated students with disability seeking employment.
The service will be available to all students identified as having a disability and/or who access supports from the university due to the impact of their disability who have recently graduated (within last 12 months) or who are in the last 60 credit points of their degree.
At this stage, as a pilot, the program is limited to a select few campuses in Queensland. We do welcome students outside of these locations to register their interest online and let us know where this type of support is needed around the country.
What do you get?
- Assistance from an experienced specialist employment consultant at the right time and in the right place
- Linkages through the consultant to industry and specialist support to assist with finding sustainable graduate employment
- Direct referrals to suitable university services and programs that may also benefit you
The Student Process
Are you eligible to participate in the USEP program?
Begin the Student Process by registering your details here.
Meet with your on-campus consultant to discuss your options.
Design a plan that outlines your employment goals.
Discover your new role that matches perfectly to your skills, experience and qualification.
Enjoy ongoing support in a workplace that is prepared and an environment that suits you.