UQ supports international students with new online job search platform
The University of Queensland’s Advantage Office has launched Global Grad, a new online job vacancy platform for international students: https://globalgrad.uq.edu.au/
UQ Careers Service Manager Daniel Capper said the platform provides international students studying in Australia access to international job opportunities.
“Global Grad presents amazing employment opportunities to our international students while in Australia and allows them to place an application directly with the employer,” Mr Capper said.
“The resource addresses a gap that previously existed for international students who are away from their home country and may feel somewhat disconnected.
“The platform highlights graduate opportunities in their home country, provides direct links to applications and identifies international employers who are actively recruiting.”
Mr Capper said there was already considerable interest from employers to use the platform, despite its infancy.
“In the six weeks the platform has been available, 358 employers have listed vacancies available for international students,” he said.
“Some of the well-known companies advertising on the platform include Amazon, EY, Adidas, PayPal and Wells Fargo.
“The quantity of listed vacancies on Global Grad indicates that international students studying at UQ are well regarded by employers.”
Mr Capper said the platform is very user-friendly and takes a lot of the hassle out of conducting job searches.
“The platform is extremely easy to use, with the ability to undertake a general job search or to filter based on country of citizenship or work rights” he said.
International students studying at UQ can register and search for international job opportunities.
International employers are also encouraged to register for Global Grad and host graduate opportunities on the platform.