• Ms Rhea Jain
    MHRM, Monash University, BSc (Organisational Psychology), The University of Melbourne
  • Ms Jacqueline Niblett
    BCom (Accountancy), Papua New Guinea University of Technology, Certified Practising Accountants (CPA)
  • Mr Ryan Webb
    Bachelor of Business (International Business Management), QUT
  • Mr Ken Lai
    BCom, UQ, LLB, UQ
  • Ms Debbie Hathaway
    Bachelor of Counselling, Australian College of Applied Psychology , NVQ Level 2 & 3 – Diploma Business Administration
  • Ms Catherine Lam
    BInfTec, QUT
  • Ms Cate Clifford
    MBus (Hons), UQ, Grad Cert Management, QUT, BA, UQ
  • Ms Joanne Buchan
    Master Degree in Training and Development – AVE, GU, Master Degree in Management and Human Resource Management, GU, BA (Hons) Business Management and HR, Oxford Brookes University, Certificate IV Training and Assessment
  • Ms Carlene Kirvan
    MEd(Applied Linguistics), UNSW, BA (Humanities), Flinders University, Certificate IV Training and Assessment

Winner of the national 2016 AFR Higher Education Employability Award, the BEL Faculty’s embedded, discipline-specific Student Employability Team (SET) supports over 10,000 students. SET runs 12 comprehensive experiential learning employability programs, delivered by industry and recruitment experts in dynamic partnership with employers for students from enrolment to post-graduation. Improving overall student experience, SET empowers students to identify suitable career paths, develop employability skills, gain work experience, become work ready and learn from industry. Following a strategy revision and rebranding from the Careers and Recruitment Centre SET has increased BEL student participation by a staggering 191%:

  • Running 295 employability workshops with 172 employers with 16,000 student registrations.
  • Facilitating 3,495 professional development placements with 841 employers.
  • Completing 2,000 individual student consultations.

Concurrently, BEL’s graduate employment rate has risen by five percent (5%) to 79%1; reversing years of decline and outperforming the national graduate employment rate of 69%. The Go8 has applauded SET for bridging the gap between study and work-readiness2. Employers, note “SET initiatives are unique, developing quality candidates with the right mix of IQ and EQ”.3 The SET strategy has garnered support for institutional expansion, and SET is recognised as a flagship program in the UQ Student Strategy 2016-2020.

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