The Careers and Employment Service has a mandate to support students’ individual career and employment self-management, develop relationships with the employer community to facilitate employment for students and graduates, and identify emerging employment opportunities, monitor employment outcomes at Griffith and across the sector and provide strategic advice to the University on enhancing graduate employability.
Successful career engagement and graduate employment creates social capital which benefits the individual (aspirations) and their families; the academic element (motivated students); the University (deployment of resources; AGS data; CEQ ratings; equity & diversity outcomes) and society more generally (employers, professional associations).
Griffith’s Careers and Employment Service (CES) is well positioned to support the University's strategic priorities (namely Strategic Plan Goal 1, and Academic Plan Goals 4, 1 and 3) through its capacity to build engagement between students, academics and professionals (including mentors, recruiters, WIL/Service Learning providers, alumni) within the graduate careers workspace. The list below shows the current role of Career Development Learning in the scope of career services at Griffith.
Scope of Griffith's Careers and Employment Services
Career Development Learning
- Future development of online CDL modules
- Career Focus
- Some inschool seminars - incl. assessable CDL task
- Web and other resources (eg. career options guides, online seminars etc)
- Career appointments (short consults, long counselling)
- Job Search & Career development Seminars (in-school & central)
- Kick Start Your Career (from first year) lecture time presentations
- Career Leaders (students who promote the service to peers)
- Communications - emails, newsletters, social media
- Events (eg. careers fairs, Open Day, etc)
- Promotion, recruitment services, vacancies
- Careers Fairs & related events
- Sourcing employer contacts on request from Schools