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10 BEST AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITIES FOR GRADUATE EMPLOYABILITY

May 29, 2018

Discover Top  Australian Universities For Graduate Employability

10 Best
Australian Universities for Graduate Employability

No best universities list in the world will be complete by excluding the one’s
from Australia. Why? Because they’re Australian mate. They are simply one of
the best in the world. Apart from the kangaroos in the wilderness and the
Australian cricket team, Australia is world renowned for its universities,
which are simply the best. This can be summed from the fact that Australia was
represented by 21 universities in Top 400 of the QS World University Rankings
2018. We take a look at the Top 10 Australian universities for Graduate
Employability for 2018. Read on:

1.
The University
of Sydney:
Ranked 50th in the world and 4th for
Graduate Employability, the University
of Sydney continues to be the highest ranked Australian university for
graduate employability this year. It also ranks an unbeatable joint 1st
by subject ranking and a
 high score for Employer-Student Connections, wherein
it’s ranked 8th. The University of Sydney is a winner from every perspective as
it boasts top-50 scores for every indicator. With a reimagined undergraduate
curriculum, world-class facilities, the university offers
Australia’s broadest range of disciplines. With more than 400 areas of
study to choose from, students have the flexibility to follow their interests,
broaden their skills, and enjoy internship and global exchange opportunities.
Not only that, the university is active in hosting careers fairs, employer
information sessions, workshops and other events to help students and employers
network with each other.

 

2.
The University
of Melbourne:
Ranked 41st worldwide and 7th for
graduate employability, The University of Melbourne is the next university in
our list. The University scores very highly in the Employer Relations and
Academic Reputation indicators.  The university offers both undergraduate and postgraduate programs
in more than 80 different study areas. In addition to that, the university
counts 4 Australian Prime Ministers as its alumni.The university seems to be
quite active in the start-up scene as well. Its start-up accelerator, Melbourne
Accelerator Program (MAP), was named the eighth best in the world in 2015.

 

3.
The University
of New South Wales (UNSW):
Established in 1949, The University of New South
Wales is home to more than
52,000 students from over 130 countries, with an alumni community of
250,000  spanning across the world.
Ranked 45th globally and 36th in terms of graduate
employability, UNSW is one of the world’s leading research and teaching
universities and receives a high score for the Employer Repuatation indicator.
In a recent study it was found that 76% of undergraduates find a job within
four months of graduating. That’s impressive.

 

4.
The University
of Queensland (UQ):
Ranked 47th worldwide and 51st
for graduate employability, UQ consistently ranks in the world’s top universities, is one of only three
Australian members of the global Universitas 21, and is a founding member of
the prestigious Group of Eight (Go8) universities. Home to 52,000 students (of
which 15400 are international students), UQ has won more Australian Awards for
University Teaching than any other university, and boasts a higher graduate
employment rate than the national average. And why it wouldn’t? The university
offers its students a free online employability course and has other
initiatives to help maximize students’ success, such as short-term global
experiences and student exchange programs, internships, career workshops and
more.

 

5.
University of
Technology, Sydney (UTS):
Ranked 176th in the world and 69th
 for graduate employability, UTS is
a young university, having being founded in 1988. But that doesn’t seem to be a
problem here as its giving many old one’s a run for their money. UTS is
 ranked in the top 50 in the
QS World University Subject Rankings 2018 for Nursing (#7), Art and Design
(#28), Sports-Related Subjects (#33) and Law (#40), while Accounting &
Finance, Business, Communication, Computer Science and Education rank in the
top 100. Therefore it is of no surprise that 76% of Australian-resident UTS graduates
are in employment three months after study. Not only that, UTS runs a variety
of careers fairs and events, and offers students work-ready programs such as
the UTS Accomplish Intensive program, a course of career workshops.

 

6.
Monash
University:
Heading
to Melbourne for the next in our look at the best
australian universities for graduate employability, where Monash
University is based. Ranked 60th globally and 79th for
graduate employment, Monash University Is the largest university in Australia,
ranked in the world’s top 100 and a member of the prestigious Group of Eight.
It is also featured among the Top 50 in Employer Reputation, reflecting its
reputation as one of the most prestigious universities in the country. Monash
runs a range of careers events, industry panels and seminars which helps students find
employment as soon as they graduate.

 

7.
The Australian
National University (ANU):
The Australian National University (ANU) is a world-leading centre for
education and research. Ranked 1st
in Australia and 20th
in the world. Australia’s national university is further distinguished
by an outstanding record for student satisfaction and graduate employability,
wherein its ranked 84th. It was found in a study that an impressive
88% of ANU’s domestic graduates employed full-time four months after completing
their studies. The university offers a range of diverse volunteering
opportunities, including the new ANU+ initiative, which encourages
students
to develop skills related to their
employability prospects and co-curricular experiences.

 

8.
RMIT
University:
Ranked joint 247th globally and 97th
for graduate employability, RMIT also achieves a very high score for the Graduate Employment Rate
category, ranking 15th in the world.
Over 50% of RMIT programs
offer internships, placements and industry work experience at companies,
including the revered United Nations. The curriculum is designed by working
alongside some of the world’s leading organisations and helps in developing the
skills employers value most. Not only that,
 RMIT supports entrepreneurial
students with its RMIT Activator, a tailored, interactive program which is
committed to giving the RMIT community an opportunity to create ideas, access
collaborative workspaces and launch start-ups.

 

9.
Queensland
University of Technology (QUT):
Ranked joint 247th and between 111-120 range for graduate
employability, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), located
in Brisbane, is ranked in the global top 50 for the Employer-Student
connections category.
With over 48,000 students, including almost 8000
international students from more than 100 countries, QUT maintains close links
with business representatives and industry professionals who contribute to
course development and lend practical perspectives to students’ theoretical
education. Not only that, the university is active at promoting
connections between employers and students via careers fairs, Work Integrated
Learning (WIL), the Career Mentor Scheme, and the CareerHub jobs board.

 

 Macquarie University: And finally, the last in our look at the 10 best Australian universities
for graduate employability is the Sydney-based Macquarie University,
ranked 240th worldwide and in the 121-130 band for the Graduate
Employment Rate category. With over 300 leading companies located on or around
the Macquarie campus, enabling students to tap into industry connections that
give them an edge in their future careers. Not only that, a whopping 89%
of Macquarie graduates were in full-time work or study almost a year after
finishing their course. Macquarie offers students the chance to get practical
experience within their degree via the unique PACE (Professional and Community
Engagement) program.

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