At USQ, we offer free career counselling and have professional career counsellors at all three campuses that can help you:
- make sound career decisions and set directions
- choose and change degree programs and majors
- discover resources to support career decisions and actions, and
- plan for employment after graduation.
Career counselling involves confidential sessions with an appropriately trained professional (eg, psychologist, social worker), who will discuss your career, life plans, and personal influences that will affect your career. Career counselling usually involves setting goals and learning tasks to enable good career decisions.
Regardless of what stage you are at with your study program, there are some actions you can take to maximise your career opportunities and make the most of your studies at USQ. Download our Career Check-up that outlines some recommended career actions for you to undertake throughout your undergraduate or postgraduate studies.
Make an appointment
To see one of our career counsellors, you will be required to attend a drop-in session (either in person or by phone). In the drop-in session, you will be able to present your concerns and the counsellor will develop an action plan with you. Sometimes the action plan will not include a full appointment or session with the counsellor; it may involve providing you with resources so that will enable you to answer your questions. If you are offered an appointment, the career counsellor will request reception to arrange a suitable time for you.
Professional Career Counsellors are available for drop-in sessions 10-11am or 2-3pm Monday-Friday. Drop-in sessions are short counselling sessions that do not require an appointment and can take the form of face-to-face or phone counselling. If required, further appointments can be made by phoning Student Services Reception located in G Block, on telephone +61 7 4631 2372.
Fraser Coast campus
Careers information can be obtained from Jenny Gunn, Career Counsellor, Student Services, C Block, telephone +61 7 4120 6133.
Springfield has a career library located on Level 3 of the main building equipped with a computer and a range of career resources. Please contact Springfield Student Services Reception, for additional information on +61 7 3470 4400.