Tools and resources to help you educate students about career development
At the Careers and Employment Service, we can provide tailored career development content within your curriculum to help boost student employability.
Discover more about our career development seminars, as well other career education tools and resources you can tap into. You can also explore the information and services we have for Griffith students and graduates.
Career development seminars
We have a range of career development seminars you can request within your course. Explore the seminar options below and to request a seminar, simply submit the seminar request form. Please note, due to the high volume of requests, priority will be given to seminars that are formally assessed within curriculum.
Evidencing And Articulating Employability Skills
This seminar is designed to enable participants reflect on experience to identify current skills, plan for further employment skill development, as well as effective ways to evidence skills to employers
Building An Entrepreneurial Career
Providing a hands-on experience in generating a business model canvas for an innovative business idea.
Our Career Development Consultants can design a seminar to suit your learning outcomes.
Career Development Seminars
Follow the link to request a seminar from the options above
Career education tools
Learning Futures and the Careers and Employment Service developed the University's Employability Framework which provides a blueprint to position Griffith as a university of influence in graduate success and employability. The Framework comprises four stages of a career success lifecycle, discover more about these framework stages, as well as exemplars for each here.
1. 'Personal, Academic and Career Development in Higher Education: SOARing to Success'
Arti Kumar's book (2008) provides a theoretical and practical guide to embedding employability in the curriculum. Excerpt from publisher's website states:
"...packed with activities, exercises, lesson plans, resources, reflective questionnaires, skills audits and case studies, and with suggestions for how these may be customized to suit different groups of students in different subject areas.
By embedding activities into the curriculum, students are encouraged to:
- gain a better understanding of what and how they are learning
- improve study skills
- gain a clear idea strengths and areas for development
- improve ability to explain and discuss skills and abilities with prospective employers, with the evidence to support your claims
- become a more effective, independent and confident self-directed learner.
Personal development planning will help all staff and educational development professionals, teachers in higher education, and advisers and support staff in careers services enable students to build up a personal development record to improve their ability to relate their learning and achievements to employers' interests and needs and, ultimately, gain employment."
Further information is available at the web links below. Application of the SOAR model and resources from this book is demonstrated in Dr Greg Reddan's Exemplars.
2. Pedagogy for Employability (HEA UK)
Published by the Higher Education Academy in 2012, this guide explores the context and opportunities for embedding employability in the curriculum. The guide is loaded with practical case studies and contacts from UK institutions.
3. Example employability syllabi (USA)
Career course syllabi shared by NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers USA).
4. Curriculum exercises for career development (Australia/International)
The developing Employability is Dawn Bennett's site which contains a collaboratively developed collection of practical career development tools that can be implemented within classes, courses and programs.
Planning and statistics
- Asia Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education
- Journal of Teaching and Learning for Graduate Employability
- Australian Journal of Career Development
- The Journal for the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling (NB this is a UK publication)
Student career consultations
- career direction questions and concerns
- what job they can get with their degree and how to prepare for these jobs
- how to find a graduate job/internships/part-time/casual job
- how to job search as an international student
- how to prepare a resume, letter, response to selection criteria and prepare for job interviews
- using Linkedin and in-person networking approaches
- how to develop career awareness and opportunities while studying.
Information for students and graduates
In addition to helping Griffith staff embed employability within their learning and teaching, we also have a range of tools and resources to help students and graduates on their career journey. We have information to help with career planning, job searching and applications. Explore how we help Griffith students and graduates.