Take your business degree to the next level with BusinessPLUS

BusinessPLUS is a Griffith Business School program designed to help you get a head start on your career through a range of co-curricular experiences.

The program provides you with a structured plan of activities to complete over the course of your degree, supporting you to explore your career options, develop skills sought by employers, and graduate with an edge in today’s competitive job market.

How does BusinessPLUS work?

BusinessPLUS is available to all Griffith Business School students and there is no cost to participate. The program includes a range of activities to get involved with spanning across seven categories that together will enable you to develop skills and experiences to assist with your career development. You can get involved any time however the sooner you start the more you can get involved with.

An online BusinessPLUS workbook guides you through the program and allows you to keep a record of your activities to share with future employers and other organisations who want evidence of your experience and skills.

Once you’ve completed the minimum requirements, you’ll receive an official Griffith BusinessPLUS certificate. Most importantly, you will have developed a range of skills and experiences and feel more confident and prepared to advance your career.

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BusinessPLUS includes access to:

  • a unique series of career management workshops. These workshops give students and graduates the opportunity to develop strategies for finding employment and participating in a professional work environment. You will also develop skills to assist in applying for jobs and sitting for interviews, as well as ways to manage your professional reputation.

    The workshops are also a great place to meet and interact with students from across the school and find out more about other opportunities available at Griffith.

Find out more about the career management workshop series

Additionally you will gain access to:

  • industry mentoring programs
  • professional development events and seminars
  • support to participate in work experience and community volunteering
  • a wide range of enriching activities that will contribute to your personal and professional growth, including leadership programs, global experiences, networking activities and competitions.

Student Support

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Information Sessions

This is a 'back to basics' information session for students new to the BusinessPLUS program or those who want a refresher on the elements in the program and how to use the BusinessPLUS workbook. Information sessions will be scheduled three times per trimester at both Nathan and Gold Coast campuses. Contact the BusinessPLUS Team at businessPLUS@griffith.edu.au for more details.

In-person Consultation

For students looking for face-to-face support to navigate the BusinessPLUS program and workbook or discuss a specific issue. Make an appointment with the Program Manager, businessPLUS@griffith.edu.au

BusinessPLUS Award

Have you put your best foot forward during the BusinessPLUS program and shown strong engagement in the career enhancing activities? Consider applying for the BusinessPLUS Award and have your efforts recognised.

Applications for the 2020 BusinessPLUS Award will open later in the year.

Become a BusinessPLUS Ambassador

Are you currently involved in program and keen to support other students reach their goals?

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Business ‘extras’ helped Griffith graduate get dream job

Nathan Brierley is kicking career goals, having recently been promoted to Senior Economist at the world-renowned Deloitte Access Economics. It’s a position he credits to hard work, dedication and the extracurricular opportunities he had access to while studying at Griffith.

Seizing every opportunity

Bachelor of Business student Riley Thiedecke attended a BusinessPLUS seminar which opened his eyes to all the opportunities available to him at Griffith Business School. Since then, he said yes to every opportunity that he could find including international competitions, leadership programs, and more.

Riley is now working towards graduating and has already landed a job with Schneider Electric.

Student Employability Conference

Employability is now not just about getting a job. It’s about equipping yourself with the transferable skills and knowledge to get your first job, and the next one, and the one after that. For the career you’re working towards currently, and the one you haven’t even thought about yet.

The BusinessPLUS annual Student Employability Conference is jam packed with advice and opportunities to help you get there.

Frequently asked questions

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Getting involved with [extracurricular] activities can help students improve skills such as time management, team work and taking initiative, all while building confidence and communication skills. These are some of the attributes that we look for in future EY people and I encourage all students to take part wherever possible.

Katie Nugent, Campus Recruitment Senior Consultant, Ernst & Young

It’s really important that you are proactive and invest time to get involved in extracurricular activities while you are studying. It provides great talking points at interviews.

Tayleena Sheridan, Consultant, PwC and Griffith Business School graduate

What our students say


BusinessPLUS program boosts students’ employability

Griffith Business School is helping bridge the graduate employability gap with their innovative BusinessPLUS program. The educational add-on available to all who study within Griffith Business School gives students the opportunity to participate in a range of extra-curricular activities and seminars aimed at increasing graduate employability. Upon finishing all the BusinessPLUS requirements, students will reap the rewards of a range of professional development activities they can add to their resumes.



Contact BusinessPLUS Program Manager, Heather Andrews, for more information. Email: businessplus@griffith.edu.au