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Postgraduate Students

JCU Careers and Employability provides career support to JCU undergraduate and postgraduate students. Please visit all sections of our site to identify the resources and services we provide to all students.

Information specific to post graduate students includes:

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  • Vitae realizing the potential of researchers – information on career management, pursuing an academic career, researcher career stories and what researchers do.
  • Career Resources Guide for Higher Degree by Research Candidates – Dr Ian McLeod, JCU Graduate Research School.
    Excellent information on:
    • Academic careers
    • Non-academic job market
    • Job seeking strategies
    • Job applications
    • Work experience and internships
    • Job interviews and negotiation
  • Into the Blue - Advice for postgraduate Marine Science students, National Marine Science Committee.
  • Research Gate - Share your publications, connect and collaborate with colleagues, get stats, find a research job.
  • Australian Postgraduate Research (APR) Intern is Australia’s only all sector — all discipline postgraduate internship program, transforming Australian businesses through university research collaborations.
  • The Good Universities Guide - information on the types of postgraduate studies and the range of benefits they offer.
  • Careers with STEM – free e-magazines on code, cybersecurity, Engineering, Maths, Economics, Science, and Health.
  • Science Meets Business - covers news and research at the nexus between science, engineering, technology and industry.
  • Job Outlookworkforce information including: expected employment growth, average weekly earnings, skills needed to perform work tasks, and typical work activities.
  • GradAustralia information on graduate employers, jobs, internships, graduate programs and industry advice.
  • Labour Market Information Portal- labour market information, including: jobactive data, employment by industry and occupation, unemployment rates, monthly job vacancies and employment projections.
  • Skills Shortages– skills shortages in the Australian labour market at the state, territory and/or national level.