Industry partnerships

Why partner with us

Our industry partnerships produce ground-breaking research and innovation that solves complex problems, drives economic growth, and has created a more skilled workforce. When universities and industry combine their technical skills, knowledge, and resources they can tackle the most complex challenges in society today. Experts and students from across all of our HASS disciplines are available to work with you.

Industry experiences, placements and Work Intergrated Learning

Whether you are seeking or wanting to promote your own volunteer positions, internships, or industry opportunities, we have services and resources available to assist you.

HASS students offer new insights for our engaged partners. Industry, not-for-profits and community groups that actively work with students through placements, work-oriented projects or work experience will see an abundance of benefits. This includes:

  • Insights into community issues and challenges
  • New ideas for your start-up or community organisation
  • Support with your organisation’s research
  • Enhanced capacity to develop policies and stronger inter-government relations

To assist in attracting talented UQ students to your business, you may consider offering an industry placement or scholarship.

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Mentoring is one of the most effective forms of professional development for both the mentor and mentee. As a mentor, you will help students navigate the transition from university to work. 

  • Enhance your professional profile
  • Improve your coaching and mentoring skills
  • Connect with talented students (potential future employees)

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Networking events

Social engagement and networking events can be just as important as training and inductions. This is why the Faculty hosts a number of social events throughout the year, where students, student partners, alumni and industry professionals share stories and experiences of working in partnership at the University. Mentors are also welcome to attend one of these sessions and be inspired with practical strategies for engaging as partners to enhance learning, teaching, and the university experience.

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Industry insights

Come and join us in a range of activities; including alumni events, guest lectures, networking functions and special fundraisers. Whether you’re a seasoned UQ alumnus or an industry professional, get in touch with us and we will show you our calendar of upcoming events and discuss how you can join our thriving social community.

You will be able to engage with current and future student cohorts and keep closely connected to the next wave of UQ graduates - the leaders and opinion shapers of tomorrow. Contact us through our employer form here.

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 Industry research partnerships

Our researchers partner with a broad range of organisations in the public, private and not for profit sectors - locally and globally - to deliver research outcomes that create change.   For example, our research partnerships inform the development of public policy, improve student learning and wellbeing, generate new understanding about cultures and languages, and enhance commercial and public programs and services.  By partnering with us, your research will benefit from the expertise of our world-class researchers, who are skilled in translating research outcomes into real-world impacts.   

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Connect with us

Contact the HASS Student Futures Team to discuss how you and your organisation can connect with our students.

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Meet the Bachelor of Arts Advisory Board

The Board provides independent advice about the development of the Bachelor of Arts, the student experience, and employability of graduates.

Meet the BA Board

Meet the Young Alumni Ambassadors

Our Ambassadors help current students to navigate their time at university and plan for their post study lives

Contact the HASS Student Futures Team to discuss how you and your organisation can connect with our students.

Meet the Young Alumni Ambassadors


See the Industry Student Connection brochure