Nine Australian universities appear in the Global University Employability Ranking 2021, designed by HR consultancy Emerging and published exclusively by Times Higher Education. The ranking reveals which universities recruiters at top companies think are best at preparing students for the workplace.
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Canberra’s Australian National University offers drop-in chats with a career consultant three times a week.
The university also runs the ANU CareerHub – an online career development and employability tool that includes a jobs board and careers resources.
Careers fairs are held regularly to give students the chance to meet employers from fields they are interested in.
The University of Melbourne runs a mentoring programme that brings students together with alumni mentors who guide them through the career decision-making process.
Faculty-specific resources assist students in finding the most relevant careers advice for them. Students are also able to take self-assessments to help them determine which occupation is most suited to them.
The University of Sydney provides dedicated careers fairs for some subject areas such as law, engineering, IT and investment banking. There is also a start-up careers fair for students who are interested in setting up their own business after graduation.
Six past prime ministers of Australia are graduates of the University of Sydney.
The university is also affiliated with five Nobel laureates, 24 justices of the High Court and 24 Rhodes Scholars.
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Click each institution to view its full World University Rankings 2022 results
|Australia Employability Rank 2021||Employability Rank 2021||Employability Rank 2020||University||City|
|1||20||15||Australian National University||Canberra|
|2||52||35||University of Melbourne||Melbourne|
|3||54||38||University of Sydney||Sydney|
|4||98||85||The University of Queensland||Brisbane|
|7||167||166||University of Technology Sydney||Sydney|
|9||207||211||Queensland University of Technology||Brisbane|
Australian universities producing the most employable graduates have been ranked by companies around the world in the Global University Employability Ranking 2021