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Top universities ranked by employers to study in Australia
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Top universities ranked by employers to study in Australia

If you have plans to study in Australia, then look no more. This article talks about universities that are ranked by employers worldwide.

04 Jul 2019 316 Book icon 2 mins Share
Top universities ranked by employers to study in Australia

Hello there, we see you’re looking to study in Australia. Here’s some news for you: about 91% of Australians considered Work Integrated Learning such as internships, work placements and industry projects to be extremely important for employability.

Most Australian universities focus on grooming students to be job-ready for global market by equipping them with employable skills and industrial exposure.

We bring to you the top 3 universities to study in Australia, which have been ranked by companies worldwide in the Global University Employability Ranking. Published by Times Higher Education (THE), nine universities in Australia are listed as institutes that prepare students for the work environment, according to top companies.

Here, take a look at the top 3 universities:

University of Melbourne

Ranked 32nd in the World University rankings 2019, the University of Melbourne is the top university that for graduate employability as ranked by top employers. The university organises a twice-annual mentoring programme, which connects students with alumni mentors. Alumni mentors provide career guidance to students and cover areas like prospects for the field, decision-making assistance, etc.

Students can also benefit from faculty-specific resources, who provide them most relevant and updated career advice. The university also encourages its students to take up self-assessment tests, which are designed to help them identify which role is most suitable for them.     

University of Sydney

University of Sydney is ranked 59th in the World University Rankings 2019. The university hosts specific career fairs for select subjects such as engineering, investment banking, law and IT. Students who wish to become entrepreneurs and set up their own business upon graduation, can benefit from the university’s devoted start-up career fairs.   

University of Sydney was once home to many distinguished alumni which includes the most recent former Prime Minister of Australia Malcom Turnbull. Five other previous prime ministers are also alumni of the university. Five Nobel laureates, 24 Rhodes Scholars and 24 Justices of the High Court have affiliation to the University of Sydney.

Australian National University

Located in the country’s capital Canberra, Australian National University (ANU) is ranked 49th in the World University Rankings 2019. The university provides students with opportunities of drop-in chats with career consultants three times a week.

Students can also utilise the university’s ANU CareerHub – an online employability tool for career development which also includes career resources and a job board.

The university regularly conducts career fairs, wherein students get the opportunity to meet and interact with employers from a variety of fields.

Further to this, QS Top Universities have released their QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019, listing out universities that produce most employable graduates. The rankings are based on various criteria such as the employer-student connections, alumni, university’s partnership with employees and finally the graduate employment rate.

Here are the universities that topped the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019:

  1. University of Sydney
  2. University of Melbourne
  3. University of New South Wales
  4. University of Queensland
  5. Monash University
  6. University of Technology, Sydney
  7. Australian National University
  8. RMIT University
  9. Queensland University of Technology
  10. Macquarie University

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