In total, five Australian universities appear in the Global University Employability Ranking 2017, designed by HR consultancy Emerging and published exclusively by Times Higher Education. The ranking reveals which universities recruiters at top companies think are the best at preparing students for the workplace.
The five universities are located across a range of locations including Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra.
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The Australian National University provides drop in chats for students to visit a career consultant three times a week.
The university also has the ANU CareerHub which is described as a "online career development and employability tool".
The CareerHub provides students with a jobs noticeboard and booking careers resources and services appointments. Careers fairs are also hosted regularly to give students the chance to meet employers within careers areas that they are interested in.
The University of Sydney provides dedicated careers fairs for some subject areas such as law careers fairs, engineering and IT careers fairs and investment banking and careers fairs. There is also a start up careers fair for those students who are interested in setting up their own business after graduation.
The current Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull is an alumnus of the University of Sydney as well as five other past prime ministers.
The university is also affiliated with five Nobel laureates, 24 justices of the High Court and 24 Rhodes Scholars.
The University of Melbourne has a mentoring programme which brings students together with alumni mentors, who can guide them through the career decision making process. The programme runs twice a year.
There are careers resources for students, split into faculties, to help students find the most targeted careers advice for them. Students are also able to take self-assessment tests which will help them determine which career path is most suited to them.
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|Global Employability Rank 2017||Australia Rank 2017||University|
|21||1||Australian National University|
|48||2||University of Sydney|
|50||3||University of Melbourne|
|61||5||University of New South Wales|