Nine Australian universities appear in the Global University Employability Ranking 2018, 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.
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Top three universities in Australia for graduate employability
1. University of Melbourne
The University of Melbourne runs a twice-annual 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-assessment tests to help them determine which occupation is most suited to them.
2. University of Sydney
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.
Current Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull is an alumnus of the University of Sydney, along with five past prime ministers.
The university is also affiliated with five Nobel laureates, 24 justices of the High Court and 24 Rhodes Scholars.
3. Australian National University
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”, which includes a jobs board and careers resources.
Careers fairs are also hosted regularly to give students the chance to meet employers from fields that they are interested in.
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Click each institution to view its full World University Rankings 2019 results
|Australia Rank 2018||Graduate Employability Rank 2018||Graduate Employability Rank 2017||University||City|
|1||20||50||University of Melbourne||Melbourne|
|2||43||48||University of Sydney||Sydney|
|3||46||21||Australian National University||Canberra|
|5||69||61||University of New South Wales||Sydne|
|=6||150-200||NR||University of Queensland||Brisbane|
|=8||200-250||NR||University of Canberra||Canberra|
|=8||200-250||NR||University of Technology Sydney||Sydney|