Monash among top global universities for job-ready grads

Monash University has been recognised among top global institutions for producing some of the most career-ready graduates, in the 2019 QS Graduate Employability Rankings released today.

Monash University has been recognised among top global institutions for producing some of the most career-ready graduates, in the 2019 QS Graduate Employability Rankings released today.

Monash has risen 20 places this year to rank 59 overall, placing the University in the top 12 percent of the almost 500 leading institutions tabled globally.

The University increased its rankings across all five categories, which consider alumni outcomes, employer reputation, graduate employment rate, partnerships with employers and employer-student connections.

Monash also featured in the global top 40 for Employer Reputation, reflecting its status as one of the most prestigious universities in the world of which to hire graduates.

President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Margaret Gardner AO said the achievement was underpinned by an ongoing commitment to supporting the career prospects of Monash graduates.

“Monash is a very effective launch-pad for ambitious, capable students looking to make their mark in the corporate sector, become entrepreneurs or create their own career pathway,” Professor Gardner said.

“We work closely with industry partners to ensure we equip graduates with the knowledge and the skills for success in a fast-changing, competitive global workforce.”

Professor Gardner said the University continues to innovate new career services to help students boost their employability skills and connect with employers, in addition to a suite of curricular and co-curricular activities including internships and opportunities to study abroad.

“Their journey doesn’t end with Monash once they graduate. The University has a suite of programs and services that aim to assist students in their transition, by helping them find a job and build a career once they graduate,” Professor Gardner said.

Just last year, the University launched a digital platform, Monash Talent, to help employers find the right graduate for the job. The job-matching platform uses a data-driven approach to create a snapshot of a person's unique characteristics that helps employers find the most compatible candidates.

The platform provides the opportunity for students to register with Monash Talent for up to three years after graduation.