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What happens after VRES?

There are two professional pathways after VRES

Pathway 1: Pursuing an academic career through Higher Degree Study

How to apply for HDR study at QUT?

  • Information about the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) can be found here
  • Information about the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) can be found here

If you have any interest in applying for the PhD or MPhil at QUT, please visit this link. For any further information, please don’t hesitate to contact the Graduate Research Centre at or 3138 7200.

Pathway 2: Pursuing a career in industry through applying for professional jobs

IMNIS Industry engagement – STEM Career Pathways – IMNIS equips future STEM leaders to excel in the STEM ecosystem. IMNIS is run under the ATSE (Australian Academy of Technological Sciences & Engineering)

How to explain your VRES experience to different employers

The skills you have developed during VRES are valuable for both academic and industry career pathways. However, these sectors value different aspects of these skills and talk about them in different ways. 

The resource below has some examples of how you might highlight your skills in different ways, depending on who you are talking to. 

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