By Alex Hargreaves
Career Development has been defined as a lifelong process of managing your learning, work, leisure and transitions in order to move toward a constantly evolving and improving future. It basically means making a commitment to yourself to not let your graduation date be your end of learning date (even though it may be tempting to chuck in the towel and get complacent).
Career Development is learning new skills and ideas throughout every stage of your career and your life in general. People who value Career Development tend to get promoted easier and have less trouble adapting to changes in the work place. It’s not a bad habit to get into!
By Eric Le
My name is Eric, I am third year student at Griffith University majoring in Public Relations and English Linguistics.
I am currently completing my PR internship at Unitemps Griffith. I wish I had of known about the Fair Work Act at the beginning of my working life, and I would like to share with you how knowing Fair Work inside and out can protect you during your career.
By Patricia Whiting
What do you think of when you hear the term ‘working remotely’? Is it a vision of someone working in a rural region? Or do you imagine an adventurer, trekking through the Amazon in a remote area away from civilization?
Working remotely is as simple as not working at a physical location. Instead, it is the ability to work from home or other sites that are not the office. You are connected to your office through the internet and other technological advancements.
By Alex Hargreaves
Have you ever considered studying a postgraduate degree but have immediately come up with a million excuses not to pursue it? Despite all of the many reservations you may have, studies have shown that graduates with post graduate qualification earn a median salary of $80,000. This is above the national average of $78,832. Furthermore, postgraduate qualifications can help you to completely change career direction, advance your current career, learn new skills and be taken seriously in the work place.
There are many perks, but there are also considerable downsides. Going back to university also means going back to late nights, weekends spent on Google Scholar and for those who will be studying full time, adopting a new diet consisting of noodles, energy drinks and the occasional McDonalds splurge.
By Alex Hargreaves
Ever wonder what happened to Jacob Ambach, our Google Student Ambassador who
graduated with Bachelor of Commerce at the end of 2016? Jacob has done some pretty
awesome things with his career, and has also had some struggles that most Griffith grads can relate to. Despite this, Jacob has come out on top and has made a steady start to his career. If you’re interested in working in the digital marketing space, Jacob has some great advice to share!
If you are a recent graduate, a final year student or a penultimate student ready to explore your career options, stay up to date with employers visiting campus this trimester. Even first year students can benefit from attending these events, as it’s never too early to start thinking about where you want your degree to take you. Employer visits are an excellent outlet for actively practicing networking and self promotion, as well as a direct opportunity to meet face to face with the graduate recruitment team at your dream organization.
Trimester 1 isn’t far away and if you didn’t study in trimester 3, coming back on campus could be a shock to the system. To ensure that coming back to uni (or starting uni) doesn’t feel like jumping into a freezing pool in the middle of winter, there are some steps you can take to ease yourself in.