By Alex Hargreaves
When attending networking events, it is easy to feel intimidated by senior managers who are smooth talkers and know exactly what to say and when to say it. They seem to ooze confidence, command attention and are always dressed in the best. University students are completely allowed to be, and are even expected to be, a little awkward in these situations. It is good to keep in mind that senior leaders have usually been in their industry for a very long time and have gained a wealth of insight and experience into what they do. This extensive knowledge fuels their confidence when discussing their work with new people.
Nevertheless, if you would like to have an air of professionalism about you despite your lack of industry experience and/or age, this can definitely be achieved. When you put into practice the following skills, respect will instantly be earned!
By Alex Hargreaves
On the 21st of March, the Tesla S Model made its first appearance on a university campus. That university was GRIFFITH. If you were lucky enough to be at Nathan that day or if made an effort to be there for the event, you would have had the privilege of gracing your eyes over the shiny, black, energy efficient automobile that Tesla is famous for. You can have your own Tesla S Model for a mere drive away price of $131743. If that doesn’t motivate you to aim for a high paying graduate job, I don’t know what will.
Are you obsessed with Google? Do you want to the chance to put your Googley-ness into action this year? Do you like to help people succeed? Yes, yes and yes? Perhaps you might want to consider signing up for the 2017 Google Online Marketing Challenge.
By Alex Hargreaves
Do you want to start building a network of contacts in your field? Do you want to stand out and linger in the minds of potential employers? The 2016 Gold Coast Careers Fair offers you the perfect opportunity! Employers from a range of industries will be available at the 2016 Gold Coast Careers Fair to discuss career prospects with Griffith students. It is highly important to come armed and prepared on the day, as the event has the potential to be a real game changer. On that note, here are some tips you may find useful to get the most out of your time at Griffith Careers Fair 2016.
Come meet our Career Leaders and get a free resume check up at Resume Rescue sessions throughout Semester One!
Our wonderful Career Leaders will be stationed in multiple areas throughout Semester One, giving you the tips and tricks to fine tune your resume and make it truly stand out with employers. The Career Leaders are students from all disciplines who have been trained in writing professional resumes and can give you excellent advice with yours.
Don’t forget to bring a copy of your resume (paper preferred) and have a look at our online resources in preparation for your time with the Career Leaders. Please note, these sessions are short 10 minute drop ins where you will be provided with handouts, suggestions and more. If you need more time, you can book a 20 minute appointment with a Career Counsellor through your CareerBoard account.
Do you want to work for one of Australia’s largest and most complex organisations?
Few organisations in Australia can match the size and variety of professional opportunities that Woolworths offers. As one of the country’s largest and most complex organisations (with 200,000 employees and market capitalisation of $50 billion), they can provide amazing development experiences for you – both as a graduate and throughout your career.
Woolworths are currently recruiting across multiple disciplines for their 2017 graduate programs (and they’ll pay relocation costs for successful applicants willing to relocate interstate).
Attention first, second and final year students! Your Careers and Employment Service will be available throughout O-Week and Week One to answer all your career related questions. If you want to know how to find part time work, source graduate vacancies, learn about graduate employment and vacation programs (more info on this coming soon) or even figure out what to do with your life, please feel free to come and have a chat.
We will be on hand to give you an overview of our services and let you know how you can engage with us throughout your degree to maximise your career opportunities and land your dream job at the end of your studies. After all, isn’t that what it’s all about?