When is the right time to start thinking about your career?

By Alex Hargreaves

This question occurred to me a few times as a student, but each time I shrugged it off and thought ‘probably too soon’ until I graduated.  I always had different part time jobs when I was studying, until towards the end of my degree, when I had a full time job.  I thought that I need not bother looking at different career options in my final year because I already had a job that paid the bills and that would buy me time to figure out what it was that I really wanted to do.

Unfortunately, this way of thinking hindered me from applying for many really great opportunities that I could have tried for at the beginning of my final year.  I am very happy where I ended up, but I have no idea what opportunities I passed on simply because I didn’t know about them.  The reality is, the time to start thinking about your career is: the moment you start University!

When is the right time to start thinking about your career

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The S Model takes its first trip to a Brisbane university

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.


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Graduate programs open for international students 2018

Graduate recruitment season is an exciting time for most final year students.  It’s the time that you can apply for the 2018 Graduate Program of the company(ies) of your dreams and begin tailoring video introductions, resumes and interview practice questions to fit the culture of those organizations.  Behind all the hype,  it should also be considered that some of us will be disappointed.  Namely, international students who have discovered that the program they wanted to apply for is only open to Australian/New Zealand Citizens or Australian Permanent Residents.

Graduate Programs for International Students

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Welcome to your Careers Service 2017

Hello fresh faced students of 2017!  We look forward to meeting you here at Griffith Careers and Employment and we hope that you will benefit from engaging with our services.  If you are a continuing student and you have used, or have always wanted to try the services we offer, 2017 is the time.


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Meet Chriselle- Google Student Ambassador for Nathan 2016

Last Friday, we introduced you to Jacob, our GSA for the Gold Coast Campus.  Chriselle holds the same position except she is our representative for Nathan Campus, 2016.  Find out why Chriselle applied for the program, her highlights and her advice to other students thinking about getting involved next year!


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Meet Jacob – Gold Coast Google Student Ambassador 2016

Meet Jacob.  Jacob is our Griffith Google Student Ambassador for 2016 at the Gold Coast Campus.  As a Student Ambassador, he has come to learn about what it’s like to be an employee at Google, how to organize promotional events and has even been invited to visit the Google offices in Sydney! He now dreams of scoring a grad role at Google. In the following interview, he tells us why.


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Don’t take a vacation from your job hunt – 2016 – 2017 Summer Vacation Programs now taking applications!

Don’t Take a Vacation From Your Job Hunt – 2016 – 2017 Summer Vacation Programs are Now Taking Applications!

If you have been on the hunt for a job, it may be tempting to put your search on the back-burner during the mid-year holiday period.  I’m sure the last thing you want to think about after finishing all of your exams is going out and putting energy into finding a job.  However, it’s a colossal mistake to put your job hunt on hold during your mid semester holidays.  Companies don’t go on holidays from hiring new staff, not to mention many high profile employers are now recruiting for students to join their 2017 Summer Vacation Programs!

Summer Vacation Programs

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Online updates in the workplace

Online Updates have Extended Beyond the Internet and into the Workplace

By Alex Hargreaves

The explosive impact the internet has had on the traditional workforce is immeasurable and constantly changing.   The 9-5 daily grind will never quite be what it was pre 1990, when data entry tasks were manual and job aids remained stagnant and predictable.

Online updates in the work place

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April Resume Rescue

April Resume Rescue

Resume rescue is back on for April!

Keep an eye out for the careers leaders who will continue to run Resume Rescue sessions throughout the remainder of April. These sessions are great if you have a job interview coming up and have no time to book an appointment with a careers counsellor. Of course, it is always better to be prepared in advance so feel free to drop in even if you haven’t begun applying for jobs yet.


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