What my First Jobs Taught Me

What my First Jobs Have Taught Me

By Alex Hargreaves

I am 24, and during my short amount of years, I’ve had a few different jobs. From walking my neighbour’s dogs for an hourly rate of $2 and a bag of lollies, to scooping rice into plastic containers for my local Indian Restaurant, I truly believe there is something to be learnt at every new job you try.  Often, as students, it is easy to get caught up in the notion of your ‘dream job’ and to discredit any part time jobs you have before you get there.  It’s important to stop and smell the roses on the way.  If you have a part time job to make ends meet, take a moment to reflect on what you have learnt in your role and how your job has helped you to develop professionally.  Even the most horrible of jobs can teach you things about yourself.  Embrace them!

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Griffith Graduate, Tom, Shares his Disney Cultural Exchange Experience!

Thomas was in his final year of Bachelor of Business (majoring in Event Management & HR) when he received a targeted email from his head of faculty about the Disney Cultural Exchange Program.  While some would dream about working for Disney, sharing a work place with Mickey Mouse and Cinderella, this was not Tom.

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The opportunity to work remotely may be easier than you think

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.

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Jacob Ambach, our 2016 Google Student Ambassador, shares his career journey!

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!

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Career satisfaction in 2017 – is finding and keeping your dream job achievable in today’s job hop culture?

By Alex Hargreaves

Today I met with Amy*, a 23 year old business student who has studied 2 years of a bachelor of human services, one year of a bachelor of information technology, completed a diploma in social media and is currently in her first semester of business. Amy works as an assistant in financial services and whilst she enjoys it, she isn’t sure if that is what she wants to spend the next 10 years of her life doing.

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Marnie’s experience with the Industry Mentoring Program

Marnie’s Experience with the Industry Mentoring Program

By Alex Hargreaves

marniestewartMarnie was in her second year of Bachelor of Business, majoring in Human Resources, when the Industry Mentoring Program sparked her interest.  As her graduation date loomed closer, Marnie suddenly became aware that she lacked work experience and was determined to change this before the end of her degree. She read about the Industry Mentoring Program and could see that it had true potential to prepare her for the work force.

 

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An Ode to Griffith: So Long, So Farewell

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By Kylie Robinson

Major heartbreak, meeting and marrying the love of my life, completing a postgraduate qualification and making lifelong friends marks some defining moments of my Griffith University career. I start this blog post with descriptions of personal tragedies and exhilarating highs because career growth and life experience don’t happen separately – they occur simultaneously. After almost 10 years as a proud member of the Griffith clan, today marks my last day. My life  is nearly unrecognisable to the naive, terrified 24 year old who started at the university, unsure and anxious about the step I was taking.

As I sit down to write this blog, I’m not really sure how to articulate my feelings. How do I explain what this place represents to me? The words came to my mind earlier but as I write now it’s not so easy to articulate my feelings about the place I know as my home away from home. Griffith is so much more than just my workplace; it’s where I’ve grown up.

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