Recently, you may have noticed an increase in employer activity on campus. Employers have been, and will be continuing to visit our campuses throughout 2017 – 2018 in place of the Griffith Careers Fair. When you hear of an employer visit that sparks your interest, it is a fantastic idea to make the effort to attend for many reasons (especially if the employer is relevant to your field of study!)
NSW Government are reaching out to Griffith Students this semester to apply for their 2018 Graduate Program. NSW Government will be at Nathan Campus on Monday the 24th of July from 12:00 – 1:30PM in N78 -1.24. Due to recent expansion, NSW Government have seen the value of expanding their recruitment pool to out of state applicants. Griffith University was among their list of Unis with students that they wanted to meet.
It’s that time again! Time to be updated with interesting, informative and timely information from your Careers and Employment Service.
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!
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.
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.