30 Grads in 30 Days
Do you sometimes wonder where you could end up after graduating? We, the Careers and Employment Service, got to catch up with some amazing, successful and interesting graduates for our ’30 Grads in 30 Days’ campaign. Each day in August, we will feature stories from Griffith grads across our social media. The stories focus on how they ended up at Griffith, their uni experiences and career journey since graduation.
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Check out the range of career seminars available to you across all Griffith University campuses. The full schedule is online at http://ow.ly/zfTBm
You can register to attend a seminar by logging into the events section on CareerBoard.
About our seminars
Please bring your resume, application letters or selection criteria (if you have these) so that you can make notes on them based on what you learn in the seminar.
Seminar access for all abilities
We try to ensure that our seminars are accessible to all students. If you have a disability and require assistance to access our seminars, please contact the Disabilities Service.
In May 2013, I made the difficult decision to leave the place I had become accustomed to for the last five years. It was my apprenticeship into the tertiary sector, taught me how the systems worked, allowed me decipher the never-ending acronyms of university and build relationships with fellow staff, industry and students. In the process, it became one of the great loves of my life. On my last day, I looked back on everything I had accomplished knowing that I gave everything and my degree in Communications allowed me to try things I once imagined impossible.
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I have a secret addiction I’m going public with. I’m a Twitterholic. I get overly delighted when a post gets retweeted, favourited or someone I admire becomes a follower. Until now, I haven’t shared my Twitter obsession publicly. After attending Red University yesterday to hear from PR experts and learn valuable insights into the world of journalism from professionals in television, magazines and newspapers, I can now feel secure in knowing my Twitter addiction is actively shared and encouraged.
Red University is the forward-thinking initiative of integrated communications firm Red Republic which offers university students studying Communications, PR and Journalism the opportunity to gain inside knowledge of the real world of PR and journalism. In its second year, Red University delivers an intensive workshop focusing on taking the first steps into the industry, delivering and writing the perfect pitch and developing a personal brand to stand out from the crowd.
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I’m sitting at my desk considering what type of blog post students would want to read right now. Commentary on the budget? How to get a job? Will I ever get that break?
For 5 ½ months, I’ve worked in Careers and Employment and learnt an incredible amount from those around me. Lately, I’ve considered what it means to develop and define your career. Is a career something you realise at a young age and do anything to achieve? Or do you experience a life bulb moment and suddenly realise you knew all along? What about the culmination of your experiences? Working in Careers and Employment, I’ve learnt there is no set answer. The cliché is true: each person will go through a different experience.
Continue reading “What’s a career?”
It’s a hub of activity here at the Careers and Employment office as we finalise all the preparations for the Careers Fair happening this week at Griffith. If you aren’t aware, it is peak grad recruitment season as company recruiters busily tour the country talking, promoting and encouraging uni students to apply for their programs. This week it is Queensland’s turn as industry visits the Nathan campus on Tuesday and Gold Coast on Thursday culminating with Australia’s biggest career expo, The Big Meet, where up to 100 companies will be looking for high quality graduates and undergraduates. In the past weeks, our team has been putting together the Careers Fairs and promoting the benefits of the event in assisting with the hunt for employment after university. But let’s be honest, there can be so much going on at uni sometimes that you can completely miss the email or reminder from your lecturer about upcoming events which may help you take a closer step towards your future life.
Continue reading “Behind the Scenes – Careers Week”
The employment market can be tough and it’s not always easy to find part time work so you can support yourself financially during your studies. These seminars will go over where to source job vacancies and outline tips and strategies for securing part time work.
These sessions will include information for both domestic and international students.
Places are limited so attendance will be on a first in, first dressed basis. Ensure you arrive early to guarantee your place.
You can also access our online finding a part time job session and there are lots of resources on this page to assist you in your job search. http://bit.ly/1hZbsom
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Companies Now Recruiting for 2015
It’s that time of year once more. The major companies are opening their metaphorical recruitment doors and accepting applications from a herd of eager, dewy eyed final year students looking to break their way into some of the top companies in the world.
Graduate programs are a fantastic place to start your career, although they are competitive, with companies accepting hundreds of applications each year. Don’t let that deter you, however, as securing a coveted place in these programs offer a myriad of benefits.
The graduate programs are usually structured with extensive training and development opportunities. Some of them work on a rotational basis, meaning you get the opportunity to experience a range of different roles (a benefit scarcely seen in typical entry level positions). You will also be earning a decent entry level wage while receiving this training and are in a great position to develop and grow your career with a top tier company. You can also apply for graduate programs with various government departments.
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Networking is a daunting concept. By now, you are probably aware that over 75% of jobs are unadvertised, and consequently, networking is the best path into employment. But the idea of networking and how to do it can seem overwhelming and somewhat impossible. You may think you don’t know anyone, or you don’t know where to start or how to even approach people.
It could be easier than you think.
Here is the story of Student Employment and Communications Officer, Sarah Binney and how she landed her graduate role through networking:
I am a journalism graduate from Griffith who started full time employment in the Careers Office mid last year. Beginning my graduate job search was a scary concept. I had friends who had been out of university for years and were still working their casual jobs at our local cinema. I thought I would be destined to a life of stacking shelves and listening to customers complain that we stocked Pepsi instead of Coke – a decision that was obviously made by me, a lowly retail worker (insert sarcastic tone of voice here).
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