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Hicksville is Home

“La Trobe University, Bendigo Campus” front entrance sign

Are we really country hicks? How being regionally based can reward your career.

I’ve heard it time and time again. After I finish my degree I’m moving to the big smoke. Or I’ll find my first job here, get some experience then move. And sure, if you love the lure of city skylines, tailgating traffic and the countless events that a burgeoning social calendar beckons then that’s immensely attractive. I can, however also take a metro trip via rail or the freeway (yes we have evolved from dirt roads) to get a fix of my city trappings but still enjoy my country career. And I rarely pay for parking.

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Volunteering: What Does It Mean?

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Volunteering. Everyone’s heard of it. Most of us have even volunteered at some point in our lives. But what does it mean to be a volunteer?

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Career Ready: October Events

There’s something for everyone this month at Career Ready! Check out the infographic below to see at a glance our broad range of October events as we wind down for the semester. For details on locations and to reserve your spot click here.

Regional campuses

Events running at regional campuses:

  • Videoconference: Career Options in Agricultural Science & Agribusiness
  • Webinar: Resumes for Psychology Students
  • Career Ready: Resumes & Job Applications (Bendigo)
  • Career Ready: Preparing for Interviews (Bendigo)
  • Transition to the Teaching Profession Conference (Bendigo)

 

A big thank you to Career Ready Ambassador Chaminie who created the event infographic

Event Recap: Don’t Be A Pack of Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Career Ready hosted on 7th September ‘Career Options in Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG)’ and were joined by six industry professionals from Coles, Coca Cola Amatil and Six Degrees. Emma, a Career Ready Ambassador went along for the event and shares the insights employers gave on what it’s like to work in FMCG and how to succeed in your career.  Here’s what they had to say:

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Who Are The Career Ready Ambassadors?

 

During semester time, the Career Ready team is helped out greatly by a team of 10 Career Ready Ambassadors.  A commonly asked question is ‘who are the Ambassadors and what do they do? ‘ Danielle, one of the current Ambassadors, lets us know the answer! 

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Looking for Part-Time Work? 5 Ways to Get Started

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Following successful workshops on finding part-time work, Kirra, one of the Career Ready Ambassadors, has put together her top 5 ways to get started with looking for part time work.

It can be tough to know where to start, and what employers want. Whether you’re looking to earn some money while you study, or looking to develop new skills, we have a number of handy resources at Career Ready to help you set yourself apart and get the part-time job you are looking for.  Here are 5 tips on getting started!

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7 Common Questions Asked By Students

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Job seeking can be tough.  Ajisha, a student Career Ready Ambassador (CRA) has answered some of your most common questions asked by students dropping into Career Ready.

 

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Careers & Employability: Drop-In Service

 

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Visit the new location for Careers & Employability on the Bundoora (Melbourne) campus! Now located in the Upper Agora (opposite the Library and above Caffeine), see our website for information about our drop-in service times and locations.  Speak to staff or the Student Employability Ambassadors for assistance with your career and job related questions.

Postponed: Popcorn Launch

The previously advertised popcorn launch on Wednesday 5th October has been postponed.  Details of the launch will be published through the blog and student updates when available again.

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