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Leap from good to exceptional

Imagine if you received a toolbox, one which would not only help you secure the job you really want, but also be awesome at it!

We’re not just talking about technical knowledge (you probably have that already), but the additional traits, attitudes and skills which will help you to stand out from the crowd.

That skills toolbox is generationYOU.

A one day conference event held in Melbourne on 20 April 2018, generationYOU will help you develop the skills that employers are seeking. Skills that will take you the extra mile – help you get things done and unleash your potential!

Register Now

As an event partner La Trobe is sponsoring attendance for 95 students.

To secure your spot, complete the online form and at least one new activity in Career Ready Advantage between now and the end of March. This could be a DO activity, a LEARN module or attending a Career event, workshop or drop in consultation to earn a CAREER MANAGEMENT block.

Places are strictly limited!

See for an event program and more information on the event.

Career Ready Competition: Lights, camera, action!

WIN a ticket to the dress rehearsal performance of Murphy by the Australian Ballet and increase your employability at the same time!

All you need to do is to record a ‘Do’ activity in Career Ready Advantage and tell us in 50 words or less what you will do in 2018 to increase your employability using Career Ready Advantage. Do activities are experiences you have that develop your Career Ready skills. Get recognition for activities like part-time jobs, volunteering, internships, leadership courses, extra-curricular activities, and more!

Career Ready Advantage is packed with tools and resources to help you on your path to employability.

To be in the chance to win this fantastic opportunity, complete a ‘Do’ activity in Career Ready Advantage between 14 February and 1 March 2018, and submit your entry form by 1 March 2018. The top two answers with completed do activities will win a ticket to see Murphy on the 15th March 2018 at 7pm.

Winners will be notified by 8 March 2018.

Dress Rehearsals of The Australian Ballet are an invitation-only, money-can’t-buy experience offered only to our most valued patrons, partners and Ballet Society members. They are a privileged peek behind the curtain to see how dancers, artistic team and orchestra work together.



Does going to a private school or top university get you the best jobs?

GraduateSome people assume that people who went to private school and/or a top university will have the most successful careers. Well, some new analysis of the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics (HILDA) Survey has found that in Australia there is actually little financial and long-term career benefit from attending a private school.

What about the university you choose? Well, here the data shows that there is no significant difference on which university you attend.

“For university graduates employed on a full-time basis, graduation from a Go8 university had no effect on occupational prestige after taking into consideration the effects of sex, age and type of school attended. There was no pay-off for graduation from a Go8 university in the form of increased earnings, nor did type of school attended have any effect, after controlling for the effects of age, sex and field of study.”
– Chester (2014), Private schooling has little  long-term pay-off. The Conversation, 13 August 2014

Resources from MasterClass: Applying for Graduate Jobs and Internships

Over 220 students in July 2014 attended the MasterClass workshop on applying for graduate jobs and internships. We hope the workshop will help you successfully apply for an internship or graduate job.

Here are some resources from the workshop:

eBook on Graduate Programs

Presentation Slides

Finding a mentor may be a key step towards your future career

Are you managing  a chronic illness, injury or disability while you study and develop your career? Actively seeking out a supportive mentor can be a key step in building your work experience and confidence. Programs such as WAM and PACE  provide access to workplace mentors and aim to support students who have a disability and address some of the obstacles they may face. Participants get the opportunity to meet 6-8 times with a mentor in their workplace.

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Employer Profile: Department of Environment and Primary Industries

Department of Environment and Primary Industries bannerDEPI provides an efficient management approach for public and private land, and water for the people of Victoria. DEPI is focused on protecting our environment, boosting productivity in Victoria’s world-class food and fibre sector and the management of our natural resources, we do this through extensive community consultation in the development and implementation of our policies. Continue reading

Why now is the time to apply for 2015 Graduate Programs


If you’re in the final year of your degree…

now is the time to start thinking about employment for when you finish your course. Whether you finish mid-year or at the end of 2014, you need to begin considering where you would like to work and researching when the companies you are interested in recruit new graduates. Continue reading

Employer Profile: Australia Post


As an Australia Post graduate you will become a part of an award-winning graduate program. You will also be contributing to one of the biggest transformations in Australian business today. We offer roles in a variety of areas and are seeking graduates who want to start their professional career. Continue reading

Employer Profile: EY

EY have a number of opportunities for students to gain experience through their Game Changers Club, Vacation Program and Graduate Employment. Continue reading

Dixon Advisory’s Graduate Program


Apply for Dixon Advisory’s Graduate Program today

W     T 1300 883 158

Applications close 5.00pm Monday 24 March 2014

Would you like to work in an exciting and challenging role in accounting, portfolio management & stockbroking, private wealth advisory, property* or funds management & corporate finance* with an award-winning and respected financial advisory firm? Continue reading

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