Welcome to our last newsletter for 2019. Now that exams are over it’s a great time to complete some activities to progress toward a Silver, Gold or Platinum Award.
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Be recognised as one of Australia’s top future graduate talents and you might see your face in the Australian Financial Review. You’ll get a taste of a full graduate recruitment process – even putting you in front of some of Australia’s top employers for interviews! The Top100 Awards is a truly unique experience to develop your application skills, communication skills, and personal branding to give your career a head start before you even graduate.
There are 5 stages in the application process, which is very similar to what you will find when applying to graduate programs.
La Trobe will recognise your involvement in the Top 100 Leader competition. The application form, psychometric testing, video interview, and assessment centre all count as Career Portfolio items for your Career Ready Advantage Award. So make sure you record completion of each stage of the process via our workflow in CareerHub.
Here are some resources to help you prepare for the Top 100 competition and for any internship or graduate program you might apply for.
Watch a video about completing online application forms.
Read our Career Ready blog post – 8 tips for online applications
Read up on some tips from the Career Ready blog.
Visit a practice test site to view example questions or take a full practice test.
Access La Trobe’s Big Interview to learn how to perform in an interview, and practice your video interviewing skills
Find out what an assessment centre is and how to prepare.
Applications open on Monday 4 August 2019 and run for approximately 4 weeks.
Some 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
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:
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.