Category: Volunteering

Help! I need career advice…

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Looking for a volunteer or part- time job and not sure where to start?

Need professional  feedback on your resume or job application before you press ‘SEND’?

Applying for an internship?

Or are you trying to figure out  your career direction?

If it’s career or job related, Careers & Employability staff can help you get on track.

We’re here to help you get  the Career Ready Advantage while you study,  by developing the skills and attributes employers are looking for in graduates.

Connect with us through our drop-in services, appointments, Career Hub questions, workshops and events and Unitemps.

Visit the website  or come to a drop-in session .

P.S. Any current La Trobe student can use our services.

Graduates can also access us  up to 12 months after course completion.

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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Make a difference in your community and gain professional experience

Service Learning in the Community (HUM2SLC) is a new elective subject for second and third year students offered in Semester 2, 2014.  The subject will enable you to learn about Australia’s Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) and give you the opportunity to get hands-on experience working on a project within a small team for a community organisation.

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3 ways to boost your employability skills while you study at La Trobe

Aiming for a career in science? Education? Creative arts? Politics? Working through an undergraduate degree? Embarking on a Masters or a PhD? Whatever you are doing, you’re not going to be the only person finishing university and looking for a job with that particular qualification in hand. What will make you stand out to employers?

Your qualification should give you specific know-how and technical skills and standing out by achieving good marks is one part of the equation. That said,  your personal qualities, achievements, interests and employability skills are also a critical part of what you will bring to a workplace.  Continue reading

Volunteering benefits you and the community

Volunteering is an excellent way to gain experience and practical skills in your field of study, or in a field in which you are interested. Through volunteering you can contribute greatly to an organisation and the community, and can network with a wide range of people who may be able to offer advice and assistance with your job search. All graduate employers view community involvement very positively. Continue reading

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