If you’re in in your penultimate or final year of study and thinking about life beyond university, having a mentor is one way to get a head start on your career.
Career Ready Mentoring is part of Career Ready Advantage and can connect you with alumni and other professionals, and help you prepare for a career in your area of interest.
This program is for current students at La Trobe University.
We have more than 300 mentors from fields including:
- Business: management, marketing, accounting, finance, logistics, and HR
- Media and communications
- Nursing and midwifery
- Psychology and public health
- Education and teaching
- Science research, engineering, and bio-medicine
- Social services, allied health, and social work
- Through a structured one-to-one mentoring partnership, you’ll receive critical career planning support and guidance through a rewarding program of learning, networking and career development.
- You’ll need to be available for regular meetings with your mentor, either in person or online.
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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.
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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. 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?
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:
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.
Depending on your situation, here are some resources you might find useful during your studies and in finding a graduate role when you finish your degree.
Disability support staff can assist you in assessing your needs and provide support so you can participate at university fully and to the best of your ability.
Here’s some general information designed to assist you in your journey at university.
Information about options and pathways to do with disclosing your disability in post-secondary education and the workplace. Continue reading
If you are contemplating embarking on the higher degree research journey, then The Thesis Whisperer is a blog you should follow. The blog is edited by Dr Inger Mewburn from ANU. You’ll find plenty of good advice from selecting research questions, techniques to keep sane while you write 100,000 words, managing the relationship with your supervisor, surviving the ups and downs of research, plus more.
If you are intending to work in Australia during and/or after you finish your studies, it is important that you start preparing as early as you can. This is especially important if you are interested in obtaining permanent residency and working in your discipline area upon graduation. International students who succeed in gaining employment in Australia usually have:
- advanced communication skills in English
- local experience related to their discipline area
- well-developed employability skills
- good understanding of Australian culture and workplace expectations Continue reading
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