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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


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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6 Reasons Why I Love Being a Career Ready Ambassador


Working as a Career Ready Ambassador at Career Ready involves assisting students to connect with programs and services that will build their employability. Here are 6 reasons why I love my role.


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Career Ready Advantage: Complete the orientation module to win a $1000 travel voucher!

The Career Ready dashboard on the My La Trobe app.

As a part of the support that La Trobe offers you in your journey through university, we have created a program that will help you to develop the skills that a wide range of employers have told us that they need from graduates.

The program is called Career Ready Advantage. And the exciting thing is, that if you complete the Career Ready Orientation before the end of March, you will be in the draw to win one of these exciting prizes:

First prize: $1,000 STA Travel voucher

Second prize: Apple Watch

Third prize: $200 Visa card

Fourth prize: $100 La Trobe Co-Op voucher.

You can access Career Ready Advantage through your MyLaTrobe app by clicking the Career Ready icon.

Through Career Ready Advantage, you can use a compilation of the experiential learning activities that you’ve undertaken and the skills and attributes you have developed to support your CV when you are applying for jobs.  This is not only a way to build your skills, but it is a tool that will help you communicate your value and unique offering to potential employers.

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For more information or support in getting started, drop in to talk to a Career Ready advisor or send us an email at

Join the Career Ready Mentoring Program for a career head start

A photo by Alejandro Escamilla.

A photo by Alejandro Escamilla.

The Career Ready Mentoring program will help undergraduate students prepare for careers in a broad range of professional/study areas. You will be matched with a La Trobe University alumni who has achieved success in their career. Through a series of structured tasks, you will collaborate with them on setting and achieving learning goals.

Learn from your mentor’s experience and knowledge about:

  • career options and pathways
  • industry knowledge and skills
  • resumes, interviews, and job applications
  • employers and labour markets

We have more than 30 mentors from fields such as:

  • Business: management, marketing, accounting, finance, logistics, and HR
  • Communications
  • Psychology
  • IT
  • Education and teaching
  • Science research, engineering, and bio-medicine
  • Social services, public health, and social work
  • Government

The program is 6 weeks long,  beginning in November. You need to be available for regular meetings with your mentor, either in person or online.

To express your interest in joining the program, please fill out this Expression of Interest Form by 28 October.

If you have any questions, please contact Michael Healy, Careers and Employability Advisor.

Career Ready “Quick Bites” Workshops for Students



La Trobe University’s Careers and Employability service are excited to announce the launch of our Career Ready “Quick Bites”  lunchtime workshops at the Bundoora campus.

The workshops are available to all current students and graduates who have completed their studies within the last 12 months.

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Careers & Employability: Drop-In Service




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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Bring your potential career pathways into focus with the Tracks Exercise

photo by Ashley Batz, Creative commons zero license.

photo by Ashley Batz,

One of the most common questions we get at our career advice drop-in sessions is “I don’t know what I want to do”. This is especially true for students in degrees that are less clearly linked to specific jobs, such as Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Health Sciences, or Bachelor of Sciences.

One of the best ways to bring your potential career pathways into more focus is the Tracks Exercise, from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. The exercise is extremely simple: collect real-world job descriptions that appeal to you, analyse them to look for the common themes, and then use them to map out potential career tracks.

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Looking for part-time work? Head to the Northland Jobs Fair.


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This Thursday, Septemeber 1st, from 5pm until 6.30pm, Northland Shopping Centre will host a job fair where you can apply for work at some of their businesses.

Meet with potential employers, ask questions about your interests and apply for available jobs on the spot.

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Introducing student employability ambassadors


L-R: Hayden, Harjot, Elesha, Jo, Steve, Paul. Kylie escaped the workshop to go to her placement.

La Trobe Careers and Employability is excited to introduce our team of student employability ambassadors. This team includes a great mix of skills and experience and they’ll have a lot to offer their fellow students.

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