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Join the Career Ready Mentoring Program for a career head start

A photo by Alejandro Escamilla. unsplash.com/photos/BbQLHCpVUqA

A photo by Alejandro Escamilla. unsplash.com/photos/BbQLHCpVUqA

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.

Workplace relationships: why they matter and how to develop them

Relationships at work are important—often they determine your ability to be effective in a job. When you commence a new graduate or other role, take some time to learn who’s who, who does what in your team and how your work is connected. This helps you to know who to approach with questions and can also enable you to see where you can add value to the work of others. Over time, try to broaden your understanding of the roles performed by other teams and look for ways that you can support each other.

4 ways to develop workplace relationships

1. Seek feedback from others

Be proactive in seeking feedback to understand how you are performing and to identify what you are doing well and where you can improve. Ask your manager for a meeting to discuss how you are going and to gain some feedback. Consider asking your colleagues for feedback on things that could be going better, and what improvements you could make to help the team. Listen carefully to feedback. Keep in mind that it is designed to help you improve and isn’t about personal criticism. Continue reading

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