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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.

Three great new career guides from Linkedin.com

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It’s no secret that we in La Trobe Careers and Employability are big fans of Linkedin.com as a career development tool. So we were excited to see that Linkedin has released three fantastic ebooks  specifically for students. These guides are not just instruction manuals for Linkedin itself; they include a lot of fantastic advice on how to discover and create 21st-century career paths. Continue reading

Tips for building your network

You should be building your network over time during your course, so that by the time you leave university and apply for jobs in the graduate market, you have your network in place. Continue reading

LinkedIn 101

Networking is one of the most important skills all professionals need to have in their toolkit. Not only is networking useful for finding jobs, but it helps you to connect with like-minded people, develop your career, help you generate ideas, and more. LinkedIn is a valuable networking tool. Not all people who are valuable for your network live or work in close proximity to you. LinkedIn enables you to reach out beyond your backyard. It also provides a range of tools that are invaluable to managing your career. This webinar shows you how to make the most of LinkedIn.

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