Mastering the Australian Workplace: Slang
Aug29

Mastering the Australian Workplace: Slang

By Mia Casey In Australia, there’s a slang term for almost everything. If you’re here as an international student, this may make many conversations difficult to follow – particularly in the workplace. To help you out, we’ve put together a list of common Australian workplace slang phrases and terms, so you can be prepared! Arvo Afternoon eg. ‘See you this arvo!’ Bludger A lazy person, someone who avoids work. eg. ‘He never does any...

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Industry Networking: The Built Environment Industry
Aug25

Industry Networking: The Built Environment Industry

By Mia Casey If you work in the built environment industry, you need to be networking! Working in construction, real estate, property development or project management means you will often work with diverse groups of people. Therefore, forging positive relationships now can not only make your current work life easier, but also encourage future career opportunities. Since its so important, here are a few ways industry networking can...

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Stay Motivated! Tips for Postgraduate Students
Aug23

Stay Motivated! Tips for Postgraduate Students

By Mia Casey Postgraduate study brings with it a whole range of stresses that previous study may not have prepared you for. Staying motivated can be difficult, especially when work and home commitments start piling up. Fortunately, we’ve put together some helpful bits of advice to help you identify stress and improve your focus! Minimise self-doubt Students often undertake postgraduate study at a later stage in life, where...

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Careers Beyond the Courtroom: Where Can Your Law Degree Take You?
Aug16

Careers Beyond the Courtroom: Where Can Your Law Degree Take You?

By Mia Casey While many students undertake a law degree without any intention of practicing law, the recent onslaught of news articles bemoaning the lack of jobs for law graduates can be more than a little off-putting. Throughout this, it is important to remember that law degrees foster a variety of skills and experiences sought after in a number of fields. So if you’re studying law and thinking of branching out beyond the traditional...

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First Impressions Count: 5 Tips for Success!
Aug04

First Impressions Count: 5 Tips for Success!

By Mia Casey First impressions are vital when you’re meeting prospective employers for the first time. Studies have shown that people form their first impressions of a person within 7 to 17 seconds of meeting them – that means that how you present yourself matters! It can be difficult to know how you come across, so we’ve compiled a short list of tips to help YOU stand out from the crowd! 1. Be on time! Making a good first impression...

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