Using the Subject Outline to Your Career Advantage
Aug31

Using the Subject Outline to Your Career Advantage

By Elyse Popplewell In conversation with Careers Consultant Claudia Cowell, we look into how the time you spend at university can be maximised to get you job-ready. Through Claudia’s experience in working with students in a one-on-one capacity, and liaising with recruiters, she makes the point that the university’s curriculum is something you can leverage to become industry ready.   How competitive is the workforce at entry-level...

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How to Look Cool While Networking
Aug27

How to Look Cool While Networking

By Mia Casey I know what you’re thinking: ‘Ew, networking! I don’t want to schmooze with people I don’t know! It’s so uncool!’ Well friends, I’m here to let you know that networking can totally be cool and YOU can totally look cool while networking. Trust me. So, here are a few quick tips to get you networking with the best of ‘em, and looking cool, calm, and in control while you do. Know what you’re talking about (aka yourself) Guys,...

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How to Build Your Skills While at Uni (feat. The Peer Network)
Aug24

How to Build Your Skills While at Uni (feat. The Peer Network)

By Sarah Graham While your time at uni is normally spent dashing to and from lectures and tutorials, partaking in the deliciousness that is a snack pack from the Underground food court, complaining about the lengthy coffee queues, and chatting with your mates, it also offers the opportunity to be so much more. It may not feel like it, but while you’re at university you’re actually in the perfect position to start working on the skills...

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Let’s Get Down to Business to Defeat Career Challenges
Aug20

Let’s Get Down to Business to Defeat Career Challenges

By Mia Casey Guys, big news! 1: Disney is making a live action Mulan remake (albeit without Mushu OR Shang, which is a travesty), and 2: they have cast China’s Liu Yifei to take the leading role! The film is slated to be released in March 2020, but to celebrate our first look at who will be playing Mulan, here are 5 pieces of career advice straight from the dragon’s mouth (so to speak). Get outside of your comfort zone Sometimes life...

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5 Skills Employers are Killing Just like Millennials are Killing Mayonnaise
Aug17

5 Skills Employers are Killing Just like Millennials are Killing Mayonnaise

By Mia Casey Phildelphia Magazine recently released an article by Sandy Hingston, entitled: How Millennials Killed Mayonnaise, following the popular trend of nostalgically blaming young people for cultural advancement and economic change. If you haven’t yet read the article you really should. It contains such gems as: “My son Jake, who’s 25, eats mayo. He’s a practical young man who works in computers and adores macaroni salad. He’s a...

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Jobs You Didn’t Know Existed but Could Have The Skills For
Aug13

Jobs You Didn’t Know Existed but Could Have The Skills For

By Courtney Sue Transferrable skills. You have probably heard of this term before, but what exactly are they? Transferrable skills are skills and abilities that are relevant and helpful across all areas of your life. In your social life, at university and throughout your career: Being able to communicate with people (written and verbal communication skills), Building relationships (interpersonal skills), Working as part of a team...

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2018 K-pop Moments That Will Cure Your Career Depression
Aug10

2018 K-pop Moments That Will Cure Your Career Depression

By Isaac Garcia Once in a while we go through those career-ready moments, when suddenly we’re so ambitious and career-fuelled that we might even change our LinkedIn photo. These moments can be fleeting, so it’s a good idea to take advantage of it when it arrives. But what do you do when you get stuck? When you want to make that career start or change, but metaphorically (or physically) you run into a wall. The solution? K-pop. From...

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6 Soft Skills Brooklyn 99 Proves are Totally Important for Your Career
Aug06

6 Soft Skills Brooklyn 99 Proves are Totally Important for Your Career

By Mia Casey 1. Positivity Even when everything seems to be falling apart around you (or burning to nothing a la Boyle’s food truck), it’s important to try to have a positive outlook on how you’re going to move beyond whatever dire situation you find yourself in. Being positive can help you remain open to new opportunities, think of new solutions to whatever problem you’re facing, AND it can help minimise stress. 2. Honesty Being...

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Interning at “the Greatest Governance Institute in Existence”
Aug03

Interning at “the Greatest Governance Institute in Existence”

By Rosalin Kuriype As a Communications and International Studies student, majoring in Social Inquiry and in my final year at the University of Technology Sydney, the Aurora Internship Program provided me with the perfect opportunity to combine my interest in social sciences with my motivation to work in the Indigenous sector.   The Program provides Indigenous sector organisations with the assistance of motivated and skilled...

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