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1 QUT Careers and Employment Achieving Your Dream Career Presented by: Beth Keane QUT Careers and Employment

2 Who are YOU? And why are you here?

3 DATE: Monday 18 March TIME: 10am – 2pm LOCATION: Gardens Point campus The QUT Careers Fair is YOUR chance to speak directly with the broad range of employers who will be exhibiting on campus. Find out about the graduate programs and work experience opportunities that are relevant to your discipline, and how the application process works. This is your first chance to impress graduate recruiters, so make it count!

4 Real World Placement Program The RWPP is an exciting new initiative for QUT students looking to enhance their personal and career development through volunteering and short-term work experience opportunities. The program not only offers a variety of not-for-credit placement opportunities within industry and volunteer sectors, it also provides access to specialised career development workshops and peer and professional networking opportunities. We will help you to build your brand, gain experience and get that competitive edge. So what are you waiting for?

5 Career Counselling We have specialist counsellors for International & Postgraduate Students What students talk to us about: I’m not sure what I want to do.... What sort of career options do I have? How do I prepare for employment post-Uni? I’m thinking about changing course.... Is postgraduate study the right thing for me? How do I find a job?

6 Useful weblinks Career development guides Upcoming events Career development strategies Employment preparation information sheets Welcome Register for your FREE online profile on the QUT CareerHub link at New jobs are added daily by employers who want to employ QUT students… that means YOU! FAQs Daily job listings Preparing to apply for graduate jobs? Need some casual work while studying? Want to find work experience?

7 Like us on to keep up-to-date with the latest: Career events (employer presentations, workshops, careers fairs & more!) Job vacancies being advertised to QUT students Employment preparation & job hunting advice search “QUT Careers and Employment”

8 Resume Checking Service your resume to and receive feedback within 5 working Bring a hardcopy along for checking at our Walk-In Appointments, Mon-Fri 11am-12pm. No need to book. OR

9 C & E Job Club WHEN: Every Monday and Wednesday, 1pm-2pm WHERE: The C&E KG office, Level 4, C Block Bring a hard copy of your resume, cover letter, or any other job application documents, and sit down with a Career Counsellor (and any other students who come along!) to get feedback and work on creating a targeted application that will get you noticed!

10 Career Development Modules

11 QUT Career Mentor Scheme About the scheme: A great opportunity to link with your chosen industry. Gain the advice of a professional; and Start developing networks for your future career. Students and mentors are matched based on each parties interests, objectives and the mentors area of expertise. Requirements: You will need to be a 2 nd or 3 rd year Law student with a GPA above 4. Be able to commit (approx) one hour per fortnight to the mentoring relationship throughout the year. Attend a briefing session in order to be matched with a mentor. Details on how to register and further information

12 Contact Careers and Employment LOCATION Gardens Point Campus: Level 5, Y Block Kelvin Grove Campus: Level 4, C Block (Above the Refectory) Caboolture Campus: Student Centre - J Block WEBSITE PHONE Gardens Point: Kelvin Grove: Caboolture

13 ACTIVITY: When to access C&E services? 1 st YearMiddle YearsFinal Year

14 Who were you...? past Who are you...? present Who do you want to be...? future Reflect on your career goals at different times? What influenced you? What influences you now?

15 ACTIVITY: Career Journey Time Line Influences that supported Influences that discouraged NOW Your earliest Career Ideas Artist Loved doing it Great teacher Sold paintings Dads concerns No Money Too isolated Teacher Great teacher Fits my values Get to perform Exposure – don't like kids Fits my values Get to perform Love doing it Careers Counsellor/mum /Artist Juggling Act

16 “Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself”. George Bernard Shaw

17 What is career development? lifelong process of growth knowing who you are + knowing about opportunities + making decisions involves multiple transitions: school to uni, uni to employment, position to position, role to role, career to career etc. knowing what you want and having the career management skills to make it happen

18 It’s OK to be a little unclear It’s OK to be confused/unsure/anxious: this is a major transition point in your life and a very different environment It’s OK to change your mind: university is meant to be a time of discovery and growth which may challenge your ideas It’s OK to not know where you want to go with your degree and to be unsure of your career direction

19 Have a fuzzy vision – be flexible Decide what is most appropriate for you Explore the pathways to get there Identify how to start along the road Take small steps to get there Review how you are going

20 What role does University play in your career?

21 Academic knowledge –Lectures, tutorials –Library services Support Services –Careers & Employment –Counselling –Welfare –Equity –International student services Real World Learning Social networking Professional networking Peer support Competitive advantage

22 How do you become competitive? Knowledge Academic GPA and Experience Related/relevant work experience –Internships –Work integrated learning programme Networking –Career Mentor scheme

23 Overcome fear to step into a new and unfamiliar area: Always accept additional responsibilities that can build and diversify your curriculum vitae Be willing to move outside your comfort zone

24 Start by Knowing Your World of Work myfuture – >the facts>occupationswww.myfuture.edu.au Employer listing on CareerHoub Seek/CareerOne/LinkedIn Brisbane Media Map Practicum/Placement Work Integrated Learning (WIL) RWPP/ Volunteering/ Work Insurance Scheme Networking (building relationships) Graduate Destinations Survey Family, friends etc

25 QUESTIONS? LOCATION Gardens Point Campus: Level 2, X Block Reception: Room X222 Kelvin Grove Campus: Level 4, C Block (Above the Refectory) Caboolture Campus: Student Centre - J Block WEBSITE PHONE Gardens Point: Kelvin Grove: Caboolture

26 Paper plane feedback & questions answered via


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