I would like to extend a warm welcome to all our new and returning students. I hope that you are starting to settle in and get into the swing of uni life.
As the Careers Education Consultant (Science) I would like to draw your attention to all the workshops and seminars that are available to help you on your career journey.
This month is ‘Careers Month’.
This is a month of career events, seminars, workshops, panels, forums and more!
Employers will also be on campus to promote their graduate positions via individual information sessions and also at the ‘Careers Expo’ to be held on Thursday 9th March.
How do graduate programs work?
Many organisations offer Graduate Programs across the sectors from Government, Private to NGOs.
Graduate programs generally are advertised from March to May and students apply in their final year of study and commence with the organisation at the start of the following year.
Programs can range in length and may run from one to three years. Candidates who are successful often have the opportunity to undertake a range of roles in different areas of the organisation on a rotational basis. Professional development, mentoring and in house training may also offered as part of the program. Depending on the size of the organisation you might be one of 20+ graduates or part of a smaller group.
Recruitment for these programs is extremely competitive and might take several months from end to end. Steps in this process could include; online applications, assessment centres, group interviews, gamification, online assessments, aptitude, personality tests etc…
You need to stand out from the crowd and put a lot of time and effort into the end to end application process. Think of it like an assignment do you want a pass or a HD?
No matter if you are a first or final year student I would encourage you to go to this festival. Get there earlier and have questions prepared. It is never too early to start thinking about your career and how you can build your employability skills.
Helpful Tips, Links & Events
* Look at individual company websites to see if they have graduate program opportunities