Career Goat: Leadership

Hi All,

lisaWell I hope things are going well and you had time to attend the range of events as part of ‘Career Festival’ held at Monash.

Are you are busy preparing applications for ‘Graduate Programs’? Don’t forget you can book an appointment with me or one of the consultants in Career Connect for advice and feedback. Book your appointment here.

In this week’s edition of ‘Career Goat’ I would like to talk about ‘Leadership’.

 

 

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Career Goat: Graduate Programs

Introducing: Career Goat, Lisa Happell

LisaDid you know that science have their very own Careers Education Consultant? We are the only faculty to have this. That consultant would be me ‘Lisa Happell’.

I have been in the role for nearly two years and really enjoy working with students to help them with their career decisions.  Throughout the year I will run a range of career seminars and events and every week I have individual (30 minute) career appointments available

You will find me (usually with coffee) on Tuesdays to Thursday in the Science Student Lounge and Science Student Services. If you would like to talk about your career in science or if you have no idea about careers in science then please book an appointment with me via ‘Career Gateway’.

I look forward to meeting you to discuss all things ‘Career’.

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Instagram for doctors is ‘bloody’ amazing…

While the layman might enjoy perusing their phone to gaze upon their friend’s lunches or recent trips overseas medical professionals are using their very own social media apps to help save patient’s lives. Newly developed apps such as Figure 1 are taking the guess work out of complicated medical cases.

Launched in 2013 Figure 1 allows medical professional (doctors, EMTs, nurses etc) to upload images of their various medical scans/samples/specimens to crowd-source diagnosis. Technically anyone can view the images but only medical professionals can become verified (much like celebrities and their social media pages). The idea was born from the fact that 10,000 medically related emails and texts were already being sent between doctors each day in the U.S, according to Figure 1 co-founder Dr. Joshua Landy.

.....Images are often heavily censored to protect patient’s privacy and are not published if deemed unnecessary. Not only does it allow professional collaboration but can be used as a teaching tool, professors often upload medical images for their students to comment and discuss to support their classes.

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Career Goat: Should I start thinking about my career?

Hi Lisa! I’m in my 5th year of a 4 year double degree, my grades are pretty average, and right now I’m just focused on getting through. Should I be thinking about my career now, and what should I be doing? Sincerely, Tim

Dear Tim,

Thank you so much for your question. It is really important to start thinking about your career now. It doesn’t need to be arduous task. I have a 15/5 rule so 15 minutes a day 5 days a week. There is a career model (SODI) that can be used as a tool to start with the 15/5.

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Career Goat: I’ve got no relevant experience!?

Question 1: What should I do if I don’t have relevant experience in the field I am interested in? Especially if I’ve missed out on lots of volunteering opportunities?

Dear ScapeGoat Subscriber,

Thank you for your question above.  As a careers consultant I have worked with many students, graduates and career changes who feel that they don’t have the relevant experience for the jobs they are interested in. However it is important not to feel discouraged by this fact. There a number of strategies that you can undertake to help you to overcome this problem.

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From Trash To Diamonds

Rahad R., Chemistry Honours student

When I was a kid, I wanted to be a rubbish collector. It seemed like a cool job at that age, driving those magnificent trucks with their mechanical arms that can pick up anything. I remember my neighbours teasing me about it all the time.

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