In our Job Search workshop this week someone asked me how I stay motivated when trying to find a job. People often underestimate how tough and long the job hunt can be. While it’s entirely possible to find a job easily (and before you even graduate) this isn’t always the case. Figures vary from year […]

I’ve had a few interesting experiences recently where I’ve found myself comparing what happens to students now vs. what I experienced at the same age. I’m the grand ‘old’ age of 37 which isn’t ancient but I’m obviously a few years on compared to the 18 – 21 year olds I commonly sit down with […]

I loved going to University. I felt like I was a ‘proper adult’ having finally left school and I was completely confident that all it would take for me to be successful in my working life was a degree. Because that’s what everyone told me. It certainly helped, however, I soon found out that a […]

I’ve noticed in our monthly stats that an old etiquette blog I wrote continues to get views so I thought I’d mention an etiquette topic that not every student will encounter during their time at university: working in the open plan office. Since my first office job I’ve always worked in an open plan office ranging anywhere from two […]

I watched a UK TV show last week called ‘This Time Next Year’ which has people wanting to achieve a goal within a year such as losing weight, having a baby, starting a professional sport and more. It was fascinating to watch them come on then a few minutes later have them come back to […]

Trimester One hasn’t even started yet and employers are already advertising internships for next summer and graduate positions for next year. I had a look on Victoria CareerHub and as of today there are 7 different employers advertising internships and 8 advertising graduate positions. This will only increase! For those of you who will be applying […]

There’s always a sense of freedom that accompanies the roll-over of a new year. We usually feel a renewed sense of optimism “this year I will do X” which results in lots of us making goals and resolutions (some which stick, some which don’t). Personally, I’m focusing on my well being which includes learning how […]

It’s practically the end of the year (and what a year it’s been) and while I’m rubbing my hands in glee in eager anticipation of my summer holidays, I’ve been speaking to several students who are feeling quite the opposite. They’ve finished their degree and are trying to figure out the next step in their career […]

The day I discovered shipping was the day my sane, adult self disappeared for good (if it was ever there in the first place). Shipping? Like, transporting something by sea….? Not quite “Shipping, initially derived from the word relationship, is the desire by fans for two or more people, either real-life people or fictional characters, […]

It’s October already which means Christmas decorations will soon start appearing… plus it’s the end of lectures for Trimester 2 meaning final assignments and exams are kicking in. It’s a stressful time all round and I know that procrastination is so easy… I was speaking to a couple of students last week who want to […]