Get the Career Ready Advantage
Career Ready Advantage is a program designed to help you actively prepare for your life beyond La Trobe. It is structured to make it easy to record and build on your experiences – through part time work, internships, and participation in volunteering, international exchanges, and other extra-curricular activities. By recording your activities and reflecting on your learning, you will build up a portfolio of experiences and evidence of skills, which you’ll be able to present to employers when the time comes to apply for graduate jobs.
What are the Career Ready skills and attributes employers seek in a graduate?
Watch this 2 minute video to find out.
Career Ready Advantage Award
Showcase to employers how you have developed your skills by applying for a Career Ready Advantage Award. The following award levels are available based on your participation. Applications for awards will open towards the end of semester one, 2018. The eligibility for the awards are:
|Requirements||Career Ready Advantage Award||Career Ready Advantage Gold Award||Career Ready Advantage Platinum Award|
|Career Ready Blocks|
These are earned by completing Learn and Do activities
3 blocks for all 8 Career Ready skills|
(24 blocks in total)
6 blocks for all 8 Career Ready skills|
(48 blocks in total)
10 blocks for all 8 Career Ready skills|
(80 blocks in total)
|Career Management Blocks|
These are earned by attending careers events, workshops and consultations
|10 Career Management blocks||15 Career Management blocks||20 Career Management blocks|
|Submission of a Career Ready Portfolio||Yes||Yes||Yes|
See the next two sections on how to earn Career Ready and Career Management blocks.
Build your skills
Build your skills by completing Learn activities in the LMS and by recording your completion of Do activities. For all Learn and Do activities you complete, you earn Career Ready blocks which unlock rewards and help you on your way to achieving a Career Ready Advantage Award.
Learn activities are free online courses to build your Career Ready skills. There are 24 Learn activities in total for you to choose from. Each course takes around 2 hours to complete and is packed with great content from LinkedIn Learning, Ted Talks, and interesting podcasts.
Do activities are experiences you have that develop your Career Ready skills. Get recognition for activities like part-time jobs, volunteering, internships, leadership courses, and extra-curricular activities, and more!
Access Learn and Do from the MyLaTrobe app (links appear at the bottom of this webpage).
Develop career management skills
Employers told us that students who take control of their career management really stand out. Our Career Ready team will support you as you develop your personalised Career Ready Advantage through consultations, workshops, Masterclasses, and connections with employers. Earn Career Management blocks by attending careers events and activities. You need to earn minimum numbers of Career Management blocks to access rewards and to obtain the Career Ready Advantage Award.
The more you participate in Career Ready Advantage, the more rewards you will unlock. Examples include priority access to internships, mentoring, LinkedIn workshops and consultations, as well as opportunities to network with employers and receive valuable feedback on your Career Ready progress.
A list of available rewards will be published in March 2018
Career Ready Portfolio
Being able to tell your story to employers is an important part of obtaining a job. As you record your Do activities, a copy of your reflection is automatically sent to your free PebblePad account. From here, you can curate your own Career Ready Portfolio (or LinkedIn profile) to show prospective employers, or to submit as part of your application to receive a Career Ready Advantage Award.
The Career Ready team provide support to students in developing a portfolio. Workshops will be scheduled in semester 1.
Career Ready Advantage is available to all enrolled students.
Download the MyLaTrobe app
The MyLaTrobe app has a dedicated section for Career Ready. On the app you will have access to view your Career Ready Advantage dashboard, browse a list of available Learn and Do activities to build your capabilities, access career management activities, workshops and courses, and check out the marketplace to find a job, internship or volunteer experience.
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