What’s happening in Employability

No matter what year of study you are in, it is important to get involved and engage in activities to enhance your employability.

Here is an update on what’s happening in the Careers and Employability space:

Employability Events and Jobs

Regularly check our upcoming employability events, Career Ready Ambassador availability, advertised jobs and Internship opportunities on Career Hub.

Career Ready Advantage Award

The Career Ready Advantage Award supports you to develop the skills and experience employers told us they value most. The program:

  • Builds fantastic content for your graduate resume
  • Provides you with stories and examples to share with employers in job interviews
  • Shows employers your initiative and the commitment you have made to develop graduate                     employability
  • Develops highly valued transferrable skills and experiences that employer’s value

To learn more about Career Ready Advantage and to get started, head to CareerHub

Industry Mentoring Program

Are you looking tomap your career,expand your professional networkandgain a competitive edgewhen applying for jobs?  

Registrations are now open for the Semester 1 round of the Industry Mentoring Program. Commencing 20 March 2023, the program runs for 12 weeks and is flexible for you and your mentor to tailor to your career aspirations and personal development.  

What can you gain from the Industry Mentoring Program?  

  • Career guidance and advice from an industry professional, including La Trobe alumni  
  • Connect with industry and expand your professional network  
  • Develop confidence communicating with industry professionals  
  • Help map career progression  
  • Take part in professional development opportunities  
  • Exposure to further professional opportunities   
  • Counts towards the Career Ready Advantage Award  

Learn more about the Career Ready Industry Mentoring Program. If you have any questions or you’d like to discuss this opportunity further, contact the Employability team via mentoring@latrobe.edu.au   

For further support with your Career Ready journey, speak with a Career Ready Ambassador today!

Make sure you check out these online employability events too:

Date and timeWhat’s onWhere to register
22 March 2023
12 pm –
1 pm
Graduate Preparation Workshop 3
Topic: Interview Success
A webinar for domestic & international penultimate and final year students in all degrees.
Register online
23 March 2023
12 pm –
1 pm
Graduate Preparation Workshop 4
Topic: Digital Workspace
A webinar for domestic & international penultimate and final year students in all degrees.
Register online
24 March 2023
12 pm –
1 pm
Graduate Preparation Workshop 5
Topic: Networking with Graduate Recruiters at The Big Meet (the biggest Careers Expo in Australia)
A webinar for domestic & international penultimate and final year students in all degrees.
Register online
29 March 2023
12 pm –
1 pm
Rules of the Game – an information session for international students
This session is offered in collaboration with InternMatch. InternMatch will deliver insights into the ‘Hidden Job ‘ Market and many other ‘tips’ and ‘tricks’, that you need to know if you are new to the employment market.
Register online
30 March 2023
12 pm –
1 pm
Developing your Professional Identity – a webinar for international students
This webinar is also offered in collaboration with InternMatch and it will help you learn the different ways you can stay current in your field of study and develop the right attitude and know-how to present yourself and ensure your audience perceives you as a can-do individual who can impact their business.
Register online
Thursday 13 April
and Friday
14 April

9:30 am  – 4:30 pm

City Campus
Industry Intensive Hackathon – International Students
La Trobe University has partnered with the Big Issue to bring you a two-day Hackathon. If you’re an international student wanting to gain industry experience and make a real impact, this is the opportunity for you! Work in teams to find a “hack” for your client! Learn how to think creatively and then pitch your idea. The team who can pitch the best idea will win $3000.

The Big Issue is an independent, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting and creating work opportunities for people experiencing homelessness, marginalisation, and disadvantage. To register, and to find out more, visit the event page.

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon snacks will be provided on both days. This is an in-person event at the City Campus. Participation will be recognised as a Practical Experience activity toward the Career Ready Advantage Award. 

Registrations close on Monday, 3 April. Bookings are essential.

Register online

Our Career Ready Ambassadors are also available to assist you with accessing our Employability Programs and resources. Find out where they are next on the Career Hub: Search Events (careerhub.com.au)

Keep an eye on the career hub to have a look and register on those events.