Week 5: Connect with your future

Having a sense of purpose for undertaking your studies is a great motivator.

If you want to start thinking about where your course may lead, including opportunities for pursuing a research career, chat to your teaching staff or our careers staff.  Appointments with La Trobe's Career Adviser's are available in person at the Bendigo and Melbourne campuses or via phone or Skype for students from other campuses. You can book online.

Your career starts here

The key to landing a great job when you graduate is starting early. Here are a few things you can do:

Things to do in your fifth week

The A-Z of University terminology

Universities use lots of phrases not used in other settings.  Here are some you may come across:

Alumni are the students who have graduated from a university (they're called 'alumnus' when referred to as a singular). La Trobe has an active Alumni network.

Honours is an optional extra year of study that can be completed as a part of your degree. Admission to an Honours program generally requires at least a credit average over your second and third years of study. Check with your college for more information.

Postgraduate is a University qualification undertaken after a Bachelor's degree (e.g. Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters, Doctorate).