Create Your Future 2018

Create Your Future 2018

Applications now closed

UNLEASH YOUR POTENTIAL

Create Your Future 2018 has been developed to focus on the skills you need to successfully transition from university to the world of work. The program has been created in partnership with the Widening Participation Unit with undergraduate students from various locations throughout Australia invited to participate.

You can achieve a Create Your Future 2018 Employability Award by attending a minimum of 3 interactive workshops, completing online activities and attending a career coaching session. Workshops will be presented by the Career and Employment Service and industry experts.

Feedback from past participants:

If you want to be career-ready and gain skills that you don't gain in any other area of your degree and to set yourself apart from other people, then you should come, because it's not something that everyone knows and it gives you an advantage.”

"It was really helpful. It provided me with a lot of resources that I didn't know existed."

I see this as a guide…It's like a map, telling me where to go next…”

“I think it was really helpful just in terms of putting yourself out there and networking, especially, going up to employers, the cold calls.”

I think the individual consultation really helps direct your path a lot more as well.”

WHAT WILL YOU GET FROM CREATE YOUR FUTURE 2018?

Gain career direction
Gain a clearer idea of your next steps when you finish your degree and, crucially, how to get where you want to go.

Communication and networking skills
Understand how to build your networks and communications skills to open yourself up to opportunities; starting now!

Understand what employers are looking for
Know the key skills employers seek in graduates and how to go about developing them.

Learn how to write an effective resume and gain interview skills
How to increase the chances of your resume being short-listed – what are recruiters looking for? How to answer tricky interview questions.

Experience an assessment centre exercise to prepare you for the real thing
Interested in applying for internships, graduate programs or large organisations? Many use assessment centres to short list applicants. Develop your skills and gain valuable feedback on areas for improvement.

HOW DOES IT WORK?
You will attend 3 lunch-time workshops, lunch included, complete the online modules and attend a career coaching session to achieve your award.

PROGRAM

Tuesday 7th August 1:00pm – 2:30pm, 7 Wally’s Walk, Room 149
Workshop 1 – Program Launch + Career Options and Goals
You will find out about the program and get to meet other participants.  We will discuss a range of career options relating to different faculties and courses and where to access information to assist with making good career decisions.

CAREERS WEEK – 13-17 August
Attend the Careers Fair on Wednesday 15 August or another event run during this week.
Details to be advised.

Tuesday 21th August, 1:00pm- 2:30pm, 7 Wally’s Walk, Room 149
Workshop 2 – Personal Branding + Communication  
The Frank Team will present a highly interactive workshop on developing your elevator pitch, how to network and becoming a consummate communicator – THIS IS ONE OF OUR MOST POPULAR WORKSHOPS!

Tuesday 28th August, 1:00pm-2:30pm, 7 Wally’s Walk, Room 149
Workshop 3 – Job Hunting and Application Bootcamp
Explore the many ways and places to search for jobs and sharpen your resume and interview skills.

Tuesday 4 September, 1:00pm – 2:00pm, 10 Macquarie Walk, Room 269
Workshop 4 – Dressing for Success
Ruby Slippers Styling will ensure you make a great first impression, providing the information on what to wear to your job interview and when you start work. Different dress codes will be explained, these will vary depending on the company culture or work environment – THIS IS ONE OF OUR MOST POPULAR WORKSKHOPS!

Thursday 6 September, 1:00pm – 2:30pm, 7 Wally’s Walk, Room 149
Workshop 5 – Assessment Centre Bootcamp
Participate in an assessment centre activity and gain individual feedback. Suitable for students in their penultimate or final year of study who are interested in applying to graduate programs and recruitment processes with large organisations.

Awards Lunch
Tuesday 16 October, 1:00pm – 2:00pm, 7 Wally’s Walk, Room 149

Celebrate your achievement on completing your Create Your Future Employability Award, come and have lunch and receive your gift.

APPLICATIONS - Now closed

For enquiries, please contact Melanie Bruniges, mel.bruniges@mq.edu.au, 9850-9010 or Michelle Jeffrey, michelle.jeffrey@mq.edu.au, 9850-7372

Create Your Future 2018 is funded by the Commonwealth Government's Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program.

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