Create Your Future 2019

Create Your Future 2019

CREATE YOUR FUTURE 2019

UNLEASH YOUR POTENTIAL

Create Your Future 2019 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 2019 Employability Award by attending:

  • 3 interactive workshops - presented by the Career and Employment Service and industry experts
  • 1 Careers Week event
  • Completing online activities
  • Attending a career coaching session

REGISTER NOW!

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 2019?

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 assessment centre exercises 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 workshops, refreshments included, attend 1 Careers Week event, complete the online modules and attend a career coaching session to achieve your award.

PROGRAM

Wednesday 6 March, 2:00pm - 4:00pm, Room 801, 12 Wally's Walk
Workshop 1 – Program Launch + Networking Made Easy
Find out about the program and meet the other participants.  
The Frank Team will present a highly interactive workshop on honing your face to face communication skills:
Creating an elevator pitch
Getting clear on what networking is and isn't
Creating a networking plan
THIS IS ONE OF OUR MOST POPULAR WORKSHOPS!

CAREERS WEEK – 11 - 15 March
Attend 1 event:
Monday 11 March - Successful Start-Ups Workshop
Tuesday 12 March - Volunteering Opportunities Expo
Wednesday 13 March - Careers and Applications in Media and Communications
Thursday 14 March - Careers Fair
Your Potential with an Arts Degree -  Panel and Discussion 
Friday 15 March - Job Search for international students

Wednesday 20 March, 2:00pm - 4:00pm, Room 801, 12 Wally's Walk
Workshop 2 - Career Exploration and Job Search options
How to research careers and employers and find options that will be a good fit.
Explore the many ways and places to search for jobs.

Wednesday 27 March, 2:00pm - 4:00pm, Room 801, 12 Wally's Walk
Workshop 3 – Resumes and Interviews
Sharpen your resume and interview skills. Create a resume that gets short-listed and learn valuable interview tips and tricks.
Guest presenters, recruitment specialists from Sthree will present on resumes. Sthree are a staffing organisation with a wealth of experience in recruitment. They specialise in staffing for Banking, Insurance, Pharmaceutical, Life Sciences, IT and Oil & Gas.
Guest presenter, Rowena Ditzell, will present on interview skills. Rowena has over 20 years experience working for a number of well-known Bluechip Multinationals including Campbell Arnott's, Unilever and Coca-Cola Australia.
Bring your resume to have it reviewed by recruitment experts.

Wednesday 3 April, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, The Incubator, 8 Hadenfeld Avenue
Workshop 4 – Assessment Centres + Personal Branding
Demystifying Assessment Centres - participate in assessment centre activities and share feedback. 
How to make a great first impression via Linkedin, professional presentation and etiquette.
Guest presenter, Rowena Ditzell, will present on personal branding. Rowena has over 20 years experience working for a number of well-known Bluechip Multinationals including Campbell Arnott's, Unilever and Coca-Cola Australia.

Awards Lunch
Wednesday 8 May, 1:00pm – 2:00pm, Room 801, 12 Wally's Walk

Celebrate completion of your Create Your Future Employability Award; have lunch with other participants and receive your gift.

Click here to register

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 2019 is funded by the Commonwealth Government's Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program.

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