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

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 and complete the online modules to achieve your award.

PROGRAM

Wednesday 7 August, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
The Library, Room M4.01, Level 4, 16 Macquarie's Walk
Workshop 1 - Program Launch + Career Exploration 
Find out about the program and meet other participants.  
Learn how to research employers and find an option that will be a good fit for you.
Explore the many ways and places to search for jobs.

CAREERS WEEK – 12 - 16 August
Monday 12 August - STEM Careers Forum
Tuesday 13 August - Careers in Marketing
Wednesday 14 August - Options with Law Networking Event
Thursday 15 August - Career Opportunities Fair
Thursday 15 August - People2People on Resumes
Thursday 15 August - Strength Based Interviewing Techniques
Friday 16 August - Guidelines for Working in Australia for International Students

Tuesday 20 August, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 407, Level 4, 18 Wally's Walk
Workshop 2 - Networking Made Easy - presented by The Frank Team

Hone your face to face communication skills.
Create an elevator pitch.
Get clear on what networking is and isn't.
Creating a networking plan.
THIS IS ONE OF OUR MOST POPULAR WORKSHOPS!

Wednesday 28 August, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
The Library, Room M4.01, Level 4, 16 Macquarie's Walk
Workshop 3 - Resumes, Interviews and Personal Branding

Sharpen your resume and interview skills.
Create a resume that gets short-listed and learn valuable interview tips and tricks.
Learn how to make a great impression via LinkedIn, professional presentation and etiquette.

Thursday 5 September, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
The Library, Room M4.01, Level 4, 16 Macquarie's Walk
Workshop 4 - Dressing for Success - presented by Ruby Slippers Styling
What to wear to a job interview.
Dressing for the workplace.
Deciphering Dress Codes.
Key Items every Corporate Wardrobe needs.

Thursday 12 September, 1.00pm - 2.00pm
The Library, Room M4.01, Level 4, 16 Macquarie Walk

Workshop 5 - Assessment Centres
Find out how to prepare for Assessment Centres  and what to expect on the day.
Tips and tricks on the format of assessment centres. 
Various assessment centre scenarios and examples.

Wednesday 16 October 1:00pm – 2:00pm, The Library, Room M4.01, Level 4, 16 Macquarie's Walk
Celebrate completion of your Create Your Future Employability Award; have lunch with other participants and receive your certificate and gift.

Click here to register

For enquiries, please contact 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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