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    1. 1. The BA is your pathway to the future Presented by: Fred D’Agostino – DOS Faculty of Arts and Jacqui Rochester – Careers Counsellor Student Support Services
    2. 2. Welcome! Are you a proud Arts student? You should be! <ul><li>UQ BA graduates express more satisfaction about skills acquisition than other Group of Eight BA grads. </li></ul><ul><li>Nationwide, Arts students outperform almost all other student cohorts in these skills. </li></ul>
    3. 3. What skills? <ul><li>the ability to work as a team member </li></ul><ul><li>analytic skills </li></ul><ul><li>problem-solving skills </li></ul><ul><li>skills in written communication </li></ul><ul><li>confidence about tackling unfamiliar problems </li></ul><ul><li>the ability to plan your own work </li></ul><ul><li>These are the skills you’ll get doing a BA. </li></ul>
    4. 4. And why should these skills matter? <ul><li>They’re needed in every human enterprise. </li></ul><ul><li>These skills never “date”. </li></ul><ul><li>Every organisation wants its personnel to have them </li></ul>
    5. 5. Who needs these skills? <ul><li>Recruiters want graduates with </li></ul>From the UQ Graduate Recruiter Survey <ul><ul><li>Work experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time management skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attention to detail </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Common sense </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Problem solving abilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Motivation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Good academic record </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Analytic skills </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Skills and getting a job <ul><li>The skills that you get are listed by organisations hiring new employees. </li></ul><ul><li>These skills are your pathway to the future. </li></ul><ul><li>They matter more to potential employers than what degree or major you did. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Full-time, Fortitude Valley, Research Report Writer <ul><li>the ability to work as a team member </li></ul>the ability to work with and meet tight deadlines are other essential attributes.” <ul><li>analytic skills </li></ul><ul><li>skills in written communication </li></ul>Exceptional written self-expression, experience in interpreting and explaining data and <ul><li>confidence about tackling unfamiliar problems </li></ul><ul><li>the ability to plan your own work </li></ul>“ The role would suit candidates who are mature, highly organised, can take initiative and have good attention to detail. YOU HAVE THEY WANT
    8. 8. Full-time, Brisbane, Research Officer, Department of Energy the ability to plan your own work Ability to deliver timely and effective results by working both independently and within a high performing team …” the ability to work as a team member Sound interpersonal and oral communication skills, and the ability to liaise and consult… skills in written communication Effective written communication skills … analytic skills problem-solving skills “ Demonstrated ability to undertake research … YOU HAVE THEY WANT
    9. 9. Arts Graduate Employers in 2005 (Some examples) <ul><li>Bain International – Associate Consultant </li></ul><ul><li>DoCITA – Graduate Program </li></ul><ul><li>National Australia Bank – Graduate Program </li></ul><ul><li>Pacific Film & TV Commission – Program Assistant </li></ul><ul><li>Qld Resources Council – Project Officer </li></ul><ul><li>Market Communication and Research – Research Report Writer </li></ul><ul><li>Media Sales Cadetships – Cadet Program </li></ul><ul><li>Attorney General’s Dept – Graduate Program </li></ul><ul><li>Australian Red Cross – Social Research & Service Development </li></ul><ul><li>Publishing Services Australia – Admin Assistant </li></ul><ul><li>Roche Mining – Communications Assistant </li></ul><ul><li>Queensland Transport – Project Officer </li></ul>
    10. 10. BA graduates get private sector jobs. 4.7% Other 62.6% Private 15.0% Education 3.0% Health 14.7% Government
    11. 11. Real Grads, Real Jobs <ul><li>Claire Gobe   BA (Honours) in Art History,  now working at the Queensland Art Gallery. &quot;Studying art history at UQ allowed me to explore alternative ways of viewing and experiencing the world around me. … Since graduating I have begun work at the Queensland Art Gallery assisting with displays in the Australian Art Collection …” </li></ul><ul><li>Alexandra Collie BA, (Media Studies) now living in Sydney and working at the World Movie Channel. &quot;The film, television, and media courses I studied were invaluable to my current position. My studies at UQ have equipped me well for employment in the competitive field of film and television.&quot; </li></ul>
    12. 12. % Employed and Starting Salary 4 Months > Grad 2005 Source: Graduate Careers Australia – GradFiles December 2005 report
    13. 13. Occupational Therapist Project Officer Research Assistant Public Relations Information Officer Market Researcher Govt Graduate Programs Research & Policy Administrator Physiotherapist Speech Pathologist Audiologist Public Relations/ Communicator Teacher (General) Gallery/Museum Officer Teacher (TESOL) Regional & Town Planner Publisher/Editor Lawyer Psychologist Social Worker Translator/ Interpreter Librarian IT Professional Management (MBA) Research & Policy Officer (Govt) Academic (PhD) Management Consultant Special Consultant (PhD) eg Anthropologist, Historian, Archaeologist Museum Curator Project Manager – Local Govt Journalist Journalist Art Sales/ Marketing Arts Admin Arts Jobs 3-4 year degree 1-2 years’ post grad study 3+ years’ post grad study
    14. 14. The BA and career planning <ul><li>It’s never too early to start planning for a career. </li></ul><ul><li>An important proviso: Be prepared for change and unexpected opportunities. </li></ul>
    15. 15. “ Opportunity knocks” <ul><li>“ A lot of people want to know what’s around the corner in their life’s journey before they take the next step. That’s a shame …” </li></ul><ul><li>“ As you excel, opportunities will often arise for you to go above and beyond what you may have had planned.” </li></ul><ul><li>Justin Herald, Sunday Mail, 4 December 2005, body_soul, page 14 </li></ul>
    16. 16. Your career’s going to look like this, probably
    17. 17. Not like this
    18. 18. Planning a career and planning your studies <ul><li>You’re going to get career-relevant skills whatever your course choices. </li></ul><ul><li>But you still have to make course choices, and, next year, you’ll have to choose a major or majors. </li></ul><ul><li>How? </li></ul>
    19. 19. Choosing courses <ul><li>First of all, figure out what you are or might be INTERESTED in. </li></ul><ul><li>It doesn’t matter what you study. What matters is how well you do. </li></ul><ul><li>And that depends on doing courses you’re interested in and good at. </li></ul>
    20. 20. How can I tell what I’ll be interested in and good at? <ul><li>In first year, choose across a range. Sample first, then focus. </li></ul><ul><li>If you liked it at school, you might like it at uni. </li></ul><ul><li>If you hated it at school, you might still like it at uni. </li></ul><ul><li>Ask around! </li></ul><ul><li>Here’s some help. </li></ul>
    21. 21. RIASEC <ul><li>Are you? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Realistic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Investigative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Artistic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enterprising </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conventional </li></ul></ul><ul><li>If you figure that out, you might have a better idea what to study and what career(s) to be thinking about. </li></ul>
    22. 22. Realistic <ul><li>For people who like: </li></ul><ul><li>activities that are practical and tangible </li></ul><ul><li>perhaps work outdoors or </li></ul><ul><li>working with tools and machines using their physical skills.  </li></ul><ul><li>They often seek work relating to: </li></ul><ul><li>nature and the outdoors </li></ul><ul><li>machines or technology </li></ul><ul><li>building or </li></ul><ul><li>military service. </li></ul>
    23. 23. Investigative <ul><li>For people who enjoy: </li></ul><ul><li>scientific and intellectual pursuits  </li></ul><ul><li>gathering information </li></ul><ul><li>uncovering new facts or theories and </li></ul><ul><li>analyzing and interpreting data </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>They often seek work relating to: </li></ul><ul><li>academic research, </li></ul><ul><li>medical facilities or </li></ul><ul><li>computer related industries. </li></ul>
    24. 24. Artistic <ul><li>For people who: </li></ul><ul><li>value aesthetic qualities and like opportunities for self-expression, and/or </li></ul><ul><li>prefer unstructured and flexible environments.  </li></ul><ul><li>They often seek work relating to: </li></ul><ul><li>art, music, drama, writing, fashion, design, or </li></ul><ul><li>in libraries, galleries or museums, or </li></ul><ul><li>retail settings requiring creative expression . </li></ul>
    25. 25. Social <ul><li>For people who enjoy: </li></ul><ul><li>working with people to inform, help, train or develop them in some way, </li></ul><ul><li>working in groups, sharing responsibilities, </li></ul><ul><li>communicating, </li></ul><ul><li>solving problems through discussions and interactions with others.  </li></ul><ul><li>They often seek work relating to: </li></ul><ul><li>teaching, counselling, health, the community, or recreation. </li></ul>
    26. 26. Enterprising <ul><li>For people who enjoy: </li></ul><ul><li>influencing, leading or managing others for organizational goals or for economic success </li></ul><ul><li>persuading others to their viewpoint </li></ul><ul><li>social tasks where they can assume leadership  </li></ul><ul><li>They often seek work relating to: </li></ul><ul><li>business, sales, management or politics. </li></ul>
    27. 27. Conventional <ul><li>For people who enjoy: </li></ul><ul><li>systematic activities requiring accuracy and attention to detail, often associated with office work </li></ul><ul><li>working for large organizations and are comfortable with an established chain of command or structure  </li></ul><ul><li>They often seek work relating to: </li></ul><ul><li>financial institutions, accounting firms, or other large businesses. </li></ul>
    28. 28. What should I study? <ul><li>Each BA student must complete one “double major” or two “single majors”. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember: sample first - then focus. </li></ul><ul><li>But what to sample? </li></ul><ul><li>Try matching RIASEC categories with majors. </li></ul>
    29. 29. Popular BA Majors <ul><li>Journalism </li></ul><ul><li>Chinese </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish </li></ul><ul><li>Anthropology </li></ul><ul><li>Religion </li></ul><ul><li>Criminology </li></ul><ul><li>Linguistics </li></ul><ul><li>Drama </li></ul><ul><li>Psychology </li></ul><ul><li>English </li></ul><ul><li>Political Science </li></ul><ul><li>International Relations </li></ul><ul><li>Ancient History </li></ul><ul><li>History </li></ul><ul><li>Japanese </li></ul><ul><li>Archaeology </li></ul>
    30. 30. Mapping RIASEC onto majors Information Technology , Economics, Mathematics, Governance & Public Policy, <ul><ul><li>Conventional </li></ul></ul>Philosophy, Economics , Journalism, Communications , Psychology <ul><ul><li>Enterprising </li></ul></ul>English, Media Studies, Peace & Conflict Studies, Psychology , Sociology, History , <ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul></ul>Music, Art History, Architectural Studies, Writing, Drama, Communications <ul><ul><li>Artistic </li></ul></ul>History, Archaeology , Journalism, Philosophy, Criminology, Anthropology, <ul><ul><li>Investigative </li></ul></ul>Archaeology , Information Technology , Sports Studies, Planning, <ul><ul><li>Realistic </li></ul></ul>Then you should consider Interested in?
    31. 31. Which career is right for me? Internal Factors (“Self”) External Factors (What’s happening in the world-of-work) Interests Abilities & Skills Values & Personality (environment, culture, lifestyle, goals) What options exist ( that might suit me )? Find out more: Research, read, talk to people, do work experience. RIASEC
    32. 32. RIASEC AND HUMANITIES CAREERS <ul><li>www.careerhub.uq.edu.au </li></ul>
    33. 33. Where can I get more help with career planning? <ul><li>Come to “Career Outcomes:Getting the Most from Your Degree”. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Friday 24 th Feb at 10am in </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Physiology Lecture Theatre 360 (Bldg 63) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Register with UQ CareerHub and check out the “ My Career Planner ” resources </li></ul>
    34. 34. <ul><li>Attend workshops at Student Support Services: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Your Career Roadmap ” and </li></ul><ul><li>“ Starting Your Career Roadtrip ” </li></ul><ul><li>(see UQ CareerHub for dates and times) </li></ul><ul><li>Speak with a Careers Counsellor at: </li></ul><ul><li>Student Support Services </li></ul><ul><li>St Lucia, Ipswich and Gatton Campuses </li></ul><ul><li>Phone: 33651704 or visit www.sss.uq.edu.au </li></ul>