So how can I help you?
(Clarify Career Goals)
1) Figure out where you want to go
2) Take the journey to reach your goal
(Work & Life)
Something to think about…
What you enjoy doing
What you’re naturally good at
What is important to you
and take the first steps towards
finding a fulfilling career…
Your career starts now, not when you finish your degree
So start exploring what your perfect career would look like
• Your degree
• Work/career options
• People, organisations
& industries of
Do they line up?
Exploring Your Options
What questions will ‘Lucy”
raise around the sector,
industry you want to target
What do you hope to
experience? High Profile,
small, medium, large global –
how is this going to influence
your career planning
Are you OK commuting to
Sydney or prefer local– will
this influence your decision on
Creative job hunting
How do Employers like to hire?
Job Seekers do the reverse!
***Your internship moves you into top two categories!
1. Hire from within (already know the worker)
2. Someone a colleague recommends
4. Employment agency
5. Place an ad
6. Read CVs
3. Meet someone by accident
Talking to your host organisation
• What personal qualities do you need for this work?
• What are the future prospects or trends and issues?
• What are the great things and not so great things about the job?
• How did you get into this type of work/why? What is your
• Does the job allow you to be creative in what you do?
• What is the work atmosphere like, relaxed, competitive, exciting,
• What advice would you give to someone looking for an entry level
position in this company?
• Develop your personal brand, build your online presence,
reputation & credibility – BE FOUND!
• Search for past and current classmates, colleagues, clients,
business partners, jobs
• Expand your network & join groups
• Build new professional relationships
• Get information, help & advice
• Share information, knowledge & expertise
• To recommend and be recommended
Get the most from your Internship
Pre/Post Placement Survey
Reflective Learning: a two-way mirror
Student Perspective The Workplace Perspective
The student can reflect upon themselves in
order to make informed decisions about a
suitable workplace experience.
An organisation reflects upon their internal contexts,
establishing appropriate projects, task and related
skills requirements. Identifying current staff who
have the right skills to oversee the project who will
also gain from the experience.
The student can gain insights into the structure
and culture of the workplace and required
skills sets and expectations.
The organisation gains knowledge and
understanding of future workers and their capacities
The student uses reflective practices for self
development and articulation of experiences
and skills for potential job search activities.
Organisation reflects on new ideas and approaches
brought to the organisation and considers how they
can be incorporated into new business processes.
Faculty Careers Consultant
Law Humanities and the Arts
p: 4221 3582