If you’re studying engineering at Swinburne but pulling beers at the Hawthorn pub, we want to put you in an entry-level role at an engineering firm. Even doing reception at an engineering firm puts you in a role more aligned to your career. Whereas if you’re a William Angliss student who wants a career in hospitality we want to put you into a role at a pub.
We are working with companies such as Myer and Australia Post and educators such as Deakin, Holmesglen Institute and reputable registered training organisations.
The advice I give students is not to waste time. Every opportunity is a learning experience, yet there is no time like the present to jump right into the industry you are studying to see if this is what you really want to do. Commitment to a degree is a commitment to an industry, so get experience in that industry early.
The start of your career is day one of your degree, not the last six days when everyone has a panic attack and tries to figure out what graduate programs they can get into.
When you enrol in a course, even working only a casual role in that industry while you study can fast-track your career.”