‘Getting a job at the end’ is one of the most commonly stated reasons students attend university. So it’s no surprise you want to know if we're ranked among the world's top universities for the quality and employability of our grads – which we are (QS 2020). Shahira shares her journey to becoming career-ready below.
During my degree I was able to choose two elective subjects. One of the subjects I chose was a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) subject, which gives students the help they need to gain professional experience and meet their employment aspirations.
It aims to develop job searching skills, career goals, interview skills, professional skills and much more. On top of all these benefits, this subject also offers a post-session internship, where students can apply all the knowledge and skills they have gained at uni in to the practical world of work.
I applied for a marketing internship at Zig Zag Hub, which offers co-working spaces for young entrepreneurs in the Wollongong CBD. I knew this would be an excellent opportunity for me to meet different entrepreneurs in the co-working hub, learn about their businesses, observe how different businesses operate and expand my knowledge and network.
Here is a list of the top seven things I learnt from this experience.