The Graduate School of Business and Law has launched a new career development series to support postgraduate students seeking a competitive edge in today’s competitive job market.
Over 45 current students attended the workshops to hear key representatives from industry share information about current recruitment trends and insights to help postgraduate students refine their job seeking skills as well as enhance their employability.
“At the Centre for Innovative Justice, we are always looking for opportunities to let students know that in a challenging employment environment, it doesn’t have to be a choice between big firms and pro bono work. It’s possible to conceive of legal practice differently,” said Stan Winford, Principal Coordinator - Legal Programs, Centre for Innovative Justice (CIJ).
Attendee Bonnie Mooney a current MBA (Executive) student and MBA Student Association Executive Committee Member said, “The postgraduate career planning event was the perfect opportunity to network with current Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Business Administration & Master of Business Administration (Executive) students,”
“As most of the attendees were either looking for new opportunities or to move up within their organisations we were able to create a dialogue centred around career coaching and resume building,” said Mooney.
The panel of presenters for the workshops included:
- Leonie Nott, Organisational Development and Careers Consultant, RMIT University
- Dr Paul Gibson, Senior Lecturer – Business, Graduate School of Business and Law
- Heidi Roberts, Partner, Corrs Chambers WestgarthLaura Vickers, NestLegal
- Rebecca Thomas, Family Law Starts Here
- Susan Ashby, Career Development Consultant, Winning Careers and Slade Group
A key takeaway from the last discussion panel with Susan Ashby was to create a folder detailing personal achievements during the course of your career.
“Reviewing your folder before an interview acts as a prompt and will enable you to talk confidently about your accomplishments,” said Mooney.
Guests had an opportunity to network with the panel members and fellow students after the workshops.