University Student Retention, Attrition, Success & Employability in Perspective

Data from the Australian government reveals worrying trends regarding how many students who start a degree go on to complete. Throughout this blog, evidence will be provided that indicates career-related reasons for leaving university: Between universities, there are many different statistics used to calculate these important university matters and this can result in comparing apples with oranges. The Australian government … Read More

The Employability Network through STARS (TEN-STARS)

This post was originally published on the Unistars website and has been republished here with permission. For students, going to university is about having a fantastic student experience. Students want to make new friends, have a lot of fun, develop themselves, be inspired by ideas and by people and learn. School-leavers anticipate independence and developing identities beyond the family unit. … Read More

What Are Today’s Best Job Search Strategies?

Facebook LinkedIn Twitter WhatsApp Messenger Have these and other forms of social media changed the way in which people successfully search for (and find) jobs? Should you be changing your strategies? At the 2016 Conference of the National Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services, Bruce Guthrie, Graduate Careers Australia (GCA), https://www.linkedin.com/in/bruce-guthrie-400b2241 presented data revealing that while some job strategies have … Read More

What does it mean to be a Global Citizen? (And why does it matter to my future career)

There is a lot of buzz about the term – Global Citizenship – particularly within universities. Global Citizenship means that your identity, perspective and reach extends beyond the country and culture where you grew-up and/or where you are completing your university degree. Global Citizenship expands your geographical reach in that you are open to, and have developed the capability of, … Read More

Which University Should I Choose Based On Employability Rankings?

World university employability rankings were recently published by TIMES and QS. While Australian National University, Monash University, The University of Melbourne and The University of Sydney appeared in both lists, they were ranked in a different order. Furthermore, The University of New South Wales appeared in one and The University of Queensland in the other. I was contacted by Xiaoning, … Read More

The Best Features of Australian Education

A solid education is the equivalent of a super-power. In his “Accelerating Innovation with Leadership” blog post – Bill Gates wrote that one of four objectives political leaders should prioritise is – ‘Give every student and teacher new tools so all students get a world-class education.’ Learning opens humans’ eyes to possibilities and options. Credentials can change people’s entire quality … Read More

Lessons From The 2016 Olympics – About Learning And Employability

I turned on the television during a semi-finals and an Australian competitor was clearly going to make it into the finals. The commentator said, “At this point, it’s all academic.” The word ‘academic’ was being used to mean ‘inconsequential, irrelevant, meaningless and not real-world.’ No one raised an eyebrow at this usage and no one disputed the comment. No wonder … Read More