They are tedious, and they are challenging, but we shouldn’t sigh so much at the thought of creating a resume, or a cover letter, for that dream grad job. Essentially, that one-page (two-page max) piece of paper opens pathways to an amazing career, and can really standout from the crowd if you are willing to put the time and effort into making one. Additionally, a cover letter is like the icing on a cake, and should also have time spent on it. As for LinkedIn, this is also an essential tool to sell yourself!
“So, what are you studying? *insert answer here* “Ohh nice, do you have a job as well or?” It’s the cliché conversation every student goes through; the other cliché is the broke uni student one. So how do you find the balance between working and having $3.10 to your name? Is there a middle ground?
Wilson Lam talks about the benefitsof undertaking internships, where he notes that it is never too early to start. While uni provides the essential textbook knowledge for a chosen field of work, gaining real-life experience through internships/work experience is invaluable to gather insight into the practical side of an industry.
‘Vac’ work. What is it? When do I apply for it? How does it benefit me? These were questions I had the moment I joined UQBA. Did I miss something, how had I not heard of it before? I did some digging and tracked down a student in his final year, past president of UQBA, Vihan Muthanna, to grill him on all my questions about vacation work.