An international degree from a reputable institution is a fantastic first step to a global career. IDP wants to help you with the steps after that as well. Here are some quick tips to set you up for a successful international career.
Visit your school’s career centre
Most institutions in Australia have a career support centre, offering a wide range of services to guide students to achieving their career goals. Visiting this office can give a first-hand understanding of what employers within your industry are looking for, helpful tips for during the application process, and of course, suitable job listings. The career support centre is also the perfect destination for you to explore your options during your study or figure out which courses you need to take to meet your goals.
Practice working with others
Many organisations want to hire people with leadership skills, and almost every job in the world requires people with teamwork and collaboration skills.
These days, employers actively look for candidates who can effectively work within a team, understand project management, and meet deadlines on a budget that satisfy all of its members. You can develop these important skills by actively participating in team projects, sports, or volunteer work. Joining extracurricular activities can also help improve these skills, as well as develop your interpersonal communication skills.
Go the extra mile
Improving your academic knowledge wouldn’t hurt if you want to earn an advantage over others. You can start by being productive. You can do some reading and preparation for your upcoming courses during your free time or holiday breaks. Anything from extra reading at the library, to watching online tutorials, or even applying for summer internships could help you gain an edge in your chosen industry.
Attend workshops and seminars
Finally, you can contact your institution’s student support services to find out about any seminars or information workshops that may be coming up. Attending these events gives you access to the best practices across the globe, which can be used to boost your career prospects. These are also excellent places to be exposed to specialised facilities which may not otherwise be available on campus. Additionally, learning directly from industry experts and experienced educators will give you a leg up before you even graduate and gain actual work experience.
There are myriad internships and employment opportunities abroad; you just need to know where to start.