Entries by Paul Brown

How to apply for a work placement in Australia

Australian universities take work-integrated learning – where you apply academic learning to a real-life situation – seriously. In 2017, they offered 555,403 workplace experiences, with close to half a million university students, both domestic and international, taking part. Work placements refer to a stint working in a specific role in a company during university term […]

Prince William Ends Work Experience With Spy Agencies

Kensington Palace officials have revealed that William has spent three weeks working with Britain’s secret services to understand how the country’s security and intelligence services work. He spent time shadowing the foreign intelligence service MI6, worked with the domestic security service MI5, and finally with GCHQ, the government’s secret listening service.

Dressing for work experience on a budget

Last year, I was lucky enough to apply for work experience at a newspaper and get a response saying: “Sure, we’ve just had a cancellation. Can you start tomorrow?” Whilst being over the moon, I couldn’t help but panic. I’d never done any work experience before and it had been three years since Sixth Form […]

Why Your First Job Post-College Matters More Than You Know

College graduates are under pressure and in a hurry to find their first job quickly. However, their quest shouldn’t be to secure something to get hired. It should be to find the right fit, recognizing the importance of choosing a role and company that will position them for success. Do not take a “check the box” […]

How to Live Well on a Student Budget!

Budgeting at university is notoriously difficult, and when it comes to making your student loan go further, some creative thinking is often needed to make sure whatever money you do have lasts you ’til the end of the month. But student life needn’t be so tiring. By being careful with your money and employing a […]

The Thing Employers Look For When Hiring Recent Graduates

… isn’t something that can be done on campus. It’s an internship. When employers recently named the most important elements in hiring a recent graduate, college reputation, GPA, and courses finished at the bottom of the list. At the top were experiences outside of academics: Internships, jobs, volunteering, and extracurriculars.