Employment, skill development and education in STEM has been coined as essential and the way forward for our future, both in the graduate and wider careers space. Bud did you know, the range in careers you could embark on across these four disciplines actually spans far wider that you might think. Using handy Career Wheel from the ACS foundation, we break down some of the less obvious employment pathways across four key quadrants in STEM in this blog.
In this blog, we outline our ultimate guide to getting a reference, including ideas for who to ask and a message template to help with the actual asking!
While we have been seeing a gradual return to the office over the past year, both employers and employees alike have still indicated their preference for flexible working arrangements. As such, lots of internship programs are still being offered in a virtual capacity only. While this definitely has its conveniences, it’s also tricky to navigate starting a new company without all the benefits of connecting in person. We offer our must-knows on how you can make the most of your virtual internship in this blog.
Internships are a great way to get a taster of both a particular company and wider industry as a student, upcoming or recent grad. Majority of companies run ethical and well-organised internship programs designed for you to get the most out of the experience. However, there are programs out there which take advantage of the widely accepted nature of poorly run internships. We outline five red flags you should look out for in this blog.
It's about the time we're you'll be starting to hear back from recruiters, and you might now have multiple grad role offers on the table! Congratulations! The good news is the hardest part is over – now you get to decide between two (or more!) opportunities. We take you through some steps in this blog to help you make your decision – complete with message templates you can use!
One of the most disheartening aspects of the recruitment process is opening your inbox in anticipation, only to find that you haven’t landed that dream grad role or internship. While it’s easy and completely natural to get discouraged, it’s also important to acknowledge and reflect on the challenges of the process so you can come back even stronger when it comes time to put in your next application! We outline some steps on how you can do so in this blog.
We’re seeing a big increase this year in the number of graduate programs available on GradConnection – that means more options for you, and an opportunity to be a little bit more selective about what YOU want from your grad program. We’ve got a couple of the common features of grad programs in this blog – how do these rank for you? What’s the most important thing you want to get from your experience?
If you’ve just been invited to complete an Assessment Centre for the grad programs you’ve applied for, chances are you’ll have to do a group interview as a part of your day. In this blog as we offer specific tips and tricks on how to ace the infamous group task!
Have you ever felt that niggling voice at the back of your mind that says, “Hang on, am I really qualified for this role? As students and fresh grads trying to establish yourselves in the workforce, imposter syndrome is common and very real. It may not be a quick or easy fix, but in this blog, we give five strategies that you can use to help you get one step closer to overcoming imposter syndrome.
Interviews, whether virtual or in-person, can be one of the most nerve-wracking parts of the graduate recruitment process. We try to make it a little less daunting by breaking it down in this article!