Career planning & the upcoming Easter break

Developing your skills and thinking about what you’re going to do after you finish university is a great idea, not only because learning new skills is fantastic but because it looks great on your resume too.

Visit our Career Development Centre at the Bundoora or Bendigo campus or search online  or go to the opportunities webpage to find out more information about booking appointments to the career expo’s, workshops, and how to improve your resume and even find a part-time job.

Remember uni is not just about attending class and studying, it’s also about taking advantage of the exciting opportunities you can get involved in such as programs, activities, clubs or volunteering in your local community. Volunteering not only benefits society but it’s also really fun, you can meet loads of new people and it can also go towards your academic transcript and you might even be able to receive the La Trobe Award. For more information about how to get involved with these exciting opportunities visit

Make a tangible difference while studying, how exciting is that?
La Trobe University is offering a new second year elective called Service Learning in the Community (HUM2SLC) in Semester 2, 2014 at the Melbourne Campus. This subject helps you learn about Australia’s Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) and will give you a hands-on experience with working on a project within a small team for a community organisation. Students from any faculty are welcome to enrol in the subject, however make sure you check with your faculty first. If learning about the development of NGOs in Australia, the challenges of NGOs in the 21st century and the politics of promoting social change in community organisations excites you, then this is the perfect subject for you. If that isn’t enough, you’ll also gain professional skills in project management, professional conduct and time management.

To find out more, go to Service Learning in the Community, Get involved, La Trobe University or contact the Subject Coordinator, Ruth Delagas, email, phone 03 9479 6531. Please note first year students should check with their faculty before applying for this subject.

If you are at the Melbourne campus get involved with these short innovative training workshops by registering online. These short workshops can help you gain extra skills and knowledge outside of your course, so don’t miss out! The workshops coming up include Group work fundamentals which is all about improving your teamwork skills in your future career and Group work pro involves learning key principles and tools that will enhance your group work, assist with group decision making and solving problems. For regional students who are interested in these workshops please express your interest now!

A friendly reminder that there are NO CLASSES NEXT WEEK! Enjoy the week off but remember uni is still open for business but NOT on Easter Good Friday (18/4), Monday (21/4), Tuesday (22/4) or ANZAC day (25/4) – so feel free to drop by for a coffee or study sesh in the Library.

From everyone at the FY blogger team we wish you all a very happy and safe Easter, hope the Easter Bunny brings you lots of scrumptious chocolates!

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