One of the best ways to gain experience in your field is to offer up your time to observe a company through a work placement.
You’ll gain insight into the workplace, and observe the day to day activities of employees within the industry. It’s all about offering assistance, and gaining experience at the same time.
Work Integrated Learning
Griffith offers a wide range of Work Integrated Learning (WIL) programs from Information Technology, Engineering and Dentistry to Journalism, Public Relations and Creative Arts.
WIL placements are mutually beneficial for employers to tackle projects and for students to gain experience - usually while gaining credit toward their degree.
Contact your school for relevant placement opportunities.
Contribute to the Community
Giving is its own reward and increases your sense of fulfilment. It also looks great on your resume, and shows your commitment to a cause bigger than yourself.
Whatever you feel passionate about, whether it’s the environment, sport, the arts, history, education or community work, it’s likely you’ll find a valuable and rewarding role.
Things to Consider
When you are talking to volunteering organisations, here are some issues you might like to discuss:
- What sort of duties will I be expected to carry out?
- Will I receive any training?
- Am I covered by the company's insurance?
- How much time will I be expected to give?
- Does it matter that I can't give time when I have exams?
Make an appointment with a careers counsellor today.