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Your Career Options in STEM

Posted by GradConnection
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.

Who Can You Ask To Be Your Reference?

Posted by GradConnection
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!

5 Red Flags to Look Out For In Your Internship

Posted by GradConnection
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 unpaid internships. We outline five red flags you should look out for in this blog.

How to Make the Most of a Virtual Internship

Posted by GradConnection
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.

How to Manage Multiple Job Offers (With Examples!)

Posted by GradConnection
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!

How to Bounce Back from Job Rejection

Posted by GradConnection
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.

Top Tips When Applying for Clerkships

Posted by GradConnection
Applying for clerkships might seem no different to grad or intern programs at first glance, but there are some key pointers to keep in mind that could help you stand out. We outline them in this latest blog.

What Salary Can You Expect As A Graduate?

Posted by GradConnection
Now that you've graduated from university, you’re probably wondering what kind of salary you can expect to receive in your first graduate job. Luckily, we've done some of the research for you to give a better understanding of the baselines in your industry.

Choosing The Right Graduate Program for You!

Posted by GradConnection
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?

How to Ace the Group Task in Assessment Centres

Posted by GradConnection
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!

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