Top tips to boost your employability as a student at the University of Newcastle!

You’re standing in ankle-deep water, a pair of waders pulled high over your stomach. The morning air is crisp and the Blue Mountains surround you as you plunge deeper into the pond, listening for the telltale sounds of frogs.  That’s the exciting reality faced by the citizen scientists and student volunteers who are working to protect five threatened species of frog. It’s part of a project led … Continue reading Top tips to boost your employability as a student at the University of Newcastle!

How to level up and add ‘award-winning’ to your resume

The best thing about the Student Engagement Awards isn’t getting glammed up for the night, or trying to eat all the tapas you can manage, or even snapping that perfect pic for your Instagram story (although these are some great perks). The best thing about your Student Engagement Award is what comes next. Not only do you get the shiny certificate, but you also get to note on your resume that you were a winner. Pretty impressive stuff!

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Beyond the Resume: Why More and More Students are Volunteering

Becoming a volunteer doesn’t have to be a chore or even just something to chuck onto your resume and hope it impresses whoever is reading it.

As well as providing a platform for skill and network building, volunteering also allows students to get real world experience in areas of the community which they find interesting and even within organisations directly linked to future career goals.

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4 ways you can give back to your student community

When was the last time you felt the rush of warm and fuzzy feelings you receive after doing something good for someone else? Well, I challenge you to do something great for your student community. And if you don’t get that rush of good feelings after 30 days… I was going to offer you some money back but who am I kidding. I’m a uni … Continue reading 4 ways you can give back to your student community