Career Ready at La Trobe

I hate those blog posts where the author apologises for not updating their blog in a while. So I’m not going to do one.

I’ve been working. Reading, writing. Riding my bike. Work got intense for a time which means my doctoral studies were sidelined and my exercise habit got disrupted somewhat.

CAreer REady

It’s exciting times for the La Trobe University Careers and Employability service. We’re now called Career Ready, which is the brand of a large initiative on the part of the university, which has included:

  • a major expansion of our team, from around five to more than 15 staff.
  • the development of the Career Ready Capability Framework, which represents the language we’ll use around employability.
  • The Career Ready Advantage scheme which rewards students for learning or life activities that improve their employability
  • An app which gamifies the Career Ready framework and constitutes a kind of reflective portfolio.
  • A curricular framework which we will use in our work with academic course.
  • The renovation of a student consulting space, at the heart of the campus.
  • A lot more besides, the topics of other posts

It’s a little weird to be honest, because we’re the belles of the ball at the moment, which is not normal for university careers practitioners. It is offering up a lot of great opportunities for research related to my doctoral studies (or not so related, but still interesting and purposeful). Again, the topics of other posts.

 

 

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Michael Healy

Career development consultant, educator and instructional designer at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia.

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