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What role should universities play in today’s society?

Young people today will need to be more flexible and more entrepreneurial than in the past. Universities can help by designing courses that will have value in a rapidly changing economy.
Not every teaching graduate will find permanent work. It’s time to weigh up your options. from www.shutterstock.com

Should I stay or should I go? The dilemma for unemployed teachers

Of the 15,000 newly graduated teachers, less than half will find permanent employment in Australia. Now's the time to decide if you stay on to do casual teaching or work abroad.
In order to get ahead of the competition, Masters and PhDs are becoming increasingly popular given the prevalence of undergraduate students and the tough job market. AAP

Just graduating from university is no longer enough to get a job

Earn a university degree and get a job. This formula has worked with relative success for over 50 years. But increasingly in many fields today the formula is no longer working. With nearly twice as many…
There’s more to getting a job than simply going to uni. Shutterstock

Hints, tips and pitfalls for graduates in getting their first job

For many years now I’ve taken more than just a passing interest in how students can best position themselves to land a job after obtaining their degree. To assist students in their goal I run “careers…

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