Jobs across all industries are transforming thanks to the far-reaching influence of massive digital disruptors like automation, digitisation and machine learning. To future-proof your career, you’ll need the skills to adapt and thrive, no matter where your path takes you.
When we talked to Australia’s leading CEOs as part of our course design process, we discovered something interesting.
Subject matter expertise will always be in demand. But those CEOs told us they now prioritise distinctly human skills – those that can’t be automated or replicated by machines.
To succeed in your career, you now need the creativity to apply your knowledge to whatever comes next. The resilience to handle obstacles. And the communication skills and social intelligence to successfully negotiate in a changing world while supporting your colleagues and friends.
At La Trobe, our courses are designed to prepare you for this transforming future of work. Our focus on Work Integrated Learning (WIL) means our degrees equip you with that perfect blend of technical and human skills.
This is all underpinned by our employability program, Career Ready Advantage. Developed in collaboration with industry, this program builds your career skills and experiences to make you the graduate employers want.
It’s an approach that works – La Trobe graduates have an employer satisfaction rating of 86.1 per cent, according to QILT’s 2019 Employer Satisfaction Survey.
When you think about what you’ll need to prepare for your career, you may naturally consider practical experience like work placements and internships.
These placements are a great chance to apply what you’ve learned in a professional setting – but they have more to offer than just reinforcing technical skills. Workplace experience helps you practice vital human skills, like collaborating in teams to solve problems.
In the below video, two of our industry partners explain why it’s so valuable for students to get this hands-on industry experience. And La Trobe civil engineering students from India and Pakistan give first-hand accounts of their successful placements.
But WIL doesn’t just mean placements.
Our courses give you opportunities to engage with industry throughout your degree, like experiencing guest lectures from industry experts. You could even work with organisations on industry projects, helping to solve real-world problems.
Of course, having industry experience is only one piece of the puzzle.
The Career Ready Advantage Award doesn’t just build your employability – it helps you showcase it to employers. From tips on resume-building to workshops that prepare you for local and global job markets, you’ll be able to build your value as a candidate.