viable career

Dear future graduates, On the 11th November 2017, I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Social Sciences) from Monash University. It has only been two months since I finished my degree (a bit later than usual because I had deferred an exam) and 1.5 months since I flew back to my home country (yes, only to come back again for the graduation ceremony). And a few days before graduation, I signed my first full-time employment contract. How did it all happen so fast? One of…Continue Reading “To Future Graduates: How To Have A Viable Career In 2018?”

ideal internship

I believe that the internships I went through when I was studying at my university were considered ‘ideal’, at least, at that point in my life. But first, what is an ideal internship?

An ‘ideal’ is not necessarily something constant across time. Your ideal job today may be different from your ideal job in a year. The idea of ‘ideal’ is pretty subjective.

In any case, here’s my take on defining an ideal internship: it’s an opportunity which brings you value, in terms of the amount of exposure of the desired job you would like and how much you want to learn on the job. It strives for the right balance between learning and doing. You’re not completing on your own but you’re not a coffee maker either.

An amazing team of supporting colleagues is a must too!

And a good remuneration package is a plus 😉

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don't give up

Before this website became a Survival Guide for University Students, I was planning to turn it into a freelance writing blog. You see, when I’m not studying, I write. In fact, I’ve been blogging since 2011. But I never thought of writing as a way to make money on the side. That was until I got my first writing job with Vulcan Post.

This website didn’t end up as a freelance writing blog because I don’t have enough experience yet, as compared to my university experience. Nevertheless, I figured I should tell the story of how I got my first freelance writing job because it might help students who look for writing jobs during the semester and because it is a reminder that one should never stop trying.

Grab your cup of coffee/tea, sit back and read on.

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