Summary: It’s the podcast you wished you had when you started your working life. Starting Somewhere delivers insights and stories that demystifies the internship landscape and dissects the seemingly scary world of work. Work has changed. Employers want more than a grade, candidates are demanding as much from their employer as their employer is of them. Internships are a crucial bridge from the classroom to the workplace. Each episode tackles a theme, with concrete takeaways, such as video interviewing tips. Or getting rid of your digital dirt. The series will add up to a step-by-step guide to help you find, land and get the best out of an internship and turn it into a job. The podcast will also tackle the hard topics: are internships just for the privileged who can afford to work for nothing, do they exclude valuable candidates from diverse backgrounds? Are interns being exploited, and what are the signs? Should all internships be paid, like in France! We will follow ‘intern diaries’ and collect useful tips and tricks, work hacks and answers to questions people are often afraid to ask.
During season one of Starting Somewhere, we couldn't fit all the wisdom into ten episodes. So for your listening pleasure, we'll be publishing some of the full interviews. In this episode Buffy talks with Amalia Illgner. Amalia is a freelance journalist who secured an internship at Monocle. She started her internship with enthusiasm and the willingness to 'pay her dues' but shortly realised that she was doing real work and receiving below minimum wage for it. She explains why she decided to sue Monocle and what the impact has been on her budding freelance career.
During season one of Starting Somewhere, we couldn't fit all the wisdom into ten episodes. So for your listening pleasure, we'll be publishing some of the full interviews. In this episode Buffy chats with Jack Kenchington-Evans, a director of Interns Australia. Jack tells us what a fair internship looks like, how you can identify exploitation and where Interns Australia falls on the for-credit internship debate - it's a barbecue stopper of an episode.
During season one of Starting Somewhere, we couldn't fit all the wisdom into ten episodes. So for your listening pleasure, we'll be publishing some of the full interviews. Hear from Neil Wilson, a psychologist from the University of Melbourne. Neil calmly explains how to overcome your first day nerves. His slowing down to speed up tip is a game changer and taking a deep breath is always a good idea - even when hidden in the toilet.
During season one of Starting Somewhere, we couldn't fit all the wisdom into ten episodes. So for your listening pleasure, we'll be publishing some of the full interviews. In this episode, Warren Frehse, dives deeper in to digital dirt and how to curate your personal brand. Plus, where to look for jobs, how to tackle that selection criteria and he ponders - how much do grades matter - a little or a lot?
During season one of Starting Somewhere, we couldn't fit all the wisdom into ten episodes. So for your listening pleasure, we'll be publishing some of the full interviews. First up is Mary Trumble, Client Solutions Manager at LinkedIn Australia. If you have ever wondered how to maximise your LinkedIn profile, Mary can help. Plus, learn some tricks to approaching companies, how to identify the types of people you want in your network and the best way to sell yourself to an employer.
Expert Hack is a new podcast from the University of Melbourne about the changing world of work, and how industry experts are finding clever solutions to tricky problems. Everyone starts somewhere, but in today's world, starting out is harder than ever. So learn from the experts who are already preparing for the rapidly changing workplace.
Doing an internship and being amazing is one thing, but it's only a means to an end. This episode shows you how other people have transitioned to the workplace, from biotech to banking. We give you the skinny on networking, mentors and making the jump. We look at some research about how internships lead to jobs, how degrees help and why internships are not going away and what's going on in Portugal! We ask some super accomplished mentors what they look for when they choose who to share their wisdom with, and what you can expect from the process. We also get the low-down on LinkedIn, using it post-internship and the three kinds of contacts you need in your network. And the two different types of contacts in your IRL network. This episode is a jazzy kickstop to our series on internships and employability, we wish you the best of luck as you start somewhere! If anything we have said has helped, or hindered, we would love to hear from you, get in touch at: firstname.lastname@example.org Some of the companies and websites we mentioned in this episode: Organisations mentioned in this episode: LinkedIn Student guide https://students.linkedin.com/ The Impact of Unpaid Internships on Career Development - NACE report http://www.naceweb.org/job-market/internships/the-impact-of-unpaid-internships-on-career-development/ University of Melbourne Careers https://careers.unimelb.edu.au/home Burnet Institute https://www.burnet.edu.au/ Masters of Entrepreneurship http://study.mbs.unimelb.edu.au/study/degrees/master-of-entrepreneurship/overview Professor John Krumboltz, Stanford University - happenstance theory https://ed.stanford.edu/faculty/jdk Contributors: This episodes features contributions from the following people and organizations. Hamish Taylor, Academic Tutor at Ormond College, The University of Melbourne https://www.linkedin.com/in/mrhamishtaylor/ Vivian Gleeson, Business Development Officer, Burnet Institute https://www.linkedin.com/in/vivian-gleeson-1a2390128/ Hayley Smeding of Tandem Partners HR https://www.tandempartners.com.au/ Kate Mellot, Graduate trainee, ANZ Bank. Dr Josh Healy, Lecturer - Management and Marketing, University of Melbourne https://fbe.unimelb.edu.au/our-people/staff/management-and-marketing/josh-healy Andrew Crain - doctoral student in the Institute of Higher Education and a talent acquisition specialist for UGA Development & Alumni Relations.
Now you know everything about internships, what else is available? We present other ways to bridge the gap from the classroom to the workplace. From starting a business to getting the most out of clubs and societies, we have you covered. An internship is not right for everyone and in this penultimate episode of Starting Somewhere we present the alternatives. Staying within the structure of the university you can still get a load of great experience; industry projects, exchange study or placements abroad. We also talk to Global Consulting Group, a student led consultancy that is doing really interesting work with nonprofits and Australian Volunteers International and their US equivalent, the PeaceCorps speak volunteering abroad and getting out of your comfort zone. We explore how employers see these alternatives and how you can package it on your CV. Just another way to get started somewhere. If you have had an alternative to an internship that has worked out well, or not! We would love to hear from you, get in touch at: email@example.com Some of the companies and websites we mentioned in this episode: Organisations mentioned in this episode: PeaceCorps (USA) https://www.peacecorps.gov/ University of Melbourne Biotechnology Industry Projects https://science.unimelb.edu.au/engage/industry/internships-and-industry-projects Australian Volunteers Program https://www.australianvolunteers.com/ Returned Australian Volunteer Network https://www.australianvolunteers.com/returned-australian-volunteer-network/ The Impact of Unpaid Internships on Career Development - NACE report http://www.naceweb.org/job-market/internships/the-impact-of-unpaid-internships-on-career-development/ The Intern Queen - Virtual Internships https://www.internqueen.com/why-virtual-internships-just-make-sense-gen-y Dodgy Internships Australia https://twitter.com/dodgyinternship?lang=en Global Consulting Group - student led consultancy https://www.gcg.org.au/ Masters of Entrepreneurship http://study.mbs.unimelb.edu.au/study/degrees/master-of-entrepreneurship/overview Contributors: This episodes features contributions from the following people and organizations. Chelsey Parish - Returned Australian Volunteers Network Program Manager https://www.linkedin.com/in/chelseyparish/ Professor Allan Blackman, Director of Griffith Business School's (GBS) Work Integrated Learning program
The dark side of internships. We explore the law; 'Dodgy' names and shames internships that might be flouting it. Plus an interview with Amalia Illgner, a UK intern taking Monocle to court for unpaid wages. Starting Somewhere gets serious! With 80% of internships unpaid, especially in the media, creative and marketing industries the number of people who can do them is immediately limited. If you don't have the resources to support yourself while you work for free then internships won't work for you. We explore what this means for the makeup of the labour force in Australia, social mobility and the law, with Interns Australia director Jack Kenchington Evans, and 'Dodgy' the person behind the 'Dodgy Internships Australia' Twitter feed, naming and shaming firms who appear not to be complying with Australia's fair work legislation. We answer the question, can a good internship be unfair? And is that OK sometimes? If you have any stories about dodgy internships or standing your ground, we would love to hear them. Send them to: firstname.lastname@example.org Some of the companies and websites we mentioned in this episode: Organisations mentioned in this episode: Dodgy Internships Australia https://twitter.com/dodgyinternship?lang=en Interns Australia - advocating for fairer internships http://internsaustralia.org.au/ NAB Bank https://www.nab.com.au/about-us/careers Maribyrnong and Moonee Valley Local Learning Network http://www.mmvllen.org.au/ University of Melbourne Counselling and Psychological Services https://services.unimelb.edu.au/counsel/resources Fair Work Ombudsman www.fairwork.gov.au Glassdoor - intern and company reviews. https://www.glassdoor.com.au Contributors: This episodes features contributions from the following people and organizations. Lauren Berger, CEO/Founder InternQueen.com https://www.internqueen.com/content/about-lauren-berger Amalia Illgner - Freelance Writer https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/mar/27/why-im-suing-over-my-dream-internship https://twitter.com/amaliaillgner?lang=en Jack Kenchington-Evans, Industrial Officer, Lawyer, Director at Internships Australia https://www.linkedin.com/in/jack-kenchington-evans-2514b590/ Rem Tzambasis of NAB, manager, Strategic Partners and Programs
So what does a good internship look like? We break down the features with plenty of examples of companies treating interns right and reaping the rewards. But what does it take to land a good internship? And can a good one still be unfair? This one is for the companies! We uncover the 5 vital ingredients in a good internship. From application to orientation to exit interview, what exactly goes into a good internship? We talk to two top-ranked companies from the Internships Australia annual rankings. We hear how they hire and what they give to and get from their interns. Up to now, it's all been on the interns, but companies have a lot to gain and little to give when it comes to internships. Colin McLeod, Investor, director and innovator tells us why companies should pay attention to interns, and ShineWing Australia tell us what they do to hold onto good interns once they accept an offer, clue: crazygolf! How do you recognise a good internship? We talk to Internships Australia about their accreditation scheme, and hear from former interns that turned their time into a job, and hear what their good internships was really like. If you have any stories about burnout or how you got intern life under control we would love to hear them. Send them to: email@example.com Companies, Rankings and jobs boards mentioned in this episode: ShineWing Australia - Accountants and business advisors http://www.shinewing.com.au/ Finity Consulting, Actuarial and Insurance Consultants www.finity.com.au ANZ Bank, Graduate and intern program https://www.anz.com.au/careers/programs/summer-intern https://www.anz.com.au/careers/programs/graduates/ Interns Australia, Advocating Fairer Internships https://internsaustralia.org.au/ Global website, with Australian opportunities
Uni...clubs... a job and now an internship! We talk to people who have burnt out, how they got there and how they got back. We get tips on relaxing from a psychologist, and how to spot that things have gone off the rails and what to do to get back on track. In the race to stand out, pack your CV and get your dream job, or just any job you can take on too much. In this episode, we talk to interns about what made them get overextended, how burnout manifested itself and is it worth working seven days a week just to make ends meet? We get tips on getting back in control from a psychologist and talk to a productivity hacker about how she focuses on the power of three. We ask companies how they help interns balance it all and why it's smart to stop to speed up. If you have any stories about burnout or how you got intern life under control we would love to hear them. Send them to: firstname.lastname@example.org Some of the companies and websites we mentioned in this episode: Apps and services mentioned in this episode: Lifeline Australia - 13 11 14 - Crisis Support and Suicide Prevention https://www.lifeline.org.au/ REV.com - transcription Otter - Transcription app Google keep - note taking Wunderlist - to do list Clue - period tracking app LastPass - password manager CamScanner - get rid of paper in your life! DuoLingo - language learning OneNote - Microsoft note app KanBan - Personal productivity tools based on Japanese lean manufacturing. https://www.lifehacker.com.au/2015/02/productivity-101-how-to-use-personal-kanban-to-visualise-your-work/ Contributors: This episodes features contributions from the following people and organizations. Lynne Cazaly www.lynnecazaly.com.au University of Melbourne Counselling and Psychological services https://services.unimelb.edu.au/counsel/resources Grace Chen, a final-year student studying the Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Melbourne https://www.linkedin.com/in/grace-y-chen/ Caleb Triscali, Producer ABC and freelance journalist https://www.linkedin.com/in/calebtriscari/ Sarah Webster, Maths tutor, Musician https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-webster-097908146/ Dan Silver, COO Stake, Fintech startup https://stake.com.au/ Mary Trumble, Client Solutions Manager, LinkedIn Australia https://www.linkedin.com/in/marytrumble/ Credits: Starting Somewhere is produced by the University of Melbourne Prod...
What do you want to get out of your internship? We look at setting goals, getting feedback and navigating office politics. Are you business mature? Do you need a mentor to figure that out? What do employers want out of you, we have a list of seven things. Hosts, Buffy Gorrilla and Ben Pawson, talk to interns about their goals for their internship and what they want to get out of it. Plus what do they tell their supervisor they want to achieve - it might be different things... We help you navigate all the different office personalities and revel how often they think about you! We debunk imposter syndrome and explore ways of asking for things, one of the secrets of getting the most out of your internship. And if you have any stories about office politics or business maturity to share send them to: email@example.com We would love to hear from you. Some of the companies and websites we mentioned in this episode: BMW Asia https://www.bmw-asia.com/en/all-models Keep Left PR https://keepleft.com.au Americorps https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps LinkedIn Australia https://www.linkedin.com/company/linkedin/life/ STAKE - Fintec company allowing Aus investor to buy USA shares. https://stake.com.au University of Melbourne Masters of Entrepreneurship http://study.mbs.unimelb.edu.au/study/degrees/master-of-entrepreneurship/overview The 7 work skills that can make you more marketable to employers in 2018 https://www.monster.com/career-advice/article/work-skills-2018-1217 MOOCS - A directory of australian MOOCS https://www.mooc-list.com/tags/business NAB, and their several channels of internships. https://www.nab.com.au/about-us/careers Career Trackers http://www.careertrackers.org.au/ Contributors: This episodes features contributions from the following people and organizations. Hayley Smedding and Rebecca Ashton of Tandem Partners HR https://www.tandempartners.com.au/meet-the-team Julia Jansen, Senior Finance Manager at HitFox Group, Berlin https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliakjansen/ University of Melbourne Counselling and Psychological services
You've got the gig. Now what? We show you how to put your best foot forward, and figure out what that foot should be wearing. From research before you get there, to what time you should arrive through to dealing with first day nerves, we've got you covered. Hosts, Buffy Gorrilla and Ben Pawson, talk to Interns about their first day. What happened. Where is the printer? What was the password again? We go through how to set expectations, and what companies are expecting of you. HR professionals give us tips on what to bring, and what not to bring, and how to stalk the company and find out who is who before you even get there. We show you what a good orientation looks like, and give you a solid strategy for dealing with nerves that you can do in the bathroom cubicle! And if you have any Day One tips to share, experiences you want to get off your chest, send them all to: firstname.lastname@example.org We would love to hear from you. Some of the companies and websites we mentioned in this episode: Reviews of companies and interview processes: www.glassdoor.com NAB, and their several channels for internships. https://www.nab.com.au/about-us/careers CASE - Council for Advancement and Support of Education http://www.case.org/ STAKE - Fintec company allowing Aus investor to buy USA shares. https://stake.com.au ANZ bank - Summer Intern program https://www.anz.com.au/careers/programs/summer-intern/ Contributors: This episodes features contributions from the following people and organizations. Alexandra Alvaro, Student reporter at Student Youth Network (SYN) https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexandra-alvaro-050064108/ Hayley Smedding and Rebecca Ashton of Tandem Partners HR https://www.tandempartners.com.au/meet-the-team Dan Silver, COO Stake, Fintech startup https://stake.com.au/ Warren Frehse, Senior Advisor, Experiential Learning, Global Leadership and Employability, UoM https://www.linkedin.com/in/warrenfrehse/ Rem Tzambasis of NAB, manager, Strategic Partners and Programs https://www.linkedin.com/in/rem-tzambazis-86b47930/ Michelle Lau, Intern at Keep Left PR, Melbourne. https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-lau-95884b124/ Patrick Omiari, Embedded systems intern at Altran
In a sea of people with similar skills how do you stand out? How do you let your personality shine but hide your digital dirt from companies. LinkedIn give us the scoop on a building a stellar profile, plus video interview tips to show your best side. Hosts, Buffy Gorrilla and Ben Pawson, talk to companies about what they look for in interns, and we hear from interns who went there and got the gig, and we hear from some who did not. How many applications should you send, 100? 20? Somewhere in the middle? We have two opinions. Now you've seen your dream gig, or five of them, how do you get your foot in the door? We take you from research through to interview success. We show you how to make the most of your experience, whatever it is, and how to portray it on your CV. Although the big 4 Accountancy and management consultancy companies are not for everyone we hear from someone who went through the assessment centre and shares their insights. Lastly, a psychologist guides us through dealing with rejection, and the isolating feelings it can bring. And if you have any tips to share, experiences you want to get off your chest, send them all to: email@example.com We would love to hear from you. Some of the companies, tools and websites we mentioned in this episode: Classes & Careers, 90 seconds to make a first impression NAB, and their several channels of internships. CASE - Council for Advancement and Support of Education Earnst and Young - student careers centre And EY Interview reviews on Glassdoor.com https://www.glassdoor.com.au/Interview/EY-Interview-Questions-E2784.htm STAKE - Fintec company allowing Aus investor to buy USA shares.
What do you want to be when you grow up? We give you three places to look, and ironically for a podcast, some visual ideas for finding your perfect internship. We also hear from The Intern Queen, Lauren Berger. Plus, there are tips on using your networks and some useful web resources. Hosts, Buffy Gorrilla and Ben Pawson, talk with more experts, interns and counsellors to help spark the thoughts: What do you want to do, and where you can do it? We cover how to identify your skills and preferences and recommend websites where you can find current opportunities. There's even a different approach to dreaming up your ideal career. We look at how companies can use LinkedIn and social media to increase their exposure to the best of today's Intern talent. Two people who interned at the big 4 accounting and strategy consulting firms share their stories: an EY alumna and the fascinating route one grad took into AI consulting. This episode features contributions from the following people and organizations. Warren Frehse, Senior Advisor, Experiential Learning, Global Leadership and Employability, UoM Lauren Berger, CEO/Founder InternQueen.com Vivian Gleeson, Business Development Officer, Burnet Institute Hamish Taylor, reporter at the Herald Sun. Grace Chen, final-year student studying the Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Melbourne Dhanuka Nanayakkara, Master of Engineering Candidate, University of Melbourne Mary Trumble, Client Solutions Manager, LinkedIn Australia