arm graduates by lindash

VIEWS: 14 PAGES: 2

arm graduates

More Info
									                                                                  Sydney Morning Herald
                                                                  Saturday 9/01/2010
                                                                  Page:          10
                                                                  Section:       Careers
                                                                  Region:        Sydney, AU
                                                                  Circulation:   208210
                                                                  Type:          Capital City Daily
                                                                  Size:          393.44 sq.cms.

     press clip

                                               V/\IiORK
                                                             EXPERIENCE


                                           Relevant jobs
                                           arm graduates
                                           Sydney Talent links students with industry, writes Melinda Ham.

                                               Rose Khalilizadeh is one of the    students in relevant jobs. So far
                                                first law students to land a      they have found positions for about
                                                clerkship with the                700 students and 13 per cent of
                                           Commonwealth Director of Public        them have then gone onto get
                                           Prosecutions (CDPP).                   permanent positions with those
                                              "I'm having a really amazing        same employers after graduation.
                                           time and learning so much,"                "Industry is saying they want
                                           Khalilizadeh says. "I wasri t that     work-ready graduates so that is
                                           keen on doing a clerkship with a big what we are trying to do with this
                                           law firm. I wanted a different         program," Moore says.
                                           experience so I thought I'd try the        Any University of Sydney
                                           public sector and I was really lucky student can apply. They need to
                                           to be chosen."                         upload their CV on the Sydney
                                              In her first few weeks of work,     Talent website and then have a
                                           the 22-year-old has been               face-to-face interview with a
                                           shadowing lawyers and doing some recruitment consultant at the
                                           court observation, drafting            agency. After that, they apply to one
                                           documents and sitting in on            of the positions to find the right fit
                                           discussions with clients.              with an employer.
                                              Khalilizadeh's clerkship is a pilot     The agency provides
                                           project with the CDPP set up by        "WorkReady Orientation", an online
                                           Sydney Talent, an employment           competence training package, to all
                                           agency initiative of the University    its students before they go off to an
                                           of Sydney. Sydney Talent was           employer, so they are aware of
                                           incorporated in early 2008 to offer    occupational health and safety
                                           any of the 47,000 undergraduate or issues, sexual harassment and
                                           postgraduate students at the           bullying prevention and also
                                           university a chance to engage in       understand about punctuality and
                                           relevant, career-oriented work         interpersonal skills.
                                           during their studies.                      Sydney Talent hires the students
                                              The chief executive of Sydney       themselves and then contracts
                                           Talent, Anne Moore, says during        them out to the employers on a
                                           their initial research they realised   tiered remuneration scale, ensuring
                                           there was a need for this kind of      they receive equitable pay
                                           service providing meaningful           depending on their study level and
                                           employment to students.                level of experience.
                                               "We found that 85 per cent of          "I wouldn't have ever applied to
                                           undergraduates were working part- the DPP directly," Khalilizadeh says.
                                           time but the vast majority were in     "I wouldn't have gotten here by
                                           low-paid, low-skill employment         myself. Sydney Talent has done the
                                           and only about 3 per cent were         groundwork for me and it has made
                                           graduating with any course-related me feel worthwhile."
                                           employment experience," she says.          She is taking a double arts and
                                               Initially Sydney Talent provided law degree and initially thought she
                                           student recruits jobs within the       would pursue a career in policy or
                                           university and then developed          business. However, the clerkship
                                           partnerships with industry and         has made her keen to practise law,
                                           government departments placing she says.


Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) licenced copy                                                                               Page 1 of 2
AUS: 1300 1 SLICE NZ: 0800 1 SLICE             service@slicemedia.com                                                      Ref: 62830279
                                                                  Sydney Morning Herald
                                                                  Saturday 9/01/2010
                                                                  Page:          10
                                                                  Section:       Careers
                                                                  Region:        Sydney, AU
                                                                  Circulation:   208210
                                                                  Type:          Capital City Daily
                                                                  Size:          393.44 sq.cms.

     press clip




                Commonwealth
                   Director of
              Public Prosecutions




              Success story ... University of Sydney student Rose Khalilizadeh says her clerkship has been'amazing . Photo: Marco Del Grande




Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) licenced copy                                                                                                   Page 2 of 2
AUS: 1300 1 SLICE NZ: 0800 1 SLICE             service@slicemedia.com                                                                          Ref: 62830279

								
To top