Gone But Not Forgotten: Helping Programs Engage Recent (and soon-to-be) Graduates

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As the DSC Innovation (Every Graduate Ready) team, Yannick Thoraval and I recently spent time with a number of DSC programs learning about their connection with graduates and former students, and developing activities to enhance these relationships. Programs greatly value their graduates. They are keen to support these students in their transition to employment but also see strong benefits flowing … Read More

Your Chance to Go Global

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Since my last most recent COIL update, there has been a lot going on in the background to initiate COIL activities at RMIT. We have been busy seeking out potential collaboration partners. Interest has been shown from DSC Schools of Media and Communications, and Global Urban and Social Studies, as well as from the College of Business and RMIT Vietnam. At … Read More

Starting a project with Journalism – International internships

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Andrea McLagan and I met with Alex Wake and Rilke Muir from Journalism to discuss a project aimed at improving the preparedness of journalism students embarking on their international internships. Internships are a fundamental aspect of the Journalism degree and some students spend most of their time out on internship (local and international). The international internships formally take place in … Read More

Virtual interviews for Careers Education students

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Virtual interviews (prerecorded videos using actors) for the careers advisers online course give students the opportunity to have more realistic scenarios with people seeking careers advice. Students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate/Diploma in Career Education and Development must take the course, Professional competencies,  for career development practitioners.  They are asked to work intensively with one of seven ‘virtual’ clients across … Read More

Extracurricular activity

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The Discipline-Related Extracurricular Activity research project is the 2015 Teaching Fellowship in the College of Design and Social Context, RMIT. Noel Maloney is the research fellow for this project, coming from the College of Media and Communications where he teaches screen writing. Noel is working with teachers and academics across the college, the project will explore how extracurricular activity can enhance student … Read More