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Looking for work while studying? Challenge yourself to this work rights quiz and you might just win yourself a $50 Coles shopping voucher

It’s important to know your rights at work as an international student and we’ve designed a little quiz to help raise awareness. Take this quiz to find out how much you already know, and challenge your friends to do it too!

What can you do to increase your chances of employability?

What skills are employers looking for and how can you get them? Trinity College Foundation Studies students Janice Halim, Jennifer Basuki and Frank Wang investigate.

The problem with grades: Why your academic transcript won’t matter to employers

STUDENTS still look to grades as the defining factor for future professional success but this outdated mindset couldn’t be further from the truth. Wing Kuang dispels the myth around academic success and a graduate’s employability.

Student stories: How international students balance work, study and life abroad

ALTHOUGH they’ve only been in Melbourne for a short time, some international students are quick to try and work a part time job here all while studying and adjusting to a new environment at the same time. Trinity College Foundation studies students April Gracia, Siyu (Caroline) Chen and Shiying (Tammy) Wang interview students who’ve experienced all these things at once.

Lovely office worker with a bright smile.

How Australia can help international students find jobs after graduation

INTERNATIONAL students looking to work in Australia may benefit from a new report that has been welcomed by the country’s peak body for employment and recruitment. Vondra Tay has the story.

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Researchers call out for international graduates on post-study work visa in Australia

DO you think the current post-study work visa increases your chance of employment in Australia? What do you think can be done to improve your post-study experience? Trinh Le reports on a new research project about the employability of international graduates.

Work right: Your questions about working in Australia answered

DO I have work rights in Australia? Should I fight for my rights? Will I face deportation if I speak out? Gabrielle Marchetti, Principal Lawyer at legal centre JobWatch, answers common questions international students might have once they decide to work here.

CPA Australia Industry Talk and Tour offers students chance to network and pick up useful employability tips and tricks

THIS September, Meld Community is partnering with CPA Australia to offer students seeking a career in accounting, business and finance the opportunity to learn how to be proactive in their professional development as a student, tour the CPA Australia office and network with staff.

Leadership opportunity for international students to take part in Victorian Government peer-to-peer support program

WANT to make a difference to the community and develop leadership and workplace skills at the same time? Up to 30 international student ambassadors are being sought to lead a peer-to-peer support program to improve awareness of students’ rights at work.

4 co-working spaces in Melbourne for start-ups and small businesses

CO-WORKING spaces are growing in popularity with plenty of open offices available to young entrepreneurs, start-ups and creatives. Justin Lim shares four co-working spaces in Melbourne that might suit you.

Emerging Writers Festival presents Writing & Publishing Industry Talk

THIS August, Meld Magazine is pleased to be working with Emerging Writers Festival to offer students in writing, media and publishing a chance to go behind the scenes of The Wheeler Centre and learn all about the publishing industry.

Interested in going on an IKEA industry talk and tour?

THIS July and August, Meld is pleased to be working with IKEA to offer students the opportunity to go behind the scenes and learn how the Swedish furniture juggernaut run their business and marketing operations.

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