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Get job-ready with Monash Professional Pathways

Meld Magazine

Fri Nov 29 2019


You’ve been studying hard for up to four years now, you’re about to graduate, and you’re trying to decide what to do next.

Have you thought about boosting your professional experience before launching straight into your career?

Meet Youli Lin, who completed the Professional Year program through Monash Professional Pathways in 2018 and is now employed as an Assistant Project Manager at iBuild Building Solutions. “My Professional Year got me ready to enter the Australian workplace,” he said. “It helped me to improve my communication and writing skills and gave me an understanding of Australian workplace culture.” 

So what is Monash Professional Year?

Monash Professional Year is delivered by Monash College,  which is owned by Monash University. Through its Professional Pathways division, the College offers career-focused programs, learning opportunities and experiences to help graduates like you make a successful transition to work. The Professional Year is open to all international graduates, not just Monash alumni, and it includes:

  • A 32-week training component
  • A 12-week internship program
  • Career support during and after the Professional Year that includes a free session with a Monash Professional Year Placement Consultant after graduation, access to Monash University Careers Service, access to Monash University Leadership online program, skills endorsement badges on LinkedIn and more
  • Technical training and professional development opportunities including LinkedIn Learning courses in MYOB and Quickbooks (accounting), MySQL, Python, Javascript and Basecamp (ICT), and AutoCAD, Prince 2 project management (engineering).

Professional Year will set you up for your first career role after graduating, and will give you access to Monash University’s exclusive recruitment service, Monash Talent.

How can Monash Talent help me?

Monash Talent  is a full-service recruitment agency, exclusive to Monash University and Monash Professional Year students and graduates. The Monash Talent team partners with organisations to help graduates secure quality paid professional experience, and to make a seamless transition into their careers.

We believe that helping employers meet their talent requirements is the best way to help graduates and professionals begin and succeed in their careers. Monash Talent will put you on the fast track to meaningful employment in your field of study.

To find out more about Monash Professional Pathways, our Professional Year program, and Monash Talent, click here and begin the next step of your career journey today.