Discover the stories of Readygrad’s graduates below and find out how the Professional WIL Placement (Internship) program gave them the edge in a competitive graduate market:
I had such an unforgettable internship placement. I mainly communicated with workers and case managers and sometimes had interviews with clients. My colleagues were very nice and willing to teach me new things. I also treasured lunch time where we could relax and talk about different cultures and landmarks that we should go to in Australia. The soft skills and experience were absolutely useful and meaningful to my academia and future career.
Many employers told me I lacked professional experience, so I was advised to take up an internship. I approached Readygrad and my Placement Consultant was patient in understanding the kind of role I desired. The interview workshop also helped me settle my nerves before going for an interview with the host company. During the internship the host company made me feel at home and it helped me settle in. I learnt compliance, investigative, communication and accounting skills. My consultant also checked in throughout; she was with me all the way. Now I have much needed local experience, my professional network has grown and my confidence in professional meetings have received a boost. I was also offered a contract which could flow into a permanent role! An internship really gets your foot in the door and is a great opportunity for especially international students.
I like Readygrad because they have great Placement Consultants – my consultant Rachel was very helpful. She listened to my needs and arranged several interviews for me. Through the work integrated learning internship program, I picked up taxation knowledge and had real life practice. Because my internship was with a local firm it helped me understand local culture. I also was offered a part time job as a result of my internship!
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