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So you’ve decided to host your first intern on their Work Integrated Learning placement (internship). Fantastic! You are now getting involved in the training of the future workforce. Something that is often forgotten by host company mentors is that a student is not like your typical hire. In fact, they are not a typical hire and are there primarily to learn. Often this is their first time to ever set foot in a professional workplace environment. Here is a guide to some of students most common concerns when entering the workplace. 
 

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Writing a reference letter for someone can be daunting sometimes as you might know not how to write it or what to write. Fortunately, most reference letters entail the same common elements that anyone can master. Make sure you target the reference letter to the exact purpose for which it is intended.

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Do you want to help someone to achieve their “big break” and be in a position to be able to do so? But before you do make sure it is the right thing to do at the right time. Consider these three options as to why you shouldn’t host an intern before making a decision. 

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If you have ever been fortunate enough to have had a career mentor in your professional working life, you will understand just how valuable and essential it can be.

Career mentors help us plug our knowledge and skills gaps and seek opportunities that help us grow and excel in our professional lives.

What differentiates a great mentor from a good mentor, you might ask?

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Beginning of May the Adelaide Festival of Ideas together with the Conversation Council SA held a public forum discussion about new jobs in a transforming economy and a low carbon future. Beside the debated financial and environmental strategies, the third important pillar for a liveable future is social sustainability. The following two goals, for example, focus on social improvements to transform our world positively.

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