As a Study Sunshine Coast Student Ambassador and a CQUniversity Student Representative Council Member, I was invited to attend the 2019 International Student Leaders Forum and 2019 International Student Leaders Meet Parliament Event in August.
During these events, I had the incredible opportunity to meet a variety of like-minded students, develop networks with parliamentary members, and gain extensive knowledge on global talent, global skills, and global workforce.
From this incredible experience, I took multiple detailed notes from public, private, and global employers, that will assist students to gain employment upon graduation.
I learnt that employers are searching for employees that will not only excel in their jobs, but will also be the right fit for their company. This includes:
- Engaging in conversations
- Being collaborative
- Having humility
- Having a variety of skill sets different to those of everyone else
- Students who are brave and embrace their culture and heritage.
I also discovered that employers view university degrees as ‘Lived Experiences’. The experiences that you gain from completing your degree, are often far more valuable than the degree itself.
“Education is a lived experience that gives you the opportunity to continue the journey of learning”
University learning gives us the opportunity to develop great skills such as:
- How to sell yourself
- Career adaptability
- How to prepare for future jobs
- How to communicate/listen and constantly build new relationship skills.
Looking for ways to enhance your skills? The upcoming 3-day Student Leadership Conference at Rockhampton North campus is another incredible opportunity. Registrations are open now.
Jasmine Mitchell is a current Diploma of Nursing student and member of the Social Squad – a group of content creators helping to promote student and campus life at CQUniversity.