Careers, Jobs, Work

Presentations and activities related to students getting jobs, pursuing careers and understanding work skills.

Teenagers: Thinking about careers

  TWA Teen Careers

One of the great movements in education in recent years has been the valuing of ‘student voice’.

This set of lessons provides an opportunity for educators to use existing student views about career planning captured in local and international research, to stimulate financial education conversations within the school.

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From school to university (Harriette)

  QUT Law School Assoc

In this video, Harriette Watson, President of the QUT Law Society 2016, shares her story of moving from school, though university into work. Students considering legal careers will be interested in her pathway. (10:00)

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From School to University

  QUTASA Uni Work Cody

This video is a contribution of the QUT Accountancy Students' Association.

Specifically, this video explains Cody's journey from school to university, and also his involvement in the students' association, and part-time work commitment. (13:40)

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My career in finance (Sean - FINSIA)

  Finsia Sean Career

In this video, Sean, a member of FINSIA's Young Financial Professionals, shares aspects of his career in finance, including qualifications, work focus, opportunities and challenges, and the benefit of networks and mentors.

This is the second in a series of two short videos where Sean shares his interesting journey through university into a financial service career. Sean has an interesting journey that many students can learn from.


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The Work of an Economist

  Tunny Work Economist2

This video is provided by economist Gene Tunny, Director of Adept Economics and a member of the Economics Society of Australia (Queensland Branch).

In this video Gene discusses the role and work of economists, emphasising their importance in our society. (17:40)

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My career in financial planning (FINSIA - Peter)

  Finsia Peter Career

In this video, Peter, a member of FINSIA's Young Financial Professionals, shares aspects of his career in financial planning, including qualifications, work focus, opportunities and challenges, and the benefit of networks and mentors.

This is the second in a series of two short videos where Peter shares his interesting journey from rural Mareeba into a financial service career. Peter has an interesting journey that many students can learn from.


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My career in finance (Clair - Part B FINSIA)

  Finsia Clair Career Part B 2

In this video, Clair, a member of FINSIA's Young Financial Professionals, shares her experiences of getting a job in the finance industry and the challenges and opportunities that have arisen since.

This is the second in a series of three short videos where Clair shares her interesting journey into a financial service career. Students exitng school will learn a lot from Clair's honest reflections.


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Economics: Life at university

  Nicholas J PBE Uni Life

Nicholas Johnson is a busy university student. Not only is the founder of Pro Bono Econos, but he is a student, a tutor, a research assistant and participates in multiple other university activities. In this video Nicholas talks about being a university student and its related challenges and opportunities. His story will give high school students lots to think about. (17.50)

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My career in finance (Clair - Part A FINSIA)

  Finsia Clair Career Part A 2

In this video, Clair, a member of FINSIA's Young Financial Professionals, shares her experiences of getting a job in the finance industry and the challenges and opportunities that have arisen since.

This is the second in a series of three short videos where Clair shares her interesting journey into a financial service career. Students exitng school will learn a lot from Clair's honest reflections.


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Careers in planning and contacting planners (Peter)

  FPA Peter H 2A

Peter Hodgson is a financial planner for a large financial institution. Peter left school in grade 10 but then realised the importance of education. How he got into planning is a very interesting story! (13.00)

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Neal Rawson (Part B): University life

  Neal R University 1

In this video, Neal Rawson, a member of Young Economists Queensland, shares his perspectives on studying economics, the need to save and budget, using the web and social media. (7 minutes)

This is the second in a series of three short videos featuring Neal.


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A career in insurance

  2018 1 Slide Insurance

Teenfinca® Issue 1, 2018

Young people will be the next generation of leaders for the insurance industry. They bring fresh perspectives and new ideas to an organisation. They are innovative and well versed in technology. Highly motivated and hungry to advance, they bring enthusiasm and a strong desire to learn. This presentation shares ideas and research related to a career in insurance.

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Neal Rawson (Part C): A career

  Neal R Career 1

In this video, Neal Rawson, a member of Young Economists Queensland, shares his perspectives on a career in economics including challenges, opportunities and benefits. (12 minutes)

This is the third in a series of three short videos featuring Neal.


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Four things to bring to every job interview

  2018 1 Slide Job Interviews

Teenfinca® Issue 1, 2018

At some point in their future life, each student will attend an interview for a job. Being prepared is critical. This presentation shares one view of what every applicant should take to that interview.

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A career in financial planning (Sean)

  AFA Sean Nigh Career

Sean Nigh is a young financial planner who works for a boutique, suburban planning firm. In this video Sean talks about his journey that led to a career in financial planning. (13.00)

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I want to be a ... (Careers)

  2018 1 Slide I want2be

Teenfinca® Issue 1, 2018

Regardless of the career we choose and whether we are an employer or employee, we will have a financial life. This presentation shows how a career as a builder, a fashion store owner and an optometrist all require financial life skills in the job, as well as outside the job.

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Dr Abby Kamalakanthan (Part B): University life

  Abby K 2B1

In this video, Dr Abby Kamalakanthan , a member of Young Economists Queensland, shares her perspectives on managing financially during university, using economics to make good financial decisions and rational decision-making. (13 minutes)

This is the second in a series of three short videos featuring Dr Abby Kamalakanthan.


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Dr Abby Kamalakanthan (Part C): A career in economics

  Abby K 3A

In this video, Dr Abby Kamalakanthan , a member of Young Economists Queensland, shares her perspectives on getting a job, working as a consultant within a team, the importance of behavioural economics. (14 minutes)

This is the third in a series of three short videos featuring Dr Abby Kamalakanthan.


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David Elms (Part B): University life

  David E 2

In this video, David Elms, a member of Young Economists Queensland, shares his perspectives on careers in financial services, working while studying, financial surprises, budgeting and HECs. (21 minutes)

This is the second in a series of three short videos featuring David.


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From university to work

  QUTASA Uni Work

This video is a contribution of the QUT Accountancy Students' Association.

It provides one student's story and experiences of moving from university to full-time work as an accountant. (4:00)

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David Elms (Part C): A career in economics

  David E 3

In this video, David Elms, a member of Young Economists Queensland, shares his perspectives on his career to date, the importance of business relationships and networks, thinking economically and rational decsion-making. (21 minutes)

This is the third in a series of three short videos featuring David.


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Four tips to help you write the perfect cover letter

  2018 1 Slide Cover letter

Teenfinca® Issue 1, 2018

Sometime soon, all students will be applying for jobs in the hope of earning some money and gaining work experience. A part of that process is the writing of a cover letter, which will hopefully attract the attention of the workplace manager reviewing applications. This presentation shares some ideas for writing that cover letter.
This presentation includes suggested links to online videos about the writing of cover letters.

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Katie Vanbaum (Part B): University life

  Katie 2A

In this video, Katie Vanbaum, a member of Young Economists Queensland, shares her perspectives on financial education working while studying and living away from home. (8 minutes)

This is the second in a series of three short videos featuring Katie.


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Katie Vanbaum (Part C): A career in economics

  Katie 3

In this video, Katie Vanbaum, a member of Young Economists Queensland, shares her perspectives on the benefit of being in the peer network, getting a job after her studies, the benefits of studying economics and rational thinking. (6 minutes)

This is the third in a series of three short videos featuring Katie.


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Create a personal business card

  2018 1 Slide Business card

Teenfinca® Issue 1, 2018

Most adults still use business cards, and most students have seen a business card. This presentation prompts students to think about the benefits of using a personal business card for their own purposes which may include seeking casual work and pursuing local community opportunities. This presentation includes suggested links to online videos about the development of business cards.

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Musicians need financial life skills

  2017 2 Musicians Slide1

Teenfinca® Issue 2, 2017

This video slideshow encourages students to recognise the importance of financial life skills regardless of career path. In this instance, students considering a career in the music industry are reminded of the importance of financial life skills.

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Keeping your first casual job

  2017 2 Keep job Slide1

Teenfinca® Issue 2, 2017

This video slideshow follows on from a presentation Tips and Tricks to Get Your First Job (Teenfinca® Issue 1, 2017).
The focus here is to remind students of certain actions and behaviours that are more likely to help them keep their job, rather than be replaced.
This lesson plan also includes ideas related to the articles from the ezine:

  • How to guard your career, and
  • Six tips to ace your next interview.

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Insurance as a lifelong career

  2017 2 Insurance Slide1

Teenfinca® Issue 2, 2017

This video slideshow introduces the career of insurance to students and includes a profile of Jack Hunt who currently works in the insurance industry.

Note: This presentation includes many terms specific to insurance. Facilitators are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the terms before presenting to students.

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I want to be a ...

  2017 2 I want to Be Slide1

Teenfinca® Issue 2, 2017

This video slideshow encourages students to reflect on the importance of financial life skills in all career paths.
Every person, every day of their life makes financial decisions. As such, learning financial life skills should be a priority for all people.

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Tips and Tricks to Get Your First Job

  E zine 2017 1 First job First Frame

Teenfinca® Issue 1, 2017:

Finding your first job can always be hard, it’s almost a case of catch 22 as employers want you to have experience, but you can’t get experience without finding a job first! You need a plan!
This video slideshow prompts students to think about how they can get their first casual job.

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Different ways to a preferred future

  Different ways to a preferred future

Teenfinca® Issue 1, 2016
This video slideshow focuses on Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligence Theory. It explores the notion that teenagers can find success, including financial success by aligning career choices to their intelligence strengths. (3:15)

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Careers: A home and investment lending manager

  Careers Lender

Teenfinca® Issue 1, 2016:

In this video slideshow Daniel Payne, a member of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA) shares his journey from school into a career as a lender. He talks about his start in the finance, what excites him about his work, the challenges and the things he wish he knew earlier on. (3:30)

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Your first job, and your first pay

  First job pay

Teenfinca® Issue 1, 2016:

The information in this video slideshow is provided by Taxpayers Australia. It informs students about what's okay and what is not okay when working, the different expectations around casual, part-time and full-time work, what to remember about getting paid and being taxed, superannuation and ensuring they are being paid correctly. (6:50)

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Women at work

  Women work

Teenfinca® Issue 2, 2016:

The information in this video slideshow is sourced from the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA). Its purpose is to encourage students to consider and discuss the myths about women in the financial services industry. (2:50)

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