Careers, Jobs, Work

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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