Having career development embedded within the degrees is very unique.
Speaking with my Course Coordinator he’s actually presented me with an opportunity to work with Collingwood in the recruitment department.
We would receive around 300 opportunities from the sport and recreation industry available to our students each year. And we send the opportunities out to the students.
I’ve done two placements, one was at Tennis Australia at the Australian Open in 2011, and the other was at Hockey Victoria this year, I did a 140 hour placement. And they’ve both been really really integral in how I’ve been able to get into the workforce. Especially with Tennis Australia that’s lead to a team leader position in further years.
I teach the students how to self-market themselves which is about gaining achievements in sport and recreation and then communicating those achievements through your resume, in job interviews, in a one minute career encounter with someone that could be at the shopping centre, but we never know who people know.
I’d really like to be in the recruitment department of an AFL team as a talent scout or maybe as a development coach list manager. Talking with Course Coordinators, talking with my lecturers I begin to see that it is possible, if you take your chances, if you take these work placement opportunities that are presented to you, it can happen.
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