Finding Your First Professional Job

**In Collaboration** One of the main reasons that we enter a program of higher education, whether it is a college course, a university degree or even a PhD is that we believe that it will increase our employment options when we graduate. Perhaps naively, we assume that having an extra qualification will get our CV or application form to the […]

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Considering Careers that Can Help Others

**In Collaboration** Many of us pursue careers for the sake of money alone. This is understandable. After all, we work to make an income that can provide us with all of our essentials and afford us a better quality of life. But there are other things you might want to take into consideration when considering a career. For some of us, an important factor for our work is helping others. So, if this sounds like you, here are just a few careers you might want to consider that can significantly help others.   Nursing The medical field is a high intensity career option. You’ll work long hours and will have to exert extreme emotional control to give your patients the highest quality of care possible. You will find yourself working alongside some of society’s most vulnerable members, but you will be able to take steps to either get them on the road to recovery, or make them as comfortable as possible while they deal with their illness. There are a number of roles in medicine that you could pursue and each could change people’s lives. But for now, let’s take a look at nursing. Nurses have a long list of responsibilities. They administer injections, give medication to in-patients, take blood samples, take urine samples, manage intravenous lines and observe and record patients’ conditions. On top of this, they will be a general point of contact and support for the friends […]

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My First, First author publication

I am so proud (& a little relieved) that after a long time, I have my first, first author publication. My first research project from my PhD is up for the world to read (is expecting the entire world to read it a little much??? probably). The research explores how sharks are portrayed by the Australian Media on Facebook and […]

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