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Starting Somewhere delivers insight and stories that demystify the internship landscape for a university age audience and dissects the seemingly scary world of work.

Starting Somewhere delivers insight and stories that demystify the internship landscape for a university age audience and dissects the seemingly scary world of work.
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Australia

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Starting Somewhere delivers insight and stories that demystify the internship landscape for a university age audience and dissects the seemingly scary world of work.

Language:

English

Contact:

61 419 359 350


Episodes

Bonus Episode - The reasons Amalia Illgner decided to sue over her 'dream internship'

9/19/2018
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During season one of Starting Somewhere, we couldn't fit all the wisdom into ten episodes. So for your listening pleasure, we'll be publishing some of the full interviews. In this episode Buffy talks with Amalia Illgner. Amalia is a freelance journalist who secured an internship at Monocle. She started her internship with enthusiasm and the willingness to 'pay her dues' but shortly realised that she was doing real work and receiving below minimum wage for it. She explains why she decided to...

Duration:00:39:03

Bonus Episode - Identifying exploitation and what makes a fair internship with Jack Kenchington-Evans of Interns Australia

9/12/2018
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During season one of Starting Somewhere, we couldn't fit all the wisdom into ten episodes. So for your listening pleasure, we'll be publishing some of the full interviews. In this episode Buffy chats with Jack Kenchington-Evans, a director of Interns Australia. Jack tells us what a fair internship looks like, how you can identify exploitation and where Interns Australia falls on the for-credit internship debate - it's a barbecue stopper of an episode.

Duration:00:22:28

Bonus Episode - U of M psychologist Neil Wilson can help with your internship anxiety

9/5/2018
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During season one of Starting Somewhere, we couldn't fit all the wisdom into ten episodes. So for your listening pleasure, we'll be publishing some of the full interviews. Hear from Neil Wilson, a psychologist from the University of Melbourne. Neil calmly explains how to overcome your first day nerves. His slowing down to speed up tip is a game changer and taking a deep breath is always a good idea - even when hidden in the toilet.

Duration:00:29:49

Bonus Episode - A deep dive into digital dirt and personal branding with U of M careers expert Warren Frehse

8/29/2018
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During season one of Starting Somewhere, we couldn't fit all the wisdom into ten episodes. So for your listening pleasure, we'll be publishing some of the full interviews. In this episode, Warren Frehse, dives deeper in to digital dirt and how to curate your personal brand. Plus, where to look for jobs, how to tackle that selection criteria and he ponders - how much do grades matter - a little or a lot?

Duration:00:30:35

Bonus Episode - Build your LinkedIn profile the LinkedIn way with Mary Trumble from LinkedIn Australia

8/22/2018
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During season one of Starting Somewhere, we couldn't fit all the wisdom into ten episodes. So for your listening pleasure, we'll be publishing some of the full interviews. First up is Mary Trumble, Client Solutions Manager at LinkedIn Australia. If you have ever wondered how to maximise your LinkedIn profile, Mary can help. Plus, learn some tricks to approaching companies, how to identify the types of people you want in your network and the best way to sell yourself to an employer.

Duration:00:18:19

Coming soon - Expert Hack

8/1/2018
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Expert Hack​ is a new podcast from the University of Melbourne about the changing world of work, and how industry experts are finding clever solutions to tricky problems. Everyone starts somewhere, but in today’s world, starting out is harder than ever. So learn from the experts who are already preparing for the rapidly changing workplace.

Duration:00:02:19

Turning an internship into a job - the guide

7/25/2018
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Doing an internship and being amazing is one thing, but it’s only a means to an end. This episode shows you how other people have transitioned to the workplace, from biotech to banking. We give you the skinny on networking, mentors and making the jump. We look at some research about how internships lead to jobs, how degrees help and why internships are not going away and what’s going on in Portugal! We ask some super accomplished mentors what they look for when they choose who to share...

Duration:00:36:51

Alternatives to an internship- volunteering abroad, clubs and industry projects

7/11/2018
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Now you know everything about internships, what else is available? We present other ways to bridge the gap from the classroom to the workplace. From starting a business to getting the most out of clubs and societies, we have you covered. An internship is not right for everyone and in this penultimate episode of Starting Somewhere we present the alternatives. Staying within the structure of the university you can still get a load of great experience; industry projects, exchange study or...

Duration:00:28:42

Exploitation and compensation

6/27/2018
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The dark side of internships. We explore the law; ‘Dodgy’ names and shames internships that might be flouting it. Plus an interview with Amalia Illgner, a UK intern taking Monocle to court for unpaid wages. Starting Somewhere gets serious! With 80% of internships unpaid, especially in the media, creative and marketing industries the number of people who can do them is immediately limited. If you don't have the resources to support yourself while you work for free then internships won’t work...

Duration:00:49:05

Who's doing it right?

6/13/2018
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So what does a good internship look like? We break down the features with plenty of examples of companies treating interns right and reaping the rewards. But what does it take to land a good internship? And can a good one still be unfair? This one is for the companies! We uncover the 5 vital ingredients in a good internship. From application to orientation to exit interview, what exactly goes into a good internship? We talk to two top-ranked companies from the Internships Australia annual...

Duration:00:32:23

Juggling it all - and avoiding burnout

5/30/2018
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Uni...clubs... a job and now an internship! We talk to people who have burnt out, how they got there and how they got back. We get tips on relaxing from a psychologist, and how to spot that things have gone off the rails and what to do to get back on track. In the race to stand out, pack your CV and get your dream job, or just any job you can take on too much. In this episode, we talk to interns about what made them get overextended, how burnout manifested itself and is it worth working...

Duration:00:34:18

Doing it - getting the most out of your internship

5/16/2018
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What do you want to get out of your internship? We look at setting goals, getting feedback and navigating office politics. Are you business mature? Do you need a mentor to figure that out? What do employers want out of you, we have a list of seven things. Hosts, Buffy Gorrilla and Ben Pawson, talk to interns about their goals for their internship and what they want to get out of it. Plus what do they tell their supervisor they want to achieve - it might be different things… We help you...

Duration:00:34:29

Day one - What to wear, when to turn up and how to get started

5/1/2018
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You’ve got the gig. Now what? We show you how to put your best foot forward, and figure out what that foot should be wearing. From research before you get there, to what time you should arrive through to dealing with first day nerves, we’ve got you covered. Hosts, Buffy Gorrilla and Ben Pawson, talk to Interns about their first day. What happened. Where is the printer? What was the password again? We go through how to set expectations, and what companies are expecting of you. HR...

Duration:00:26:32

Getting your internship - Standing out from the crowd

4/16/2018
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In a sea of people with similar skills how do you stand out? How do you let your personality shine but hide your digital dirt from companies. LinkedIn give us the scoop on a building a stellar profile, plus video interview tips to show your best side. Hosts, Buffy Gorrilla and Ben Pawson, talk to companies about what they look for in interns, and we hear from interns who went there and got the gig, and we hear from some who did not. How many applications should you send, 100? 20? Somewhere...

Duration:00:35:27

Finding an Internship - What do you want to be when you grow up?

4/16/2018
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What do you want to be when you grow up? We give you three places to look, and ironically for a podcast, some visual ideas for finding your perfect internship. We also hear from The Intern Queen, Lauren Berger. Plus, there are tips on using your networks and some useful web resources. Hosts, Buffy Gorrilla and Ben Pawson, talk with more experts, interns and counsellors to help spark the thoughts: What do you want to do, and where you can do it? We cover how to identify your skills and...

Duration:00:28:55

BONUS EPISODE: 5 Things About: Getting your start with Adam Elliot

4/12/2018
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Buffy Gorrilla chats with Oscar-winning animator Adam Elliot in a Starting Somewhere bonus episode. Adam brought his oscar into the Starting Somewhere studio and told us what it was like when he was starting out. Adam was at the University of Melbourne Employability Week, a series of events, fairs and talks about employability, he gave an opening address titled "Life is not a Dress Rehearsal: My Career Path".

Duration:00:13:49

The Internship Landscape - What are you getting yourself into?

4/10/2018
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There are three ways to do an internship. Each has different benefits, but competition is stiff. Experts, employers interns and your hosts, both former interns, guide you through what employers expect and what interns get out of the experience. Hosts, Buffy Gorrilla and Ben Pawson, explore the internship landscape in detail. If you know nothing, this is where to start. We delve into the surprising history of internships and how they help you get jobs in today's changing employability...

Duration:00:26:00

The Podcast For Starting Out

4/8/2018
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Starting Somewhere delivers insight and stories that demystify the internship landscape. Work has changed. When employers want more than a grade, and candidates are demanding as much of their employer as their employer is of them. Internships are a crucial bridge from the classroom to the workplace.

Duration:00:03:04