Deakin's Grad-Vac Blog!

Video interviews - a student perspective

A Deakin student, Belinda McIntosh, has written a great piece on video interviews. It’s becoming more and more common so definitely read on below!


I’m graduating soon and embarking on an expedition into the slightly intimidating world of job applications and interviews. So I’ve set about doing a bit of pre- journey research and I’ve discovered the new trend in applications is all about video.

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With hundreds of students graduating with the same degree as you, how do you stand out to employers?

To help you with this, Deakin University have launched a great initiative called Me in a Minute.

Deakin is offering you the opportunity to create a one minute video of yourself, highlighting your knowledge and capabilities. This video can then be sent to employers or uploaded onto your LinkedIn profile. Deakin does all the filming/editing and did I mention that it’s FREE!

Coles Graduate Program 2015

Coles are once again recruiting for their 2015 Graduate Program!


The graduate recruiter from Coles will be coming on campus – and she’s bringing current graduates with her. They are running a session to allow you to meet graduates from the different streams of the program and will cover topics such as the recruitment process, program structure, development activities and the workplace culture.

When you hear the name ‘Coles’, you may automatically think of working at a store level (which is definitely an option), but these graduates will be speaking to you about the various roles at their head office - come along to find out more!

Monday 25 August

12PM – 1:30PM

Richard Searby Room – HD2.006 (behind the Sage Restaurant)

Please register your attendance here

Mock Assessment Centre hosted by DCS

The recruitment cycle for a Vacation Work or Graduate Program can be super competitive and often difficult to prepare for. What better way to prepare than coming along to an employer-run mock assessment centre?

Deakin Commerce Society sponsors will be running a two-hour event consisting of group activities, interviews and networking - just like a real assessment centre!

Date: Tuesday 19 August

Time: 12PM - 2PM

Dress Code: Business Attire

Find out more and register here

First Year Students - this one’s for you!

So far this year we’ve focused on final year and second year students - but what about if you’re in first year? Well here’s something just for you…

Many large employers are now offering first year students the opportunity to come into their offices for a few days to experience what it is really like to work there. Network with employees, undertake professional development activities and find out what they look for when hiring students/graduates.

If you want to know more, find out more about the various first year programs below: