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Going beyond your degree

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Getting a degree is a major accomplishment, but it’s only the beginning. To truly make the most of your education, it’s important to go beyond your degree. Here are some tips to help you do just that:

1. Gain practical experience

Your degree may provide your with a solid foundation of knowledge, but practical experience will set you apart. Consider internships, work experience, and volunteer work to gain hands-on experience in your field.

2. Network with professionals

Building a strong network of professionals can help you stay informed about industry trends and open new opportunities. Join organisations and participate in events to meet and engage with others in the field you want to be in. Most faculty-based clubs on campus host annual networking events that anyone can attend.

3. Take up additional certifications

Earning additional certifications in your field shows your commitment to professional development and increase your value to potential employers. Some certifications you could explore could be from LinkedIn Learning, Google Digital Garage or Curtin Extra.

4. Develop new skills

Continuously developing new skills will help you stay ahead of the curve and increase your chances of success. Consider joining a committee through a club, or the Guild, taking online workshops to learning to new techniques.

5. Give back to your community

Volunteering and giving back to your community can help you gain new perspectives, make meaningful connections, and give back to those in need. Explore volunteer opportunities through Curtin Volunteers!

Going beyond your degree requires strength and perseverance , but the rewards are well worth it. By taking advantage of these tips, you can set yourself apart from your peers and lay foundations for a fulfilling and successful future career.

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