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Jolene

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Future speech-language pathologist. Currently, a Year 11 student in Melbourne, Australia.

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Jolene Nov 06, 2023 430 views

How and when were you certain that you had to switch majors?

Did you feel like you were giving up? Or did you feel like you were finally going somewhere?

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Jolene Nov 06, 2023 537 views

Are doctorate degrees that aren't PhDs taken seriously at all in academia?

e.g. the Doctor of Education (EdD), clinical doctorates for different disciplines

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Jolene Nov 06, 2023 605 views

Is there any point in getting small qualifications that are unrelated to the job you're applying for and what does that tell the employer?

For example, is there any use to a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certification specifically on a resume if you aren't applying for a job teaching English? Does it look any better on paper?

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Jolene Nov 06, 2023 471 views

Is it weird that I haven't changed my mind once about what I want to do?

I'm 17 years old right now. I've been certain of what I wanted to be since I was 13 years old, and I haven't changed my mind once. I've researched many different careers, but I keep coming back to this single one. But most of the people I know my age don't really know what they want to be, or...

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Jolene Nov 06, 2023 567 views

What sort of things should you NOT disclose in job applications?

For example, should you disclose medical conditions?
Degrees that are unrelated to the job?
Experience that may make you seem overqualified?

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Jolene Nov 06, 2023 511 views

When should you start networking and who is good to get referrals from?

For example, would academic or work referrals be more valued?

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Jolene Nov 06, 2023 890 views

If you're bi/multilingual, did you find it helped you in your job?

Not in the interview, but in your actual job.

Also interested in answers from people who know sign languages!

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Jolene Nov 06, 2023 442 views

When looking for a job, do your degrees become less relevant the more jobs you do?

Do interviewers still look at degrees after your first few jobs or is work experience valued a lot more?

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Jolene Nov 06, 2023 306 views

How viable is studying at university full-time while doing vocational education part-time?

People who have done this, was it doable? Were you burnt out?

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Jolene Nov 06, 2023 1254 views

In Australia, how big is the difference between the *content* of a Bachelor's Degree with Honours and an equivalent Master's Degree?

I understand that Bachelor + Honours degrees typically take 4 years, while Master’s degrees take about 2. But is there a difference in the *content* of these degrees? I'm specifically interested in La Trobe University, but advice about other universities are welcome as well! For reference,...

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Jolene Nov 06, 2023 289 views

When it comes to postgraduate applications, does a person studying a major and a minor have a disadvantage compared to someone studying a dual major degree in the same fields?

If so, how big of a disadvantage?