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You can do it! 5 tips for realising your potential and getting started

30 March 2015 Guest Blogger Alison Killen As students, we’re always telling ourselves we’re not ready. Too often we fall into the habit of viewing university as an incubator, with ‘real…

Where will the next opportunity take you?

15 March 2015 Guest Blogger Holly Taylor  This time last year I entered the Many Languages, One World essay competition. This wasn’t quite like any other competition. If I was successful,…

Welcome to Incredible India!

14/02/2015 There aren’t many things that will get me out of bed before 6am. Without being able to instantly down a decent coffee, there are even fewer. But seeing the…

Why Living in a Van for 12 Months Made Me an Awesome Entrepreneur

15 January 2015 Guest Blogger Nicole Gibson The dictionary defines a Social Entrepreneur as “a person who establishes an enterprise with the aim of solving social problems or effecting social change.” – four years ago, I probably would have agreed with this…

Can’t Find an Opportunity? Make One: 5 Tips for Carving Out Dream Opportunities

December 14, 2014 YOA Business Development Manager, Zan Fairweather In September 2014, I looked out at a small crowd that had gathered in front of me on a miserably stormy Melbourne…

“What do you do with a B.A. in English?”

23 November 2014 YOA Regional Curator, Ana Stevenson  You might have heard on the grapevine that it’s becoming increasingly difficult to get a job in academia. As Clare Murphy said recently…

3 Ingredients to Landing Your First Dream Role: Optimism, Persistence & a Healthy Dose of Reality

12 November 2014 Guest Blogger Alan White I’ve always believed that eternal optimism coupled with a daily dose of reality when it comes to career and personal development is up…

10 Indicators of an Ideal Internship

30 October 2014 YOA Founding Director, Margaret Quixley If you’re finishing up at university or recently graduated, chances are you want to up-skill to ensure you have the best possible…

7 tips to take you inside the United Nations

1 October 2014 Guest Blogger Rachel Kaye YOA’s first networking night kicked off on Wednesday 17th September, when young opportunists were invited to learn from and liaise with four remarkable individuals…

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