Recent Blogs

5 reasons to ‘get lost’ before you graduate

YOA Ambassador, Joel Young I’ll be the first to admit that moving out of home is brave, exciting and frighteningly expensive. The decision is a hard one, to leave behind all…

‘How I got my foot in the door': Sam Bertram, Shashikala Davidson and Anna Zhang

Getting a job doing what you love isn’t easy. Figuring out what type of job you want isn’t easy either. However, the best advice that I’ve taken to figuring out…

‘Realising your dream': Anna Gardiner

When people ask me what I want to do career wise, I usually just answer ‘Be David Attenborough’. But to expand slightly, I’d love to work on wildlife documentaries –…

‘Realising your dream': Andy James

When I was in High School, I made my then girlfriend promise to punch me in the face if I ever started working for a bank. I knew how my…

Young Inspirations Australia: Helen Mahar

17 June 2015 Helen Mahar, along with being the founder of Auslan For Young People in Melbourne, is a volunteer Community Visitor at the Office of the Public Advocate, and…

Meet the YOA Team: Heather Mofflin

Name: Heather Mofflin Age: 21 What are you currently studying? Masters of International Relations at The University of Melbourne. Your role at YOA: Communications Manager What inspired you to join the…

Experience Southeast Asia. Experience more than a holiday.

23 April 2015 YOA Regional Curator, Heather Mofflin I vividly remember my first trip to Southeast Asia when I was 12. I couldn’t believe that a country so close to home…

National Youth Week – It starts with us: A collection of stories from Australia’s youth

14 April 2015 Erin Watson-Lynn There is an old saying that our lives are made up of three or four days that change our whole lives. It is the same…

It Starts With Us: Changing the discourse of Australia’s youth unemployment

12 April 2015 YOA Founding Director, Margaret Quixley This week is National Youth Week and I’ve been thinking a lot about the theme, ‘It starts with us’. Despite moments of misdirection…

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