Author: Ruby Jean Jenkins

So You Think You Can Network?

So You Think You Can Network?

Networking. Most students are either intimidated by the prospect or disregard its significance altogether. Regardless, there is no denying networking’s value for students. Chances are, if the idea of networking makes you cringe, you’re thinking about it the wrong way.

Beyond the Resume: Building your Digital Footprint

Beyond the Resume: Building your Digital Footprint

After I had finished my Bachelor of Arts, I was continually exasperated by the application process for graduate jobs. The humble double-sided A4 resume left a lot to be desired.

CHANGEMAKERS // Beats by Dre: A Marketing Melody

CHANGEMAKERS // Beats by Dre: A Marketing Melody

2008 saw Irvine and Dr Dre lament the disruption and destruction of the music industry as they knew it; “man, it’s one thing that people steal my music. It’s another thing to destroy the feeling of what I’ve worked on”.

CHANGEMAKERS // Reaching Boiling Point: Belle Gibson

CHANGEMAKERS // Reaching Boiling Point: Belle Gibson

CHANGEMAKERS is a weekly series where we explore the world of management and leadership. What is it that makes leaders succeed or fail, respected or hated? Our writers take a good look at the leaders who are making an impact today, whether it be good or […]

Guide to SWOTVAC: Eat Your Feelings & Drown Your Sorrows

Guide to SWOTVAC: Eat Your Feelings & Drown Your Sorrows

SWOTVAC: The darkest hour of student life. The notorious 7-day period when grooming and bathing are foregone, tracksuit pants become your wardrobe staple, venturing outside is a thing of the past, dazed is your permanent state of being and your communication skills revert to that […]

CHANGEMAKERS // Mad Men in Modernity : Rory Sutherland

CHANGEMAKERS // Mad Men in Modernity : Rory Sutherland

CHANGEMAKERS is a weekly series where we explore the world of management and leadership. What is it that makes leaders succeed or fail, respected or hated? Our writers take a good look at the leaders who are making an impact today, whether it be good or […]

#EpicFail: Marketing Campaigns Gone Wrong

#EpicFail: Marketing Campaigns Gone Wrong

Another week, another brand blunder. Given this week’s Woolies faux pas, it seems appropriate to explore other cringe-worthy marketing catastrophes of recent years.

Discover: #SXSW #recap, April 4

Discover: #SXSW #recap, April 4

This week we’re serving you up a smorgasbord of tantalising treats fresh from the “incubator of cutting-edge technology and digital creativity” known as SXSW.

Networking 101: A Definitive Guide

Networking 101: A Definitive Guide

There’s something inherently slimy about the term ‘networking’. Cringe. The very word makes students quiver in fear and professionals roll their eyes, undoubtedly because there is something inherently superficial and contrived about ‘networking events’.

The ‘F’ Word: Fetishising Failure & Tackling Taboo

The ‘F’ Word: Fetishising Failure & Tackling Taboo

“If failure is not an option then neither is success” -Seth Godin

Discover: The TED Edition, March 14

Discover: The TED Edition, March 14

Every week, ‘Discover’ seeks to bring you the best of what’s on the internet. This is where we, the editors compile the great stories we’ve seen during the week. It’s the perfect addition to your lazy weekend.

What I Did Last Summer / Internship Insights

What I Did Last Summer / Internship Insights

With the first semester of my Masters course done and dusted, I decided to put the feelers out and, with any luck, delve into the covert world of summer internships. In my 3 years of undergrad, I had not yet had even one taste of professional […]

What I Wish I’d Known When I Started Uni

What I Wish I’d Known When I Started Uni

(image by Karen Roe) Welcome to the magical world of University life. Whilst it’s no Hogwarts (let’s be honest, the Old Arts’ resemblance to Hogwarts is the real reason Melb > Monash), it’s not a bad reality. You’ll find that it is a completely unique experience […]