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I Wanna Be a Physiotherapist · A Day In The Life Of A Physiotherapist
 
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Jesse goes behind the scenes with Renee to find out what a day in the life of a Physiotherapist (or physical therapist) is all about. For more information about a career in physiotherapy check out the Student Edge career page here: https://studentedge.org/career-life/find-a-career/physiotherapist What does it take to become a Physiotherapist? Physiotherapists assess, treat and prevent disorders in human movement caused by injury and disease. They may work as part of a healthcare team, independently in private practice or as industry consultants. Renee chats about why she became a Physio, the job prospects, what characteristics and courses it takes to become a physio. Want to see more career videos from Student Edge? ↓ Click here: http://s-edg.com/careervideos Transcript I think I need to see a physio. You know every professional sports team has a physiotherapist and fore most they're the first person you run or hobble to if you've got an injury. That's because they assess and treat injuries as well as trying to prevent them from happening again. And they don't just treat sports muscular injuries, they treat all sorts of pain and medical reasons. Well let's go try find one. They can assist with neurological conditions, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries and even chest conditions like emphysema and asthma. I think I might have just twinged my back so I must admit my motivation for meeting and chatting to a physiotherapist is slightly selfish. So while we're learning with a physiotherapist actually does, I'm hoping Renee Fish can sort my back out. You must be Renee. I am hi Jesse how are you going? I'm good i'm chasing physiotherapy, do you think you can help me out? Definitely come around this way. What does a typical day for a physiotherapist look like? There's no typical days as a physio. Because we treat any kind of body part, any condition as well, depending on the patient comes in with nothing is ever the same, every patient is individual. We also work across at the hospital so we may see people after they've had an operation, after they've had a baby or they've got chest problems. Cool, so what did you want to become a physiotherapist? I had no idea what I want to do when I graduated high school. I was looking through the university course guides one day and I came across the physiotherapy section how to read and thought the sounds sound like me applied to my strength. Is there much work out before? There's a lot of work out there, so we've got hospital, you've got community-based, you've got sports clubs and we've got private practices, a huge range of the physiotherapy jobs out there. And so what is the hardest part of the job? The hardest part of the job would be knowing that some patients can't be fixed, they can't be cured. What they have is progressive so it's going to get worse. I do get some comfort in knowing with those people I can in some way make their life or their quality of life at least a little bit easier. Would that be the most rewarding part of the job actually fixing someone? It is yeah, knowing that you've helped someone overcome whatever condition they had, that's definitely the best part is when patience thank you sincerely. So if i wanted to get into physiotherapy what one piece of advice you would give me? I would definitely say make sure you put the effort at uni, so make sure you study hard, it's not an easy course but it's definitely extremely rewarding. What characteristics does someone need to be a physio? Definitely have good interpersonal skills good time management skills you need to be able to motivate people. I think the biggest ones that you need to have good problem solving and analytical skills as well. Cool, and so from school to today how do you get to where you are? At school it's best to kind of study the subjects which are the prerequisites which is usually physics or human biology. You need to put your preferences down for your unis, once you get accepted you can enrol and then the study starts. And so if you could end up where you are today but do one thing differently what would that be? Definitely be studying harder when I was at uni yep so it would make it so much easier, less pressure on myself as well huh. Awesome well thanks so much for talking to us today. But yeah, I've got a bit of a sore back and how about a message? Sure let's have a look. So there you have it. If you're physical person, like working with people and good with your hands, maybe physio is the thing for you. For more information and to get involved hit up studentedge.org
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I Wanna Be a Midwife · A Day In The Life Of A Midwife
 
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Rebecca meets Tabiltha to find out what a day in the life of a Midwife is all about. For more information about a career as a midwife check out the Student Edge career page here: https://studentedge.org/career-life/find-a-career/midwife Want to see more career videos from Student Edge? ↓ Click here: http://s-edg.com/careervideos What does it take to become a Midwife? Midwives provide care, education, advice and support to women and their families during pregnancy, labour and birth, and provide postnatal care to women and babies in the early weeks following birth. Tabitha chats about the role of a midwife, why she decided to become a midwife and what the most rewarding part of the job is. Transcrip They're so cute. There's nothing more incredible than the creation and birth of new life and if you're a mother or expecting mother you'll know there's one person you can't do it without, your midwife. Midwives ensure that both mum and baby are healthy and safe right from conception all the way through to birth and beyond. Today I'm at the family birth centre at king edward memorial hospital to have a chat with Tabitha to get the scoop on what it's like to be a midwife. Hi Rebecca and Tabitha nice to meet you. Hey Tabitha I was just wondering if we could have a chat about what it's like to be a midwife? Yeah of course, let's go somewhere quiet. So Rebecca this is one of our birthing suites. Looks lovely. Quite, now you wanna have a chat? Sure, let's take a seat. So Tabitha, take me to your typical day of being a midwife. As a midwife there is no typical day you never know what you're gonna walk into. To start with we sometimes run clinics during the day where we check mums antenatally, so when baby's inside we check baby's heartbeat, check growth and make sure everything's going okay. We check mum's blood pressure, make sure she's feeling ok and do any sort of parent education that we need to. We also have delivery rooms where a mum might come in in labor and we deliver their babies, which is a really exciting part and time in their life. We also have a visiting midwifery service where we go out and visit them at home and do any postnatal education of talks that we need to. And what mad you decide that you wanted to be a midwife? I became a registered nurse first and I decided that I really wanted to look after healthy people. A woman having a baby, you're nice and healthy you don't really have problems so i decided to become a midwife and i guess empower women in having babies. What kind of places need midwives? Is it just hospitals and birthing centers or their options outside of those areas? Yeah there's lots of other options that you can do, there's lots of small clinics available. There's diabetes clinics, there's clinics for sick mums or babies that you can also be involved in. There's also lots of volunteer or missionary work that you can do out there. So Tabitha, what's the hardest part of your job? I guess the hardest part of the job is that babies can come at any time so they can come 24 hours 7 days a week 365 days a year, so you know I'm kind of on call twenty-four/seven for the women when they come in. Also sometimes things get complicated along the way and not always mums and babies well. Wow, and what would be the most rewarding part? The most rewarding part is having a beautiful healthy baby in the mother's arms and seeing mum and dad with their baby for the very first time and I guess encouraging them and empowering them to become the parents they could be. Is that what inspires you as a midwife? Absolutely yes, I love at the end seein these beautiful babies and then seeing them grow, at home when you can see them and visit them at home. And if you give somebody some advice if they wanted to become a midwife what would it be? I guess it would be expect the unexpected and be aware that sometimes you need to be emotionally, take a step back and not get so involved sometimes in the complications that come up along the way. If you can list from school to now, what steps does somebody need to take if they want to become a midwife? What you need to do is you need to finish year 12 and enter some sort of territory or university where you can do a Bachelor of Nursing and then a post graduate diploma in midwifery. Or now they're offering a direct bachelor of midwiferycourse. What characteristics does somebody need to have to be a midwife? You need to be caring, friendly, open and very compassionate. And if you could do one thing differently but still end up where you are today what would it be? I would have not taken a year off after I finish school and I would have gone directly into midwifery. Great well thank you so much for having a chat with me today. You're welcome. What a rewarding career if you want to find out more information on becoming a midwife jump onto https://studentedge.org
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I Wanna Be a Human Resources Officer · A Day In The Life Of A Human Resources Officer
 
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Hans goes behind the scenes to find out what being a Human Resource Officer entails. Check out more information about a career in Human Resources here: https://studentedge.org/career-life/find-a-career/human-resources-officer Want to see more career videos from Student Edge? ↓ Click here http://s-edg.com/careervideos G'day, Hans here. Now look there are two types of people in this world, those that organize things and the rest of us are just kind of do what they say but if you think you're good with people and you like organizing things maybe human resources could be a career for you. We're here at the Department of Mines to find out what it's all about. You hear the term human resources all the time but it's a pretty obscure and confusing job title. All i know is that it involves dealing with lots of people which is why I'm here at one of the biggest people machines in WA, the Department of Mines and Petroleum to find out exactly what a human resources officer does. Great to meet you Alyce. Well let's start with everything, I need to know if you're working in Human Resources what do you do? So pretty much we work with the employees right through from application to retirement and that could be anything from looking after their safety to training to providing wellness programs or diversity events. So you follow someone's career basically from the beginning right through the end. Yeah while they're in that specific organization. Sure and ok well let's start at the beginning how you came to be in the job. What was your particular path? Where did you study how are you here today? I studied the ECU I studied a bachelor of business and I did a major in human resource management and from that I engaged in lots of different work experience, internship placements I put my name on the templates here at this department and they asked me to come back and work on my initial project. Okay, talk me through a day a typical day of yours when you turn up what do you get up to? First thing I do is look at my emails to make sure there's no employees that are concerned about any issues. That's the first thing you need to get to you need to reply to them quickly. I also because I'm the wellness coordinator I do a lot of events and presentations so i might be one day I might be booking in a presentation I'm checking that staff have RSVP'd properly that kind of thing. We also organize occupational safety and health inductions for new staff so i might be sending out invites. Okay, it's time for you to give us the edge. Can you do that? Absolutely question number one, just quickly from school to what you do now what's the process? Definitely finish high school and an excellent way to increase your opportunities then enroll in either a human resource management course at there's a number of different institutions that offer it or you could do a degree in business and get a a major in human resources or even a psychology degree. Question 2 if I want to be really successful in human resources what characteristics do i need? Definitely a good people person, you need to love working with people, also excellent communication skills that's a big one you need to always be talking with people and also being able to say the same thing to everybody being consistent with your advice to give throughout the organization. And question number three, if you could have done one thing differently but still end up exactly where you are today what would you have done there? Good question i'm quite happy with the path I took but I will say definitely being a little bit more comfortable about asking questions and seeking advice. Well Alyce, thank you so much for talking me through it I now know what it means to work in human resources. Thank you very much it's been really fun. Well there you go that's just the tip of the iceberg of what it means to work in human resources. If you want to get involved you want more info you gotta get onto https://studentedge.org and don't forget if you really keen about it get out there network and meet people.
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I Wanna be a Nutritionist
 
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Hans chats to Nutritionist, Sam, who provides an insight into the day of a life in the career and what you will need to study to get into the industry. Want to see more videos from Student Edge? Click here: http://s-edg.com/careervideos or https://studentedge.org What does it take to become a Nutritionist? A Nutritionist develops programs and implement evaluations to educate people on their wellbeing through better food and nutrition choices. Hans chats to Nutritionist, Sam, who provides an insight into the day of a life in the career, what you will need to study to get into the industry and the characteristics required for the job.
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I Wanna Be a Real Estate Agent · A Day In The Life Of A Real Estate Agent
 
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Jesse catches up with Paul from Altitude Real Estate to find out what a day in the life of a Real Estate agent or Realtor is like. Check out more information about a career as a Real Estate Agent at Student Edge here: https://studentedge.org/career-life/find-a-career/real-estate-agent Want to see more career videos from Student Edge? ↓ Click here http://s-edg.com/careervideos Transcript: Hi I'm Jessie. Today thanks to Student Edge we're gonna go inside a career and find out if it's the right job for you. Houses come in all shapes and sizes but have you ever thought about what's actually involved in selling one? Today we're at Altitude Real Estate to see if it's the right job for you. We're having a chat to someone who knows all about the real estate industry. Paul Tonich, director of Altitude Real Estate. Today we want to find out exactly what it takes to do what you do you. So do you reckon you can show us around? So Jesse, what you want to know? Well mate, you've won countless awards, I want to know exactly how you got to where you are. The age of 26 I was looking for a career change and I just purchased a properly a few years earlier and the real estate agent called me when he heard about that and said hey why don't you come have a look at real estate. It struck my interest I had a meeting with him and didn't look back. I think when i look back at why my results have been what they are it's my ability to communicate I really went out and met with some great people that showed me probably just a little tweaks you've gotta do to have the ability to win trust really quickly. We only get 45 minutes, obviously we've got to know our product and strategies but winning their trust is probably the best thing you can do to really step ahead in the career get away from the pack. So Paul I imagine being a real estate agent is just all about selling houses. No, it's a lot more than that. Really you get to see a broad part of society and when someone calls you they actually have a problem that you've gotta solve and usually it's coming off something that has happen in their life. Sometimes it's a death of a family member sometimes it's actually a job promotion or having kids or even a marriage breakup, and at the time you have to be able to, I suppose, relate to the people and actually absorb their pressure and stress or actually listen and actually know what they want and so part of it is not just actually pulling the property on the market it's actually understanding why. Okay Paul, so let's go behind the scenes I want you to take me through a normal day of a real estate agent. Yeah, firstly it's seven days away no matter what part of the career involved in you actually serve the public and you serve your clients so you know you can set a structure for the week but part of it is that we're reactive. The phone suddenly rings, you had four five things to do that day like getting marketing ready writing ads, you know, talking to the owners. You've always gonna be prepared you always going to be ready. It's one of the things that the elite people in this industry know, always be able to be contactable, always being on call and that's a really hard balance as you develop maybe getting married or having a family, of keeping that sustainable. Well mate it looks like there's a lot of hard work but there's also a lot of rewards. Yeah absolutely, it's probably the first opportunity that a lot of people get to open a business and in a business allows if you are a creative type that you got full autonomy of where you can take things, you've got the ability to be flexible with your time but there is huge financial rewards. Someone coming in to the industry that could actually work hard for the first couple years by year three or four they could be taking home anywhere between six hundred thousand to a million dollars a year and that's not totally unusual for elite performers. Okay Paul, so now it's time to give us the edge, I've got 3 question for you, what makes a good real estate agent? Huge energy to start with, great enthusiasm and the real ability to win trust with people. How do I become an agent and what qualifications do you need? You don't have to have gone through uni, you do need to be licensed so you do a course with the Real Estate Institute, but really there's a chance for traineeship, a lot of good agents are looking for personal assistants. After maybe two or three years those people develop into sales people themselves and build your own business. OK Paul, so if you can start again next week what's one thing you would do differently? I think I'd understand that I could have joined the industry earlier. When I did join i was 26 years of age, the average age of an agent was 57 and I had this perception that you maybe had to be old and grey to get credibility with owners. Nowadays at the age of 20 you can start as an agent, you just got to have drive and ambition.
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I Wanna Be a Town Planner · A Day In The Life Of A Town Planner
 
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Emma visits the Department of Planning WA to find out what being a Town Planner entails. Check out more details about a career in Town Planning here: https://studentedge.org/career-life/find-a-career/town-planner Want to see more career videos from Student Edge? ↓ Click here http://s-edg.com/careervideos What does it take to become a Town Planner? Planners are involved in making long and short-term decisions about the management and development of cities, town, villages and the countryside. They aim to balance the conflicting demands of housing, industrial development, agriculture, recreation, transport and the environment, in order to allow appropriate development to take place. Planners are at the heart of regeneration within towns and cities, taking into account the often competing views of business and local communities. In rural areas, they must ensure that development is sustainable and that the right balance of development is achieved to preserve the countryside. The work of planners also makes a positive contribution to tackling the effects of climate change. Transcript Hi, I'm Emma and today thanks to Student Edge i'm here at the Department of Planning in Western Australia. What am I doing here? Well today I'm here to find out exactly what it's like to be a town planner and whether or not this might be your dream job, so come on let's go find out. Now you might be thinking what on earth is a town planner and what exactly do they plan? To be honest I really don't know but that's okay because today I'm catching up with real-life town planner Nicholas to find out exactly what's involved. So what would you like to know? I'm here today because i'd love to know exactly what it is that a town planner does. Okay, town planners work to plan human settlements and that could be anywhere from a large Australian city to a small country town or even remote and regional areas. We work with engineers, architects, designers, landscape architects, to come up with long-term plans for cities and regional areas. One of the projects that have recently worked on that I was quite proud of was the Elizabeth Quay project which is down the Perth waterfront with the aim of bringing the city back to the river, so that's been really exciting. It's only down the road from our office so i get to see the way it's developing everyday. Another project that we're working on is trying to reduce congestion and alleviate some of the transport concerns in our city at the moment and one of the ways that we're doing that is by planning for public transport on some of our wider arterial roads that run into the city itself. Well your job sounds very important and interesting, can you take us through a typical day? The typical day might started at 8.30 i'll come into the office and check my emails and work out what I have to do for the day. It would normally involve a couple of meetings in the morning and they could be with anybody from the community to local government agencies, other state government agencies or other professionals and then in the afternoon I'll tend to work with my team and we'll get out our maps and plans and start to draw, try and work out solutions to problems in different areas of the city. I think it's time for you to give us the edge. I've got 3 questions. The first question, what makes a great town planner? Well I think to be a good town planner you need to have a vision and an idea for how you'd like the city to look and feel that's most important i think. Secondly you need to be a really good listener you need to try and understand how people feel about their own community in their own area. Sometimes they may have ideas that are more valid or better than than yours and thirdly I think you need to have patience you need to understand that some of the plans that you're working on may take 5-10 sometimes 20 years to eventuate. What steps would somebody need to take to become a town planner? Well it's important that people have a keen interest in geography when they start out. You go to university generally and do a town planning degree or sustainability degree or something to do with urban design and most major universities offer those courses. Now finally Nick if you could still end up exactly where you are today that have done one thing differently what would that have been? I think the work experience really help with that and being part of the department's graduate program but one thing that's really important is just trust yourself and understand that you've got very valid ideas to bring to the table and it's really important to follow the career path that you think will be right for you. If you love geography and are interested in designing our future then perhaps you should consider a career as a town planner but remember what Nick said you've got to find out who you are and believe in yourself. For more information and to get involved log onto https://studentedge.org
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I Wanna Be a Social Worker · A Day In The Life Of A Social Worker
 
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Rebecca meets Danielle to find out what a day in the life of a Social Worker is all about. For more information about a career as a social worker, check out the Student Edge career page here: https://studentedge.org/career-life/find-a-career/social-worker Want to see more career videos from Student Edge? ↓ Click here: http://s-edg.com/careervideos Trasnscript Let's face it, sometimes life can get tough and for some people those tough times are far harder than those of the average person. Times where people can feel alone or as if they have nowhere else to turn. Social workers are unique group of people who help those who feel helpless. People dealing with personal or social problems. They can do this case by case or via programs that benefit groups and communities. Today I'm at the Department of Child Protection and Family Support to find out what it takes to be a social worker. As a social worker at the Department of Child Protection practitioners ensure the well-being and safety of children and young people. With the opportunity to specialise in specific areas social workers provide people with counselling and support through crisis situations as well as helping out in the community. Hi Danielle, I'm Rebecca. I was just wondering could i pick your brain on what it's like to be a social worker? Absolutely. Fantastic let's go have a chat. So, Danielle take us through a typical day of being a social worker. There's never a typical day of being a social worker, it depends on what's happened with the families to what we're going to do on that day. So we might have a day where you're answering phone calls and going through emails in your office space, to going out with police, checking houses, doing home visits it just depends on what clients you have. Wow, that sounds really full-on, what inspired you to want to be a social worker? I wanted to help people and being a social worker in the Department of Child Protection we get to help the children and I think that makes it a big difference in the future. What would you say the most rewarding part of your job is? Helping children making sure that they're safe. What would you say the hardest part of your job is? Probably work-life balance because you give hundred and ten percent at work all the time it's trying to leave work at work and go home and have a life. What advice would you give someone if they were looking to be a social worker? Get some life experience first so you're grounded in your practice and you know how to go in to certain issues. And apart from the Department of Child Protection what other organisations need social workers? Lots of organisations so we have the Health Department, Department of Corrections and non-government agencies as well such as Wesley UnitingCare West. If you could list from now to school what steps does somebody need to take if they wanted to be a social worker? You need to graduate you 12 high school, then you go to university and do Social Work degree or psychology degree. Graduate from that and then do a placement. And what characteristics does somebody need to be a social worker? You need to be very confident person, you need to like challenges and be very resilient as well. If you could do one thing differently but still end up where you are today what would it be? I probably would have gone straight from high school into University and not taking the six month break. Excellent, thank you so much for having a chat with us today. What you - I'm sure is very much appreciated throughout the community. Thank you. For more information jump onto https://studentedge.org
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I Wanna Be a Web Designer · A Day In The Life Of A Web Designer
 
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Jesse meets Bernard to find out what a day in the life of a Web Designer is all about. For more information about a career as a web designer, check out the web designer career page at Student Edge here: https://studentedge.org/career-life/find-a-career/web-designer Want to see more career videos from Student Edge? ↓ Click here: http://s-edg.com/careervideos What does it take to become a Web Designer? Web designers/developers design, create, produce and maintain websites using relevant software packages. They are required to meet clients and other people working on particular projects, such as designers and systems specialists. Bernard explains what a web designer does, why he’s passionate about it and reveals the high demand in the industry for web designers. Transcript We use the web more than ever these days, whether we're playing games, downloading apps or buying clothes. But somewhere, someone sat down and actually created that website. That's like Facebook, Amazon, even apps like Instagram and Snapchat all started with one person sitting at a computer. What does a typical day look like? Typically I run catch ups with clients, workout what the upcoming requirements they want their website and the first point is doing a wireframe of how everything fits together so that I know exactly what elements they want on their website. From there running Photoshop and do the actual design and then we go through the motions of making sure it's all been approved back and forth until they like it and from there we build the website. And so why did you want to be a web designer? I started like 15 years ago, I used to design websites for gaming companies, that's my passion & we wanted a place where all my mates can all come in and discuss about how we kicked each other's asses in games, that's how it started. You got into it when you were 15 but if you're a bit older can you still get into the industry? Absolutely, this industry you don't have an expiry date. One of our colleagues is 50 plus. He's the UX designer, user interface designer and user experience. That's the best part. With that age group you have better attention to detail, you've got the experience, it's ticking all the boxes right now, so I would say any age group it's not a problem. Is there much work out there for a web designer at the moment? Every business needs a website it's the main medium to get your message across to people these days. Definitely a lot of careers and opportunities out there for websites. These days we don't just do the website, we make sure it looks great for mobiles, with tablets it becomes more interactive you do more cool stuff so it was exciting. What's the hardest part of the job? Probably the hardest part is like pleasing all clients. Some clients might want some designs a specific way even though they hired me to design it for them. What's the most rewarding part of the job, what brings you to work every day? The fact that like every client or every new design is different. You get different industries, you wouldn't get the same boring big industry like a paint websites for example, you're gonna get an entertainment website based, or a lifestyle website based website you get a celebrity now and then as well it's fun. What piece of advice would you give someone wanting to move into your field? I think the best way to move into web design, is to create the online portfolio, showcase a couple of your best work, not too much, showcase nice little animation tricks, demonstrate a bit of search engine optimization as well and a bit of forms, online marketing and that's the best way that that person can get into the web designers industry. What characteristics does someone need to get into your field? Creative, we have to have good attention to detail, got to make sure you’re prone to learn new stuff all the time it's an ever-changing industry and you have passion for change with all this, you'll be alright. From school to now what are the steps you took to get to where you are today? Remarkably I have self taught a lot of these things, you find that online these days you can self teach photoshop, self-teaching HTML, CSS and all you have to do is go online and Google how to learn these things, from there create your own projects do yourself a personal website, do some for your family & friends, from there you'll build yourself a portfolio. There's no better way than look at what's out there check out the code behind them and copy paste and learn and modify for your website. If you could get to where you are today but have done one thing differently what would have been? A lot of things but the main thing I would do differently is how I program stuff. I'm pretty stubborn in a lot of ways, stuff I learnt ages ago I kept using the same principles and they're not the most efficient, so there's certain things that you got adopt early and in hindsight I should have done in the past.
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I Wanna Be an Architect · A Day In The Life Of An Architect
 
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Jesse goes behind the scenes with Sophie Giles to find out what being an Architect is all about. Want to see more career videos? ↓ Click here: http://s-edg.com/careervideos or https://studentedge.org What does it take to become an Architect? Architects use creativity and a practical understanding of structures and materials to develop concepts, plans, specifications and detailed drawings for buildings and other structures. They negotiate with builders and planning authorities, administer building contracts and inspect work that has been carried out. Sophie reveals how Architects do so much more than just design houses, and describes the steps required to become an Architect. Transcript Architecture is used for more things than just building a house. It's in this building, in your phone, even down at the park. Did you know that the Sims video game was initially designed as an architecture simulator? Why have i told you this unnecessary fact? Because today we're talking to an architect and if you've ever played Lego or The Sims then maybe you have the artistic design and flair to be an architect and today we're gonna find out. Today we've come to the University of Western Australia to talk to Sophie Giles and architecture lecture to get the lowdown on what it's like to be an architect. Jesse what would you like to know? Well I want to know what's involved with being an architect. I am an architect I'm a registered architect and I practice, but i'm also teach architecture associate dean in the Faculty of architecture landscape and visual arts at UWA so I have a number of roles and that but i'm not a typical architect. You're a busy person. So can you take me through a typical day for you and also what it would be like for an architect? For me a normal day would be teaching students, the typical architect who doesn't take would be involved in probably a number of scales of project so small scale projects, possibly drawing designing details, working on-site fielding calls from contractors on site working in large teams, large projects either likely or around the world. So it's not just sitting down and designing houses it's a lot more involved? I think sometimes architects wish they could just sit down in one spot and design all day architects are generally covering a whole lot of different scales of project at the same time. Sitting down to draw would be a luxury. Is that why you became an architect? I particularly was engaged by the sort of sense of being out to make spaces that people could be in, hang out in but when I was wanting to be an architect I didn't know all of the kind of richness that actually involves now and wonderful first year students come in thinking they're going to kind of come out be able to design a house and then when they come out they can design so many things. They can design cars and can design objects they can think about whole master planning and urban planning. Is that the best thing about being an architect? What's the hardest thing about being an architect? The hardest part is reconciling your client expectations and also your own expectations about time and budget. Trying to produce a really quality piece of work for yourself but also for your clients. I mean is there much work out there for architecture the moment? I think there's it's a really varying wave and particularly in this boom state it seems really connected to the amount of money that the state has. Here there's less work currently for architecture compared to European nations at the moment but there's always working in the realm of design. And so someone wanted to become an architect what is the one piece of advice you would give? I think it's really about kind of immersing themselves within the realm of design and so it's not just the design of buildings but very much the design of kind of environments and furniture, clothes products, yeah just immersing oneself within that in that realm. First question, what characteristics does someone need to be and architect? I think very much the creativity and also the kind of science base the ability to hold a number of different aspects in their head at once. Whether their pragmatic and creative aspects of being able to put a deal with them at the same time. And if you could end up where you are today but do one thing differently, that would that be? Probably spend more time communicating with clients throughout the building process. And from school to today what are the steps you need to take to become an architect? You need to go to a university which teaches architecture and you need to do a three year undergraduate degree, then you move into your master of architecture then you work in an office for a number of years, then when you feel you have enough experience and scale of contracts to then take your architecture accreditation exams which actually very difficult exams but once passing that then you become a registered architect.
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I Wanna Be a Psychiatrist
 
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Rebecca meets Megan to find out what a day in the life of a Psychiatrist is all about. For more information about a career as a Psychiatrist check out the career page at Student Edge here: https://studentedge.org/career-life/find-a-career/psychiatrist Want to see more career videos from Student Edge? ↓ Click here: http://s-edg.com/careervideos
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I Wanna Be a Geophysicist
 
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Like rocks and exploring our planet? Then you might consider Geophysics as a career. Jesse chats to Geophysicist, Barrett, to find out what is Geophysics, what characteristics are required and the pathway to take to get into the career. Want to see more videos from Student Edge? Click here: https://studentedge.org The Department of Exploration Geophysics at Curtin University provides a dedicated, comprehensive range of internationally recognised, specialist geophysics degree level courses ranging from a Bachelor of Science (Geophysics) undergraduate degree to a Doctor of Philosophy (Geophysics) research degree. We offer training in the latest methods in exploration geophysics using current and emerging technologies relating to geophysical data acquisition, instrumentation, data processing, interpretation, and software modelling. Our academic staff and postgraduate students are continuously involved in frontier scientific research in this field. Bachelor of Science (Geophysics) Applied Geology and Geophysics Double Degree Master of Science (Geophysics) Master of Philosophy (Geophysics) Courses Listing Geophysics Bachelor of Science (Geophysics) - BSc(Curtin) - MJRU-GEOPH Science and Engineering Geophysicists study the subsurface of the Earth and explore for natural resources such as oil, minerals and groundwater, and help solve environmental problems from natural hazards to pollution monitoring and civil engineering. Geophysicists use technology to collect, display and interpret data, and apply physics, computing and maths in practical ways on commercial and environmental projects. What the course involves In your first year you will complete a physical sciences foundation year that provides the necessary knowledge to pursue your interest in the physical disciplines of science. You will examine different forms of energy and matter, and the physical and chemical properties of elements and compounds. This foundation year provides a pathway to your second year studies in chemistry, geophysics or physics. In the geophysics major you will gain knowledge in areas of physics and mathematics and be introduced to: - geophysical processes - geology - electronic measurement - experiment and survey design - scientific computing and data processing - methods of analysing and imaging the Earth. - You will explore geophysical methods such as seismic, magnetics, gravity, electrical and electromagnetic methods and undertake field trips. You will gain a thorough knowledge and practical skills in geophysical techniques used in oil and gas, minerals and groundwater exploration industries. To enrol in the geophysics major, you must apply for the Bachelor of Science (Science) and satisfy the necessary geophysics prerequisites.
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Tyde Levi introduces the Student Edge student discounts App
 
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Tyde Levi shows you how to use the Student Edge App to find great student discounts from major brands online and near you. Download the student discount app for FREE here: https://studentedge.org/app and check out all the amazing student discounts at https://studentedge.org/deals Membership to Student Edge is FREE. Student Edge is the largest member-based organisation of high school, university and TAFE students in Australia. Like Tyde? Like saving money? Like Student Edge and give this video a LIKE :) Want more Tyde Levi? Leave us a comment. Find Student Edge WEBSITE: https://studentedge.org FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/StudentEdgeAU TWITTER: https://twitter.com/student_edge INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/student_edge Find Tyde: YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/tydelevi INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/tydelevi TWITTER: https://twitter.com/TydeLevi FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/tydelevi
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I Wanna Be a Police Officer · A Day In The Life Of A Police Officer
 
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Hans goes behind the scenes to find out what being a Police Officer is all about. Check out more information about a career as a Police Office at Student Edge here: https://studentedge.org/career-life/find-a-career/police-officer Want to see more career videos from Student Edge? ↓ Click here http://s-edg.com/careervideos What does it take to become a Police Officer? What does it take to become a cop? Western Australia Police are seeking people with a passion for policing in a challenging and rewarding career to be trained in one of the most advanced law enforcement training facilities in the world. The course is physically and psychologically demanding and designed to prepare you for life as a Police Officer. Upon completing the 28 week Academy course and subsequent probationary period, you can achieve a Diploma in Public Safety (Policing). WA Police outcomes: Lawful behaviour and community safety; Offenders apprehended and dealt with in accordance with the law; and lawful road-user behaviour. Constable Elise Brown says: I love being a Police Officer because I get to make a difference in the community. Police protect and preserve property, public order and safety through the enforcement of laws. G'day, Hans here. If you ask a five-year-old what they want to be when they grow up they're either going to say famous or a police officer or a unicorn. But let's face it they're five years old. Being a police officer can be one of the most interesting diverse and rewarding careers available. That's why we're here at the Fremantle police station. We're going to talk to a real live police officer and find out what it's all about. We've all seen stuff on TV like CSI Law and Order, Super Troopers. But just what does being a real-life cop actually involve? Hans, what are you doing? Just mucking around. Great to me you. Yeah, you too. I've got some questions about being a police officer can you help me out? I can, let's go have a chat. Let's to do it. Yeah. Wow this is full-on we are in a cell. It's a little bit scary I can say I never want to be here again. Ok, let's start at the beginning, what does a police officer do? There's so many things that we do, say if you come in to the station us assisting you with your enquiry, you can have some sort of problem we try and solve it you can go out on the road and do a bit of road policing, yeah hopefully giving people pointers on safe driving. So many different things, trying to solve a crime when we can. Forensics? Yes forensics. How did you get into the police force? What was your path that led to where you are today? I actually started out as an auxiliary officer so actually to do with the lock up procedures custody procedures, so I've got a lot of exposure to policing. I came to a station as well and yeah and then I thought I want a little bit more so joined as a police officer. So what do you do every day? Like what is a typical day for you? What time you come in and what do you have to do? Well take it if you're a day shift, like we're shift workers, so if you're in day shift you hopefully get here earlier, about half an hour to kick it off and everything you just don't know because it's it's up to supervisor if you're in the office or here out on the road. So you never really know what you're doing, you just turn up and then it's always different? Yeah there's no real agenda to be honest, basically if you're in the car and out on the road you get tasked to do jobs and even then you don't know what's gonna happen could be something completely different. You could end up in a cell just like this. Yeah you could. There's a toilet that is better than the one at my house. You don't want to use that. Alright, Elise, it's that time I have to ask you the edge questions you ready? Question number one how do I become a police officer? Well the best thing to do is apply online, when you go into the Academy and you get selected to go through the Academy then out you go in 6 months then you're a full-on police officer Question number 2, what sort of person is best suited to being a police officer and working in a place like this? Definitely someone that's got a passion for helping other people that's very important I think. Dedication, commitment, physical fitness, be awesome. Yeah definitely helps. And third question, if you could have done anything differently still ended up exactly where you are today would you have done anything differently? I liked how I kind of had the life experience and education before hand it's definitely important but yeah I was quite happy so I'm if anything for anyone life experience I'd say. Get more life experience makes you a better police officer? Yeah I think so.Well thank you so much for answering my questions let's go fight crime! Hey, if you want more information on being a police officer get on a studentedge.org get more information and get involved.
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I Wanna Be a Lawyer · A Day In The Life Of A Lawyer
 
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Emma goes to the Supreme Court to find out what a day in the life of a lawyer is like. Check out more information about a career as a lawyer and how to become a lawyer on Student Edge here: https://studentedge.org/career-life/find-a-career/lawyer Want to see more career videos from Student Edge? ↓ Click here https://studentedge.org/career-life/find-a-career What does it take to become a Lawyer? Lawyers provide advice, write documents and conduct negotiations on legal matters, and may represent clients in court and tribunal proceedings. Lawyers are described as solicitors or barristers, depending on the work they do. For more information about student life in Australia, amazing discounts, awesome competitions, news, reviews, forums and so much more check out https://studentedge.org Transcript: Hi I'm Emma and today thanks to Student Edge i'm here at the Supreme Court Gardens to find out exactly what it's like to be a lawyer. Now we've all seen them on TV on CSI, Law and Order and I'm guessing you're probably thinking it's a pretty glamorous job bringing hardened criminals to justice saving the world one case at a time. But i'm going to guess that being a lawyer involves a little more than what we see on TV and today I'm catching up with a real-life lawyer Matthew to find out what it's all about so come on, let's go meet him. The image of the legal profession created by TV shows is certainly heroic and while element of this can be true the on-screen stories represent the smallest tip of the iceberg in terms of the real work done by actual lawyers. Emma, Matthew. Pleasure to meet you. I've got some questions I'd love to ask you about being a lawyer. Excellent well why don't we come over here we'll have a chat about it So, Emma what would you like to know? Matthew I'm here today because i'd love to know what it's really like being a lawyer I'm guessing it's probably not quite the same as what we see on TV. No it's not just the highlight reel, all the intrigue. The majority of the work of a lawyer is actually spent in the office, sometimes long hours and it's researching, it's writing, it's meeting with clients and talking to other lawyers about how to find the best way forward for a client, so it's not the everything you see on TV. Not quite those intense court battles, huh? Look they come up from time to time but they're definitely not the majority of what you see going on at all. What was it that made you decide that you wanted to be a lawyer? I decided I wanted to be a lawyer because I wanted to help people and law fundamentally is about helping people. Alright Matt it's now time for you to give us the edge, I've got three questions the first question is what qualities or characteristics make somebody a good fit to be a lawyer? I think attention to detail, a passion for the law and being a people person. Would you say that it's possible for somebody to actually do some work experience with a lawyer before they decide to become one? A lot of films will allow high school students to come in for a day or even a week to do work experience through the high school programs so they can experience and see what it's like in the legal office and how it works. Quite often you have to set that up through a contact or someone you know or you can go through the law society they can quite often put teachers and students in contact with a lawyer that can take a work experience person because it is really important to get to see what it would be like before you go into it. The other thing is there are so many different practices of law and specialities that each of them is quite different and just because you find that one doesn't work for you another one might be something that you're really interested in. And finally, if you could change one thing but still end up where you are today what would you have done differently? I think the one thing I would have done differently is find out more about the job and more about how to get into those roles in the legal profession earlier. I'm really happy with where I got to and the work that I do, but what I have found is I probably could have got there maybe quicker or without with bit less effort if I found out more about it earlier. Well thanks for your time today I really appreciate it. Just one last thing um, I got this parking ticket... Well I'm a lawyer and City of Perth is right there i'm sure we can sort it out it'll be fine. As you may have suspected being a lawyer involves far more than what you see on TV. The biggest part of your job is to make sure you provide your clients with expert legal advice and assistance through what can often be stressful and traumatic situations. And remember what Matt said to be a successful lawyer you've got to have excellent communication skills so, to get involved log on to https://studentedge.org and follow the links.
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I Wanna Be a Vet · A Day In The Life Of A Vet
 
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Hans visits Palmyra Veterinary Hospital to find out what it takes to be a Vet. Check out more information about a career as a vet here: https://studentedge.org/career-life/find-a-career/veterinarian What does it take to become a vet? Veterinarians care for an animal's health. They diagnose medical problems, set broken bones, perform surgery and prescribe medicines. Veterinarians also help prevent illness in animals by giving vaccinations and physicals. Some veterinarians treat small animals such as cats and dogs. Others treat large animals, such as horses and cattle, while some treat both. Veterinarians also work for zoos, government agencies such as food safety inspection departments, and universities. Veterinarians also take care of zoonosis (diseases that infect both human and animal, food safety and also other animal products). Want to see more career videos from Student Edge? ↓ Click here http://s-edg.com/careervideos Transcript G'day Hans here. Now if you like animals of all shapes and sizes we're talking dogs, cats, fish, lizards, whatever maybe you thought about being a vet! Today thanks to Student Edge we're gonna get inside a real vet clinic and find out just what it's all about! C'mon! For people who love animals working with them might seem like the most logical career in the world, but there are heaps of other reasons that someone might make a great vet. Today Dr Kathy Stark is going to help explain what being a vet is all about. Right Hans, what do you want to talk to me about? I guess we should probably start with why you wanted to become a vet. Well I guess I was lucky because I always wanted to be a vet from a very young age, I grew up with lots of animals. Because it's not just about animals obviously you are helping people as well. Talk to me about that. Yeah that's actually part of the job most people don't realize is that and I think even vetinary graduates don't realize that is that it's not just about helping animals there's a lot of work we doing in helping people, allaying their fears when they've got a sick pet, helping them to feel like the responsibilities not all on their shoulders. So I guess the job is incredibly broad give me the truth about it what sort of things are you gonna have to do as a vet? I guess there's two main areas to what we do one of them is consulting which means that's when people bring their animal into us and say fluffy's got a sore tail and we have to examine the animal and formulate a plan of what might be wrong with it, maybe take an X-ray or take blood test or there's lots of things we do. But that's the easy bit? That's the easy bit and usually at lunch time we start to do surgery which means operating on animals, sometimes we do de-sexing where we sterilize animals we do dentistry we pull teeth out of animals. So I guess the main thing is if you're going to want to be a vet you you are going to see some blood. Yes, you are going to ses some blood and a lot of what we do is not very pretty pulling teeth out is not a very nice job sometimes we have to operate on not very nice parts of the animal's body. Yes putting thermometers in... Alright doc it's down at that time are you ready for the three questions 'cos I need you to give us the edge. Okay, first question is, how do I become a vet? If you want to become a vet if you're at school you need to decide your subjects for year 11 and 12 you need to do English that's a prerequisite you're recommended to doing maths and chemistry and biology that's helpful. You need to do pretty well at school to be a vet the entrance ATAR score if you're doing in Western Australia is quite high I think for this year it's about 97.5 so it is quite tough and they don't take a lot of students about 30 school students they take. So you finish school and you studied the right subjects then what? If you've got enough marks to get in you can apply it to Murdoch University which is the only place you can do it in Perth. if you want to do it and you in another part of Australia there are schools in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide. So that's a possibility. Where you study veterinary science. Last question is, if you could have done one thing differently but still end up where you are today what would you have done? I didn't do work experience as a student and I think that's really essential for anybody that wants to consider being a vet. The way to ago about that probably is just to go to your local practice and ask them if you could help out on a Saturday or during the week to get some experience so you know what you're up for. Well thank you so much for talking to us and giving us the details. Before I go I have to ask is that normal? Doctor says I gotta stop licking myself. Anyway, look if you want more information you got to get onto studentedge.org and if you're really serious about being a vet get down to your local clinic and start getting some experience.
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I Wanna Be a Journalist · A Day In The Life Of A Journalist
 
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Emma goes behind the scenes at The Sunday Times to find out what a day in the life of a Journalist is like. For more information about a career as a Journalist check out the Student Edge career page here: https://studentedge.org/career-life/find-a-career/journalist Want to see more career videos from Student Edge? ↓ Click here http://s-edg.com/careervideos
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I Wanna Be a Hair Dresser · A Day In The Life Of A Hair Dresser
 
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Hans goes behind the scenes at Toni & Guy to find out what a day in the life of a Hairdresser is like. What does it take to become a Hairdresser Hairdressers cut, style, colour, straighten and permanently wave hair with chemical solutions, as well as provide clients with hair and scalp treatments. In most salons, the senior hairdressers and the more advanced apprentices cut and style hair. Apprentice hairdressers undertake routine tasks in the initial stages, assisting senior hairdressers with client preparation, shampooing, application and removal of simple hairdressing treatments and sterilisation and maintenance of equipment. As apprentices gain experience they carry out more complex tasks under supervision. Want to see more career videos from Student Edge? ↓ Click here http://s-edg.com/careervideos https://studentedge.org
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I Wanna Be a Fashion Designer
 
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Rebecca goes behind the scenes to find out what being a Fashion Designer is all about. For more information about a career in fashion design, check the Student Edge career page here: https://studentedge.org/career-life/find-a-career/fashion-designer Want to see more career videos from Student Edge? ↓ Click here: http://s-edg.com/careervideos What does it take to become a Fashion Designer? Fashion designers plan and develop new clothing and accessories styles by creating original designs or by adapting fashions to suit local conditions and trends. They cut and machine sample garments based on these designs. Steph owns her own label and shares how she got into fashion design, explains what a typical day looks like and provides advice for someone who is looking at entering the fashion industry.
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I Wanna Be a Police Recruit
 
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Hans goes behind the scenes at Joondalup Police Academy to find out what it's like to be a Police Recruit. Want to see more career videos from Student Edge? ↓ Click here http://s-edg.com/careervideos or check out https://studentedge.org What does it take to become a Police Recruite? Western Australia Police are seeking people with a passion for policing in a challenging and rewarding career to be trained in one of the most advanced law enforcement training facilities in the world. The course is physically and psychologically demanding and designed to prepare you for life as a Police Officer. Upon completing the 28 week Academy course and subsequent probationary period, you can achieve a Diploma in Public Safety (Policing). WA Police outcomes: Lawful behaviour and community safety; Offenders apprehended and dealt with in accordance with the law; and Lawful road-user behaviour. Constable Aiden Tucker said: I love the Police training, it’s a great balance of classroom and physical learning
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I Wanna Be a Counsellor
 
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Hans goes behind the scenes at Holyoake to find out what it's like to be a Counsellor. Want to see more career videos from Student Edge? ↓ Click here http://s-edg.com/careervideos What does it take to become a Counsellor? Counsellors assist people to identify and define their emotional issues and better understand themselves by explaining options, setting goals, providing therapy and helping them to take action. Counsellors may perform the following tasks: work with clients to find solutions to emotional, mental and lifestyle problems act as facilitators in group sessions work with other professionals such as medical practitioners, psychologists and social workers as part of a health management team act as intermediaries in conflict resolution https://studentedge.org
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Student Edge Teacher of the Year 2014
 
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Student Edge surprises Mr Thomas Elley of Sefton High School in Sydney with the award for Teacher of the Year. But there’s more surprises in store… Who’s your favourite teacher of all time? Leave a comment or tweet using the hashtag below: #TOTY2014 Find Student Edge WEBSITE: https://studentedge.org FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/StudentEdgeAU TWITTER: https://twitter.com/student_edge INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/student_edge
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I Wanna Be an Apprentice Carpenter
 
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Hans heads to Trades North to find out what is required to become a carpenter. For more information about a career as a Carpenter check out the careers page at Student Edge here: https://studentedge.org/career-life/find-a-career/apprentice-carpenter Want to see more career videos from Student Edge? ↓ Click here http://s-edg.com/careervideos What does it take to become a Carpenter? Carpenters construct, erect, install, finish and repair wooden and metal structures and fixtures on residential and commercial buildings. Some carpenters may also carry out work on large concrete, steel and timber structures such as bridges, dams, power stations and civil engineering projects.
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Back to School with Daniel Ricciardo
 
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In the fourth episode of BTSW Season 3, we speak with Daniel Ricciardo, the rising Formula One star and Aussie racing champ. In it, he reveals how he was a "questionable" student with ants in his pants during high school, and talks about his decision to move to Italy at age 17 in pursuit of his F1 dreams. Presented by Bankwest. © 2016 Student Edge All Rights Reserved https://studentedge.org Transcript Hey guys, Daniel Ricciardo here. Formula 1 driver from the great city of Perth, Australia and today I'm going Back to School with Student Edge. Hi I'm Simon Miraudo and today we're going back to school with Formula 1 racer Daniel Ricciardo. What were you like as a student. Umm, oh, questionable. I was okay. If I got told off it was just because I was talking or fidgeting too much. I was very... I think one teacher actually asked if I had a problem, because I couldn't sit still, and I think she asked my mum one day, "Is Daniel okay?" I just had ants in my pants all the time. I couldn't sit still for very long, so my attention span was not great. I was good at sport; sport was my favourite, at lunch time. But no, to be honest, it was fine. I look back at school and I think it teaches you some discipline and everything. In terms of subjects, I was just getting by. I was never really in love with any subject in particular. I think to be honest it was because I was so driven by racing. From a young age, I was just fixated on becoming a racing driver. So school was, at the time, a way to just get by and make some friends. Not a priority. I probably shouldn't say that. No, we want the honest truth. Because I understand that you started carting at around 9, is that correct? Yeah. Did you have a passion for cars prior to that, or was that the thing that opened up the world. No, I think I was 2 years old and I remember being addicted to the noise of cars And then, when I was 3 and 4, watching it on the TV, sitting on the couch with dad. So, to be honest, I was watching all sports. Like, I can remember watching lawn bowls as well when i was a kid, I was fascinated. You didn't go down that career path? Yeah, racing was definitely what attracted me the most. When you had that passion, did you see it as a career goal? Did you see it as like, "Okay, this is what I'm going to do with my life"? Or was it just a hobby and you've managed to finagle this fantastic career out of it? Were you planning for backups, if this didn't work out? I thought about backups, because yeah... It was more of a hobby. As a kid, you're like, Yeah, I want to be an F1 driver. When it actually gets down to it and you put the work in and you're like, "Okay, that's a big step to become an F1 driver. You're in Perth racing go-karts. How you gonna get to F1?" It just started off as a hobby and I enjoyed doing it more than anything else. I always liked it as well because it was a little bit different. Not really any other kid at the school was racing karts. I liked being a bit different, I guess. So you mentioned that a passion for racing was kind of unique to you. Your schoolmates and your friends maybe didn't share it as much. When you told them that, you did want to follow this more professional route, were they surprised? Were they a bit dubious about you being able to pull it off? Or were they supportive? My close mates were supportive. I guess they knew a little bit about what I was trying to do. But then, sort of the, I'd say, the average mate or the average classmate at the time at school, couldn't quite understand it. A lot of kids were sort of like, "Oh, go-karts. I can race go-karts. I'll beat you. Let's go this weekend and I'll beat you." You just get a bit of that. It's one of those sports as well, because not really anyone does it. And it's not accessible to everyone, it's hard to explain it and sort of tell people this is how it works and this is what it's like. I think they understand it now, which is good. Are these the same people guys who are sending you Facebook friend requests maybe today? There's been a couple of them. Sure. So, you decided this was the thing you wanted to follow. There was nothing really else that you were as passionate about. You take that to your parents and how did they react? Had they been waiting for this moment, for this conversation? Or were they a bit like, "Well, are you sure this is what you want to do?" Yeah, they were definitely nervous about it. They never really - well, never at all - pushed me to do it. If anything, they were maybe trying to hold me back. You've got to find something you enjoy doing. You've got to do something you love, I believe. I couldn't think of doing a job that I didn't love after experiencing all I have with this sport. So, for me it's like, in a way, if you've got to get out of your comfort zone a little bit, then do it. If you feel there's gonna be a long term gain, in terms of your happiness and life; lifestyle, then go for it.
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I Wanna Be a Doctor
 
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Jesse goes behind the scenes to find out what being a Doctor is all about. Find more information here: https://studentedge.org/career-life/find-a-career/doctor Medical practitioners diagnose physical and mental illnesses, disorders and injuries, and prescribe medications and treatment to promote or restore good health. They are involved in a wide range of activities, including consultations, attending emergencies, performing operations and arranging medical investigations. When caring for patients, medical practitioners work with many other health professionals. They may also participate in and undertake research. Dr Tan explains the difference between being a General Practitioner and a Specialist, the requirements and characteristics required to become a Doctor. Want to see more career videos from Student Edge? ↓ Click here: http://s-edg.com/careervideos
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I Wanna Be a Child Care Worker
 
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Rebecca goes behind the scenes to find out what being a Child Care Worker is all about. What does it take to become a Child Care Worker? Early childhood educators care for the social, emotional, physical and educational needs of infants and young children in various care settings. Suze shares why she chose Child Care Work and why it is a rewarding career. She also explains the qualifications and characteristics required to work in Child Care. Want to see more career videos from Student Edge? ↓ Click here: https://studentedge.org
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I Wanna Be an Apprentice Electrician
 
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Hans chats to 2013 WA School based Apprentice of the year, Henry, and finds how he became an Apprentice Electrician. Want to see more videos from Student Edge? Click here: http://s-edg.com/careervideos or https://studentedge.org Find out what it's like with a day in the life of an apprentice electrician.
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I Wanna Be an Industrial Electrician
 
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Jesse catches up with Emma and finds out what a day in the life of an Industrial Electrician is all about. For more information about a career as an industrial engineer, check out the career page at Student Edge here: https://studentedge.org/career-life/find-a-career/industrial-electrician Want to see more videos from Student Edge? Click here: http://s-edg.com/careervideos What does it take to become an Apprentice Electrician? Electricians install, maintain, repair, test and commission electrical and electronic equipment and systems for industrial, commercial and domestic purposes. Emma chats about why she wanted to become an electrician, what characteristics are required for the role and provides advice around what steps are required to work in the industry.
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Meet a Business Analyst with Student Edge · A Day In The Life Of A Business Analyst
 
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Interested in becoming a Business Analyst? Want to know more about what the Business Analyst job entails? Maybe you just want to know what it is exactly that a Business Analyst actually does. Check out our chat with Cora to see if it's the career for you. For more information on other careers and day in the life videos, check https://studentedge.org Transcript Ok so let's say you've got a business idea what you want to start a shop that sells pyjamas to turtles. What's the first thing you're gonna do? Buy whole bunch of turtles and fabric right? No. You need a business plan, a business model, a whole bunch of processes and systems just to make sure the whole thing run smoothly and who's going to help you with all this stuff? A business analyst. So let's go find one now to see if i can make millions of turtle pyjamas. Got a pretty good feeling about this one. A business analyst is someone that looks at how a new or existing business works. They look at its structures, its model, design processes and systems in order to achieve the goal the company are after. Now I've got a few business ideas so today we're chatting to Cora Stapleton BA manager at BT financial group to see if she can help me out. Well what exactly is a business analyst? Okay the business analyst is somebody that actually has the business do their business better. They understand the business and then from that they're able to actually help the business to take advantage of opportunities or solve some of the business problems that are facing that business. And so is that one kind of business analyst for all businesses or are there different kinds? Ok so there are some generic business analysis skills that can cut across all all facets of our business analysis. At times you get somebody who will specialize in technology and so they will do business systems analysis, other times you have people that are really close to the operational business and so they're doing business process and analysis. Cool, and so why did you become a business analyst? Well I enjoy working with people and i enjoy problem solving and that really kind of comes together for you know in business analysis where you have both the analytical side of problem-solving coupled with actually you know working with people and understanding kind of people what drives them you know what's important to them. Cool, and so what's the hardest part of the job? It's where things get de-prioritized that are important to people, where they had an expectation that something's going to happen and the funding runs out or we can't do it or we're downsizing an organization and it's got an impact on people's lives. Ok so let's say I want to start a business and I come to you, what's the first thing you do? Well I try to understand your drivers like what are you trying to achieve with that business, what what service or product are you trying to offer to people so we'll start off with understanding that and then understanding what is it going to take for you to actually get this business set up, where going to get funding from and then what are you expecting to make from it. Well now I think it's time for the edge you ready? Yeah. Okay so what characteristics does someone need to be a business analyst? Ok they need to have very strong problem-solving skills because that's basically what they do is the problem solving, but they also do need to have that engagement with people to be able to get information from people and to be able to put that together and bring it back to people so that they can clearly understand what they're gonna get. Okay and so if you could list from school to today to get to where you are what steps to take? Ok well starting in high school I would say and getting involved with developing your English that will actually be really good for communication that you need to have to interact with people and then build up that analytical capabilities and then moving on from there to actually do a degree in the IT type of qualification or psychology and then beyond that getting work experience like understanding kind of working within a business. And if you could end up where you are today but have done one thing differently what would that have been? I probably would have connected in with the professional body earlier than I have, I really only connected in within the last 4 or 5 years in into the professional body but if i had had that available to me and had been aware of that earlier i think I would have been able to progress my career a lot quicker. Well if you're creative, a people person and interested in business then maybe business analyst is the career for you and remember whatever stage reading your career you can visit the Career Centre website for investigation, exploration and planning your next step. Ah, I forgot to ask about the turtle pyjamas!
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I Wanna Be a Registered Nurse
 
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Hans goes behind the scenes at Princess Margaret Hospital to find out what it's like to be a Registered Nurse. Want to see more career videos from Student Edge? ↓ Click here : http://s-edg.com/careervideos What does it take to become a Registered Nurse? To become a registered nurse, a university degree is required. The main responsibilities of a Registered Nurse range from direct patient care through to coordination of care delivery, health promotion, management, research and education. Registered nursing gives you the opportunity to work in a variety of dynamic areas including emergency, cardiology, community, mental health, surgery and intensive care, just to name a few. Nurses and midwives can work in a number of settings including hospitals, community centres, prisons, defence forces, people’s homes and schools. They can also work in different locations, from metropolitan and regional WA to interstate and overseas. As well as being in demand locally, the skills you learn are globally recognised, allowing you to work almost anywhere in the world. A huge amount of satisfaction and respect comes from making a difference in people’s lives. From working with infants to the elderly, it’s truly a rewarding experience. Jacob gives us an insight into a typical day of a registered nurse, what types of nursing you can get into and the characteristics and steps to take to become a nurse. Nursing is so diverse. Here are some things registered nurses do: Coordinate, supervise and carry out nursing care of individual patients or a ward or department of patients. Provide physical and technical, and often complex nursing care and support for patients. Provide emotional and psychological support and health information to patients and their families Observe, monitor, assess, report, document and evaluate patients' conditions and responses to treatment Administer medicines and other prescribed treatments to patients, in accordance with relevant legislation Use highly technical and complex equipment to monitor and deliver patient care and treatment. Specialisations: Nurse Researcher Clinical Nurse specialist Community Health Nurse Mental Health Nurse Nurse Practitioner Nurse Educator Nurse Manager Executive Director of Nursing see https://studentedge.org for more
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Interview: The Real-Life Subjects Of "Lion"
 
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Saroo Brierley and his mother Sue swung by Student Edge to talk about the surreal experience of seeing their story on the big screen, as well as their relationships with the famed actors who brought their tale to life: Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman. For Saroo, he's "proud to say" Dev and he have become "real long-term friends," following their first meeting over brekky. Sue's relationship with Nicole is even closer: "I consider her a soul-mate and she says the same of me." © 2017 Student Edge All Rights Reserved https://studentedge.org
Views: 36761 Student Edge
I Wanna Study at UNSW
 
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Hans goes to The University of New South Wales to find out more information about why you should consider studying at UNSW. Click here for more information: https://studentedge.org/study/featured-course/au/architecture-faculty-built-design-unsw Want to see more videos from Student Edge? For career videos check out: https://studentedge.org/career-life/find-a-career
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Meet a General Surgeon with Student Edge
 
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Interested in becoming a general surgeon? Jesse caught up with Dr. Chandra to learn what it's all about. Did you know, being a doctor is nothing like the TV show Greys Anatomy? I know! Shocking isn’t it? Also, not quite as shocking, once you’re a doctor there are heaps of different pathways and specialities you can go down Just like general surgeon So if you’re a patient and you need an operation, the general surgeon, along with a whole team of highly skilled staff, is the person who cuts you open, messes around with your insides and quite possibly saves your life. Being a general surgeon is not just about the operation They meet with patients, examine them, determine if they need an operation and explain risks and procedures There’s also post-operative care, making sure the patient is progressing well, and maintaining records Today we’re chatting with Dr Chandra to see what it feels like to save someone’s life Look, I want to find out what it’s like to be a general surgeon, keen for a chat? Fantastic let me show you around Beauty So much equipment! I’m afraid I’ll break something No fear of that, Jesse what would you like to know Well first up, what exactly is a general surgeon? So a general surgeon is a surgeon, well, once upon a time we were all general surgeons but slowly what’s happened is we’ve divided up into different parts of the body, different sub-specialties But true general surgeons are a combination of surgeon who operates but also physician to do medical management on the wards and that’s what makes general surgery so challenging Why’d you choose to be a general surgeon? I chose general surgery because I get to see people on the worst day of their lives and hopefully we can actually change that, we can actually remove tumours, we can fix emergency situations, we can make people better very, very quickly which is incredibly rewarding Well you mentioned the emergency department and that sort of thing, what is the most challenging part of the job? Look it gets very scary because you can see people who are very sick and are very unstable to operate on; you could be working around very large blood vessels where a millimetre error in either direction and that could be the end And things don’t always go according to plan. Some people get complications, you have people who have issues, you have people who don’t do as well after surgery as you would like and that can be really quite challenging Wow now I can see there’s heaps of equipment around us now can you take me through just a typical day So a typical day would start with a ward round where we go and check all of the in-patients and make sure that they’re doing well, then we’ll usually go to my clinic and I’ll see patients who have had surgery or need to have surgery, we’ll have surgery in the afternoon and deal with emergencies towards the end of the day Sounds like a pretty intense day Yeah it can get crazy Well Dr Chandra I think it’s time for the edge are you ready? We’re ready So first one, what characteristics does someone need to be a general surgeon So they need to be technically quite good with their hands, they need to be able to physically get things done but more than that is they need to be good at decision making, they need to be able to talk to people and to listen to what they have to say so those parts of the job are probably harder than the actual surgery itself is just chatting to people and making sure they know whats going to happen Now can you list from school to today, what someone needs to do to get where you are These days you don’t need to do any particular subject at school, you can choose whatever you want to do and then you have to do an undergraduate degree and that can be anything you like and then you have to sit an exam called the GAMSAT which is a general aptitude test and then you have to have an interview and hopefully one of the medical faculties you want to take accept you 4-5 years of medicine and you become a junior doctor,5 more years of training, a nasty exam at the end of that and then you become a surgeon Then you get the white coat and the stethoscope Pretty much, yes Ok so lastly, if you could give one piece of advice to people thinking about moving into medicine or general surgeon, what would that be? I think it would be to just talk to people early, If you’ve got that idea that you want to be a surgeon, general, orthopaedic, whatever, come along and talk to one of us and we’ll be more than happy to spend some time Awesome, thanks so much for the chat Dr Chandra Not a problem Do you have anything I can wear maybe? Absolutely come with me and we’ll make that happen for you https://studentedge.org
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I Wanna Be an I.T. Security Specialist
 
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Hans visits Bankwest to find out what it takes to become an I.T. Security Specialist. Want to see more career videos from Student Edge? ↓ Click here http://s-edg.com/careervideos https://studentedge.org
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I Wanna Be in the Australian Defence Force
 
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Rebecca chats to Lance Corporal, Natalie, about her position and how she got involved in the Australian Defence Force. Want to see more videos from Student Edge? Click here: http://s-edg.com/careervideos The ADF offers a fantastic range of sponsored study options that allow you to earn a salary while you complete a university degree at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) or the university of your choice. Enrolling at ADFA offers a professional career with a university degree by combining military and leadership training with a fully recognised degree from the University of New South Wales (UNSW). Or, if you've already started a university degree in disciplines such as Engineering, Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing or Allied Health you can apply for the Defence University Sponsorship. We'll pay for you to continue your education, with a career in the ADF upon completion of your degree. Work part-time as a reservist If you are interested in joining the Australian Defence Force but are unable to make a full-time commitment, or you want to try it out first, the Naval, Army and Air Force Reserves are a great option for you. They have a flexible training and work program, so if you already have a job or your family and community commitments take up a lot of your time, you can generally work around these. You earn tax free pay and allowances, with all accommodation and meals taken care of during training or while completing exercises. As there are ADF Reserve positions available throughout Australia, you won't have to travel too far from home to be a part of the action. Trades The opportunities and benefits on offer through Navy, Army and Air Force trades and traineeships are outstanding. Get paid while we train you to become skilled technicians and tradespeople that look after every piece of equipment, from ships, jets and tanks, through to missile systems. This training takes half the time it does in the civilian world and provides you with nationally recognised qualifications. Once you've qualified, the rewards are fantastic. You receive a highly competitive wage, rental assistance, free medical and dental care and you'll be working in a job where adventures and amazing experiences are part of everyday life. https://studentedge.org
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I Wanna Be an Online Journalist
 
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Jesse goes behind the scenes to find out what being an Online Journalist is all about. Want to see more career videos from Student Edge? ↓ Click here: http://s-edg.com/careervideos or https://studentedge.org What does it take to become an Online Journalist? Online Journalists write or record and edit news reports, commentaries, feature articles and blogs and distribute the stories via the Internet as opposed to traditional publishing via print or broadcast. Reece shares what a typical day looks like, describes job prospects and describes what characteristics are required to becoming an Online Journalist.
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I Wanna Be a Finance Broker
 
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Hans find's out what it takes to become a Finance Broker. Want to see more career videos from Student Edge? ↓ Click here http://s-edg.com/careervideos or https://studentedge.org What does it take to become a Finance Broker? Finance Brokers conduct lending transactions on behalf of clients and offer credit assistance for their panel of lenders. Finance Brokers may perform the following tasks: - obtain market information on lending products features and benefits, lenders processes and systems and government regulations - obtain information on a person or company’s assets and liabilities - assess their personal and or company and financial borrowing needs both now and in the future - view and assess financial statements and taxation accounts - generally assess the suitability of loan products and security being offered for the loan - process the applicants loan application and see it through to settlement and much more!
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I Wanna Be An Acupuncturist - A Day In The Life Of An Acupuncturist
 
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Jesse talks to Adele about what being an acupuncturist entails and how to get into acupuncture. For more info check out https://studentedge.org/career-life/find-a-career/acupuncturist
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Interview: Ryan Corr from Holding the Man
 
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We caught up with Aussie actor Ryan Corr to talk about his leading role in the hugely acclaimed adaptation of Timothy Conigrave's memoir Holding the Man, as well as what it was like to play a 16-year-old again, and the film's serendipitous timing with Australia's marriage equality debate. Check out the full article on Student Edge here: https://studentedge.org/article/interview-ryan-corr-holding-the-man © 2015 Student Edge All Rights Reserved Transcript Tell me, first of all, how were you introduced to Holding the Man? Well, I was at the same drama school that Tim ended up in, and when I was there first year, Holding the Man, the play, was going on at Griffin Theatre Company. But the effect of the book and realising how far it’s reach was and how much it meant to so many people, was really felt then. It was being talked about in my drama school. The teachers were using it as an example of really great writing and as a window into talking about this time in Australian history, and world history really, when AIDS and HIV came down and there really wasn’t anything you could do about it. It was a very different case to what it is now. So that was my first introduction to the story. Jump seven years later, when Neil Armfield was making the film, and Tommy Murphy who’d written the play was also writing the screenplay, that was my… I was old enough to play Tim then, and because I knew the importance of the story, I told my agent, “I’d really like to play Tim. It falls in line with what I believe in.” So that’s when I got my hands on the book. Before the first audition and read it back to front and cried my eyes out. When we were going through he film, that’s what I was going back to all the time and draw from. If I wanted to know what was inside Tim’s head, it was all there on paper. Well, there’s a few difficulties for this part or I can imagine for an actor approaching it. First of all, it’s a real person; it’s a real story. He has a family, he has a legacy that you have to kind of honour. It’s also a beloved character from a beloved book. So you have that fanbase that you need to respect as well. And you’re also playing him from when he’s sixteen to when he’s a full grown man. So, there are a lot of obstacles for a performer. Can you talk a bit about how you sort of approach those and if you had any hesitation once you finally secured this role? It was difficult not to feel the pressure, just because this book meant so much to so many different people. And you’re exactly right, the responsibility became different to any other film I’d done. It was really a case of “if the family gave us their blessing” or at the end, we came some way to represent the memory of who these boys were. That was first and foremost. That was paramount. Once we’d done that, and got the family’s blessing, and Nick and Anna and Tim’s mother came up and said, “Thank you, you found Tim’s essence.” And Craig, came so amazing at finding John’s. So that was kind of hands off from there, which is kind of unique, you know? It often depends on box office or how commercially successful the film is. It was a different set of priorities for this film. You describe them as boys, and at the start of the film and the book, they are absolutely that. They are teenagers. They’re 16 years old. Now, you’re a NIDA graduate and so was Tim, and in the film, we see you doing some fairly interesting type of acting method classes. I’m curious how you take those skills and transform into a 16 year old. You’re not going back too far, only about a decade. But what can you do to act 16? I’m sure the wigs helped, but what else? Right, well first of all, you fit a school uniform very, very differently. There were kids, we could justify, there were kids when I was 17 were fully grown men then. Having a bit of stubble or looking more adult was okay. But for me it was a thought process. I thought at 17 I was on top of it. I knew who I was. The reality was I was still finding that out. The wigs helped a lot. Often we’d be shooting three decades in a day. We’d sort of go in and do one long… we’d know where we were by the wigs. So we’d put the long one on and go, “Okay, we’re seventeen again.” You’ve also got Geoffrey Rush, Anthony LaPaglia, Guy Pearce, Kerry Fox, all these great… But I was kind of curious, what kind of acting lessons do you learn when you’re working with these legends. People who’ve had 20, 30 years more in the industry. Yeah, all different. All different. It was very important we learnt from all of them because we worked with them at different stages of the film. But overwhelmingly we learnt that their process was very similar to us. Having Geoffrey Rush come up to us at the start of a scene and sort of: “What do you think about… I was thinking about doing this, for this scene.” I’m like, “You’re actually asking me?” But how welcoming and warm that is.
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I Wanna work at KPMG
 
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Han's goes behind the scenes to see what it's like to work at KPMG. Want to see more career videos from Student Edge? Head to https://studentedge.org Go Beyond Your Potential Expect to be challenged in your first year? We'll challenge you on your first day. Want to work on the big projects? How big were you thinking? Value diversity? It's what sets us apart. Want to make a real difference to communities? We already are. Interested in a career beyond accounting? With a diverse range of projects, we'll have you working with Australia's most respected companies from day one. Interested in a career beyond accounting? Our Advisory, Tax and Audit teams are shaping the future of leading organisations across Australia. With one of the country's most varied range of client engagements, we'll have you working with the nation's most respected companies from day one. You'll receive dedicated development and mentoring, and mix with some of the brightest minds around. Plus, you'll have the opportunity to work on community and environmental programs that make a genuine difference to our society. At KPMG we believe that business has a vital role to play in solving social and environmental problems, we support numerous organisations in the areas of education, social inclusion and health. But it's also our diversity that sets us apart – we're not tied to certain qualifications, backgrounds, disciplines or experiences. As long as you can ask the big questions as well as answer them, challenge us as much as much as we challenge you, we'll never hold you back. If you want a career for all of you, talk to KPMG. Culture & values As one of the world's leading professional services firms, we work with organisations in over 150 countries to work smarter, grow and prosper. In Australia, we employ around 5,200 people across 13 offices and work with some of the most high profile public and private names. Our open and friendly culture embraces individuality, rather than curbing it. We encourage building communities, and understanding the bottom line. We'll encourage you to chase your personal goals as well as professional ones and build a successful and individual career at your own pace. To find out more and to submit your online application, please go to kpmg.com/au/grads Click here: http://s-edg.com/careervideos
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I Wanna Be a Teacher
 
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Emma visits Willetton Senior High School to find out what it's like to be a teacher. What does it take to become a Teacher? Teachers plan lessons in line with national objectives to ensure that pupils learn. They also encourage, monitor and record the progress of their pupils. Teachers support, observe and record the progress of their class. They also plan lessons in line with national objectives with the aim of ensuring a healthy culture of learning. Teachers must also keep up to date with developments in their subject area, new resources, methods and national objectives. Teachers liaise and network with other professionals, parents and carers both informally and formally. Want to see more career videos from Student Edge? ↓ Click here http://s-edg.com/careervideos https://studentedge.org
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I Wanna Be an Engineer · A Day In The Life Of An Engineer
 
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Hans goes to Perth Airport's New Domestic Terminal to find out what a day in the life of an Engineer is like. Want to see more career videos from Student Edge? ↓ Click here http://s-edg.com/careervideos Transcript: G'day, I'm Hans. Now have you ever wondered why you car works or why the walls don't fall down when you try to take a shower? Well it's all thanks to engineers. They're the ones responsible for everything from your toaster to the skyscrapers in the city and today thanks to Student Edge we're here at Australia's newest Airport Terminal. The new domestic terminal in Perth. We're going to talk to a real-life structural engineer and find out what the whole thing is all about. Engineering is a very important job in today's world but there isn't just one type of engineer. There are mechanical engineers, structural, electrical, civil, military, mining and heaps of other types. All of whom make stuff work. Hans! Anne, how are you? Good thanks! Lovely to meet you. You too. I got some questions about being an engineer, can you help me? Absolutely come inside I'll answer all your questions. Come with me, take a seat. So, what what would you like to know? I want to know where you get your wardrobe from, no, I wanna know all about what we're doing here in the brand new Perth domestic airport terminal. That's why all the noise is happening. So we're here today to have a look at the new domestic airport. It's for fly in fly out workers predominantly and yeah it should be finished soon so it's pretty exciting. And you're here because you're an engineer. Absolutely yes, I work construction. So, there are lots of different types of engineers. There's design and construction. Design does the calculations to identify what sort of structural work and the construction engineer make sure that what's designed is built correctly. Look I'm pretty blown away by this place but when you first saw this it would have been just dirt. Absolutely it's pretty rewarding seeing the site just from a big pile of dirt and bit of concrete on the ground to the building that it is today with a full baggage handling system and security system and everything. Do you come here every day, I mean what's a typical day for you? Tell me about what you do. so I come to work, I wake up about 5, 5:30 in the morning, get here 6:30 to 7 and then I start at the computer and I check what what needs to be completed in the day and then I come out to site make sure that I have my phone with me because I'll probably be ringing up people and saying why haven't you done this? You gotta be the boss lady? Yeah. That's awesome! All right Anne, it's that time I need you to give me the edge! Okay with that? Yeah. Here we go, first question first. If I wanna be an engineer what do I have do to become one? First I'd recommend seeing your careers guidance counsellor at school. I'd recommend studying maths as well as chemistry and physics and then studying engineering at uni might be a good idea. Full on nerd load, sweet. Second question is, what sort a person is best suited to being an engineer? I'm assuming good at maths is going to be one of them? Absolutely aptitude with maths is right up there as well as good communication skills, works well in a team and also good problem solver because you come across some difficult problems and you also need for persistence resolving those problems. And finally if you could have done one thing differently but still ended up you know exactly where you are today would you have done better? Well I would have been a big a nerd and stayed at uni for longer I would have probably done a masters because that does open up a lot more doors internationally and within Australia. Well certainly seems like nerds have the most fun. Anne, thank you so much for showing us around. Good to meet you. Can keep all this? Absolutely, yeah. Its constructed real good. Hey, if you're keen on being an engineer remember there are all sorts of different types of engineers and you gonna have to talk to real life ones to find out the one you wanna do you and remember what Anne said don't be afraid of talking to your career guidance counsellor at school. If you want more information or you want to get involved jump on to studentedge.com.au. Sorry, got to go find the rest of the Village People! https://studentedge.org
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Jordan Raskopoulos On “The Elephant In The Room”: “I Think We Kind Of Nailed It”
 
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Check out our chat with Jordan, where she discusses the refreshing lack of “****heads” in the audience of The Axis Of Awesome's shows and the origin of their viral new show-opener, “The Elephant in the Room”, which answers all the questions fans have about Lee’s hairlessness. As Jordan puts it, “I think we kind of nailed it.” For more check out https://studentedge.org
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I Wanna Be a Service Electrician
 
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Jesse goes behind the scenes to chat to Sarah; a Programmed Service Electrician and founder of TradeUp Australia- A non-for profit organisation that encourages women to see skilled trades as a viable career option. Want to see more videos from Student Edge? Click here: http://s-edg.com/careervideos or https://studentedge.org
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I Wanna Be a Chartered Accountant
 
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Hans visits the Institute of Chartered Accountants to find out what is takes to become a Chartered Accountant. What does it take to become a Chartered Accountant Chartered Accountants display exceptional thinking and a superior grasp of business that truly marks them as unique in the marketplace. They work at some of the highest levels in business as chief financial officers, CEO’s, senior managers and partners of some of the world’s largest organisations. Chartered Accountants set themselves apart through their: Superior analytical thinking Ability to solve complex problems Highly developed communication and technical skills Dedication to completing work to the highest standard Commitment to self-improvement and development Ambition to achieve the best for their clients Membership to a global collective of bright minds at the pinnacle of their profession. A Chartered Accountant has completed an education course renowned and unrivalled for rigour and quality. The Chartered Accountants Program is not only respected by business leaders, it is also the only professional accounting program recognised by the Board of Studies as a Graduate Diploma (with subject exemptions for future study) – making it a great stepping-stone for senior management. Broader skills. Wider network. The Chartered Accounting qualification equips Chartered Accountants with the perfect blend of learned principles and practical application – giving them a noticeable advantage over their counterparts, and allowing them to add value to a business from their first day on the job. Upon receiving your accreditation, you become a member of the Global Accounting Alliance, and can work anywhere in the world – in whatever industry you choose. Want to see more career videos from Student Edge? ↓ Click here http://s-edg.com/careervideos https://studentedge.org
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I Wanna be Personal Trainer
 
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Do you enjoy being fit, active and healthy? We chat to Fitness Instructor, Dan about how he got into the Fitness industry and what is required for the career. Want to see more career videos from Student Edge? Click here: http://s-edg.com/careervideos What do you need to become a fitness instructor or personal trainer? Check out the video to find out more. https://studentedge.org
Views: 1058 Student Edge
I Wanna Be an Aged Care Worker
 
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Jesse meets Loretta and finds out what being an Aged Carer is all about. Want to see more career videos from Student Edge? ↓ Click here: http://s-edg.com/careervideos or https://studentedge.org What does it take to become an Aged Care Worker Aged care workers are the quiet heroes who provide care, supervision and support for aged people in homes, residential establishments, clinics, hospitals and nursing homes. Loretta gives us an insight into the typical day of an aged care worker, the qualities desired to be successful and the vast amount of work opportunities available.
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Meet an Embalmer with Student Edge
 
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Embalmers preserve, sanitise and prepare the bodies of deceased people for presentation and burial. We caught up with Janelle to learn about her fascinating career. Here's a question. Do you know what and an embalmer does? I'll give you a hint... Right now I mean a funeral home which is where an embalmer works, now you're probably thinking vampires, right? Werewolves, zombies, that's not technically correct. But, an embalmer is a super serious career with a list of great skills that you have to have and it sounds really interesting so, come along with me and we'll go find out it. Yes, embalmers work with deceased people but it's so much more than that comforting families and organizing events all part of the job as well and today I'm here with Janelle to bust a couple myths surrounding this interesting career. Janelle, you are an embalmer. I am. What is that? Please explain that strange job to me. Well as an embalmer I work for a funeral home which means that my role is to care for the dead. The funeral arranger actually go out either to the families home or the family could come in to us and they'll be the one that make all the arrangements once all those details have been completed then the information is passed on to the embalmer and we will then proceed with the preparation deceased. That entails everything from actually caring for the person, so washing and dressing them performing any embalming that family has consented to. Placing them into the coffin, cosmetics doing their hair. But also liaising with the family so making sure that we're giving the family the best experience that we can possibly give them. And also an experience that they expect and they are comfortable with that they are going to remember. What sort of myths are out there? Because obviously people may not know exactly what it is. The biggest one that pops into my head and certainly my favourite is that we have to break people's bones to put them into a coffin. It's an old myth and still one that pops up every now and then but it's certainly not something that we would do. We gain the family's consent to perform any invasive procedures that we need to and breaking bones is just not one of them. Okay, so what are the tough things about your job? We invest really heavily in what we do emotionally. That's what makes us good a job, but also makes it really difficult for times where we might be caring for somebody who perhaps died under particularly tragic circumstances and obviously the more time we spend with them the more time I spend with their families the harder it can be for us to let go. Obviously you love your job. What's your favourite part of it? Knowing that I'm providing a service to the community and being somebody that the family can rely on to do the right thing for them especially when they're at a time when they're emotionally vulnerable. It's important to me that they are taken care of and that we're making a potentially difficult I'm in their life just a little bit easier. Did you always know that you want to be an embalmer? how did you get into it? I suppose I just really want to do something that mattered and after 2 weeks working for this really small funeral home with these people were really involved in their jobs and really cared I realize that that was something I want to be a part of. So, once I left high school I started applying for jobs at funeral homes. spent a couple years working my way up, started driving limousines the hearses and then was given an opportunity to work in the mortuary which is where I started getting interest in embalming. Question number one how do I become an embalmer? What's steps do I have to do? Firstly and most importantly you have to be employed by funeral home or you have to be employed somewhere where you can study and they will provide you with the mortuary and a mentor so you can perform all the things that you need to do to get your qualification out which will take about two years to get a certificate IV in service embalming and have to stay employed with the funeral home so you can do all of your case studies and all your practical examinations before you get to qualify. It's pretty involved isn't it? It certainly is. Question number 2 what's sort of person is going to be really good and enjoy doing the job that you do? Somebody that can balance being a professional as well as being caring and somebody that can work in an environment that is clinical like a funeral home and like a mortuary. Okay, and third question if you could offer a piece of advice to somebody who is just starting out in embalming what would you tell them? I'd tell them to definitely stick with it. It is a lot of study and its they can be very arduous but is still one of the most rewarding jobs I think that anybody can do and certainly a really important one within the community. https://studentedge.org
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