18 episodes

It's the podcast you wished you had when you started your working life.
Starting Somewhere delivers insights and stories that demystifies the internship landscape and dissects the seemingly scary world of work. Work has changed. Employers want more than a grade, candidates are demanding as much from their employer as their employer is of them. Internships are a crucial bridge from the classroom to the workplace. Each episode tackles a theme, with concrete takeaways, such as video interviewing tips. Or getting rid of your digital dirt. The series will add up to a step-by-step guide to help you find, land and get the best out of an internship and turn it into a job. The podcast will also tackle the hard topics: are internships just for the privileged who can afford to work for nothing, do they exclude valuable candidates from diverse backgrounds? Are interns being exploited, and what are the signs? Should all internships be paid, like in France! We will follow 'intern diaries' and collect useful tips and tricks, work hacks and answers to questions people are often afraid to ask.

Starting Somewhere University of Melbourne

    • Education
    • 4.8, 4 Ratings

It's the podcast you wished you had when you started your working life.
Starting Somewhere delivers insights and stories that demystifies the internship landscape and dissects the seemingly scary world of work. Work has changed. Employers want more than a grade, candidates are demanding as much from their employer as their employer is of them. Internships are a crucial bridge from the classroom to the workplace. Each episode tackles a theme, with concrete takeaways, such as video interviewing tips. Or getting rid of your digital dirt. The series will add up to a step-by-step guide to help you find, land and get the best out of an internship and turn it into a job. The podcast will also tackle the hard topics: are internships just for the privileged who can afford to work for nothing, do they exclude valuable candidates from diverse backgrounds? Are interns being exploited, and what are the signs? Should all internships be paid, like in France! We will follow 'intern diaries' and collect useful tips and tricks, work hacks and answers to questions people are often afraid to ask.

    Bonus Episode - The reasons Amalia Illgner decided to sue over her 'dream internship'

    Bonus Episode - The reasons Amalia Illgner decided to sue over her 'dream internship'

    During season one of Starting Somewhere, we couldn't fit all the wisdom into ten episodes. So for your listening pleasure, we'll be publishing some of the full interviews.

    In this episode Buffy talks with Amalia Illgner. Amalia is a freelance journalist who secured an internship at Monocle. She started her internship with enthusiasm and the willingness to 'pay her dues' but shortly realised that she was doing real work and receiving below minimum wage for it. She explains why she decided to sue Monocle and what the impact has been on her budding freelance career.

    • 39 min
    Bonus Episode - Identifying exploitation and what makes a fair internship with Jack Kenchington-Evans of Interns Australia

    Bonus Episode - Identifying exploitation and what makes a fair internship with Jack Kenchington-Evans of Interns Australia

    During season one of Starting Somewhere, we couldn't fit all the wisdom into ten episodes. So for your listening pleasure, we'll be publishing some of the full interviews.

    In this episode Buffy chats with Jack Kenchington-Evans, a director of Interns Australia. Jack tells us what a fair internship looks like, how you can identify exploitation and where Interns Australia falls on the for-credit internship debate - it's a barbecue stopper of an episode.

    • 22 min
    Bonus Episode - U of M psychologist Neil Wilson can help with your internship anxiety

    Bonus Episode - U of M psychologist Neil Wilson can help with your internship anxiety

    During season one of Starting Somewhere, we couldn't fit all the wisdom into ten episodes. So for your listening pleasure, we'll be publishing some of the full interviews.

    Hear from Neil Wilson, a psychologist from the University of Melbourne. Neil calmly explains how to overcome your first day
    nerves. His slowing down to speed up tip is a game changer and taking a deep breath is always a good idea - even when hidden in the toilet.

    • 29 min
    Bonus Episode - A deep dive into digital dirt and personal branding with U of M careers expert Warren Frehse

    Bonus Episode - A deep dive into digital dirt and personal branding with U of M careers expert Warren Frehse

    During season one of Starting Somewhere, we couldn't fit all the wisdom into ten episodes. So for your listening pleasure, we'll be publishing some of the full interviews.

    In this episode, Warren Frehse, dives deeper in to digital dirt and how to curate your personal brand. Plus, where to look for jobs, how to tackle that selection criteria and he ponders - how much do grades matter - a little or a lot?

    • 33 min
    Bonus Episode - Build your LinkedIn profile the LinkedIn way with Mary Trumble from LinkedIn Australia

    Bonus Episode - Build your LinkedIn profile the LinkedIn way with Mary Trumble from LinkedIn Australia

    During season one of Starting Somewhere, we couldn't fit all the wisdom into ten episodes. So for your listening pleasure, we'll be publishing some of the full interviews.

    First up is Mary Trumble, Client Solutions Manager at LinkedIn Australia. If you have ever wondered how to maximise your LinkedIn profile, Mary can help. Plus, learn some tricks to approaching companies, how to identify the types of people you want in your network and the best way to sell yourself to an employer.

    • 18 min
    Coming soon - Expert Hack

    Coming soon - Expert Hack

    Expert Hack​ is a new podcast from the University of Melbourne about the changing world of work, and how industry experts are finding clever solutions to tricky problems. Everyone starts somewhere, but in today's world, starting out is harder than ever. So learn from the experts who are already preparing for the rapidly changing workplace.

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

MeMeK6121 ,

Starting Somewhere

So many careers I want to try in my second work life, so little time. I will be listening for every tip. Thank you.

Boonkers101 ,

Internship Tinder?

I thought this podcast was pretty darn interesting. Coming out of school, information like this and the resources they talk about would have been incredibly helpful. It seems like the two hosts have some real world experince to bring to the subject being they both went to grad school and had to seek out internships in their respective fields. Honestly, i would have liked more history as to why Ben was fired from his hairdresser position...seems like theirs more to that particular story. Looking forward to the next one.

koff.e.lover ,

Thorough, insightful, and witty

What a well-rounded look into this hot new world of internships. I certainly identified with the “learn-what-you-don’t-want-to-do” experience in my internship. It was great hearing from people all over the world of different backgrounds and ages. What a job well done!

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