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Our top 10 blog posts of 2019

As the decade comes to a close, we’re taking a look back on the year that was, and counting down our favourite Swinburne Online blog posts of 2019. Check out our list below for any posts you might have missed, and get a head start on your new year’s resolution with our study tips and industry insights. 

 

10. Preparing yourself for the first weeks of online study

Beginning online study might feel daunting, but new students have access to lots of helpful resources. This post outlines the first steps new students should take to familiarise themselves with online learning and set themselves up for success. 

 

9. Regain your study motivation

Have you hit a study wall? Everyone struggles with motivation from time to time, but the key is knowing how to get back on track. We’ve put together some useful techniques for regaining and maintaining your motivation. 

 

8. Top 5 in-demand skills employers look for

If you’re ready to start applying for jobs, you will be eager to show off your skills and experience to your future employer. However, it’s worth remembering the soft skills and personal qualities that companies often look for as well. 

 

7. Swinburne Online’s first Connections event 

In October, we hosted the very first Swinburne Online networking event at the Swinburne Hawthorn campus. The day was a big success, with inspiring speakers and discipline-specific group sessions. You can read about it here, and watch a video captured at the event. 

 

6. Playlists for exam preparation

Whether you need to focus on your exam preparation or celebrate a job well done, we’ve got playlists for every stage of your exam period. 

 

5. The Iceberg Illusion

Sometimes seeing the success of others can trigger feelings of inadequacy and insecurity in ourselves, but we’re not always seeing the whole picture. In this post, we investigate the ‘iceberg illusion’, which refers to the unseen work and setbacks that are often part of the journey to success. 

 

4. Top interview tips

Congratulations, you’ve landed an interview for a job you’re really interested in. Now, give yourself the best chance of success with these simple tips to make a great first impression on your interviewer. 

 

3. Best apps for studying

There’s an app for everything these days, so why not use your smart phone to optimise your study routine? We’ve rounded up the most useful study apps around to help you study smarter. 

 

2. Doing it all: Tips for women in business

Lutfiye is a Swinburne Online graduate who is kicking some serious goals in business. On International Women’s Day, she talked us through her top 3 tips for women in the industry. 

 

1. Paradigm shift in the future of work

The Swinburne University of Technology report ‘Peak Human Potential: Preparing Australia’s workforce for the digital future’, provided a fascinating insight into the future of Australian workplaces. In this post, we summarise the report’s key findings, and explain what they mean for you and your career. 

 

If reading these blogs has inspired you to take the plunge and start studying in 2020, view our list of courses, call one of our Course Consultants on 1300 110 146, or apply now.