Ribit in the media

Student work placements: business, universities must help

There have been recent reports of companies offering unpaid internships to students for a fee and students paying up to $1000 for a placement. Should university students be expected to pay for work experience with business? We need to ask why is this happening and what can we do about it.

Love in the air as students speed date defence Primes

In an event that bore more than a passing resemblance to a speed-dating night for amorous singles, defence industry employers and university students gathered at NSW Parliament on Tuesday night to share their attributes in what NSW Industry Minister Niall Blair described as a “win-win for Defence, industry, graduates and [the] future economy”.

What if finding a job was more like online dating?

Snagging that first job after studying is the most stressful part of graduation, but Data61 from the CSIRO are trying to make the process less like a formal interview and more like speed dating. Paul McCarthy from Data61 talks about how at Ribit Fintern Fever events, job seekers and prospective employers use online profiles and data matching to find that perfect (employment) relationship.