Your network

Your network is a valuable asset when looking for a WIL activity or future employment opportunities.
Identifying your network map is particularly important when you’re studying in a country you haven’t grown up in and you may not know as many people as your peers.

Complete this activity to identify who you know right now, who you might like to add to your network to assist in your search for WIL and steps you might take to build your network. Use the map below and write down all the people who you consider part of your network.

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Once you have identified your network, you can then identify ways to tap into that network. For example, if Abdul is interested in learning more about job opportunities in the accounting field, he might create an action map like this one.

What is my networking goal?

To increase my number of contacts currently working in the accounting industry.

Join the Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand and attend one of their networking events.

What could help me with this?

My friend’s Dad is an accountant who works in a small accounting firm. He might have some good contacts. I will call him and arrange to meet for a coffee to talk about my career.

Join the Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand and attend one of their networking events.

Register with my education provider’s mentoring program and ask to be connected with an accountant as my mentor.

Visit the CAA website.

What is my networking goal?

To increase my number of contacts currently working in the accounting industry.
What could help me with this?

Join the Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand and attend one of their networking events.

What is my networking goal?

My friend’s Dad is an accountant who works in a small accounting firm. He might have some good contacts. I will call him and arrange to meet for a coffee to talk about my career.

Join the Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand and attend one of their networking events.

Register with my education provider’s mentoring program and ask to be connected with an accountant as my mentor.

What could help me with this?

Visit the CAA website.

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WIL Preparation Checklist

Now it’s your turn. Think of ways that you can build your network and capture them in your WIL Preparation checklist.

Preparing for your WIL Activity: How to prepare for a WIL experience in Australia

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