Securing a place in a graduate program is a source of anxiety for many final year university students. Though it’s not the end of the world if you don’t get a place, they do offer undeniable benefits to people who participate in them.
I went through the Telstra Graduate Program and it’s had so many positive knock-on effects for me in terms of my career and capabilities.
Working as a Telstra graduate has been a little different recently, with most office-based teams working remotely because of COVID-19.
My team has always worked partially from home thanks to Telstra’s All Roles Flex policy, which means that for me personally, the transition hasn’t been too hard in terms of the work itself. However, I’ve found it difficult to get used to the absence of people around me each day and I really miss seeing my colleagues and fellow graduates regularly.
I completed my degree in Commerce majoring in Finance and Business Law at UNSW. I had a number of jobs in various industries while studying – so I already had some experience. But since I began working as a graduate at Telstra last year, I’ve been on a journey of continuous learning, development and growth.