Episode #13 – What after grad programs?

What happens after a grad year? How should grads prepare for a role in the APS? What about for a role in the private sector? We seek for advice from current and ex-APS grads, so you don’t have to.

It’s now December, and we are almost at the end of Season 1. As current graduates, including our co-host Callum are approaching the end of their grad year, this episode is all about planning for life after grad programs.

Megan Aponte-Payne makes a return to the studio since her appearance in Episode 6. Megan is an International Trade Specialist at the Office of Supply Chain Resilience at the Department of Industry, Science and Resources. She was a graduate at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet in 2014.

Making a Gradcast debut is Chun-Yin San, a Practice Lead at ThinkPlace, a leading global design firm founded in Australia, and the Licensee and Director of TEDx Canberra. Chun Yin has worked for government departments, not-for-profits, and academic institutions delivering and implementing transformative projects. He was a graduate at the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources in 2018.

We also hear from Callum’s fellow grads at the Commonwealth
Superannuation Corporation (CSC) who share their plans for after their grad
programs and advice for current APS grads.

3 things discussed in this episode:

  1. Transitioning from a grad program to a post-grad program position.
  2. Advice for graduates at the end of their grad year.
  3. The benefits of undertaking an APS grad program.