Swinburne University

Bachelor of Business Major in Human Resources and Marketing

Graduated 2018

6:30am

SNOOZE!

6:45am

I wake up and get ready for the day and I take my dog for a short walk around the neighbourhood. I have a quick breakfast before I leave the house, because I’m running a bit behind time this morning, I make myself a piece of toast to eat in the car.

Sarah Schraven PetDog

8:00am

I hop in my car and drive to work, I’m lucky it’s only a short 10-minute commute to work, I take this time to listen to my favourite podcast.

8:15am

I arrive at my desk, first things first. Coffee! There’re usually a few other employees grabbing a coffee, I take this opportunity to catch up with my colleagues and get to know them better.

8:25am

I log into my computer and check emails. I respond to any queries and check my calendar for any meeting I have on for the day. It is currently mid-year reviews, so queries are coming through regarding this topic.

9:00am

I have been working on the task of updating one of our website pages. I gather some documents together before my meeting where I will be filming a video about our Graduate program to be put onto our website.

9:30am

We set up the room with a backdrop and do a few test runs to ensure the lighting and positioning is correct, and then filming starts. We have prepared questions to ask the Managing director, Human Resource Manager of Australia and a few of the Graduates.

We got some great takes! The Strategy and Marketing Manager takes the footage to be edited and put together.

Sarah Schraven2

 11:00am

Before heading to lunch I have some reference checks to complete. I call the referee’s listed and take notes. All the reference checks were positive, so I send them off to my Manager for them to view and gather all information together to get approval for the candidate to be offered the position.

12:30pm

Lunch Time. Today I’ve brought lunch from home, so I sit in our lunch room with some other Graduates and colleagues.

1:30pm

We have had an approval for recruitment come through. This means we are ready to offer a candidate a position. I fill out some information in our system that will help me generate a contract. Once this is done, I thoroughly check over the contract to ensure no important information is missing and all the details are correct, I also attach relevant documents such as superannuation and tax forms for the applicant to fill out. I then send the Offer of Employment.

2:00

Today we have a site visit to do, this visit is to roll out our values program. The values program is a way employee’s can recognise fellow team members for living our values and purpose. We do a quick presentation to the site team and answer some questions they have.

Sarah Schraven graduate dock

3:30

While we are on site, we also get taken around to have a look at how things are progressing on the marine site. It’s a great opportunity as a graduate to ask questions and see how things operate on the project site.

5:00

I check all my emails one last time before I leave for any important queries that need responding. My Inbox is empty, time to head home!

5:30

I arrive home. I cook some dinner and take my dog for a long walk. Once I get back, I melt into the couch and watch some Netflix.

9:30

Time to head to bed before another big day at the office tomorrow!

 

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