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What it's like to be a Nutritionist

There’s no doubting that food and cooking has become a trend of modern society. With new fad diets hitting the headlines and reality cooking shows showcasing luxury ingredients – it's hard to know what foods are good for us.

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Expert Guides; Career Tips

Building a personal brand

While a combination of education, experience and skills can lead to career success, nowadays landing your dream job can feel like a competitive sport. So how can you make yourself stand out from the crowd?

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Life Skills; Career Tips

Five tips to land a grad job

You’ve passed your exams, thrown on your graduate gown and ready for that magical piece of paper. But have you considered what comes next?

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Life Skills; Career Tips

Game on: Esports explained

Competitive video gaming is slowly finding itself in the spotlight in Australia. Otherwise known as esports, the industry has grown rapidly over the last few years. One person at the centre of this phenomenon is University of Canberra graduate, Saira Mueller, an esports reporter for Dot Esports in Austin, Texas.

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Alumni Stories; Career Tips

Dion Devow: 2018 ACT Australian of the Year

Twelve months after being named ACT NAIDOC Person of the Year, University of Canberra alumnus Dion Devow can add another accolade to his name as the 2018 ACT Australian of the Year.

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Alumni Stories; Alumni in the News

5 stress busting apps

Sometimes life might leave you feeling a little worried, stressed or anxious. The good news is there are loads of apps out there to help manage your stress levels and ensure you keep your head above water.

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Expert Guides; Life Skills; Career Tips

Meet GardenSpace

Entrepreneur James Deamer is on a mission to change the way your garden grows! The University of Canberra graduate completed a Bachelor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation in 2016, minoring in Human Nutrition.

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Alumni Stories; Alumni in the News

Careers you never knew existed - Pet Product Technologist

Sometimes combining your passion and interests with your skills and experience can lead to the most unexpected of places. Meet our graduates whose education and experience have lead them to careers they love – and jobs we’d all love to have.

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Alumni Stories; Expert Guides; Career Tips

Careers you never knew existed - Racehorse Syndicator

Sometimes combining your passion and interests with your skills and experience can lead to the most unexpected of places. Meet our graduates whose education and experience have lead them to careers they love – and jobs we’d all love to have.

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Alumni Stories; Expert Guides; Career Tips

Cool careers: the extreme psychologist

Imagine being trapped on an island with complete strangers, limited food supply and minimal shelter. Then competing for immunity and being forced to vote out tribe members one-by-one, for the chance to win a cash prize. While this might sound ominous; it’s also the real-life game of a reality television series called ‘Survivor’.

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Alumni Stories; Life Skills; Career Tips

No skating on thin ice for UC PhD graduate

‘Fast-paced, high-contact, team sport’ could describe either rugby union or ice hockey and University of Canberra PhD graduate Dean Higham is finding his rugby experience is helping in his new career in the United States.

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Alumni Stories; Life Skills; Career Tips