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When Joanne Wallis first started teaching at The Australian National University she realised many of her students were petrified about getting a job at the end of their degree.
Dr Wallis is a senior lecturer at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, specialising in Australia’s interactions in the Pacific and international security, and saw many of her students pressured by employment outcomes.
“I began thinking about how could I make my teaching more practical, of ways I could give them skills that would get them a job, help them prepare for study but also give them some transferable skills that would set them apart,” Dr Wallis said.
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