A typical interview lasts no longer than thirty minutes. That’s thirty minutes that could potentially set up the path for your new career in your DREAM job. Even if your dream job is to be a kick-ass Human Rights Lawyer, a passionate Forensic Psychologist or even a Social Media Marketing guru, chances are you’ll all begin your venture the exact same way - with that one interview.

By personalising the skills obtained from this intensive program for the role that complements your future as a professional, Steps to Success is the program we’ve designed for the student eager to jump-start their career and kick the door open to their future. With specific focus on techniques used to promote yourself within your field, the weeks that follow aim to set your career up from the moment you apply for that role, down to the moment you sit down for that all important thirty minute interview with your potential future employer. This is the program created to make you stand out from the crowd and be prepared for the future you’ve imagined.

** This program is still under development and details will be updated as they are confirmed. **

 

Topics which will be covered in the Steps for Success program are:

  • Why am I here?
  • Country Culture: mental models, social models and how to "download" new models
  • Executive branding techniques to promote yourself
  • Elevator pitch and personal branding
  • Working with theatre professionals to learn how to tell the story of you
  • Job interview sessions
  • Communication skills and cross-cultural communication skills
  • Mediation and conflict resolution
  • The disruptive approach to transformation
  • CV Writing
  • Public speaking
  • Negotiation and networking

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (also known as UCSC or UNICATT) is an Italian private research university and was founded in 1921. Cattolica is the largest private university in Europe. Its main campus is located in Milan, with satellite campuses in Brescia, Piacenza, Cremona, Rome and Campobasso. The Milan campus, situated in the heart of Milan’s St. Ambrose district, is characterised by chapels and great halls which mark the university’s original use as a monastery as far back as the 8th century. UCSC has been awarded 5 stars by international university ranking system, QS Stars, and has been noted as the fourth most recommended university to attend by international students. Gain first hand exposure to the European perspective on international relations by living in Europe itself and learning about regional concerns in context.

Instructor Information

Stefania Micaela Vitulli Contract Professor in Business Communication, teaches also in Seminars in Corporate Communication and Global Communication, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. Journalist (Arts for Panorama, Il Giornale, Il Foglio, Icon) and creative advisor. Her current research topics include environmental communication, green marketing and publishing communication.

Field Trips

The field trips for this program are still to be confirmed.

  

Cultural Activities

A range of cultural activities will be organised to increase your appreciation of the Italian city and culture.

  

Accommodation for this program is still to be confirmed.

 

 

Map of Italy

The city of Milan has an ancient cultural heritage and legacy. Modern Milan is recognised as a world fashion and design capital, with a major influence in commerce, industry, music, sport, literature, art and media. The city remains one of Europe’s main transportation and industrial hubs, making it one of the most dynamic and cosmopolitan cities in Europe.

Milan boasts long experience of public transport: its first street cars date back to 1841. Today, the wide assortment of trams, buses, trolley-buses and the three lines of the subway makes it easy to get to almost every corner of town. The Fiera Milano City, for instance, is on the red subway line 1 (direction Rho Fiera, Amendola Fiera stop).

Tickets (Euro 1.5) are not on sale on vehicles: you can buy them at most newsstands and in some bars. You can use a ticket for 90 minutes on as many trams and buses as you like, but only once on the subway. Tickets to reach some suburban subway stations (Rho and Rho Fiera, the two stops for Milanofiori Assago, the three ones in Cologno, and towards Gessate beyond Cascina Gobba) are more expensive.

With a world-renowned reputation for its gastronomy, fashion and design, there is no shortage of shopping and eating opportunities in Milan. The city centre is home to most of Milan’s shopping, eating and entertainment. Some places of note:

Brera. This is one of the most exclusive and fashionable places in Milan, with an atmosphere vaguely reminiscent of Paris, with its artists, open-air coffee shops and sophisticated boutiques. This area, which could be described as “luxury Bohemian” includes Via Brera, Via Solferino, Via Pontaccio, Corso Garibaldi and Corso Como. Alongside it there are many eighteenth century palaces including Palazzo Brera at number 28 Corso Como that houses the famous Pinacoteca.

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele. The gallery with its glass and iron structure was built around 1870 and is called the “salotto di Milano” (The Milan Lounge). It houses old coffee shops, restaurants, boutiques and historical bookshops. Luxury shops sit side-by-side with fast-food outlets such as McDonalds.

 

Milan has won the 2015 Eurocities award for Innovations for its project on “Fewer cars, more shared spaces, better quality of life for all”. Read more on sharing mobility strategy in Milan

Credit

All our programs are designed to count for credit as electives. However, it is up to your university to decide whether they will approve some credit for your participation in one of our programs. Normally it is a course convenor, Head of Department or program convenor who approves your credit.

Course convenors will not be able approve credit for a course unless you have a copy of the syllabus, so you should not visit your course convenor until you have received a copy of the course syllabus from AIM Overseas. You will receive this after being accepted on the program, along with information about how to apply for credit at your university.

For more information, see our Credit and Funding pages.

Funding

You might be able to obtain the $6000+ OS-HELP loan, as well as a scholarship from your university, when participating in an AIM Overseas program.

Our programs are designed so that eligible Australian students can access the OS-HELP scheme, which can provide funding of over $6,000 for international study experiences.

We give you detailed information about OS-HELP and how to apply for it in your Initial Consultation with us, as well as in your AIM Overseas acceptance pack.

You can also find more information about OS-HELP on our Credit and Funding pages.

Many Australian universities offer scholarships for their students to take part in overseas study programs. We will provide you information on scholarships that we are aware of at your university as part of your application/acceptance for a program. You can also check your university’s international office webpage to see what might be offered.

 

 

Applications are now open for this program. Early application is recommended as places are limited. 
The steps to apply, and be accepted, for this program are as follows: 
1. Apply online 
2. You’ll be prompted to send us a copy of your full academic results 
3. We’ll review your results and application and, if we believe you are likely to be accepted for the program, will invite you to an initial consultation by phone with an advisor. 
4. You’ll pay our $55 application fee and book in your phone consultation with an advisor. 
5. The phone consultation lasts about 15 minutes and we’ll cover detailed information with you about credit, funding, the program, your application and what happens next. 
6. Once you return any necessary documents (which we’ll advise you of in the consultation), we’ll do a final review of your application. If all is in order, we’ll send you your AIM Overseas acceptance pack. 
7. You'll receive your course syllabus, information on steps on applying for credit and funding, and an invoice for the program deposit. Your place is secured once you’ve paid your deposit.

your deposit. Programs are usually over-subscribed, so it is really important that you take care of things as quickly as possible. We’re here to help and will provide you with information and reminders about what you need to do at various stages. 
For more information, see our Frequently Asked Questions. Alternatively, you are welcome to submit an enquiry or register your interest, meaning you’ll receive updates (via email and phone) prior to the application deadline.