Earlywork #17: The Earlywork Grad Program & Internship Database
Featuring roles from Checkbox, Rokt & Beem It + an interview with Ben O'Dea (Co-Founder & CTO @ Negotium)
It’s Team Earlywork coming at ya with Earlywork #17, a (usually) weekly newsletter that gives you:
A shortlist of the best roles for students & recent graduates across tech & startups in Australia (+ remote roles).
Free career resources for young people looking to break into tech & startups.
Interviews with young startup founders & employees.
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Super pumped to be releasing this week’s cheeky tip after several readers mentioned this pain point to us. Let’s dive into the…
💡 Weekly Cheeky Tip:
The Earlywork Grad Program & Internship Database
⏰ It’s that time of year again...
As another season of grad & intern applications kick-off, we thought we’d try to make life a little bit easier for students trying to get a sense of what opportunities are out there in tech.
In traditional fields like banking, law & consulting, these programs tend to have transparent opening and close dates, well-documented interview processes and are consistent year after year.
In the tech world, things tend to be a little less…. structured.
How frustrating is it when you realise an awesome company was hiring grads/interns but the listing closed before you found out about it?
You folks mentioned to us that you’d love to see one centralised hub for all the structured grad & internship programs across tech companies in Australia, so we’ve now launched The Earlywork Grad Program & Internship Database.
If you’ve got any friends on the hunt for grad & intern roles, be sure to share this with them so they don’t make the rookie move of missing any application deadlines (and get them to subscribe at earlywork.substack.com while they’re at it)! 😉
We’ll ensure that this is dynamically updated as more programs are launched, but if you see anything we may have missed, please let us know by leaving a comment below:
1️⃣ 🕐 💪 One Minute Hustle
We are back once again with One Minute Hustle, a bite-sized interview with an emerging Australian young startup founder or operator. Today, let’s get inside the noggin of a young founder tackling the often-overlooked space of small business valuation…
What are you working on? Negotium is an answer to decades of stagnation in the small business valuation space. Business owners cumulatively lose hundreds of millions yearly when their businesses sell for less than what they're really worth. We use big data and AI to replace decades-old spreadsheet models and overly simplistic industry multiple methods with the aim of defining a new gold standard for business appraisals.
How'd you get started? We got started when my co-founder, Edward Johnson's, parents sold their small regional hotel. They sought two valuations before listing, both of which were off by hundreds of thousands of dollars. Wondering how this was acceptable, we got talking to other business owners and realised that such scenarios were shockingly common, and a glaring pain point.
Why do you do what you do? While I know Ed (my co-founder) does what he does because he cares deeply about the problem, I do it because I care about the solution. I love the process of solving complex problems where no existing frameworks exist - there's something exhilarating about just writing your own equations and then seeing them work on real data. The fulfilment lies in building something which is my own; something I can be proud of.
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🌞 Graduate & Full-Time Roles
🌏 = remote role
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