Paddl Goes Live

April 04, 2016
By Robelen Bajar

On the 31st of March the CareerLounge Team launched its latest product, Paddl, at an exciting launch party at Deakin Edge, Federation Square. Politicians from the likes of Senator the Hon Scott Ryan and the Hon Philip Dalidakis made key speeches alongside CEO of Ai Group Innes Willox and Deakin University’s Deputy Vice Chancellor Professor Beverley Oliver. All praised the innovative product and its benefits for Educators, Students and Employers alike.

Senator the Hon Scott Ryan, Dominique Fisher, John Collins & the Hon Philip Dalidakis at the launch of Paddl.

Senator the Hon Scott Ryan, Dominique Fisher, John Collins & the Hon Philip Dalidakis at the launch of Paddl.

During the launch, our major Employer partners (Myer, Ai Group, Metro Trains, Crown, LoanMarket and Australia Post) all participated in a live demo with eager young Students from Deakin University, Holmesglen and Entamio. Using Paddl, Students were connected to jobs relevant to their course of study and were able to apply and interview for the jobs on the spot.

In our fast-evolving technology landscape, the connection between work and learning has become closer. Paddl helps Students gain the industry experience so important for success in an increasingly competitive job market.
— Vice-Chancellor of Deakin University, Professor Jane den Hollander

The atmosphere was buzzing as the live demo came to a conclusion, Paddl accounts had been activated and jobs were ready to be applied for by Students. The launch was a huge success leaving everyone enthusiastic and eager to use the product. The tireless hours, late nights and hard work that were put into the launch had finally paid off for the team as we packed down the last Paddl cut-outs and loaded them into the van. It’s a long road to success but this was definitely a large step in the right direction — well done team!

Watch our behind the scenes video of the launch of Paddl.

What is Paddl?

Do you want to find paid work matched to your studies? Paddl is a web app that connects Students to paid, course-relevant jobs while studying, helping you gain invaluable experience for your future while earning money today.

Paddl can help you:

  • Maximise your employment outcomes by building out your CV
  • Build on your knowledge through real-world industry experience
  • Gain real-world insights into the day-to-day experiences of your industry.

Your Educator has to unlock Paddl for you — click here to request your invite today.