Resources and Workshops for students during the Exam Period

If you are seeking employment opportunities or wish to work on your job skills following the end of semester one, Career Connect are here to help with a range of workshops and resources! Below are the links and details to some of these.

How to Build your Career Plan Workshops

When: Friday 26th June and Tuesday 30th June
Unsure about your career direction? Or do you have an idea, but are not clear how to go about it? In our How to Build your Career Plan workshops, an experienced Career Success Coach will help you to develop clarity around your employment goals, and advise o how you can plan to achieve them. To reserve your place, register through Career Gateway.

Job Application ‘How-To’ workshops 

If you’re keen to gain insight and skills that will help you secure your ideal role (or something to tide you over during study), you can access our Job Application ‘How-To’ workshops online via webinar and as self-directed Moodle modules. You’ll learn how to craft an excellent resume, write an eye-catching cover letter, answer key selection criteria, create the perfect LinkedIn profile and practice your interview skills. We’ll even review your applications online afterwards!

Leap into Leadership Online 

Leap into Leadership Online, our interactive platform designed to help you develop your employability and leadership abilities, has hit over 4,000 module completions during 2020! If you want to join the thousands of Monash students refining their goal achievement strategies, personal branding, mentoring, and numerous other skills with the help of LiLO’s 13 fun and practical self-guided modules, log on at https://www.monash.edu/student-leadership/leap

Monash University Careers Directory

Monash is here to provide you with the support you need to start a successful career in business. To help you, we’ve launched the Monash University Careers Directory. It brings you up-to-date information on the best business internships and graduate programs in Australia, graduate reviews and career advice to help you along the way. And new roles are added daily! Check out the Directory now.

Resume Check

Resume Check, Career Connect’s new automated CV checking and review platform, is now online. Upload your resume and be provided with immediate and comprehensive feedback using AI tech and current industry standards, enabling you to improve and refine your CV for potential employers. All within minutes! To access Resume Check, go to https://www.monash.edu/career-connect/ready/resume-check

GradAustralia’s Top 100 Graduate Employers Guide 2020

 

GradAustralia’s Top 100 Graduate Employers Guide 2020 is now available.  Featuring a wide range of job opportunities, valuable career advice, and up to date insights on how to navigate the employment market, this is a great asset for all students keen to get their post-study career journey underway. Check it out here

 

 

 

 

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Career Success Coaching Program

In this small group conversation, students are guided by an experienced Career Success Coach in a collaborative discussion on their career development journey. Topics covered will include: current industry trends which may impact career plans, building and demonstrating the skills that employers value, and what steps can be taken to achieve career goals. Link to register here.

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English Connect Online

This semester, English Connect classes will be moving entirely online!

English Connect Orientation Classes for students to experience the program is available now.

Academic English Consultations and other resources are available online through Moodle from March 23rd.

For more information, visit the English Connect website by following this link:

https://www.monash.edu/english-connect/english-connect-online

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Career Connect Ambassador Program: Apply Now!

Do you want to help your fellow students access essential job and employability services, while refining and enhancing your own skills to secure your dream role?

Career Connect’s Student Ambassador Program is an exciting new initiative offering students the chance to optimise their career development, professionalism and enhance their employability. By representing Career Connect in its activities and events across the University, participants will secure valuable training and networking opportunities highly regarded by employers and recruiters, as well as gain career knowledge, confidence and experience.

To apply, students must;

  • be currently enrolled in a Monash University course;
  • have completed at least one semester of study
  • be available for the duration of the program;
  • not be graduating before the conclusion of the program in October 2020; and
  • commit to volunteering 25 hours over the course of the year.

Applications are now open and close on Sunday 8 December. Places are strictly limited, so for more information and to apply, go to Career Gateway now.

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Cancer Research Honours Program 2020 Project 3

Project 3: Are we measuring the right ‘KPIs’ in lung cancer care?

Lung cancer is the biggest cause of cancer deaths in Australia and despite improvements in diagnosis and treatment, 5-year survival remains very low (around 16%). The Victorian Lung Cancer Registry (VLCR) is a clinical quality registry established in 2011 to benchmark and report on quality of care for Victorians diagnosed with lung cancer, with the aim of identifying variation, improving care and optimising patient outcomes. A number of quality indicators (analogous to KPIs) have formed the basis for the data items collected by the registry and the benchmarked reports that go back to participating hospitals. However, the landscape of lung cancer care is rapidly evolving, and it is time to reassess the value of the 23 indicators that were selected in 2011, and ensure that we are still measuring the right aspects of care to achieve the aims of the registry. This project will involve a strong component of literature review and would suit a candidate with excellent understanding of the Australian healthcare system as well as a strong interest in oncology.

Please contact Margaret Brand to apply for this honours project.

Phone 03 (9903 0206) Email:  margaret.brand@monash.edu

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Cancer Research Honours Program 2020 Project 2

Project 2: Exploring the real-world impact of new diagnostic and therapeutic developments in lung cancer

We have entered an exciting new era in cancer therapies, where individualised therapies for specific tumour gene changes and therapies that mobilise the patient’s immune system against a tumour are becoming commonplace. In lung cancer, tyrosine kinase inhibitors (for certain EGFR gene mutations and ALK gene translocations) and PD-L1 inhibitors (immunotherapy agents such as nivolumab, pembrolizumab) are making a huge impact on survival and quality of life for some patients. The Victorian Lung Cancer Registry (VLCR) at Monash University is a clinical quality registry that has been collecting diagnosis, treatment and survival data (and some quality of life data) on a large proportion of Victorians with lung cancer since 2011 and has amassed thousands of patient records. In recent years, VLCR has included data on the molecular testing results of lung cancers (for EGFR, ALK and PD-L1) and the use of targeted therapies and immunotherapies. An opportunity exists to enhance and analyse the existing data, and explore the impact of molecular testing and targeted therapies on survival from lung cancer.

Applicants please note: Although this proposal relates to molecular pathology and immunotherapies, this is NOT laboratory research or clinical trial work – we are a health services research team focused on observing and measuring quality of care in different cancer streams, and linking these with patient outcomes.

Please contact Margaret Brand to apply for this honours project.

Phone 03 (9903 0206) Email:  margaret.brand@monash.edu

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Finishing studies? Come to a Career Connect Masterclass!

Hello from Career Connect!

We’ve got some great news for students who are completing or about to complete their studies. Career Connect’s Masterclasses are back.

Our week of intensive employability workshops were such a success back in July that we’re holding a new series from November 25 to 28. And there will be some new sessions specially created for students ready to get their post-study career journey underway.

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