Science Industry Week 2017 is back!

Hi All

This year we will once again run our Science Industry Nights for each school.

This will be a fantastic and exciting event and an excellent opportunity to hear about career options with a science degree.

We have over 40 industry participating across the week

Attend Science Industry Week and:

  • Learn about a diverse range of careers in science
  • Hear from panel speakers, industry and Monash alumni about science jobs
  • Ask questions about working in industry Network with industry, panel speakers, Monash students, staff and alumni Enjoy
    free food and drinks

For further information and bookings for this evening event, please click on the link below.

http://www.monash.edu/career-connect/jobs/events/science-week

I look forward to seeing you there.

Kind regards

Lisa Happell (Careers, Leadership and Volunteering)

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Curie, Meitner, Lamarr – Indivisible

 

It’s hard to believe but women in the 20th century were once perceived as incapable of advanced abstract thought – yet they were responsible for some of the world’s greatest scientific discoveries.

Monash University’s Faculty of Science, in conjunction with the School of Physics and Astronomy, is proud to present the international play ‘Curie, Meitner, Lamarr – Indivisible’ as part of National Science Week in August. There are 2 sessions, on the 15th and 16th of August and tickets are FREE!

 

Dates and locations

Tues, 15 August

8pm-10pm

Lecture Theatre Central 1 (C1)

Monash University Clayton Campus, Wellington Road , Clayton, Victoria

Wed, 16 August

6.30pm-8.30pm

Monash Cinema

Monash University Clayton Campus, Wellington Road , Clayton, Victoria

Learn more about the lives of these three women pioneers at: https://www.monash.edu/science/news/current/international-play-to-highlight-the-plight-of-three-pioneer-women-scientists

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Honours in Science at Monash

Please register your attendance at:

https://my.monash.edu.au/news-and-events/bookings/facsci/view/207125/

 

WHY HONOURS?

Honours will give you a competitive advantage in your career. Most importantly, Honours will give you the first big chance to ‘stretch your legs’ on your very own project. It will also give you an excellent preparation for a higher degree by research (research master’s, or the PhD) to further consolidate your communication and research skills, hone your project management and problem-solving ability, and make you stand out from the crowd as a future leader in your field.

As an honours student you will work one-on-one with an academic on a research project. Academics are excited about their research and take great pride in mentoring the next generation of scientists.
BASIC COURSE DETAILS
This degree aims to provide students with a higher level of experience in independent analysis and research in their chosen field of expertise. This experience has vocational aims, but also provides a preparation for study
by coursework and/or research for the higher degrees of Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy. The honours course is available in most of the science areas of study offered in the Bachelor of Science pass
degree.

The honours program involves coursework through seminars and a major research project. Depending on the area of specialisation, you can begin in either semester one or semester two in any year. It is normally completed in one year of full-time study. Two years of part-time study may be available in some areas of study.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Successful completion of a Bachelor of Science (or equivalent) with at least distinction average (70 percent) in 24 points of level three units (or equivalent) in the intended honours discipline.

Due to competition for projects and limited places, students may require a higher average to gain entry to an Honours program in some disciplines. Approval for a suitable project and supervisor must be obtained and most schools require you to complete a project preference form. The level three units upon which admission to the Honours program is based must have been completed no more than five years prior to commencement of the
course.

COMBINING HONOURS WITH A DOUBLE DEGREE
You do not need to complete your double degree with the BSc to undertake an Honours program. If you have completed at least 144 points of your studies, including all requirements of your science component, you can apply for entry into Honours.

 

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Welcome Back!

Scapegoat’s up and running yet again for another semester and the team here hope that we can put up more interesting and relevant content for your enjoyment.

This semester, our content ranges from career advice, resume & CV tips to embarking on a PhD, so keep a look out for these upcoming bites!

 

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Career Conversations

‘Career Goat’

Hi All,

I hope that your studies are going well and you are enjoying life at Uni.

As a student it is never too early to start to think about your career and life beyond university.

If you haven’t given much thought to your career then now might be a good time to start.

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Sleepy hygiene #MotivationMonday

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Restless nights, followed by tiring mornings and always feeling like you can never catch enough sleep?

Like how we have habits to keep our teeth clean and our studies done, we have habits that affect our sleep.

Sleep hygiene describes good sleep habits. Here are some advice to help you get a good night’s sleep from a student. Most of these are common sense but the hustle and bustle of the modern and uni life makes most of us neglect some of our common senses and self-care.

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Monash VR Science Precinct Tour

Got friends who are interested in studying science at Monash?

Take them on a 360 degree VR tour of the amazing environment that is the Monash Science Precinct, from wherever they are.

The Science Precinct consists of 5 different areas; Maths, Chemistry, Biological & Environmental Sciences and our dedicated STEM library, the Hargrave Andrew Library.

 

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Science-y web comics

Ah it’s week 5 of semester: assignments, quizzes, mid-semester tests looming on the horizon. On one hand, we can strap down and get cracking. On the other hand, we can totally spend a few hours browsing our favourite sciencey, nerdy, geeky web-comics to lighten our spirits.

Yeah, I like that second option.

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