Green Steps Sustainability Leadership Program – Apply Now!

Ready to take your knowledge of sustainability to the next level?

Develop your skills as an emerging sustainability leader and change agent with Green Steps. The Green Steps program is an award-winning sustainability leadership initiative run by Monash Sustainable Development Institute. Open to students across all faculties and disciplines, the program includes:

  • Five days of sustainability leadership training
  • A consultancy project
  • Access to a global network of over 1,300 sustainability leaders
There are 30 fully-funded scholarships available. No previous knowledge of sustainability is necessary. Applications close 1 July. To apply, visit: monash.edu/greensteps
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Impacts of Covid-19 on Science at Monash and advice for students

This blog is a collation of responses from prominent lecturers and staff from around
the Monash Science Faculty. To begin we would like to thank Ulrik Egede, Martin
Burd, Scott Findlay, Daniel Mathews, Nicholas Price and 2 other staff members for
making this article possible.

How their typical work day changed since the pandemic?

Majority of the respondents have moved to working from home and their face to face
interactions have now been replaced by zoom calls. Also laboratory activities have
stopped.

How has teaching remotely been different from ‘usual’ teaching?

There are both advantages and disadvantages to remote teaching. Teaching
remotely requires a lot more preparation and is a lot more time consuming than
regular face to face classes. One of the biggest challenges is trying to find a virtual
substitute for hands on learning. Learning science through virtual means is a lot less
interactive, which in most cases limits students’ learning ability. However, some
students are finding it easier to ask questions via the zoom chat function than they
would in a large lecture theatre.

Modifications that have been made to research and their impacts.

For most academics conducting laboratory-based research, the pandemic meant a
complete halt of on-campus research. Some have changed to a different part of their
research that is more theory-based. A major drawback to research has been the lack
of discussions with fellow researchers and collaborators, or at least their decreased
frequency.

Overall, the impacts to the research and respective fields of academics has not been
positive. It did, however, demonstrate that although lab-based research will always
need to be done on campus, some aspects of theoretical research can be done at
home with the same efficiency. Additionally, they are able to ‘attend’ international
seminars that were not previously accessible.

Will changes made to science during this time continue into the future?

Overall, the pandemic has proved that a large number of scientific tasks can be
conducted online – including teaching videos and even conferences. These may be
seen more frequently in the future. Additionally, flexibility in working hours was also
shown to be possible. However, face to face collaboration – whether in research or
applied classes – is overall more preferred in person.
In lab-based research however, being on campus is crucial and cannot be replaced.
It may take many years and considerable resources before such research can be
done remotely.

Advice for science students currently undertaking laboratories and general studies

  • Especially during this time communication is the key, continue to ask
    questions and engage with the content in zoom classes and on discussion
    forums.
  • You may be missing out on learning now but we are hoping to equip you to be
    lifelong learners so what you might miss now you can learn in the future.
  • Do what works for you during this situation. Do not worry about what others
    are doing it is okay to just focus on yourself during these challenging times.
  • Utilize your tutors although the setting might be different they are still here to
    help you.
  • Hang in there, this too shall pass.

Composed by Stacey Barbagallo, Israa Hameed and Matthew Wanford in
collaboration with Monash University’s Science Future Leaders Program 2020.

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Monash Career Launch Program

From December 7 to 11, Career Connect have arranged a special careers event for students finishing up their study.

Monash Career Launch is a week of masterclasses specially designed to help final-year students acquire the skills, knowledge and self-assurance to secure their ideal role.

Featuring a wide range of bespoke workshops and industry panels, this week provides practical advice to students on how to navigate their own employability and job readiness, as well as provide clarity and build confidence when transitioning from education into professional employment. Choose from:

 

  • Design your Career

  • Nailing the Interview with Compelling Storytelling

  • Non-traditional Pathways to Building your Career*

  • The Power of Mentorship*

  • Building an Impactful Brand

  • Quiz a Recruiter*

  • Preparing for the transition to employment

  • Entrepreneurship Strategies for Success*

  • Accessing the Hidden Job Market

  • Maintaining Well-Being in your Career

  • Effective Communication in the Workplace

  • The ‘Networkathon’*

  • Job Application ‘How To’ Workshops

 

*Special industry panel event

 

To browse the list of events and to register, go to Career Gateway.

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Cancer Council Victoria’s 2020/21 Summer Vacation Studentship: Applications open 10th Aug!

Applications for Cancer Council Victoria’s 2020/21 Summer Vacation Studentships open at 9am on Monday 10 August 2020.

Studentships are offered to undergraduate students enrolled in relevant disciplines at any Victorian University.  Students are not eligible to apply after completing their final year, except for 3rd year science students who are proceeding to the fourth year of an honours degree.

Applicants need to source a studentship project that is part of a cancer research program being conducted at a Victorian university or research organisation. Clinical and allied health placements are also encouraged.

All information and application forms can be found on our website: http://www.cancervic.org.au/research/biomedical/research_sum_vacation_studentships

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Monash Careers Summit & Career Expo

The Monash Careers Summit is designed to allow students to explore ways of working, developing employability and career planning, and features workshops, seminars and speaker panels bringing students and industry together in an interactive, virtual environment. Featuring sessions tailored to the specific needs of both domestic and international students, the focus of the Summit will be on careers, career development, graduate employability and graduate recruitment.

 

The cornerstone of the Summit will be the Monash Careers Expo on August 5 and 6.

Now in its tenth year, this key Monash event attracts a prestigious selection of local and international exhibitors from a range of industries and sectors, and is a trusted and valuable opportunity for students to explore their career options and potential. And in 2020, it will run as a completely virtual event, providing students with even greater flexibility and ease of access to prospective employers.

Click here to register.

More details about the event will be made available in the coming weeks. In the meantime, mark August 3-14 in your calendars, and we hope you can join us in making the Summit a success.

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Career Connect Masterclasses

Introduced last year and highly valued by students, Career Connects Masterclass series is an intensive week of workshops that will deliver valuable employability and job seeking skills in an online form. From July 13 to 17, students will have the opportunity to acquire valuable information on areas such as Effective Career Planning and Entrepreneurial Skills for Students, as well as innovative new workshops on building a personal brand, navigating the recruitment market, and much more. Additional information about, and registration for, the Masterclasses can be made through our Career Gateway portal.

 

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Information session: Explore a career in Meteorology

Date: Wednesday, 15 July 2020
Time: 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm AEDT
Applications are now open for the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) Graduate Meteorologist Program and close 23 July 2020.
BOM are hosting a webinar for those interested in applying for the role and want to find out about a career with the Bureau.

Hear from previous graduates who have forged successful careers at the Bureau and ask questions about the application and recruitment process.

If your application is successful, you can look forward to participating in a comprehensive, paid training program. Our Graduate Diploma in Meteorology is highly regarded and involves a nine-month training course at the Bureau of Meteorology Training Centre (BMTC) in Melbourne. Our Training Centre is Australia’s only education provider that offers a qualification that meets the World Meteorological Organisation’s (WMO) qualification standard for Meteorologists.

If you are motivated to do interesting, innovative and socially impactful work in a dynamic environment, we encourage you to attend our information session to find out more about a career with the Bureau.
Click here to apply or learn more about the Bureau’s Graduate Meteorologist Program.

Who should attend? 

This webinar would be suitable for, but not limited to:

  • Anyone interested in a career in Meteorology
  • University students and faculty
  • High-school students
  • Career advisors
  • The general public
Presented by
   
Mick Pope
Meteorologist Trainer
 Grace Legge
Meteorologist
Through BOM’s commitment to reconciliation and improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment outcomes, the Bureau’s Indigenous Employment Officer, Sharon Ware, will be available to connect with during the session.
View recordings of previous BOM Webinars on the BOM YouTube channel
If you’d like to subscribe to other emails on weather, climate, oceans and water, please click here
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MFI Internship

Calling all penultimate and final year Science students. Are you looking for an internship like no other?

Take your passion for science, technology and innovation to the next level by working in multi-disciplinary teams to solve industry-based challenges as a part of this unique internship project.

Watch the video below to find out why this is a not to be missed opportunity!

APPLICATIONS CLOSE SUNDAY 5th JULY
Find out more here!
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Career Connect Masterclasses are back!

We’ve got some great news for students who are keen to prepare for entering the local and global job market following the completion of exams. Career Connect’s Masterclasses are back ­— and online!

Career Connect will be running an intensive workshop series from July 13 to 17. And there will be some new sessions specially created for students ready to get their career journey underway.

Students can register on Career Gateway for one or more of the following sessions;

·       Effective career planning
·       Building a personal brand
·       The recruitment landscape post COVID-19 – what you need to know
·       Overcoming roadblocks in your job search process
·       How do I find a job?
·       I have industry experience – now what?
·       Be your own boss – entrepreneurial skills for students
·       Lead to create change
·       The value of volunteering
·       Growth mindset – the secret to success

Career Connect Masterclasses provide students with valuable information on how to refine your employability, no matter what stage of your development. We’re here to help every step of the way!

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