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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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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Game day instructions for Virtual Scavenger Hunt

Take a break from online study and have some fun in this online challenge that you can play from anywhere. This virtual scavenger hunt will allow all students to come together, have some fun and connect as a student group by completing a series of small fun challenges to earn points using whatever you have lying around!

Play for 20 minutes from noon on Tuesday 14th April or Friday 17th April – or both! 

UPDATE: The code word for Friday is ‘Ants’

Scan the QR code below to take part in the game!

We’ve dropped a reminder into your calendar which will be updated with the game instructions on the day (no head starts allowed!) so all you need to do is download the ‘Go Team’ app to your mobile or device from the Appstore or Google play and be ready to play!
Session champions will win a $250 Visa gift card #Letsdothis

Your game goes live at 12noon – be ready when it does.

The instructions are below, or you can watch this YouTube clip.

Step 1: Download the App ‘Go Team’ by Catalyst Global from the Appstore or Google play   

Step 2: Click the QR scanner icon in the top right corner from 12pm when your session goes live.

Step 3: Select ‘Download Game’. If you are having trouble downloading, you may need to delete some videos or photos on your device to create space.

Step 4: Select ‘Start’

Step 5: Enter your ‘Name’ (no emojis).

IMPORTANT: Remember this name if you are playing Friday’s game. It must be exactly the same to be in the running for the overall winner.

Step 6: Once all your icon challenges appear, you may need to use two fingers to zoom in or out depending on your device to see them all.

Step 7: Click on a Challenge Circle Icon and then the information icon to see a quick overview of the challenge. If you want to undertake the challenge click the launch button and follow the instructions to play.

Some things to note:

  • There are 10 different categories to choose from – these are the icons on the left.
  • The challenges requiring a Photo or Video are taken through the Go Remote App. For these challenges select ‘Take Photo’ or ‘Take Video’ and then you must scroll down and click ‘Submit’ to receive points.
  • If you have any questions, you can chat to the game administrator through the icon in the top left corner. Just Click the message function, the Monash Game, then ‘Controller’
  • Make sure you have your sound turned on on both your phone and in the App – through the settings icon.
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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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Scapegoat Week 1 Edition

 

Welcome to 2020, fellow science students! We hope you’ve all had a great holiday and are recharged for the semester ahead. We understand that the changes to semester due to COVID-19 can be confusing, but we have plenty of resources available to help you through it. We also have some fantastic events coming up where you can get to know the science lounge and make some new friends!

Find out about all the events happening during WELCOME WEEK 16-20 March, including the biggest campus event in Monash University’s history: O-Fest: After Dark! Get tips on how to get around once you’re on campus, and the chance to get a head start on finding your tribe at Monash. Click here to find out more.

The SSLL will be organising a free pancake breakfast in Week 3 (23rd -27th March) to welcome all science students back to campus. We’ll be providing breakfast from 9:00am – 11:00am on Monday 23rd, Wednesday 25th and Friday 27th so come and join us in the SSLL at 14 Rainforest Walk. Be sure to bring your own mug to enjoy free tea and coffee!

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Have your say! Bachelor of Science Course Reviews

The Faculty of Science is currently conducting a course review on the Bachelor of Science and all its associated courses.

The forum will cover questions and discussion on course experience, core units and teaching as well as what you plan to do after your studies. It is your chance to give feedback on your experience in the Bachelor of Science so far. As this is an official review, there is no payment made for your time.

We are looking for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science (this includes students enrolled in a Science double degree) from each School to participate in these forums.

School of Chemistry

Monday 17 February

10.00 – 11.30am – students who were in first year in 2019 and completed CHM1011/CHM1051 and CHM1022/CHM1052

12.30 – 2.00pm – students who are second or third year who have/are completing a Chemistry major/extended major

Register to attend the Chemistry student forum

 

School of Mathematics

Tuesday 18 February

9.30 – 11.00am – students who were in first year in 2019 and completed at least two of SCI1020, STA1010, MTH1020, MTH1030 or MTH1035, MAT1830

11.00am – 12.30pm – students who are second or third year who have/are completing a Mathematics major/extended major (any)

Register to attend the Mathematics student forum

Faculty of Information Technology

Tuesday 18 February

1.00 – 2.30pm – students who were in first year in 2019 and completed FIT1045 and FIT1008

2.30 – 4.00pm – students who are in second or third year who have/are completing a Computational science major/extended major

Register to attend the IT student forum

School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment

Wednesday 19 February

9.30 – 11.00am – students who were in first year in 2019 and completed either EAE1011 and EAE1022 or ATS1310 and EAE1022

11.00am – 12.30pm – students who are in second or third year who have/are completing a major/extended major in the School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment

Register to attend the EAE student forum

School of Biomedical Sciences

Wednesday 19 February

2.30 – 4.00pm – students who are in second or third year who have/are completing a major/extended major within the School of Biomedical Sciences e.g. Physiology, Immunology, Microbiology etc.

Register to attend the Biomed student forum

School of Physics and Astronomy

Thursday 20 February

10.00 – 11.30am – students who were in first year in 2019 and completed a level one Physics sequence PHS1011 and PHS1022, PHS1031 and PHS1002 or PHS1001 and PHS1002

12.30 – 2.00pm – students who are in second or third year who have/are completing a Physics or Astrophysics major/extended major

Register to attend the Physics and Astronomy student forum

School of Biological Sciences

Friday 21 February

10.00 – 11.30am – students who were in first year in 2019 and completed either BIO1011 and BIO1022 or BIO1011 and BIO1042

12.30 – 2.00pm – students who are in second or third year who have/are completing a major within the School of Biological Sciences

Register to attend the Biological Sciences student forum

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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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