Science Student Quicklinks


Here are some important links that you will need throughout the course of your journey as a Science Undergrad.

Monash Science Undergraduate Degree Resources:

Networking & News:

  • Monash Science LinkedIn can connect you with Alumni, Academics, other Staff and Students. You will need to create a LinkedIn profile to view all of these connections.
  • Monash Science Facebook page keeps you up to date with current Monash Science related News, Events, Study & Job opportunities.
  • Monash SSLL Vollie Facebook page hosts study groups for students across the year levels.

Job & Internship Opportunities:

  • List of Science career options based on the School of Sciences.
  • Career Gateway – Monash student portal that allows you to search for volunteering positions, part-time, casual & full-time jobs in any area (from being an umpire for children’s sports to being a maths tutor).
  • Professional bodies in your areas of interest also run events, so check out Career Connect for the possible events they host. Career Connect also will check your application; all you have to do is register on Career Gateway for one of their many workshops or 1-on-1 sessions.

Graduate Opportunities:


Current events and updates are made on our Careers tab, start your journey to success now!

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‘Beans means Heinz’ & Genetics – A Science Graduate’s Work Experience

What have beans and genetics got to do with each other?

Hello fellow science enthusiasts!

I hope everyone is enjoying their time at Monash and reading Scapegoat weekly. It feels weird to think that this time last year I was doing my own research into graduate programs and here I am two months into one.

Two years ago, I graduated with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Genetics and Molecular Biology and now I work at KraftHeinz in the Marketing department.

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Jenny’s experience: Access Monash Mentoring Program

Do you enjoy aspiring high school students to achieve their dreams?

Written by Jenny Truong.

Hi! I am Jenny. I’m a 3rd year science and commerce student and I have been an Access Monash Mentor for the past 2 years.

I became an Access Monash Mentor (AMM) because I wanted to share my knowledge about high school and Monash with students from under-represented communities to help them find their passion. With Access Monash, we get the opportunity to work one-on-one with Year 11 and 12 students at schools in the Dandenong, Frankston, Berwick, Mornington and Gippsland areas, where not many students end up going to university. Many of these students are the first students in their family to even consider going to university, so it feels quite rewarding to aspire them to go on to higher education after finishing high school.

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O-I Graduate Program

O-I is the world’s leading glass bottle manufacturer and they are looking for graduating Science students who’ve majored in Chemistry, Physics and/or Maths to join their 18 month rotational graduate program. Embark on challenging and diverse projects, all while being supported through a structured learning and developmental program.

With 80 operational plants over 23 countries, O-I  is hiring in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and Penrose (NZ). Be a part of a global manufacturing organisation that upholds and promotes sustainable production and apply through the appropriate channels as advertised below. Applications close Sunday 16th October 2016, with interviews conducted in November and the position beginning in February 2017.

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Why doing a Science degree is not ‘risky’.

By Dr. Mahbub Sarkar, Dr. Chris Thompson & Prof. Tina Overton

The recent Australian Graduate Survey (AGS) reported that 51 per cent of the science graduates found full-time work within four months after completing their course, 17 percentage points below the national average. Based on this single data point, Andrew Norton of the Grattan Institute claimed that enrolling in science degrees is “risky”. He commented,

“If people think doing a Bachelor in Science will give them skills that are highly valued in the labour market then they should probably look at something else.”

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Career Goat: Employability Skills

Hi All,

Many of you are probably snowed under with managing competing deadlines for assignments.

So I will keep this article brief so that you are not too distracted.

In this week’s edition of ‘Career Goat’ I would like to talk about ‘Employability Skills’.

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Bureau of Meteorology: Graduate Meterologist Program

Are you a Science, Physics or Maths Student?

Want to know more about the Bureau of Meteorology’s Graduate program? The Bureau of Meteorology is holding a Graduate Meteorology Information Event tonight!

If you are an undergraduate, post graduate or recent graduate from Physics, Mathematics or Atmospheric Science disciplines, you should come and find out about the Graduate Meteorology program available with the Bureau of Meteorology.

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Career Goat: Leadership

Hi All,

lisaWell I hope things are going well and you had time to attend the range of events as part of ‘Career Festival’ held at Monash.

Are you are busy preparing applications for ‘Graduate Programs’? Don’t forget you can book an appointment with me or one of the consultants in Career Connect for advice and feedback. Book your appointment here.

In this week’s edition of ‘Career Goat’ I would like to talk about ‘Leadership’.



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Career Goat: Graduate Programs

Introducing: Career Goat, Lisa Happell

LisaDid you know that science have their very own Careers Education Consultant? We are the only faculty to have this. That consultant would be me ‘Lisa Happell’.

I have been in the role for nearly two years and really enjoy working with students to help them with their career decisions.  Throughout the year I will run a range of career seminars and events and every week I have individual (30 minute) career appointments available

You will find me (usually with coffee) on Tuesdays to Thursday in the Science Student Lounge and Science Student Services. If you would like to talk about your career in science or if you have no idea about careers in science then please book an appointment with me via ‘Career Gateway’.

I look forward to meeting you to discuss all things ‘Career’.

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