Map Your Future: Graduate researchers - Section contents

There’s no time like the present to think about your job options. Attend free events and workshops from Monday 11 September to Friday 22 September 2017 to help you explore your career pathways.

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Tuesday 12 September

Teamwork: A critical skill for study and work

This workshop will provide you with strategies for working with other students to manage the workload and resolve conflicts in group tasks. Learn why group work skills are relevant to your future employability.

What you will get out of this session:
Skills development (analytical, communications, self-management, organisation, interpersonal)

12.00pm–1.00pm
757 Swanston St, Rooms 109-110 (Stop 1)


Thursday 14 September

Career Skills Workshop

This interactive workshop is aimed at developing your confidence in group interviews through Experiential Learning. You will have the opportunity to present case studies in groups, be assessed by your peers to gain feedback and receive advice from professionals.

What you will get out of this session:
Skills development (analytical, communications, self-management, organisation, interpersonal), networks and peer reflections, goals and motivation

6.00pm–8.00pm
GSA Multifunction Room, Level 2, Multi-Function Building (rear of 1888 Building)

From obstacle to opportunity

Every employer will ask about something you did, that didn't work out the way you hoped. Come to this workshop and learn how to transform a setback you've experienced, into an opportunity for growth.

What you will get out of this session:
Skills development (analytical, communications, self-management, organisation, interpersonal), goals and motivation

11.00am–12.00pm
757 Swanston St, Room 110 (Stop 1)

Tell the world you've volunteered

You've volunteered. You've gained skills. You've made connections. What next? Reflect on what you've learned and how you can apply for your future employment using the Leaders in Communities Award as a platform to articulate your experience and recognise your achievements.

What you will get out of this session:
Skills development (analytical, communications, self-management, organisation, interpersonal), networks and peer reflections, goals and motivation

1.00pm–2.00pm
757 Swanston St, 111 (Stop 1 Multipurpose Room)


Monday 18 September

What's your story?

Each of us have many stories. What stories are you telling about yourself, your goals and your future? In this reflective workshop, learn how to turn your experiences, background, skills and values into a great narrative to use in your career exploration.

What you will get out of this session:
Skills development (analytical, communications, self-management, organisation, interpersonal), goals and motivation

2.00pm–3.00pm
757 Swanston St, Room 109 (Stop 1)


Tuesday 19 September

Career readiness: How to conquer 'rejection letter overload' and get the job you want

Enhance your job search skills and personal resilience with industry professional, Melanie Guzman (Learning Manager for L'Oreal Australia and New Zealand).

What you will get out of this session:
Skills development (analytical, communications, self-management, organisation, interpersonal), goals and motivation

1.00pm–2.00pm
Prest Theatre, Ground Floor, FBE Building, 111 Barry Street, Parkville Campus

Non-academic career paths for PhDs

Explore non-academic career paths for graduate researchers and how to identify opportunities in the industry. Facilitated by Dr David Bowser, Founder & CEO of Curio business management consultancy.

What you will get out of this session:
Information on pathways

12.00pm–1.00pm
Prest Theatre, Ground Floor, FBE Building, 111 Barry Street, Parkville Campus


Wednesday 20 September

Applying to the Independent Sector: A recruiter's view

Dr Stephan Muller form Haileybury will provide insights into the recruitment process, common pitfalls for graduate and early career teachers, and suggest ways in which to tailor applications to meet the independent sector's diverse staffing requirements.

What you will get out of this session:
Skills development (analytical, communications, self-management, organisation, interpersonal)

12.00pm–1.00pm
Q230, Level 2, Kwong Lee Dow Building


Thursday 14 September

Master of Teaching (Secondary) Information Evening

This is your opportunity to learn more about the course, and have all your questions answered by our academic course coordinator, Dr Daniela Acquaro. Discover what your study experience will be like, learn about course structure and delivery, subject options, timetables, fees and scholarships, and career outcomes.

What you will get out of this session:
Information on pathways

6.00pm–7.30pm
Level 2, Kwong Lee Dow Building, 34 Queensberry Street, Carlton


Tuesday 19 September

Master of Teaching (Early Childhood), Master of Teaching (Early Childhood and Primary), Master of Teaching (Primary)   Information Evening

This is your opportunity to learn more about our courses, and have all your questions answered by our academic course coordinators Dr Caroline Cohrssen and Dr Natasha Ziebell. Discover what your study experience will be like, learn about course structure and delivery, subject options, timetables, fees and scholarships, and career outcomes. The Early Early Childhood / Early Childhood and Primary courses will be covered from 6pm-7pm and the Primary course from 7pm-8pm.

What you will get out of this session:
Information on pathways

6.00pm–8.00pm
Level 2, Kwong Lee Dow Building, 34 Queensberry Street, Carlton


Thursday 21 September

Graduate Study Expo - September 2017

Whether you're interested in a coursework or research degree – from Graduate Certificate to PhD level – professional and academic staff will be available to talk you through your Graduate options and answer questions about courses.

What you will get out of this session:
Information on pathways, networks and peer reflections, goals and motivation

4.00pm–7.00pm
Grand Ballroom, Sofitel on Collins, 25 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000


Monday 11 September

Small steps to big dreams

Any big goal needs a clear path to be achieved. Map out realistic steps toward achieving you future goals.

What you will get out of this session:
Skills development (analytical, communications, self-management, organisation, interpersonal), goals and motivation

2.00pm–3.00pm
757 Swanston St, Rooms 109-110 (Stop 1)


Wednesday 13 September

Design your future: mind-mapping for direction setting

Don't know what to do next? The session will explain a design thinking technique called mind mapping and how you can use this process to develop possible future directions to explore. Practice using a mind map to identify areas of focus, and share ideas and questions. You will also be given some takeaway practical tools and resources to work through next steps.

What you will get out of this session:
Skills development (analytical, communications, self-management, organisation, interpersonal), goals and motivation

3.00pm–4.30pm
757 Swanston St, Rooms 110-111 (Stop 1)


Monday 18 September

Design your future: mind-mapping for direction setting

Don't know what to do next? The session will explain a design thinking technique called mind mapping and how you can use this process to develop possible future directions to explore. Practice using a mind map to identify areas of focus, and share ideas and questions. You will also be given some takeaway practical tools and resources to work through next steps.

What you will get out of this session:
Skills development (analytical, communications, self-management, organisation, interpersonal), goals and motivation

11.00am–12.30pm
757 Swanston St, Rooms 110-111 (Stop 1)


Wednesday 20 September

Digital tools/apps to help you achieve your academic goals

Most digital tools get in the way of study, but used strategically, a large number of them can actually help you achieve your study goals. These are apps designed to aid retention, time management or focus, or tools that you already use but can be optimised to add more value.

What you will get out of this session:
Skills development (analytical, communications, self-management, organisation, interpersonal)

11.00am–12.00pm
757 Swanston St, Rooms 109-110 (Stop 1)


Thursday 21 September

Creating Future Leaders Series

Paul Hameister (Executive Chairman of the Hamton Group) will speak about leadership, success and lessons learned in business decision making. Paul is Co-Chairman of the National Board of FMAA, which he founded in 1990, and the 12th Australian to have climbed the Seven Summits.

What you will get out of this session:
Information on pathways, skills development (analytical, communications, self-management, organisation, interpersonal), networks and peer reflections, goals and motivation

6.15pm–7.45pm
Copland Theatre, The Spot Building, 198 Berkeley Street, Parkville Campus

Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? - Webinar

Meet entrepreneur, startup mentor and business founder Madeleine Grummet. Find out what enterprise skills will help launch a new business including successfully commercialised products or services in a startup environment.

What you will get out of this session:
Skills development (analytical, communications, self-management, organisation, interpersonal), goals and motivation

7.30pm–8.30am
Online Webinar - Zoom platform

Skills for the future

Identify the skills you have developed through study and other experiences to plan for future work or continued study. Analyse the key skills you will need moving forward and learn practical strategies to prepare for your future.

What you will get out of this session:
Skills development (analytical, communications, self-management, organisation, interpersonal)

11.00am–12.30pm
757 Swanston St, Rooms 109-110 (Stop 1)

What to do when you don't know what to do next

Lacking motivation? Reignite your drive and set goals for your future through exploring opportunities for growth that in turn helps you with decision-making.

What you will get out of this session:
Goals and motivation

2.00pm–3.00pm
757 Swanston St, Room 110 (Stop 1)


Friday 22 September

Editing your PhD/MPhil thesis

Editing is one of the most essential writing skills you will learn as a graduate researcher and encompasses more than checking and correcting spelling, grammar and punctuation. While these are important, this workshop offers practical strategies to improve your draft.

What you will get out of this session:
Skills development (analytical, communications, self-management, organisation, interpersonal)

2.00pm–3.00pm
757 Swanston St, Rooms 109-110 (Stop 1)


Wednesday 13 September

myWorld First Steps

Find out how you can study overseas on exchange or study abroad with your UoM degree. This interactive session will have you exploring with other students why and where you might want to study globally and then how you can do this at Uni Melbourne!

What you will get out of this session:
Information on pathways, skills development (analytical, communications, self-management, organisation, interpersonal), networks and peer reflections, goals and motivation

5.00pm–6.00pm
757 Swanston St, 111 (Stop 1 Multipurpose Room)


Friday 15 September

Be a candidate for major global scholarships

Explore how to put yourself forward as a quality applicant for prestigious, high-value overseas scholarships. Understand how to write a successful scholarship application, and how to link your unique attributes to the goals of the scholarship.

What you will get out of this session:
Skills development (analytical, communications, self-management, organisation, interpersonal), goals and motivation

10.00am–11.00am
757 Swanston St, 111 (Stop 1 Multipurpose Room)

Overseas Study Application Lab

If you're applying for exchange or study abroad and need support to complete your online application, bring your own device and we'll troubleshoot the process with you.

What you will get out of this session:
Information on pathways, skills development (analytical, communications, self-management, organisation, interpersonal), networks and peer reflections, goals and motivation

9.00am–10.00am
757 Swanston St, 111 (Stop 1 Multipurpose Room)


Monday 18 September

Be a candidate for major global scholarships

Explore how to put yourself forward as a quality applicant for prestigious, high-value overseas scholarships. Understand how to write a successful scholarship application, and how to link your unique attributes to the goals of the scholarship.

What you will get out of this session:
Skills development (analytical, communications, self-management, organisation, interpersonal), goals and motivation

1.00pm–2.00pm
757 Swanston St, 111 (Stop 1 Multipurpose Room)

myWorld First Steps

Find out how you can study overseas on exchange or study abroad with your UoM degree. This interactive session will have you exploring with other students why and where you might want to study globally and then how you can do this at Uni Melbourne!

What you will get out of this session:
Information on pathways, skills development (analytical, communications, self-management, organisation, interpersonal), networks and peer reflections, goals and motivation

2.00pm–3.00pm
757 Swanston St, 111 (Stop 1 Multipurpose Room)


Wednesday 20 September

Overseas Study Application Lab

If you're applying for exchange or study abroad and need support to complete your online application, bring your own device and we'll troubleshoot the process with you.

What you will get out of this session:
Information on pathways, skills development (analytical, communications, self-management, organisation, interpersonal), networks and peer reflections, goals and motivation

10.00am–11.00am
757 Swanston St, 111 (Stop 1 Multipurpose Room)


Sessions are subject to change.