Student Peer Leader Network

Learn more about the Student Peer Leader Network, their peer-to-peer careers and employability events and services, and how to become a peer leader.

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Who are the peer leaders?

Student peer leaders are part of the Student Peer Leader Network.

They work alongside professional staff to:

  • Deliver Careers and Employability services
  • Enhance the student experience by providing a peer perspective
  • Deliver events and activities tailored to the student community.

They are trained to provide advice, high-quality career information and guide you through your employability queries.

Click a picture to find out a little more about the peer leaders.

Alli
Alli
Ashani
Ashani
David
David
Jenna
Jenna
Jessie
Jessie
John
John
Kelsey
Kelsey
Laetitia
Laetitia
Lisa
Lisa
Liam
Liam
Swarna
Swarna
Ying
Ying

How can peer leaders help me?

Peers are available on Careers and Employability Zoom sessions and can help you with:

  • Sharing resume and cover letter tips or show you how to get started
  • Searching for jobs and internships using various tools and resources
  • Taking a mock interview using the 'Interview Practice' tool
  • Sharing tips for approaching employers, networking and creating your ‘elevator pitch’
  • Preparing for (virtual) assessment centres
  • Lots of other tips including navigating the Smart Resume and EmployMe online platforms.

To attend sessions, register via Careers Online to receive your Zoom link.

Events and activities run by peer leaders

  • Melbourne Talks

    Become more familiar with Australian culture and academic life and gain confidence communicating in English, while making friends with other students through fun, peer-led activities. Please visit Melbourne Talks for program information and dates.

  • Career 'Zoom-in' with peers

    ‘Zoom-in’ for career conversations with our peer leaders and get advice and help navigating key employability tools and resources. To view session details and to register, visit Careers Online.

  • Mock assessment centre

    A practical assessment centre session designed for students to practice and engage in a simulated group activity. Gain firsthand experience in commonly assessed tasks, plus lots of tips on what assessors look for. To view session details and to register, visit Careers Online.

  • Interview practice session

    Participate in our virtual interview practice workshop and learn more about online recruitment. This interactive workshop is open to all students. To view session details and to register, visit Careers Online.

  • Partnerships and collaborations

    Student peer leaders also partner with other teams across the university to support various student initiatives relating to wellbeing, work rights and skill development. The free meal packs program is the most recent program supported by the Student Peer Leader Network and it aims to provide students in need with access to free food.

How can I become a peer leader?

Recruitment for Semester 1, 2021 will commence in November 2020. Please check back at this page later in the year for further details regarding the application process.

Contact us

For more information about the Student Peer Leader Network and the events, please email peer-leaders@unimelb.edu.au