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Get the most out of your university experience and attend one of our workshops. Find out about studying overseas, academic skill-building, careers and employability, and much more.

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Where specified, you will need to register for the workshop or session. (Registration options )

Careers and employability studio

Drop in for career conversations, advice and help in navigating key tools and resources with the Careers and Employability team. A first-level resume review is also provided.

Tuesday
10am–5pm
Ground floor (northern end), 757 Swanston St
Drop in
Wednesday
10am–5pm
Ground floor (northern end), 757 Swanston St
Drop in
Thursday
10am–5pm
Ground floor (northern end), 757 Swanston St
Drop in

Careers and employability studio lab

Our Friday labs at the studio allow you to work collaboratively on your job application documents and your career planning at your own pace. With a roving staff member or peer leader for guidance, this is a great way to make dedicated progress on your documents.

Friday
12.00pm–5.00pm
Ground floor (northern end), 757 Swanston St
Drop in

Information session: Understanding recruitment and selection

Broad outline of the key methods employers use to assess job candidates so you know what to expect and how to prepare.

Wednesday 21 August
10.00 AM–11.00 AM
PAR-Engineering C-428 (Collaborative Learning Space)

Workshop: Building networks

Learn how to identify the purpose of networking, build professional relationships, prepare a pitch and to identify opportunities for networking.

Monday 26 August
11.00 AM–12.00 PM
PAR-Alice Hoy-333

Workshop: Career informational interview

Ever wondered what a career information interview is in terms of a job searching strategy? It is an interview with someone who is currently in a job, industry or organisation that interests you. It is also one of the most valuable career development tools. The aim is to understand more about a field of work, and possible career paths. This practical workshop will discuss the benefits of career information interviewing and give you a chance to role play a practice interview.

Friday 23 August
2.15 PM–3.15 PM
PAR-Arts West North Wing-361

Workshop: Prepare for behavioural interivews

This session will provide an overview of how to prepare for an interview, with a special focus on behavioral interview questions, plus an opportunity to practice what you have learnt. This session is best suited to BComm students, particularly those studying Global Management Consulting.

Tuesday 27 August
1.00 PM–2.00 PM
PAR-Alan Gilbert-124
Friday 30 August
12.00 PM–1.00 PM
PAR-Kwong Lee Dow-213

Workshop: Prepare for case study interviews

Come along to this workshop and learn to identify the key components of a case study interview, and practice for one. This session is best suited to MBS students, particularly in Business Practicum or Global Business Practicum subjects.

Thursday 22 August
2.15 PM–3.15 PM
PAR-207-221 Bouverie St-B103 (Theatre 1)
Wednesday 28 August
1.15 PM–2.15 PM
PAR-207-221 Bouverie St-B103 (Theatre 1)

Workshop: Preparing for interviews

Find out the common questions asked at job interviews, how to effectively present yourself, and participate in a short skills practice with feedback. This practical workshop will cover how to respond to behavioural questions using the STAR technique, understanding body language, and handling an interview with confidence. This workshop is suited to undergraduate, penultimate year students and graduates who are undertaking interviews for graduate and other roles.

Thursday 29 August
11.00 AM–12.00 PM
PAR-757 Swanston St-111 (Stop 1 Multipurpose Room)

Workshop: Researching to target opportunities, industries and sectors

Want to discover how to find out the latest job trends and future predictions to be informed for networking, job applications and interviews? Come along to this practical workshop and learn how to research your future career using labour market websites, industry reports, employer lists, and company reviews.

Tuesday 27 August
10.00 AM–11.00 AM
PAR-Arts West North Wing-455

Workshop: Writing strong resumes and cover letters

Learn the skills to identify the key components and benefits of creating a resume and cover letter that aligns to a job role to maximize prospects of gaining an interview. Begin to map your skills and experiences and write them in effective achievement statements. This interactive workshop is open to all students

Wednesday 28 August
10.00 AM–11.00 AM
PAR-757 Swanston St-110 (Stop 1 Multipurpose Room)

Aussie English

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. This workshop will introduce you to a range of Aussie English expressions, and some commonly used Australian informal language (idioms and slang) that you may typically hear in classes and social situations. It will also give you important background context to help better understand their use.

Friday 6 September
2.15pm–3.15pm
757 Swanston Street, Level 1, Room 109 and 110

Complex Sentences

Academic Writing often involves weaving together complex and difficult ideas. This can test your skills of sentence construction. Come and gain confidence with complex sentences through explanations, exercises and opportunities for questions.

Monday 26 August
11am–12pm
757 Swanston Street, Level 1, Room 109 and 110

Improve your English in 10 minutes a day (Reading and Writing)

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. Research shows that students with English as a second/additional language who use English in their daily life are more likely to be successful in their studies at Australian universities. In this session you will practice reading and writing activities you can complete in around 10 minutes per day to improve your English over an extended period.

Friday 23 August
12.15pm–1.45pm
757 Swanston Street, Harold White Theatre

Speaking Clearly 3: word endings and pronunciation

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. Do you find it hard to pronounce sounds at the ends of words? Is it hard for you to pronounce plurals and past tenses, or to make words like bat and bad sound different? Listeners can be confused if the sounds at the ends of words are missing or unclear. Learn how to hear and say word endings; lots of opportunities are provided for practice.

Wednesday 28 August
12pm–1pm
757 Swanston Street, Level 1, Room 109

Speaking Clearly 4: difficult consonants

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. English, like all languages, has a few consonant sounds that are difficult for learners and can make your speech unclear. Learn to make new sounds, and investigate strategies to use them in everyday speaking. Come and find out about those sounds that give you trouble, as well as a range of strategies to practice.

Wednesday 4 September
12pm–1pm
757 Swanston Street, Level 1, Room 110

Speaking Clearly 5: vowels

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. Do you confuse some vowels that sound similar, as in fit and feet or pull and pool? Come and learn to hear all the English vowel sounds, some helpful tools to write down vowels accurately, and some rules for vowel spelling. Practice producing accurate vowels in simple speaking activities.

Wednesday 11 September
12pm–1pm
757 Swanston Street, Level 1, Room 110

Workshop: Chit chat: strategies for engaging in small talk

Making small talk is more than just getting to know someone new. It is an expected part of social behaviour, but making small talk is not always easy. Speakers must meet certain expectations and must talk about appropriate subjects which may vary from one culture to another. These activities will give you a chance to practice what to say when you are face to face with someone new and want to get the conversation started.

Friday 30 August
2.15pm–3.45pm
757 Swanston Street, Level 1, Room 109 and 110

Workshop: Speaking clearly 2 : stress and intonation

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. The rhythm and melody of your speech at the sentence level convey a lot of information. Among other things, they tell your listeners important information like what you want to emphasise, and whose turn it is to talk; essential for presenting teaching and everyday communication. There will be lots of practice exercises in class.

Wednesday 21 August
12pm–1pm
757 Swanston Street, Harold White Theatre

Workshop: Writing with clarity

Effective academic writing is clear like a freshly cleaned window. This workshop will introduce strategies for clearer writing by focusing on word choice and sentence construction. It will also advise how to avoid confusing your academic reader with tips about what to avoid in your written work.

Monday 2 September
11am–12pm
757 Swanston Street, Level 1, Room 109 and 110

Writing with Focus

Academic writing aims for clarity and precision. For this reason, it has a direct and focused style. This workshop will provide you with strategies to structure your sentences and paragraphs to achieve direction and focus in your academic writing.

Monday 9 September
11am–12pm
757 Swanston Street, Level 1, Room 109 and 110

Decision making and goal setting

University is a time of thousands of choices - what major? What future study? What subjects? What career? Where to next? In this workshop, discover and experiment with a range of decision making and goal setting tools to guide your thinking and set a clear direction.

Monday 26 August
1pm–2pm
757 Swanston Street, Level 1, Room 110 & 111
Wednesday 25 September
10am–11am
757 Swanston Street, Level 1, Room 109

Design your student experience (undergraduate students)

As an undergraduate student at The University of Melbourne there are so many opportunities and experiences available to you that it can be hard to know where to start. Come along to this workshop to participate in hands-on activities to generate ideas and discuss with other students ways to get the most out of your University experience.

You will come away from the session with a map you have created about what you want to experience during your time here.

Tuesday 20 August
3.15pm–4.45pm
Alan Gilbert, Room 101

Introduction to LiCA

Come along to this information session and find out about how to achieve the Leaders in Communities Award, which is a University award designed to recognise your extra-curricular activities, volunteering and the development of professional skills.

You can sign up to the award as soon as you enrol and start logging your extra-curricular and volunteering achievements straight away.

Monday 16 September
11am–12pm
Harold White Theatre, Level 1, 757 Swanston St

Leading by example: student panel

What is leadership? What makes a great leader? How could I become a leader or demonstrate leadership skills? Be inspired by a panel of students, as they share their experiences of leadership within and outside the university, in this interactive Q&A session. You will also learn more about the Leaders in Communities Award (LiCA) and how to register to complete the self-paced award.

Friday 13 September
10.30am–12.30am
Harold White Theatre, Level 1, 757 Swanston St

Obstacles to opportunity: rethinking setbacks

Transform a setback you've experienced into an opportunity for growth and development. Through this workshop you will learn how to identify setbacks, reflect constructively on the obstacles that caused them, create goals to overcome them, identify your strengths and explore personal development strategies through exercises and discussion.

Monday 2 September
1pm–2.30pm
757 Swanston Street, Level 1, Room 109
Monday 7 October
10am–11.30am
757 Swanston Street, Level 1, Room 109

Reflective writing for LiCA students

Learn how to write effective reflective reports about your volunteering and leadership experiences, to both develop your writing skills and bring together your learnings outside of the classroom. This session is to assist students undertaking the Leaders in Communities Award write effective reflective reports to achieve the award, however students undertaking extracurricular activities may find it useful for writing about their experiences, which can then be translated into writing effective job applications.

Thursday 19 September
10.30am–12.30pm
757 Swanston Street, Level 1, Room 110-111
Thursday 17 October
10.30am–12.30pm
757 Swanston Street, Level 1, Room 110-111

Save my semester

A reflective and activity-based workshop designed to help you analyse your semester so far and learn how to create and implement practical steps towards a more positive outcome. You will learn the importance of resilience in achieving your goals and how to both boost and maintain it. Through exercises, discussion and realistic optimism techniques you will create your new plan.

Wednesday 11 September
10.15am–11.15am
757 Swanston Street, Level 1, Room 109-110
Monday 7 October
1pm–2pm
757 Swanston Street, Level 1, Room 109

Sourcing volunteer opportunities

Identify volunteer opportunities that fit with your personal goals and skills development areas using online resources. Please bring your own laptop or device.

Monday 9 September
9.30am–10.30am
757 Swanston Street, Level 1, Room 110-111
Thursday 26 September
2.15pm–3.15pm
757 Swanston Street, Level 1, Room 110-111

Tell the world you've volunteered

Reflect on and learn how to articulate what skills you gained from your volunteering experiences. Translate your reflections onto your resume, selection criteria responses and LinkedIn profile. All students can attend, however, it will be most useful for students who have already undertaken some volunteering (on or off campus), and for students currently completing their Leaders in Communities award application or planning on registering for the award.

This workshop can be submitted as a 'Professional Skills' record as part of your Leaders in Communities Award application.

Thursday 5 September
10.30am–12.30am
757 Swanston Street, Level 1, Room 110-111
Thursday 10 October
1pm–3pm
757 Swanston Street, Level 1, Room 110-111

Explore My Exchange Options - East Asia (China, Japan, South Korea)

Explore opportunities to have an international study experience.

Wed 28 August
11.00 AM–12.00 PM
757 Swanston Street, Level 1 - Room 106
Wed 11 September
11.00 AM–12.00 PM
757 Swanston Street, Level 1 - Room 106
Wed 25 September
11.00 AM–12.00 PM
757 Swanston Street, Level 1 - Room 106
Wed 16 October
11.00 AM–12.00 PM
757 Swanston Street, Level 1 - Room 106
Wed 30 October
11.00 AM–12.00 PM
757 Swanston Street, Level 1 - Room 106

Explore My Exchange Options - Europe

Explore opportunities to have an international study experience.

Wed 4 September
2.15 PM–3.15 PM
757 Swanston Street, Level 1 - Room 109
Wed 18 September
2.15 PM–3.15 PM
757 Swanston Street, Level 1 - Room 111
Wed 9 October
2.15 PM–3.15 PM
757 Swanston Street, Level 1 - Room 109
Wed 23 October
2.15 PM–3.15 PM
757 Swanston Street, Level 1 - Room 109

Explore My Exchange Options - Latin America

Explore opportunities to have an international study experience.

Wed 28 August
12.00 PM–1.00 PM
757 Swanston Street, Level 1 - Room 106
Wed 11 September
12.00 PM–1.00 PM
757 Swanston Street, Level 1 - Room 106
Wed 25 September
12.00 PM–1.00 PM
757 Swanston Street, Level 1 - Room 106
Wed 16 October
12.00 PM–1.00 PM
757 Swanston Street, Level 1 - Room 106
Wed 30 October
12.00 PM–1.00 PM
757 Swanston Street, Level 1 - Room 106

Explore My Exchange Options - North America

Explore opportunities to have an international study experience.

Wed 4 September
4.15 PM–5.15 PM
757 Swanston Street, Level 1 - Room 109
Wed 18 September
4.15 PM–5.15 PM
757 Swanston Street, Level 1 - Room 111
Wed 9 October
4.15 PM–5.15 PM
757 Swanston Street, Level 1 - Room 109
Wed 23 October
4.15 PM–5.15 PM
757 Swanston Street, Level 1 - Room 109

Explore My Exchange Options - South-East Asia

Explore opportunities to have an international study experience.

Wed 28 August
10.00 AM–11.00 AM
757 Swanston Street, Level 1 - Room 106
Wed 11 September
10.00 AM–11.00 AM
757 Swanston Street, Level 1 - Room 106
Wed 25 September
10.00 AM–11.00 AM
757 Swanston Street, Level 1 - Room 106
Wed 16 October
10.00 AM–11.00 AM
757 Swanston Street, Level 1 - Room 106
Wed 30 October
10.00 AM–11.00 AM
757 Swanston Street, Level 1 - Room 106

Explore My Exchange Options - UK/Ireland/Scandinavia

Explore opportunities to have an international study experience.

Wed 4 September
3.15 PM–4.15 PM
757 Swanston Street, Level 1 - Room 109
Wed 18 September
3.15 PM–4.15 PM
757 Swanston Street, Level 1 - Room 111
Wed 9 October
3.15 PM–4.15 PM
757 Swanston Street, Level 1 - Room 109
Wed 23 October
3.15 PM–4.15 PM
757 Swanston Street, Level 1 - Room 109

Overseas study enquiries

You can meet with an advisor to discuss:

  • Program options
  • Destination specific advice
  • Eligibility requirements
  • Application process.
  • Drop in consultations are available during teaching weeks on Tuesday 9-6pm and Thursdays 10-5pm, ground floor, 757 Swanston street.

    You can also book an appointment with a Global Learning advisors for specific program or destination advice.

    Tuesday
    9am–5pm
    Ground floor, 757 Swanston St
    Thursday
    10am–5pm
    Ground floor, 757 Swanston St

    Overseas study: Summer 2020 short-term programs for graduate students

    This session is designed for graduate students who are interested in completing a 2-6 week short-term overseas study program during the Summer (Nov - Feb) break. The session will cover why you should study overseas, what programs are available to you, planning for overseas study, funding opportunities and how to apply.

    Wednesday 28 August
    3.00pm–4.00pm
    Level 1, 757 Swanston Street, Room 109
    Monday 2 September
    12.00pm–1.00pm
    Level 1, 757 Swanston Street, Room 109
    Wednesday 11 September
    3.00pm–4.00pm
    Level 1, 757 Swanston Street, Room 109
    Monday 16 September
    12.00pm–1.00pm
    Level 1, 757 Swanston Street, Room 109
    Friday 4 October
    3.00pm–4.00pm
    Level 1, Alan Gilbert Building, Room 103

    Overseas study: Summer 2020 short-term programs for undergraduate students

    This session is designed for undergraduate students who are interested in completing a 2-6 week short-term overseas study program during the Summer (Nov - Feb) break. The session will cover why you should study overseas, what programs are available to you, planning for overseas study, funding opportunities and how to apply.

    Wednesday 21 August
    3.00pm–4.00pm
    Old Arts - 124 (Theatre C)
    Monday 26 August
    12.00pm–1.00pm
    Level 1, 757 Swanston Street, Room 109
    Friday 6 September
    3.00pm–4.00pm
    Level 1, 757 Swanston Street, Room 111
    Monday 9 September
    12.00pm–1.00pm
    Level 1, 757 Swanston Street, Room 109
    Wednesday 18 September
    3.00pm–4.00pm
    Level 1, 757 Swanston Street, Room 109
    Monday 23 September
    12.00pm–1.00pm
    Level 1, 757 Swanston Street, Room 109

    myWorld First Step Info Session General

    Overview information session with course planning.

    Wed 21 August
    2.15 PM–3.15 PM
    757 Swanston Street, Level 1 - Harold White Theatre
    Fri 23 August
    10.00 AM–11.00 AM
    757 Swanston Street, Level 1 - Harold White Theatre
    Mon 26 August
    2.15 PM–3.15 PM
    757 Swanston Street, Level 1 - Harold White Theatre
    Wed 28 August
    2.15 PM–3.15 PM
    757 Swanston Street, Level 1 - Harold White Theatre
    Wed 4 September
    12.00 PM–1.00 PM
    757 Swanston Street, Level 1 - Harold White Theatre
    Fri 6 September
    10.00 AM–11.00 AM
    757 Swanston Street, Level 1 - Harold White Theatre
    Mon 9 September
    2.15 PM–3.15 PM
    757 Swanston Street, Level 1 - Harold White Theatre
    Wed 11 September
    2.15 PM–3.15 PM
    757 Swanston Street, Level 1 - Harold White Theatre
    Wed 18 September
    12.00 PM–1.00 PM
    757 Swanston Street, Level 1 - Harold White Theatre
    Fri 20 September
    10.00 AM–11.00 AM
    757 Swanston Street, Level 1 - Harold White Theatre
    Mon 23 September
    2.15 PM–3.15 PM
    757 Swanston Street, Level 1 - Harold White Theatre
    Wed 25 September
    2.15 PM–3.15 PM
    757 Swanston Street, Level 1 - Harold White Theatre
    Wed 9 October
    12.00 PM–1.00 PM
    757 Swanston Street, Level 1 - Harold White Theatre
    Fri 11 October
    10.00 AM–11.00 AM
    757 Swanston Street, Level 1 - Harold White Theatre
    Mon 14 October
    2.15 PM–3.15 PM
    757 Swanston Street, Level 1 - Harold White Theatre
    Wed 16 October
    2.15 PM–3.15 PM
    757 Swanston Street, Level 1 - Harold White Theatre
    Wed 23 October
    12.00 PM–1.00 PM
    757 Swanston Street, Level 1 - Harold White Theatre
    Fri 25 October
    10.00 AM–11.00 AM
    757 Swanston Street, Level 1 - Harold White Theatre
    Mon 28 October
    2.15 PM–3.15 PM
    757 Swanston Street, Level 1 - Harold White Theatre

Midweek mindfulness

Learn about mindfulness through brief guided exercises.

Wednesday
1.15pm–2pm
Leigh Scott Room, Baillieu Library
Drop in

Social anxiety program

Three-week online program to help you understand social anxiety and offer strategies to overcome it.

Monday
1pm–2pm
Online

Sessions are subject to change.

One-on-one appointments

If you would like individual support from one of our many student services, book an appointment.