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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: Building a proactive job search strategy

Preparing to search for a part-time job, volunteering experience or graduate program? Need access to practical information, tools and resources to assist you with your research? This session will look at key drivers that can help decide the job or opportunity you are seeking, employment types and what employers are looking for, plus job search strategies and personal marketing approaches.

Friday 20 September
11.00 AM–12.00 PM
Old Geology-B25 (Theatre 2)

Information Session: Creating competitive job applications

Learn about job application documentation such as resume, cover letter, key selection criteria, and effective ways to present your skills and experience. We will also discuss video resumes and the use of applicant tracking software. This information session is a useful guide for undergraduate or graduate students who are in their penultimate or final years and are approaching the employment market.

Wednesday 2 October
2.15 PM–3.15 PM
757 Swanston St-124 (Harold White Theatre)
Friday 8 November
11.00 AM–12.00 PM
The Spot-1022 (Level 1 Theatre)

Information Session: Understanding recruitment & selection

Find out the key methods employers use to assess job candidates so you know what to expect and how to prepare. This session gives an overview of common assessment methods. It will cover what employers look for in interviews, different interview styles, how assessment centres work, and demystifying psychometric testing. This information session will be suited to undergraduate, penultimate year students and graduates who are ready to approach the employment market.

Wednesday 9 October
11.00 AM–12.00 PM
Glyn Davis (MSD)-B121 (Malaysian Theatre)

Workshop: Building networks

Want to better understand ways approach networking? Learn how to identify the purpose of networking, build professional relationships, prepare a pitch and to identify opportunities for networking. While all students can benefit from this session,undergraduate students, penultimate year students and graduates ready to apply for graduate programs are encouraged to attend.

Monday 23 September
10.00 AM–11.00 AM
Ground floor (northern end), 757 Swanston St
Monday 30 September
10.00 AM–11.00 AM
Ground floor (northern end), 757 Swanston St
Thursday 21 November
2.15 PM–3.15 PM
Alan Gilbert-123

Workshop: Career Directions

Unsure of what direction to take your studies? This practical workshops provides you with useful tools that can help you unpack your career goals, explore your career options and identifying key employability skills. This session is open to all students.

Friday 11 October
1.00 PM–2.00 PM
Alice Hoy-330
Monday 11 November
10.00 AM–11.00 AM
Ground floor (northern end), 757 Swanston St

Workshop: Mastering LinkedIn

LinkedIn is increasingly used as a recruitment tool. Learn how to buid an engaging and professional online presence so you can stand out positively to industry professionals, leaders and hiring managers.

Monday 7 October
10.00 AM–11.00 AM
Ground floor (northern end), 757 Swanston St
Monday 21 October
10.00 AM–11.00 AM
Ground floor (northern end), 757 Swanston St
Monday 4 November
2.15 PM–3.15 PM
Ground floor (northern end), 757 Swanston St

Workshop: Prepare for Video Interviews

So you've been asked to conduct a video interview? Know how to build confidence with technical and behavioural tips for both live and recorded interviews, and practice a short live recording with feedback. This practical workshop covers what to expect, dealing with technical issues, and how to present yourself. It is suited for those who expect to undertake a video interview as part of the selection process in a graduate program, or to perform a live interview remotely.

Wednesday 18 September
10.00 AM–11.00 AM
100 Leicester Street-105

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.

Monday 23 September
2.15 PM–3.15 PM
Ground floor (northern end), 757 Swanston St

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.

Friday 4 October
11.00 AM–12.00 PM
757 Swanston St-111 (Stop 1 Multipurpose Room)
Monday 21 October
2.15 PM–3.15 PM
Ground floor (northern end), 757 Swanston St

Workshop: Writing strong resumes and cover letters

Find out how to develop a resume and cover letter that aligns to a job role to maximize prospects of gaining an interview.

Wednesday 18 September
2.15 PM–3.15 PM
Old Arts-156
Monday 30 September
2.15 PM–3.15 PM
Ground floor (northern end), 757 Swanston St
Monday 14 October
10.00 AM–11.00 AM
Ground floor (northern end), 757 Swanston St
Monday 18 November
2.15 PM–3.15 PM
Ground floor (northern end), 757 Swanston St

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.

Wednesday 25 September
10am–11am
757 Swanston Street, Level 1, Room 109

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 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.

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.

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 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 25 September
11.00 AM–12.00 PM
757 Swanston Street, Level 1 - Room 106
Wed 16 October
11.00 AM–12.00 PM
Cuming Theatre (Chemistry)
Wed 30 October
11.00 AM–12.00 PM
Cuming Theatre (Chemistry

Explore My Exchange Options - Europe

Explore opportunities to have an international study experience.

Wed 18 September
2.15 PM–3.15 PM
757 Swanston Street, Level 1 - Harold White Theatre
Wed 9 October
2.15 PM–3.15 PM
757 Swanston Street, Level 1 - Harold White Theatre
Wed 23 October
2.15 PM–3.15 PM
207-221 Bouverie St-B120

Explore My Exchange Options - Latin America

Explore opportunities to have an international study experience.

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 18 September
4.15 PM–5.15 PM
757 Swanston Street, Level 1 - Harold White Theatre
Wed 9 October
4.15 PM–5.15 PM
757 Swanston Street, Level 1 - Harold White Theatre
Wed 23 October
4.15 PM–5.15 PM
207-221 Bouverie St-B120

Explore My Exchange Options - South-East Asia

Explore opportunities to have an international study experience.

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 18 September
3.15 PM–4.15 PM
757 Swanston Street, Level 1 - Harold White Theatre
Wed 9 October
3.15 PM–4.15 PM
757 Swanston Street, Level 1 - Harold White Theatre
Wed 23 October
3.15 PM–4.15 PM
207-221 Bouverie St-B120

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.

    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 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 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.