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Important information – September 2015

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Melbourne International Student Conference 2015
You are invited to attend the second annual Melbourne International Student Conference, focusing on helping students develop the capability to succeed in a global marketplace. You get to participate in workshops, forums, games and competitions, as well as a chance to network with guest speakers, mystery guests and other students. For details and registration, visit the conference website.

When: Saturday 5 – Sunday 6 September
Where: Storey Hall, RMIT University

A message for final semester students
Farewell1The end of semester will be here before you know it. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to plan ahead because there are many important decisions to make. You might be considering further studies or employment in Australia. Perhaps you are preparing to pack your belongings and farewell some of your friends. Either way, there is a lot of useful information online to assist you with your preparation.

Transitioning from final semester today to your dream job tomorrow
By the time you enter your final semester, hopefully you have thought about how to successfully transition from your degree into global employment. Here is an article by an ex-Monash international student on her life and career experience. At Monash, Career Connect has developed a range of resources and programs to help increase your confidence, ability and motivation to transition into employment. You can make an appointment to consult with a Career Connect staff or simply drop in for a brief career-related question.

Melbourne Global Careers 2015
Melbourne Global Careers 2015 is a new virtual careers fair for university students seeking international employment and internship opportunities. It offers the chance to connect and network with over 100 international organisations including Google, Microsoft, Deutsche Bank, and CSIRO. The fair will be live online from 9am on Monday 7 September to 11.59pm on Thursday 10 September. Book a spot via Career Gateway to participate.

MPA events
Postgraduate students – here is a list of upcoming events by the Monash Postgraduate Association (MPA):

  • Healesville Family Day
    Join the fun family day at Healesville Sanctuary, the Dandenong Ranges and Yarra Valley on Saturday 19 September. Partner and children welcome.
  • Postgraduate Ball
    Tickets are on sale now for the annual postgraduate ball. This year’s theme is “Broadway”. Visit the Facebook event page for details. Ticket includes food and all drinks for the evening, big band entertainment and entry to the after-party.

Various scams
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) published a report last year about the various scams operating in Australia. Some of the scams are ongoing and are becoming more difficult to detect, ranging from identity theft to online shopping and employment scams. (Read more)

Peninsula – September 2015

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

R U OK? Day
RUOKballoonR U OK? Day is a national day of action that reminds us that every person and every conversation counts. Building a caring and suicide alert community is everybody’s business. This year, Monash will again be joining in the R U OK? Day activities and encourage staff and students to host their own. Check out the website to help keep you up-to-date on the events planned.

Renting on your own
For basic survival rules when you are renting on your own, check out the following advice from the Tenants Union of Victoria:

If you need further advice, search Ask Monash for answers or to submit an enquiry, or simply go to Monash Connect.

Things to do in Melbourne
If you are looking for things to do in Melbourne, the following links might give you some ideas:

International Student Engagement

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