Archive for February, 2024

Career Information Session

Monday, February 26th, 2024

Monash Career Information Session – You’re Invited!

Now that the semester has started, are you ready to find out how to advance your future career?

You’re invited to come along to our Australian Disability Network, GradWISE and Monash Career Connect Information Session.

This will be an in-person event. A free light lunch will be provided.

Session Details

  • Time: 12pm to 1pm (plus an additional hour for questions)
  • Date: Thursday March 21, 2024
  • Location: Seminar Room 1167, Level 1, Western Annexe, 21 Chancellors Walk (upstairs in the Campus Centre), Monash University Clayton Campus

RSVP here

  • RSVPs close Monday March 18 at 4pm, so don’t wait, register NOW!

The Australian Disability Network (ADN) will provide information on the PACE mentoring program and the Stepping into internship program.

GradWISE has been developed in conjunction with Australian Universities to provide support and improve employment opportunities for students living with a disability, illness or injury.

GradWISE is designed to complement the existing supports provided by Monash to give you a customised coaching program in a one-on-one setting.

Their aim is to give you the skills and experience you need to find the perfect graduate role. They work with you, and their pool of employers, to make the perfect match and provide all the support you need before and during your employment for as long as you need it.

Come to the information session to find out more!

Monash Career Connect will also be providing an information session outlining the supports already available to Monash students to maximise your graduate employment opportunities.

  • What workshops are available?
  • What is LiLo?
  • How does Student Futures work?
  • How can you benefit?

Come along and find out!

We’re really looking forward to the event and hope to see you there!

First Employer Session of 2024

Friday, February 23rd, 2024

Career Connect’s First Employer Information Session of 2024

Come and meet the Oliver Wyman team & learn more about upcoming work opportunities!

Application Deadlines

  • Entry-level consultants by 8 March
  • Summer Internship by 12 April

Supporting Students with Dyslexia

Friday, February 23rd, 2024

Research Participants Wanted for Dyslexia Study

Researchers at Flinders University are conducting a study exploring the experiences of students and staff supporting students with dyslexia at university or TAFE

Students and staff will be asked their opinions on support services, curriculum delivery, and impacts on study and training.

Who Is Eligible?

  • University or TAFE students with a dyslexia diagnosis
  • University or TAFE staff who support teach or otherwise interact with students with a dyslexia diagnosis

What’s Involved?

  • Completing a short online questionnaire
  • Participating in a 1 hour online interview (eligible students only)
  • All interview participants will receive a $50 gift card
  • Questionnaire participants have the chance to win 1 of 10 $50 gift cards

Interested?

  • For more information visit the study website
  • Or email claire.davill@flinders.edu.au

*This project has been approved by the Flinders University Human Research Ethics Committee (Project No. 5810)

Wellbeing Hub is Open

Friday, February 16th, 2024

The Wellbeing Hub is Open

All are welcome.

The Wellbeing Hub at Clayton campus is a new space to come and sit or connect with a healthcare professional for mental health support and information.

A welcoming and supportive space, the Wellbeing Hub is open to all Monash students. The Hub provides a calming, soothing environment where you can sit and get respite from the hustle of campus life.

You can drop in anytime, during opening hours, to access mental health support and information. If you’re unsure where to go for help, come in for a confidential chat with our staff, who can provide information and referrals.

Where to Find Us

The Wellbeing Hub is located in the Campus Centre at Clayton campus (enter from Chancellors Walk, near the corner of Rainforest Walk). We’re next to the MSA MUST Theatre.

Check our location and get directions using our digital wayfinding map.

  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9.30am – 4.30pm

A Global Learning Experience

Friday, February 16th, 2024

Your Funded Ticket to an Unforgettable Global Learning Experience

If you’re a first year commencing undergraduate student, you can apply for the Global Immersion Guarantee (GIG) unit.

You’ll collaborate with local communities to address the human impact on the environment.

This is your special chance to create meaningful connections, level up your leadership skills and elevate your employability!

All Eligible Students have the Same Opportunity to Participate!

This is an inclusive experience, giving you the chance to join the supportive and diverse global GIG community.

Don’t miss out and apply for this immersive life-changing experience! Monash will cover your flights, accommodation, visas and program costs. You’ll only need to cover the unit tuition fee and some food and personal expenses.

  • Applications are open from 9am on Tuesday 19 March – 5pm on Thursday 28 March.
  • Make sure you’re enrolled in an eligible degree before applying.
  • Learn more about the GIG

Free Art Workshops For Deaf and Disabled

Wednesday, February 7th, 2024

Future Reset – Maker Space – Free Art Workshops for Deaf and Disabled People

Arts Access Victoria are running a year of FREE creative workshops!

Future Reset – Maker Space is a year of free in person and online visual and digital arts workshops.

  • Future Reset – Maker Space is for young Deaf and Disabled people aged 18 – 25 who live in Victoria.

Beginners welcome!

This is a safe space for making art, socialising and creating community with your peers.

Workshops in visual and digital arts, professional development and free studio time, led by Deaf and Disabled artists.

  • All workshops are Auslan interpreted.

Join us in person on Saturdays in Melbourne CBD, and online on Wednesday evenings.

Make 2024 your year of creativity and meeting new people.

Clinical Group Programs 2024

Wednesday, February 7th, 2024

Social Anxiety Programs for Students in 2024

During first semester in 2024 there will be two Social Anxiety Group Programs and another group program targeting students with academic performance anxiety called ‘Performing at your Peak at Uni’.

Social Anxiety Group Program (students only)

Social anxiety involves significant fear or avoidance of one or more social situations. Social anxiety is a prevalent issue and can be disruptive to day-to-day life.

This is a cognitive behavioural program that’s designed to treat social anxiety.

The sessions will be facilitated by Dr Sophia Gozzi, Clinical Psychologist.

The program will run for eight sessions on Wednesdays, from 13 March until 8 May (excluding 3 April)

Two options are available at Clayton:

Performing at Your Peak at Uni (students only)

Many students experience significant anxiety in academic performance situations and excessively worry about being judged negatively.

This can often lead to avoidance of performance situations such as contributing in tutorials, asking a lecturer a question, as well as attending team meetings, networking events and job interviews.

Productivity can also be hampered when anxiety leads to delays in submitting assignments or excessive time spent perfecting documents. In some instances, tasks are not avoided but students spend considerable time worrying about the upcoming task or ruminating about it afterwards.

This is a cognitive behavioural program that’s designed to target academic and career performance anxiety:

  • The sessions will be facilitated by Dr Sophia Gozzi and Dr Emily Prytula, Clinical Psychologists
  • The program will run for eight sessions on Mondays, from 18 March until 13 May (excluding 1 April), from 11am – 1pm
  • Groups comprise of a maximum of 10 participants
  • This program is open only to Monash students, and is free of charge.
  • Register your interest here

ADN Key Dates 2024

Wednesday, February 7th, 2024

Thank You!

As we head into 2024, we would like to thank you for your interest and engagement with the Australian Disability Network’s (formerly AND) Stepping Into Internship and PACE Mentoring programs.

In 2023, the interest in ADN programs from students and member organisations has never been greater.

ADN are delighted to have received around 750 intern applications for Stepping Into Internship Program and over 600 mentee applications for PACE Mentoring Program, which they could not have achieved without your support and applications.

Upcoming Key Dates

Mark your calendar!

Here are the upcoming key dates for ADN programs:

PACE Mentoring free online Information session:

PACE Mentoring Autumn 2024:

Stepping Into Internships Winter 2024:

  • Applications open 23rd February 2024 and close 31st March 2024

Stepping Into Internships Summer 2024/25:

Exact dates for applications to be announced.

Stepping Into and PACE are proven to develop the confidence of jobseekers with disability in pursuing their employment goals.

Thank you again for your support, and we hope to continue working closely with you in 2024.

Have a wonderful day!

The Programs Team

Stepping Into Internship & PACE Mentoring Programs

  • Australian Disability Network
  • e: applications@ausdn.org.au
  • p: 1300 36 36 45