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Student Disability Scholarship Opportunity

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Students With Disability Scholarship Opportunity: Applications Open May 6th 2019

Professor Jamie Rossjohn, ARC Australian Laureate Fellow, Head of the Infection and Immunity Program at the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute within the Faculty of Medicine, is offering Monash undergraduate students who have a disability, the opportunity to apply for a scholarship in his laboratory. The scholarship program will equip students with valuable skills and experience in either laboratory research work or office administration.

Laboratory work may include assisting with the operation and maintenance of technical equipment and services, the preparation of solutions and experimental design, and other laboratory tasks.

Administrative duties may include clerical and book keeping tasks and other office duties pertaining to the running of the office and laboratory including assisting in the preparation and management of documentations and coordinating the routine back-up of laboratory research and administration data.

These scholarships are generally of one month duration and provide flexible work hours and the stipend is equivalent to other Monash student vacation scholarship programs.

This opportunity is anticipated to provide students who have a disability with work experience and skills that will increase their post university employment prospects.

Students who have a strong work ethic, are currently studying in a science related discipline or in office administration, and have a strong motivation to work in this field are encouraged to apply.

These scholarships will align with the winter and summer research scholarship programs – see link: https://www.monash.edu/students/scholarships/current/researchprojects

It is an online application and expected to open on May 6th.

Winter applications: Monday 6 May – Friday 24 May

  • Notice of outcome: mid-June

Summer Round 1 applications: Monday 8 July – Friday 26 July

  • Notice of outcome: early September

Summer Round 2 applications: Monday 9 Sep – Friday 4 Oct

  • Notice of outcome: mid-November

Project dates:

  • Winter: 1 July – 26 July 2019
  • Summer (Rounds 1 and 2): 25 Nov 2019 – 21 Feb 2020

Further information about the Rossjohn lab:

The academic research program within the laboratory is focused on defining the key molecular interactions underlying receptor recognition events that are
the primary determinants of immunity.

The laboratory’s research has provided an understanding of the basis of peptide, metabolite and lipid presentation – events that underpin protective immunity and deleterious immune reactivity. The team’s research on anti-viral immunity has provided an understanding of the factors that shape MHCrestriction (e.g. Nature Immunology 2015; Immunity 2016; Nature Rev Immunol 2018), while also demonstrating how the pre-TCR, a receptor crucial for T-cell development, functions by autonomous dimerization (Nature 2010).

In relation to aberrant T-cell reactivity, our team has provided insight into alloreactivity (Immunity 2009), Tregs and autoimmunity (Nature, 2017) Celiac Disease (Immunity 2012, NSMB 2014), rheumatoid arthritis (JEM 2013) and HLA-linked drug hypersensitivities (Nature 2012). Regarding innate and innate-like recognition, the team has shed light into how Natural Killer cell receptors interact with their cognate ligands and viral immunoevasins (Nature 2011; JEM 2016; NSMB 2017; Cell 2017; PNAS 2018).

Further, we have provided fundamental insight into TCR recognition of lipid-based antigens in protective and aberrant immunity (e.g. Nature 2007; Nature Immunology 2016; Nature Communications 2016; Nature Immunology 2018). Most recently, our team identified the long sought after ligand for MAIT cells, namely showing that MAIT cells are activated by metabolites of vitamin B and can also respond to commonly prescribed therapeutics (Nature 2012, 2014; Nature Immunology 2016, 2017).

Our research program uses numerous biochemical and biophysical techniques including protein expression and purification, surface plasmon resonance and three-dimensional structure determination with the use of the Australian Synchrotron.

Further, cellular immunology techniques are taught within the laboratories of the collaborators of the Rossjohn laboratory. The industrial research program of the laboratory includes a close collaboration with Janssen, for the development of new therapies to treat psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis.

The laboratory is funded by the National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC), the Australian Research Council (ARC), the ARC Centre of Excellence in Advanced Molecular Imaging, Cancer Council Victoria, National Institutes of Health, Worldwide Cancer Research, Wellcome Trust and Janssen (of Johnson & Johnson pharmaceuticals).

For more details on the research themes, fellowships awarded and publication
outputs see, http://research.med.monash.edu.au/rossjohn/

Stepping Into Winter 2019

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

Internship Applications Closing on 7th APRIL 2019

The Australian Network on Disability runs the Stepping into Program twice a year. Stepping Into is a paid internship program designed specifically for university students with disability to assist them to gain meaningful work experience in the area of their study, to assist them to transition into employment once they complete their degree.

Students learn about the recruitment process, job interviews and if successful, gain exposure to degree-relevant work in a forward-thinking organisation

Internships generally last four to eight weeks (with the opportunity for flexible work hours to manage your disability or other commitments).The AND programs team are available throughout the entire process for support, advice and guidance on how to ensure your internship is a success.

This Winter cohort we have a variety of organisation participating

  • Arup Group
  • Max Solutions
  • Australia Post
  • Melbourne Water
  • Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • NSW Department of Family and Community Services
  • City of Yarra
  • NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet
  • Department of Education and Training, Federal
  • Office of the Children’s Guardian
  • Department of Environment and Energy, Federal
  • Penrith City Council
  • Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, Federal
  • Sparke Helmore Lawyers
  • Department of Jobs and Small Business
  • University of Sydney
  • Department of Social Services, Federal
  • VIC Department of Human and Health Services
  • George Weston Foods
  • VIC Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
  • Gilbert and Tobin Lawyers
  • VIC Department of Premier and Cabinet
  • Hunter Water Corporation
  • VIC Department of Justice and Community Safety
  • IAG
  • Vision Australia
  • IVE Group
  • Victoria Police
  • Yarra Valley Water

To view the current positions available, please visit our website. www.and.org.au/pages/current-internships.html

Opportunities are based in:

  • Canberra
  • Sydney
  • Melbourne
  • Brisbane
  • Adelaide
  • Newcastle

Am I eligible?

  • Applicants must be in the penultimate year of their degree – this means due to graduate either middle or end of 2020
  • Applicants must identify as having disability
  • International students may apply pending they have full time working rights within Australia
  • Applicants from all degree areas are encouraged to apply

How do I apply?

To be considered for the program, Apply Here before midnight Sunday 7th April 2019

  • Please keep your Stepping Into application form generic.
  • The team at AND will contact you to arrange your Skype/ phone/ face-to-face Interview
  • The team at AND will inform you of the outcome of your application May 2019.

For previous applicants and still eligible

Who do I contact if I have more questions?

If you’d like to find out more, please visit the AND website, email applications@and.org.au, or call 1300 36 36 45 to speak to a member of the Stepping Into team.

Victorian Government Graduate Program Now Open

Friday, March 1st, 2019

The Victorian Government Graduate Program Disability Pathway is Now Open

Applications for the Victorian Government graduate program are now open until Sunday 24 March. The Disability pathway for graduates is a new feature of the program designed to support Victorians with disability during their application for the Victorian Government graduate program and ensures consistent, personalised support in their career in the public service.

What is the Victorian Government graduate program?

The Victorian Government graduate program is the flagship graduate program of the Victorian public service.

Now in its 36th year, our program is a year-long opportunity for graduates to experience public service, grow their potential and gain new skills. It includes 3 rotations in different departments, development opportunities, and a permanent job for all graduates who successfully complete the program.

What is the Disability pathway?

The Disability pathway provides graduates with disability access to safe and inclusive support and adjustments from a dedicated resource. It enables us to better understand graduates as an individual and assists with equitable access throughout the entire process. It can also include support during the graduate year.

The Disability pathway is consistent with Getting to Work, Victoria’s disability employment action plan.

Graduates choose which supports they want to take advantage of, but the pathway can include:

  • regular contact with a dedicated person who supports graduates with disability;
  • support in accessing workplace adjustments;
  • support in accessing flexible working arrangements;
  • connections with peers with disability;
  • access to mentors with disability; and
  • respect for your choice to share or not share information about your disability

Applications to the graduate program can be made through grads.vic.gov.au

Amanda Lawrie-Jones, our Disability Liaison Officer, would welcome a call from anyone who wants to learn more about the pathway. You can reach her at (03) 9651 2016 or at amanda.lawrie-jones@vpsc.vic.

Stepping Into Internship with PwC

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is partnering with the Stepping Into Internship Program

Applications Close 28th Feb for PWC’s prestigious Summer 2019/2020 Vacation Program.

Stepping into is a paid internship program designed for university students with disability who want to gain paid, hands-on work experience in their chosen field of study. Students benefit by gaining valuable experience in their desired field of work, and by having the opportunity to develop professional networking and employability skills in a leading Australian organisation.

The PwC opportunity is for penultimate year students based in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra, Newcastle or Brisbane and covers a range of disciplines including Assurance, Consulting, Technology and Tax & Legal. For more information about the program, visit PwC’s website.

Am I eligible?

  • Applicants must be in the penultimate year of their degree – this means due to graduate either middle or end of 2020
  • Applicants must identify as having disability
  • International students may apply pending they have full time working rights within Australia
  • Applicants from all degree areas are encouraged to apply

How do I apply?

To be considered for the program, Apply Here before midnight Thursday 28th February 2019.

  • Please keep your Stepping Into application form generic, not tailored to PwC. If successfully shortlisted, you will be required to submit an application form directly to PwC.
  • The team at AND will inform you of the outcome of your application by mid-March 2019.

Who do I contact if I have more questions?

If you’d like to find out more, please visit the AND website, email applications@and.org.au, or call 1300 36 36 45 to speak to a member of the Stepping Into team.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

The Programs Team (Philip, Sneha & Isabel)

Stepping Into & PACE Mentoring

Level 3, 80 Clarence St, Sydney, 2000

Level 1, 2 Queen St, Melbourne, 3000

1300 36 36 45  |  W www.and.org.au  |  E applications@and.org.au

 

MORE PACE Mentoring

Monday, February 4th, 2019

PACE Mentoring Autumn 2019

The Australian Network on Disability are delighted to inform you that student applications for the PACE Mentoring Program Autumn 2019 are now open! Please find further details about PACE Mentoring below.

Positive Action towards Career Engagement (PACE Mentoring) connects students and jobseekers with disability with mentors from leading Australian businesses. It gives students an opportunity to develop their skills and confidence in a workplace setting. Previous mentors have come from organisations such as ANZ Bank, Victoria Police, Bupa, Cummins, Australian Government Departments etc.

Ria with PACE Mentor

Ria gains invaluable experience as a mentee at QBE

“Coming into this program, my main goal was to get more familiar with what the workplace is from somebody who is very experienced. I wanted to see the types of things I can do with my degree, and what steps I could take to see what else is out there” Ria. To read more about Ria’s experience with the PACE Program, please visit our website.

How it works

Students will be paired with an experienced professional who they will meet with six to eight times within a four-month period between May to August. The meetings last between one and two hours. Students can discuss their career goals and aspirations, and get help to develop a plan for their personal and professional development.

Their mentor will help them identity and reach their career development goals and build their confidence in a workplace environment. Meetings with mentors may include:

  • Reviewing resumes and cover letters
  • Mock interviews
  • Networking with other professionals
  • Building confidence
  • Attending events and team meetings.

Am I eligible?

 How do I apply?

Who do I contact if I have more questions?

  • For all, any other queries about the program, please contact us by email or for urgent matters call 1300 36 36 45.
  • Follow the PACE Mentoring Facebook Page for updates

APPLY HERE before the end of March to be considered for the Autumn 2019 cohort of PACE. (early applications are encouraged).

PACE Mentoring Information Session

Monday, January 7th, 2019

Apply Now for PACE Mentoring

Looking to Build Your Employability Skills, Develop Professional Networks and Gain Industry Exposure?

PACE Mentoring connects students and jobseekers with disability with mentors from leading Australian businesses. You’ll be matched to an experienced professional who will help you identify and reach your career development goals and build your confidence in a workplace environment.

How does it work?

PACE runs across 16 weeks between April and August. You’ll meet with you mentor once a fortnight during that time. Meetings last around one to two hours and are planned to suit you and your mentor’s schedules.

After you apply, AND matches you with a mentor based on the information provided in your application. Consideration for matching includes your preferred industry, the skills you want to develop, the goals you set, and your location.

Mentees can discuss their career goals and aspirations, and get help to develop a plan for their personal and professional development. Meetings with mentors may include:

  • Reviewing resumes and cover letters
  • Mock interviews
  • Networking with other professionals
  • Building confidence
  • Attending events and team meetings

Am I eligible?

 How do I apply?

Apply Here Now!

Dial in to an Info Session:

For more information about what to expect from the PACE Mentoring program, dial in to one of our info sessions via webinar.

  • 1:30 – 2:15pm, Friday 11th January
  • 10:30 – 11;15am, Tuesday 22nd January
  • 2:00 – 2:45pm, Friday 1st February
  • 2:00 – 2:45pm, Wednesday 13th February

(If you are dialling in from outside Sydney/Melbourne/Canberra, please consider time differences)

Step 1: Webinar Login

http://omnovia.redbackconferencing.com.au/redback

Participant Code: 6367 393 293

Step 2: Teleconference

Phone: 1800 896 323

Participant Code: 6367 393 293

Please advise if you have any accessibility requirements for the session. We can arrange captioning for the session with 72 hours notice.

Who do I contact if I have more questions?

Thank You to the Australian Network on Disability for providing this free opportunity

1300 36 36 45  |  W www.and.org.au  |  E applications@and.org.au

Career Connect – Register NOW for their Largest Yearly Event

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

Career Connect are proud to present their largest yearly event – the 2019 Monash Careers Expo

Want to know how to take control of your post-study job search? Register your interest now for the largest careers event on campus – the 2019 Monash Careers Expo. careergateway.monash.edu.au/students/events/Detail/4792904/

Get ready for your future at the Monash Careers Expo, our largest careers event of the year. Chat with employers, listen to them talk about their opportunities and find out about career services on campus. You’ll hear from recruiters about employability and interview skills, and what they’re looking for in graduates.

Maximise your chances of landing the job of your dreams.

  • Thursday 7 March, 10am – 4pm
  • Monash Sport Recreation Hall, Clayton campus
  • Free entry with your Monash student ID card.

Open to students from all year levels, disciplines and campuses.

Register your interest now for the 2019 Monash Careers Expo, where you can meet with top industry employers to hear about their upcoming opportunities. careergateway.monash.edu.au/students/events/Detail/4792904/

PACE Mentoring Opportunities

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

Opportunities for Students with Disability – PACE Mentoring Autumn 2019

The Australian Network on Disability are delighted to inform you that student applications for the PACE Mentoring Program Autumn 2019 are now open!

Positive Action towards Career Engagement (PACE Mentoring) connects students and jobseekers with disability with mentors from leading Australian businesses. It gives students an opportunity to develop their skills and confidence in a workplace setting. Previous mentors have come from organisations such as, ANZ Bank, Victoria Police, Bupa, Cummins, Australian Government Departments etc.

Ria - PACE Mentoring Program

Ria gains invaluable experience as a mentee at QBE

“Coming into this program, my main goal was to get more familiar with what the workplace is from somebody who is very experienced. I wanted to see the types of things I can do with my degree, and what steps I could take to see what else is out there” Ria.  To read more about Ria’s experience with the PACE Program, please visit our website.

How it works

Students will be paired with an experienced professional who they will meet with six to eight times within a four-month period between May to August. The meetings last between one and two hours. Students can discuss their career goals and aspirations, and get help to develop a plan for their personal and professional development.

Their mentor will help them identity and reach their career development goals and build their confidence in a workplace environment. Meetings with mentors may include:

  • Reviewing resumes and cover letters
  • Mock interviews
  • Networking with other professionals
  • Building confidence
  • Attending events and team meetings.

Am I eligible?

 How do I apply?

Who do I contact if I have more questions?

  • Contact by email applications@and.org.au.
  • For all, any other queries about the program, please contact us by email or for urgent matters call 1300 36 36 45.
  • Follow the PACE Mentoring Facebook Page for updates

APPLY HERE before the end of March to be considered for the Autumn 2019 cohort of PACE. (early applications are encouraged).

 

Apply NOW – AND Summer Internships

Friday, October 5th, 2018

APPLY NOW! Australian Network on Disability, Summer Program: Applications closing soon to gain paid internship

How an internship helped Sabine regain confidence

SabineSabine Elvy, from Dickson, ACT, was nearing the end of her postgraduate studies when she realised that she lacked the confidence she needed to get started in the workforce. When she found out about the Stepping Into internship program for students with disability, she saw an opportunity to get involved in work she was interested in with a flexible and inclusive employer.

Continue reading Sabine’s Story Here.

Internships are available for students in their final or second last year of university around the country studying Finance, Law, Social Sciences, IT, Science, Engineering and many more, for a full list of disciplines covered, and eligibility please visit our website. https://www.and.org.au/pages/current-internships.html Stepping Into has placed over 1000 students since 2005.

Dial in to an Information Session

As part of the program, for STUDENTS to please attend a Plan For Success Webinar in order to gain a better understanding of Stepping Into, and learn how to write cover letters, prepare for interviews and make the most of networking opportunities. All students should attend one of these sessions:

 Friday 05/10/2018 – 10:00AM – 11:00AM

  • Wednesday 10/10/2018 – 12:00PM – 1:00PM
  • Monday 15/10/2018 – 1:00PM – 2:00PM
  • Tuesday 23/10/2018 – 3:00PM – 4:00PM
  • Thursday 01/11/2018 – 11:00AM – 12:00PM

 To participate in the webinar you will need to dial in to the teleconference for audio and the webinar for visuals.

Login details are below for you.

Step 1:  Webinar Login

Go to the Webinar Login Page

Enter this code in the ‘I am a participant’ field: 6367393293

Step 2: Teleconference

Phone: 1800 896 323

Participant Code: 6367393293

Please advise if you have any accessibility requirements for the session. There is no need to RSVP to the webinar.

Australian Network on Disability logo

Level 3, 80 Clarence Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000

PO Box Q203, QVB Post Office NSW 1230

T 1300 363 645  |  W www.and.org.au  |

Participants Wanted for Research Project

Monday, October 1st, 2018

Recruiting Participants for Research Project on Disability and Employment

Paul Williamson is a Research Associate in the Centre for Disability Research and Policy (CDRP) at the University Of Sydney.

New research is being undertaken into the workplace experiences of people who develop a disability in the mid-career stage to build a better understanding of their experiences. With a large disability employment gap, the belief is that more can be done to support people to stay in the workforce after developing disability.

Attached is a copy of the Media Release, and here is a short ‘talking-head’ explainer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aff6sM6wKkw&feature=youtu.be.

The direct link to the survey is at https://redcap.sydney.edu.au/surveys/?s=4YPC9TJWDX.

Please feel free to give Paul a call on 0402-974-010 if you would like more information on the project.