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Step up for Steptember 2020

August 19th, 2020 by tperry

Let’s All Step Up For ‘Steptember’ 2020


Pathways to Employability

August 14th, 2020 by tperry

Pathways to Employability Online Series 2020

Are you interested in connecting with employers, industry experts, and alumni to learn about your career options?

Join us for the online Pathways to Employability series which is open to all university students who have access requirements due to disability and/or chronic health condition.

The aim of the Pathways to Employability series is to provide students with information, knowledge and career development strategies to undertake successful transitions from university to appropriate and meaningful employment.

When: Every Wednesday from 26 August to 30 September 2020

Time: 11am – 12pm AEST

Where: Online

This free event is open to ALL university students with disability and/or chronic health condition throughout Australia, and will give you the opportunity to learn from a keynote presentation on neurodiversity in the workplace, join an employment Q&A panel on diversity and inclusion, access career resources, and attend a virtual careers fair.

Registrations are now OPEN, so be sure to book in now to save your place!

We look forward to welcoming you online!

The Pathways to Employability Committee

(For more information please contact

Global Health Training Day

August 12th, 2020 by tperry

Horizontal Health Care: Global Health Training Day

  • Want to expand your skills during isolation?  
  • Looking for opportunities to grow? 

Ignite Global Health Group are presenting the annual 𝐇𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐳𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐞: 𝐆𝐥𝐨𝐛𝐚𝐥 𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡 𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐃𝐚𝐲!

  • Boost your skills with these 4 amazing workshops — Auslan, problem-solving, policy discussion and innovation in medicine!
  • Learn everything about global health together with your friends in isolation!
  • STUDENTS FROM ALL YEAR LEVELS ARE WELCOME, and an open mind is appreciated!
  • Sign up individually! Tickets are only $5 each!
Date: 15 August 2020
Time: 10am – 12pm, and 1pm to 3pm
Location: Online — zoom links will be sent with the purchase of a ticket!

Event page:

15 years on: Stepping Into Alumni

August 12th, 2020 by tperry

15 years on: Stepping Into Alumni’s full circle moment

From: AND – Australian Network on Disability

From joining AND’s Stepping Into internship program 15 years ago, to being in a position to host Stepping Into interns, Deb Heron has had quite the journey.

In 2005, Deb applied for the Stepping Into program in her penultimate year of study as she knew that having work experience helped in achieving employment. Due to being unsuccessful in attaining any internships, she feared it was because of her disability.

“I was applying for lots of roles and would apply against 80 other applicants at times and the feedback I was getting was that I was fine but just not the strongest candidate. It was always in the back of my mind ‘am I putting people off because I display differently?’” said Deb

Through the Stepping Into program, Deb is now proud of her disability and feels that it is something that makes her unique.

Currently working as an Assistant Director at the Disability Royal Commission, she believes she wouldn’t be able to have the same impact if she didn’t have a disability.

Read more about Deb’s journey at AND’s website.

Helping You Cope at Home

August 10th, 2020 by tperry

Free Joint Workshops with Library and Monash Counselling

Library and Monash Counselling staff are once again running a series of joint workshops this semester.

The sessions are:
  1. Thriving in isolation: strategies for looking after yourself and performing well in your studies at home: Monday August 10, 12pm-1pm
  2. Persist with purpose: managing stress and motivation in your studies: Monday 7 September, 12pm-1pm
  3. Facing final assessments with confidence: strategies for wellbeing and study success in the exam period: Monday 2 November, 12pm-1pm

Zumba After Dark

August 10th, 2020 by tperry

Join the Party!

After a show-stopping, heart-racing, colourful 2019 performance, we’re bringing back one of our biggest parties ever to Monash Sport online.

As part of the WinterFest 2020 calendar, Monash Sport is extremely proud to present Zumba After Dark Online.

Ditch the workout and join the party this August for a night bursting with colour, energy and entertainment from the comfort of your living room.

Online and Free Event via Zoom

  • Thursday 20 August
  • 6:15pm – Pre-event entertainment
  • 6:30pm – 7:30pm Zumba

Participants will be immersed in all things WinterFest with Monash Sport pumping music and Zumba moves to get you dancing this Winter!

Zumba After Dark is the perfect opportunity to give Zumba a go, shake your hips and try a dance workout in the comfort of your own living room.

Our online event will be fluorescent and get you glowing with the fiesta that is Zumba. Sign up and join the party today!

This online event will be hosted on the video conferencing platform; Zoom. Simply head to our Zoom link and register for the Live Zumba After Dark event.

Don’t worry your camera won’t be open, you will be able to see the instructor, type in the chat and take selfies to share with us on our social media.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Sharing Disability Information in the Workplace

August 3rd, 2020 by tperry

Australian Network on Disability Webinar: Sharing Disability Information in the Workplace

It can be hard to know how speak about disability information in the workplace.

Hear from the Australian Network on Disability, and alumni from the Stepping Into internship program, about ways to approach this tricky topic.

Join This One-Hour Webinar

In this one-hour webinar you will have the opportunity to hear from Australian Network on Disability (AND), as well as alumni from the Stepping Into internship program.

We discuss AND programs for students with disability, tips for sharing disability information in the workplace and recruitment process, and welcome a Stepping Into alumni to speak about their experience.

This webinar is open and recommended to all Monash students who identify as having disability, mental health or chronic health conditions.

Topics Included

  • Overview of AND internship and mentoring programs for students with disability
  • Discussion of sharing disability information in the workplace, and what employers want to hear
  • Welcoming Stepping Into Alumni to speak about their internship experience and what they have learned about managing disability in the workplace.
  • Q&A session

Date: 7 August 2020

Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm

To register for this event, please login at the Career Gateway

GradWise and Telstra Event

July 31st, 2020 by tperry

Join This Monash Careers Summit Event 5 August 2020!

Inclusivity and accessibility should be an important part of a workplace.

Join this presentation to learn about the GradWISE Program, designed to assist students living with a disability, and gain insight from one of Australia’s most well-known telecommunications organisations on how employer support can assist your career journey.

Event Details

  • In this one-hour webinar (plus an additional 15-min live Q&A), you will learn about the successful GradWISE program, showcasing its high level recruitment expertise coupled with ongoing support. GradWISE are with you ever step of the way, unlocking and optimising your brain/body system, building resilience through-out the application process and staying with you after you gain employment to navigate your first work year.
  • You will also hear from Telstra, a leading pro-disability confident employer giving a sneak peek, ‘all access pass’ into their application process. Lean about what reasonable adjustments are offered during the application process and the ongoing support upon commencing employment.
  • You will also hear from a recent Monash University graduate linked to GradWISE speaking of his journey to successfully being offered TWO 2021 graduate positions.

Topics Included

  • Graduate application process and available reasonable adjustments
  • Application and interview tips from Telstra
  • How to unlock high performance by optimising your brain and body system.
  • How to ensure you are competitive for graduate and entry level opportunities.

Time: 11:00am -12:00pm

Register now: Registration Link

Last Chance for UniSports Virtual Event

July 29th, 2020 by tperry

Calling all Walkers, Runners and Wheelchair Users!

The UniSport Australia Distance Running event closes at midnight Sunday August 2nd. 

This is your excuse to get some fresh air, get some exercise and win great prizes, all whilst getting points for Monash University!

UniSport Virtual Distance Running Championships – virtual event

UniSport Australia has teamed up with the Gold Coast Marathon to launch the UniSport Virtual Distance Running Championships as part of the Village Roadshow Theme Parks Gold Coast Virtual Marathon!

Monash University is getting involved and we want you to join our team!

Give Respect Art Competition

July 9th, 2020 by tperry

Want to Make Art to Foster a Culture of Respect?

*You are all invited to contribute artwork to the Give Respect Art Competition which is a part of the wider Give Respect Initiative.
Prizes are as follows:
  • 3 x $1000 Coles Group & Myer Gift Cards for students
  • 4 x $500 Coles Group & Myer Gift Cards for students.
  • 1 x huge hamper of delicious goodies for staff
Have a look at the Give Respect Art Competition guidelines and see if any of the themes inspire you!
Alternatively, if you’ve got past artwork like a sketch, painting or photograph that suit the submission requirements – send it through before the 31st of August 2020.