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CareerFitter’s 17th Annual Scholarship

October 10th, 2019 by tperry

International Students Can Apply by 31 January 2020

CareerFitter have been offering scholarships every year since 2003; and have been providing online career tests and research since 1998. You can see more about their scholarship and what they do here: https://www.careerfitter.com/scholarship

Eligibility

  • All applicants must be enrolled, or due to be enrolled, as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited US college or university for the semester, they are applying to receive the scholarship
  • Applicants must have a GPA average above 2.4
  • Applicants are not required to have a specific major
  • Domestic, international, and undocumented students may apply
  • Students attending online universities are welcome to apply

*This year CareerFitter’s doubled their scholarship from $500 to $1000 and the deadline for 2020 is January 31

Dr Bomi Joseph Scholarship

October 9th, 2019 by tperry

Dr. Bomi Joseph Post-Secondary Scholarship Program

The Dr. Joseph Bomi Program consists of one scholarship which will be awarded to the applicant that, in addition to meeting the eligibility criteria, writes the most compelling essay based on the essay guidelines. The total monetary value of the scholarship is $1,500 USD, and the deadline for submissions is November 29, 2019.

Eligibility

To be eligible, applicants must be enrolled in their first year of study in a medical/healthcare program at an accredited college or university. Applicants from all over the world are eligible to apply.

All applicants must submit proof of acceptance or enrolment. Failure to provide adequate documentation will result in disqualification.

Only successful applicants of the Dr. Bomi Joseph Scholarship Program will be contacted. The scholarship payment will be made directly to the student to be used toward tuition and education-related expenses.

Scholarship Application Requirements

Interested applicants need to complete the requirements and follow the instructions below on how to enter:

Applicants must write an essay of 500 words explaining the following:

  • Your background
  • What makes you interested in pursuing a career in the medical/healthcare field
  • How you can make a difference in the field
  • How you plan to give back to the community after graduation
  • Why you deserve this opportunity
  • How you will use the scholarship fund

Complete the required fields and submit your essay using the form found at http://www.drbomijosephscholarships.com/dr-bomi-joseph-apply/

Stepping Into Internships Update

September 20th, 2019 by tperry

Stepping Into Internships – Two Weeks To Go!

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Positions include:

  • Technology Intern (Melbourne)
  • Accessibility Plan Intern (Melbourne)

 

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Positions include:

  • Civil Engineer or Environmental Engineer/Scientist or Project Manager Intern (Canberra)
  • Environment & Resources Intern (Melbourne)

 

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Positions include:

  • Mine Planning Intern (Perth)
  • Planning and Technical Intern (Brisbane)
  • Operations Finance Intern (Melbourne & Perth)

 

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Positions include:

  • Marine Division Program Management Intern (Canberra)
  • Policy Development and Advice Intern (Canberra)

 

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Positions include:

  • Comms Specialist Intern (Sydney or Melbourne)
  • Demand and Performance Analyst Intern (Melbourne)

 

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Positions include:

  • Mental Health Support Officer Intern (Geelong Location: Hunter Region, NSW, or Perth, WA may also be considered)
  • ICT Support Officer Intern (Canberra)

 

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Positions include:

  • Human Resources Intern (Brisbane)
  • Strategic Contract Management Intern (Brisbane)

 

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Positions include:

  • Legal Intern (Melbourne)
  • Strategy and Finance Intern (Melbourne)

 

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Positions include:

  • Supplier Inclusion & Diversity Assistant Intern (Sydney)
  • Analyst Intern (Sydney)

 

We have plenty more organisations and positions listed on our website!

If you’ve already applied – thank you! We have had more positions added since our first email, so be sure to check our website for the updated list, and email applications@and.org.auif you would like to change your preferences. Don’t forget to share this email with people you know who might be interested, too!

If you haven’t already applied: applications close Friday 4th October. Head to our website to view all available positions, and apply here!

Am I eligible?

  • Stage of study: final or second last year of university
  • Discipline of Study: All are encouraged to apply
  • Citizenship status: Australian citizen, Permanent Resident or international student with full working rights in Australia

AND accepts applications from students with all types of disability including, but not limited to: physical disability, mental health conditions, sensory impairments and immunological conditions.

How do I apply?

Read the details on our information page for students and complete our online application form by 4th October 2019

Who do I contact if I have more questions?

To speak to a member of the Stepping Into team call 1300 36 36 45 or email applications@and.org.au

Find Out More About Stepping Into

Understanding the NDIS

September 12th, 2019 by tperry

“Understanding the NDIS” Workshops Accessible for People with Disability

During 2018-19, the Australian Federation of disability Organisations (AFDO), conducted a series of workshops called “Understanding the NDIS”, for people with disability, families and carers.

They also wanted to help those who could not attend a workshop in person so they don’t have to miss out on the information. So they filmed the workshop, from which they made 9 videos which you can find at this site.

The workshop explains important NDIS ideas and processes in plain, easy to understand language. It helps people with disability and their families to have increased understanding of the NDIS and confidence in dealing with the NDIA.

Workshop Videos Access Features

All videos have Auslan interpreting, captioning and audio description. A transcript for each video is also available.

The PDF or Word versions of the workshop handbook and factsheets can be downloaded from:

https://www.disabilityloop.org.au/resources/understandingthendisvideos

If you would like to purchase a hard copy of these materials in print or braille, for $10.00 per set, (postage included), please email AFDO at

disabilityloop@afdo.org.au

Top Content

September 12th, 2019 by tperry

Top Content from AND – Australian Network on Disability

What topics are of most interest to our network? What strategies are getting results? Which local and global news stories are sparking conversations? Here’s a roundup of top content to help you stay in the know.

Top LinkedIn posts

  1. 12 of the biggest challenges people with disabilities face when pursuing an office job
  2. How to disclose a disability to your employer (and whether you should)
  3. The power of person-first language in the workplace 
  4. Employment without barriers – an open letter to recruitment decision makers
  5. What’s the difference between mental health and mental illness?

Top Tweets

  1. Australian advocates travel to UN to highlight discrimination against migrants with disabilities
  2. Forces for change – 7 ways to build a more accessible and inclusive workplace
  3. The economic benefits of increasing employment for people with disability
  4. Belonging in the workplace: A new approach to diversity and inclusivity
  5. Dylan Alcott launches campaign fighting barriers to work for people with disability

Top content from AND

  1. Workplace adjustments in best-practice organisations
  2. 3 Steps to take before you ask employees about their disability status
  3. Tips for creating inclusive products and services 
  4. Key dates and campaigns to add to your calendar
  5. Interview with Medibank: How we became a top performer in access and inclusion

The Lived Experience of Disability

September 11th, 2019 by tperry

Disability – The Lived Experience

Monash University, in conjunction with the City of Glen Eira as part of Diversity and Inclusion Week, proudly present Disability – The Lived Experience. Three presenters, all with a different lived experience of disability, will share their unique stories.

  • Date: Tuesday 8 October, 12–1pm
  • Venue: Marquee on the Green, Caulfield campus

*A free light lunch will be provided. Registrations close 1 October.

*For more information, and to book for this event, please go to this webpage.

Stepping Into Internships – More Positions Added!

September 11th, 2019 by tperry

More Stepping Into Internship Positions Added to AND Website

Australian Network on Disability (AND) encourages all potential applicants to review the positions on offer and apply for the ‘Stepping Into’ program. Any applicants who wish to change their preferences are also more than welcome to email applications@and.org.au to update their preference list.

 An Inspiring Story from the Winter 2018 internship program.

Amelia Gates

Amelia Gates with supervisors

Amelia Gates participated in Stepping Into at Department of Social Services Tasmania, and not only discovered her career potential, but developed her confidence in managing her illness in the workplace.

 Having never attempted full-time work before, Amelia had wanted to test just how much work she could take on. Once she realised her disability was nothing to hide, armed with pain-management techniques and confidence, Amelia soon realised she was very capable of full-time work. Amelia has since gone on to a role that is aligned with her university studies and career goals.

‘I don’t have the same concerns going into this new job that I did before I completed Stepping Into. I now feel confident in my ability to manage any pain and not hide my disability from co-workers,’ she said.

 Her supervisor Beverley Jefferson and colleagues also say they gained valuable skills from the internship, and learned how easy it can be to manage adjustments in the workplace.

 ‘Amelia just needed the flexibility to have time off when her disability impacted too intensely, and access to a microwave for heat packs,’ said Beverley.

‘Disability should not be a barrier – in fact, that question should be flipped. Ask instead: do employers create barriers for people with disability?’

AND are delighted to be able to contribute to these fantastic outcomes for both students and organisations. Visit their website for more success stories!

Applications for the Summer 2019/20 Stepping Into internships are open until October 4th

For more information or any enquiries, feel free to contact the Programs team on 1300 36 36 45 or email applications@and.org.au

Equity Scholarships at Monash

September 11th, 2019 by tperry

What Are Equity Scholarships?

Equity scholarships recognise groups experiencing disadvantage and the impact it can have on their educational progress. Monash awards equity scholarships to students who come from one or more of our defined equity or personal disadvantage groups:

  • Indigenous Australian descent
  • recent refugees
  • experiencing difficult circumstances
  • have a low income
  • from regional and remote areas
  • having a disability or long term medical condition
  • attended an under-represented school.

Go to this search page for a comprehensive list of Equity Scholarships for different faculties.

Merit and equity

Merit and equity scholarships help high achievers succeed despite disadvantage.

Monash offers many different types of coursework scholarships such as honours, postgraduate, sport, research and international scholarships.

Check out the information relevant to you:

Scholarships and Grants Available for 2019

All offers are subject to scholarship terms and conditions and require you to meet eligibility criteria and enrol in a relevant course at a Monash University campus in Australia.

Graduate Research Scholarships

For Graduate Research Scholarships (including Monash Equity Scholarship) see this web page .

Monash Support Scholarships

Monash Support Scholarships are provided to current and commencing students whose educational achievements may have been masked by their personal circumstances. The scholarship is awarded based on need – there is no specific ATAR requirement.

You may be eligible if you are a low income earner and intending to study an undergraduate or graduate degree at Monash. Find out more at this web page.

GradWISE Launch

September 11th, 2019 by tperry

Monash Career Connect and WISE Employment Launch GradWISE

Edward Osano at the GradWISE launch

Mr Edward Osano of WISE Employment at the GradWISE launch

On Wednesday 21 August 2019 at Monash University’s Caulfield Campus Disability Support Services and Monash Career Connect officially launched the GradWISE program with WISE Employment Services.

GradWISE is a new program, 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 students 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.

Monash Career Connect also provided an information session outlining the supports already available to Monash students to maximise graduate employment opportunities, including LiLo, Student Futures, Employ-ability Workshops, and more. Go to the Career Connect website to find out what they can offer you!

Apply for GradWISE at Monash

If this sounds like the support you have been looking for, the team would love to chat with you. You can find out more about the program on their website www.wiseemployment.com.au/gradwise or drop an email to Mr Edward Osano (pictured), Head of GradWISE to set up a time for a chat – edward.osano@wiseemployment.com.au

You can also find out more about your unique personality type by using the GradWISE Selfie Evaluation – found here: www.wiseemployment.com.au/gradwise-evaluation

*GradWISE appointments are now available at Monash University Caulfield Campus on Fridays 9am – 5pm at the Career Connect office, ground floor, Building B. Contact Ed Osano to make an appointment or to touch base sooner! edward.osano@wiseemployment.com.au

How to Write More Accessible Social Media Posts

September 3rd, 2019 by tperry

How can you be more inclusive of a diverse audience on social media? 

We asked the accessibility experts from Intopia for their top tips on how to write more accessible posts on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.