CareerNews – Issue 7, 2015

REMINDERS

UMAT Registrations by 5 June; Test Date: 29 July, 2015
‘At Monash’ Seminars – Nursing 26 May, Biomedical science, radiography, nutrition & dietetics 27 May, Engineering 28 May. Registration: www.destination.monash.edu/at-monash
Focus on University of Melbourne – Commerce 26 May, Environments 27 May, Science 2 June, Law 4 June, Engineering 11 June, IT 11 June, Music 24 June, and VCA 25 June (most 6.30-8.30pm). Register attendance (essential) at: www.futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/events.
Careers in Sports Medicine Evening – Wed 27 May, AAMI Park Stadium, $25 per student; Enquiries: events@opsmc.com.au; Registrations (essential): http://www.trybooking.com/HCCF.
Victoria University (VU) – BE YOU AT VU – find out about VU by attending Be You at VU; 8 July; Register and obtain more information: www.vu.edu.au/be-you-at-vu.
Swinburne Information Nights – Croydon campus, 3-5pm, Tues 19 May; Wantirna campus: 3-5pm, Wed 26 May; Hawthorn campus: 4.30-6.30pm, Tues 2 June. Register here.
Keeper/Vet for a Day – Healesville & Werribee Park; Info: www.zoo.org.au/education/careers-programs; Bookings: 1300 966 784.

WANTING TO STUDY MEDICINE?

Year 12 students are reminded that if you plan to apply to study medicine at Monash University next year you must sit for the Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test (UMAT).
Register to sit this test by 5.00pm AEST on Friday 5 June.
The test date is Wed 29 July.
See: www.umat.acer.edu.au

MONASH UNIVERSITY NEWS

‘AT MONASH’ SEMINARS
This series continues with the following seminars: Wed 27 May – Biomedicine, radiography, and Nutrition and Dietetics (Clayton), Thurs 28 May – Engineering (Clayton), Thurs 15 July – Business and economics (Collins St Melbourne);
Information: 1800 666 274;
Register: www.monash.edu/seminars.

MAKING MUSIC WITH TECHNOLOGY
Creative Music Technology (CMT) is a new specialisation in the Bachelor of Music at Monash. It focuses on the creative application of technology in professional music, sound, performance, broadcast, multimedia and research. Students are required to be musically trained as well as having an interest in the relationship between music and technology. Applicants will need to audition both on their chosen digital audio workstation (DAW) and on an instrument. A sound knowledge of music theory and aural skills will also be tested. Careers will be in new media, composition, recording and performance creative industries. A two-day audition workshop for CMT will be held in September.
Contact ben.grayson@monash.edu.au for details.

DISCOVER DEAKIN

Deakin University welcomes Year 10 -12 students and their parents to get a taste of university life. Attend study area workshops, explore the campus, find out information about fees and services, and hear from Australia’s leading innovation consultancy firm, Inventium on the latest scientific findings in relation to what drives highly inventive and intellectual thinking.
When/Where: Tues 30 June at Burwood campus & Wed 1 July at Geelong Waterfront campus;
Register: www.deakin.edu.au/discover-deakin.

EXPERIENCE ACU

This program at Australian Catholic University gives you the opportunity to sample the degree of your choice. Get a taste of life at ACU by meeting staff and current students, and trying out the course in which you are interested. This is for Year 10-12 students to learn about industries and careers, hear helpful tips in preparing for university, and enjoy the entertainment and fun campus atmosphere. When/Where: Mon 29 June (Melbourne campus, Fitzroy) & Tues 30 June (Ballarat campus); Register: www.acu.edu.au/uni-experience; Info: 1300 275 228.

LA TROBE NEWS

EXPERIENCE LA TROBE UNIVERSITY
This is your chance to get to know the La Trobe community and be a uni student for a day. Find out what really happens after secondary school and attend workshops, seminars and lectures of your choice. This is a free event with lunch and entertainment provided.
When: 9 July (Bundoora);
Register: www.latrobe.edu.au/experience.

JOURNALISM AT LA TROBE
Journalism can be studied at most universities, however, at a recent conference, Career Practitioners were told about journalism at La Trobe University. It was pointed out that there are still jobs in journalism, but not in traditional media. However, there are more TV channels, more radio stations seeking staff. It was pointed out that the first job in journalism is often easier to obtain than the second or subsequent position, because promotion can be difficult. Graduates often start as a digital content producer. Journalism skills can be used in arrange of jobs because journalists learn to synthesize, present, package and process information.
Why study at La Trobe? Journalism there has a broad approach, transferrable skills are taught, all senior staff work in the industry, and there are great industry links. Attempts have been made to create real-world assessment tasks such as attending press conferences and writing reports; there is a genuine student focus, aspiration is fostered, and efforts have been made to see that all assessments don’t came at the same time.

 

UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE NEWS

GET A UniExperience AT MELBOURNE
Year 11 students from a rural and border regions, those who are first in their family to consider tertiary study, and Indigenous Australian and Torres Strait Islander students are invited to the Parkville campus on 9-10 July. UniExperience gives students the opportunity to experience university life first-hand. The two-day program offers a range of sessions covering all aspects of tertiary study including on-site accommodation in a residential college, campus tours, information about courses, workshops covering transition to university, scholarships and study skills, and social activities and the chance to meet current students.
Cost: $100 covers accommodation and meals;
Applications: http://futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au; places are limited – selection will be based on your reasons for wanting to participate as outlined in your application.
Info: Leah McGregor, ph 8344 7508, leah.mcgregor@unimelb.edu.au.

HANDS ON ENGINEERING
Get hands on experience in activities and workshops to learn about different fields of engineering.
When: Thurs 2 July;
Who: Year 10 students;
Register: www.eng.unimelb.edu.au/schools.

HANDS ON COMPUTING
Find out what computing and information systems study involves,a nd pathways to careers.
When: Tues 7 July;
Register: www.eng.unimelb.edu.au/schools.

MELBOURNE RISES IN WORLD RANKINGS
The University of Melbourne remains the number one university in Australia according to the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings for 2015. The University has moved up two spots since 2014, and is now placed at 41 in the world. The reputation rankings are based on the world’s largest invitation-only survey of academic opinion, featuring more than 10,000 respondents from nearly 150 countries.
See: www.futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/

HAVE YOU SUBCRIBED TO ‘MY MELBOURNE’?
‘My Melbourne’ is a monthly newsletter for future students. It’s a great way to keep up-to-date with what’s happening at the University of Melbourne and find out all about the opportunities available.
Subscribe: https://blogs.unimelb.edu.au/mymelb.

VCE LECTURES
The Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne is offering a series of inspiring lectures and tutorials in three VCE subjects. Subjects on offer: 4 & 5 July – Literature, 11 & 12 July – Australian History, 11 & 12 July – History Revolutions.

If you are seeking excellence, see: http://arts.unimelb.edu.au/VCE.

NATIONAL YOUTH SCIENCE FORUM

Are you in Year 11 and interested in a career in science, technology or engineering? Are you an Australian citizen or permanent resident, planning to study at an Australian university? Are you achieving good grades in science, and also have other skills and interests? If so, you might want to apply for this Forum. Applications must be endorsed by a local Rotary Club.
Brochures are available by emailing nysf@nysf.edu.au, or see www.nysf.edu.au.
The Forums are in Canberra in January 2016.

RMIT NEWS

RMIT is both a higher education and VET provider, with campuses in the City, at Bundoora and at Brunswick.

SCIENCE IN THE CITY LAB TOURS
RMIT is offering students and parents the chance to visit their learning laboratories and to find out about opportunities in biology, biotechnology, chemistry, environmental science, nanotechnology and physics.
When: 11am-2pm, Mon 29 June;
Info/registration: www.rmit.edu.au/appliedsciences/discover.

RMIT EXPERIENCE DAYS
You can find out about university life and explore interest areas in the school holidays. What/When: 29 June – Engineering (City); 30 June – Health and Medical sciences; 1 July – Justice and legal, Music, sound and live production, Science; 2 July – Engineering (Bundoora); Sustainability; 3 July – Project Management.
Info: www.rmit.edu.au/experiencedays.

CAREER DISCOVERY IN FASHION AND TEXTILES
This course, running the school holidays, will assist you to select the most suitable RMIT Fashion and Textiles program and career options. It is a two-day workshop for year 11 & 12 students including workshops and discussion topics that may include trend forecasting, fashion creative processes and ideas generation, developing a visual diary, digital technologies and textile design.
When: 8 – 9 July;
Cost: $275;
Information: www.shortcourses.rmit.edu.au/page/career_discovery_fashion.