Monash University is helping science students stand out from the crowd
Science graduates rank well in earnings potential according to a new Australian Graduate Survey conducted by Graduate Careers Australia.
Latest data identifies that science graduates, especially Mathematics majors, earn more than many other graduates.
Monash University is committed to helping science students stand out from the crowd when applying for a job after graduating through offering a range of extra-curricular activities designed to help build skills sets and a portfolio of experience:
Science Industry Placement Program (SIPP): Monash Science has a voluntary industry placement program to support students in gaining invaluable industry based experience. The SIPP program provides practical, hands-on skills in the workplace, as well as the opportunity to develop relationships with potential employers and add sought-after skills to CVs.
Science Careers Advice and Transition Program: Monash Science has the only faculty-based Careers Education Consultant who provides individual career counselling and job seeking support for science students, develops and implements career education programs such as Science Industry Week, and works to increase the employment outcomes for Monash science students.
Science Student Ambassador Program: Enables students to get involved and gain valuable experience representing the Monash Faculty of Science at a variety of events including Open Day, information evenings and school visits. They also represent the faculty through social media management and marketing activities.
Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS): An academic mentoring program, usually aimed at first-year students transitioning from high school to university. The study session are led by senior students and provide support and guidance for first-year science students.
Study support Programs: Offered to help science students when they need it most. Sessions are “drop in” and tutors are available to provide advice or support with challenging assignments or subject related, specific questions.
Science Peer Mentoring Program: Newly enrolled first-year undergraduate students are paired with students in their second (or higher) year of university to assist the first-year students settle into university life. They can act as guides, helping to answer questions and advise first-year students.
Science Future Leaders Program: Designed to identify and cultivate the science leaders of the future. Activities include a residential program, a series of leadership seminars and workshops, and the opportunity to practice leadership within the university.
Science Study Abroad Opportunities: Provides the opportunity to complete internships and work placements overseas. Study at an overseas campus of Monash University is also possible as an Intercampus Exchange student.
Clubs and societies: Monash offers more than 100 student-run clubs and societies that include activities, events, competitions, productions, get-togethers, seminars, camps and conferences. A fantastic way to meet other students and enjoy social activities enhancing the experience of university life.