Are you are a high-achieving graduate coursework student eager to develop career building leadership and self-management skills in a supportive environment?
Do you want to network with like-minded highly motivated graduate coursework students as part of a prestigious faculty-run program overseen by the faculty’s Director of Graduate Programs?
Then the Graduate Leadership Program is for you!
What is the Graduate Leadership Program?
The program comprises a workshop series conducted from February to September in areas critical to your development as a professional leader. These skills are then applied through your active learning as a peer mentor and in faculty engagement.
As a Graduate Leader you will be thanked and awarded a certificate of appreciation by the Dean of Arts at the formal Postgraduate Dinner held in October each year.
Graduate Leadership Program Workshop Series
A specially devised face-to-face workshop series to build core competencies is conducted between February and September. The series also includes online resources and 12 months email support in the implementation of your Plan for Professional Success.
You will be encouraged to translate the expertise and experience of your Master’s program into your personal professional aspirations through the program workshop series. The series is designed to build core competencies critical to professional leaders in international contexts.
See the 2018 Graduate Leadership Program Workshop Series below for approximate length and time of offering (TBC), specific learning outcomes and approach.
Peer Mentoring and Faculty Engagement
Peer mentoring and contributing to faculty activities are a great opportunity to extend your practice in leadership and to build important networks while you are still studying. These ‘active leadership’ roles enable practice in organisation, communication, inter-personal and inter-cultural skills which form the basis of the program workshop series.
As a Graduate Leader you will act as a positive role model to other graduate students who are in their first semester at Monash through a supported peer mentoring program. Each Graduate Leader will be allocated a maximum of three new graduate students each semester while they are in the program. Training workshops and informal meeting-up sessions with your mentees are organised to assist you in this important role during the year.
Additionally, as Graduate Leaders you will be asked to assist faculty in a minimum of one activity during the year. A range of options will be provided ranging from a small time commitment, such as volunteering to assist at a graduate expo, to a greater time allocation such as working with the faculty or marketing or alumni team on the annual graduation dinner event. We understand your time is limited so your assistance may be as small or large as you choose.
Who can apply?
You are eligible to apply for the Graduate Leadership Program if you have:
- Completed at least one semester in an Arts graduate coursework program
- Still a full year of study to complete in 2018
- Achieved an average of 70 Distinction or higher in your graduate coursework study at Monash
Please note that places are limited and that Graduate Leaders are selected via competitive application.
Your commitment to the leadership and mentoring training and all components of ‘active leadership’ is assumed on acceptance of a place in the scheme.
Closing date for applications
The program will close on Thursday 25 January, 2018.
Please note: Places are limited.
How to apply
Outcome and notification
Graduate Leaders will be announced on Friday 2 February, 2018.