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Volunteer Opportunities

The University of Canberra has an active network of alumni volunteers who give back to the university by assisting with and organising events, mentoring, contributing to our magazine, and sharing their stories.

If you are interested in any of the below opportunities, please get in touch.

 The success of our Alumni Chapters relies on the contribution and energy of the Volunteer Executive Committee. The Volunteer Executive Committee drives and manages a chapter and are invaluable to the ongoing success and survival of the group. There are several positions available including President, Vice-President, Secretary, Advisor/s, Communications Coordinator and Events Coordinator. Please get in touch with the Alumni Office if you're interested in becoming a part of the committee.

The Pathways 13 Conference will be held in Canberra on 30 November - 2 December 2016.  

The Pathways 13 Conference brings together a range of professional and academic staff to identify and remove barriers for people with disability participating in higher education and training. 

We are seeking 6-8 UC volunteers for the event to assist with registering guests, ushering, handing out packs and assisting committee members. We ideally are looking for people who are disability aware and would be confident assisting delegates with a disability. People with a disability are encouraged to apply. 

The hours will be rostered between 8am and 6pm on the conference days. You are welcome to volunteer for one of all of the days, however it is preferable that you are available for shifts on all three days. 

Volunteers will be provided meals during their rostered shift and all training will be provided on the day. 

We are also looking for volunteers for our pre-conference workshop to be held at UC on 29 November 2016. We will need people to guide workshop participants around campus. 

Alumni interested in helping at the Pathways 13 Conference, please contact the Alumni Office.

We need your help in assisting students with transitioning from study to a professional career. We have partnered with UC faculties to provide opportunities for alumni mentors and internship providers. Find out more about mentoring and currently available opportunities.

Careers UC deliver Mock Assessment Centres for final year students throughout the year and are always on the look out for volunteers to assist with evaluating and mentoring the students during the event. 

Historically we have found that having alumni employer representatives attend and participate has raised the bar for students. Careers UC provide all the administration such as interview questions, group activity and feedback sheets as well as catering for the event. Your participation would entail assisting in the feedback and interview processes with the students:

  • 2 minutes presentation;
  • participation in the group task;
  • participation in an interview.

The aim is to assist the students in building confidence and identify areas they may need to work on to go through a real assessment centre. 

Please get in touch if you would like to register your interest for the Mock Assessment Centres.

Are you interested in taking on a student as an intern?

In partnership with the Alumni Office, Careers UC can help you access the UC student talent pool for internships for junior staff or casuals. 

UC provides support and insurance coverage to help our students gain unpaid (and some paid) work experience on real projects in a real workplace. UC students from a range of disciplines working in your business as interns can provide fresh ideas and enthusiasm, and can also be a potential talent pool for your future workforce. 

Engage with Students

The University is committed to Work Integrated Learning (WIL). We host a range of internship programs for credit - we can match your opportunity with the right discipline or faculty, and promote to the student body. 

We are also committed to employability and creation of careers pathways for our students. If you are interested in employing a student, we can help you promote this directly to them. 

Internships

Internships for course credit:

  • are unpaid as the student gains course credit; students are covered by UC insurance
  • Range in hours from 75 to 150 hours
  • Areas of need for Alumni partners include:
    • Architecture
    • Accounting & Finance
    • Law
    • Human Resources
    • Graphic Design
    • Politics
    • Public Health
    • Nutrition
    • Information Technology 
    • Environmental Science and many more. 

Next Steps: Contact Careers UC

Erin Stacey or Poli Rogers 

Tel: +61 (0)2 6201 2063

wil@canberra.edu.au

We're always on the lookout for alumni who would like to assist at our events. From Open Day, to reunions, to master-classes and workshops, to large-scale events such as the Distinguished Alumni Awards or the Alumni Weekend, we'd love for you to help in any way you can. Contact us to find out about opportunities to assist at upcoming events.

Are you a creative writer or journalist? Looking to boost your publication portfolio? Are you an aspiring author, researcher, or communications professional?

If you answered yes to any of these questions then you should get involved with the relaunch of our alumni magazine, Monitor. We're looking for original and inspiring content about your life, your work, your community or your city. If you've got an idea, speak to us!

Contact us about contributing to Monitor.

We have an amazing community of alumni working in a variety of jobs, fields and industries. Your experience and expertise is invaluable to us and we'd love for you to share it through:

  • Keynote speaking opportunities
  • Running workshops and master-classes
  • Guest lecturing

Contact us about sharing your expertise.

Our alumni have done incredible things since graduating from the University of Canberra. If you would like to feature in our Alumni Gallery, please share your story with us.

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