Student professional development symposium

Tuesday 1 October 2019

Want to join the next generation of powerful leaders? Working alongside your peers, you'll learn exactly what it means to take a leadership role, and how to discover the leader within you.

Monash Business School’s 2019 Professional Development Symposium is now open. This is an opportunity to learn directly from industry leaders about the skills beyond the classroom that you need to reach your career goals.

This half day interactive workshop is designed for you to gain a better understanding of what industry is looking for in graduate employees and how you can use your own experiences to identify and demonstrate your soft skill strengths.

Places are limited. Registration closes 26 September 2019.

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Bianca Chatfield

Netball Gold Medalist

After taking the sporting world by storm, Gold medal winning netballer Bianca Chatfield's journey from professional athlete to leading media personality and leadership speaker is indicative of her vivacious nature, dedication and professionalism across all fields. Following her debut as an 18-year-old for the Australian Diamonds netball team, Bianca quickly established a name for herself as one of the toughest defenders in the sport. During her time on the netball court, Bianca endured some tough times but also enjoyed great success; wining both gold and silver medals at the Commonwealth Games, a World Championship, alongside a host of premierships with the Melbourne Vixens. A celebrated athlete and excellent communicator, Bianca fast became one of the prominent voices in Australian netball. Since her retirement from the sport in 2015, you may have seen Bianca on Reality TV as a contestant on Channel’s 9’s The Block, renovating The Gatwick in 2018. Bianca currently focuses her time working in the leadership space with athletes and young people, talking about the power of positivity and the best ways we can all manage ourselves and in the media as a presenter across various TV and radio shows.

Sam Mitchell

AFL Legend

As a junior, Sam played football for Eastern Ranges in the under 18 TAC Cup talent pathway, winning the club’s Best and Fairest in 1999 and 2000. He spent 2001 playing VFL for the Box Hill Hawks and he won the JJ Liston Trophy in 2002 playing just 11 games. He then exploded onto the AFL scene in 2002 when drafted to Hawthorn. He went on to play 307 games for Hawthorn and kick 67 goals, and captained them to the 2008 premiership, the club's first in 17 years. Along with winning three more flags with the Hawks in 2013, 2014 and 2015, Sam represented Victoria in 2008 and was selected for the All- Australian team in 2011, 2013 and 2015. He was named joint winner of the 2012 Brownlow Medal in 2016. Sam played his final AFL season in 2017 for the West Coast Eagles, and was their Assistant Coach in 2018, wining premiership that year. He has since returned to Hawthorn as an assistant coach. With four premierships, 329 games and a Brownlow Medal, Sam Mitchell is a true AFL legend, and a respected Monash Alumnus.