Extra-curricular communications channel research and strategy (2018-19)

Extra-curricular communications channel research and strategy (2018-19)

Project outcomes

Sponsored by Monash University - eSolutions


Project title:
Extra-curricular communications channel research and strategy
Description of the project:

Each year every student at Monash University receive over thousands of emails with communication on a range of extracurricular activities taking place throughout the year. Majority of these events are communicated to students in bulk from a wide range of faculties and departments.

This presents an opportunity to explore new channels of engagement to share extracurricular activities at Monash University, based on students nominated preferences. There preferences could be activities relating to career opportunities, industry placements, education, seminars, conferences across Monash, our industry partners and more broadly across our community.

Our proposed application would be accessible to all Monash students, linked in with their enrolment process, providing them with the opportunity to self-select the events and communications based on their preferences.

This application would be accessed through a webpage on multiple devices including PC’s, laptops and mobiles and can be accessed on 24/7 basis free of charge.

Project brief

Project brief

Sponsored by Monash University - eSolutions

Location:
Clayton, VIC
Description of the project:

Each year every student at Monash University receive over thousands of emails with communication on a range of extracurricular activities taking place throughout the year. Majority of these events are communicated to students in bulk from a wide range of faculties and departments.

This presents an opportunity to explore new channels of engagement to share extracurricular activities at Monash University, based on students nominated preferences. There preferences could be activities relating to career opportunities, industry placements, education, seminars, conferences across Monash, our industry partners and more broadly across our community.

Our proposed application would be accessible to all Monash students, linked in with their enrolment process, providing them with the opportunity to self-select the events and communications based on their preferences.

This application would be accessed through a webpage on multiple devices including PC’s, laptops and mobiles and can be accessed on 24/7 basis free of charge.

Project outcomes

This project has been closed
Project Aims:

A successful outcome of this project includes the following but not limited to:

  • Consolidated student research to understand the world of students and their preferences in terms of events, community forums and networking opportunities
  • Deep understanding of which channels students prefer to engage over for different subjects/topics/opportunities in the extra and co-curricular space at Monash
  • Development of journey maps of the current state experience
  • Identified opportunities to improve engagement moving forward

E-Solutions will also be partnering with key faculties across Monash to collaborate, share our findings through this project as well as implement new engagements which are most effective and valuable to our students here at Monash.

Faculty or Department:
Art, Design and Architecture
Arts
Business and Economics
Education
Information Technology
Sector:
Education
Employment Type:
Scholarship
Attributes:

This project may appeal to students with an understanding of or experience in:

  • Information Technology knowledge
  • Communication
  • Stakeholder management
  • Customer research

Applications for this project are welcome from penultimate and subsequent year undergraduates, Masters and PhD students (coursework and research) who are currently enrolled full-time at Monash including for the period December 2018 to end of February 2019.

Selection Criteria:

Your application will be reviewed by senior university members and assessed against the following criteria:

  • Quality of covering letter, resume and on-line application including spelling & grammar
  • Relevance of your degree to the project(s) you select
  • Skills, ability, knowledge and experience relevant to the project (s) you apply for
  • Extra - curricular activities (i.e. sports/clubs & societies/memberships)
  • Career goals & ambitions
  • Academic performance
  • Successful completion of group activity
  • Successful interview with industry partner

Please note:

  • Scope for MITI projects are determined by the industry partners, this includes student disciplines and whether they require students at undergraduate, Masters or PhD level.
  • The final selection of the MITI project team will be made by the industry partner.
  • Each industry project will run for 12 weeks over the summer vacation period that is December 2018 through to February 2019 - you must be enrolled as a full time student during this period.
  • If selected you must be available and agree to commit for the entire 12 week period.
Duration:
12 weeks
Max number of recipients:
4
Application process:

A cover letter and current CV are mandatory requirements of the application process.

Your cover letter should state the following information in a clear and concise manner:

  • why this project is of particular interest to you
  • an outline of your experience either through work, study or other interests to support your application
  • what you can contribute as a member of the team

Monash University - eSolutions

E-Solutions provides a full range of IT support services for staff and students across Monash University. IT is simply the foundation to our services in business transformation, user experience, business process reengineering to enable a better experience for all.

E-Solutions partners with across all Monash business areas and faculties to understand their outcome needs and provide technology or process as a catalyst for improvements and whole new ways of working effectively as a modern university.