There are a wide range of leadership opportunities at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences which will give you the chance to develop your skills as a leader.
Student mentor program
Current students can mentor a group of new students as a part of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Mentor program. This scheme encourages current students to help their new peers with the transition to university life. The majority of this work is done during Orientation Week but will continue throughout the year. Becoming a mentor offers a range of benefits including enhancing your leadership and people skills.
Mentors are recruited at the end of semester two. Current students will be sent an invitation inviting them to apply to be a mentor for the following year.
The Vice Chancellor's Ancora Imparo student leadership program helps passionate and idealistic students prepare for future leadership roles. You will have an opportunity to work with like-minded students and will be provided with an understanding of the visionary and inspirational principles that guide past, current and future leaders.
Student ambassador program
Student ambassadors are appointed as representatives of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. They represent the faculty at a variety of future student, current student, alumni and industry events. In return Ambassadors receive a host of opportunities for skill and career development, including being paired with an industry mentor who can provide career advice and insight into their work environment. For more information visit the Student Ambassador program website.
Scholarships to extend your professional experience
There are a variety of scholarships available to assist you with extending your professional experience. These offer great opportunities in travel and research and include:
Student Leadership Programs
This self-paced training program provides flexible delivery online, allowing you to learn at your own pace and convenience. There are no formal assessments to hand in - the modules are designed to test and challenge, but won't overwhelm your study load.
Volunteering opportunities at Monash University
Being a volunteer means surrounding yourself with like-minded people, working together to help others. You will meet new friends, network with inspirational mentors, and make unique connections. Find out more about volunteering opportunities at Monash.
Executive roles on student clubs and societies
Participating in a club or society is a great way to gain leadership skills. In addition to establishing and running a committee, club executives learn about budgeting, sponsorship, event management, publications, marketing and more. Involvement in a club or society can also help you stand out to a future employer. Most clubs have their Annual General Meetings (AGM) at the end of semester 2.
AIESEC Monash Volunteer Exchange Program
AIESEC is the largest youth-run non-for-profit organisation in the world, present in over 120 countries and their mission is to develop youth leadership through exchange experiencesGlobal Citizen is the volunteer exchange program offered by AIESEC Monash. Students are able to volunteer in many countries: such as Italy, Hungary, China, India and Brazil, just to name a few. Projects run for 6-8 weeks, and may involve teaching English to underprivileged children, raising environmental awareness, helping with drug rehabilitation, raising HIV awareness and more. Going on a volunteer exchange overseas is a practical way to develop leadership skills, whilst also becoming more socially and culturally aware. Find out more about the Global Citizen program.
PASS (Peer Assisted Study Sessions
PASS (Peer Assisted Study Sessions) is an academic mentoring program, generally aimed at first year students transitioning from high school to university.