A community of support to help you take charge of your career journey

Take control of your professional future with like-minded individuals through the Study Melbourne Career Club.

It’s free to join, and will support you to connect, learn and grow in a supportive and engaging environment.

Delivered by Hoodic on behalf of Study Melbourne, the initiative provides you with an opportunity to access a range of professional development opportunities online and face-to-face.

Why participate?

  • Professional development seminars and workshops Wednesday fortnightly at the Study Melbourne Student Centre
  • Exclusive access to an online platform with learning resources, activities and group discussions
  • Opportunities to volunteer and grow your professional network

How to participate

  1. Sign up to the Study Melbourne Career Club
  2. Take part in upcoming professional development seminars and workshops and other opportunities
  3. Receive an invitation to access the online learning platform

Seminar and Workshop topics include

  • Resilience and stress management
  • Australian job market and employment trends
  • Australian work culture
  • Social and business English
  • Digital literacy and productivity
  • Professional networking
  • Communication skills
  • Career planning and goal setting
  • Job applications
  • Interview skills

How it works

A learning cycle deepening your understanding of each topic

  • Seminar

    Start each topic with a seminar that contains a mix of presentation, interaction and facilitated activities

  • Online Activity

    Discussion and learning content will be shared in online platform to help you review and reflect your learning

  • Workshop

    Approach workshop based on learning and discussion from the seminar and online activity to deepen your knowledge

Upcoming Workshop

Learn & Grow With International Student of The Year

We've lined up some of your peers who have achieved important professional goals. Here is your chance to meet them.

  • Susan Saldanha from India, International Student of the Year - Higher Education
  • Christian Labao from Philippines, International Student of the Year - Vocational Education and Training
  • Ana Llorente from Colombia, International Student of the Year - English Language Training
  • Rod Zhang from China, International Student of the Year - Regional

Do you want to know what they have done differently to achieve their goals? Join us...

Date and time: Wednesday 26th February 2020, 2 - 4:30pm

Location: Study Melbourne Student Centre, 17 Hardware Ln, Melbourne

Guest Speakers:

Susan Saldanha

"Since moving to Melbourne to complete my undergraduate studies, I have been a passionate and involved contributor within my community both in the university and with local organisations. I am currently completing a Bachelor of Commerce/Health Sciences at La Trobe University. I am an advocate for positive mental health and encourage students to have conversations about mental health through my various roles as a Peer Learning Advisor and I-Leader on campus. As the President of the La Trobe Public Health Students’ Association, I have developed successful programs aimed at tackling mental and sexual health issues across the University community. I have career ambitions in shaping global health policy and empowering women to take control of their own reproductive and sexual health."

Christian Labao

Christian is currently studying Masters of Business Administration (Advanced) at Torrens University. Before taking his MBA, Christian studied an Advanced Diploma in Building Design (Architectural) at Melbourne Polytechnic. A former Study Melbourne Student Ambassador, he has been part of several programs and online content released by Study Melbourne to help international students adjust to their life in Australia. Christian has also volunteered at Refuge of Hope, an organisation working with the Latin American community in Melbourne through programs such as the English Conversation Club and the Language Cultural Exchange. He has also participated in initiatives by AUSTRADE that encourage FIlipinos to study in Victoria.

Ravini Abeywickrama

Ravini is a psychological scientist studying the intriguing psychological processes underlying attitude and behaviour change. She is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Melbourne, following a Bachelors Degree in Science (Honours, Psychology). Being a dual-citizen of Australia and Sri Lanka, Ravini has always been interested in the dynamics between locals and migrants, and has endeavoured to act as a cultural bridge between the two groups. She has conducted and published research on prejudice towards migrants, and has presented all over the world on the topic of immigration, including in Australia, Canada and New Zealand. Ravini also has a vested interest in student empowerment, having worked in the higher education sector for over half a decade. She has worked mainly in roles which support the wellbeing and integration of international students into the university community. During her studies, Ravini has additionally held positions at UNSW, Cancer Council Victoria and the Melbourne Business School.

Rod Zhang

Rod Zhang is undertaking a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) at Deakin University Geelong waterfront campus. Since arriving in Australia, he has immersed himself in his local community through volunteer roles at the local kindergarten, a rehabilitation centre and an organization that facilitates social activities for people with intellectual disabilities and a variety of events as well. Knowing deeply the challenges that come with being an international student, Rod participates in a Students Help Students program at Deakin University and he has also established a successful Wechat-based social media platform aimed at providing support and networking opportunities for Chinese students studying occupational therapy around the world.


Mia Tran

Event Faciitator at Hoodic

As an international student studying science and marketing, Mia is passionate about women in leadership and in science-related areas. She loves connecting with people from different backgrounds which allows her to work effectively across cultures.


Study Melbourne Student Centre, 17 Hardware Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000

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