- Join a club or society to get involved, learn from your peers, and gain industry connections
- Share your insights and experiences with commencing students by joining the Student Ambassador Program
- Participate in a global dialogue whilst building your professional networks and attend a global economic forum with the Global Voices Scholarship
- If you are volunteering on campus, developing your professional skills, or wanting your extracurricular activities added to your transcript, sign up for the Leaders in Communities Award
Clubs and Societies
Faculty affiliated clubs and societies are one of the easiest ways to get involved, learn from your peers and gain industry connections.
Actuarial Students' Society
Bridges the gap between Actuarial students and industry through networking events, annual publications and professional development workshops.
AIESEC provides leadership opportunities through international volunteering and internships.
Accounting Students' Association
Provides opportunities for Accounting students to engage with respected industry and professional service sponsors.
Banking on Women
Premier investment banking club dedicated to female students which aims to empower young women by providing them with industry specific-education and developing their professional skills.
CAINZ is a commerce-centric, not-for-profit student organisation, established at the University of Melbourne in 2011 with the purpose of bridging classroom theory and industry practice.
Commerce Students' Society
The CSS aims to provide students with an environment to socialise among their peers and potential employers, to learn about and be exposed to industries interested in Commerce graduates, and to voice communications to the Faculty and Dean.
Economics Student Society of Australia
Engages like-minded students to join in the conversation to explore the unique appeal and relevance of Economics through their regular articles, debates and professional development events.
Non-profit student run organisation that drives social change through the power of sustainable business models.
Finance Students' Association
The Finance Students' Association is a student-led group dedicated to providing our members with a holistic university experience and connecting them with Australia's finest investment managers, hedge funds and financial services firms.
Financial Management Association of Australia
Promotes career awareness and connects members with potential employers through events, workshops and competitions.
Global Consulting Group
Connects students to experienced professionals through pro-bono management consulting services for not-for-profit organisations.
Melbourne Business School Student Association
The MBS Student Association (MBSSA) is the leading provider of social, professional development and volunteering events to all students at Melbourne Business School. Membership is free for all MBS Students.
Melbourne Microfinance Initiative
Provides pro-bono consulting services to microfinance institutions and empower students to make a difference.
Student Association of Management and Marketing
Provides its members with opportunities to gain valuable industry insight, polished professional skills as well as build a network of connections.
University Network for Investing and Trading
Focuses on educating students about all things investing and trading. Their events are aimed at equipping students with the necessary knowledge and skills that bridge the gap between a university education and industry requirements.
180 Degrees Consulting
Provides fundamental consulting skills and mentoring from top tier consulting firms to passionate students that seek an opportunity to make a difference in charities, not-for-profits and social enterprises.
Resources for Clubs
Resources for Faculty of Business and Economics affiliated Clubs & Societies.
Student Ambassador Program
The MBS Student Ambassador Program aims to put senior students in touch with prospective and early degree students through engaging activities.
Get the opportunity to:
- Give back to the student community - provide advice and help new students transition to University life
- Socialise and build networks - meet new friends and gain access to a network of student leaders
- Develop your leadership skills - attend professional development workshops and gain the skills that will make you stand-out
- Become the face of MBS - represent Melbourne Business School by getting involved in marketing and recruitment collateral, video and social media campaigns
- Get recognized - student ambassadors will receive a Certificate of Recognition* and access to exclusive free merchandise
*This will be recognised as a Volunteer Ventures component for the Leaders in Communities Award (LiCA).
Students must meet the following criteria:
- Have completed at least 50 points of study as an MBS student
- Have been actively involved in the student community through Faculty programs and events, clubs and societies and the like
- Have a genuine interest in giving back - as a student ambassador you will be guiding new students through their first year at University
- Are able to commit to the entire program activities
- Are available to assist at key University events including recruitment events - please see Attendance Requirements
- Attendance at a compulsory briefing session
- Orientation Events (see key dates below)
- Devote approximately 20 hours to the program across a period of one academic semester
Key University event dates:
- Monday 13 July - Briefing
- Monday 27 July - Orientation Day 1
- Tuesday 28 July - Orientation Day 2
- Wednesday 29 July - Orientation Day 3
- Thursday 30 July - Orientation Day 4
- Friday 31 July - Orientation Day 5
Submit your application
Submit your resume and complete the form here.
Applications are now open for the Semester 2, 2020 MBS Student Ambassador Program. Applications close on Friday 10 July.
For more information on the Student Ambassador Program please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Global Voices Scholarship
Applications for 2020 have closed and the next program will run in 2021.
The Global Voices Scholarship includes attendance at both a domestic and international delegation, as well as private meetings with subject matter experts, esteemed academics, Commonwealth Government Departmental Secretaries, Members of the Australian Parliament, and leaders of civil-society and private organisations.
In 2020, this program consisted of three components:
- Global Voices Policy Fellowship
- Canberra Pre-Departure Briefings (14-17 April 2020)
- Attendance at the 2020 OECD Forum (25-29 May 2020)
Who should apply?
This Scholarship is ideal if you have an interest in public policy, global trends, data and analysis, human rights and international development. The Program has a strong international element so we encourage young Australians with a global perspective to apply.
The Policy Fellowship allows Scholars to develop research, analysis and policy-writing skills by developing a policy paper related to the delegation agenda. The policy paper will include specific recommendations for domestic policy application.
To be eligible you must be:
- Currently enrolled in an approved degree at the University of Melbourne's Faculty of Business and Economics (undergraduate and postgraduate students are eligible);
- An Australian citizen or permanent resident aged between 18-30;
- Able to attend the entire Canberra Pre-Departure Briefings and the dates of the Annual Meetings; and
- Willing to contribute a minimum of 5 hours per week to completing the Policy Fellowship (this includes time attending meetings, conference calls and working on your research paper).
Submitting an application
Applications for the 2020 program have closed. Information on submitting an application for the next application round will be available in 2021.
Hear from a Scholarship Recipient - James Chan
"I never expected how much I could get out of the week on both a professional and personal level. As Global Voices scholars, we were exposed to world leaders and discovered the big economic issues facing the world."
James Chan was a scholarship recipient. Read about his experience here.
Leader in Communities Awards
The Leaders in Communities Award is designed to help you:
- Make the most of your volunteering activities
- Develop your professional skills
- Get your extracurricular experiences recognised on your transcript
You can start the LiCA at any time during your degree. You can also include activities that you’ve undertaken in the 24 months prior to formally starting the Award (provided it is post-secondary school).
Just Say Hi
Make 2020 a year of friendship and building new connections through the ‘Don’t be shy, just say hi!’ campaign
University life is so much better when you have others to share it with, but taking that first step to say ‘hi’ can be hard. We know. And that’s what the ‘Don’t be shy, just say hi!’ campaign is all about. Giving you more opportunities to get to know your peers, minus the social anxiety.
Don't be shy, just say hi
Miss seeing your classmates on campus? Don’t worry, we’ve got a series of virtual weekly activities just for you.
Join us on Wednesdays via Zoom
- Get social - relax, laugh, play games, compete in a team and win prizes
- Stay in touch with your classmates and student ambassadors
- Make connections and know you’re not alone
What you’ll need:
- a stable internet connection
- a mobile/PC device that includes a mic and camera
- a Zoom account
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Read the MBS Student Blog
MBS Student Ambassadors will be sharing their experiences as a University of Melbourne student. You’ll be alerted to new posts in your weekly MBS Newsletter, which you’ll receive via email.
The University’s Counselling & Psychological Services offers free workshops and webinars on a range of personal development, mental health and well-being issues each semester. You can also attend Mental Health First Aid and other training programs.
Student services directory
Looking for more services? There’s more available on the University’s student services directory.
- Health and welfare
- Careers and employability
- Learning and development
- Student admin and IT
- Extra support – housing, special consideration, financial aid etc.
MBS Student Blog
Welcome to the MBS Student Blog where MBS Student Ambassadors share what it’s like to be a University of Melbourne student and the opportunities available through social and community-building initiatives.
You’ll be alerted to new posts in your weekly MBS Newsletter, which you’ll receive via email.
Life is like a river that keeps on flowing. Sometimes we stumble along the way, but I’d like to believe that we can always find a way out. Needless to say, COVID-19 is the stumbling block that we are all facing today, challenging us to stay home and keep a distance from friends and family for the common good.News
As we get used to this new norm of staying at home and self-isolating, it’s more important than ever to move your body and dance like no one’s watching!News
As the semester and class delivery modes are changing rapidly, we must take care of ourselves more than ever and seek to find a makeshift norm during these unfamiliar times.News
Semester 1 is here, and on behalf of all the student ambassadors, we’d like to extend a warm welcome to new and returning students from near and far!News