- Join a club or society to get involved, learn from your peers, and gain industry connections
- 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.
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.
Students' 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. Runs events 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 BCom 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 FBE - represent the Faculty of Business and Economics 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 a BCOM 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 of their time to the Program across a period of one academic semester
Key University event dates:
- Monday 9 December 2019 - Briefing
- Wednesday 22 January 2020 – Ready, Set, BCom!
- Monday 24 February - Commencement Ceremony
- Tuesday 25 February - BCom Orientation Day
- Submit Your Application
Applications for the Semester 1, 2020 BCom Student Ambassador Program have closed.
For more information on the Student Ambassador Program please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Global Voices Scholarship
Melbourne University's Faculty of Business and Economics, in partnership with Global Voices, is offering an exclusive scholarship for a student to represent Australia at the IMF and World Bank Annual Meeting in Washington D.C,. USA, October 2019.
The successful applicant will participate in the Global Voices Scholarship Program and join youth representatives from around Australia to meet with leaders and experts in policy, economics, health and international development.
Applications for Semester 2 2019, IMF and World Bank Annual Meeting are now open!
Benefits of participating
The Scholarship Program consists of three components:
- Participation in the Global Voices Research Fellowship;
- Canberra Pre-Departure Briefings Program (Tuesday 10-Thursday 12 September); and,
- Attendance at the IMF and World Bank Meetings (Sunday 13 October - Friday 18 October - not including travel time).
The Research Fellowship allows the successful applicant to develop research, analysis and policy-writing skills through developing a policy paper related to the delegation agenda. This policy paper must include specific recommendations for domestic policy application.
In addition to travelling to Washington D.C for the IMF and World Bank Annual Meeting, all Scholars travel to Canberra to participate in a Pre-Departure Briefings Program. This includes private meetings with policy experts, economists, Commonwealth Departmental Secretaries, Members of Parliament, and civil-society leaders.
The scholarship place is fully funded by the Faculty and includes all domestic and international flights, accommodation, breakfasts, visas, insurance, and registration fees.
Who can apply?
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 Global Voices for the program period (this includes time attending meetings, conference calls and working on your research paper).
How do I apply?
You are required to submit a research proposal and a personal statement. If successful, your research proposal will become the basis for your final policy paper. Applications without all three pieces of supporting documentation will not be considered. See the Global Voices website for more details on the Statement of Intent and Research Proposal.
Applicants should have a good understanding of Australia's social and economic priorities and an interest in global future trends, human rights, data collection and analysis, and/or international development. Applicants must also have a positive approach and be open to different opinions and ways of thinking. Delegates will be expected to work in a team and communicate effectively. The criteria include:
- Demonstrated ability through academic and/or extra-curricular achievement;
- Demonstrated interest in issues related to the summit;
- Capacity to gain personally and professionally from the experience;
- Desire to use this experience to make contributions to the community upon returning Australia; and
- Quality and relevance of the research proposal submitted with the application.
Applications close Midnight Sunday 4 August.
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. I can’t really over state it. As Global Voices scholars, we were exposed to world leaders and discovered the big economic issues facing the world.”
Here more about James' experience here!
Leaders in Communities Award (LiCA)
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.
Pick up a ‘Just say hi’ badge during O-Week
We’re giving you permission to wear your heart on your sleeve this O-week. Pick up a ‘just say hi’ badge and let others know you’d love for them to come say hi.
See someone wearing a badge? Don’t be shy and just say hi!
Take the March wefie challenge
Take a wefie with a new connection wearing the ‘Just say hi’ badge and post it to Instagram.
In your post, introduce your connection, and don’t forget to tag each other, @busecomelb and include #justsayhi.
Every week, there’ll be opportunities for you to win two Hoyts cinema vouchers.
Don't be shy, just say hi
We encourage you to put away your headphones and smartphones so you can say hi to your classmates, student ambassadors, social club members or anyone looking lost around campus. You're part of the University community - being proactive in introducing yourself to others not only helps you to meet new people, but also creates a welcoming and positive environment.
Go on - don't be shy and just say hi to the person sitting in class or standing in line with you.
Breakfast is on us! Come and grab yourself a muffin or a croissant and say hi to BCom Student Ambassadors.
Breakfasts will be on the last Wednesday of each month at the Spot ground floor foyer between 9:30am-10:30am.
No registrations required - just turn up.
|Semester 1, 2020||Semester 2, 2020|
|Wednesday 25 March||Wednesday 26 August|
|Wednesday 29 April||Wednesday 30 September|
|Wednesday 27 May||Wednesday 28 October|
Read the BCom Student Blog
In addition to hosting breakfasts, BCom Student Ambassadors will be sharing 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 BCom Newsletter, which you’ll receive via email on Monday mornings.
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.