- 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
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.
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
Build the skills employers are looking for, make new friends and even become the face of FBE by joining the Bachelor of Commerce Student Ambassador Program.
This program puts senior students in touch with prospective and early degree students to provide help and advice.
Applications for Semester 2, 2020 are now closed. Applications for Semester 1, 2021 will open in November 2020.
About the program
Becoming a Student Ambassador gives you the opportunity to:
- give back to the student community - by helping 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 recognised - 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,
- been actively involved in the student community through faculty programs and events, clubs and societies etc.,
- have a genuine interest in giving back - as a student ambassador you will be guiding new students through their first year at university,
- be able to commit to the entire program activities,
- be available to assist at key university events including recruitment events (please see Attendance requirements).
Attendance requirements and key dates
Student ambassadors are expected to devote approximately 20 hours of time to the program across one academic semester.
In addition, you will also be expected to attend:
- a compulsory briefing session
- BCom Orientation
Applications for Semester 2, 2020 are now closed. Applications for Semester 1, 2021 will open in November 2020.
All applications must be submitted via Careers Online:
- go to the application form on Careers Online
- complete all fields as required
- upload your updated resume
- click submit
For more information on the Student Ambassador Program please email email@example.com
Global Voices Scholarship
Offered in partnership with Global Voices, this exclusive scholarship will see you join a group of Australian youth representatives to meet with international leaders in policy, economics, health and international development.
"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."
Bachelor of Commerce student James Chan (pictured far left) travelled to Washington D.C. as a Global Voices Scholar. Read about his experience.
About the scholarship
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)
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.
In addition to travelling to Washington D.C for the IMF and World Bank Annual Meeting, all Scholars travel to Canberra for a Pre-Departure Briefings Program. This includes private meetings with policy experts, economists, Commonwealth Departmental Secretaries, Members of Parliament, and civil-society leaders.
How much does it cost?
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?
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.
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).
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.
Selection 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.
How do I apply?
You are required to submit a research proposal and a personal statement, as well as evidence of previous professional and academic experience. If successful, your research proposal will become the basis for your final policy paper. For more information visit the Global Voices website.
Applications without all three pieces of supporting documentation will not be considered.
Applications for the 2020 program have closed. The next application round will be available in 2021.
Leaders in Communities Award (LiCA)
The Leaders in Communities Award (LiCA) encourages and recognises your volunteering and extra-curricular activities, both on-and-off campus.
Give back, learn new skills and receive recognition on your transcript.
What is the Leaders in Communities Award?
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.
When can I start?
You can start the Leaders in Communities Award 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 they were post-secondary school).
Learn more and register
To learn more and register to take part visit the Leaders in Communities Award website.
Just Say Hi
Take that first step to say 'hi'
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.
Miss seeing your classmates on campus? Don’t worry, we’ve got a series of virtual weekly activities just for you.
- 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
https://unimelb.zoom.us/j/99182189718 (Password: 33789)
|1 July, 12pm AEST|
BCom Student Blog
our BCom Student Ambassadors share what it’s like to be a University of Melbourne student and the opportunities to get involved.
You’ll be alerted to new posts in your weekly BCom Newsletter.