- 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.
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.
Resources for Clubs
Resources for Faculty of Business and Economics affiliated Clubs & Societies.
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 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Forum in Paris, from Monday 20 - Thursday 23 May 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 open Friday 15 February.
Benefits of participating
The Scholarship Program consists of three components:
- Participation in the Global Voices Research Fellowship;
- Canberra Pre-Departure Briefings Program (16 - 18 May); and,
- Attendance at the OECD Forum (20 May - 23 May).
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 Paris to attend the OECD Forum, 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?
Applications for the 2019 Global Voices will open Friday 15 February.
Apply by completing the form at the bottom of the following webpage
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 (AEDT) Sunday 17 March, 2019.
Hear from a Scholarship Recipient – Sabina Lim
"Attending the 2016 OECD Forum was a front row seat to important policy discussions, and the opportunity to engage with experts at the top of their field. Over the course of the forum I learned an incredible amount from the intellectually challenging and stimulating discussions I was a part of – ranging from panels on closing the gender gap, the role of the OECD & G20, and the economic outlook for 2016. A personal highlight for me was getting pulled aside by the Australian ambassador to the OECD into a conversation with Karen Wilson, OECD Development Directorate, and whose impact investing reports I had spent the past months reading for my own research paper! The experience has also helped me explore my interest in economic policy as a possible career path, and opened doors to talented people already established in the field. The program is truly an unrivalled opportunity, and has been a defining part of my Melbourne University experience to date!"
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).