1. Student Experiences – Interview with Anna O’Halloran

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    Hi everyone Hope you are enjoying your break! Here is our second interview. This time we’ve had a chat with fantastic Anna O’Halloran. Anna is passionate about leadership, equity and health. She recently completed a Master of Public Health and her studies focused on public health leadership, gender and health, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. She has worked as a researcher in the areas of cancer epidemiology and HIV prevention. Anna is the Director of REACH, a student-driven health initiative that promotes social change. She is also the General Member of the Future Health Leaders Council. You can find Anna’s LinkedIn profile here and see what has he been up to. Enjoy! Name Anna O’Halloran   What was your background before MPH? I completed a Bachelor of Science (with Honours in Immunology) at the University of Sydney. I worked as a research assistant in cancer epidemiology for about six months...
  2. Student Experiences- Interview with Chris Bates

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    Hello everyone Hope you are enjoying your break! The series of Student Experiences are a new addition to the MPHSA website. The aim is to hear the stories of students who have done public health related internships or volunteering. We want to know how did they get the position, what did they do, what did they learn, and what advices they might have for others considering to do a similar thing. The first interview is with Chris (Red) Bates, our own ex-president. You can find Chris’s LinkedIn profile here and see what has he been up to. Also, we would love to hear from you. Do you have a public health related volunteering/ internship experience and willing to share your story with us? Do you have any questions you want to see answered in the future interviews? Write to us. Let us know. With no further ado, let us move...
  3. Careers Seminar – 19 September 2013

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    You asked for more specific advice, so Yovanna Adamis from Careers and Employment Services is coming back this Thursday night to provide you with more practical tips on Finding Jobs, CVs and Resumes, Interviews and Applying for Jobs. Thursday 19th September 2013 5:30-7:00pm Theatre 1, School of Population & Global Health, 207 Bouverie St, Carlton Please RSVP via the form below.
  4. Ubuntu Executive Committee Positions Open

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    Dear MPH Students, Ubuntu is a student organisation committed to raising awareness of the health needs of Africa and to facilitate engagement with the African community both locally and globally This is an invitation for you to be a part of the Ubuntu Executive Committee.   Position descriptions: Events Co-ordinator: Manage the organisation of events which aim to connect health students of multiple disciplines  with the wider African community. Organise social events for health students and professionals, and recruitment events. (October 4th – Dinner & October 18th – Lecture/meet & greet). Doctor of Medicine Rural Clinical School Representative: Involved in the active recruitment of students and the promotion of events to Rural cohort Master of Public Health Representative Involved in the active recruitment of students and the promotion of events to MPH cohort Education Officer: Organise speaker/lecture series and also publicise those that are being organised by other organisations that are on the topic...
  5. A CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS/MENTORS

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    Community Health Advancement and Student Engagement (CHASE) is a mentorship program which aims to improve health through education. It targets secondary students in socially disadvantaged communities by providing structured mentorship, health education sessions and community volunteer opportunities High school students in Melbourne’s Western suburbs will be empowered to become agents of change for health in their community with a particular focus on non-communicable diseases. The role of being a volunteer would involve: 1) Designing fun and engaging workshops and community activities 2) Mentoring secondary students 3) Improve health literacy in the Western Suburbs For more information about CHASE: Email: applications@chaseproject.org https://www.facebook.com/CHASEmelb www.chaseproject.org Follow us on Twitter @CHASEmelb
  6. Careers Nights 2013

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    Public Health Careers Nights: 22nd & 28th August The MSPGH / MPHSA 2013 Careers nights will be held this Thursday and next Wednesday. We have speakers from government, private and research sectors, as well as out-placement and careers consultants generously sharing their time to help YOU navigate your way to a career in public health. Whether you are close to graduating or starting to plan your journey through your studies and towards a career, these events are for you! Please remember to RSVP through the link below. Here is the program, time and location for each session: Careers Night I : Thursday 22nd August, 5:30-7:30pm, Theatre 1 (basement floor), 207 Bouverie St (complete) How to get a job (Paul Jackson, Consultant, Lee Hecht Harrison|DBM) National and State Departments of Health (Mike Ackland Senior Medical Advisor, DoH) Local government, (Micaela Drieberg Mayor, Monash Council) Private sector (Duane Atree Director – Health...
  7. 2013 Professional Development and Careers Nights

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    In conjunction with Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, we would like to invite students to attend the following professional development and careers nights coming up in August. The professional development evening on the 1st August is designed as a follow up to the extremely successful induction for new students held in February, however is open to all MSPGH Masters students, both new and continuing. The Careers Nights have been put together specifically with population and global health students’ needs in mind. The 2012 evenings were very popular and well received, and the 2013 evenings promise to be at least as good! We highly recommend you try to attend at least one of these evenings.   To assist us with catering, it would be appreciated if you could indicate whether you will be attending the evenings using the form below as soon as you can.   Thursday August 1,...
  8. PhD Scholarship – MSEI – Cyber Racism & Young People

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    From Melbourne Social Equity Institute website below: What are effective ways of addressing cyber-racism for children and young people? Cyber bullying and cyber racism are increasingly recognised as significant issues in the lives of children and young people from minority backgrounds, and known to result in substantial negative impacts on their health and wellbeing. This project would examine: the prevalence of cyber racism experienced by Australian children and young people; the effects of cyber racism on the health and wellbeing of Australian children and young people; and strategies for the prevention of cyber racism and for promoting positive bystander responses to cyber racism among children and young people, as well as their families and communities. Find out more about the opportunity here: http://www.socialequity.unimelb.edu.au/students/phd-scholarships/cyber-racism/
  9. Voluntary Work in PNG

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    This opportunity may be of interest to people wanting overseas community development experience. It is a voluntary position in PNG over the mid year break. It is run through the Melbourne Uni Community Development Club. The link below has all the details http://careersonline.unimelb.edu.au/ViewJob.chpx?id=618791

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