National Volunteer week: 8-10 May

As part of National Volunteer week, International Student Services, in collaboration with CareerReady and Careers and Employability (Employer Engagement), held a number of activities, aimed at promoting and providing opportunities for both domestic and international students to seek and secure a valuable volunteer opportunity, as an adjunct to their university-based learning, contributing to their future…

Event recap: Completion of studies seminar

On Tuesday 23 May, more than 70 international students attend the ‘Completion of Studies’ seminar. Joint presentations were conducted by OSHC, Alumni and Careers who brought along an industry representative to give feedback on what employers are looking for. Students also participated in some really engaging sessions on how to write a good CV and…

Be aware: Work exploitation of international students

Are you aware of Australia’s minimum pay rates? The Fair Work Ombudsman help employees and employer understand and follow Australian workplace laws. They also help employees resolve workplace issues. The recent story on their News and Media releases praised the resilience of an international student, who gave evidence to the Fair Work Ombudsman and stood…

Registrations are now open for Semester 2, 2017 International Student Host Program

La Trobe International is currently recruiting students who are interested in being International Hosts during the International Registration and Orientation in Semester 2, 2017.International Student Hosts help to create a vibrant host program that supports newly arrived international students and introduces them to new people, La Trobe University and the city of Melbourne. It is…

Become an e-friend in Semester 2, 2017

La Trobe International is looking for current international students who are willing to help new students with their preparations and settling into university life. An e-friend is an experienced La Trobe University student who volunteers time to answer queries about living in Australia and studying at La Trobe University through Facebook and/or Weibo. In return,…

457 visa changes – what do they mean for international students?

Following the Australian Government’s recent announcement about changes to its temporary skilled work visas, Study Melbourne have prepared the following Q&A to clear up any questions you have about how the changes might affect international students. Q. Will these changes affect Australia’s Student Visa (subclass 500) or the Temporary Graduate Visa (subclass 485)? A: No.…

Rebels and Student Services rugby outing

You are invited by La Trobe International, in partnership with the Melbourne Rebels Rugby Union Club, to enjoy a night out watching two of Australia’s favourite teams in action at the Super Rugby. The event will be held on Saturday 13 May from 6 pm to 10 pm at the AAMI Park in Melbourne. You…

Melbourne International Student Conference 2017

The annual Melbourne International Student Conference (MISC) is right around the corner and is an important event for any student wishing to develop their professional skills, network with new people and mingle with industry leaders in their field. Running across two days from Friday 5 May to Saturday 6 May and taking place at Victoria…