Faculty of Arts
PACE units in the Faculty of Arts offer you an opportunity to engage in practical projects across every area of study in the faculty including:
- Law and criminality
- Media, creative arts and communication
- Society, history and Languages
Choose your own PACE experience
Many Arts PACE units require you to find your own PACE activity. This means you will need to find an organisation that is willing to host you and supervise an experiential learning activity.
Once you have arranged an activity you will need to submit an online proposal form for the relevant PACE unit to obtain the unit convenor's approval. To request a link to the proposal form for the arts PACE unit you wish to enrol in please email email@example.com
Finding your own PACE placement
Finding your own PACE activity can be a rewarding and valuable experience. For tips on finding your own activity please login to the PACEWISE ilearn unit. The Arts PACE team are also on-hand to offer advice and assistance.
Several websites promote opportunities suitable for credit in an Arts PACE unit. In the past students have found the following websites beneficial, but this is by no means an exhaustive list:
- PACE Opportunities
- CareerHub - MQ's own job portal (use your student OneID and password to activate your account when you first visit)
- Unicef internships (education, policy, digital media, communications)
- Centre for Volunteering
- Ethical Jobs
- The Loop
- Pedestrian TV
- Screen Hub
- Centre for Policy Development
- Australian Council for International Development
- Powerhouse Museum
Macquarie Careers Service
We strongly recommend you ensure your resumé and cover letter is up to date before beginning your search for a PACE activity. If you would like assistance check out the Careers and Employment Service or visit the Career and Employment Centre on the ground floor of MUSE.
Each year hundreds of students in the Faculty of Arts complete a PACE activity. Below is a snapshot of some recent Arts PACE stories which may offer you some inspiration.
Lauren Goodwin (JPNS360)
As a student currently studying Japanese, the opportunity to be able to get experience doing work in Japan was an
opportunity that was extremely valuable to not only my future endeavours to have a career that involves Japan, but also to
my current studies. Being in the workplace, I was able to get a unique insight into aspects such as Japanese work culture,
which I would not have been able to experience as a tourist or even as an exchange student. Additionally, being a part of the
staff of a college, rather than a student, meant that I also was able to participate more actively in lessons by leading groups of
students. As a result of this constant interaction and responsibility, I was able to gain much more confidence in roles I was
doing, and thus, more confident in myself. Furthermore, by doing PACE, I felt that I was able to make an impact upon the
community in Japan, whether it be helping to assist teachers in class or interacting and getting to know students at the
school. Overall, I feel that participating in PACE has been a worthwhile experience which I will value for years to come.
Katelyn Matthews (ANTH225)
Working with the amazing people at the Australian Museum, I have exceed my own expectations of what I can achieve and
continue to enrich and update my knowledge. I cannot thank everyone who was involved in making this possible enough; it
has certainly changed my life in ways I could never have imagined, and I look forward to the future challenges and experience
that this brings and the continued growth and changes I will experience.
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