News and events

News and events

Your 2020 student news and events are here!

Stay connected with what's online - or on campus - each week and find everything you need for MQ student life via your online zone.

Monday 19 - Friday 23 October

Feature event: MacDiz x Peer Mentors Family Feud Mashup

Details: Thursday 22 October, 4pm - 5pm

The Peer Mentors have collaborated with the Macquarie University Disney Appreciation Society (MacDiz) and are very excited to invite you to our Family Feud Mashup where you can enjoy the best of the Disney and Game Show worlds!

Register now

Tuesday 20 October
11.55am - 1pm

MINDFUL DRAWING WORKSHOP

Have you always wanted to explore your creativity or are you feeling stressed and worn out? Mindful drawing or doodling is a great way to relax and bring focus to your mind. Join Sarah in a relaxed setting to explore and create something new. No previous experience with art is necessary! Register here

1pm - 2.15pm

MQBS INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: EMPLOYABILITY, EMPOWERMENT AND ENGAGEMENT THROUGH COVID-19

The International Engagement and Careers Teams at MQBS warmly invite you to the inaugural MQBS International Student Spotlight event from October 20-23, 2020! This series of webinars is designed to showcase our wonderful international students, enhance cultural awareness, strengthen students’ employability skills and highlight the multi-faceted contribution made by international students to Macquarie University and beyond.
Find out more about this exciting week and register for all or some of the webinars of interest to you via this link.
1pm - 2pm

RESUME AND COVER LETTER ESSENTIALS WORKSHOP

Learn what employers are looking for in a resume and get some top tips so you can update your resume to reflect your experience and studies! Register on CareerHub.

1pm - 2pm

MQ STUDENT EMPLOYMENT FAST TRACK WORKSHOP (ONLINE)

Our Fast Track Workshop will give you tools and insights to start you on your journey to meaningful paid employment. Register on CareerHub.

Wednesday 21 October
1pm - 2.15pm

MQBS INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: EMPLOYABILITY, EMPOWERMENT AND ENGAGEMENT THROUGH COVID-19

The International Engagement and Careers Teams at MQBS warmly invite you to the inaugural MQBS International Student Spotlight event from October 20-23, 2020! This series of webinars is designed to showcase our wonderful international students, enhance cultural awareness, strengthen students’ employability skills and highlight the multi-faceted contribution made by international students to Macquarie University and beyond.
Find out more about this exciting week and register for all or some of the webinars of interest to you via this link.
6pm - 7.30pm
WEB ALUMNI NIGHT
"In diversity, there is beauty and there is strength" - Maya Angelou

Women Entering Business (WEB) invites you to attend Alumni Night 2020, our highly anticipated flagship event focused on breaking down career barriers and supporting gender inclusivity. The purpose of the evening is to inspire students of any gender and degree to reach their full career potential.
This year, the theme we have chosen for Alumni Night is ‘The New Normal,’ given the unprecedented changes society has undergone this past year. Discussion will revolve around this as well as the experiences of our esteemed panelists.
To motivate change, we invite students of any gender and degree, male champions of change and all WEB alumni to attend. Be excited – you never know who you will meet!

Register your interest via this link.
Thursday 22 October

12pm - 1pm

DIGITAL NETWORKING

Digital networking is becoming one the main way that people find jobs, but not everyone is confident in how to go about it. Learn how you can network your way into your next job. Register on CareerHub.

1pm - 2.15pm

MQBS INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: EMPLOYABILITY, EMPOWERMENT AND ENGAGEMENT THROUGH COVID-19

The International Engagement and Careers Teams at MQBS warmly invite you to the inaugural MQBS International Student Spotlight event from October 20-23, 2020! This series of webinars is designed to showcase our wonderful international students, enhance cultural awareness, strengthen students’ employability skills and highlight the multi-faceted contribution made by international students to Macquarie University and beyond.
Find out more about this exciting week and register for all or some of the webinars of interest to you via this link.

4pm - 5pm

MACDIZ X PEER MENTORS FAMILY FEUD MASHUP

The Peer Mentors have collaborated with the Macquarie University Disney Appreciation Society (MacDiz) and are very excited to invite you to our Family Feud Mashup where you can enjoy the best of the Disney and Game Show worlds! Join us now.

5pm - 6pm

COVID-19 AND GRADUATE RECRUITMENT OPPORTUNITIES

With the easing of restrictions, recruitment is slowly starting again. Although we still have uncertainty ahead, there are opportunities still out there! In this workshop will go through the recruitment outlook for employment and graduate programs. The workshop will also cover how virtual and remote internships, and volunteering will enhance your transferable skills and experience. Register on CareerHub.

Friday 23 October
9am - 12pm

MQBS INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: EMPLOYABILITY, EMPOWERMENT AND ENGAGEMENT THROUGH COVID-19

The International Engagement and Careers Teams at MQBS warmly invite you to the inaugural MQBS International Student Spotlight event from October 20-23, 2020! This series of webinars is designed to showcase our wonderful international students, enhance cultural awareness, strengthen students’ employability skills and highlight the multi-faceted contribution made by international students to Macquarie University and beyond.
Find out more about this exciting week and register for all or some of the webinars of interest to you via this link.

11:30am - 12pm

TOP 10 TIPS FOR VIDEO INTERVIEWS

Employers will be increasingly using online tools including Video Interviews as part of their recruitment process. Come along to our 30 min webinar to make sure that you nail your Video Interview! Register on CareerHub.

1.30pm - 2pm

MQ STUDENT EMPLOYMENT WEEKLY JOBS INFO SESSION

This information session will give you tools and insights to produce high quality applications for MQSE jobs currently being advertised on CareerHub. Register on CareerHub.

2pm - 3pm

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PITCH PARADE

Come join us for a collaborative and innovative event between MUNS and the Hult Prize where we showcase our partnership and combine our passion for the Sustainable Development Goals, sustainability and food waste mitigation and social impact through entrepreneurship. Come with an open and creative mind and meet those from MUNS and the Hult Prize.
This event will help Hult Prize contestants to adopt the appropriate mind frame for developing a pitch aligned with a SDG and will also introduce you to the way judges may approach assessing your pitch. MUNS members and students in the greater MQ community will also get to learn more about the Hult Prize Competition and get a taste of what it entails. Join us via this link!

Monday 26 - Friday 30 October

Feature event: Exam Preparation Workshops

Details: Monday 26 October and Wednesday 28 October, 11am - 12pm

Are you nervous about taking exams this session? Not sure how to prepare? Join Learning Skills and Student Wellbeing to learn how to prepare well and get ready to do your best in final exams.

Register now

Monday 26 October
11am - 12pm

PREPARING FOR EXAMS

Are you nervous about taking exams this session? Not sure how to prepare? Don't panic! Delivered by Learning Skills and Student Wellbeing, this workshop will cover:
  • What is the same - and what is different - about online exams
  • Getting ready for exams
  • Planning your study schedule
  • Deciding what to revise and the best revision techniques
  • Strategies to manage anxiety and get help.

Register now

Tuesday 27 October
1pm - 2pm

INTERVIEW SKILLS

Do you have an interview coming up or would you like to touch up your interview skills? This workshop will help you in approaching those difficult questions and how to bring out your best qualities in an interview situation.You will have an opportunity to practice answering interview questions and get feedback. Register on CareerHub.

Wednesday 28 October
11am - 12pm

EXAMS: STRATEGIES ON THE DAY

Get set to do your best in final exams! Delivered by Learning Skills and Student Wellbeing, this workshop will get you ready to go on the day of your exam:
  • Setting up your technology so you’re ready if your exam is online
  • Last-minute prep (tip: this includes eating breakfast!)
  • Strategies for test-taking and answering different types of exam questions
  • Managing exam anxiety
  • Academic integrity - why it's important both in f2f and online exams
  • After the exam.

Register now

5pm - 6pm

RESUME AND COVER LETTER ESSENTIALS WORKSHOP

Learn what employers are looking for in a resume and get some top tips so you can update your resume to reflect your experience and studies! Register on CareerHub.

Thursday 29 October

1pm - 2pm

MQ STUDENT EMPLOYMENT FAST TRACK WORKSHOP (ONLINE)

Our Fast Track Workshop will give you tools and insights to start you on your journey to meaningful paid employment. Register on CareerHub.

Friday 30 October

1.30pm - 2pm

MQ STUDENT EMPLOYMENT WEEKLY JOBS INFO SESSION

This information session by Macquarie Student Employment will give you tools and insights to produce high quality applications for MQSE jobs currently being advertised on CareerHub. Register on CareerHub.

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