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Telstra Summer Vacation Program
Applications for Telstra’s Summer Vacation Program will be open on Wednesday July 3.

About the Summer Vacation Program

The paid, 12-week Program, which starts with an induction on Monday 18th November this year and finishes on Friday 21st February, 2020, has been specifically designed to give you hands-on experience as well as immersive development and learning opportunities.

It also feeds into the Telstra Graduate Program, which means if you’re one of the top performers you’ll be considered for early offers and will join Telstra when you graduate.

This year, you’ll have the option to choose from Telstra’s eight different pathways, which are:
-Software Engineering
-Network Engineering
-Information and Cyber Security
-Data Analytics and Management
-Technology Consulting and Solutions
-Product and Service Design
-Finance and Accounting

No matter which pathway you choose you’ll be supported by one of Telstra’s current graduates and be exposed to the cutting edge and innovative work Telstra’s teams are doing in areas such as Internet of Things (IoT) 5G, Cyber Security, Artificial Intelligence, and other emerging technologies.

Are you Eligible?

Telstra’s Summer Vacation Program is open to university students in the penultimate year of their studies of a minimum three year undergraduate degree from an Australian university or those undertaking their master’s degree. So you will need to be graduating in 2020 in order to be eligible.

International Students on Visa 500, 573, 574 may be eligible to apply if they meet the following criteria:
-Are due to graduate in 2020 and are applying for network engineering, software engineering, information and cyber security, data analytics and management, and tech consulting pathways.
-If studying a Masters’ degree, the duration must be a minimum of two years of study at an Australian University. 12 or 18-month masters are not accepted.
-Provide a copy of your English Test Scores – minimum benchmarks apply.

You can find out more information about each pathway and get an insight into the Program from previous summer vacationers on the Telstra Careers website

Applications open on Wednesday July 3 and you can apply until 11.55pm AEDT on Wednesday July 17.
Telstra looks forward to receiving your application.
EY: Student Programs
Applications for EY’s student programs open today! Visit to find out more
EY: Careers in Tech Talk
Date: Tuesday 6 August 2019
Location: virtual – join anywhere from a PC or mobile device
Time: 1.00pm – 2.15pm Australian Eastern Standard Time
Eligible students: New Zealand students must meet our NZ international student criteria found here; Australian students must meet our criteria found here
RSVP: Register your interest here to find out more by 30 July. Students will receive a confirmation email detailing how to join the online event. Places are limited so register early to avoid missing out.

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CEPA Conference
Call for Abstracts and Early Registration

The CEPA committee would like to announce that the call for abstracts and registration is now open.

The 9th Annual CEPA conference is an unmissable opportunity for students to share and present their work to the wider community. The conference provides the opportunity for young researchers, academics and industrial representatives to discuss solutions to current challenges and issues faces by modern society.
For the first time, the CEPA conference will be opened to all students from different disciplines and different universities to highlight the encompassing and interdisciplinary nature of engineering research, and showcasing how young researchers are solving global issues.

Abstracts can be submitted in the following topics:
Fuels and Energy
Biotechnology and Bioprocesses
Food Technology
Renewable and Sustainable Engineering
Detailed submission guidelines can be found here.
Please note that abstract submission closes on 23rd August at 5pm.

Post-Conference Alumni and Industry Networking Event
October 31, 2019
6pm - 8pm
Level 4 New Horizons Building, Monash University Clayton Campus

The CEPA conference committee invites students, staff, alumni and industry partners to share canapé and a few drinks while trying out our new beer brews made by our very own MonashBrewLab Team and exchange stories of how engineering contributes to industry in our communities and organisations around the world.

Conference awards will be presented during the evening.

Registration for post-conference industry and alumni networking event can also be completed using the form on this page.
Click here to register for the event. Enquiry

Ecostream Consulting
Calling all students interested in sustainability, climate-change and consulting!

Ecostream Consulting is an exciting new student-run, not-for-profit project that allows University students to broaden their impact beyond their everyday enviro-friendly behaviour. Ecostream matches teams of volunteer students with local businesses and gives them the opportunity to explore their day-to-day functioning before providing a report that outlines processes for cleaning up their operations.

The project allows passionate students to gain invaluable consulting experience in the domain of sustainability whilst at the same time helping businesses reduce their environmental footprint. Ecostream is looking for students with a genuine passion for sustainability, an interest in the field of consulting and a desire to stay involved with the project going forward. We are interested in independent workers, self-starters and academically strong candidates from all fields and disciplines.

Projects run for 12-weeks in line with semester and require a commitment of approximately 3-4 hours per week. Students are given real ownership of the assignments- meeting with businesses, conducting research, distributing surveys and providing simple yet effective solutions and advice.

Ecostream Consulting has available on a voluntary basis 5 student-consultant positions and 2 marketing/design positions.

To apply, email your resume along with a short cover letter (less than 300 words) explaining your interest in the project to

For more information about Ecostream, please contact the above mentioned address.