Here are the highlights from this week’s new job listings on CareerHub: Flight Centre’s retail leadership graduate program Flight Centre’s retail leadership program is a comprehensive 14-month program specifically designed to develop graduates into future leaders of the travel industry, with hands-on experience and an understanding of the highly successful Flight Centre retail business model. […]
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The Sustainability Office is conducting a survey to find out more about how you get to campus each day. By sharing your travel patterns to and from campus you will be informing future planning at Macquarie, helping advocate government for better transport options to the area, and be in the running to win a $50 […]
Cyber attacks are increasing and becoming more sophisticated every day. Phishing, in which a malicious communication attempts to obtain sensitive information, is one of the most common forms of cyber attacks. It can be easy to fall prey to these attacks, but there are ways to stay cyber aware. Most phishing emails are poorly worded, ask […]
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“I like to have a balance in my studies – my law, Chinese and music subjects are all very different, so I am always interested in what I am learning about. Law’s really interesting – there’s something new every semester and it’s challenging.
“I came to Macquarie in Year 11 for Macquarie in a Day and I really enjoyed walking around campus and going to a few dummy lectures - the uni's got a good vibe that appealed to me. I finished my HSC with a high mark in Chinese, so I thought I’d keep going [at uni] and figured it would lead me to some interesting opportunities after university.
“The thing that I enjoy most about my degree is the balance of all the different types of subjects. You also get to meet all different types of people and make friends in different areas.
"I’m not exactly sure what I am going to do after my degree – I’m still learning about all the different types of law. I’d love to continue Chinese and hopefully use it in my career, whether I am working in China or dealing with the Chinese community in Australia. There’s often an issue in the legal sphere with problems of communication between cultures, so it would be awesome to help in that area. And music is just one of those things I love doing in my spare time, so I’ll keep that up as a bit of balance in life.”
- Ryan, B Laws http://macq.it/2n7MAon
Life at university is a mix of fun, hard work and occasional randomness - such as this daytime sumo wrestling match held on campus in 1996.
Does anyone from our alumni community remember this?
(📷: Kate Melhuish/Macquarie University Archives)
Our Pioneering Minds podcast is back for 2017!
Associate Professors Chris Baumann and Hume Winzar discuss all manner of competition in our world today, from Australia’s current education standards versus the rest of the world, to brand relativity and Einstein himself.
Tune in and subscribe!
Did you know that there's scientific merit to having 'a song'?
"For people who share a significant song with someone, the effects can be powerful and persistent, retaining meaning well into older age."
(Via The Conversation) http://macq.it/2mjjBzb
Turns out sharks are even savvier than we thought, with new research demonstrating that they form strong social networks that are relatively unaffected when several members leave the group, and can learn how to avoid capture.
“I didn't achieve the required ATAR for admission into a law degree at Macquarie, but knowing that the university had a pathway that allowed you to work towards gaining admission into a law degree was why I chose Macquarie Uni over other universities.
“I love the opportunities that are made available to you here, as well as the diversity of where your degree can take you. In order to fulfil the Professional and Community Engagement (PACE) requirements of my degree I had the opportunity to go to Malaysian Borneo to work alongside Partners of Community Organisations Sabah Trust (PACOS Trust) to conduct a social research project on the implementation of the Kaiduan Dam. Not only was it the most rewarding experience of my life to date, but it gave purpose to my degree. It showed me how my degree can fit into a bigger picture and how I can work towards affecting change in the social sciences.
"Employment post-university can be very daunting. I always had my mind set on becoming admitted as a lawyer and going on to work as a police prosecutor or for the Department of Public Prosecutions or Crown Solicitors Office. What drew me towards these areas, I don't really know. Now, since I’ve gained experience through volunteering and interning, I now see myself working in the community legal sector as an advocate for people who are disadvantaged and at risk.”
- Maddison, B Social Science / B Laws
Find out more about our pre-law pathway: http://macq.it/2mpSlKD
Final day of the FIRST Robotics South Pacific Regionals at Olympic Park! #omgrobots
Flashing back to a snap of our former University Library. Who knows what this building is home to now?
(📷: Macquarie University Archives)
Did you know that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people still die 10-17 years younger than other Australians?
Closing this health gap cannot be done overnight and a long-term commitment is needed with permanent adequate funding, and investment in real partnerships across all areas of life. While the majority of the outcomes of the Close The Gap campaign remain stagnate or have worsened, the latest Closing The Gap report has revealed that there is no employment gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians with a university degree.
We focus on the transformative power of Education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and our Walanga Muru office has welcomed some 95 new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to Macquarie, making 339 in total.
Visit Walanga Muru - Macquarie University's new Facebook page to find out more and support our commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education.