Leaders are critical to the PAL program. They provide structure and consistency to PAL and serve as role models to the entire program. They are valued for their original thought, their contribution to the structure of the program, and their role as ambassadors for the program in the greater community.
Leaders help drive the program and run the four portfolios within the program.
- Academic – run study & exam skills sessions and other academic initiatives
- Social – organise social events.
- Development – organise regular sports and community based events
- Marketing – marketing of the Program
- Social – organise and run social events.
- Supplementary Programs – help organise events for First in the Family and International Buddy Programs.
Leaders also mentor Ambassadors as well as new incoming students, and represent the Arts Faculty at official events such as Orientation week and and Open Day.
Upon successful completion of the Leader Program you will be recognised by receiving a certificate and reference from the Program Coordinators as well as having your participation recorded on you Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement.
What we require of you?
- Attend and help run a residential camp on Friday February 15 to Sunday February 17, 2019
- Attend 3 Leader/Ambassador workshop and invited-speaker events run per semester
- Take responsibility for mentoring both new students and Ambassadors throughout the year
- Be available to assist with Orientation weeks in February and July
- Be available to assist with Open Day on Sunday, August 4
- Assist with recruitment of Peers and Ambassadors for following year
How to apply
- Applications the 2019 Program now open
- Complete the application form
- Participation in the 2017/8 Ambassador program is a prerequisite
For more information
For any inquiries, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Emily – Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Student & Leader 2016
Over the past four years, PAL has enabled me to; help others, build a network, and develop my personal skills and attributes. As a Peer, Ambassador, and current Leader of the Program, I have found over the years that the people I met through PAL have become like a family to me. The personal development training in areas such as leadership, communications, conflict management and mental health have better prepared me for the workplace. However, it was having the ability to help others – whether it be a Peer, Ambassador or fellow Leader, is what willingly kept me involved in the PAL Program throughout my whole degree.
Edwina Arms – Leader & Co-Facilitator 2016
I joined PAL as an Ambassador in 2014 to share my experiences and to give new students a helping hand to transition smoothly into university life. Attending Orientation Camp was a great experience – I got to know everybody in the program really quickly and we were thoroughly trained in mentoring, communication, cultural competency and teamwork. In 2015, I’ve been in the role of Leader in the Development Portfolio, organising guest speakers to present monthly on topics like leadership, mentoring and career planning, as well as general running of the program with the other Leaders and Co-Facilitators. I really appreciate that PAL is student-led and by far the most valuable part of the program for me has been the great friends I’ve made!
University is such an exciting, vibrant place not just to soak up knowledge and gain skills, but to meet people that will become lifelong friends, experience new things, to travel and to grow into the person you want to be! I’d hate for the difficulties ofadjusting to get in the way of a new student discovering what a wonderful place Monash really is. Taking on a leadership role in a program like this is what can set you apart from your peers and I would encourage all Arts students to get involved!”
Lauren Dreyar – Bachelor of Arts and Leader 2015
During my two years in the PAL program, both as an ambassador and a leader, has been a challenging but rewarding experience. This year as a leader has enabled my individual leadership, organisational and social skills to develop. Yet being a member of the leadership team has been the most rewarding aspect through being able to work alongside other leaders in creating an even better PAL program this year. As a mentor for two years, I have been able to meet a lot of first year students that are facing a variety of challenges at university. Being able to mentor a first year student throughout his or her first year has been incredible in order to see how first year students are able to handle problems and adjust to university life with a bit of guidance when needed.
Exam Preparation Sessions – Oct 8 (Clayton) and Oct 11 (Caulfield)
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2019 Ambassador Program – Apply Now!
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First in Family & International Students Pizza Lunch – September 13
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Assignment Review – August 27 (Clayton) and August 30 (Caulfield)
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Coffee and Cake Session – First in the Family & International Students – August 23
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Assignment Aid Sessions – August 6 (Clayton) and August 9 (Caulfield)
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Donate for Donuts (Krispy Kreme) at Caulfield – August 2
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Trivia Night – August 1
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Coffee and Cake Session – First in the Family & International Students – July 31
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Breakfast with your PALs – July 31
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Pizza Night at Joe’s Pizzeria – July 26
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