La Trobe recognises student’s enrichment

The Student Enrichment Programs at La Trobe University offer students the opportunity to develop skills for their futures while actively engaging in their campus and local communities. On Wednesday 19 October, the Albury-Wodonga campus will recognise students that have contributed to the programs during the Celebrate Student Success evening.

studentsThe Student Enrichment Programs, held throughout the year, include the Infinity Leadership Program, the Speed Career Mentoring Event and the La Trobe Award.

This year thirty-one students were involved in the leadership, mentoring and volunteering programs and will be receiving certificates for their valuable work. Students Kane Gough, Rebecca Higginson and Jodie Egginton, all were involved in different programs, will be speaking at the event.

Dr Susan Lawler, Head of La Trobe’s Department of Environmental Management & Ecology, will deliver the opening address to recognise the time and energy students spend on furthering their individual development.

‘We are celebrating the success of students involved in the Student Enrichment Programs.  All of these involve activities that La Trobe students volunteer to do on top of the normal coursework, with the goal of gaining additional skills,’ says Dr Lawler. 

‘In every case, the students I know involved in these programs have surprised themselves by what they have been able to accomplish, and in most cases their contribution to the local community was both valuable and significant.’ 

Through the Infinity Leadership Program, students and recent graduates aspiring to leadership roles are able to engage with La Trobe alumni, industry and community professionals and University staff to further their skills.

Students involved in the La Trobe Award Program are distinguished with a gold, silver or bronze award based on their commitments as volunteers in the local community or University community. The award is recognised on their official transcript.

The Speed Career Mentoring Program was run differently at the Albury-Wodonga campus, and this year was a one off event, rather than running throughout the academic year. The Career Mentoring Event involved a Career workshop focusing on ‘identifying & promoting your key skills’, a panel session where students listened to industry leaders talk about their career experiences and concluded with a speed mentoring activity where by Industry leaders and staff acted as ‘mentors’ to students.

These programs have significantly helped in building confidence and providing skills for La Trobe’s current and former students.

‘While the reward for these students will be the success it brings them in their own lives, the reward for the University is the joy of helping our students learn the value of sharpening their skills,’ Says Dr Lawler.

Media Opportunity


What: Celebrating Student Success

Venue: 6101 lecture theatre and foyer, University Drive, Wodonga.

When
: Wednesday 19 October 2011, 5.00pm – 7.00pm

Dress: Business attire

More information: Millie Moran T:
02 6024 9621 M: 0435 963 076 E: m.moran@latrobe.edu.au

For more information or to arrange an interview please contact:

Meghan Lodwick

La Trobe University Communications Officer
T:  03 9479 5353 M:  0418 495 941 E: M.Lodwick@latrobe.edu.au

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