Looking for a way to set yourself apart from thousands of people chasing the same graduate job or scholarship?
La Trobe’s very own Student Excellence Academy has opened its applications for Semester 1, 2021 intake and it may be just advantage you need.
What is the Student Excellence Academy?
The La Trobe Student Excellence Academy is a free program designed to offer a range of incentives and opportunities to students who display characteristics of excellence – this could be via your work within the community, or if you have been involved in innovative or cultural projects.
Members of the Academy are provided with professional and personal opportunities to soar beyond the scope of their degrees, as well as being able to connect with like-minded students who possess a growth mindset, and constantly strive to reach new highs.
Together, you’ll be challenged, inspired and supported as you build on your strengths and develop your leadership skills.
‘The Academy provides support and enrichment opportunities to students through the following streams/communities once admitted:
You can apply by demonstrating your involvement in one of the following areas: Community, Culture or Entrepreneurship. Application criteria and required documents vary slightly for each of these three areas.
Applications are now open, closing Friday 26 March.
Top 5 reasons you should join the Excellence Academy
It’s no secret that, along with the prestige, there are a lot of perks to being a member of the La Trobe Student Excellence Academy. Here, we list out five benefits valued by current students of the Academy.
1. Develop your leadership skills and gain confidence
Gain opportunities to explore your passions and extend yourself into new areas. Learning from mentors, gaining insights from industry leaders and bouncing off other Academy members during events – students consistently praise the program for boosting their confidence and leadership skills.
2. Connect with other high achieving La Trobe students
Make connections with other up-and-coming leaders that’ll last a lifetime. You’ll meet a diverse cohort of peers from across our campuses who are as passionate and dedicated as you. Together, you’ll be challenged, inspired and supported as you build on your strengths and develop your leadership skills.
3. Get VIP access to industry mentoring and tailored career support
4. Gain insights from community and industry leaders
Priority access to a range of events and opportunities will allow you to further enrich your University experience. Whether you’re chatting with the Vice-Chancellor over lunch, listening to robust debate at a Bold Thinking event or listening to industry leaders share their insights with you at seminars, there are plenty of opportunities to expand your horizons.
5. Acknowledgment on your academic transcript
Set yourself apart at graduation with formal acknowledgement as an Excellence Academy member on your official academic transcript. It’ll be a great talking point during interviews and is the ideal way to officially acknowledge your efforts.
How to apply
Applications for Semester 1, 2021 intake are open now and close on Friday 26 March.
View all the application criteria and apply here.