For RMIT students studying a bachelor degree, worth $2000+.
myCareerKit is a multi-faceted careers program brought to you by RMIT’s Career Success team, designed to assist the career development of RMIT’s Equity and Welcome Scholarship recipients, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander students, SNAP students and rural, regional and remote students as they prepare for either WIL, part-time or graduate employment.
Whether you’ve already decided on your career path or are still exploring your options, with so much flexibility and different options available within this program, there is something to suit all stages of that career journey. Read on to understand what’s on offer, including the cash grant available to all participants.
The program includes:
A $400 financial grant towards either a professional development activity or the costs of preparing for interview or commencing a part-time, casual or full-time job.
In addition to the financial grant, myCareerKit includes access to:
- An action packed two-day intensive career development workshop valued in excess of $2,000.
- Individualised career consultation/s with a qualified Career Consultant.
- Access to the Strengths Profile© to understand your own strengths and how to maximise these.
- A holistic career assessment plus 1:1 feedback using the globally recognised Morrisby Online© or DiSC© Profile online tool, as appropriate.
- Financial support to participate in WIL placement (subject to eligibility).
- Developing your personalized short-term Career Plan.
- Building career confidence and professional identity with bespoke workshops.
- Support in resume and LinkedIn development, job applications and interview techniques.
- Regular drop-in careers Q&A sessions to network with the Career Success team and student peers.
- Access to peer support and wider networks.
- Priority access to a range of ad hoc events throughout the semester.
By participating in myCareerKit, you will:
- feel more confident and have a better understanding of the career management skills that you need to succeed,
- obtain relevant information and strategies to assist with your career decisions & goals,
- be able to identify & communicate your strengths and capabilities to potential employers,
- AND receive some cash to help you on your way to career success.
myCareerKit is valued in excess of $2,000, depending on options chosen.
The program will run throughout semester 2, 2021.
To be eligible for this scholarship you must:
- be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, Australian permanent resident or Australian permanent humanitarian visa holder AND,
- be currently enrolled at RMIT in an undergraduate bachelor’s degree AND,
- be committed to developing your employability and work readiness AND,
- have not previously participated in the myCareerKit program AND,
- fall into one (or more) of the following categories:
- a current recipient of an RMIT Equity Scholarship, OR
- an RMIT Welcome Scholarship recipient, OR
- an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student, OR
- from a rural, regional or remote area, OR
- have attended a SNAP secondary school
In order to be considered for participation in myCareerKit you must submit an online application by 11.59pm Sunday 15 August 2021. The online application form will be made available here when applications open on Tuesday, 3 August. Partial applications will not be assessed.
The application will take approximately 10 minutes to complete, and the main application questions are listed below to help you prepare your answers:
- Please introduce yourself. Help us understand where you are on your own career journey.
- Please describe how participation in myCareerKit will help you achieve your career goals.
By participating in this program, you agree to:
- Attend the two-day intensive workshop – Monday 30th August & Tuesday 31st August OR Thursday 2nd September & Friday 3rd September.
- Attend a career consultation with a qualified Careers Consultant
- Only use the financial grant for costs related to your professional development or in preparation for your career/job
- Submit a brief reflection at the conclusion of the program, including a summary of how the financial grant will be spent and how this has been of benefit to you.
Notice to applicants
The scholarship application process is highly competitive with a limited number of scholarships available. Unfortunately, not all eligible applicants will receive one.
Only successful candidates will be notified via email to their RMIT student account.