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Seeking motivated individuals to teach TAG workshops at MISC 2017!

Meld Magazine

Fri Feb 24 2017


The Melbourne International Student Conference will return for a fourth year on Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6. This year’s theme for the conference, ‘Next Gen Now’, will explore the motivations of this generation, what millennials consider successful careers, and how we can begin to develop them now.

To achieve this, we are looking for passionate people with positive attitudes to make this conference our greatest one yet!

More specifically, we are looking for volunteers who would like to teach our student delegates at a Teach Anything Good (TAG) workshop. The idea of TAG is based on the principle that everyone has something unique to offer; experiences that give rise to knowledge and ideas that are worth sharing.

TAG teachers can include specialists, hobbyists and students across different organisations, disciplines and education institutions. Each workshop runs for 30 minutes, and topics are as many as they are varied. Previous TAG sessions hosted at the conference have included topics such as:

  • ‘How to speak to anyone’
  • ‘Ethical leadership’
  • ‘Financial literacy’
  • ‘How to make a killer green smoothie’

But, do not let this limit your imagination! We welcome ideas on ANY topic! TAG sessions will be held on Saturday, May 6, so it is essential that you are available on this day.

While there are no strict application requirements, qualities we are looking for in ideal candidates include:

  • Being organised
  • Possessing previous public speaking experience (this does not have to be from large events!)
  • Passionate about their topic of choice
  • Motivated to add value to the experience of student delegates
  • Able to hold an interactive session

Please note that you do not have to be international or currently a student to apply, although we highly encourage students to do so.

Does this sound like something for you? Send an expression of interest to Meld Community project coordinator Anne Louise on byMarch 17. Include a little bit about yourself, why you would like to teach, and a pitch of no more than 50 words about your TAG idea.