Semester 1, 2015

A Word From The President, Xiyi WangChapter President, Xiyi Wang

Welcome to the start of a new semester, Golden Key members. For many of us, I trust it’s been a challenging semester but a fulfilling one too! So far, we have run a series of successful professional development workshops, social networking events, and also established partnerships with external organisations to provide education-based volunteering opportunities to members. For me personally, it has been an immensely rewarding experience serving as Chapter President so far. I consider it an absolute privilege to help and connect with so many aspiring Golden Key members over the past few months at recent events. As a committee, we’ve also been reflecting on how we’re going, and making changes to what we do and how we do things. Read on for a line-up of our upcoming events this semester helping you to Unlock Your Potential. Get excited and get involved!
Best wishes to you all,
Xiyi Wang, President, Golden Key RMIT University Chapter


Professional Development Workshop Series

Golden Key RMIT held two hugely successful professional development events during Semester 1, 2015.

Stand Out in Job Interviews


The first Golden Key RMIT professional development workshop of 2015, ‘Stand Out in Job Interviews’ was held on 15th April. Guest speaker Anna McLeod of Navitas gave an engaging and relevant presentation on how we can all increase our chances of being the one selected for that dream job, or simply get our foot in the door in our chosen industry. Key topics covered included presentation, self-confidence, knowledge of the role you have applied for, organisational tips, questioning and answering techniques, and how to tackle different types of interviews.

Read our blog post here.

Networking for Career Success

Kane and the committee

The second Golden Key RMIT professional development workshop for 2015, ‘Networking for Career Success’ was held on 5th May. The workshop was presented by business turnaround and networking specialist, Kane Hooper. It was a great workshop in which the attendees were instilled with knowledge how to get ahead in the workplace through effective networking. Kane explained his inspiring journey from office cleaner to business owner, entrepreneur, author and business turnaround specialist. Not only did he share his amazing journey, but also the key to networking for success.

Read our blog post here.

Both events were fantastic and we eagerly await the opportunities that will arise from what we learnt.

Victoria Alliance Masquerade Ball

Golden Key RMIT members enjoying the ball.

The Victoria Alliance chapters – ACU, Deakin, Federation University, La Trobe, Monash, RMIT, Swinburne, Victoria University – have a strong relationship in which events are frequently held that include all eight chapters. The most anticipated event each year is the Victoria Alliance Ball.

On Thurday, 21st May, 2015 the Golden Key Victoria Alliance Masquerade Ball was held at Leonda by the Yarra. Starting at 7:00pm and finishing at midnight, the event offered five hours of non-stop fun!

On arrival all guests were given canapés and directed to their tables. From there followed a yummy three course meal, drinks, endless dancing, networking, and opportunities to make new friends.
There were even prizes won by the best dressed, loudest table and best dancer! All in all, it was a truly fantastic evening – as is every time the Victoria Alliance chapters meet up!

Events Held Throughout The Year

Get involved in fun events that frequently occur throughout the year. Make sure you stay updated about these events on our:

Victoria Alliance Monthly Chocolate Networking

Join us for the Victoria Alliance monthly chocolate networking events, held on the last Thursday of every month at San Churros, QV. First 20 members to arrive get free hot chocolate!

Read our blog post here.

Open Days and Information Sessions

Open dayGolden Key RMIT always has a strong presence at all RMIT open days. Feel free to drop by our stall to participate in games, get updates about events and even just learn more about Golden Key RMIT.

Committee Meetings

Golden Key RMIT regularly holds committee meetings. If you are not a committee member, but are interested in seeing how a committee functions, feel free to email the Chapter President for information on the next meeting.

Games Night And Trivia

games night Games nights and trivia are just a few of the fun social and networking events that Golden Key RMIT offer for all members and non-members.

Volunteer Information Sessions

Service is a key pillar in the Golden Key trinity – leadership, academics, service. Golden Key RMIT strives to maintain this pillar by connecting members with education-based volunteering opportunities that both members and non-members can be a part of! This year we have partnered with the Smith Family Learning Clubs, the Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY), as well as Hotham Mission to provide information and training sessions for homework club volunteers.

Committee Social Events

wpid-wp-1436270964152.jpg The Golden Key RMIT committee participates in fun team building events. This year’s activities have so far included trivia, games nights, bowling and participating in the Trap Escape Room. Join the committee to be a part of these fun activities!

Read our blog post here.

Upcoming Events

Entering Professional Life

Wednesday, 15th July 2015
9:00am – 4:00pm

Organized by the RMIT Career Health Check Team, ‘Entering Professional Life’ is a program facilitated by graduate recruitment professionals who will give you insight into the corporate workplace and equip you with the skills to successfully transition from study to professional work life in the Australian context.

Click here to apply online.

Applications close on Wednesday 8th July 2015.

Career Workshop from Navitas Professional

Thursday, 23rd July 2015
Training Room 1, Level 3, 206 Bourke Street

Golden Key member and RMIT Golden Key partner, Anna McLeod from Navitas, will show you how to access the hidden job market and provide insights into how internships can help kick start your career.

Click here to register for free.

Leadership Workshop – Presented by Janine Allis, Founder of Boost Juice and new Honorary Member of ACU

Monday, 27th July 2015
6:00pm – 8:00pm
ACU City Campus, Phillipa Brazil Lecture Theatre (DM-PBTheatre)

Come along to hear Janine share her experiences as an entrepreneur and a thought leader, while connecting with Golden Key Members from around Australia.

Click here to register for free.


Golden Key RMIT Alumni Q&A Panel Event: Talking Success and Failure(s)

Friday, 31st July 2015
6:00pm – 8:00pm
RMIT City Campus, Room TBA

A panel discussion on the successes and failures of job hunting and career progression in a globalized world. We bring together Golden Key RMIT alumni members from a range of industries such as Accounting and Engineering, to share their stories on the development of their successful careers in an informal discussion with the audience. Open to Golden Key members and friends.

Click here to RSVP on Facebook.

….and guess what? We have more coming up this year!

RMIT University Open Day

Sunday 9th August, 2015
10:00am – 4:00pm
RMIT City Campus

City Campus Information Session

Tuesday, 25th August, 2015
6:00pm – 7:00pm`
RMIT City Campus, Building 56 Level 5 Room 97

Bundoora Campus Information Session

Wednesday, 26th August, 2015
12:30pm – 1:30pm
RMIT Bundoora West Campus, Building 205 Level 3 Room 11

City Campus Information Session

Wednesday, 2nd September, 2015
RMIT City Campus, Building 80 Level 4 Room 6

New Members Reception
Volunteer for this event.

Wednesday, 7th October 2015
9:00am – 4:00pm
RMIT City Campus, Storey Hall Auditorium

Trivia Night

Thursday, 15th October 2015
6:00pm – 9:00pm
RMIT City Campus, Storey Hall Auditorium Building 16 Level 7 Room 1 & 2

Annual General Meeting

Tuesday, 20th October 2015
12:00pm – 2:00pm
RMIT City Campus, Building 80 Level 7 Room 6
Come and meet the RMIT Golden Key team, be a part of the 2016 committee, have fun and network with others!

Join the Committee!

We’d love to hear from you, lovely members!
But more than anything, we’d love for you to be a part of what we do.
How can we help you unlock your potential? Let us know, or be a part of making it happen.
Contact for more information on how you can get involved.


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Editor: Tina Maugeri (general committee member)
Contributors: Xiyi Wang (president), Felycia Viffany (vice-president), Edeline Amelia (webmaster), Bronte Carter (general committee member)