Wanted: Open Day Guides!

Me and my lovely friend Emily, volunteering at Open Day

UMSU is calling out for volunteers to help out for Open Day!

I’ve volunteered last year and had a ball! We even received a free Melbourne Uni top, a lunch voucher, and a little certificate of appreciation. (I don’t know what goodies we’ll get this time round since transition and orientation no longer runs it. Sad face! But I’m sure it will be just as awesome)

Basically you’ll be handing out showbags and balloons, giving directions, and smiling till your face hurts. Overall, you’re there to represent the university and positively promote MU to everyone!

I highly recommend that you get involved! It’s a fun event and it’s always great to give back to the community!

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Applications close this wednesday (29 May 2013) and you can sign up here:


What’s the interview like?

I’ve had some people ask me what the interviews for the Open day guides are like. And it will most probably be different this year since they’ve change the people who are running it…but this is what my interview process was like last year!

It was a really chilled group interview. They broke us up into groups, and then we had introduce ourselves to everyone in the group.

Then we chose a topic about anything uni-related (something that promotes the uni), and present it to the group for 1 minute. And there was a map exercise, where they were testing us on where the building were using the map.

Anyways, GO AND APPLY!

I know I’ll definitely re-apply, and try to brainwash all the kids to study science during Open Day :P

Daph :)

4 thoughts on “Wanted: Open Day Guides!

    1. Hey there!

      Funnily enough I thought the same thing! It’s strange how they are only opening applications for first years.

      Have you tried applying for it anyways on the website? Because I just applied for it even though I’m in second year and it went through.

      I think the best thing is for you to email djenkins@union.unimelb.edu.au. That’s the email address listed on the website if you have any questions.

      Hope this helps!

    2. I’m having the opposite problem; I’m a first year and I’ve filled in all my details (the barcode it asks for is the one on my library/student card, right?) but I can’t click Submit; where it says Interview, it also says:

      “Interview Required
      This event is currently only open to returning hosts who have previously attended an interview.”

      So I’m a bit confused since applications are due tomorrow.

      1. Oh dear! :(

        And you’re definitely clicking on the ‘Open Day’ links when you’re on the Union’s website? They’re got other applications open as well, hopefully you’re not accidentally clicking on the mid-orientation or others.

        Sorry, I’m not familiar with the Union’s application process so I think it’s best if you email djenkins@union.unimelb.edu.au for help!


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