|2018 - 2019 Program Key Dates
|Applications are now closed
25-29 September and 6-10 November 2017
(full day, compulsory)
|GBSSLP Seminar Series
(five seminars—all must be completed over two years)
|Catch Up Meetings
(four per year)
Trimester 1, commencing late February
|Leadership Development Camp
(two days, compulsory)
Get more out of your university experience
Griffith Business School’s Student Leadership Program (GBSSLP) offers:
- exclusive leadership development activities including a fun and challenging two-day Leadership Development Camp
- peer mentoring and volunteering experience
- participation in School and University recruitment and promotion
- invitations to high-profile University events
- formal recognition of your contributions
Throughout this two-year program, you’ll contribute time towards University and community engagement—for example, promoting the University at Open Day, welcoming new students at Orientation, and volunteering for local charities—to ‘give back’ for the incredible (free) opportunities provided by the School.
What's involved: Year 1
In the first year of the program, you’ll participate in an induction day, a two-day leadership camp, and a series of seminars focusing on personal development (building your communication, inter-cultural and networking skills) to prepare you for future events. You’ll also begin completing required community and University service hours, through participation in recruitment and promotional activities for the School.
What’s involved: Year 2
In the second year, you’ll take on more leadership duties such as mentoring new Student Leaders, expanding community engagement, and participating in seminars with an industry / graduate careers focus. You may also have the chance to go on an International Community Exchange. You’ll also finish your required service hours in time to be awarded a certificate at the GBSSLP Awards Evening in October.
Benefits of the Student Leadership Program
In addition to required activities (see 'small print' below), Student Leaders may also be invited to participate in other exclusive events such as:
- GBS School Outreach Programs
- GBS Alumni Network Gala Dinner and Awards Night
- Industry networking events
Attendance at these events is optional, but highly beneficial and strongly encouraged.
The ‘small print’
If selected as a Student Leader, we’ll ask you to fulfil the following obligations during the GBSSLP:
- Attend an Induction Day (full day, February)
- Attend Leadership Development Camp (two days, March)
- Attend catch-up meetings (twice per Trimester)
- Complete 30 hours of University Service (promotional and / or recruitment activities for the School or the University)*
- Complete 30 hours of Community Engagement (any activities external to the University)*
- Attend and actively participate in at least four GBS events / activities per year including (but not limited to) Orientation, Open Day, GriffithBUSINESS School Outreach Program, and Leadership Day—these events count towards University Service hours
- Promote forthcoming GBS events (public speaking / in-lecture promotions)—this promotion counts towards University Service hours
- Engage with the School’s social media channels
Student Leaders who fail to meet these requirements may be removed from the Program after a thorough review by the Student Engagement Team.
* Service hours must be recorded and signed off by a Griffith staff member, or community representative.
Who can apply?
This exclusive opportunity is only available to 50 students each year. To be eligible for our next GBSSLP, you must:
- Be enrolled in a Bachelors degree offered by (or partially offered by) Griffith Business School.*
- Have successfully completed at least four GBS courses (40CP) at the end of the trimester in which you are applying.
- Intend to continue studying a GBS degree for at least another 24 months from the time of application.
- Have and maintain a minimum Grade Point Average of 4.25.
- Demonstrate excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
- Possess excellent time management and organisational skills.
- Be prepared to volunteer time towards the Program’s required activities (includes 30 hours towards University Service plus 30 hours towards Community Engagement).
- Apply by the deadline advertised.
*Includes double degrees.
How to apply
Applications are now closed.