Beyond University – strategies to engage your students in real world experiences

Rachel Howard1, Tempe Archer1

1Student Experience and Career Development, ANU

Abstract for ISANA Conference- Non-Refereed Workshop

The Student Experience and Career Development Team work closely with students and student societies to build links between students and the wider community. At this workshop we will demonstrate how we help students build links between them and the wider community through developing their networking skills. You will have the opportunity to engage in activities we run with students which enable them to reflect on and then articulate the skills they gain from the volunteering opportunities they have participated in as part of the ANU+ program.


Tempe Archer works is the Acting Manager of the Student Experience and Career Development Team and works as a Careers Consultant at ANU. She is currently completing a Masters Philosophy focused on social policy issues.
Working in Strategic HR in the Australian Public Service and Local Government in addition to working as a Human Capital Consultant with Deloitte.
Tempe is passionate about helping to foster the capabilities of students regarding their career development and employability throughout university and following graduation. Tempe has been enthusiastically involved in programs for disadvantaged students ensuring equal access to students from all backgrounds and in developing and delivering tailored initiatives for colleges and residences.

Rachel Howard is the new Industry and Employer Relationships Consultant with Student Experience and Career Development at ANU. She recently lead the successful launch of a ANU+, a new program to increase graduate employability and develop students’ skills through volunteering. Rachel previously worked with ASPIRE@UNSW, a program to raise awareness and aspiration for students from disadvantaged backgrounds to higher education and in student experience and engagement at the University of Wollongong. She has also been a performer and facilitator of education programs, and a laughter yoga practitioner with Camp Quality.


The Australian and New Zealand Student Services Association Inc. (ANZSSA) is a professional association for people with an interest in the role of support services in post secondary education.

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ISANA International Education Association is the representative body for professionals in Australia and New Zealand who work in international student services, advocacy, teaching and policy development in international education.

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