Vice-Chancellor’s Professional Excellence Program
The Vice-Chancellor’s Professional Excellence Program (VCPEP) is a unique personal & professional development program designed especially for students who join Deakin on a prestigious Vice-Chancellor’s Academic or International Excellence Scholarship.
Throughout the VCPEP, scholars receive individual, personalised support to assist them in achieving their personal and professional goals during their course. This includes a variety of group events and workshops, individual academic mentoring, one-on-one career development meetings, annual personal and professional challenges and a formal celebration dinner hosted by the Vice-Chancellor each year. Scholars are challenged to step out of their comfort zone and supported to develop the skills employers are looking for in graduates today.
The VCPEP aims to develop high potential students to achieve beyond their expectations – to make a significant contribution to their community and empower them for the jobs and careers of the future.
Events & Workshops
“I love the opportunities the VCPEP gives me including networking, goal-setting and connecting with my Academic Mentor and like-minded, high achieving students. It has pushed and challenged me to develop many skills that will be useful when finding graduate employment.”
“I would definitely encourage anyone to apply for scholarships. I can’t imagine going through university not being part of the VCPEP. It has pushed me out of my comfort zone and is a great opportunity to develop personally and professionally.”
“Through the Professional Challenge, I’ve acquired valuable insights about real life professional work. The VCPEP provides scholars with an upper hand upon graduation as we are required to manage our schedule well, balancing academic grades, extracurricular activities, university events and VCPEP requirements.”