Vice-Chancellor’s Professional Excellence Program
The Vice-Chancellor’s Professional Excellence Program, or VCPEP, is a personal and professional development program designed exclusively for Deakin students studying on a Vice-Chancellor’s Academic Excellence Scholarship or a Deakin Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship.
Scholars complete the VCPEP alongside their course, and are empowered to achieve beyond their expectations, be ready for the careers of the future, and make significant contributions to our community.
In the program scholars explore their personal aspirations and career opportunities through workshops and development meetings, and also meet regularly with an Academic Mentor. Their networks and experiences are built through tailored annual Personal and Professional Challenges, and each November employers and university leaders join us to recognise scholars’ achievements at the VCPEP Annual Dinner.
By graduation, scholars are equipped to apply their skills and experiences in bold and exciting careers.
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 for my future career.”“
“My VCPEP network helped me step out of my comfort zone by encouraging me to attend more networking events and become more involved in extra-curricular activities.”
“Through the Professional Challenge I’ve acquired valuable insights about real-life professional work. The VCPEP sets us up for success after graduation as we are required to manage our schedule and balance academic grades, extracurricular activities, university events and program requirements.“