Common Purpose
Global Leader Experiences

This programme is open to students studying at RMIT University. It will run from 17 – 20 April 2017.

Join a Global Leader Experience

Join a Global Leader Experience (GLE) for university students studying at RMIT University and develop your leadership skills to help influence the future of the world, as well as establish a genuinely global network.


Along with your fellow participants, you will play a part in tackling the biggest issues facing business, governments and society today. A GLE gives you real and practical experiences, broadens your horizons and challenges you to adapt and thrive in diverse situations. It equips you with the tools you need to lead change, now and in the future.

This programme will be hosted by and is made possible through the kind support of our University Partner, RMIT University.

Who you could meet

Some of the organizations you could hear from and visit include:

  • EY
  • Westpac
  • Reach Foundation
  • Melbourne & Olympic Parks
  • Inclusion Melbourne
  • Uber
  • BP
Ferdinand Wu, Student, National University of Singapore and Participant, Global Leader Experience Singapore

"The programme enabled me to learn beyond the classroom. It helped me apply my academic discipline to the interactions and project work. It widened my perspective on tackling societal problems in different parts of the world." 

Participants on the programme share what they have learnt

How to apply

When and where?

17 – 20 April 2017, RMIT University, Melbourne

Each day will run from 8.30am - 5.30pm. Participants are expected to attend all sessions over the four days.

How much? FREE

To apply for the programme complete an online application form.

For further information contact

Application deadline:

9:00am, 27 March 2017


Alice Lang , Student and Rhodes Scholar, University of Oxford, career at Boston Consulting Group Sydney, Participant, Global Leader Experience Oxford

"It forced me to truly understand where people are coming from, what their worldview is and how to effectively work with such a diverse group. This has hugely benefitted my work at Boston Consulting Group and future career plans in China."

RMIT University is a global university of technology, design and enterprise.

One of Australia’s original tertiary institutions, RMIT University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education, applied research, and engagement with the needs of industry and the community.

RMIT University is a world leader in Art and Design; Architecture and the Built Environment; Engineering; Accounting and Finance; and Business and Management Studies.

Professor Andrew MacIntyre , Deputy Vice-Chancellor Global Development & Vice President, RMIT University

RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work.  As a global university, we partner with leading organisations around the world to achieve this goal and create a variety of study and internship opportunities.  Common Purpose brings to us a deep and established understanding of the links between leadership and cultural intelligence in the context of building the skills, experiences and networks that will benefit RMIT graduates .  Through engagement with the Common Purpose programs, networks and partners, the staff and students of RMIT will have greater access to life-changing experiences and opportunities to learn more about working across boundaries and becoming global leaders.