Director - Student Support Services
Careers Centre Manager
- Angela Harrow: Career Development Officer (International)
- Sarah Jones: Industry Development Manager
- Pippin Wanless: Industry Development Officer
- Malcolm Ross: Industry Development
- Sinead Hartnett: Communications Manager
- Scott Spence: Communications Officer
Careers Centre Manager
Ms Nitsa Athanassopoulos is the Manager of the Careers Centre. She has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree, is a registered psychologist, a professional member of the Career Development Association of Australia and a member of the National Association of Graduate Career Advisory Services. She has over 20 years experience working as a careers counsellor in a university setting and liaising with graduate employers. Nitsa has previously worked in a wide range of fields including staff training, recruitment, and health education.
Careers Development Team
Julie Doherty has a Master of Education degree (specialising in Career Education). She holds a Graduate Diploma in Careers Guidance, Graduate Diploma in Education and a Bachelor of Arts. Her background includes recruitment and teaching roles and over 15 years of Career Counselling in the university sector, both in the UK and Australia. She is a member of the National Association of Career Advisory Services and has a special interest in the Postgraduate Career Advisors Network.
Julie conducts workshops, individual career sessions and events for Higher Degree Research students and her area of interest involves working with post graduate students to explore options in industry, the public sector and academia.
Angela has extensive experience within the international education sector and has spent the last 6 years working in a variety of international student focused roles. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Sydney and is currently completing a Graduate Diploma in Psychology. She has travelled widely and has a strong interest in student mobility, global employment, and the benefits of cultural exchange. Angela designs and delivers workshops and employability programs tailored to the particular needs of international students, and provides individual career consultations for both international and local students.
David is a human resources professional who joins the Careers Centre with previous experience in private and public sector recruitment, generalist human resources and career counselling. David has worked in a diverse range of organisations and industries from a start-up to global organisations. David holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, a Graduate Diploma in Human Resources and is a professional member of the National Association of Graduate Career Advisory Services. David conducts individual career sessions and works across a number of faculties delivering various workshops. His interests include resume feedback, interview skills as well as social media recruitment.
Industry Development Team
Sarah Jones (Industry Development Manager)
Dr. Sarah Jones is responsible for the strategic and operational management of the University of Sydney's Career Centre Industry Development Team to facilitate employment opportunities, broaden and strengthen links between global recruiters and the University, and help develop engaged and global graduates.
She is responsible for co-ordinating and marketing all employer events on campus including careers fairs, employer presentations and other recruitment and profile-raising activities. She is first point of contact for recruiters looking to connect with students and is committed to assisting recruiters develop strategies to effectively promote their opportunities to University of Sydney students and graduates.
Sarah is especially committed to Widening Participation initiatives, and passionate about broadening the education, research, and employment opportunities for students from diverse social and cultural backgrounds.
Sarah holds a Ph.D and Bachelor of Arts (First-Class Honours) from the University of Sydney, is a member of the National Association of Graduate Career Advisory Services, the Australian Association Graduate Employers (AAGE), and the Australian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN) . She has almost ten years experience in tertiary education as a researcher and casual academic, and ten years management experience in the private sector.
First point of contact for employers seeking to advertise employment opportunities. Malcolm Ross (BA, Grad. Dip Museum Studies) has 15 years experience in helping 1000s of employers, and 1000s of students find 1000s of jobs while they study. He looked after the former Casual Employment Service database and now the Careers Centre’s. Malcolm loves to hear from students and employers about their experiences.