Jumpstart your Science Career!


It’s never too early to be thinking about the next step in your career, so prepare yourself by doing your research, asking questions and attending some of the careers events on offer!

Come and meet employers and industry experts from a variety of backgrounds and industries to get the answers to your career related questions. You are also invited to network and mingle with presenters over complimentary drinks and canapés at the conclusion of the sessions.


Sessions - 6pm to 7.15pm

Careers in Psychology: Careers and the Registration Process

New Law School Lecture Theatre 101

If you are currently studying Psychology and would like to know your career options, come along to this seminar to hear about opportunities for graduates with a major or honours in Psychology. Sadhana Raju from the School of Psychology will provide an overview of the diverse career options in Psychology and the qualifications required to get there.

Special guest presenter Matt Jessimer from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency will explain the requirements to achieve registration as a Psychologist in Australia.

Business Management and Consultancy

New Law Lecture Theatre 104

Looking for something that’s constantly changing and fast paced, whilst challenging you and offering huge rewards? You’ll get to hear from an array of speakers including Alana Digby a graduate who works at Booz & Company with a double degree in Microbiology and Accounting from the University of Sydney.

Since starting at Booz & Company, she has worked in a range of areas like retail banking, insurance and government. Her current project is with an international fast-moving consumer goods company. Come along to this seminar to hear about how a degree in Science can lead to working in Business Management and Consultancy.

Careers in Biomedical Research

New Law Seminar Room 022

Make your dream of finding the cure to a disease a reality – with a career in biomedical and clinical research. Untangling the mechanisms of how diseases occur, progress and can be treated is an incredibly rewarding field with the potential to impact millions of lives around the world.

Dr Ashley Waardenberg from the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute will share his experiences working in the field of systems biology, how he got involved in this area and useful tips to get a head start in the biomedical industry.

Dr Hilda Pickett from the Children’s Medical Research Institute will provide an insight into her work on the molecular mechanisms that underlie telomere length control, genomic stability and cellular mortality.


Career workshops

Job Search/Networking in Science
2nd April, 1pm-2pm New Law School Seminar Room 100

Social Check Presents: First Impressions Count - What do you look like online?
27th March, 1pm-2pm, New Law School Seminar Room 105

Interview Skills
3rd April, 1pm-2pm, New Law School Seminar Room 105

Resume & Cover Letter Writing
14th April, 1pm-2pm, New Law School Seminar Room 028

Applications in Science Workshop
Tuesday 15th April, 1pm-2pm

The Careers Centre can help you!

Did you know that Sydney University offers a specialist careers service just for you? The Careers Centre offers a wide range of free services to enrolled students including: Career Fairs on campus, Employer Presentations, an extensive jobs database (casual, vacation, internships, part-time and graduate vacancies), a range of career workshop including Resume Rescue workshops 3 times per week, professional careers advice; help with career direction; and a careers resource centre. The Careers Centre is located on Level 5 of the Jane Foss Russell building on City Road.

The Careers Centre regularly holds seminars specfically for Science students. Check back here for an updated list of careers seminars for Science students.

Studying overseas makes your CV stand out

Employers take notice when you've studied abroad. They value the initiative, global perspective and independence displayed by candidates who have gone on exchange.

The International Student Office runs regular information sessions for students considering a year overseas on exchange at one of the University’s exchange partners.

All students should check with the Faculty of Science to ensure there are no restrictions on their program of study before applying for the exchange. The following eligibility criteria normally apply for the University-wide student exchange programs:

  • Undergraduate students must have completed 48 credit points at Sydney University at the time of application (you can apply in the second semester of first year to depart in the second semester of second year).
  • You must have achieved at least a credit average (65% or higher) over your academic record at Sydney University and should have passed all subjects.
  • You must be enrolled as a full-time student at Sydney University while away on exchange, taking classes that will count as credit towards your normal Sydney enrolment i.e. you cannot study classes overseas for recreation or personal interest.
  • You must have sufficient funding for the exchange period.

Find out more about Exchange and the information sessions.