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!
Join us on Thursday 2 May, 5:45-8pm in the New Law School Building for a conference style careers information evening for science students from all disciplines and degree stages.
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.
Date: Thursday 2 May 2013
Time: 5:45pm - 8:00pm
Venue: New Law School Building
|6:00pm - 7:15pm||
Pathways in Psychology: Careers and the Registration Process
|7:15pm - 8:15pm||Drinks and networking
New Law School Foyer (outside lecture theatre 101)
This is your opportunity to network with the presenters over drinks and canapes.
Venue: 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 Belinda Gottschalk from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency will explain the requirements to achieve registration as a Psychologist in Australia.
Venue: New Law School Lecture Theatre 026
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 possible treatments, is an incredibly rewarding field with the potential to impact millions of lives around the world.
Sydney PhD graduate, Dr Lawrence Lee from the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, will share his experiences working in the areas of structural and computational biology and the positive impacts his research could have on the community.
Dr Julie Ince-Demetriou from Cancer Institute NSW has extensive experience in clinical trials and will provide an insight into her work, the biomedical industry and useful tips on how to find graduate positions in this exciting and dynamic industry.
Venue: New Law School Annexe Seminar Room 442
A career in research is an incredible opportunity for you to extend your knowledge, build practical skills and pursue your passion in a specialist subject. The sector is rapidly changing, and postgraduate research graduates are highly valued by a range of employers for their analytical talents, time management, problem solving skills and independence.
At this session you will hear from Dr Thomas Newsome, an Honorary Research Fellow of the Desert Ecology Research Group at the University of Sydney and Senior Ecologist at the Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation. Dr Newsome’s career has involved both the private and public sectors, taken him across the world and included projects spanning engineering ecology and animal management. As a recent Fulbright Scholarship recipient, Dr Newsome will also discuss his plans to travel to Oregon State University (OSU) to collaborate with researchers from OSU and the University of Washington on research into the reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone National Park.
Venue: New Law School Seminar Room 028
A degree in Biology opens up a world of possibilities from work in medical research, to protecting biodiversity, through to science communication. Discover the diverse career opportunities available for biology graduates at this session where you will hear from a leading medical researcher as well as a committed conservationist.
Samantha Ginn, a PhD graduate, now working as a Senior Researcher at Children’s Medical Research Institute will discuss her career pathway and offer an insight into the cutting edge work she undertakes in genetics.
Kirstin Proft will discuss her role as a Biodiversity Conservation Officer for the National Parks Association of NSW. Kirstin's role includes communications, policy and campaigning on a variety of land-based and marine conservation issues.
Venue: New Law School Seminar Room 020
Do you have a passion for the environment and an interest in conserving it for future generations? Sustainability is a key global issue and governments and large organisations are seeking to employ individuals to develop and implement solutions to the complex problems facing our resource-constrained society.
Find out about Westpac’s sustainability position and the bank’s strategic and commercial response to climate change from Emma Herd, Westpac’s Director of Emissions and Environment.
As a Carbon Analyst for Climate Friendly, Elsa Dominish helps provide innovative carbon management solutions to businesses to assist them in reducing their carbon footprint. Come along to this session to hear more about Elsa’s work and find out more about this growing sector.
Venue: New Law School Seminar Room 030
Come along to this session to get the tools, tips and advice you need to find your dream job.
Paul Grainger from APESMA will show you how to develop a best in class resume and portfolio as well as negotiate a contract so you get an industry competitive salary.
APESMA is the leading professional association for all Australian scientists, so whether you are an environmental scientist who wants to work for Water Utility, a Geologist who wants to get into mining, a physicist who wants to work with the synchrotron or a biologist who wants to get into medical research- Paul Grainger will ensure you have the best chance by giving you APESMA’s decades of experience and expertise as an industry leader.
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.