Jumpstart Your Science Career!

Hey everyone,

Jumpstart’s back this semester on the coming Wednesday (5/09/2012). There’ll be a range of seminars for you Science students who are anxious about what the future holds.

Registration is imperative, but free!

There are also a number of workshops available provided by the Careers Centre if you wanted interview tips, tweak your resume or generally help your career seeking skills. There are also some guest seminars!

Here’s a link to that:


As for Jumpstart, here’s the registration link:


Here are the seminars available on the night:

1: Careers in Medical Physics
2: Biology Beyond the Lab
3: Physics Graduates in Demand
4: Pathways in Psychology: Careers and the Registration Process
5: Careers in Computer Science

Look to the Future – Careers!

For those pondering the big “will I get a job after uni?”, the Careers Centre can help. There are a list of events to assist you write your resume, get better at interview skills, make your LinkedIn profile professional and network with leaders in industry. For a whole list of the amazing workshops check this out!!

To view the calendar of events and register click here!

National Career Development Week 2012

The Careers Centre has organised two fabulous free sessions on campus to support National Career Development Week (14-20 May) and we would love to see a broad range of students in attendance.

There will be a panel of guest speakers at Careers in the Community (16 May) and Careers in International Aid (23 May) who will provide an insight into working at a local and global level while contributing to improving services for a range of communities. Our speakers come from organisations such as Southern Community Care Development, Wesley Mission, The Department of Community Services, The Fred Hollows Foundation, UNICEF, Caritas and ChildFund Australia.

Students are encouraged to register for these events on the Events Calendar which is on the Careers Centre website sydney.edu.au/careers.

Wishing you a happy National Career Development Week!www.nationalcareerdevelopmentweek.com.au

Job Interview Skills for Science Students 2012

Apprehensive about that Science-related job interview, afraid of making a bad impression with a career employer? Have no fear, career workshops are here!

Run by the University’s Careers Centre, this session dedicated to budding scientists looks at the preparation required before an interview. Students will receive tips on how to structure a great response to behavioural interview questions. There will be an opportunity to practice some common interview questions. For more information, refer to the Careers Centre website: sydney.edu.au/careers/applying_jobs/interviews

These workshops are for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

The next upcoming session is on:

1:00 – 2:00 pm, Thursday 17 May 2012

New Law School Lecture Theatre 024


Please register for the workshops on the Careers Centre Events Calendar (under For Students)


So get your Career on!

Science Faculty presents: Jumpstart Science Careers evening!

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 Wednesday 2 May, 5.45-8.00pm 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.

Helping out on the Night

If you’d like to help out on the night, meet important people and be helpful then please contact usydscisoc@gmail.com !

Event details

Date: Wednesday 2 May 2012
Time: 5.45pm – 8.00pm
Venue: New Law School Building, Camperdown Campus


Registration is essential. Register your attendance by completing the online registration form.

6:00pm – 7:30pm Option 1: Careers in Chemistry
Option 2: Careers in Psychology
Option 3: Careers in Biomedical Research
Option 4: Careers in Science Education
Option 5: Careers in Natural Resources
7:30pm – 8:00pm Drinks and networking
This is your opportunity to network with the presenters over drinks and canapes.

Meet Optiver at the University of Sydney

Our sponsors Optiver will be at the careers fair hosted by Engineering Sydney at the Seymour Centre on Wednesday March 21, 2012 between 12 noon and 3pm.

If you’re ambitious, thrive in a team environment and looking for your next challenge then why not
consider Optiver as the place to start your graduate career. Optiver is a leading, independent, global market-making group, all about teamwork, innovation, integrity and genuine passion for what they do. Optiver is currently recruiting for graduates to join their trading, software engineering and trading systems engineering teams.
To learn more come along to the careers fair Wednesday 21st March and have a chat to their
business reps. You can kick start the recruitment process for trading roles by completing an 8
minute numerical test at Optiver’s stand or attend one of the testing sessions on the 11th & 12th April.

They are looking for penultimate or final year students. Ideal if you’re a conceptual thinker who thrives on solving
problems and coming up with brilliant ideas. If you have a flair for numbers, great communication
skills, and a competitive streak!

To find out more visit Optiver’s website at: www.optiver.com/sydney

Graduate Position with Bain & Company

For those nearing the end of your degrees, Scisoc invites you to apply for an Associate Consultant position with our sponsors Bain & Company. Bain is the world’s leading global business consulting firm, serving clients across six continents on issues of strategy, technology, organisation and mergers and acquisitions. Working at Bain is a unique and exciting opportunity; we pride ourselves on providing a high level of responsibility and growth opportunities for our people. The application deadline is approaching fast on the 9th March. To find out more visit www.joinbain.com and register for our information sessions in the next few weeks.

For additional information please read Bain’s application invitation at http://www.bainemail.com/sydney/2012/12_02_Milkround_Recruiting/12_02_USYD.html

CSIRO Job Opportunity

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is Australia’s national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world. Australia is founding its future on science and innovation. CSIRO is a powerhouse of ideas, technologies and skills for building prosperity, growth, health and sustainability. It serves governments, industries, business and communities across the nation.

CSIRO’s Contaminant Chemistry and Ecotoxicology program is the largest contaminants research group in Australia and provides expert advice and leadership on contaminant issues to national and international government agencies. They are offering two one year-in-industry placements to motivated undergraduate students to assist with the Centre’s research and consulting activities.

To be considered you will need to:

  • Be enrolled in an Australian university undertaking a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in chemistry, or an Environmental Science degree or equivalent degree;
  • Be good at developing and maintaining interpersonal relationships;
  • Provide examples of when you’ve worked well in a team;
  • Provide examples of when you’ve worked well unsupervised
  • Provide proof that you have a current drivers licence.

Specifically you will:

  • Gain experience in ecotoxicology or environmental analytical chemistry
  • Assist Project Leaders to achieve project outputs for analytical chemistry based commercial and research projects.
  • Assist with the maintenance of the analytical chemistry facilities.

Location: Lucas Heights (near Sutherland),
NSW Salary: $40,000 (approx) per annum gross

The position reference number is 2011/126 and further details on how to apply are available here: http://www.csiro.au/people/Careers.html

Reference number: 2011/126

Site Visits to Optiver and Commonwealth Bank in Mid-Semester Break

Are YOU majoring in maths, statistics, physics, computer science or information systems? Would you like a career in a fun and challenging work environment while earning a very attractive salary package?

If so, we have the event for you! SciSoc and SUITS have jointly organised a site visit day to give you the chance to check out some great companies interested in hiring people like you. This is a fantastic opportunity to get a first-hand look at what it’ll be like to work for major companies like Optiver and Commonwealth Bank.

When 10am – 2pm, Tuesday, 28 September 2010
Where Optiver HQ, 30 Grosvenor Street, Sydney (Map)
Meet at 10am sharp
Lunch Free lunch will be provided by Commonwealth Bank
RSVP Please RSVP here for catering purposes

New Scientist Prize for Science Writing


SciSoc is pleased to unveil a shiny new competition we’ve created in collaboration with NewScientist! If you like science and want a shot at sharing in $2,500 of cash prizes and being published on NewScientist.com, read on.

Science is everywhere in our society, powering technological innovation and helping us understand the universe. But many people find it too complex to really grasp. Good writing about science can change that, bringing it to life and letting the public share in the sense of wonder that scientists experience in their work. The inaugural New Scientist Prize for Science Writing is encouraging Australian students to write up to 1000 words about a scientific issue. You could explore your own research or that of an academic here at Sydney, or unleash a fiery opinion piece about the controversial place of science in modern society.

So what’s in it for you? 1st prize wins $1,500 cash and will be published on NewScientist.com. 2nd prize is $750 and 3rd is $250; all three winners will also land a one-year subscription to New Scientist magazine. Entries are open from August 14 until September 24.

Interested? Everything you need to know is online at www.newscientistprize.org. Good luck, and happy writing!