Finding Graduate Positions and Job Search Strategies for Science Students
Careers

Finding Graduate Positions and Job Search Strategies for Science Students

Speakers:
Jessica Wong (recruitment consultant, TechStaff)
Barbara Mackie (career development officer, Careers Centre)

Discover the best strategies for approaching your search for graduate employment and work experience. Learn what graduate opportunities are available to you.

A guest speaker from TechStaff, a recruitment agency specialising in science and technical roles, will provide insight and tips into job hunting for science students.

When 1:00pm-2:00pm, Thursday, 25 March 2010
Where New Law School Lecture Theatre 104
Cost FREE
RSVP Please click here
Google Tech Talk: Wave and Go
Public Lectures

Google Tech Talk: Wave and Go

Speakers: Nigel Tao (software engineer, Google) Pamela Fox (developer advocate, Google) Come and find out more about the wave of popular interest generated by Google Wave, a new online tool for real-time communication and collaboration. Learn about Go, a compiled, garbage-collected, concurrent programming language developed in-house by Google. Hang around after the talk to mingle over free pizza!
When 4:00pm-5:00pm, Tuesday, 23 March 2010
Where Carslaw Lecture Theatre 273
Cost FREE
RSVP Please click here
2010 Careers Fair
Careers

2010 Careers Fair

The largest careers event at the University of Sydney brings together diverse recruiters from many fields to talk directly with students about public and private sector graduate opportunities.

Come along to explore your career option and enter the Optiver Competition to WIN a travel voucher valued at $7000! Just pick up an Optiver T-shirt from the SciSoc Bookstore and wear it to the Optiver stand at the 2010 Careers Fair.

Optiver is a global leader in derivatives, shares and bonds trading on the Australian, Asian, European and US exchanges. They offer a thriving work environment for science students majoring in mathematics, statistics, physics, computer science or information systems, where you will be challenged, rewarded, mentored and developed.

Full list of recruiters

When 12:00pm-4:00pm, Tuesday, 23 March 2010
Where Great Hall and MacLaurin Hall
Cost FREE
Energy for Breakfast: Renewables Advance in Europe
Public Lectures

Energy for Breakfast: Renewables Advance in Europe

Speaker: Alfredo Picano (founder, INNOVA) Share Energy for Breakfast with experts in the field of energy and develop a greater insight into how energy issues will affect Australia and the rest of the world. This lecture will discuss some of the latest developments in renewable energy and present an overview of the directions taken by European governments to resolve the problems they must deal with in the short, medium and long terms. Free breakfast is provided at the start of the talk! More information
When 7:30am-8:50am, Thursday, 25 March 2010
Where Conference Rooms, Darlington Centre
Cost FREE
RSVP Please email Skender Bregu
Inter-Faculty Tennis
Sports

Inter-Faculty Tennis

Do science students proud in Inter-Faculty Tennis! We will be selecting
  • 1 male representative
  • 1 female representative
  • 1 mixed doubles pair
  • a number of score-keepers
It's sad that we can't all get involved due the restricted number of places, but please come and cheer for science!
When 9:00pm-5:00pm, Wednesday, 24 March 2010
Where Manning Tennis Courts
Application Please email SciSoc Sports Reps David Flynn and Ruby Kwong with your experience and availability
On the Origin of Epidemics
Public Lectures

On the Origin of Epidemics

Speaker:
Professor Edward Holmes

How do epidemics start and spread in human populations? Can we predict what epidemics will occur next?

These fundamental questions will be addressed by examining how evolving RNA viruses are able to jump species boundaries and emerge in humans, sometimes with devastating effects. As case studies of the origins and spread of influenza and dengue, both of which are of great public health importance in Australia, will be considered in detail.

More information

When 5:45-6:45pm, Thursday, 18 March 2010
Where Eastern Avenue Auditorium
Cost FREE
RSVP Please click here
Week 3 BBQ
Social

Week 3 BBQ

Meet and greet your science buddies at this week's SciSoc all-you-can-eat BBQ - for FREE if you are dressed in the smoochingly stylish 2010 SciSoc T-shirt!

Enjoy yummy sausage sizzles with refreshing garden salads and tasty cheese fillings. As always, vegetarian-friendly options are available and extra-friendly service is 100% guaranteed!

Don't miss out!

When 12:00pm-1:30pm, Wednesday, 17 March 2010
Where School of Chemistry Courtyard (bottom level, back of buiding)

BBQ Location Map

Cost Dressed in 2010 SciSoc T-shirt: FREE!
Otherwise: $2 (Access) and $5 (non-Access)
2010 First Year Science Camp
Social

2010 First Year Science Camp

If you're a newbie first year student, then Science Camp is the perfect opportunity for you to get to know your classmates and make lots of new friends. It’s also a chance to find out more about all aspects of university life from senior students.

Places are limited and running out super fast!

To lock in your spot at the 2010 Science Camp, please complete the registration form, and return it with cash payment by Monday, 8 March 2010. You can find us at the Week 1 BBQ or at the SciSoc Second-Hand Bookstore.

When Friday-Sunday, 12-14 March 2010
Where Cataract Scout Park (near Woollongong)
Cost $95 (Access) and $125 (non-Access)
Ticket includes return transport, accommodation, all meals and activities.
Week 1 BBQ
Social

Week 1 BBQ

Meet and greet all your SciSoc buddies at the first all-you-can-eat-and-drink BBQ of the semester!

Enjoy yummy sausage sizzles with refreshing garden salads and tasty cheese fillings. As always, vegetarian-friendly options are available and extra-friendly service is guaranteed!

Don't miss out!

When 12:00pm-1:30pm, Wednesday, 3 March 2010
Where School of Chemistry Courtyard (bottom level, back of building)

BBQ Location Map

Cost Dressed in 2010 SciSoc T-shirt: FREE!
Otherwise: $2 (Access) and $5 (non-Access)