Careers in the Resources Industry

Speakers:
Michael Edwards (NSW chair, AIG)
Mike Smith (geologist)
Wendy Corbett (managing geologist, Platsearch NL)

Are you studying geology, geophysics, environmental science, agricultural science, resource economics or maths & statistics? Are you interested in careers in natural resources, alternative energy, renewable energy, mining or environmental management?

Come along and hear from industry speakers about their career pathways and options, the importance of further study, the types of graduate employers and their recruitment processes.

When 5:00pm-7:00pm, Tuesday, 27 April 2010
Where Carslaw Lecture Theatre 175
Cost FREE
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Pitch Your Ideas!

Innovative science and technology often means business. However, the scientists who develop these innovations often lack the resources and funding to bring their ideas into the business world.

So you think you’ve got a great idea? Science House is giving you the opportunity to pitch it to a panel of New York angel investors.

Five pitch slots are available and the best applications will be selected. Please send a summary of your idea, its business model and a trial presentation to Dalibor Frtunik.

A sample presentation and other helpful material are here.

When 9:00am, Friday, 23 April 2010
Where New Law School Lecture Theatre 104

Science House is an organisation with the mission of bringing together scientists, entrepreneurs and investors to promote and advance science and technology.

Success at Job Interviews and Contract Negotiations for Science Students

Speakers:
Barbara Mackie (career development officer, Careers Centre)
Gabe Doyle (student development officer, APESMA)

Have you had any experience in interviews for jobs in science and technology? Come along and find out what to do before, during and after the interview in order to confidently succeed.

Learn interview strategies such as interpreting questions and building a repertoire of anecdotes, with a specific focus on jobs in science and technology.

A representative from APESMA (Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists & Managers, Australia) will also teach you how to read job offers and negotiate job contracts after you have successfully passed your interview.

When 1:00pm-2:00pm, Thursday, 15 April 2010
Where New Law School Lecture Theatre 104
Cost FREE
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Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation Presentation

This presentation will introduce ANSTO’s 2011 Graduate Development Program.

ANSTO is seeking high quality final year science students who are interested in a diverse and challenging career in the fast growing sector of nuclear science and technology. Applications close on 26 April.

More information

When 12:00pm-1:00pm
Wednesday, 31 March 2010
Where Carslaw Lecture Theatre 173
Cost FREE

Resume Writing and Job Applications for Science Students

Speakers:
Barbara Mackie (career development officer, Careers Centre)
Dalibor Frtunik (recent science graduate)

Get expert tips on how to navigate your way through the job application process!

Learn how to prepare cover letters that get noticed, and how to put together a professional-looking resume.

When 1:00pm-2:00pm, Thursday, 1 April 2010
Where New Law School Lecture Theatre 104
Cost FREE
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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
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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