UQ Science Employability Week

UQ Science Employability Week features a series of interactive workshops, industry talks, mock interview events, a leadership panel, networking opportunities and free professional photo sessions for students.

UQ Science Employability Week 2019 runs from Monday, 18 March to Friday, 22 March.

Who should attend?
This event is for undergraduate and postgraduate students in any science discipline who want to

  • improve their job-seeking, interview and networking skills
  • hear from employers about graduate schemes and internship opportunities
  • widen their professional networks.

Program

Please register via the below links to secure your seat. Space is limited.

Monday 18 March 2019
Time Event
9.30-10.30am Workshop: Using LinkedIn - Presenter: Jamie Jones, Career Development Advisor, UQ
James Foots Building 47A, room 341
11am-12pm Workshop: CV writing - Presenter: Jamie Jones, Career Development Advisor, UQ
James Foots Building 47A, room 341
1-2pm Workshop: Using LinkedIn (repeat) - Presenter: Jamie Jones, Career Development Advisor, UQ
James Foots Building 47A, room 341
2.30-3.30pm Workshop: CV writing (repeat) - Presenter: Jamie Jones, Career Development Advisor, UQ
Hawken Engineering Building 50, room N202
Tuesday 19 March 2019
Time Event
10-11am Workshop: CV writing (Gatton campus) -  Presenter: Jamie Jones, Career Development Advisor, UQ
Building 8106, room 211, Gatton campus
11am-12pm Info session: Employability opportunities during your degree (Gatton campus) - Presenter: Amanda Cooke, Work Integrated Learning, UQ
Building 8106, room 211, Gatton campus

Learn about the range of placement courses and extra-curricular opportunities available to science students throughout the year, to help you improve your professional skills and enhance your employability.
12-1pm Workshop: Using LinkedIn (Gatton campus) -  Presenter: Jamie Jones, Career Development Advisor, UQ
Building 8106, room 211, Gatton campus
1-2pm Workshop: Professional networking (Gatton campus) -  Presenter: Jamie Jones, Career Development Advisor, UQ
Building 8106, room 211, Gatton campus
1-2pm Workshop: Interview skills - Presenters: Oliver Wright, Tom McGruther, ICT Recruitment Specialists, Edison Talent
Priestley Building 67, Level 2, Science Learning Centre
2.30-3.30pm Workshop: Interview skills (repeat) - Presenters: Oliver Wright, Tom McGruther, ICT Recruitment Specialists, Edison Talent
Priestley Building 67, Level 2, Science Learning Centre
4-6pm Workshop: Professional networking - Presenters: Oliver Wright, Tom McGruther, ICT Recruitment Specialists, Edison Talent
Priestley Building 67, Level 2, Science Learning Centre
Wednesday 20 March 2019
Time Event
10am-2pm UQ Careers Fair (no registration required)
UQ Centre (Building 27)
3.30-4.30pm Introducing UQ's Leadership and Mentoring Program in Science (LaMPS) 
Building 21C, Level 3, Holt room
5-7.30pm

Industry Leadership Panel and Networking Event
Building 21C, Level 3, Holt room

Panellists:

  • Alexander Prideaux, Department of Environment and Science
  • Dr Cathy Robinson, Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO
  • Brian Ruddle, Managing Director, Impact Innovation Group
  • Dr Evan Shellshear, Head of Analytics, Biarri Optimisation
  • Stephanie Wyeth, Professional Planner in Residence (UQ), Director Wyeth Planning & Advisory, Non Executive Director South Bank Corporation

Gain insights from inspirational leaders on their personal and career journeys. This event connects science students with inspirational leaders from a range of industries. The panel is followed by light refreshments and an opportunity to network. Dress code: Business attire.

Thursday 21 March 2019
Time Event
10am-12pm

Get your professional photo taken (Free)
Global Change Institute, Atrium

Register to get your photo taken for use on your professional social media platforms. Seven students per session. Dress code: business attire.

10.00-10.15 session (FULLY BOOKED)
10.15-10.30 session (FULLY BOOKED)
10.30-10.45 session 
10.45-11.00 session (FULLY BOOKED)
11.00-11.15 session (FULLY BOOKED)
11.15-11.30 session (FULLY BOOKED)
11.30-11.45 session 
11.45-12.00 session 

12.30-1.30pm Info session: Employability opportunities during your degree - Presenter: Amanda Cooke, Work Integrated Learning, UQ
Building 21C, Level 3, Holt room

Learn about the range of placement courses and extra-curricular opportunities available to science students throughout the year, to help you improve your professional skills and enhance your employability.
1.30-2.30pm

'Employers on Campus' talk (Gatton campus)

  1. Costa Group - Plant Industries Building (8111), room 201, Gatton campus -- Suggested disciplines: agribusiness, agricultural science, sustainable agriculture, plant science, food science and technology and others
2-3pm 'Employers on Campus' talks
  1. Biarri Optimisation - Advanced Engineering Building 49, room 313A -- Suggested disciplines: mathematics, statistics, data science, computer science, physics and other
  2. Janssen/Johnson & Johnson - Building 21C, Level 3, Holt room -- Suggested disciplines: biochemistry, chemistry, molecular biology, biomedical Science, biotechnology, microbiology and others
  3. WSP Australia - Building 21C, Level 4, Innes room -- Suggested disciplines: environmental science/management, OHS, ecology, planning, chemistry, hydrogeology and others

Industry experts will bring you insider knowledge on industry placements, employment opportunities, graduate programs, crucial skills, and career pathways.

3-4.30pm Employer-led Mock Interview Event
Building 21C, Level 3, Holt room

In a group of 4-5 students, you will rotate around a room filled with industry representatives for 15-minute mock interviews. Practice your interview skills, think on your feet, and get feedback on your performance. After three rounds, join our industry partners and fellow ‘interviewees’ for afternoon tea.
4-6.30pm

School of Mathematics and Physics Industry Experience Showcase
Sir Llew Edwards Building 14, room 132

Mathematics, Physics and Statistics students interested in the School of Mathematics and Physics Summer Industry Experience Program are invited to come along and hear about the experiences of the 2018/19 student interns. Industry representatives will also be there so join us for an exclusive networking opportunity.

4.30-5.30pm

'Employers on Campus' talks

  1. CSIRO Land & Water - Advanced Engineering Building 49, room 313A -- Suggested disciplines: environmental science/management, marine biology/science, GIS, agriculture, hydrogeology and others
  2. Patheon Biologics - Building 21C, Level 3, Holt room -- Suggested disciplines: biochemistry, chemistry, molecular biology, biomedical Science, biotechnology, microbiology and others
  3. Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service - Building 21C, Level 4, Innes room -- Suggested disciplines: GIS, data science, computer science, marine biology/science, environmental science/management, planning, ecology, zoology, wildlife science and others

Industry experts will bring you insider knowledge on industry placements, employment opportunities, graduate programs, crucial skills, and career pathways.

Friday 22 March 2019
Time Event
12.30-1.30pm Info session: Employability opportunities during your degree - Presenter: Amanda Cooke, Work Integrated Learning, UQ
Building 21C, Level 3, Holt room

Learn about the range of placement courses and extra-curricular opportunities available to science students throughout the year, to help you improve your professional skills and enhance your employability.
2-3pm 'Employers on Campus' talks
  1. ALS Global - Advanced Engineering Building 49, room 313A -- Suggested disciplines: chemistry, environmental science/management, food science, geology, OHS, biotechnology and others
  2. QBiotics - Building 21C, Level 4, Innes room -- UNFORTUNATELY, THIS SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELLED
  3. Rio Tinto - Building 21C, Level 3, Holt room -- Suggested disciplines: geology, geography, environmental science/management, OHS, chemistry, data science, physics, mathematics and others

Industry experts will bring you insider knowledge on industry placements, employment opportunities, graduate programs, crucial skills, and career pathways.

3-4.30pm Employer-led Mock Interview Event
Building 21C, Level 3 Holt room

In a group of 4-5 students, you will rotate around a room filled with industry representatives for 15-minute mock interviews. Practice your interview skills, think on your feet, and get feedback on your performance. After three rounds, join our industry partners and fellow ‘interviewees’ for afternoon tea.
4.30-5.30pm

'Employers on Campus' talks

  1. Cardno - Building 21C, Level 3, Holt room -- Suggested disciplines: biology, botany, ecology, environmental science/management and others
  2. GCG Health Safety Hygiene - Building 21C, Level 4, Innes room -- Suggested disciplines: OHS, chemistry, microbiology, environmental management and others

Industry experts will bring you insider knowledge on industry placements, employment opportunities, graduate programs, crucial skills, and career pathways.

The program is subject to change. Last updated: 21/3/2019.

Contacts

Science Student Experience team
+61 7 3443 1099