In 2013 the Science Society ANU and the ANU Students’ Association Science Representatives ran the inaugural Science Careers Night for students across all science disciplines. This was a fantastic opportunity for students to meet and speak with employers about their graduate opportunities, career paths and just where a degree in science can take them.
After the success of the Careers Night in 2013, this year the evening will begin with speeches from three keynote speakers, who will share their experiences and offer advice to students from a number of fields. Associate Professor Asha Rao is the Chair of the Women in Mathematics Special Interest Group of the Australian Mathematical Society. She teaches in Math and Geospacial Sciences at RMIT and will be flying up specifically to speak at the Careers Night. Professor Kiaran Kirk will give the second speech of the night. He is the current Dean of the ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment and his research is based around antimalarial drug development. In 2013 he was chosen by students to give the esteemed Last Lecture. The final speaker at the Careers Night will be an ANU alumni member.
Following the talks, students will have a chance to speak to employers and collect information regarding graduate opportunities. Employers from government, research and industry have all been contacted, and we have endeavored to have as many disciplines of science represented as possible.
The Science Careers Night will be a great opportunity for students to learn about graduate employment opportunities. It will be relevant not just for students in their final year of study, but also for any early year students hoping to investigate future careers. If that’s not appealing enough in itself, as with any event held at ANU, there will be generous amounts of catering.
What: Science Careers Night
When: Monday 5th May
Where: Manning Clark Centre ANU
Time: 5:15pm – 8pm
Food, tea and coffee is provided