Employability Week Panel

The Faculty of Science hosted a panel as a part of Employability Week (11–17 April) for undergraduate students in the Bachelor of Science. The panelists provided students with insight into the transition from university to the workplace.

Topics covered included:

  • Getting involved, how and what to get involved with
  • Skill building offered through curriculum and extra-curricular development
  • How to recognise and reflect on your development
  • Networking options
  • Peer reflection
  • Skills necessary in the STEM workplace.

If you were unable to attend this event, you can listen to the panellists comments here.

The event was facilitated by Director of the Bachelor of Science A/Prof Michelle Livett and panellists included:

  • George Hillary. George completed his Bachelor of Science in 2014. He is a financial planner with Ascent Private Wealth. He is also an Ambassador and the Victorian Chair of the Australian Himalayan Foundation, and a Board Member of Quality Educations Nepal. In his spare time he is also a mountaineer, following in the footsteps of his Father and Grandfather – Sir Edmund Hillary, the first confirmed climber to reach the summit of Mt Everest.
  • Claudia Marazita. Claudia completed a BSc in Psychology in 2017 and is currently completing a Master of Management (HR) at Melbourne Business School. She has held a range of HR roles, and is currently HR Admin Assistant at BreastScreen Victoria.
  • Sarah Last. Sarah completed the Bachelor of Science in 2015 and a Master in Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies in 2017. She founded and run MimicTec, an agriculture technology company which is developing technology that promotes not only animal welfare and environmental sustainability but also farm prosperity and growth in poultry production.
  • Dr Jenny Martin. Jenny is a Senior Lecturer in Science Communication within the School of Biosciences. She is a teaching specialist deeply committed to training scientists to effectively communicate their research to a variety of scientific and lay audiences.
  • Phil Breguet. Phil completed his Bachelor of Science in 2017 and is now studying a Master of Engineering. During his BSc, he was a Science Student Ambassador and completed the Leaders in Communities Award (LiCA).