Industry and Careers Events

There are a number of events throughout the year that connect students with industry and employers, hosted by the Faculty of Science and wider University

Science Career Conversations

Science Career Conversations, presented by the Faculty of Science, are a series of networking events that give you the opportunity to hear stories, ideas and insights from industry professionals and alumni on a broad range of topics.

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2019 Careers Events

Event Industry attendees
Science Career Conversations - Industry Networking Evening

IMC Trading and industry guests representing AECOM, AlphaBeta Advisors, Amazon, Atlassian, Bureau of Meteorology, Carlton & United Breweries, CSIRO – Data61, Deloitte, Department of Defence, Ericsson, EY, FinXL, Jane Street, KPMG, McKinsey & Company, NetApp, Optiver, Quantium, SEEK, Splunk, Webjet

The Value of Communicating Science (hosted by WISE in collaboration with the Faculty of Science and Melbourne School of Engineering)

Science Gallery Melbourne, Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA), Hobsons Bay City Council, Scientell Pty Ltd

2018 Careers events

Event Industry attendees
Science Career Conversations - Networking Evening Cognizant and industry guests representing Accenture, Atlassian, AWS, Bureau of Meteorology, Consensys, Carlton & United Breweries, Data61’s Ribit, Deloitte, Department of Defence, DownUnder GeoSolutions Pty Ltd, EY, IMC Trading, Jane Street, KPMG, Microsoft, Netapp, Optiver, Palantir Technologies, PwC, SAP Australia Pty Ltd, Splunk, Telstra, Two Bulls, Woodside and Zendesk
Careers Outside the Lab - Where Science and Law Meet

Industry guests representing Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, Corrs Chambers Westgarth and Allens

Do you want to be a consultant? Consulting for STEM students Industry guests representing PwC, EY, Deloitte and KPMG
Developing not-for-profit medicines: A 12 year journey to FDA approval Mark Sullivan, Managing Director, Medicines Development for Global Health
Science Career Conversations - Environmental Careers

Industry guests representing ClimateWorks, Arthur Rylah Institute (DELWP), Hobsons Bay City Council, Catchment Management Authority and Moreland Energy Foundation Limited

  • 2017 Careers events
    EventIndustry attendees
    Your PhD and Beyond - An Industry Perspective
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    Dr Nancy Ilaya - Manage of Scientific Affairs and Communications at Estee Lauder in New York City
    Science Career Conversations - Environmental Careers in a Changing ClimateERM, The Green Infrastructure Group, EY - Climate Change and Sustainability Services Team, John Hollan Group, 350.org, EPA, AECOM, DELWP
    Science Career Conversations - Discover where Computer Science can take youAmazon, IBM Research, Atlassian, Tiber Resources, Palantir, Thales Australia, Optiver, Kepler Analytics
    Science Career Conversations - Forecasting your Mathematical Modelling careerJane Street, Cogstate, Deloitte, Collingwood Football Club, Bureau of Meterology, NAB, Biarri
  • 2016 Careers events
    EventIndustry attendees
    Science Career Conversations - Entrepreneurship: New Ways of Thinking
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    Michael Vitale - Wade Institute, Jim Grigoriou - AusIndustry & Business Foundations, Yan Ting Choong - PhD Neurophysiology, Kerry Hegarty - Research Innovation & Commercialisation at the University of Melbourne, Nick Hill and Cameron Knox - Allume Energy
    Science Career Conversations - Where in the world can your environmental career take you?World WIldlife Foundation, Senvion, Forest Stewardship Council, Davies Environmental Group, ARUP
    Your PhD and Beyond - Strategies for Surviving and (Career) ThrivingNatalie Lundsteen (PhD, ED.; University of Oxford, UK) - Director of Graduate Career Development and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern Medical Centre at Dallas, United States.
    Science Career Conversations - Discover where your maths and physics skills can take youDeloitte, Biarri, Bureau of Meteorology, IBM, Jane Street, Maths Pathways, Optiver
  • 2015 Careers events
    EventIndustry attendees
    Out of the Lab - Discover where your science and maths skills can take youOptiver, Merck Millipore, Teach for Australia, Victorian Government, PwC
    Career Lab - Consultancy, Sustainable Business and AccountabilityErnst & Young, Moreland Energy Foundation, Arup, Brett Lane & Associates, DELWP, Environmental Protection Agency
    Career Lab - The Road to CommercialisationCSL< Hatchtech, Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick, University of Melbourne Commercial, Burnet Institute
    Science Festival - Keynote addressMargaret Wertheim - science communicator, writer and journalist
    Career Lab - Greening Cities for Climate Change MitigationVicRoads, City of Melbourne, Urban Environmental Design, 3000 Acres, RBG Cranbourne, CoDesign, NGIV, School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences Unimelb.
    Careers in STEM - RhD and MastersTechstaff Group, Geomatics Technologies, Davies Collison Cave, Department of Infrastructure Engineering Unimelb, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Grannus Securities Pty Ltd.

The fact that the university had organised this panel gave me the opportunity to find out about Optiver and network with their representatives, which ultimately led to my employment with that company - Jonathan, BSc (Operations Research)

Melbourne Careers Events

Melbourne Careers hosts events and fairs for all students throughout the year, as well as providing workshops and career-building services. The workshops can help to assist with your planning across all stages of your degree, and explore ways to gain experience in your field of interest. Melbourne Careers also provide a Drop in service to receive feedback on job applications or talk about any career queries.

Keep up to date on current opportunities for Science students here.