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Grow Your Career Week 2018

Grow Your Career Week - Inspiring confident careers - 6 to 10 August 2018

Grow Your Career Week 2018 is designed to help University of Adelaide students build career confidence, increase employability and learn from leading experts about topics that will grow you career.

With over 20 sessions, 30 speakers, daily prizes and hundreds of donuts to give away - there will be something for everyone! No matter what you are studying, all events and sessions are completely free for current students to attend. Places are limited in each session, so make sure to register online via CareerHub.

Click here for all sessions

Not sure where to start? Take a look at the Feature Sessions, or read about all GYCW Sessions below. You can also drop by Hub Central during the week to speak with the Career Services team to learn more.

Feature Sessions

FREE LinkedIn
Profile Photos


Time for a profile pic update? We’ve hired a photographer who will be on campus for two mornings (Wednesday and Thursday) to snap your brand new photo - perfect for lifting your LinkedIn game. No need to book into this event, just drop by Hub Central between 10:00am and 12:00pm on the 8th or 9th of August with your Student ID.

The Science
Behind Confidence


Many people go through life never achieving their full potential. They are afraid of failure, are unsure how to step up - or lack the confidence they need. But what is confidence? How does it help us achieve? We’re bringing in psychologist and confidence expert, Bram Lagrou, to help us understand the science and psychology.

Level Up Your
Networking Game


We’re always being told to increase our networks, make the right connections... or that “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know”, but networking can be daunting and you may not even know where to start. Level up with Ruby Lee - she'll teach you how to overcome doubts, leverage opportunities and make the most out of any situation.

Influence
Your Future


Every day we find ourselves in situations where we need to influence people – at uni, work, in job applications and more. Corporate magician and influence expert Gary Edwards is here to teach us the tactics that professionals use to get people to pay attention, give their agreement and take the action you want (pretty handy for your next job search!)

What Recruiters
Wish You Knew


Hear from five recruiters as they discuss how to move your application to the top of the pile, what makes you stand out at interview and more! This candid session is chance to ask anything! When you book your seat you'll even have a chance to ask an anonymous question.

Building Your Personal Brand On LinkedIn


To help kick start your career and find your dream job, David Brophy from LinkedIn will share 5 critical tips for getting the most from LinkedIn. By the end of this session you will have a good understanding of how to create a “Best in Class” LinkedIn profile and use this to support your professional development.

The Full Program: All Sessions

There are more than 20 sessions and events running during Grow Your Career Week. See below for each session by date order and remember to register for sessions via CareerHub.

Click here to view the Full Program via CareerHub

  • Monday 6 August
    Top 100 Future Leaders Competition 2018
    Venue:
    Pop-Shop, Hub Central, North Terrace campus
    Time:
    10:00am to 3:00pm

    Visit the Pop-Shop in Hub Central on Monday to speak with our team about the annual Top 100 Future Leaders Competition for 2018. This competition is designed to give students the chance to gain exposure to Australia’s best graduate employers, try out an actual recruitment process before you have to do the real thing, help represent your university and be featured in the Australian Financial Review.

    No need to book in, just drop by the Pop-Shop between 10:00am and 3:00pm.

    Who Should Attend:
    Students who want to gain exposure to some of the best employers in the country and are up for a challenge!

    How to Ace Your Top 100 Application
    Venue:
    Engineering North 158, North Terrace Campus
    Time:
    3:00pm to 4:00pm

    At this information session you'll learn about the competition and how to ace it for yourself! Hear insider tips from past finalists and judges. You'll be in the perfect spot to apply later this year and ensure that your application is competitive and give you a shot at being a Top 100 Future Leader!

    Learn about:

      • How the Top 100 works
        The different stages and how you can ace each one of them
      • How judges assess your application
      • Tips from finalists who have been there before and used Top 100 as a launching pad for their career!

    Who Should Attend:
    Students who want to get a head start on preparing for this competition!

    Book your seat
  • Tuesday 7 August
    STEM Careers In Intelligence
    Venue:
    SANTOS Lecture Theatre, Level 1, Nexus 10, Corner of North Terrace and Pultney Street
    Time:
    10:00am to 11:00am

    Are you studying a STEM discipline? Are you interested in a career contributing to Australia’s intelligence and national security function? Want a career with purpose?

    Attend this presentation to hear about graduate opportunities for Australian Public Service Cyber and Intelligence roles within the Defence Intelligence Organisation, Australian Signals Directorate and the Defence Geospatial-Intelligence Organisations. This exciting opportunity is open to all STEM students.


    Speakers:
    CLASSIFIED - All we can say is that tihs presentation will be delivered by the Department of Defence, Defence Graduate Office. 

    Who Should Attend:
    Students who have studied a STEM degree and are interested in a career in intelligence.

    Book your seat
    Should I Stay or Should I Go?
    Venue:
    Ingkarni Wardli, Level 7 Conference Room, North Terrace Campus
    Time:
    1:00pm to 2:00pm

    Stay in SA, move interstate or work overseas? How do you make a decision that is best for you and your career plans? This session will include industry professionals talking about their decisions to stay, move interstate or take on a global career.

    Speakers:
    Jon Andersen, CAMMS
    Jack Annear, Department of Energy and Mining
    Lisa Banks, Kicker Communications
    Rebecca Bendall, Urbanest Australia

    Who Should Attend:
    Students who are thinking about where to go after graduation. Making the decision to move interstate or overseas or to stay in SA is a tough decision, so this is for those students wanting to consider their options!

    Book your seat
    Paving Your Own Path
    Venue:
    Ingkarni Wardli, Level 7 Conference Room, North Terrace Campus
    Time:
    3:00pm to 4:00pm

    Not sure what you want to do, or if you are on the right track? Struggling to find a career path that is right for you? You’re not alone. Plenty of students feel the same way. Hear from graduates who found their way, how they did it and what inspired them.

    Speakers:
    Allen Catalan, City of Tea Tree Gully
    Renee Schuit, ASG
    Sunny Wu, Sunny Wu Visuals

    Who Should Attend:
    Students who are unsure of their degree or career pathway and want to know how others overcame a feeling of uncertainty.

    Book your seat
    What Recruiters Wish You Knew
    Venue:
    Napier G04, North Terrace Campus
    Time:
    5:00pm to 7:00pm

    Hear from recruiters about the things they wish students knew. They’ll discuss applying for jobs, understanding position descriptions, attending interviews and what to do afterwards. It’s your chance to get honest advice, ask your own questions and hear it straight from those in the know.

    Speakers:
    Anna Roussos, Anna Roussos Recruitment + Advisory
    Ioana Ghita, Hays Recruitment
    John Thompson, Hudson
    Ray Scanlon, Bureau Veritas
    Zorica Vasiljkovic, Hays Recruitment

    Who Should Attend:
    Those who want honest, insider information from the experts.

    Have a question you would like to ask anonymously? Submit your question before the event and we'll work real, unfiltered student questions into the event.

    ASK US
    anything

    Book your seat
  • Wednesday 8 August
    FREE LinkedIn Photos
    Venue:
    Hub Central
    Time:
    10:00am to 12:00pm

    Time for a profile pic update? We’ve hired a photographer who will be coming onto campus on Wednesday and Thursday during GYCW who will snap your brand new photo, perfect for lifting your LinkedIn game.

    No need to book in for this session, just make sure you head to Hub Central on the morning of either day when you are looking your best to get your best photo ever. We recommend getting there a little earlier than you might intend just in case it gets busy.

    Who Should Attend:
    Don’t have a LinkedIn profile pic or desperately need a new one? This is for you!

    Standing Out From the Crowd
    Venue:
    E-Learning Suite, Veterinary Science Building, Roseworthy Campus
    Time:
    12:00pm to 1:00pm and 1:00pm to 2:00pm

    For our Roseworthy Campus students, this session will highlight important tips for standing out to employers on paper, online and in-person. When it comes to applying for jobs, it’s important to remember that until you meet with someone face to face you are only as good as your application!

    Speakers:
    Fiona Brammy, The University of Adelaide

    Who Should Attend:
    Students from our Roseworthy campus who want to stand out on their applications and in interviews.

    Limited seats available - Register online for session 1 or session 2.

    Using Your Powers For Good
    Venue:
    Ingkarni Wardli, Level 7 Conference Room, North Terrace Campus
    Time:
    1:00pm to 2:00pm

    More and more people are wanting to build responsible careers, to have the opportunity to give back and be socially conscious in a job they love. But how can you make your career one that resonates with your values? What are the sacrifices and skills that come along with setting yourself down this path?

    Hear from professionals who are using their powers and expertise for good and are enjoying incredible careers of purpose.

    Speakers:
    Jess Arvela, Project Everest
    Kari Allen, Sparkke
    Kristian Le Gallou, Rawtec

    Who Should Attend:
    Students who want to build a rewarding career based on their values and views.

    Book your seat
    Influence Your Future
    Venue:
    Ingkarni Wardli, Level 7 Conference Room, North Terrace Campus
    Time:
    3:00pm to 4:00pm

    Every day we find ourselves in situations where we need to influence people – at uni, work, in job applications, or in our speaker’s case; while using magic! In this session, influence expert and professional speaker, Gary Edwards, teach us how we can be more confident when we need to influence someone. You’ll learn the tactics that professionals use to get people to pay attention, give their agreement and take the action you want.

    Speakers:
    Gary Edwards, Trusted Influence

    Who Should Attend:
    Everyone! Learning how to influence people is an interesting and exciting tactic to master.

    Book your seat
  • Thursday 9 August
    FREE LinkedIn Photos
    Venue:
    Hub Central, North Terrace Campus
    Time:
    10:00am to 12:00pm

    Time for a profile pic update? We’ve hired a photographer who will be coming onto campus on Wednesday and Thursday during GYCW who will snap your brand new photo, perfect for lifting your LinkedIn game.

    No need to book in for this session, just make sure you head to Hub Central on the morning of either day when you are looking your best to get your best photo ever. We recommend getting there a little earlier than you might intend just in case it gets busy.

    Who Should Attend:
    Don’t have a LinkedIn profile pic or desperately need a new one? This is for you!

    Dress For the Job You Want
    Venue:
    Hub Central Mezzanine, North Terrace Campus
    Time:
    10:00am to 11:00am

    You may have heard it before, “dress for the job you want, not the job you have”, but how do employers really expect you to dress for an interview or the first day of work? What kinds of clothes help us feel more confident and what clothes might send the wrong message? Hear from Silvana Patrick, former stylist for Vogue, on how you can dress to impress. Plus you can go into the draw to win a gift voucher towards a brand new interview outfit.

    Speakers:
    Silvana Patrick, Silvana Patrick Fashion & Image Consulting

    Who Should Attend:
    Young professionals who want to look and feel their best when it comes to interviews or dressing for work!

    Book your seat
    Building Your Personal Brand on LinkedIn
    Venue:
    The Braggs Lecture Theatre, North Terrace Campus
    Time:
    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Moving into the working world is a big change. But tackling this challenge is well within your grasp. To help kick start your career and find your dream job, David Brophy from LinkedIn will help you understand the importance of having a professional brand, and 5 critical tips for getting the most from LinkedIn. By the end of this session you will have a good understanding of how to create a “Best in Class” LinkedIn profile and use this to support your professional development.

    Speakers:
    David Brophy, LinkedIn

    Who Should Attend:
    Everyone! Personal branding and knowing how to use LinkedIn effectively is important for all industries and career paths.

    Book your seat
    Level Up Your Networking Game
    Venue:
    The Braggs Lecture Theatre, North Terrace Campus
    Time:
    2:00pm to 3:00pm

    We’re always being told to increase out networks, make the right connections, or that “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know”, but networking can be daunting and sometimes you may not even know where to start. To help you level up your networking game we’re bringing in networking guru, Ruby Lee, to tell us all about overcoming doubts, increasing confidence, leveraging opportunities and making the most out of any situation.

    Sometimes it’s just catching up for a coffee, picking someone’s brain or having a chat. Be gone awkward small talk!

    Speakers:
    Ruby Lee, Tribe9 and RubyLee.Co

    Who Should Attend:
    Everyone! Networking is important for making connections and is a valuable skill to learn.

    Book your seat
    The Science Behind Confidence
    Venue:
    The Braggs Lecture Theatre, North Terrace Campus
    Time:
    4:00pm to 5:00pm

    Many people go through life never achieving their full potential. They are afraid of failure, are unsure how to step up or lack the confidence they need. But what is confidence? How does it help us achieve? What happens when our lack of confidence holds us back, or when we are too confident? We’re bringing in psychologist and confidence expert, Bram Lagrou, to help us understand the science and psychology behind this topic.

    Speakers:
    Bram Lagrou, Lagrou Partners

    Who Should Attend:
    This session is especially important for students to want to learn ways to become more confident and achieve their full potential.

    Book your seat
  • Friday 10 August
    10 Things Nobody Tells You
    Venue:
    Ingkarni Wardli, Level 7 Conference Room, North Terrace Campus
    Time:
    10:00am to 11:00am

    Somewhere in amongst the group assignments, cramming for exams and inhaling caffeine, you may have considered what life will actually be like when you finish University and start your career. Some of you may think you know what to expect, but trust us when we say there will be plenty that you hadn't even considered...

    This session is all about the things we wish we knew before leaving Uni and entering the workforce. It’s a different world out there, and sometimes it’s not quite what you expected.

    Hear from Brand SA’s Cat Lever about the 10 Things nobody told her about work and starting a career.

    Speakers:
    Cat Lever, Brand SA

    Who Should Attend:
    Those who are keen to learn from others mistakes, insights and knowledge – some of which we had to learn the hard way.

    Book your seat
    Started From the Bottom
    Venue:
    Ingkarni Wardli, Level 7 Conference Room, North Terrace Campus
    Time:
    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    For graduates who are starting out it can seem like a long way to the top. Thanks to Deloitte you will hear from three guest speakers who are at different stages of their careers and are willing to share their insights and advice on what it took for them to start out, climb the ladder and reach the top!

    From a current Deloitte graduate to a Senior Associate who has seen it all, this session is now to be missed!

    Speakers:
    Marithe Solis, Deloitte
    Juan Arias, Deloitte
    Tim White, Deloitte

    Who Should Attend:
    Students who are interested in what it takes to start from the bottom and work your way to the top.

    Book your seat
    Applying for Government Graduate Programs
    Venue:
    Horace Lamb Lecture Theatre, North Terrace Campus
    Time:
    2:00pm to 3:00pm

    When it comes to applying for graduate programs, those in government sectors can be some of the most rigorous students will encounter. Learn what it takes to make it through this process, how to prepare and what makes a stand out candidate.

    Speakers:
    Ashley Warlum, Defence Graduate Office

    Who Should Attend:
    Students who are interesting in the wide range of government graduate programs available, or want to know about applying for graduate programs.

    Book your seat
    Visas and Employability in South Australia
    Venue:
    The Braggs Lecture Theatre, North Terrace Campus
    Time:
    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Are you an international student who is interested in living and working in South Australia? We know that visas, working rights and immigration can be a confusing topic so we invite you to attend this forum to learn about your options and employability in SA.

    Speakers:
    StudyAdelaide
    Immigration SA
    Department of Home Affairs

    Who Should Attend:
    International students who are interested in having a career in South Australia after university.

    Book your seat
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