Grow Your Career Week 2021 Session recordings now live!

Grow your career week 2021 - Recordings now live

Find all programs, talks and events that are a part of Grow Your Career Week Online. 

With over a dozen online sessions as part of the program there is something for everyone. Sessions below are organised by date order and we encourage you to browse.

All sessions were recorded and are now available online if you find a session you like, click on the title and scroll down to access the recording. 

This program has been proudly designed and delivered by the Career Services team at the University of Adelaide with the support of our industry partners.

Monday 2 August

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  • Panel: Understanding Diversity in the workplace

    Diversity and inclusion in the workplace has never been more important than in today’s environment.

    In this session we will hear from SA Water team including graduates with a range of lived experiences and hear how they have overcome challenges to win competitive grad roles and have even gone on to influence change in their organisation and educated their employer on the value of diversity and inclusion.

    For anyone who thinks their difference is going to be the thing that holds them back, hear from SA Water recruiter  and University of Adelaide alumni to see how they have navigated the competitive graduate market into a challenging and rewarding career. 

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND

    Everyone! Students who want more information about career paths for people with different lived experiences. 

    ACCESS RECORDING HERE

    ABOUT THE PANELISTS:

    Patrick Squire - Graduate at SA Water
    Chela Bett - Graduate at SA Water
    Chris Bennett - Graduate SA Water
    Ali Ahmadi - Graduate SA Water
    Mikalie Nakos, Manager Diversity & Inclusion SA Water

    (learn more about our panelists here)

  • Presentation: Graduate Research Degrees

    Is research your passion but you don’t know where it might lead? Does a career pathway outside of academia appeal to you? By choosing a Graduate Research Degree you will develop expert knowledge in the field of your choice and emerge with advanced skills that can lead to exciting opportunities and careers both within and outside academia.

    Are you already planning to embark on a PhD, and have you heard of the Joint PhD program between the University of Adelaide and international partner universities such as the University of Nottingham (UK), Nagoya University (Japan) or Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China). Listen to how you can broaden your research career with a joint PhD for maximum local, national and global impact.

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND

    Students considering graduate research opportunities in all disciplines

    ACCESS RECORDING HERE

    ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

    Michelle Tatyzo - Senior Research Education Project Officer at the Adelaide Graduate Centre
    Dr Monica Kerr - Director of the University’s Career and Research Skills Training (CaRST) program
    Vinuri Silva - PhD candidate at the School of Biological Sciences, University of Adelaide

    (read more about our speakers)

  • Panel: What recruitment experts wish international students knew

    In this session, students will hear from recruiters from a range of businesses in Australia and overseas. They will talk about the things they think will be useful for international students when competing for graduate jobs in Australia and overseas. 

    The panel will discuss applying for jobs, getting your application to stand out and what makes a good interview. PLUS they'll touch on common mistakes to avoid in your job hunting and applications. This session is not to be missed!

    It’s your chance to get honest advice, ask your own questions and hear directly from the experts with a LIVE Q&A session following the main panel presentation. 

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND

    International students who want honest, insider information from recruitment experts.

    ACCESS RECORDING HERE

    PANEL MEMBERS

    (learn more about our panelists here)

Tuesday 3 August

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  • Masterclass: Network your way to your dream career

    The term networking can be enough to make many people shudder, but networking is really just building long-term relationships with colleagues. Networking is about sharing, it’s not about taking and it is essential to turning an average career into a brilliant career.

    During this webinar you will learn what networking is all about, start your own networking plan, create an authentic elevator pitch and you might even leave feeling eager to get out and practice your new networking skills!

    Please come ready to this session with your camera's on and be prepared to engage!

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND

    Students seeking confidence and practical tips to make new connections and build relationships to advance their career.

    ACCESS RECORDING HERE

    ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

    Michelle McKinnon, Career Educator Career Services The University of Adelaide
    Fiona Brammy, Career Educator Career Services The University of Adelaide

    (read more about our presenters here)

  • Panel: Expert advice from experienced mentors and mentees

    Julia Gillard, Oprah Winfrey, Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs. There is one thing they all have in common. There were in successful mentoring relationships.

    If you're looking for career support and guidance, mentoring is definitely the way to go. In this panel session we will talk with four of our experienced mentors and mentees from the University's Career Access Mentoring Program who will share their expert advice for students and graduates who are looking to move forward with their career. 

    We'll cover a range of topics to help you build career confidence and navigate tricky situations. You'll hear about the career progression of each of our speakers along with their key moments of success. This session will inspire you!

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND

    • Anyone looking for advice and guidance from experts
    • Students looking for a chance to Q&A with experienced mentors
    • Students who want to learn more about the Career Access Mentoring Program at the University of Adelaide and how you can get involved

    ACCESS RECORDING HERE

    ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

    Ray Brincat, Real Estate Trainer at Harcourts Real Estate Training Centre
    Mark Ma Jaquillard Minns, Managing Director at Jaquillard Minns Chartered Accountants
    Isabelle Greco, Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences (Advanced) at The University of Adelaide
    Summer Jiangshanxiazi, Master of Finance and Business Economics at The University of Adelaide

    (click here to find out more about our panelists)

  • Masterclass: Demystifying Psychometric testing

    Psychometric assessments can be a difficult step in the recruitment process. During this 1-hour session you’ll hear from Kaushini, a psychologist who’ll explain what psychometric assessments are, and the different types you might be asked to complete when applying for jobs. 

    Kaushini will also provide examples of assessment items, offer some handy tips on preparing for and completing assessments, and give you a behind-the-scenes look at how companies use them to determine successful candidates.

    Plus Revelian has provided one Personality Assessment and a debrief session for one lucky winner! Register and attend the session for your chance to win.

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND 

    • You are planning on applying for graduate and internship programs where psychometric assessments will be part of the process.
    • You have an interest in psychology and would like to understand the background and uses of these assessments.

    ACCESS RECORDING HERE

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER

    Kaushini Gumley - Consulting Psychologist at Revelian 

    (Read more about our presenter here)

Wednesday 4 August

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  • Panel: The careers boom in South Australia

    South Australia has long been known worldwide for its wine and fresh produce, but recent years has seen enormous growth in Defence investment, our biomedical precinct, and a start-up culture that is making an impact worldwide in tech, space and climate change.

    Join us to hear from some key organisations Lockheed Martin, PwC, Stone & Chalk and Westpac about the current employment landscape in South Australia and how key industries are driving forward our local economy helping to grow our population, career outcomes and range of opportunities for students. 

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND

    Everyone! Particularly students looking for a challenging, rewarding career option right here in South Australia!

    ACCESS RECORDING HERE

    ABOUT THE PANELISTS

    Gabriel Harris, Partner PWC Australia
    Nathan Clarke, State Team Assistant SA/NT, Westpac
    Dan Ryan, Community Manager, Stone & Chalk
    Amanda DeDear, HR Talent Solutions Manager, Lockheed Martin

    (learn more about the panelists here)

  • Panel: Insider guidance from graduates and graduate recruiters

    Stop wishing you could read the minds of recruiters and attend this Q&A panel discussion instead! Landing that first job out of Uni is on all students' minds. While it can be exciting to start your career, it's also a little daunting looking for jobs and understanding graduate programs.

    Featuring experienced recruiters from across a range of industries, this session will uncover all the secrets, advice and insights every student should know. By questioning the panel on topics such as applications, interviewing, networking and more, we'll uncover what it takes to stand out and get hired.

    You will also hear from some of our recent graduates about their experiences finding work in industry, how they impressed their employers, what advice they have for current students, plus much more!

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND

    Students looking for insider advice from recruiters and students wanting real advice and insights from graduates.

    ACCESS RECORDING HERE

    ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

    Amber Coppins, Senior Consultant - Talent SA/NT/TAS at Deloitte
    Luca Gnezda, Director / Digital Strategy and Architecture Specialist at Taptu
    Phoebe Christofi, Commissioning Editor at MidnightSun Publishing and Senior Journalist at The Weekender Herald
    Vinh Dang, Graduate Chemical Engineer at Mayne Pharma

    (learn more about our panelists here)

  • Masterclass: Rock your LinkedIn Profile

    Moving into the working world is a big change. But tackling this challenge is well within your grasp. When you think of LinkedIn do you think of job hunting? Personal branding? Connecting with your future industry? Following leaders? We sure hope you answered a big "YASS" to all of the above.

    To help kick start your career and find your dream job, John 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.

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND

    Everyone! For students and graduates, personal branding and knowing how to use LinkedIn effectively is important for all industries.

    ACCESS RECORDING HERE

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER

    John Wenborne, Senior Account Director at LinkedIn Australia

    (learn more about our presenter here)

Thursday 5 August

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  • Coaching: Why mental health matters and how to crack the code

    It’s been a challenging 18 months since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world and prioritising our mental health has never been more important.

    In this session you will hear from Registered Psychologist, Maddie Clise from RAA’s Organisational Capability team. Maddie will provide practical tools to support and prioritise your own mental health and wellbeing now and as you move into the workplace. She will discuss how you can thrive in the “new-normal” hybrid world, and enhance your wellbeing, despite the challenges of ongoing uncertainty and remote work.

    Maddie will also share the work RAA are doing to support the long-term health and wellbeing of their 1000+ employees, creating and maintaining a mentally healthy workplace.

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND

    Everyone! This session is especially important for students who want to learn ways to achieve their full potential and work through barriers.

    ACCESS RECORDING HERE

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER

    Maddie Clise - Early Careers and Wellbeing Manager at RAA

    (learn more about the presenter here)

  • Panel: The ABC of Internships

    Internships, placements, vacation work, cadetships, clerkships and more. No matter the name, gaining real-world experience is vital to practicing your skills, increasing your employability, and building industry connections.

    But what is the 'state of play' for internships now? During this panel session, you'll hear from your peers who've recently completed internships in Australia and overseas, onsite and virtually and during a global pandemic!

    Together they will discuss their experiences, how they made the most of their time, the important learnings they gained, and their top tips to help you do the same.

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND

    Students interested in internships and getting the most out of their experience.

    ACCESS RECORDING HERE

    ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

    Chelsea Falso, Bachelor of Psychological Science and Intern at Port Noarlunga Primary School
    Arundhathy Mohan, Master of Construction Management and Intern at Norman Asset Delivery
    Jack Tredrea, Bachelor of Science (Hons) and Intern at Animate Your Science

    (learn more about our speakers here)

  • Coaching: The 6 Daily Habits for success

    Do you have a hustle mindset? Is it true that only the super-talented and confident among us will win the best jobs? What other factors might play a part in career success and reaching your life goals?

    After the disruption of the last 18 months we could all use a boost of motivation and strategies to get our study habits and career plans back on track. Join us for an interactive session that will take you from procrastination to massive action toward finding a graduate role or to your next career opportunity.

    Ally Nitschke will join us from Made for More and will share the top 6 daily habits to master to take control of your life and career, and you will leave this session equipped with practical tools to help you succeed in study, life and the workplace. 

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND

    • Students looking for some practical tools to help them get motivated and take control of their career
    • Students wanting to succeed in study, life and the workplace

    ACCESS RECORDING HERE

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER

    Ally Nitschke - Founder at Made For More

    (learn more about our presenter here)

Friday 6 August

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  • Coaching: Set goals that will change your life

    We have infinite options yet finite time and energy. Therefore we need to select what we focus our time and energy on. So how do we choose?

    We want to ensure that the things we spend our time and energy on will make our personal and professional lives better.

    After Grow your Career Week’s series of masterclasses, panels, information sessions, it is time to bring your learnings together and use this newfound knowledge to build your future career, networks and goals.

    Josh Farr from Campus Consultancy will lead you through an actionable masterclass on how to set goals, how to anticipate any problems that might stand in your way, how to list your actions and how to make those dreams your reality. 

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND

    Students seeking to put their learnings and knowledge from Grow Your Career Week together to create an action plan and take control of their career. 

    ACCESS RECORDING HERE

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER

    Josh Farr - Founder at Campus Consultancy

    (learn more about the presenter here)

Thank you! Grow Your Career Week 2020

 

Career Services would like to take a moment to say a huge thank you to our spearkesr, panelists, prize donors and volunteers who contributed to Grow Your Career Week in 2021. 

When the Career Services team designs this event we hand-craft every session. With record numbers of student participants, every student was highly engaged; asking questions, contributing to the conversation wall and getting their LinkedIn photo taken, and we would like to thank all attendees for their excellent engagement.

If you are an industry partner in our network (or soon to be), reach out to our Industry Team to find out how you could be part of Grow Your Career Week 2022!