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Navigate the careers of the future. What skills, knowledge, and attributes will stand the test of time?

UniSA Career Services presents Careers Week 2016 – covering topics such as innovation, self-awareness, leadership, cross cultural communication, start-ups and self-employment.

Tuesday

18 October 2016

Wednesday

19 October 2016

Thursday

20 October 2016

Friday

21 October 2016

Communicating Across Cultures

Future Thinking - Industry Panel

Nifty Networking through LinkedIn*
Preparing for the Future: Self-Awareness and Innovation*

Future Thinking – Industry Panel

Volunteering to Lead
Active Problem Solving and Leadership: Stand Out from the Crowd

Future Proofing Yourself for Life After Graduation – Is Small Business for You?*
Future Proofing Yourself for Life After Graduation – Is Private Practice for You?

The Changing Face of Graduate Employers


Full schedule

10am - 12pm Communicating Across Cultures
This workshop will provide students with the opportunity to share and discuss their cultural backgrounds and aid their understanding and appreciation of differing cultural values, beliefs and expectations.

Presenter TBC
Mawson Lakes
1pm - 2pm Future Thinking – Industry Panel
What qualities will Graduates need in 2020? How will they acquire those qualities? This industry panel event will help you think about how you will stand out from the crowd and gain competitive advantage! Suitable for Education, Social Sciences, and Communications students.

Presented by Rick Mason (UniSA Career Advisor)

Industry Panel:

Jenny Bais
Early Childhood Leader
DECD

Jessica Pellegrino
Social Work Field Education Coordinator
Families SA

Hong Le
Senior Clinical Psychologist
Families SA

Georgia Aish
Public Relations Officer
Cancer Council

Magill
3.30pm - 5pm Nifty Networking through LinkedIn*
You may have thought of LinkedIn as a tool to secure a job, but have you thought about it as a tool to find opportunities, a mentor, a coach, a professional adviser, research colleague or a decision maker related to your purpose? Join us at this informative session where you will learn how to:

• Attract the best networking opportunities
• Source the best networking opportunities
• Utilise various tools within LinkedIn
• Approach people effectively
• Maintain your relationships over time
• Stand out amongst the competition
• Have your questions answered

Presented by Sue Ellson (LinkedIn Guru)

*Should you be unable to attend in person, please note that this session will be live streamed online at live.unisa.edu.au at the scheduled start of the event.
City West

Live stream screening at Mount Gambier (LC1-02) and Whyalla (MB1-05)
10am - 11am Preparing for the Future: Self-Awareness and Innovation*
We hear a lot about the future being uncertain, unknowable and filled with constant change. However, despite the inevitable challenges along the way, we can make choices that lead us to both personal and professional satisfaction. In this session, we’ll explore how we might think about and create positive strategies for our futures, and touch on some of the latest buzzwords - ‘innovation, enterprise, entrepreneurship, soft skills, resilience, EQ, portfolio career, complexity, flexibility’. Come prepared to re-shape your thinking!

Presented by Joanne Pimlott

*Should you be unable to attend in person, please note that this session will be live streamed online at live.unisa.edu.au at the scheduled start of the event.
City East

Live stream screening at Mount Gambier (LC1-32A) and Whyalla (MB1-05)
4pm - 5pm Future Thinking – Industry Panel
What qualities will Graduates need in 2020? How will they acquire those qualities? This industry panel event will help you think about how you will stand out from the crowd and gain competitive advantage! Suitable for Business School students.

Presented by Rick Mason (UniSA Career Advisor)

Industry Panel:

Justin Ward
Director Information Management
Renewal SA

Jim Higginson
Regional Sales Manager
CISCO   

Anna Peshanoff
Sales Leader
HomeStart Finance

Ben Feijen
Director
Fenn Architecture

 City West
6pm - 8pm Volunteering to Lead

Do you have the power to be a leader and make a difference? Come and hear our panel of speakers discuss their personal experiences with volunteering, leadership, creativity, creating change in the community, and how the skills and leadership qualities acquired through volunteering have contributed to their employment opportunities and social impact.

Panel session topics include:

• What makes a great leader?
• How to discover your passion?
• Making a decision without fear
• Setting goals and achieving them
• How to use your creativity and develop entrepreneurial skills?
• Different ways to make social change
• How can involvement in volunteer work shape professional success?

Presented by Froukje Jongsma (UniSA Student Volunteering Coordinator)
 City West
11am - 12pm Active Problem Solving and Leadership: Stand Out from the Crowd

Have your leadership abilities tested and receive feedback on the spot while having some fun. Learn from Military Leaders a key tool that you can use in everyday life to elevate your leadership profile.

Military members from the Adelaide Universities Regiment will be conducting an exciting leadership event consisting of scenario based activities. These activities will challenge your analytical thinking and develop your leadership skills.

Presented by Scott Jones (UniSA) and Adelaide Universities Regiment
Mawson Lakes
1pm - 2.30pm Future Proofing Yourself for Life After Graduation – Is Small Business for You?*
Have you considered starting your own small business, or private practice? Are you keen to future-proof your career as much as possible? UniSA Career Services are hosting panel which includes individuals who have started their own business, as well as professionals who can provide advice, resources and experience to help you explore this career option. We’ll be discussing questions such as:

• Is private practice/self-employment for you? How to find out?
• What are the benefits, what are the challenges?
• Is there a better, or best time for new graduates to take this step?
• What planning or preparation is needed? Resources/advice that is available?
• Tips from those who have done this.

Suitable for Arts, Architecture and Design, and Business School students.

*Should you be unable to attend in person, please note that this session will be live streamed online at live.unisa.edu.au at the scheduled start of the event.

City West

Live stream screening at Mount Gambier (LC1-02) and Whyalla (MB1-05)
1pm - 2.30pm Future Proofing Yourself for Life After Graduation – Is Private Practice for You?
This panel includes graduates who have started their own business and professionals who can provide advice, resources and experience to help you explore this career option. We’ll be discussing questions such as:
• Is private practice/self employment for you? How to find out?
• What are the benefits, what are the challenges?
• Is there a better, or best time for new graduates to take this step?
• What planning or preparation is needed? Resources/advice that is available?
• Tips from those who have done this

Suitable for Health Sciences students.
 City East
5pm - 7pm The Changing Face of Graduate Employers
Adelaide is recognised as a start-up hotbed, with its lower operating costs and well developed small business sector. So what does this mean for the top talent coming out of South Australian universities?

Join us for a panel discussion and networking evening, in which we provide insight into this sector and how it relates to graduates. A panel of entrepreneurs and business leaders will share their thoughts on business and recruitment strategies in this ever-changing and increasingly competitive landscape. Following the panel discussion, will be an opportunity to network with a diverse audience consisting of graduates, entrepreneurs, business leaders and government workers.

Drinks and light food will be provided, giving you a chance to see one of Adelaide’s favourite start-up/co-working spaces.
Adelaide CBD

*This session will be live streamed at live.unisa.edu.au