2017 Sydney Alumni Event

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Embracing innovation, creativity and leadership - key drivers of success at any career stage.

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Thursday 14 September 2017 05:30 pm until Thursday 14 September 2017 08:00 pm (Add to calendar)
Alumni Relations Team
alumnievents@latrobe.edu.au; 1300 737 133; 9479 2011
Presented by:
Jason Brown, Manager, Careers & Employability, La Trobe University
Type of Event:
Alumni; Community Event; Public Lecture; Seminar/Workshop/Training; Public

Join us at our upcoming alumni event in Sydney!

You’ll hear from some of our most successful graduates and industry leaders from HSBC and IBM Watson Health as they discuss embracing innovation, creativity and leadership - key drivers of success at any career stage.

This is a professional development opportunity to engage with these impressive alumni as they share their first-hand experiences and the challenges they’ve faced, and gain practical advice on how you can continue to advance your career and stand out.

There will also be the opportunity to network with fellow alumni over drinks and canapés.

About our panel

Alumni speakers:
Michael Cooper, Director Capital Finance, HSBC

Michael Cooper is passionate about infrastructure, in particular the structuring and financing of transport and power assets.  Since leaving La Trobe he has worked for several international organisations as a financial advisor and financier and lived in S.E. Asia and the Middle East before returning to Australia in early 2015.  The projects he has helped develop have ranged from a large nuclear power plant, convention and exhibition centres, airports, roads, railways and renewable energy plants.  Michael is currently on cycling leave.

Annette Hicks, Senior Health Advisor, IBM Watson Health

Annette Hicks has varied experience in the areas of strategy, business development, solution sales, service delivery, product management and education.

Her years of experience working in both the healthcare and IT industries have made Annette appreciative of the value of information technology and innovation in our healthcare industry.

Please note: panellist Jordana Kirby, Director Marketing, Communications & Creative, Nickelodeon Australia and New Zealand has had to withdraw from this event.

Panel Moderator:

Jason Brown, Manager, Careers & Employability, La Trobe University

Jason Brown is a career development practitioner with 18 years’ experience specialising in developing and managing employment and career development programs, and a researcher examining how universities can better support students to develop employability. He has worked in a number of industry sectors including higher education; employment services; and community/not-for-profit.

During the past few years at La Trobe University, Jason has been actively involved in major projects to enhance student employability through reimagining the delivery of career services to students, launching La Trobe’s new program, Career Ready Advantage, increasing engagement between employers and students, and embedding employability into the curriculum.

Event Schedule:

  • 5:30pm - Arrival drinks and nibbles
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm - Panel discussion and Q&A
  • 7:00pm onwards - Networking, canapes and drinks


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