2018 Career Practitioners’ Seminar Program

Date/Time

Thursday 10 May 2018
8.30am - 2.30pm
Registrations open from 7.45am

Venue

Union Hall, La Trobe University
Moat Drive, Bundoora, VIC 3086

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Program
TimeEvent
7.45am

Registration opens

Join us early to enjoy tea and coffee with our team, including our Student Ambassadors

8.30am

Welcome: Student Ambassadors

8.45am

Becoming the University of Choice for Student Experience
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Kerri-Lee Krause

9.15am

The Necessity of Digital Disruption
Dr Louise Schaper

10.00am

Morning tea

To be hosted in the Union Hall

10.40am

Workshop A (please select one)

  1. Science: Solving tomorrow’s challenges
  2. Commerce:  A global focus for a global workforce
  3. Pathways: La Trobe College Australia - Meet our students
  4. Aspire: Application advice and support
11.25am

Workshop B (please select one)

  1. Arts: The new work-ready core driving BA career prospects further
  2. Biomedicine: Starting careers in Allied Health and Medicine
  3. Engineering: Future-proofing engineering careers
  4. Employability: What are employers looking for in a graduate?
12.10pm

Workshop C (please select one)

  1. Criminology: Expanding to meet students and industry demands
  2. Nursing/Midwifery: Transitioning from classroom to clinical practice
  3. Psychology: Not just for psychologists
  4. Aspire: Application advice and support (repeat session)
1.15pmLunch – Welcome by Professor Jenny Graves – 2017 Recipient of the Prime Minister's Prize for Science
 
To be hosted in the Union Hall.
2.30– 3.30pm

Optional:

Campus tour: See our cutting-edge teaching, learning and recreational facilities

Workshop A

Science: Solving tomorrow’s challenges

Find out more about our refreshed Bachelor of Science degree providing students with the skills and knowledge needed to contribute to some of today's biggest challenges, like protecting endangered animals or developing new ways to treat disease. Learn about new majors, big ideas in science and our Work Integrated Learning (WIL) subject.

Commerce: A global focus for a global workforce

Discover how La Trobe’s reimagined Commerce core offers students access to a unique multidisciplinary focus, allowing them to work across and between disciplines to diversify their skill set and broaden their knowledge. Our students graduate prepared for commercial challenges faced by corporations and diverse communities in the world of work.

Explore our impressive Donald Whitehead building including our enquiry-based learning labs and Bloomberg trading terminal.

Pathways: La Trobe College Australia – meet our students

During this session, you’ll get the chance to meet and interact with current and former students. They will discuss their experiences coming through a pathway diploma program and moving onto a Bachelor degree at La Trobe University. Find out what makes La Trobe College Australia a great option for students looking for a Plan B.

Aspire Program: Application advice and support

Our Aspire Early Admissions Program gives community-minded students an early offer to study at La Trobe. This session will provide insights into the Aspire application and admissions process so that you are best positioned to support your students to be a part of the program.

Workshop B

Bachelor of Arts: The new work-ready core driving BA career prospects further

The skill set required for the future workforce has evolved, and we urgently need to prepare young people with the critical and analytical skills that they will need in a twenty-first-century workplace. Learn how La Trobe's new core degree subjects will help students to realise their career goals and teach them how to apply and promote their knowledge and skills in order to increase their employability. You’ll hear from our panel of past and present students about where a La Trobe Bachelor of Arts can lead, including more about our 30 areas of study from Anthropology to Japanese and sociology.

Biomedicine: Starting careers into Allied Health and Medicine

Hear the latest on our new biomedicine programs preparing graduates for the challenges of healthcare delivery and providing pathways into postgraduate studies in allied health fields such as physiotherapy and speech pathology.

It’s also a stepping stone to postgraduate studies in biotechnology, data science and postgraduate research. In this session we’ll give you some insights into our hands-on approach to learning, internships, career opportunities, overseas study tour experiences and state-of-the-art labs, along with collaborative spaces.

Engineering: Future-proofing Engineering careers

Engineers of the future need to have a strong understanding of multiple engineering disciplines to create better solutions. Understanding civil, electrical and mechanical concepts will prepare students for a career in a variety of exciting settings.

Learn what the future holds for the Engineering profession and how multidisciplinary engineers are creating solutions for tomorrow and beyond.

Employability: What are employers looking for in a graduate?

We’ll explore the themes emerging from a recent La Trobe Graduate Employers’ Panel. What are the skills and attributes employers seek in a graduate? How much importance do they place on the students’ degree and academic performance? What are extra-curricular experiences meaningful to employers?

Workshop C

Criminology: Expanding to meet student and industry demand

Hear from Professor Patrick Keyzer, Head of La Trobe Law School about the recent growth of La Trobe’s Criminology offering, including new double degrees in Law and Psychology.

Learn about our holistic approach to understanding how and why people commit crime and the ways in which our justice system responds to it. Discover where a career in criminology can lead.

Nursing/Midwifery: Transitioning from classroom to clinical practice

Discover how our approach to nursing and midwifery education shapes the quality of student learning, ensuring they are better prepared for the realities of life as a Registered Nurse/Midwife.

Psychology: Not just for psychologists

Only a small proportion of students who study psychology become registered psychologists, as our psychology degrees lead to many careers. Discover how we use partnerships to prepare students for work. Examples include an innovative subject that sees undergraduate students spending their summer doing work integrated learning in a community setting, double degrees with cybersecurity, criminology, science and law, plus research opportunities with the Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre and the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre.

Aspire Program: Application advice and support (repeat session)

Our Aspire Early Admissions Program gives community-minded students an early offer to study at La Trobe. This session will provide insights into the Aspire application and admissions process so that you are best positioned to support your students to be a part of the program.

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