2019 Career Practitioners’ Seminar

Attend our 2019 Career Practitioners’ Seminar and learn about all that’s happening in the world of La Trobe University. We’ve added some exciting new courses and made changes to improve the courses students already love. See below for the full program.

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Date/Time

Friday 24 May 2019
9.00am–3.30pm
Check in from 8.00am

Venue

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

Free parking in the car park – white bays only
(Please provide your car registration number)

Keynote speaker

Dr Sara James

Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Studies, School of Humanities and Social Science, La Trobe University

Dr Sara James is a cultural sociologist whose research focuses on the changing role of work in people’s lives in an era of fragmented careers and precarious employment. Her recent book, Making a living, making a life: Work, meaning and self-identity (2018), draws on in-depth interviews and cultural analysis to investigate the significance of work in contemporary Australia.

Sara is committed to engaging with broad audiences and promoting a public sociology. She makes frequent contributions to local and national media, including ABC Radio, 3AW, Fairfax newspapers and The Conversation. Also a member of The Australian Sociological Association’s Executive Committee, Sara has co-authored two text books: Key concepts in the Humanities and Social Sciences (2018) and Sociology in Today’s World, 3rd edition (2014). Sara also undertakes research in higher education pedagogy, with a particular focus on the first-year experience and student’s career aspirations.

Sara’s passion for teaching and student engagement has been recognised with four teaching awards, including the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence in 2017. Sara’s current research projects include a major study of Baby Boomer women’s unpaid work and a qualitative investigation of creative careers in Australian advertising firms. She is currently co-editing a special section of the Journal of Sociology on ‘Meaningful Work in Late Modernity’ (forthcoming in 2020).

Program

TimeEvent
8.00 am

Check-in opens

Join us early in Union Hall to enjoy tea and barista-made coffee

9.00 am

Welcome

9.15 am

Executive address

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Regional) Professor Richard Speed

9.45 am

Young people, career aspiration and the changing work environment

Dr Sara James – Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Studies, School of Humanities and Social Science, La Trobe University

10.15 am

Morning tea

Union Hall

10.45 am

Many different degrees in one: take full advantage of La Trobe’s Bachelor of Arts

Professor Nick Bisley – Head of the School for Humanities and Social Science

Dr Sarah Midford –  Senior Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Studies

11.00 am

Allied Health course transformation

Matthew Oates – Program Coordinator (Academic)

11.30 am

Workshop A (please select one)

  1. Aspire
  2. Cybersecurity
  3. Digital Business and Business Analytics
12.00 pm

Workshop B (please select one)

  1. Aspire
  2. Biomedical Science (Medical) – regional schools (RA2 – RA5)
  3. Criminology
  4. Media and Communication
12.30 pm

Workshop C (please select one)

  1. Commerce
  2. Education
  3. Engineering
  4. Pathways – La Trobe College Australia
1.00 pm

Lunch

Union Hall

2.00 – 3.30 pm

Option 1

(Limited capacity)

  • Tour of newly developed Sports Park and Pavilion
  • La Trobe sport presentation and networking drinks

(Bus will transport guests to and from Union Hall and the Sports Park)

Option 2

  • Campus tour
  • See our cutting-edge teaching, learning and recreational facilities guided by our student ambassadors

Workshop A

Aspire

Our Aspire Early Admissions Program gives community-minded students an early offer to study at La Trobe. This session will provide an insight into the application process and give you tips on how to better support those aspiring students.

Hear about our exciting features with in our new prestigious Aspire Society, which will offer Aspire students ongoing benefits including exclusive experiences, lifelong learning, and much more.

Cybersecurity

With digital technology penetrating almost every facet of our lives, cybercrime is no longer just a computer problem – solutions require insights from multiple perspectives. That insight is at the heart of La Trobe’s cybersecurity degrees.

Hear about the skills students will acquire across IT, business, cyber law, policy, strategic communication and forensics. We use real-world case studies to bridge the gap between theory and practice for our students.

Digital Business and Business Analytics

Discover our new courses for 2020. The world is moving faster than ever as digital technology brings about disruption to traditional business models. Learn how your students can thrive in this new environment and become leaders of innovation and disruption.

See how digital technologies create new career opportunities that have been termed by Harvard Business School as one of the most attractive and respected careers of the 21st century.

Workshop B

Aspire

Our Aspire Early Admissions Program gives community-minded students an early offer to study at La Trobe. This session will provide an insight into the application process and give you tips on how to better support those aspiring students.

Hear about our exciting features with in our new prestigious Aspire Society, which will offer Aspire students ongoing benefits including exclusive experiences, lifelong learning, and much more.

Biomedical Science (Medical) for regional schools (RA2- RA5) :

Australia urgently needs qualified doctors in the regions – doctors with a deep connection to their community and expertise in health issues facing regional and remote populations.

In an innovative partnership, our Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Medical) provides a guaranteed pathway to the University of Melbourne’s Doctor of Medicine (Rural). Discover more about Victoria’s first and only end-to-end medical training program exclusively for rural and regional students.

Criminology

Criminology seeks out the complex causes of crime and innovative responses to it. Social justice is at its core. Our Criminology degree spans across psychology, science and law and is the only degree in Victoria that includes forensics as a core component.

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

Media and Communication

La Trobe offers students a start into an exciting, varied and creative field of work with majors in journalism, sports journalism, media industries and public relations.

Students enjoy on-campus access to a full audio recording studio, 24-hour digital editing suites, the latest AV production equipment and a three-camera TV studio to enhance their studies.

Our connected and highly experienced teaching staff will tell you how we prepare students to meet the challenges of the fast-paced media landscape.

Workshop C

Commerce

La Trobe’s commerce degree combines technical business skills with the enterprise skills required by industry. Students learn to communicate and work effectively in multidisciplinary, multicultural teams to solve the complex social and commercial challenges faced by corporations and diverse communities.

With nine double degree options, hear how students may extend their knowledge and skills with arts, biomedicine, international relations or psychological science.

Education

The School of Education LTU offers teacher/educator courses in the sectors of: Early Childhood, Primary, Secondary and Trade experience into Secondary Teaching as well as in community, public education, business and industry training settings.

Join us in the discussion of Education Course choices.

Engineering

Hear from Dr Robert Ross, Senior Lecturer, on how La Trobe’s engineering department worked with industry to develop degrees that address the growing complexity of the engineering profession. As new industries and technologies emerge, engineers are expected to be more versatile.

Learn how students are optimising their Work Integrated Learning placements to secure graduate roles.

Pathways – La Trobe College Australia

La Trobe College Australia offers diploma pathways that lead into the second year of many of La Trobe University degree programs. Located on our Melbourne Campus, La Trobe College Australia offer their students a complete university experience in a supportive and personal learning environment.

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