Why attending the Melbourne (Bundoora) Expo is a clever move

  • Network with industry professionals.
  • Get expert course advice direct from our leading academics.
  • Be inspired with talks from high-achieving La Trobe alumni.
  • Boost your LinkedIn profile with free headshots throughout the day.
  • Register and attend for the chance to win exciting door prizes.
  • Apply on the day and receive a conditional offer for eligible courses.

What's on

Main stage (Union Hall)

Event registration opens from 10am and the event concludes at 4pm.

10.45am – 11.00am Formal Welcome and Open

Jane Hamilton
Head, La Trobe Business School

11.00am – 11:45am Keynote address: Ally Watson

Profile image of Ally Watson.Ally Watson
Code Like A Girl, Co-founder and CEO

Ally is an entrepreneur who created a social enterprise designed to make tech accessible, inclusive, open and most importantly, fun.

Join us for a thought-provoking and action-inspiring presentation that draws on Ally’s entrepreneurial experience and aims to spark positive change in the technology industry.

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11.45am – 12.00pm Door prizes

Don’t miss out on the announcement of our exciting door prizes, including a $1500 STA Travel voucher and two $500 visa cards.

12.00pm – 12.30pm Complimentary lunch

Simply register and attend the expo and you’ll receive free lunch on us.

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12.30pm – 1.30pm The Next Frontier of Digital Business

The rapid advancement of information communication technologies represent endless possibilities, but also pose new risks and obstacles for businesses. Take control of your business career and hear from our panel of data and analytics industry experts, as they discuss the next frontier of advanced analytics.

Profile photo of Stewart BlackModerator: Stuart Black
La Trobe Professor of Practice, Disruption and Data

Stewart recently joined us from Deloitte after driving the ‘analytics inside’ agenda as a senior partner. At Deloitte, he was responsible for analytics-enabled innovation, the development of decoupled platforms and products, and analytics-enabled transformation of audit, tax and financial advisory services.

Panel Members

Profile photo of Jon Stone Jon Stone

Partner, Artificial Intelligence & Cognitive, KPMG Australia

Jon has over 21 years of international technology and consulting experience specialising in B2C industries. Now at KPMG’s Solution 49x, Jon uses a human-centred design approach to address industry’s most pressing problems using AI and machine learning alongside other innovative technologies.


Profile photo of Dr Catherine Lopes Dr. Catherine Lopes

Acting Head of Enterprise Data & Analytics, AGL Energy

A business-focused data scientist and passionate educator, Catherine helps organisations increase their business performance by applying advanced analytics and improving enterprise data management.


Profile photo of Violetta Misiorek Violetta Misiorek

Senior Manager Data Science, Suncorp

A highly driven analytical leader with over 20 years’ commercial and research experience, Violetta is passionate about developing innovative analytical solutions to enhance customer experience and optimise businesses’ effectiveness.

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1.30pm – 1.45pm Door Prize

Don’t miss out on the announcement of our exciting door prizes, which include a $1500 STA Travel voucher and two $500 visa cards.

1.45pm – 2.45pm Where a degree can take you

Want to find out where a degree can take you? Our panel of La Trobe alumni will share the insightful tips they wished they knew before entering the workplace, such as what you can do now to help your future self and how their studies prepared them for their dream jobs.

Moderator: Professor Russell Hoye
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Development)

Panel members

Profile image of Demetrio Zema.Demetrio Zema

Founder and Director, Law Squared

Named ‘Australia’s most innovative law firm’, Law Squared is a specialised commercial law and litigation firm focussed on working with entrepreneurs and start-ups. An accomplished entrepreneur and lawyer who’s worked with corporates, SMEs, entrepreneurs and ASX listed companies, Demetrio is focused on achieving outcomes and success for his clients.


Profile photo of Dr Georgia Atkin-SmithDr Georgia Atkin-Smith

Australian scientist and advocate for women in STEM

At the age of 25, Georgia Atkin-Smith submitted her PhD thesis at the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science. Throughout her postgraduate experience, Georgia presented her world-first findings in cell death research at numerous national and international conferences and received over 16 awards.


Profile photo of Tiffany CherryTiffany Cherry

Award-winning sports broadcaster

With an undying love for all things sport, Tiffany has covered events in Australia and around the world, including the NFL Superbowl, the Olympic Games, NBA finals, Wimbledon and US Open tennis and the PGA tour.

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2.45pm – 3.00pm Door Prize

Don’t miss out on the announcement of our exciting door prizes, which include a $1500 STA Travel voucher and two $500 visa cards.

3.00pm – 3.45pm La Trobe Sports keynote: Adrian Asdagi

Profile image of Adrian AsdagiAdrian Asdagi
Community Engagement Manager, Carlton Football Club

Hosted by La Trobe Sport, we’ll be joined by Adrian for an insightful talk on his career and how he broke into the dynamic sports industry. Hear the common challenges you may face and how you can begin your career. After the presentation, there’ll be time to have your questions answered.

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Boardroom sessions (Union Building)

11.00 am – 12.00 pm MBA information session for La Trobe staff

Moderator: Dr Geraldine Kennett, Program Director, Master of Business Administration

Hear from our expert panel on what it takes to complete a Master of Business Administration and how the program is helping boost their career. And don’t forget to find out how you can claim your exclusive 30-per-cent staff discount.

1.00pm – 2.00pm Postgraduate Study Session

Looking to advance your career or land your dream job? This session is for you. Join us for a discussion with accredited sports dietitian Jessica Rothwell on the advantages of postgraduate study. Hear first hand from a postgraduate alumni on how to finance your studies, flexible study options and how to stand out in a competitive job market. At the end of the session, you’ll have the opportunity to ask Jessica all of your questions.

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All day activities (Union Hall)

  • LinkedIn headshots: In need of a new LinkedIn profile photo? No problem. We’re offering complimentary professional LinkedIn headshots. So put your best foot forward and stand out from the crowd.
  • Academic course advice: Looking to advance your career? Connect with senior academics and course advisors at our all-day postgraduate showcase. This is your chance to find out more about the course of your choice.
  • Industry Partners Expo: Looking to meet your future employer? Join us to build your personal networks and key contacts within your industry of choice. Speak one-on-one with employers, fine-tune your elevator pitch and have all your questions answered.
  • On-the-spot offers: Apply on the day and receive a conditional offer for eligible courses. Available at the City and Bundoora expos.
  • Career Ready: Talk to our Career Ready advisors about the programs and services available to help you develop your career readiness, connect with employers, and make decisions about your career.
  • Admissions support: Confused about how to apply for postgraduate study? Chat to an admissions officer and learn what it takes to be selected for a La Trobe University course.
  • Alumni Advantage: Find out about the Alumni Advantage which offers you a 10% reduction on course fees on any full fee paying place in a La Trobe postgraduate course.
  • La Trobe International: Want a career that can take you overseas? Meet with our international team to find out what postgraduate degrees can lead to jobs in hundreds of industries all over the world.

Getting here

One of Australia’s largest campuses, we're located in Melbourne's north-eastern suburb of Bundoora, at the intersection of Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive, just 14 km from the city centre.

Get here by public transport, walking or cycling or car, with parking options available.

Plan your transport

Join us at the Melbourne (Bundoora) Postgraduate Expo

Register by 30 September and you could win a $250 prepaid Visa gift card.*

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