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1 Science Careers Monash University Kerina Alter Wed 25 May 2005

2 My Journey Yr 12 - Wanted to do forensics / med? B.A. / B.Sc (Hons) – Monash University Majors: Police studies, physiology and pharmacology Minors: Microbiology, Anatomy, and History Where to now? Pharmaceutical rep? IVF ? Cardiac technologist ? Ambulance ? Honours Monash Institute of Medical Research

3 Role & Responsibilities Consulting Market Analyst Grad Cert. In Business Administration- Swinburne Senior Consultant (management / project consulting) MPR Group Pty Ltd Communicate the activities of clients in the technology sector for the purpose of ? Raising money (gov grants, listing on ASX, investors) Accessing gov programs (R&D tax con, EMDG) Attracting suppliers / partners / buyers Help companies to gear up for product launches – strategy (Sales and marketing, human resources, funding, company structure)

4 Skills Consulting Skills Written and oral communication (including good listening skills) Analytical Problem solving Market research High people skills Intellectual creativity Team work Project management Grad Dip. Public Relations – RMIT University Volunteer work

5 Challenges What am I qualified to do? What are your interests? What are your strengths? Generalist Focus

6 Tips Speak to people – what do you do? how did you get there? Follow up Work experience – eg. Vacation work, initiative Volunteer work Resources: Newspapers Job recruitment web sites eg. Monseacs, Seek, Mycareer, Careerone, KellyScientific, Hahnpharma Company websites Industry journals – science, nature Recruitment consultants Network - Industry groups eg. BioMelbourne, AusBiotech Careers centre on campus – Monseacs Graduate / entry level jobs

7 Where to from here? Good CV and cover letter – demonstrate skills via achievements Good presentation skills (interview) – sell your value Further study? Overseas opportunities, interstate? Start your own business ? Set yourself a career plan – what you want to do and what do you need to do to get there?

8 Final tips Good luck! and remember: You’re not alone … It’s the journey not the destination that will count Remain positive Kerina Alter E:


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