Presentation on theme: "Science Careers Monash University Kerina Alter Wed 25 May 2005."— Presentation transcript:
Science Careers Monash University Kerina Alter Wed 25 May 2005
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
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)
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
Challenges What am I qualified to do? What are your interests? What are your strengths? Generalist Focus
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
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?
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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