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Conference Program

Forward Thinking, Forward Planning
Career Insights Conference 

Event Page: usq.edu.au/career-conference
Online Conference Platform: https://usq.vfairs.com/en/

  Tuesday 16 November Wednesday 17 November Thursday 18 November
From 10am  Let's Chat Let's Chat Let's Chat
10am

Arts, Humanities & Communication Panel

Industry Guests:

  • Phoebe Tully, Business Owner of The Field Guide
  • Janelle Insley, Exhibition and Public Programs Manager at Cobb & Co. Museum
  • Cathie Schnitzerling, Executive Producer of Landline and co-Executive Producer of Movin' to the Country' at the ABC.

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Management, Leadership, Human Resources, Marketing & Administration Panel

Industry Guests:

  • Katherine Kennedy, Talent Acquisition with Mars Global Services
  • Ellen Piper, Outreach and Partnership Manager, Brand and Marketing Team, Commonwealth Superannuation Corp 
  • Melissa Johnson Morgan, USQ

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Nursing & Allied Health Panel 

Industry Guests:

  • Kate Delany, Workforce Development Officer at West Moreton Health
  • Damien Russell, Acting ANUM Adult Mental Health Services at West Moreton Health
  • Vanessa Burge, Workforce Development Officer, Darling Downs Health (Allied Health) 

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11am

Aviation Panel 

Industry Guests:

  • Timothy Carney, Business Development at Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport
  • Pierre Steyn, Chief Operating Officer, FTA Queensland

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Education & Training Panel 

Industry Guests:

  • Peter Simpson, Human Resources at Diocese of Toowoomba Catholic Schools Office
  • Marc Davis & Rhianna Commens, Capability Managers for Teacher Learning Centre, DDSW Region, Department of Education QLD

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Psychology & Human Services Panel 

Industry Guests:

  • Jodie Collins, Chief Operating Officer, YellowBridge QLD
  • Amanda Johnston, National Customer Manager and Registered Psychologist with APM

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12pm

Accounting & Finance Panel 

Industry Guests:

  • Liam Brown, General Manager at Byron Capital
  • Brad Williams, Data Engineering Manager at Heritage 
  • Libby Marshall, Steam Capital

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Law & Criminology Panel 

Industry Guests:

  • Leanne Mattewson, Managing Director at Murdoch Lawyers
  • Sean, First Year Lawyer at Murdoch Lawyers
  • Carolyn Howe, Special Counsel at Shine Lawyers

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Science, Agriculture & Environment Panel 

Industry Guests:

  • Jesse Scott, Chief Innovation & Growth Officer, GrainCorp
  • Peter Broomhall, Senior Agribusiness Development Officer, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
  • Steven Rees, Robotics Staff Engineer, John Deere 

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 1pm  

Science, Engineering & Surveying Panel 

Industry Guests:

  • Anthony Morris, Principal at Morris Water 
  • Grant Pendlebury, Director at Kehoe Myers Consulting Engineers

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 2pm  

ICT Panel 

Industry Guests:

  • Mod Prakash, Manager, Client Relations, Infosys
  • Ellen Piper, Outreach and Partnership Manager at Commonwealth Superannuation Corp
  • Sophie Zdenkowski, University Partnerships Manager, FDM

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 6.30pm

Keynote Speaker: Reimagining the world of work webinar with Simon Kuestenmacher

In this session Simon will take you on a fast-paced, engaging tour through the 2020s. Talking about what skills should you focus on and where growth opportunities are.

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Keynote Speaker: Career Resilience - How do you THRIVE not just SURVIVE in your career webinarwith Kamal Sarma

In this session Kamal seeks to answer, why do so many people struggle to find a satisfying career and how to create purpose in our lives, and why it is important for our career success, wellbeing and fulfilment?

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Keynote Speaker: Managing Your Personal Brand for Professional Success webinar with Sue Currie

In this session Personal Branding Specialist Sue Currie will help you understand the steps to personal branding that will impact your career. 

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 7.30pm

Reinventing yourself - Knowing where to start webinar with Sarah Mitchell

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Building engaging career stories webinar with Shayne Lorac-Moon

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Finding and Making Career Opportunities webinar with Phoebe Tully

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