Future proofing your career

11 October 2017

This panel discussion is held as part of the Postgraduate Studies Expo. 

The world of work is changing rapidly and the jobs of the future will be radically different to those of today. We're bringing together a panel of the University of Sydney’s industry partners to discuss the challenges and opportunities that graduates will face in the future workforce. They will share their insights into how future graduates can best prepare to succeed and thrive in a volatile, uncertain and increasingly complex world of work.

  • What impact are new technologies, data analytics and social networks having on how we communicate and collaborate at work?
  • How can you prepare to work in an increasingly complex environment?
  • What skills will you need to set you apart from the competition? 

In a conversion led by Sarah Fletcher, Director of Career Services at the Business School, we bring together industry partners from a range of disciplines:

  • Pratik Gidwani
    A biomedical engineering graduate, Pratik has held roles with Stryker, Bain & Company, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute and Engineers without Borders. He was the first Faculty of Engineering and IT graduate to be offered a role at multinational medical device company St Jude Medical (now Abbott)  
  • Olivia Holtz
    Olivia is a globally award-winning marketing and communications professional with corporate marketing and internal communications experience. Olivia is the current Insights Manager at Chartered Accountants Australia where she creates and delivers the customer engagement go-to-market lifecycle plan.  
  • Tessa Boyd-Caine
    Tessa is CEO of Health Justice Australia, the national centre for health justice partnerships. She has worked in health, justice and human rights organisations in Australia and internationally. She was previously Deputy CEO of the Australian Council of Social Service and was the inaugural Fulbright Professional Scholar in Nonprofit Leadership.  
  • Sarah Fletcher (Panel Moderator)
    Sarah is the Director, Careers Services at the Careers and Employability Office (CEO) of the University of Sydney Business School. Sarah’s role is to lead with the vision being to ensure all Business School graduates succeed as ‘leaders for good’. Sarah contributes strategic policy advice in the careers, Work Integrated Learning, student experience and equity domains to the senior leadership of the Business School.

Event details

Future proofing your career


Quadrangle Building, University Place
The University of Sydney NSW 2006


11 October 2017

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