Annual careers breakfast highlights importance of taking risks

21 Apr 2016

Over 100 undergraduate, honours and postgraduate economics students attended this year’s School of Economics careers breakfast, where they listened to four highly successful and inspiring UQ Economics Alumni, all at different stages in their careers.


Susan Buckley, Managing Director, from QIC, Pamela Dodd, Senior Consultant, from Synergies Economics Consultancy, Alan Tse, Analyst, The Treasury Department and Trung Tang, Investigator, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission discussed their career journeys, highlighted graduate program opportunities and provided career tips and advice.


The keynote presentation by Susan Buckley was one of the career breakfast’s highlights.


She provided personal insights into her experiences working as an economists, as well as a number of important career tips.

Susan recommended students find a mentor and a supportive professional network, continue to learn, follow their passions, set challenging goals and lay them out in a time line. She also reinforced the importance of self-belief and the value of risk taking.


After the presentations concluded, students were given the opportunity to network with the guest speakers to receive career advice and find out more about where their economics degree could take them.


If you are an economics student and would like to discuss your career plan further, contact Joanne Buchan in the BEL SET team to book your consultation session. Joanne is an employability specialist, who can assist you in setting career goals, submitting job applications and preparing for job interviews.