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Join us for the 2018 UQ Young Alumni Convention – a TEDx-style event featuring up-and-coming "Gen Y" speakers. 

Date: Saturday 26 May 2018
Time: 10am - 3.30pm
Location: GHD Auditorium, Advanced Engineering Building (Building 49), St Lucia campus
Cost: $35.00 per person includes morning tea and lunch

With speakers from a broad range of industries and disciplines, we’ll deep dive how to pursue your career progression goals, whilst balancing a purpose driven side hustle and explore all those hard questions like: 

  • How to negotiate with your employers to pursue your career and your purpose; 
  • How to find purpose in your profession; 
  • How to accelerate your career progression;
  • How to change industries or find a sustainable career in an area you did not study in; 
  • How to explore the social enterprise and entrepreneurship field;
  • How to enhance your employability after you graduate; 
  • And any more! 

Speakers and Panelists on the day will include:

  • Natalie Grider, AFL (Women's) 
  • Lachlan Snow, State Manager (QLD) at Musica Viva Australia
  • Lara Nobel, founder of Tiny House Company
  • Glen Wright, Development Manager at Geon Property 
  • Tamara Armstrong, artist and former set designer 
  • Luke Furness, Lawyer at Clayton Utz and CEO of Out For Australia 
  • Daniel Capper, UQ Student Employability Centre 
  • Robert Hoffman, Vice Chair at Young Engineers Australia (QLD) 
  • And many more!

Keep an eye on our social media pages as we release our full schedule for the event and the bios of our speakers! 

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GHD Auditorium, Advanced Engineering Building (Building 49), St Lucia campus