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UQ Career Pulse online

Discover what inspires you. Turn it into your career.

Don’t miss one of UQ’s most popular annual events – now available to join online.

Hear from current students, lecturers, alumni and industry partners about their diverse and inspirational career experiences.

Don’t let distance or COVID restrictions keep you from attending one of UQ’s most popular annual events. Free all-access digital passes are now available for UQ Career Pulse. Your digital pass allows you to join live sessions and interact with our presenters during Q&A panels. Plus, you’ll have access to watch any session until 31 July 2021 – so you can relive your favourite moments or catch up on any presentations you missed on the day.

Key speakers

Deborah Riley – Game of Thrones Production Designer

Deborah Riley describes her journey to becoming a production designer for Game of Thrones. Find out how she went from studying a Bachelor of Design Studies to winning 4 consecutive Primetime Emmy awards. Discover what it takes to bring such an epic production to life and where a career in architecture or design could take you.

Linh Diep and Associate Professor Stan Karanasios

From TikTok to Tesla, digital technologies are changing how we live and work. UQ alumnus Linh Diep and Associate Professor Stan Karanasios explore the impact of technology on business and careers.

Zachary Fook and Dr Anna Jenkins

How do you build a business career that combines purpose, passion and helping others? Zachary Fook, UQ alumnus and co-founder of Tippy Toe Co., joins Dr Anna Jenkins to discuss the psychology that makes or breaks a startup.

Plan your day

UQ Career Pulse online is scheduled in 4 blocks, so it’s easy to follow your existing passions or discover some new ones. You’ll tune into one session for each timeslot* during the live event (you’ll choose your preferred sessions when you register).

*Don’t forget: you’ll have access to watch any session until 31 July, so you won’t miss any topics that interest you.

Explore a wide range of career topics covering sustainability, innovation, technology, leadership, human connection and more.

Block 1 (9.15–10.15am)

  • Building a healthier future: health careers creating change across the lifespan
  • Building a medical career
  • Careers in psychology
  • Careers in public health
  • Engineering a sustainable future
  • It all starts with teachers
  • The business of helping others: building a career by blending passion and purpose
  • The wearables explosion
  • Unseen careers in the biomedical sciences
  • What happened when I stopped thinking about my dream job

Block 2 (11am–12pm)

  • A career in architecture and design
  • Healthcare’s hidden heroes
  • From TikTok to Tesla: how digital innovation is changing business
  • How to get a job with a tech giant
  • How to turn the tide on marine and land conservation
  • Nursing: healthcare leadership on the frontline
  • The secret life of scientists
  • Today's passion, tomorrow's profession
  • World domination: a beginner's guide
  • Would AI cut it as a lawyer?

Block 3 (1–2pm)

  • Frontline health service: a pharmacist's perspective on the pandemic response
  • Inside criminal minds
  • Is there a limit to the challenges we can solve with maths?
  • Life as a junior doctor
  • Rehabilitation specialists: helping at-risk communities live life to the fullest
  • Superhero sustainability: everyday business heroes making a difference
  • The power of storytelling
  • UQ’s very own Shark Tank
  • Working with animals

Block 4 (2.15–3pm)

  • Your first year at uni

Who can attend

Digital passes to UQ Career Pulse online are open to all. We’re excited to welcome:

  • high school students
  • teachers
  • guidance counsellors
  • parents and guardians.

How to attend

Please register to attend and select your sessions. Closer to the event, you’ll receive an email with an exclusive link to join UQ Career Pulse online.


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