ArtSS Career-Ready
Seeing the Bigger Picture: Career Opportunities in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Seeing the Bigger Picture: Career Opportunities in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Many students studying Arts Degrees or combined Arts Degrees don’t recognise their career potential, or understand the importance of the skills they acquire while studying subjects like history, English, economics, philosophy, art history, languages, political science or anthropology – to name just a few of majors. Come along and hear from successful Arts graduates from the University of Sydney, and broaden the possibilities for your post-university career. 

This event will also provide you with the opportunity to hear from students who have undertaken ArtSS Career-Ready placements. 

Speakers include:

Sarah Ayoub, journalist and author
Sarah Ayoub is a freelance journalist and author based in Sydney, Australia.

Her work has appeared in the Guardian, Marie-Claire, Girlfriend, Cosmopolitan, House & Garden, Sunday Style, CLEO and more, and she has spoken at numerous industry events including the Sydney Writer’s Festival, Emerging Writer’s Festival and more.

Sarah’s novels Hate is Such a Strong Word and the Yearbook Committee are contemporary stories of identity, belonging and discovery. She regularly speaks at schools and writers festivals about identity and self-worth in YA fiction, and is passionate about empowering young people to see the value in their own personal stories.

Sarah decided to pursue a career in journalism at the age of 10 after realizing that, like Lois Lane and Vicky Vale, it was always the reporter that got the superhero. She has a penchant for all things pretty and Parisian, adores a good high tea and is often dreaming wistfully about glamorous, by-gone eras. Sarah also has an ‘unhealthy’ obsession with cake, magazines and handbags, and welcomes a cure of any sort to her substance abuse problems.

Emily McCosker, Principal Policy Officer at Department of Finance, Services and Innovation
Emily McCosker is a Principal Policy Officer at Department of Finance, Services and Innovation. She has over ten years’ experience in policy management across a number of NSW public service departments, from research and development through to implementation and evaluation. After starting with the NSW public service graduate programs, Emily now works directly with Government Ministers, their staff and senior members of the NSW Public Sector. In this forum, Emily will talk about her experiences in navigating opportunities for graduates with arts degrees, and how to build an effective career path in the public service.

Hamish Stewart, Executive Creative Director, R/GA
Hamish Stewart studied a BA majoring in English and Psychology. Looking back, his first four subjects - English, Psychology, Economics and Fine Arts - demonstrated interests in writing, psychology, business and graphic design, which were ultimately reflected in his advertising career.

After his degree, Hamish travelled in Europe for a couple of years before returning to Australia. Having completed a graphic design and advertising course, followed by AWARD School, he found his place in the advertising industry as a copywriter.

In his 20 years in the industry, Hamish has worked across clients including Optus, CommBank, ANZ, Macquarie, Qantas and Google. He was previously Group Creative Director at M&C Saatchi, and is currently Executive Creative Director at R/GA Sydney.

Wednesday 21 September 2016
9:30am to 1pm
Sutherland Room, The Holme Building
Science Road,
The University of Sydney 
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Morning tea and lunch will be served.

Please register by Sunday 18 September 2016:

Open yourself up to a world of possibilities. Get ArtSS Career-Ready today!