You're invited to join us online for the HASS Career Seminar event: How your HASS Skills can Pay the Bills! Hear from leading HASS industry and alumni as they share their experience on career pathways and how their HASS degree has contributed to their career.

This session covers:

  1. What skills do you get from your HASS degree?
  2. How can you articulate your skills to employers?
  3. What extracurricular skills/experiences are desirable to employers?

You will have the opportunity to ask questions to leading industry professionals working in Humanities and Social Sciences related fields.  

Date: Tuesday 27 July
Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm (AEST)
Online: Online via Zoom

Meet our panel

Dr Katie Spearritt 
CEO, Diversity Partners 

Dr Katie Spearritt is a leadership and diversity expert in Australia. She is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Diversity Partners, a consulting firm that works with organisations to develop more inclusive and flexible work cultures. Their work focuses on improving gender and cultural diversity, and creating more inclusive cultures for people with disability, LGBTIQ+ employees, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Katie holds a PhD in Business & Economics from Monash University, Melbourne and a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours - University Medal) from the University of Queensland. She studied History and English at UQ, graduating in 1988.

Patrick Nolan 
Artistic Director & CEO, Opera Queensland 

Patrick Nolan was appointed Artistic Director and CEO of Opera Queensland in 2017, with a promise to lead change in opera through a program of classic and contemporary works. He has created productions for Sydney Chamber Opera, Opera Australia, New Zealand Opera, Seattle Opera, Sydney Theatre Company, Belvoir St, Griffin Theatre, Melbourne Theatre Company, and all the major Australian capital city festivals. From 2009 - 2014 he was Artistic Director of physical theatre company Legs On The Wall, creating productions that toured Australia, UK, Korea and Brazil. In 2015 he was awarded an Australia Council Fellowship to support research into large scale outdoor performance and the relationship between extreme physicality and storytelling.


Coco Bu 
Teacher, Centenary Heights State High School  

Coco Bu holds a bachelor degree majoring in Mathematics and Chinese and a Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education from The University of Queensland. Before completing her degree, she secured a teaching position at Centenary Heights State High School in Toowoomba where she completed her teaching prac. During her studies at UQ, she participated in a range of activities and played a leading part in a variety of programs where she developed leadership skills and increased her employability. These experiences helped her make great progress at work. 


Daisy Thomas
Referral Pathways Officer, Legal Aid Queensland

Daisy engages with regional and metropolitan stakeholders to build legal referral pathways for vulnerable clients. Her background includes psychology, governmental policy and research, developing and facilitating social equity programs, producing materials for tertiary education students, writing for print and online media, qualitative analysis, and clinical counselling experience. She has also engaged in training in alternative dispute resolution. She has over five years'​ experience working to empower and educate disadvantaged community groups, and currently works with survivors of domestic and family violence.

All registered students will receive a recording of the session.

About HASS Career Seminar Series

The HASS Career Seminar Series invites HASS industry and alumni to participate in online panel discussions where students have the opportunity to ask questions and learn how the panel used their HASS degrees and skills to help them transition into careers after graduation.

Find career resources here


Online via Zoom.