This session covers:

  • What can you do with your History studies?
  • What should students studying History do to enhance their employability during their university studies?
  • How are the knowledge and skills gained from your History studies applicable to real life careers?

Through your booking and in the session, you will have the opportunity to ask questions to leading industry professionals working in relevant roles and hear their experiences, stories and advice.

Date: Thursday 17 March
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm (AEST)
Online: Online via Zoom

Meet our panel

Jenny Nguyen, Consultant, TechnologyOne
Before she started working as a consultant at TechnologyOne, Jenny graduated from UQ in 2021 with a Bachelor of Advanced Humanities (Honours, Class I) majoring in History. Jenny is likely a familiar face as she was incredibly involved in the co-curricular space through the UQ RAP Oversight Committee, UQ Ventures, UQ Modern History Society, Oxfam UQ, UQ Student Energy Network, and HASS Mentoring Program. 
When asked why she studied the humanities and history, Jenny has found that her background, knowledge and skills are appreciated and desired in collaborative and problem-solving contexts. She strongly believes that the humanities are useful, especially when innovating and finding solutions for society's wicked problems.
Jorien van Beukering, PhD candidate and Senior Research Technician, UQ
Jorien has a Bachelor of Arts, Honours (History) (2019), a Bachelor of Arts in History and International Relations (2018), and Diploma of Languages (French) (2018). While studying, she engaged in several co-curricular initiatives such as Student-Staff Partnerships and UQ Ventures.

Jorien now a PhD candidate and Research Assistant in the School of Languages and Cultures. Her areas of specialty and interest include languages, particularly French, Dutch, German, English and Indonesian; historical research; identity, trauma and memory studies; diaspora and migration studies; French and Francophone culture; Dutch (post)colonial history.


Geoff Ginn, Associate Professor of History & Discipline Convenor in History, UQ
Geoff teaches British history and urban history in the UQ History program, as well as the second-year course on historiography (The History Makers) and the Capstone course History in Action.

In addition to his work at UQ, Geoff is an active public historian and former heritage consultant. Since 2005 Geoff has served on the Board of the State Library of Queensland (to 2008) and the Queensland Museum (2008-2013, 2017-present), as a member of the Board of the Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology, and as a judge in the Queensland Literary Awards.

Geoff’s first sole-authored book, Archangels & Archaeology: JSM Ward’s Kingdom of the Wise (Sussex Academic Press) appeared in 2012, followed by Culture, Philanthropy and the Poor in Late-Victorian London (Routledge) in 2017. His current projects include the ARC Linkage project (2019-22) to develop a Queensland Atlas of Religion in partnership with the State Library of Queensland, and a monograph on the intimate politics of the Edwardian ‘New Liberals.’


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.

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Online via Zoom.