This seminar is aimed at students who are studying two or more different disciplines and will provide insight into:

  • How they can use their study areas conjunctively to give them a unique edge.
  • The difficulties and advantages of specialising in more than one area.
  • The career paths of UQ alumni who have studied multiple fields.

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: Tuesday 1 August
Time: 4:00-5:00pm (AEST)
Location: Online via Zoom

Meet our panel

Sarah Evans
Sarah has experience in libraries and orchestral management both in Australia and the UK.  She is currently a project manager for UQ Library, managing a variety of client focused projects. Prior to this, she has worked as a librarian focusing on academic liaison and bibliometrics.  Her experience abroad involved working with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Edinburgh International Festival. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (English Literature & Music), a Graduate Diploma in Library & Information Studies, and an Associate Diploma of Music (cello). Outside work, she enjoys travelling, reading personal development books, watching action thrillers, and tending her mediocre collection of geraniums.

Jenny Quan
Jenny studied a Bachelor of Mechanical Design and Manufacturing at Xiangtan University, before competing her Masters in English-Chinese Translation and Interpreting at The University of Queensland. Jenny has held several positions, including interpretation work at EvaAsia and Channelbeyond. She also completed an internship in Customer Management. Jenny currently works as a commercial supervisor at FL-ZC Technology Group. She has been involved in programs at UQ, including two HASS Portfolio Projects, as well as volunteering as a Respect Ambassador and as a part of the Get Involved program.
Liam O’Shaughnessy
Liam O’Shaughnessy graduated UQ in 2020 with a dual degree in Arts/Laws with majors in International Relations and Spanish. During his studies, Liam worked as a Research Assistant for Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Budapest where he worked in analysis of patterns, characteristics, levels, trends, and developments of irregular migration. Liam also worked as a Research Assistant to Professor Adnreas Schloenhardt on a project funded by the UNODC analysing and reporting on smuggling of migrant legislation from the ten ASEAN Member States.  Following this, he worked as an Ethics Clerk for Queensland Law Society, and a Judge’s Associate for the Federal Court of Australia. He is currently a solicitor specialising in Litigation and Dispute Resolution at HopgoodGanim Lawyers.

Margie Brown 
Margie Brown studied a dual degree in Science/Arts at UQ, majoring in Marine Biology and Journalism. She also completed a film producer’s course at QPIX, which led to multiple roles in science communication. Towards the end of her undergraduate studies, Margie spearheaded the writing of the book Careers that Started in Science, which aimed to inspire students about the broad range of opportunities available in science and the transferrable skills that science offers for other career paths. She was the co-creator and director of Flickchicks and produced many documentary films, including Animal Planet Australia’s most highly rated series: Snake Boss. Margie currently works as a Senior Technical Officer in the Department of Environment and Science.

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.