This session covers:

  • What can students do with their Literature/Humanities studies?
  • How are the knowledge and skills gained from your Literature/Humanities studies applicable to real life careers?
  • What can students learn about the expectations of the workforce, and how it compares to their experience as a university student?

You will have the opportunity to ask questions to leading industry professionals working in relevant roles and hear their experiences, stories and advice. The session will end with an informal networking opportunity. 

Date: Wednesday 23 August
Time: 5:00pm-7:00pm (AEST)
Location: Global Change Institute 

Meet our panel

Graham Perrett MP, Federal Member for Moreton
Graham has a Diploma of Teaching (BCAE), Bachelor of Arts with Honours (UQ) and a Bachelor of Laws (QUT). He was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court in 1999 and worked in commercial and estate law. He later worked as an organiser with the Queensland Independent Education Union, before becoming a Senior Policy Advisor with the Queensland Government and then the Queensland Resources Council.

Graham was elected to parliament in 2007 and is currently Chair of the Public Works Committee, a member of the Human Rights Committee and is also on the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade. He is also the Prime Minister’s representative on The Brisbane Organising Committee for the 2032 Summer Olympics. Graham is a keen musician, reader and the author of four books: The Twelfth FishThe Big Fig, The Solid Rock and The Long Story.

Jasmine Collison, Administrative Assistant, Academic Policy and Programs, UQ
Jaz is an Administrative Assistant in the Academic Policy and Programs (APP) team within UQ’s Academic Services Division. She graduated from UQ in 2022 with a Bachelor of Advanced Humanities with First Class Honours in English Literature, a UQ University Medal 2023, the UQ George Essex Evans Scholarship 2022, and the UQ Steele Rudd Memorial Essay Prize 2021. Jaz also worked in the Student Relations Network from 2020-2022. In her new role at APP, Jaz implements changes to programs, plans and courses in the University’s curriculum management system, provides secretariat support to the Academic Board and its committees, and assists with reviewing and updating the Policy and Procedure Library.

Julia Twomey, Graduate Policy Officer, Office for Renewable Energy, Queensland Government
Julia graduated with a Bachelor of Advanced Humanities with Honours in English Literature from the University of Queensland in 2020. She is currently working in renewable energy policy in the Queensland Government. Responsible for researching, analysing, and liaising between departments, she is part of the team that is coordinating Queensland’s transition to renewable energy. After studying, she worked at Merlo and QAGOMA before joining the Policy Futures Graduate Program. Julia is passionate about interdisciplinarity and this graduate program enabled her to gain experience and combine both social and environmental policy. 


Dr Abigail Dennis, Senior Grants and Research Manager, Queensland Music Festival
Profile photo of Abigail DennisAbi PhD in English Literature from the University of Queensland, specializes in nineteenth-century British fiction. As Senior Grants and Research Manager at Queensland Music Festival, she oversees grant applications, government relations, and philanthropic partnerships. With a decade of arts-focused communication and research experience, she excels in brokering cross-sector partnerships. She's worked with the University of Toronto, ARM Hub, and as a freelance writer. Abi specialises in translating complex scholarly research in accessible and engaging ways for a range of audiences, including industry, government stakeholders, and the general public.



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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