The 14th Annual AMSI Summer School Careers Afternoon details:

Date: Thursday 21 January
Time: 2-5:30pm
Venue: Swanston Academic Building, Building 80, Level 4, Room 11 (080.04.011), RMIT University

A great opportunity whatever stage of your studies you are at!

It is never to early to get advice and start planning for your future career.

The careers afternoon gives students the opportunity to:

  • Hear employers talk about mathematics and statistics opportunities
  • Find out about new career opportunities
  • Ask questions
  • Network with employers

If you are an employer and would like to attend the 2016 Summer School Careers Afternoon, contact Simi Henderson,


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Companies Attending 
Australian Bureau of StatisticsATTENDING: Cristian Rotaru, Assistant Director, Methodology Divisions and Kelly Chiu, Research Officer, Methodology Division

The ABS is the central statistical authority for Australian governments. It is the main provider of Australian statistics used in the development and implementation of public policy. ABS statistics are also used for a range of purposes by businesses, non-government organisations and the wider community.

The production of ABS statistics is supported by the Methodology division. The Methodology division ensures ABS surveys are based on sound statistical principles. The Methodology division also undertakes research on statistical methods to improve the efficiency and accuracy of ABS outputs.
Australian Signals DirectorateATTENDING: Elizabeth Alford and Daniel Johnstone

The ASD is an intelligence agency in the Australian Government Department of Defence, with its headquarters in Canberra. Our mission, ‘Reveal their secrets, protect our own’, accurately summarises our role. ASD:
- collects and analyses foreign signals intelligence, known as Sigint
- provides advice and assistance on information and communications security, known as InfoSec.

The history of ASD begins in the Second World War, when Australian Navy, Army and Air Force personnel were brought together to support General MacArthur’s South-West Pacific campaign by intercepting and decoding Japanese radio signals.
Research careers ATTENDING: Fabricio Oliveira, Post Doc, RMIT University

A Career in Research: Find out about the challenges and rewards of an academic career in the “hard” sciences. Using experiences from my personal journey, I will try to highlight the opportunities that being a researcher entails.
Centre of Excellence for Climate System ScienceATTENDING: Claire Vincent, Post Doc and Melissa Hart, Graduate Director

The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science is an international research consortium of five Australian universities and a suite of outstanding national and international Partner Organizations.

The Centre’s focus, Climate System Science, is the quantitative study of the climate system designed to enable modelling of the future of the climate system. It is built on a core of the sciences of the atmosphere, ocean, cryosphere and land surface. It includes the physics, dynamics and biology of these systems, and the flow of energy, water and chemicals between them.
CSIROATTENDING: Carolyn Huston, Post Doctoral Researcher, CSIRO statistics

At the CSIRO, we shape the future. We do this by using science to solve real issues. Our research makes a difference to people, industry and the planet.

We ask, we seek, we solve. As Australia’s national science agency we’ve been pushing the edge of what’s possible for over 85 years - and we're not stopping now. Since we started life as the Advisory Council of Science and Industry in 1916, we’ve advanced Australia with a range of inventions and innovations that have had significant positive impact on the lives of people around the world.
Defence Science and Technology GroupATTENDING: Jason Pennock, DST Group

DST Group is the Australian government's lead agency responsible for applying science and technology to safeguard Australia and its national interests. As one of Australia’s largest employers of scientists and engineers, we deliver expert, impartial advice and innovative solutions for Defence and national security.

Our vision is to be a world leader in defence science and technology – indispensable in transforming the Australian Defence Force and Australia’s national security. We work closely with industry, universities and the scientific community to enhance our combined ability to support Australia’s defence and national security capabilities and to contribute to national wealth.
OptiverATTENDING: Daniel Smyth, Korean Desk trading Kospi Derivatives and Ashna Patel, Graduate Recruitment Advisor

Optiver is a premier, global market making company. We offer trading opportunities on many of the world’s major financial markets using our own capital and at our own risk.

Optiver strives to be the go-to price engine for a variety of exchange-traded products. In the Asia Pacific region we provide pricing for equities, options, futures, ETFs, and more.

Working at Optiver is a unique experience. We actively promote collaboration and creativity, and have adapted our workplace to encourage this.
PwCATTENDING: Cat Mairs, Manager, Assurance Team and Iain Yulie, Director, Deals team

PwC is one of Australia's leading professional services firms, bringing the power of our global network of firms to help Australian businesses, not-for-profit organisations and governments assess their performance and improve the way they work. Having grown from a one-man Melbourne accountancy practice in 1874 to the worldwide merger of Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand in 1998, PwC Australia now employs more than 6,000 people.

Our people are energetic and inspirational and come from a diverse range of academic backgrounds, including arts, business, accounting, tax, economics, engineering, finance, health and law. From improving the structure of the Australian health system, to performing due diligence on some of Australia's largest deals, and working side-by-side with entrepreneurs and high-net-worth individuals, our teams bring a unique combination of knowledge and passion to address the challenges and opportunities that face our community.
Reserve Bank of AustraliaATTENDING: Adam Cagliarini

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is Australia's central bank and derives its functions and powers from the Reserve Bank Act 1959. Its duty is to contribute to the stability of the currency, full employment, and the economic prosperity and welfare of the Australian people. It does this by setting the cash rate to meet an agreed medium-term inflation target, working to maintain a strong financial system and efficient payments system, and issuing the nation's banknotes.

The RBA provides certain banking services as required to the Australian Government and its agencies, and to a number of overseas central banks and official institutions. Additionally, it manages Australia's gold and foreign exchange reserves.
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