Employability Series Resources

The Benefits of Having a Professional Mentor 

Learn about the benefits of having a professional mentor from mentoring experts themselves! Hear how a mentor can be there to guide you through all stages of your career journey.

Guest Speakers: 

  • Keynote Speaker: Peter Wilson, Chair of Australian Network on Disability and author of “Make Mentoring Work”
  • Panel discussion: 
    • Anna Spiteri, Abilities Network Co-Chair, ANZ
    • Chris Rodrigo, PACE and Stepping Into Alumni, PACE Lead at KPMG
    • Elvin Lam, PACE Alumni (mentee and mentor)
    • James Leonard, PACE Alumni (mentee and mentor)

Transcript: 

Hear from Stepping Into Alumni: Public Sector

Your chance to meet previous Stepping Into internship participants! Hear from our alumni about their career journey, Stepping Into experiences, and what they have learned along the way.

Guest Speakers: 

  • Kimberley Congram, Attorney-General’s Department
  • Celine Habib, current Stepping Into Intern at AND
  • Jack Milne, Attorney-General’s Department

Transcript: 

Recruitment Skills from a Recruiter

Learn strategies for a successful job search and how to develop key employability skills hiring managers are looking for. Hear from industry professionals what to expect during recruitment processes and how to successfully gain employment.

Guest Speakers: 

  • Samantha Nuttall, Relationship Manager AND
  • Alex Knight, Australasia Early Careers Lead, People & Culture, ARUP
  • Scott Barton, Account Director, Human Resources, QBE

Transcript: 

Employer Showcase (Public Sector & Not-for-Profits)

Hear from leading Australian employers about the actions they take to ensure inclusive and accessible recruitment processes, and get all the up-to-date information on their current opportunities for soon to be graduates!

Guest Speakers:

  • Narelle Cartledge, Attorney General’s Department
  • Kestra Caller, Life Without Barriers
  • Carol Corzo & Amy Love, RMIT University
  • Dominic Tassell, Justin Lokhorst & Natasya Robert, Australian Bureau of Statistics

Transcript: 

Sharing Disability Information with Employers

To share or not to share disability information with prospective employers? Let's discuss the when, the where, the why and the how.

Guest Speakers: 

  • Debbie Heron, Assistant Director of Strategy at Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with a Disability and a Stepping Into Alumni
  • Evelyn Crowe, Talent Acquisition Services – Early Careers at Telstra
  • Luke Futcher-Daniels, Manager, Inclusion & Social Procurement, Level Crossing Removal Project, Stepping Into Lead

 

Transcript: 

Hear from Stepping Into Alumni: STEM & IT

Hear from our Stepping Into alumni about their career journey, Stepping Into experiences, and what they have learned along the way in the industries of STEM and IT.

Guest Speakers: 

  • Chloe Anderson – Graduate Environment Adviser at Woodside Energy
  • Mathew Townsend – Inclusive Insights & Nature Freedom
  • Akshay Vallikkattil – Graduate Mechanical Engineer at UGL

Transcript: 

How to Network

What is networking, and how you can build and use your networks? This session will focus on the importance of networking, how you can build a professional network, and top tips for networking and LinkedIn.

Guest Speakers:

  • How to Network – Jack Milne, Attorney-General’s Department
  • Getting Started With Your Personal Brand – Quila Cervelli, RMIT

Transcript: 

Employer Showcase (Private Sector)

Hear from leading Australian employers about the actions they take to ensure inclusive and accessible recruitment processes, and get all the up-to-date information on their current opportunities for soon to be graduates!

Guest Speakers:

  • Harriet Dawson and Carolyn McDonnell, Telstra
  • Alex Knight, Arup Group
  • John Gerloff and Rachel Bucknall, IAG
  • Blaine Manning and Diane Djotaroeno, BHP

 

Transcript: 

Navigating the World of Work

In this discussion we explored common experiences in the workplace, and how to be resilient and manage your wellbeing while continuously progressing your career.

Guest Speakers:

  • Georga Kemp, NSW Department of Communities and Justice
  • Alan Dang, LAB3
  • Emma Henningsen, Australian Network on Disability

 

Transcript: 

Hear from Stepping Into Alumni: Business, Finance & Law

Hear from our alumni about their career journey, Stepping Into experiences, and what they have learned along the way in the industries of business, finance and law.

Guest Speakers: 

  • Devni Wimalasena, Arup
  • Chris Rodrigo, KPMG
  • Kate McDonell, Infrastructure NSW

Transcript: