15th Annual AMSI Summer School Careers Afternoon

Industry Speakers & Exhibition Networking Session

Event Details

Date: Tuesday, 24 January 2017
Time: 2.00pm to 5.30pm (local time)
Venue: Abercrombie Business School Lecture Theatre 1040

Please note: This event is open to AMSI Summer School 2017 students and invited guests only.

The Careers Afternoon is a popular feature of the AMSI Summer School, where students attending the school have the chance to hear about career opportunities from employers specifically seeking mathematics and statistics graduates, and get involved in an exhibition networking session with industry specialists, over afternoon tea.

The event begins with employer and early career researcher presentations, which talk students through their personal career development, and pathways within their organisation.  The presentations open the door for lively discussion in the exhibit networking session, by highlighting prospective careers students are often unaware of!

AMSI and the University of Sydney are pleased to announce the following companies will feature at the 2017 event (subject to change):

  • Allan Gray Australia
  • Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Australian Signals Directorate
  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia
  • Defence Science and Technology Group
  • Google
  • Optiver
  • Reserve Bank of Australia

Note: Companies attending the AMSI Summer School 2017 Careers afternoon will be listed above, as they are confirmed. 

Allan Gray Australia

Careers Afternoon

As contrarian investors, Allan Gray doesn’t run with the pack. The investment philosophy is simple – to invest for the long term.

Allan Gray never tries to guess external sentiments, the next share price movement or trends. Instead, they scrutinise opportunities that aren’t necessarily ‘obvious’. They search for value in places others overlook or undervalue. Then determine the things that drive the company’s performance and hence its value over the next five or even ten years. This is how Allan Gray has been investing in Australia for the past 10 years and globally for over 40 years.

Website: www.allangray.com.au

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

Careers Afternoon

The ABS is Australia’s national statistical agency, providing trusted official statistics on a wide range of economic, social, population and environmental matters of importance to Australia.

The ABS also has an important leadership role, coordinating statistical activities and collaborating with official bodies in the collection, compilation, analysis and distribution of statistics. This assists in maximising the value of government investment on these activities, and ensures outputs are fit-for-purpose.

By doing these things, ABS aim to inform decisions on important issues. They expect this will lead to a more informed community; more efficient markets, economic growth and productivity enhancements; better policy development and evaluation; and targeted and more efficient service delivery.

Website: www.abs.gov.au

Australian Signals Directorate

Careers Afternoon

The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD, formerly DSD) is an intelligence agency in the Australian Government Department of Defence, with its headquarters in Canberra.

Their mission, ‘Reveal their secrets, protect our own’, accurately summarises their role. ASD:

  • collects and analyses foreign signals intelligence, known as Sigint, and
  • provides advice and assistance on information and communications security, known as InfoSec.

Website: www.asd.gov.au

Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Careers Afternoon

CommBank is Australia’s leading provider of integrated financial services, with the vision to excel at securing and enhancing the financial wellbeing of people, businesses and communities. 

Currently listed as the most sustainable company in Australia, and the most sustainable bank in the world in the 2016 Global 100 (G100) Most Sustainable Corporations Index, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia has recently been named Australia’s most innovative financial institution and one of the three most innovative companies in the country in the Australian Financial Review’s 50 Most Innovative Companies list for 2016.

Website: www.commbank.com.au

Defence Science and Technology Group

Careers Afternoon

DST Group is a national leader in safeguarding Australia by delivering valued scientific advice and innovative solutions for Defence and national security. As one of Australia’s largest employers of scientists and engineers, they deliver expert, impartial advice and innovative solutions for Defence and national security.

DST Group’s vision is to be a world leader in defence science and technology – indispensable in transforming the Australian Defence Force and Australia’s national security. They 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.

Website: www.dst.defence.gov.au


Careers Afternoon

Google’s mission is to organise the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. The company has packed a lot into a relatively young life. Since Google was founded in 1998, they’ve grown to serve millions of people around the world.

Website: www.google.com.au


Careers Afternoon

Optiver is a premier, global market making company, offering trading opportunities on many of the world’s major financial markets using their own capital and at their own risk. Optiver strives to be the go-to price engine for a variety of exchange-traded products. In the Asia Pacific region, Optiver provide pricing for equities, options, futures, ETFs, and more.  

Working at Optiver is a unique experience, actively promoting collaboration and creativity with backgrounds in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Every day Optiver are given the opportunity to challenge themselves, to think outside the box and be creative. Getting to solve complex problems isn’t the only reward, there are also many amazing perks, which is why the BRW rated Optiver one of Australia’s Best Places to Work in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016!

Website: www.optiver.com/sydney

Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA)

Careers Afternoon

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.

Website: www.rba.gov.au

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