18th Annual AMSI Summer School Careers Day

Industry Speakers & Exhibition Networking Session

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, 23 January 2019
Time: 11.30am to 3.30pm (local time)
Venue: Leighton Hall, The University of New South Wales

Please note: This event is open to AMSI Summer School 2019 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 New South Wales are pleased to announce the following companies will feature at the 2019 event:

  • Australian Signals Directorate
  • Australian Mathematical Society (Aust MS) and Australian and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM)
  • Statistical Society of Australia (SSA)
  • Bureau of Meteorology
  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia
  • CSIRO’s Data 61
  • Optiver

Australian Signals Directorate

Careers Day

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

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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

Bureau of Meteorology

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The Bureau of Meteorology is Australia’s national weather, climate and water agency. Its expertise and services assist Australians in dealing with the harsh realities of their natural environment, including drought, floods, fires, storms, tsunami and tropical cyclones. Through regular forecasts, warnings, monitoring and advice spanning the Australian region and Antarctic territory, the Bureau provides one of the most fundamental and widely used services of government.

The Bureau contributes to national social, economic, cultural and environmental goals by providing observational, meteorological, hydrological and oceanographic services and by undertaking research into science and environment related issues in support of its operations and services.

Website: www.bom.gov.au

CSIRO’s Data 61

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At CSIRO’s Data61 we are creating Australia’s data driven future .

As applied R&D partner, our capabilities range from cyber security, privacy data exchanged, IoT, blockchain, robotics, machine learning and analytics, software and programming technology to behavioural science and more. We partner with government, corporates and universities to tackle nation shaping issues with science and technology.

Website: www.data61.csiro.au


Careers Day

Optiver are a leading global electronic market maker, focused on pricing, execution and risk management. They provide liquidity to financial markets using their own capital, at their own risk, trading a wide range of products: listed derivatives, cash equities, ETFs, bonds and foreign currencies. Their independence allows them to objectively improve the markets and provide efficiencies for end investors.

Thriving in a high performance environment, they pioneer their own trading strategies and systems using clean code and sophisticated technology. They achieve this by attracting, developing and empowering top talent, in order to sustain their future.

Website: https://www.optiver.com/ap/en/working-at-optiver-discover/campus/trading/ap

Australian Mathematical Society (Aust MS)

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The Australian Mathematical Society is the national society of the mathematics profession in Australia. Our mission is to promote and extend mathematical knowledge and its applications.

Website: http://www.austms.org.au/

Australian and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM)

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ANZIAM (Australia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics) is a division of The Australian Mathematical Society (AustMS). Our members are interested in applied mathematical research, mathematical applications in industry and business, and mathematics education at tertiary level.

Website: http://www.anziam.org.au/

Statistical Society of Australia (SSA)

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The SSA is a professional association for statisticians. It was founded in 1962 as a national “umbrella” organisation to support and further the work of state statistical societies already in existence, to establish a national journal and newsletter and to host national conferences. The overall objective of the Society is to further the study, application and good practice of statistical theory and methods in all branches of learning and enterprise.

The national Society represents Australian statisticians with branches in five states and the ACT, providing the focus and organisation of local activities. Branches of the Society organise and run regular meetings and workshops or symposia, usually available to members and non-members.

SSA also has several special interest groups (sections).

Website: http://www.statsoc.org.au/

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