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Business School - Current Students
 February 2012
Thursday 02
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Another India: Land, Water and Rural Poverty Website | More Information
Discussion of India in the public sphere in Australia often focuses on the growth of the Indian economy, trade relations, and the emergence of India as a powerful economic and political actor within the international system. Less present in media and public discourse on India is consideration of social and environmental challenges, or even what could be described as crises, that are experienced most acutely by citizens located in the urban periphery and in rural areas. Questions of access to land for maintaining livelihoods and the legitimacy of land acquisition for development projects have emerged as arenas of local political conflict in India.

Water resources and their distribution are also not just a question of policy but of politics in urban and rural India, and will be ever-more so in the context of global climate change. The long-standing social crisis of rural poverty in India also remains unresolved, as attested by the disturbing phenomena of farmer suicide.

Three speakers, each of them distinguished experts and public commentators in India, will discuss these questions in this special lecture.

About The Speakers:

*P. Sainath is India’s most highly-awarded journalist. He is the Rural Affairs Editor of 'The Hindu'. Sainath was the first Indian in 25 years to win the Ramon Magsaysay Prize in 2007 for his “passionate commitment as a journalist to restore the rural poor to India’s national consciousness.”

*Swapna Banerjee-Guha is Professor of Development Studies in the School of Social Sciences, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. From 1981-2006 she was Professor of Human Geography at the University of Mumbai. She is the author of six books and over a hundred academic articles.

*Dr Anjal Prakash is Senior Fellow and Director of the Peri Urban Water Security Project at the South Asia Consortium for Interdisciplinary Water Resources Studies, Hyderabad, India. He has worked extensively on the issues of ground water management, gender, natural resource management and water supply and sanitation in India.

This lecture is free and open to the public, no RSVP required.
Monday 20
0:00 - EVENT - Immigrant Workers’ Occupational Health Study (IWOHS) : Workplace health and safety among immigrant workers in Australia Website | More Information
Immigrant workers’ Occupational Health Study is a new study that will look at the working conditions of immigrant and Australian-born workers. This first part of the study involves meeting with people from the different migrant communities in Australia to learn about their community and their concerns about occupational health and safety.

9:00 - COURSE - Introductory Statistics : A short course Website | More Information
The course is designed for people with little or no knowledge of statistics. It will be spread over three days covering material ranging from means and standard deviations to simple linear regression, and basic ANOVA. Some basic categorical data analysis will be included with the emphasis throughout being placed on applications rather than theory. The statistical package SPSS will be used to illustrate ideas demonstrated, however this course is aimed at enabling an understanding of basic statistics.

Registration is available online https://scg.maths.uwa.edu.au/?id=347 .
Tuesday 28
0:00 - WORKSHOP - Alternative Dispute Resolution for Professionals : Learn how to resolve disputes constructively - includes national accreditation Website | More Information
The need for an understanding of the principles of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) has become essential for many professions, including law, medicine, psychology, engineering, commerce, human resources, social work and more. This 10 module + 1 day workshop course teaches negotiation, conflict resolution and mediation skills. National accrediation is available.

 March 2012
Thursday 01
13:10 - PERFORMANCE - Lunchtime Concert : Visiting Artist Adam Pinto (piano) More Information
A program of Impressionist Masterpieces including works by Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel
Tuesday 06
13:00 - EVENT - UWA Careers Centre Employer Talk 2012 - The Boston Consulting Group : Find out more about the Boston Consulting Group. Don't miss the chance to meet them on campus. Website | More Information
BCG is a global management consulting firm and the world's leading advisor on business strategy. We partner with clients in all sectors and regions to identify their highest-value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and transform their businesses. Our customised approach combines deep insight into the dynamics of companies and markets, with close collaboration at all levels of the client organisation. This ensures that our clients achieve sustainable competitive advantage, build more capable organisations, and secure lasting results.

We have offices in Canberra, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney and would like to invite you to our on-campus presentation on full-time graduate career opportunities. This presentation will be a good opportunity for you to find out more about the high impact work we do and a terrific opportunity to meet people from the local offices of BCG.
Wednesday 07
7:00 - EVENT - Breakfast by the Bay : Diversity - who benefits and does it matter? Website | More Information
Addressing true issues of diversity and employing leaders who are representative of an organisation's stakeholders can bring new voices, experiences and approaches to the decision making process, adding depth to existing skills and ideas.

Yet while the benefits of having diversity in an organisation are now widely accepted by the majority of ASX-listed companies and non-profit organisations, the focus remains on gender rather than other measures of diversity such as ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, and age. The panelists will discuss the importance of diversity, the costs of implementing diversity, and how to address the issues of building more inclusive and truly diverse organisations.

Price; Members $45 / Guests $55 / Table of Ten $450 Price includes two-course breakfast and panel discussion.

11:30 - TALK - UWA Careers Centre-Deloitte Drop-in session : Find out more about working for Deloitte. Don't miss the chance to meet them on campus. Website | More Information
Representatives from Deloitte will be in the Business School foyer to answer your questions about their graduate and vacation programs. Don't miss out, their applications close in March.

11:30 - TALK - UWA Careers Centre - CPA Australia : Find out more about the CPA Website | More Information
Find out more about the CPA at the drop-in session in the Business School foyer.

13:00 - TALK - UWA Careers Centre- EMPLOYER TALK 2012- McKinsey & Company : Find out more about working for McKinsey & Company. Don't miss the chance to meet them on campus. Website | More Information
McKinsey & Company is the world's most influential management consulting firm. In 2011 we served private companies and public sector institutions from more than 89 offices in over 50 countries. In a career with McKinsey, you will build unparalleled expertise, work with leading corporations around the world, and have real impact. We are looking for bright, creative women and men, of exceptional intellectual ability and character, to join our consulting team. We offer one of the most attractive opportunities in Australia for new graduates. We give you incomparable work experience, cutting-edge training, and exposure to many industries around the world.
Thursday 08
12:00 - TALK - UWA Careers Centre Employer Talk - Port Jackson Partners : Find out more about working for Port Jackson Partners. Don't miss the chance to meet them on campus. Website | More Information
Do you want to be challenged with original problems every day? Be trained in how to communicate your ideas concisely and powerfully? Make a difference to leading Australian and global businesses?

Then, this presentation is for you!

Refreshments and networking following presentation.

13:00 - TALK - UWA Careers Centre Employer Talk - Bain & Company Recruitment Presentation : Find out more about working for Bain & Company. Don't miss the chance to meet them on campus. Website | More Information
Have you considered a career in Management Consulting? Do you want to find out more about working for Bain & Company and the type of work we do? If so then come along to our recruiting presentation to meet Bainies and hear all about the work we do.
Friday 09
13:00 - TALK - UWA Careers Centre Employer Talk 2012 - LEK Consulting : Find out more about working at LEK Consulting. Don't miss the chance to meet them on campus. Website | More Information
L.E.K has establised a global track record of helping companies achieve tangible, high-impact results. We have proven experience in applying sophisticated analytics to devise solutions to complex issues, giving executives the answers they need to make critical business decisions. L.E.K Consulting will be on campus to promote our graduate opportunities. Come along to our presentation to find out more about a exciting career in management consulting. REFRESHMENTS TO FOLLOW!
Monday 12
13:00 - TALK - UWA Careers Centre - Credit Suisse Recruitment Presentation : Find out more about working for Credit Suisse. Don't miss the chance to meet them on campus. Website | More Information
Credit Suisse offers intellectual challenges, exceptional rewards and global development potential for people who want to make a difference in the world. It's not about filling jobs. We are looking for people with the energy, ambition and passion to help Credit Suisse become the world's premier bank.
Tuesday 13
13:00 - TALK - UWA Careers Centre Employer Talk 2012 - Chevron : Find out more about working for Chevron. Don't miss the chance to meet them on campus. Website | More Information
Engineering, Geology, Computer Science/IT, Maths, Physics and Business students welcome.

Refreshments to follow presentation. Bookings essential on CareerHub.

13:00 - EVENT - UWA Careers Centre - J.P.Morgan Recruitment Presentation : Find out more about working for J.P.Morgan. Don't miss the chance to meet them on campus. Website | More Information
Find out more about working for J.P.Morgan. Don't miss the chance to meet them on campus. Come along to this networking session at UniClub. Bookings essential on CareerHub.

17:00 - WORKSHOP - FAWA Financial Modelling Workshop Series : Learn how to build a detailed, multi-scenario financial model. More Information
Want to get ahead of the pack and secure your position as an intern or graduate in the competitive investment banking and corporate finance industry? Register now to take part in FAWA's financial modelling workshop!

part one: Introduction Introduction to the finance industry, value drivers and excel shortcuts.

part two: Financial Modelling Build a detailed, multi-scenario model from scratch and construct share pricing graphs and valuation output charts used in investment banking pitch-books.

part three: Pitch-book Presentation How to prepare a pitch-book and tips and tricks from Investment Banking interns.
Wednesday 14
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - What Does Ethics Have to do with Leadership? Website | More Information
A public lecture by Michael Levine, Winthrop Professor of Philosophy and Jacqueline Boaks, The University of Western Australia.

Talk of leadership seems to dominate public discourse. Many of us have images of Martin Luther King, Jr. as a moral leader harnessing and focussing the hopes of millions in the mid-twentieth century. Millions of people read books written by corporate ‘leaders’ such as Richard Branson, Bill Gates and Warren Buffet in an attempt to not only gain insight into their money making abilities but also look to them for inspiration with respect to how whole societies can or should change. Teenagers wear t-shirts and badges that appeal to Che Guevara as leader. Sporting figures, especially coaches and captains, write books and give motivational speeches as ‘leaders’.

Much of this talk includes discussion about values and ethical leadership. But is this focus on values and ethics in leadership a sign of natural fit between the two, or perhaps a sign of deep seated concern that there might not be any natural fit at all? Is it simply wishful thinking? This talk will explore whether we have reason for thinking that ethics and leadership go together, and the reasons and ways that this thinking can and does go wrong.

Michael Levine is Winthrop Professor of Philosophy at UWA where he teaches a course on philosophy, film and aesthetics. His publications include: Prospects for an Ethics of Architecture (with Bill Taylor. Routledge, 2011),Doing Philosophy, Watching Movies (with Damian Cox. Boston: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011), Politics Most Unusual: Violence, Sovereignty and Democracy in the ‘War on Terror’ (with Damian Cox and Saul Newman. Palgrave Macmillan, 2009) and Integrity and the Fragile Self (M. Levine; D. Cox; M. LaCaze. Ashgate, 2003.). He is currently working on regret (oh brother!!!) and other emotions of self-assessment.

Jacqueline Boaks studied philosophy at UWA before working in management roles in several large Perth organisations. She is now undertaking a PhD in Philosophy looking at leadership in the areas of ethics, political philosophy and business literature.

This lecture is a part of the Institute of Advanced Studies 2012 lecture series ‘Global Transformation and Public Ethics’. This series of free public lectures aims to stimulate considered debate about urgent issues in public ethics and policy as well as reflecting on ways we can improve public discourse about such issues.

Cost: Free, no RSVP required.
Thursday 15
12:00 - EVENT - UWA Careers Centre Employer Talk 2012 - Shell : Find out more about working for Shell. Don't miss the chance to meet them on campus. Website | More Information
We are seeking final year students studying Mechanical/Chemical/Electrical/Petroleum/Oil & Gas Engineering and Geosciences.

For our commercial positions we are seeking final year students studying Commerce/Business/Finance/Economics/Marketing and Human Resources degrees.

Come and find out more at our employer recruitment talk.

Bookings essential on CareerHub. REFRESHMENTS TO FOLLOW!
Friday 16
13:00 - EVENT - UWA Careers Centre Employer Talk 2012 - Lazard : Find out more about working for Lazard. Don't miss the chance to meet them on campus. Website | More Information
In 2010, Lazard opened its Perth Office to gain greater exposure to the significant growth in the Western Australian economy. The information session is a great opportunity for students to find out more about Lazard, the investment banking industry and the opportunities available through a graduate or summer internship position at Lazard. The session is targeted for:

Straight Commerce and double degree Commerce students in their final year of studies who are interested in applying for a graduate position in the industry for next year; and

penultimate year students who are interested in applying for a summer internship for 2011/12.

Bookings essential on CareerHub.

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