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Business School - Current Students
 August 2012
Thursday 02
14:00 - PUBLIC TALK - STATISTICS SEMINAR : Bootstrap Methods for Inference with Cluster-Sample IV Models More Information
Abstract: Microeconomic data often have within-cluster dependence. This dependence affects standard error estimation and inference in regression models, including the instrumental variables model. Standard corrections assume that the number of clusters is large, but when this is not the case, Wald tests can either over-reject or under-reject and weak instrument robust tests can over-reject. We examine the use of bootstrap methods to construct appropriate critical values for these tests when the number of clusters is small. We find that a variant of the wild bootstrap performs well and reduces absolute size bias significantly, even with a small number of clusters. We also provide guidance in the choice among possible weak instrument robust tests when data have cluster dependence. These results should extend to fixed effect panel data models.

All are welcome to attend the seminar No RSVP required. Contact :Gopalan Nair (08) 6488 3377; [email protected]
Tuesday 07
17:30 - EVENT - BHP Billiton Scholarship Information Evening : Scholarships for Honours, Postgraduate Coursework and Postgraduate Research students at the UWA Business School are available each year, valued up to $150,000 each Website | More Information
BHP Billiton is a leading global resources company and is committed to respecting the environment and communities in which it operates.

This information evening will be an opportunity to learn more about the BHP Billiton Scholarships and to meet with the current and past recipients, as well as BHP Billiton Executives. Light refreshments included.

RSVP: www.business.uwa.edu.au/school/eventregistration
Wednesday 08
11:00 - EVENT - Business School Vacation and Work Expo : In conjunction with the UWA Business School, the Careers Centre is organising an expo to promote graduate and vacation opportunities. More Information
In conjunction with the UWA Business School, the UWA Careers Centre is organising an expo to promote vacation and work opportunities.

Employers attending include: McGrath Nicol, BHP Billiton, Chevron, EY, KPMG, PwC, Deloitte, Grant Thornton, Crowe Howarth, Department of Health, IBM, National Australia Bank, Shell, Momentum Partners, John Davidson & Associates and the UWA Careers Centre.

All students welcome!

Sunday 12
10:00 - EVENT - 2012 Open Day : Experience what's on offer at UWA Website | More Information
UWA opens up the whole campus to the public.

Come and find out about the courses on offer, career options, scholarship opportunities, our valuable research, community programs and facilities.

There's also residential college tours, hands-on activities, live music and entertainment, and plenty of fun activities for the whole family.
Tuesday 14
13:00 - EVENT - UWA Careers Centre-Public Sector Commission : Considering a career in the public service? Graduating soon and still searching for a job? Website | More Information
Come along to the Working in WA State Government information session. The session is open to students from all years and all disciplines. You will be surprised at the opportunities available in the public service.

Bookings on CareerHub – https://uwa.careerhub.com.au
Wednesday 15
13:00 - SEMINAR - Volunteering Opportunities Seminar – UWA Careers Centre & Guild : Learn how volunteering can improve your employability. Website | More Information
Not only is volunteering an opportunity to give back to the community but it provides invaluable experience which can be included on your resume and helps to boost your employablity.

Come and learn more about the value of volunteering and the opportunities available.
Monday 20
15:00 - VISITING SPEAKER - New and Complementary Approaches to Equality : Guest lecture regarding alternative ways to achieve equality policy objectives More Information
The presentation is concerned with alternative ways to achieve equality policy objectives - drawing upon unrelated areas such as dietary health or workplace health and safety. It is based on current inter-disciplinary work with the UK Government to generate practical insights to inform policy and institutional design. It begins by assessing how well - and why - interventions work to mitigate public harm or detriment in other unrelated spheres (such as public health, food safety, professional standards and financial regulation). Citing the public interest, government and regulatory agencies are able to utilise such knowledge to deliver safer homes, more punctual pupils, healthier diets, cleaner streets, and so on. It then looks at how far attitudinal change and behavioural change are interconnected, and specifically the degree to which attitudinal change serves as a pre-requisite to behavioural change. For instance, securing a legal framework that creates minimum standards of fire safety in workplaces or homes may be influenced by public attitudes but is certainly not dependent on such settled public attitudes to start with. Indeed, legislation, and what this requires of employers and households in practice, can have a demonstration effect, normalising behavioural change in the process. And attitudinal change alone is unlikely to drive behavioural change and may be unwanted or unnecessary in any case, particularly where the potential citizen detriment is hard to spot by individuals themselves. Finally, it considers the implications for policymaking in three regards: first, optimally blending incentives and sanctions to sustain behavioural change relevant to equalities outcomes; second, mapping relationships between background factors that indirectly shape decision-making and choices and foreground factors that can be influenced through policy; and third, targeting policy instruments at hard-to-move individuals, groups and interests.
Tuesday 21
13:00 - TALK - INTERNATIONAL WEEK: On the Couch - with the recruiters : Meet the recruiters and get tips for your resume, interviews and job etiquette. Website | More Information
Meet the recruiters and get tips for your resume, interviews and job etiquette. Recruiters from Rio Tinto, Water Corporation, John Davidson Associates and Alliance Power Data.

‘On the couch with the recruiter session’ is targeted at international students, although all students are welcome.

Discover what you need to know about being competitive in the Australian market place. Be prepared to ask questions about resumes, pre interview, interview and post interview tips/general etiquette in job searching and acceptance.

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - The Fair Work Act, The Review, and the Future of Australian Labour Relations 2012 : Professor Ron McCallum AO, Emeritus Professor of Labour Law, University of Sydney More Information
Professor Ron McCallum is renowned nationally and internationally for his work in labour law. As Emeritus Professor of Labour Law at the University of Sydney, Ron teaches labour law and litigation at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He was the University's foundation Blake Dawson Waldron Professor in Industrial Law and served a five-year term as Dean of the Faculty of Law. He has also taught labour law in Canada and the USA. He has published many books on the subject as well as numerous chapters, journal articles and papers. In recognition of his life's work and expertise in labour law, he was appointed to the eminent panel reviewing the Fair Work Act for the Australian government; the panel made its report in June 2012.

Ron McCallum is the first totally blind person to have been appointed to a full professorship in any field at any university in Australia or New Zealand. In 2008 Ron was elected as Australian representative to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, of which he has been Chair since 2010. Ron was awarded a Centenary Medal by the Australian Government in 2003, and in 2006 he was made an Officer in the Order of Australia (AO). He was the 2011 Senior Australian of the Year, an honour awarded for his achievements as an equal rights campaigner, especially for persons with disabilities.

RSVP: [email protected]
Wednesday 22
13:00 - TALK - INTERNATIONAL WEEK - Navitas Workforce Solutions : Graduate Internship Programs for International Students Website | More Information
Anne Bauer and Samantha Bonner will present on Navitas's Graduate Internship Programs with an aim at international students.

Our Professional Year Program and Professional Internship Program provides an opportunity to gain practical work experience within the Australian workforce in order to kick start your career.

Please visit the below websites for further program information.

www.professional-internships.com

https://www.professional-year.com/Professional-Year-Program.html

We look forward to seeing you there!

Wednesday 22 August 2012, 1-2pm.

Thursday 23
13:00 - SEMINAR - UWA Careers Centre & CELT: IELTS - Hints & Tips : Need IELTS to get employment? We have hints & tips to help you. Website | More Information
Need IELTS to get employment? Want some tips about the exam? Come along to our information session.

The IELTS (Hints & Tips) session will be presented by Anne-marie Puleo from UWA Centre for English Language Teaching. Anne-marie is an expert in IELTS examining and examiner training as well as teaching for the exam.

Friday 24
9:00 - SEMINAR - SPE Drilling Essentials Course : Educational Course by Intertek Moody for Oil & Gas Careers More Information
Want to learn more about the lucrative Oil and Gas industry but don’t know where to start? Thinking about a career in Oil and Gas? Interested in adding a professionally accredited course to your résumé? The UWA Society of Petroleum Engineers is pleased to sponsor the Drilling Essentials course presented by Intertek Moody, valued at $3,000+. The event is open to UWA students from all disciplines interested in learning more about the industry, and no prior knowledge is required. If you’re interested in attending, please email Michael at [email protected] to register. Get in fast as the event is limited to the first 30 students.

13:00 - TALK - INTERNATIONAL WEEK - Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) Seminar : Find out the latest information about visas and PR requirements Website | More Information
This is your opportunity to find out the latest information about visas and PR requirements. Representatives from DIAC will provide information and answer questions.
Monday 27
16:15 - EVENT - UWA Careers Centre - On the Couch with the Recruiters : This seminar is specifically for POSTGRADUATE students. Website | More Information
Meet the recruiters and get tips for your resume, interviews and job etiquette. Recruiters from Accenture, Public Service Commission and John Davidson Associates.

‘On the couch with the recruiter session’ is targeted at postgraduate students, although all students are welcome.

Discover what you need to know about being competitive in the market place - academia, government and industry. Be prepared to ask questions about resumes, pre interview, interview and post interview tips/general etiquette in job searching and acceptance.

Thank you to Accenture - sponsor of this event and UWA Postgraduate Careers Week.

There will be time following the session to ask individual questions.

BOOKINGS REQUIRED on CAREERHUB - https://uwa.careerhub.com.au
Tuesday 28
13:00 - BARBEQUE - Free BBQ with ACYA : 1pm Tuesday 28 August, Matilda Bay (look for our banner) More Information
Join us for a free welcome BBQ during common lunch hour - meet new friends, catch up with old ones and chat about burning Australia-China issues!

13:00 - EVENT - SIFE Information Session : Find out more about SIFE UWA and our latest projects Website | More Information
SIFE is a global network of university teams competing in over 40 countries, creating change in the lives of others through the positive power of business.

Being the 2012 National Australian Champions, SIFE UWA will be travelling to Washington D.C in September to represent Australia at the SIFE World Cup. SIFE UWA has projects in areas including financial literacy, environmental sustainability and economic development whilst simultaneously impacting communities across Australia and beyond.

Want to help make a difference and gain invaluable business experience?? SIFE UWA is looking for talented, switched-on students from a range of disciplines to help us make a difference.

If you are interested in getting involved, we would like to invite you to the SIFE UWA Information Session WHEN: 1pm, Tuesday 28th of August, 2012 WHERE: Law Lecture Room 1, G.31

For more information – please contact [email protected]

18:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - 2012 Shann Memorial Lecture : The Art of Strategy: Game Theory in Movies, Sports, and Literature Website | More Information
Game theory means rigorous strategic thinking. It's the art of anticipating your opponent's next moves, knowing full well that your rival is trying to do the same thing as you. In the 2012 Shann Memorial Lecture, Professor Dixit will combine common sense with counterintuitive theory to illustrate a new way of seeing the world. He will show how nearly every business and personal interaction - from pop culture, TV, movies, sports, politics, and history - has a game theory component.

RSVP: www.business.uwa.edu.au/school/shann TIME: 6.30pm - 7.30pm (Refreshments from 5.45pm)

 September 2012
Monday 03
13:00 - WORKSHOP - UWA Careers Centre - Resume Writing for Postgraduate Students : An effective resume will be your passport to securing an interview. Website | More Information
Preparing a good resume is the key to opening the door to an interview. It needs to give information in such a way that it attracts employers' attention. Guest presenter from Accenture will be presenting at this workshop.

Bookings essential on CareerHub as places are limited - https://uwa.careerhub.com.au
Tuesday 04
13:00 - SEMINAR - UWA Careers Centre - Consulate General of Japan - JET Programme Presentation : Info session for any students wanting to teach or work in local government in Japan Website | More Information
2013 Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme seeks to enhance internationalisation in Japan by promoting mutual understanding between the people of Japan and those of other nations. It aims to enhance foreign language education and promote international exchange at the local level through the fostering of ties between Japanese youth and foreign youth alike. The objectives of the Programme are achieved by offering participants the opportunity to serve in local authorities as well as public and private primary, junior high and senior high schools.
Thursday 20
12:00 - EVENT - What Matters to me and Why (with Paul Flatau) : Conversations with UWA Academics on what really matters to them Website | More Information
'What Matters to me and why' is a series of lunch time talks and conversations with UWA Academics. The talks explore personal stories of family, place, formative influences and how these things continue to shape people's lives and academic work.

The next conversation is with Paul Flatau, Director of the Centre for Social Impact. The Centre for Social Impact (UWA), thought leader in social investment and sustainable communities, is a joint venture between the national Centre for Social Impact and The University of Western Australia Business School.

Paul will share some of his story and then there will be the opportunity for questions/conversation. BYO lunch. Tea/Coffee is available in the meeting room (at the request of the Science Library, please do not carry coffee through the library).

The Science Library is towards the southern end of the campus just south of the Chemistry and Psychology buildings.

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