Concurrent Session 1D Speed mentoring: short shots of career tips

Want to get a load of tips from experienced people about how to build a successful career in science communication in only 60 minutes? And get practice in networking skills and interviewing techniques at the same time? Then join the speed mentoring session. In groups of three, you will move through a room filled with people who have been there and done that in diverse areas of sci-comm. In short energetic conversations you can find out the likes and dislikes of various fields, what are the jobs prospects and maybe find a match for a future ongoing mentoring relationship.

Jesse Shore (session producer and facilitator), Principal, Prismatic Sciences & ASC President

Chris Casella (mentor), Managing Director, ScienceAlert Pty Ltd

Cassandra Casey (mentor), Brand and Communications Manager , Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)

Chris Krishna-Pillay (mentor), Victorian Manager, CSIRO Education

James Hutson (mentor), Manager of Digital Production, Bridge8

Karl Kruszelnicki (mentor), Julius Sumner Miller Fellow, Science Foundation for Physics, University of Sydney

Elizabeth Finkel (mentor), Science writer, journalist, Freelance correspondent

John Curran (mentor), General Manager, Communications, CSIRO

Tim Thwaites (mentor), Freelance science writer and broadcaster, Science in Public

Wilson da Silva (mentor), Editor-in-Chief, Cosmos Magazine, Luna Media Pty Ltd

Craig Cormick (mentor), Manager Enabling Technologies, Public Awareness and Community Engagement, Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education

Paul Willis ( mentor), Director, RiAus

Susannah Eliott  (mentor), CEO, Australian Science Media Centre (AusSMC)

Bernie Hobbs (mentor), Science Broadcaster, ABC

Yen Heng (mentor), Science Communications Manager, National Measurement Institute

Adam Spencer (mentor), Radio Presenter, ABC


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