UQ Business Economics and Law Careers Day

On 27 September 2022, Adept Economics Director Gene Tunny participated in a panel discussion at the University of Queensland’s Business Economics and Law Careers Day. The Careers Day was for UQ students wanting to learn about possible future careers. The theme of the panel discussion was “Your future in economics and policy.” Gene emphasised: 

  • the importance of being open to a range of experiences – i.e. try to learn as much as possible when you start out and don’t assume you know everything;
  • how new starters need to consider how they will deal with stress and become more resilient, as setbacks will occur, and you need to bounce back as quickly as possible; 
  • the tools available which can help current students demonstrate their skills – e.g. blogs, podcasts, and YouTube; and
  • how the best networking can happen at events where you naturally run into potential employers and have an obvious topic to talk to them about (e.g. the topic of an Economic Society of Australia event you attend). 

Gene recommended students read books and articles and listen to podcasts from people who have thought about how to be productive and manage stress, particularly Ryan Holiday and Tim Ferriss. He quoted Ryan Holiday regarding how Ego is the Enemy

Adept Economics Director Gene Tunny (2nd from left) answering a question at the UQ BEL Careers Day.

Other panel participants included Euan Morton, Principal of Synergies Economic Consulting, Jamaya Plackowski of WSP, and Alexander Dixon of UQ. 

Incidentally, Adept Economics is currently seeking a Graduate Economist. Here is a link to the job description on seek.com:

Graduate Economist | Adept Economics

Please share it with anyone you think may be interested in the position.

Published on 13 October 2022. Please get in touch with any comments or questions via contact@adepteconomics.com.au or by calling us on 1300 169 870.

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