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Free webinar: How maths + X = your dream career

Join this free webinar to explore how you can combine a maths degree with your ‘X’, which is your passion, another area or a big goal

In this webinar you’ll meet a data scientist who works at a big bank, an AI researcher that’s using machine learning to solve problems and a maths professor passionate about conservation.

When: 12pm AEST, Wednesday, 24 May 2023

Can’t make that time? No worries! Register and you’ll be sent a link to a recording of the webinar that you can watch at any time.

What will the webinar cover?

… everything you can do by combining maths with your passion!

Maths is typically seen as all about snoozy spreadsheets. But the truth is, maths is a really broad area, and people who do maths degrees can work in government, in business, with our oceans – even in space! Often without a spreadsheet in sight.

Explore how you can combine a maths degree with your passion, another field or a world changing goal (we call this your “X’) by using Careers with STEM’s winning formula – STEM + X (where STEM = science, technology, engineering and maths, and X is up to you!).

Brought to you with the support of QUT, this webinar unlocks the next level potential of a maths degree through combining maths skills with your ‘X’ – to help students discover the careers of tomorrow and create change in our world today.

You’ll hear from real-life maths and data experts about their fascinating study and career paths, with opportunities to ask questions.

How do I register?

It’s easy! Register here with your details, then mark the time and date in your calendar!

Meet the moderator

Moderator Kimberly Valenny is empowering the next gen of women in tech to chase goals and smash stereotypes. Image: QUT

Kimberly Valenny, QUT Graduate and Graduate Front End Developer at Deloitte Digital

​Kimberly Valenny is passionate about turning ideas into realities. She is motivated by emerging technologies and how she can contribute to the future of user experience design and software development as a Graduate Front End Developer at Deloitte Digital.

​Kimberly has recently completed a double degree in Information Technology and Creative Industries at QUT, with majors in Computer Science and Interactive & Visual Design. She was also the 2021 President of Women in Technology, a student society that aims to unite, inspire and empower strong like-minded females studying all things tech at QUT.

​Still eager to get involved in initiatives and networks, Kimberly is a member of the ACS QLD Emerging Professionals Committee and of the QUT IT Industry Advisory Group. She also tutors as a Sessional Academic at QUT for a first year ‘Introduction to Web Design’ unit and is an ambassador for the QUT Faculty of Science marketing team.

Meet the panelists

Kanu Agarwal

Kanu Agarwal is a data scientist at Westpac

Kanu Agarwal is an Associate Data Scientist at Westpac, where she was previously a Data Specialist Graduate. She graduated from QUT with a Bachelor of Mathematics / Information Technology in 2020.

She then completed her Honours in Mathematics, in the field of Applied Mathematical Ecology. She is passionate about empowering women and under-represented minorities to study STEM. Outside of work, Kanu likes spending time with friends, going to the beach, and playing the guitar.

Adriana Bora is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Data Science

Adriana Bora

Adriana Bora is a Ph.D. Candidate in the School of Mathematical Sciences at the Queensland University of Technology.  Adriana is listed as one of the 20 Rising Stars in AI Ethics 2022 and won the UNESCO International Research Centre in Artificial Intelligence (IRCAI)’s AI Award 2021.

She is the Queensland Community Lead of Women in AI (WAI) Australia, working towards increasing female representation and participation in AI.

Adriana holds a Master’s Degree in International Public Management from Sciences Po Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA). She has also studied at the University of Hong Kong and holds a diploma in International Relations and Advanced Quantitative Methods from the University of Essex in the U.K.

Professor Michael Bode is a Professor of Mathematics at QUT

Professor Michael Bode

Michael Bode is professor of applied and computational mathematics at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT).

He obtained his Ph.D. in applied mathematics from the University of Queensland, and has since worked at various institutions, including the University of Melbourne and James Cook University.

His research tries to save species from extinction using mathematical models. Michael is passionate about teaching and mentoring the next generation of mathematicians and scientists in ecological science.

Watch previous webinars on the Careers with STEM On Demand Playlist

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