Career pathways: Meet potential employers

Event details

Bell School Seminar

Date & time

Tuesday 02 August 2022


HB Lecture Theatre 1, Hedley Bull Building 130, corner of Garran Road and Liversidge Street, ANU




Bell School Marketing Team

Does international affairs fascinate you? Gaining insights from industry representatives can help you clarify your career aspirations and make informed choices.

ANU Careers and the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs warmly invite International Relations, Diplomacy, Security Studies, Pacific Studies, and Political Science students to attend the upcoming panel discussion on future careers and meet potential employers. This is an opportunity to hear from a range of organisations (private sector, consulting, the UN and the Australian Government) so that you can better understand the job market and help you plan ahead for your career after study.

The speakers for the panel are:

*David Brown - Operations Manager at Systems Planning and Analysis

*Louisa Minney - Director in Advisory at PwC

*Maria Shumusti- Communications Officer at World Food Program (WFP), Fiji office; and

*A representative from the Australian Criminal Intelligence Agency

Gain insights from the speakers on what their organisations do and opportunities they offer students.

The ANU Careers team will also discuss how to find information about the job market and job search strategies including how to understand job advertisements.


Louisa Minney. Louisa is an experienced senior executive with over 20 years’ experience in facilitating strategic change across government, multi and bi-lateral organisations and academia in Australia and internationally. Louisa’s career was launched when she was selected as the Australian representative to the UN post the catastrophic floods in China (1998), she has since been an Australian delegate at APEC on several occasions, addressed the UN on disaster relief and worked as a senior advisor to the Asian Development Bank. Louisa is a Distinguished Alumni for her Alma Mater (Flinders University), was a nominated participant on the Australia 2020 Summit on the International Security and Regional Prosperity panel, and has received a group commendation for her work in Peace Operations. She is a Company Director on two boards and the Chair of Australian Business Volunteers.

David Brown. David Brown joined SPA Australia following a 24-year career as a Weapons Engineer with the Navy. David served on submarines and warships. His shore postings in capability development stimulated his interest in using operations research to provide mission-focussed, evidence-based decision support for complex and critical topics.

Maria Shumusti. Maria finished a Master in International Relations at the Australian National University in 2020. Maria oversees the communications and media for WFP in the Pacific. She is currently running the Donate Responsibly campaign that informs people about why during disasters, not all goodwill does well and highlight effective and responsible ways to donate.

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