Young Economist’s Career Development Evening: How to make the best of a bad situation? 5:00pm to 6:00pm, Wednesday 14th October 2020 - ONLINE ONLY


From: Wednesday October 14, 2020, 5:00 pm

To: Wednesday October 14, 2020, 6:00 pm

Are you prepared to put your best foot forward in your work or job applications? In the midst of COVID-19, employment markets are tight with many persons sadly out of work, some in roles they may not see themselves in long-term, and some possibly lacking direction during this incredibly uncertain time. How can you make the most of a bad situation? How will you articulate and leverage your strengths?  

The Young Economists Qld (YE) welcome you to join them for a career development evening where you will hear insights from Stephanie Parsons, Reserve Bank of Australia, Anthony Vine, Ninesquared and Donald Allister, Economist Recruitment Specialist at Zelda Recruitment, on how you can navigate a COVID-19 job market and continue on your professional development journey. Hear how professionals across the private and public sectors have navigated challenges throughout their careers and the journeys which have led them to where they are today!

Question time will form a large part of the evening and attendees are encouraged to leverage this opportunity to gain genuine career advice. Questions can be sent anonymously via a link that will be provided once you have registered for the event. Please note that all questions must submitted Monday, 12th October 2020.

  • Should I complete my honours/masters/phd?
  • How do I change industries?
  • How can I transfer my current skills to a job in Government/Consulting/Data-Analytics etc.
  • How to approach an internship or work experience?

Please note that this event will be focused on professionals currently working or seeking work in either an economics or policy related discipline.

When: 5:00pm – 6:00 pm, Wednesday 14th October 2020.

Where: Zoom (register below to receive a link)

Cost: Free

Please register here by 12pm 14th October 2020. The link to join this webinar will be included in your auto-generated invoice email - please look out for this and keep it safe until the webinar is due to be broadcast.

Meet the speakers

Stephanie Parsons, Economist at The Reserve Bank of Australia

Stephanie has been an economist at the Reserve Bank of Australia for more than six years. Stephanie is passionate about harnessing the power of economics to improve social welfare and has taken on advocacy roles for gender equality and economics education during her time at the RBA. She has a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from Griffith University and Master of Economics from UNSW.

Donald McAllister, Director, Founder & Executive Consultant at Zelda Recruitment

Donald has established himself as a highly professional recruiter after many years at the coal face of industry in commercial management positions. As a trusted partner, Donald specialises in executive appointments, and in addition, the financial and economics talent communities.

Anthony Vine, Manager at NineSquared

Anthony is a Manager at NineSquared with a focus on transport economics, cost benefit analysis and infrastructure prioritisation. Anthony has previously worked for Deloitte Access Economics in the Infrastructure Advisory team, as well as having roles at Urbis and the Queensland Statistician Office in Queensland Treasury. He is a professional economist with qualifications in Economics and Business Management from the University of Queensland.

Who are the Young Economists?

The Young Economists in Queensland is aimed at promoting a community of young economists ranging from recent graduates to those within the first 10 years of their career working within industry, academia and the public sector. From hosting networking events to encouraging economic discussions and debates, the society actively encourages young career economists to build a network to support both personal and professional development.
Special membership prices are available to economists within the first 10 years of their career. Aside from participating in the entire range of Economic Society activities, membership also enables young economists to attend events tailored for young economists, meet your peers and discuss real economic issues.

Membership price: $40 which may be tax deductible

To become a member, click here to register through the ESA Queensland website. Please select ‘Associate Membership – Young Economists’ under membership type to join. You won’t regret it! By joining Young Economists, you can also elect to join the Women in Economics Network at no extra cost.  


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