Career Development: A Career Fuelled by Passion to Make a Difference

Career Development: A Career Fuelled by Passion to Make a Difference

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Being passionate about your career makes going to work every day something to look forward to and keep you engaged. More importantly, it challenges you to fulfil your potential.

Join Jeremy Blackwell at the University of Newcastle Sydney Campus to hear about why he is passionate and what challenges him. His career has called on a plethora of skills including how to think critically, creatively and spatially; interpret information and data; develop integrated solutions to complex problems and apply these to situations. It has also called on well-developed consultative, collaborative and relationship skills. Jeremy’s experience is relevant for almost any field where innovation and implementation are core to gaining successful outcomes. His story is also about dealing with clients and addressing their needs. You will come away with new insights to guide your career pathway and desired outcomes.

Jeremy has navigated significant career transitions successfully with a clear message for all of us who will need to reinvent ourselves over time. There are real benefits in listening to Jeremy’s story, whether you’re experienced or starting out in your career.

Discussion Topics

  • Career education
  • Early career
  • The influences that shaped me
  • Leaders and professional relationships
  • Looking back

Intended Audience

This presentation is open to all members of the public.

Delivery Style

Presentation followed by Q&A.

Professor Brewer is the Dean, University of Newcastle, Sydney. Her career has spanned organisational behaviour, psychology, education and business as a researcher, lecturer, and author. Her research expertise is people at work including conflict, change, leadership, commitment, stress as well as gender. Her work has been applied in diverse industry sectors such as business, education, industrial relations, human resource management, health administration, public policy, transport and logistics; banking and mining. She has led commercial facing entities including a start-up to success.

Jeremy is passionate about cities and infrastructure. As a planner, he worked for Brisbane City Council leaving his mark in major development and urban renewal projects and shaping metropolitan planning policy. He worked for almost 15 years in the global engineering and infrastructure firm WSP where he delivered major environmental approval and planning projects; appointed commercial leader for the NSW environment business; opened their Sunshine Coast office; led key client relationships and market sectors across ANZ and led major bids for project management roles for multi-billion infrastructure projects. Most recently, he joined Laing O’Rourke in their new business section in NSW, Australia’s largest privately-owned contractor, working in the infrastructure and building sectors.


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