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Careers Expo 2022

The purpose of this popular annual event is to actively support our student members in their final year of study, to successfully launch their optometry careers.

Students will receive advice and information on making decisions about employment opportunities and understanding what to look for in employment contracts.

A panel of early career optometrists who have recently made the transition to practice will talk about their experiences moving from study to work. Students will have the chance to ask questions and find out what the experience was really like.

At the conclusion to the event, student members will be able to view videos from prospective employers who will provide information about the employment opportunities and contact details for further discussion.

Session Times

6.00pm – 6.05pm
Welcome and overview
Lyn Hsieh, OV/SA
6.05pm– 6.25pm
What I learnt in the first five years
Pooja Bhindi, Innovative Eye Care

Lauren Field, OPSM

6.25pm – 6.45pm
Benefits of OV/SA membership
Stephanie Callisto, OV/SA Board member
6.45pm – 7.05pm
Employment contracts and considerations
Lyn Hsieh, OV/SA
7.05pm – 7.45pm
Experiences of making the transition from student to practitionerThe purpose of the ECO panel session is to provide the students with insights into the experience of making the transition from study to practice. Panellists will be invited to share a brief overview of where they studied, when they graduated and where they’re working now.

  • Pooja Bhindi, Innovative Eye Care
  • Martin Diep, See Optometry – Victor Harbor
  • Tristan Glover, ACO
  • Samantha Widjaja, Laubman and Pank West Lakes
7.45pm – 7.55pm
Employer videos and how to access them
 Lyn Hsieh, OV/SA
7.55pm – 8.00pm
Close and Evaluation 
Lyn Hsieh, OV/SA

Acknowledgement of Country

In the spirit of reconciliation Optometry Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.