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Careers Expo 2023 – Flinders University

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, student members will have the opportunity to meet and greet with prospective employers who will provide information about the employment opportunities and contact details for further discussion.

Session Times

6:00pm – 6:20pm
Registration and networking
6:20pm – 7:00pm
Welcome and an overview of the OV/SA and the benefits of membership
Presentation on career pathways, opportunities and negotiating employment contracts
Lyn Hsieh, Optometry Victoria South Australia (OV/SA)
7:00pm – 7:40pm
Q and A panel session
The purpose of the 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.
  • Sam Widjaja – Luxottica
  • Louise Combe – Specsavers Franchise Director
  • Claire Ong – Specsavers
  • Sam Hobbs – Adelaide Eye Care


7:40pm – 9:00pm
Careers exhibit with potential employers
Light meal and refreshments provided.

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.