Leap into your future

Wednesday 21 August

Fox Lecture Theatre, Arts building

  • On Campus

Event details


Date and time

  • Wednesday 21 August 2019
    6.30pm – 7pm

Event type

  • On Campus


  • Graduates or near graduates
  • Studying at another tertiary institution
  • Studying at UWA


  • Registration open
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The nature of work is changing. Young people today will have more diverse careers than ever before, doing jobs that may not even exist yet.

Join us at this free presentation to hear from Charlie Gunningham, BA(Hons), MBA (UWA), GAICDabout his various career changes from school teacher to internet entrepreneur to media CEO, and the role postgrad studies had in that journey.

You will:

  • Find out what skills you need to future-proof your career
  • Discover how postgrad studies can open your mind and open doors
  • Learn how to overcome the fear of failure and find the courage to take a leap out of your comfort zone

About the speaker

Charlie Gunningham works for the Australian Government on its signature $485M 'Accelerating Commercialisation' innovation fund. Landing in Perth in the late 90s as a school teacher, Charlie graduated top of his MBA class at the UWA Business School, co-founded the online real estate business aussiehome.com, which was acquired by REIWA in 2010, whereupon he ran reiwa.com.

More recently, he's been CEO of Business News, and is now a full time Commercialisation Adviser on the Accelerating Commercialisation program, which provides commercialisation advice and matching grants of up to $1M to eligible novel pre-revenue Australian business projects. Charlie spends as much time as he can among WA's startup community, sits on various advisory and full boards and occasionally tries to improve his golf handicap or bang a drum in a band.

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