Career Outcomes


Global Challenges aims to equip our graduates to lead and thrive in a complex world where traditional, singular skillsets are not enough to affect meaningful change.  In addition to their major and minor in a science discipline of their choice, this degree embeds entrepreneurship, business, communication, policy and cross-cultural competency to nurture the scientific leaders of tomorrow.

Global Challenges offers a truly transformative undergraduate experience, allowing students to push boundaries set by traditional thinking and traditional university courses, it’s ‘outside of the box thinking’ at a scale not previously offered by an Australian University.

A student’s career trajectory is completely up to them, we do not teach according to a singular outcome vision, instead we have students who have pursued careers within organisations who span a variety of industries. A condensed list of organisations which have taken on Global Challenges graduates include:

  • Parks Victoria
  • PwC, KPMG, Deloitte, BCG, 180 Degrees Consulting and other market leading consulting firms
  • Australian Government Department of Conservation
  • Department of Environment and Energy
  • The Royal Children’s Hospital
  • World Mosquito Program
  • United Nations
  • Flat World Partners

Roles which students are fulfilling in new and status-quo changing ways include:

  • Associate, Project and Management Consultants
  • R&D Tax Incentive Specialists
  • Graphic and Website Designers
  • Social Investment Officers
  • Clinical Trial Coordinators
  • Business Founders
  • Investment Analysts
  • Assistant-lecturer, Masters and PhD candidates
  • Science communication and Policy Interns
  • IoT Analytics, strategy and Market Analyst
  • Park Ranger
  • Teacher
  • Strategy and Innovation Consultant
  • Conservation Logistics Officer

“Global Challenges really was designed to disrupt the education system. You don't just walk away with a science degree, we're expected to be having real-life experience.”  Steph