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UNSW BUSINESS SOCIETY

CAREER S GUIDE 2018 EDITION


CONTENTS President’s Address page 3 Dean’s Address page 4 Guides

Networking Guide page 6 Attire and Appearance Guide page 7 Recruitment Process page 8 Careers and Employment page 11 Trimesters page 12

Majors

Accounting page 14 Finance page 15 Economics page 16 Marketing page 17 Information Systems page 18 Actuarial Studies page 28 Business Law page 19 Taxation page 19 Management page 20 International Business page 20 HR Management page 21 Real Estate Studies page 21

PRESIDENTS’ ADDRESS When we were five, they asked us what we wanted to be. Back then we responded with pirate, genie or Cinderella. When we first stepped onto that main walkway, they asked us again. This time we weren’t so sure – it was the beginning of a new chapter in our lives. The first steps taken in a thrilling journey. The most tumultuous, but exhilarating part of the main plot. And this time, we were the protagonist.

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Yes, the crevasse between your dreams and where you are now may seem at times a little too far away, the bridge to cross a little lost in the fog - but this is why we, the UNSW Business Society (BSOC), exists. To offer you more than a textbook or a lecture. To urge you to explore beyond your comfort zone. To guide you to new doors that take you one step closer to your final destination.

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Supported by the UNSW Business School, BSOC is here to empower you to take the driver seat in your own narrative. As a not-for-profit organisation run by students for students, we offer you the quintessential university experience – one that harnesses you with technical skills and provides opportunities for you to form networks from your orientation, progression to graduation.

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This Careers Guide is just one by-product of this goal and we invite you to pursue it at your own pace. Curated and created by our dedicated Careers and Publication portfolios, this year’s Careers Guide will navigate you through a multitude of business sectors whilst providing you with tips and tricks along the way. Through this, we want to bridge that unfortunate chasm between students and the workplace. We want to broaden your horizons by introducing you to new faces and places. We want you to ace that first, second and third interview.

Accenture page 40 BCG page 43 Oliver Wyman page 46 Willis Towers Watson page 49

Nestlé page 53 Unilever page 55 Proctor & Gamble page 59

JP Morgan page 63 Citi Group page 66 Macquarie Group page 70 Eclipse Trading page 73

Professional Services page 75 EY page 76 Deloitte page 79

Technology page 80 CISCO page 81 Google page 84 Microsoft page 88 Uber page 92

So this year BSOC has a challenge for you. We challenge you to chase after dream jobs that just seem a little out of reach. To aim for new peaks that seem a little too high. To explore new areas that might seem a little too vast. But just remember, no matter where your journey leads you, the BSOC community will always be here to support you by offering a beacon of light to guide you through the shared fog or a place to welcome you home. So this year, don’t wait for the clock to strike midnight for the magic to happen. Write the magic yourself.

Industries and Interviews Accounting page 24

Chartered Accountants ANZ page 25 CPA Australia page 29 Grant Thornton page 30 Shinewing Australia page 34

Banking page 37

Luke Clinch and Joanna Ma Co-Presidents UNSW Business Society 2018

Commonwealth Bank page 38

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DEAN’S ADDRESS

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Many of today’s graduates are embarking on careers that did not exist ten years ago. When you graduate, I want you to confidently adapt to future careers by having taken advantage of opportunities that complemented your education.

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Today, you can begin building those opportunities with UNSW Business Society, the largest society on campus. They created this valuable guide as a tool to cover every aspect of your career decisions, including the practical skills you need, from networking to finding the ideal internship. In addition to this guide you have the support of so many other UNSW and Business School resources. Make use of these and you’ll find opportunities for networking and career events to personal support from on-campus careers advisors and the invaluable experience that comes from developing your skills through our student clubs. UNSW Business School, one of the leading business schools in the Asia-Pacific, has a vision for 2025 in which our students benefit greatly from a career-focused learning experience. This means you will have advantages such as mentoring and overseas work placements in addition to developing the problem solving, technical and collaborative skills required in today’s increasingly complex, connected workplace. Many of the Business School’s 80,000 alumni have achieved success in their diverse career paths – as entrepreneurs, business leaders or academics. One thing they have in common is the confidence to ask ‘why not’ when it comes to new ideas – and careers. And this guide is designed to encourage you to do just that. It’s never been a more exciting time to be in business, and I look forward to hearing about your success in the future.

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NETWORKING GUIDE

ATTIRE & APPEARANCE GUIDE:

DRESS TO IMPRESS

NETWORK WITH A PURPOSE It is important to network with purpose! Having a goal will help you stay focused and not aimlessly wander around. Goals could include improving your confidence, meeting a new friend, or most importantly, getting yourself out there and speak to sponsors! Think of topics you would like to discuss and have a few questions ready to ask. The best questions are the ones that can’t be answered by just a “yes” or “no”, such as: • ‘’How do you like working for your company?’’ • ‘’What’s the primary role at your company?’’ • ‘’How did you get involved in your field?’’ For first year students, this a great chance to discover the various career opportunities available to you. It is also a fantastic opportunity to learn more about firms within the business industry, and lead you towards a career pathway you may wish to take. For penultimate or final year students, this networking event is a great opportunity to make new connections. It is important to build new connections or ask questions about potential internships or graduate opportunities that each firm may offer.

ACTIVELY LISTEN Networking is about both receiving and giving information. Listening to the people around you builds trust because it actively shows an interest in someone’s opinions and thoughts, allowing you to foster a valued relationship. A good listener actively pays attention to the conversation and responds appropriately with questions, maintaining good eye-contact and using body language and gestures to convey their attention.

RESEARCH - BE INFORMED When it comes to networking events, it is key to provide a good impression. By researching the firm, you may pick up on important information that will allow you to better in engage in conversation.

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FOLLOW UP WITH NEW CONTACTS

It is always a good idea to follow up with individuals you meet at any event. You could send them an email or LinkedIn message telling them you enjoyed meeting them, and make reference to a topic you discussed or an interested you shared, if appropriate. Finally, remember to try and build a valued business relationship by speaking to everyone at the event, as communication is key!

When it comes to networking, always be mindful of the image you project as well as the power of a sharp suit, shirt or blouse. Similarly, every company and even teams within a company will have their own expectations and culture when it comes to dress code. It is important that you are comfortable in your outfit and everything fits to show your best side. There is nothing worse than fidgeting with your attire or accessories when you are in a professional environment - ensure you’re dressed to impress!

BUSINESS CASUAL

BUSINESS FORMAL

Most firms do have the tradition of having smart casual Fridays. For Women: • Business separates, rather than a full suit – a skirt worn with a cardigan or jacket, for example. • Coloured shirts and blouses, rather than manda- tory collared button-downs. Choose solid colors, or muted patterns like stripes or checks, and avoid low-cut shirts or bright patterns. • Shoes may be comfortable flats and loafers, as well as pumps, but should remain closed-toe. Can be any color, although black, brown, red, navy, and gray are among the most appropriate. For Men: • Wear coloured, collared button-ups, preferably in white, blue or pink. Conservative patterns such as checks or stripes are acceptable too, worn with or without a tie. • Ties should still be traditional in pattern. Avoid novelty ties, and choose patterns like dots, stripes, or checks. Most colors are acceptable. • Pullovers and sweaters worn over collared shirt. Choose solid, striped, or another conservatively patterned sweater. • Shoes can be oxfords, loafers, or another comfortable yet dressy choice, in brown or black. Avoid sneakers.

For Women: • A well-cut pantsuit or skirt suit in a conservative neutral color, such as black, navy, or brown. • White button-ups with a collar or conservative blouse • Closed-toe heels in a neutral color such as taupe, black, grey, or brown. • Neat and simple hair, makeup and jewelry • Skirts never more than two finger-widths above the knees. For Men: • A tailored suit in a solid, neutral color like black, gray, or navy. • Ties and other accessories should be both modest in color and style – solid, brighter colors or patterned muted neutrals. No novelty ties, such as sports team patterns. • White, collared button-up shirts. • Appropriate accessories such as a black belt, watch or cufflinks are also valuable additions.

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THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS

Every step towards the future comes an inevitable ambivalence. But the hike through the recruitment process should be one where you are knowledgeable of the terrain, well equipped with the right materials, and most importantly, driven by a motivated and perceptive mindset.

ONLINE APPLICATION The online application usually includes the CV and Cover Letter, as well as a series of questions for you to answer. CURRICULUM VITAE (CV): An effective CV is one that is relevant and specific to the job. When preparing your CV, make sure you research and understand the position (how you match the requirements) and showcase your achievements (why you are a strong candidate). TOP TIPS: • Be succinct - use no more than 2 A4 pages • Use assertive and positive language • Ask someone else to read over your CV • SAMPLE CV STRUCTURE: • Heading • Personal Profile • Experience • Achievements • Career History • Personal Details • Education and Qualifications

COVER LETTER: A strong cover letter is an employer’s segue into understanding your suitability for a role as well as your cultural fit. Your cover letter should display: • Your motivation to work for the particular firm and division • Your capability for the role shown through your skills and experience • Your cultural fit for the organisation through an understanding of its values COMMON PITFALLS: • Spelling and grammatical errors • Poor balance between claiming responsibility and identifying achievement • Excessive personal information (such as race, religion, marital status and nationality) • Convoluted formatting

APTITUDE, PERSONALITY AND PSYCHOMETRIC TESTING There are three main aptitude and psychometric tests: NUMERICAL - measures your ability to interpret, analyse and draw logical conclusions from numerical information in graphs and tables VERBAL - measures your ability to use the English language, understand verbal information and convey information to others in a clear and logical manner LOGICAL - measures your ability to draw logical conclusions based on statements or arguments and to identify relevant strengths and weaknesses of those arguments

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PERSONALITY TESTS: Personality tests are designed to assess how you operate and are becoming increasingly prevalent as part of the hiring process. They are designed to measure your behavioural style, opinions and motivators. If you wish to get some practice or get an idea of what the tests are like, hop on to https://www.cebglobal. com/shldirect/en/practice-tests/ AVAILABLE RESOURCES: UNSW Library has books that contain practice psychometric tests. UNSW Careers and Employment also holds regular psychometric testing workshops which give some guidance on how to go about answering questions.

PHONE/VIDEO INTERVIEW PHONE INTERVIEW: Generally conducted by the HR team, phone interviews can be both scheduled and unscheduled. The questions asked may vary from behavioural and motivational to questions about the relevant industry.

VIDEO INTERVIEW: An OAI is a video interview completed at a time and date of your own choosing. Using a webcam or a device with a front-facing camera, you will be required to answer questions set by the interviewer.

Potential questions include: • Why do you want this role and what differentiates you from other candidates? • What is your greatest achievement? • What are your greatest weaknesses? • What is the most important thing you look for in a job/company?

Top Tips: • Have a pen and paper ready for note taking • Prepare a quiet place where you can take a call • If you are called at an inconvenient time, ask if you can talk at another time and suggest alternatives.

INTERVIEWS When answering situation based questions remember to use the STAR technique.

Situation: provide context Task: what was required of you Action: what you actually did Result: how the situation turned out (remember to quantify any successes where possible)

BEHAVIOURAL QUESTIONS: Interviewers will have a set list of skills and competencies which they will ask you to demonstrate by presenting a situation where you behaved in a specific way. The best approach is to prepare beforehand for these questions. Write out a list of skills you think the employer would need i.e. in a customer service job they would be looking for teamwork and communication skills, and prepare situations in which you demonstrated these skills.

SITUATIONAL QUESTIONS: Situational questions are used to demonstrate how you would handle a hypothetical situation. TIPS: • Think about the question carefully before responding - don’t be afraid to ask the inter- viewer to repeat the question or ask for a minute to think about it • Break down the situation in your head and apply a step by step, logical process for your solution • Practice, practice, practice - it is difficult to guess the situational questions that will be asked so the best approach is to practice responding under pressure to a broad range of questions Competency Interview Competency interviews are used to evaluate a candidate’s key competencies, especially where it is difficult to select based on technical merit. Questions may delve into a particular skill or competency or knowledge of the firm and the industry as opposed to questions about industry experience. Partner Interview An interview run by a partner of the respective firm. Generally these interviews are used to assess a candidate’s personality fit for a firm.

Examples of common behavioural questions: • Tell me about a time when you demonstrated good leadership • Tell me about a time when a project you were in charge of fell behind schedule. What did you do about it?

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ASSESSMENT CENTRE Assessment centres are a collection of tests and exercises designed to emulate a firm’s business environment. They aim to generate objective information about candidates in regards to attributes such as problem solving, team work and also fit within an organisation’s structure and culture. During each activity, a group of trained observers will rate individual candidates on a range of competencies using a prescribed performance scale. An assessment centre generally runs from ½ to 2 days.

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Show your enthusiasm! Don’t just do it - show the assessors you’re doing it (remember to contribute to discussions but avoid being domineering) If any group presentation is involved, spend the last 5 minutes of planning time to allocate talking points Know your assessment criteria Relax and be yourself

INDIVIDUAL ASSESSMENTS IN TRAY/ WRITTEN EXERCISE: Assesses: Ability to organise and prioritise work, analytical skills, communication with team members, written communication and delegation. This simulation exercise is designed for a candidate to emulate the role of an employee. The candidate will be asked to solve problems and make decisions based on a number of letters and memos.

CASE STUDIES: Assesses: Ability to analyse complex data and issues, seek solutions, project plan, find solutions and general commercial awareness. In case studies, candidates are generally provided with information about a work-related scenario. The task may involve examining the information before presenting the findings and solutions.

VERIFICATION TEST: You will simply be asked to retake one of the online tests you did in the earlier stage of the recruitment process to ensure that you did not cheat. The test calculates the similarity rate of your results, as opposed to how well you do.

Example: The scenario: A publisher of scientific journals and books is looking to make a significant acquisition. It has identified a target company and approached a number of investment banks for their views on the merits of a potential deal and a target price. Based on these presentations, the publisher will decide whether to proceed with a bid and, if so, select one bank to act as their adviser. The task: Your team is one of the investment banks bidding to win the mandate. You need to analyse the figures provided; to review the marketplace, your potential client (the publisher) and the target company; and to prepare a five-minute presentation giving your recommendations, e.g. whether to go ahead, go ahead under specific conditions, etc.

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Business School Specific Programs and Courses •

Career Mentoring Program is a 10-week opportunity open to all UNSW Business School students in the penultimate or final year of their undergraduate degree.. Students are paired with an experienced business professional for face-to-face career mentoring and coaching

Alumni Leaders Mentoring is a face-to-face mentoring program offered to BCom (International) students to help prepare for international exchange

Careers and Employment Events and Services • Career appointments offer students the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a careers consultant to discuss their career development •

Seminars on topics such as ‘Ace the Interview’, ‘Writing a Successful Resume and Cover Letter’, ‘Navigating LinkedIn for Career Success’ and ‘Applying for Graduate and Internship Programs Online’ are offered weekly

• Jobs board promoting internships, graduate roles and part-time/vacation employment

We encourage you to engage early with Careers and Employment to ensure you develop your professional skills and industry connections and are best equipped to make your mark in today’s complex and changing business world.

FURTHER INTERVIEWS / NETWORKING SESSIONS For more competitive industries there can be up to 8 rounds of interviews. A lot of companies are now incorporating networking sessions into their recruitment process to see how students interact with other students and professionals.

UNSW Careers and Employment provides tailored programs, courses, events and services aimed to empower current undergraduate and postgraduate Business School students with the skills to successfully navigate and develop their career path and achieve their career goals. The career support provided utilises strong links with industry professionals and Alumni to offer tailored career development programs and services encompassing:

GROUP ASSESSMENT GROUP ACTIVITY: Assesses: Leadership, teamwork, negotiation and problem solving. Group activities involve candidates working together to resolve a presented issue. This generally involves formulating a strategy based on given information and analysing its merits and weaknesses. Example: Tower Building Exercise A group may be asked to design and build a tower in accordance with a construction brief which may stipulate minimum height, time period the completed tower must stand unsupported, time limit and budget.

CAREERS AND EMPLOYMENT

Key tips

If you’re not comfortable with talking to industry professionals (especially those in very senior positions), it helps to go to networking events held by firms to get in some practice and become accustomed to networking etiquette.

Contact the Business School Careers team for further information on the programs and career opportunities available to Business School students:

Careers and Employment www.careers.unsw.edu.au Phone: (02) 9385 5429 Email: careers@unsw.edu.au

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STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES Student Opportunities at UNSW Business School offers a variety of programs and courses that assist Business School students in developing the skills that employers are seeking. Taking advantage of these opportunities will develop your soft skills and put you in a great position for securing internships and graduate roles. Make sure you check out all that is on offer at www.business.unsw.edu.au/students/student-opportunities

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HIGHLIGHTS FOR 2018 • Global Business Practicums to Jakarta, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Israel, Yangon, Mumbai and Shanghai • Industry Experience Program is a for-credit course including an internship of at least 140 hours (also offered are not-for-credit experience programs such as Orion and GCG) • Mentoring programs and networking evenings with Business School alumni and industry partners • Workshop series featuring top tier firms here on campus hosting small group interactive lunchtime discussions on hot topics in the industry • Invitation only industry events such as conferences, in-house events and seminars

Coming in 2018, a new online experience that gives you the opportunity to build your soft skills, have career discussions with alumni and find your own alumni mentor. It is interactive, fully mobile and gives you rewards. Look out for Career Accelerator, Career Essentials and Career Networking in 2018. Make sure that you leave UNSW Business School with more than just a great academic education. Develop your soft skills, build your network and gain real world experience with Student Opportunities so you are in the best possible position to launch your career. www.business.unsw.edu.au/students/student-opportunities

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The courses listed in this document is just a guide and may be subject to change. For the most updated and accurate information, students should always check the

Did you know UNSW is moving to a new academic calendar in 2019: UNSW3+? Did you know?

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UNSW3+ will comprise of 3 x 10 teaching week terms, plus an optional five-week intensive Summer term. The new calendar will commence in Term 1, 2019 (18th February 2019) so timing for vacation placements/internships in summer 2018/19 will not be affected by this change.

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UNSW Online Handbook – www.handbook.unsw.edu.au


Accounting is the analysis of information to effectively manage business resources. It guides investment decisions and facilitates interaction between businesses and stakeholders.

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Why is it different?

ELECTIVE COURSES

The benefit of an accounting-related career is that issues such as taxes, audits and bookkeeping are core essential functions within almost every business organisation.

ACCT1501 Accounting & Financial Mgt 1A (6 UOC) ACCT1511 Accounting & Financial Mgt 1B (6 UOC) ACCT2522 Management Accounting 1 (6 UOC) ACCT2542 Corporate Financial Reporting (6 UOC) ACCT3563 Issues in Financial Reporting (6 UOC)

Apart from the compulsory courses, there are elective courses to choose from. Students choose 3 courses to complete, with at least 2 of them being at Level 3 (i.e. ACCT3XXX)

PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION CPA CPA Australia has accepted specific UNSW undergraduate courses for the purpose of its membership qualifications. Associate membership of CPA Australia requires the minimum qualification of an accredited undergraduate degree with a major in accounting, and completion of accredited courses in accounting, finance and business areas to satisfy the minimum core knowledge requirements. Chartered Accountants ANZ For Business School students you must satisfy the following requirements, which combine academic study, approved employment and three years of mentored practical experience. • To meet the academic requirements of the CA Program you must hold an accredited bachelor or master’s degree that covers all required competency areas. • You must also be employed in a relevant accounting role with an Approved or Recognised training employer for 17.5 hours or more per week, and under the guidance of a recognised mentor for 3 years. • More information on the CA Program entry requirements and alternate pathways can be found here: www.charteredaccountantsanz.com/become-a-member/entry-requirements/chartered-accountant

POTENTIAL CAREER PATHS Public accountants work in partnerships which facilitate accounting services externally to individuals, corporations, various tiers of governments and sometimes non-for-profit organisations (NGOs). Much of the services performed by public accountants are externally orientated and client focused, with public accountants typically using historical data and tackling financial problems in retrospect.

Government accountants, who are employed by the public sector, engage in professional accounting. At the same time, as an auditor of the private sector on behalf of the government, governmental accountants also undertake auditing of private businesses or individuals whose activities are subjected to government regulations.

Management accountants, whose services are often embedded internally within, are responsible for advising management in terms of financial decision-making, resource allocation and the sustainability of a corporation. As opposed to public accountants, management accountants primarily scrutinise past and current financial data in order to plan for the future.

Internal auditing accountants, as the name implies, carry the sole responsibility of providing assessments to internal financial records of the firm whom they have been employed. It is crucial to be reminded that this field of accounting is distinguished from management accounting as internal audit accountants facilitate monitoring and evaluating roles as opposed to the direct engineering of financial statements.

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What is Finance? Finance is the science of managing money in international and domestic financial markets. It is concerned with making investment decisions, valuing financial assets, managing funds and developing strategies to minimise financial risk.

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FINS1612 Capital Markets & Institution (6 UOC) FINS1613 Business Finance (6 UOC) FINS2624 Portfolio Mgmt (6 UOC) FINS3616 International Business Finance (6 UOC) FINS3625 (applied corporate finance): teaches valuation technique required in investment banking FINS3626 (venture cap): teaches students about companies and their successes

ELECTIVE COURSES

PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION

4 Elective Courses must also be chosen, with at least two of the elective courses being at level 3 (i.e. FINS3XXX).

Chartered Financial Analyst

The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) credential is the professional standard of choice for more than 31,000 investment firms worldwide. When hiring leading firms demand investment professionals with real-world analytical skills, technical competence, and the highest professional standards, often requiring the CFA credential for consideration. LEVEL I

TOPIC FOCUS

What is Accounting?

COMPULSORY COURSES

LEARNING FOCUS

COMPULSORY COURSES

LEVEL II

LEVEL III

INVESTMENT TOOLS

ASSET VALUATION

PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

KNOWLEDGE AND COMPREHENSION

APPLICATION AND ANALYSIS

SYNTHESIS AND EVALUATION

PERSONAL FINANCE

Personal finance involves individual financing such as paying for education, financing durable goods such as real estate and cars. It also includes buying insurance (e.g health and property insurance), investing and saving for retirement.

CORPORATE FINANCE

Corporate finance deals with the sources of funding and the capital structure of corporations and actions that managers take to increase the value of the firm to shareholders. This also involves tools and analysis used to allocate financial resources.

PUBLIC FINANCE

As for public finance, in addition to managing money for its day-to-day operations, a government body also must satisfy its larger social responsibilities. Its goals include attaining an equitable distribution of income for its citizens and enacting policies that leaad to a stable economy. Financial Services is one of the most competitive fields in Commerce (especially Investment Banking).

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COMPULSORY COURSES

What is Economics? Economics is a diverse and fascinating discipline which analyses decision-making by individuals, business, government and global organisations. It deals with important issues, such as: the behaviour of individuals and firms and their strategic interactions, economic growth and development, the causes and effects of unemployment and inflation, income distribution, public policy design and implementation, and the means to improve overall efficiency and living standards.

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ECON1101 Microeconomics 1 ECON1102 Macroeconomics 1 ECON1202 Quantitative Analysis ECON1203 Business & Economic Statistics ECON2101 Microeconomics 2 ECON2206 Introductory Econometrics

MAJORS

Different Economics majors are available within different undergraduate programs. The following majors can only be obtained by Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) students: • Business Economics Business Economics is a diverse and fascinating discipline which analyses decision-making by individu- als, business, government and global organisations.

Business Strategy and Economic Management Business Strategy and Economic Management deals with strategic behaviour among firms and provides tools for effective business decision-making.

The following majors can only be obtained by Bachelor of Economics (BEco) students: • Econometrics Econometrics focuses on the development and application of quantitative methods to model everything from individual consumer behaviour through to the collective workings of the economy.

Economics Economics is a diverse and fascinating discipline which analyses decision-making by individuals, busi- ness, government and global organisations.

The following majors can only be obtained by both BCom and BEco students: • Financial Economics Financial Economics focuses on understanding how individuals, firms and markets manage financial risk.

POTENTIAL CAREER PATHS A reputable degree in economics is excellent preparation for a range of careers.

Within the public sector, economists may assist in developing government economic policies. Financial and policy organisations and various government Some graduates may choose to pursue careers in the pri- departments employ economists and policy advivate sector, where economists observe the impact of do- sors within the public sector, which include: mestic and international market movements on busi• Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) (www.rba.gov.au) nesses and industries. Graduates may join the financial • NSW Treasury (www.treasury.nsw.gov.au) sector, for example, in banking and financial services, • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade analysis and trading, mergers and acquisitions. Others (dfat.gov.au/) choose to join international organisations; become pro• Australian Taxation Office fessional accountants and auditors, or to take up posi(https://www.ato.gov.au/) tions as economic or management consultants. 16

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What is Marketing?

Marketing is a more creatively orientated business major that oversees the communication of value between business and consumers in order to develop and maintain relationships. Understanding consumer needs and desires are a key aspect of marketing, achieved through market analysis and research. With this, marketers design innovative means in communicating and distributing products or services to the potential marketplace in order to build profitable customer satisfaction. Marketers are charged with helping the world’s biggest brands create, innovate and change the landscape. They are brand champions, communicators and strategists. Global competition has resulted in marketing playing an increasingly important role in assisting all types of companies maintain their competitive edge.

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MARK1012 Marketing Fundamentals MARK2051 Consumer Behaviour MARK2052 Marketing Research MARK2085 Consumer Centric Innovation MARK3054 Marketing Analytics MARK3082 Strategic Marketing

ELECTIVE COURSES

2 Elective Courses must also be chosen, with at least one (1) of the elective course being at level 3 (i.e. MARK3XXX).

PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION

The Australian Marketing Institute Benefits of being affiliated with the Australian Marketing Institute include: • Acquisition of the Certified Practising Mar- keter (CPM) qualification, which acknowedges formal qualications and extensive experience in the marketing profession • Professional development programs on a state/ national level • Comprehensive range of marketing events and government seminars.

Advertising Advertising is responsible for creating innovative promotional campaigns to excite people and raise awareness about a particular brand or product. They work with all aspects of marketing from strategy to concept execution.

Market Research Market Researchers investigate what drives consumer choices, consumer needs and purchasing habits. They apply methods including surveys, mystery shopping, focus groups and new product demonstrations to help understand the behaviour of the target market.

Roles within advertising include: Advertising Manager, Advertising Sales Director, Account Executive, Account Coordinator, Media Director, Media Coordinator and Media Buyer

Marketing research companies and advertising agencies include: Clemenger BBDO, Roy Morgan Research, Chieftan Marketing, Ninedots Marketing, Digital Cadet, Accenture and The Communications Group.

Public Relations Once people are aware of the brand or product, Public Relations (PR) helps manage the perceptions of the brand and their products. PR representatives are considered spokespeople for the company often liaising with the media, writing press releases and arranging speeches. Roles within PR include: Public Relations Specialist, Public Relations Director, Corporate Communications, Book Publicist and Press Secretary.

Product and Brand Management Product management markets and develops products while brand managers are focused on the bigger picture and assume the responsibility for a brand or brand family. Both require an understanding of the tactical and strategic core of the business in order to strengthen the brand and build a connection with the customers mind.

Employers in advertising and PR include: Saatchi & Saatchi, Ideaworks, BMF Advertising, Trendhaus, and Vertical Leap Marketing

Consumer Goods companies include: Procter and Gamble (P&G), Unilever, Arnott’s, Canon, Kellogg’s, Nintendo, Reckitt Benckiser.

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COMPULSORY COURSES • What is Business Law?

What are Information Systems?

Information systems (IS) are the mechanisms that drive the innovations enabling people and organisations to be more creative and productive. Organisations are becoming increasingly ‘business-savvy’ and thus more perceptive to particular business and technical issues they face each and every day. Apart from the business aspect, the emergence of internet-based information systems have transformed the way we shop, conduct financial transactions, plan holidays, keep in touch with friends, search for jobs and staff, create and share information and much more.

COMPULSORY COURSES • • • • •

INFS1602 Digital Transformation in Business INFS1603 Introduction to Business Databases INFS2603 Business Analysis using Design Thinking INFS2621 Enterprise Systems INFS3603 Introduction to Business Analytics

DEPTH COMPONENT

What is Actuarial Studies?

A separate degree in itself, Actuarial Studies evaluates risk and opportunity through the application of mathematical and financial analysis to a spectrum of social, business and economic problems.

CORE COURSES (1st and 2nd year) • ACCT1501, ACCT1511, ACTL1101, ACTL2102, ACTL2111 , ACTL2131, ECON1101, ECON1102, FINS1613, MATH1151, MATH1251, MGMT1001 Students may replace ACTL2131 with the following two courses: MATH2901 Higher Theory of Statistics and MATH2931 Higher Linear Models. Note that a minimum of 84 UOC must be completed in UNSW Business School courses for the Bachelor of Actuarial Studies.

ELECTIVE COURSES (3rd year) An additional UNSW Business School Elective course (6 UOC) chosen from either the courses offered by the School of Risk & Actuarial Studies, or more generally from courses offered by another school in the UNSW Business School must be completed. BREADTH COMPONENT (48UOC) FREE ELECTIVES (36 UOC) (May be UNSW Business School courses, or courses within any Faculty) - GEN coded courses cannot be counted as Free Electives and 12 UOC of General Education.

POTENTIAL CAREER PATHS Graduate roles may include: Actuarial analyst, Business consultant, Investment banker, Asset management trainee, Credit analyst, Insurance analyst, Risk assessment officer, Superannuation advisor, Wealth management analyst 18

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TABL1710 Business and the Law (6 UOC)

ELECTIVE COURSES

Business Law focuses on the legal requirements underpinning and regulating all forms of commercial activity. It explores the concept of business morality and the responsibility of company directors and boards to make ethical business decisions. The purpose of business law is to protect consumers by providing legal guidelines for fair trading, franchising, e-business, commercial contracts and business transactions.

7 Elective Courses must also be chosen, with at least three (3) of the elective courses be- ing at level 3 (i.e. TABL3XXX).

POTENTIAL CAREER PATHS Advisory Financial Services • Business Analyst • Financial Analyst • Corporate Advisor • Financial Planner • Management Consultant • Insolvency Advisor • HR Advisor Corporate Management • Policy Advisor • Compliance • Taxation Advisor. Officer • Risk Assessment Officer

COMPULSORY COURSES

What is Taxation?

Taxation funds the provision of government services, is a tool in economic management and is an important consideration in all business decisions. Managers, accountants, auditors, financial officers and those working in banking, insurance, international business and government policy development and commerce generally require knowledge of business taxation.

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TABL1710 Business and the Law (6 UOC) TABL2751 Business Taxation (6 UOC)

ELECTIVE COURSES Apart from the compulsory courses, there are elective courses to choose from. Students choose 6 courses to complete, with at least 3 of them being at Level 3 (i.e. TABL3XXX)

PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION

POTENTIAL CAREER PATHS

Students who complete the Taxation co-major with an Accounting major will satisfy the requirements of the Institute of Chartered Accountants for admission to the CA program, subject to meeting further requirements. They will also satisfy the requirements of the Tax Agents Registration Board.

Graduates can go into: • Government Departments i.e. Australian Taxation Office, Australian Treasury • Professional Services • Investment Banking • Corporate Finance • Tax division of major and mid-tier accounting or legal firms

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COMPULSORY COURSES

What is Management?

Management caters towards those that have an interest towards building and developing relationships between people and organisations. The discipline examines the complex relationships between the power, people and resources within organisations in order to establish and maintain effective management. It extends into the consideration of human capital; evaluating and redefining theories and predictions regarding new organisational forms, future business trends and effective management practices to establish a healthy workplace environment. The overall objective of the course is in equipping future managers with the knowledge to effectively handle complex personal and organisational problems in the business environment.

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MGMT1001 Managing Organisations & People MGMT1002 Managing Organisational Behaviour MGMT2001 Managing Innovation and Organisation- al Change MGMT2002 Managing Business Communication MGMT3101 I’national Business Strategy

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ELECTIVE COURSES

3 Elective Courses must also be chosen, with at least two (2) of the elective courses being at Level 3 (i.e. MGMT3XX).

PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION

Graduates from the School of Management have the opportunity to be accredited with professional and industry groups including: • Australian Human Resources Institute • Australian Industry Group • Unions NSW • Industrial Relations Society

COMPULSORY COURSES

What is International Business?

International business is a rapidly growing field concerning the creation, development, strategy and management of multinational organisations. It investigates how firms organise and conduct operations globally, and how the competitive international environment shapes the economic, political and cultural context for business. The current corporate landscape is in demand of professionals with an understanding of the international nature of the marketplace. An international business major complements technical majors such as Finance, Accounting, Information Systems and Economics and provides a competitive edge in terms of working in foreign markets and businesses.

ELECTIVE COURSES

POTENTIAL CAREER PATHS

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MGMT1101: Global Business Environment MGMT2101: International Business & Multinational Operations MGMT2102: Managing Across Cultures MGMT3101: International Business Strategy MGMT3102: Asia-Pacific Business

3 Elective Courses must also be chosen, with at least one (1) of the elective courses being at level 3 (i.e. MGMT3XXX).

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Management Consulting (international manage- ment consultant, international business analyst) Australian Companies (global product coor- dinator) Foreign Based MNCs and E-Commerce (export/ import manager, purchasing officer, research analyst) Government (manager of country of regional operations, government official, policy advisor) Travel and Tourism (cross-cultural advisor)

What is Human Resource Management? Human Resource Management (HRM) is the strategic approach to managing an organisation’s employees, the workplace environment and culture. It is based on the premise that the most progressive business strategies can only be executed effectively when employee performance is maximised and are committed to the organisation’s objectives.

HRM is also the organisational function that provides leadership and advice for dealing with all issues related to the people in an organization. HRM involves compensation, hiring, performance management, organisation development, safety, wellness, benefits, employee motivation, communication, administration and training.

What is Real Estate Studies?

The real estate sector represents a substantial share of the capital assets and savings of businesses and households in the economy. All businesses involved in building and managing these assets require graduates with high level of skills in understanding the economic and financial factors and policies which influence real estate markets and an understanding of the operation of the finance and capital markets which are integral to the sector. Governments at all levels are also heavily involved in the real estate market, both as investors in its own right but also in terms of public policy.

POTENTIAL CAREER PATHS

Graduate positions exist in: • Public policy • Industry research • Investment management • In the finance and credit departments of banks and large corporations

COMPULSORY COURSES • • • • •

MGMT1001 Managing Organisations & People MGMT1002 Managing Organisational Behaviour MGMT2705 Industrial Relations MGMT2718 Human Resource Management MGMT3701 Legal Aspects of Employment

ELECTIVE COURSES 3 Elective Courses must also be chosen, with at least two (2) of the elective courses being at level 3 (i.e. MGMT3XX)

POTENTIAL CAREER PATHS • • • •

Human Resource Manager HR Consultant International Human Resources Professional Training & Development Manager

COMPULSORY COURSES • • • • • • •

ECON1202 Quantitative Analysis (6 UOC) BLDG4018 Building Appraisal & Land Econ (6 UOC) ECON2101 Microeconomics 2 (6 UOC) ECON3130 Real Estate Economics (6 UOC) FINS2624 Portfolio Mgmt (6 UOC) FINS3633 Real Estate Finance (6 UOC) TABL2792 Real Property Law (6 UOC)

ELECTIVE COURSES Students are required to take one of these electives: • ECON3107 Economics of Finance (6 UOC) • ECON3206 Financial Econometrics (6 UOC) • FINS3616 International Business Finance (6 UOC) • FINS3635 Options, Futures&Risk Mgmt (6 UOC) • FINS3636 Interest Rate Risk Management (6 UOC) • FINS3640 Investment Mgmt Modeling (6 UOC)

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INDUSTRY &

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to become leaders and shapers of finance and business in Australia, New Zealand and wherever they may work around the world Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand is a professional body comprised of over 117,000 diverse, talented and financially astute members who utilise their skills to make a difference for businesses all over the world.

HOW WILL YOU BUILD MORE THAN JUST A CAREER? What do you want from your career? A good salary? Job security? One that provides you with unlimited opportunities to work all over the world? Most of us want all of that. Increasingly, however, we are also all searching for to contribute to something bigger than ourselves. As a Chartered Accountant, you’ll be uniquely equipped to drive the business decisions that help create better economies, communities and societies. Leading accounting bodies – a network 1,000,000 strong, you get to decide where in the world you want to wake up each day and make a difference. Empower yourself with exceptional commercial acumen, professional scepticism, and the ethical framework you need to shape your world. This unique skill set is also highly prized by employers. That’s why 96 of the top 100 graduate employers in Australia * have a CA in their ranks. Become a Chartered Accountant and start on the path to creating your own success story. Take the first step by signing up as a Student Affiliate at youunlimitedanz.com.

KEY DATES UNSW BSOC Careers Fair: 06/03/18 UNSW BSOC High Achievers Luncheon: 21/03/18 CA Program: Applications for Term 2 2018 close 27 April

HOW TO APPLY

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CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS ANZ

HANNAH WALLACE

Strategy Associate at Woolworths, Chartered Accountant

What do you do? What are the duties, functions and responsibilities that you are involved in as a part of your role? I am currently a strategy associate at Woolworths. This involves working on projects that contribute to the overall strategy of the supermarkets business. Most recently I have been part of the project team delivering the roll out of reverse vending machines across our stores for the NSW container deposit scheme. Can you tell us a little about CA’s work culture and environment? What sets it apart? Woolworths has a very inclusive work culture which encourages and celebrates diversity. Retail is a team game and working collaboratively across different functions is crucial to our success. We have recently transitioned from allocated desks to a flexible working environment to further improve collaboration between teams. One of the things that I am particularly proud of is the strong community focus. Woolworths supports many local and national charities which often means fundraising morning teas or mufti days at the office!

How did you get started in this field? How well did your work relate to the experiences or studies you had in university? I completed a Bachelor of Commerce with majors in accounting and finance at university. I was keen to get experience early on, actively seeking out vacation work, including an internship at EY in my penultimate year. Upon completion of my studies, I secured a graduate position at Woolworths. As a graduate I was able to experience both commercial and corporate finance roles as well as a secondment in the strategy team. My studies at university helped me to grasp the technical aspects of my role, however it is the soft skills I developed through my involvement with clubs and societies on campus that have been most valuable. Do you have any advice for someone applying for CA? Or more specifically, the field you’re involved in? Be prepared to work and study hard. It can be extremely difficult to balance work and study at times, but it is always worth it. The CA designation is well regarded globally and is one of the best ways to fast track your career progression. What do you find to be the most interesting or challenging part of your work? Retail is a fast paced industry. This means I am often working on projects with short timeframes and tight deadlines. Although challenging, I love the fast pace as it keeps the work interesting.

Don’t just dream of a better future, create it. Rebecca Glover is a Chartered Accountant and the Chief Financial Officer of World Vision Australia. We sat down with Rebecca to find out how becoming a CA has helped her to become a difference maker. What is a ‘typical’ day for you? On a typical day, I have a range of conversations and decisions I need to make with regards to primarily the financial management of the organisation. One of the key things that I pay a lot of attention to is understanding what it is that our supporters are interested in funding. What it is that from a field side they have needs in, and understanding how to match those resources that are coming from those donors to those needs in the field. As the chief financial officer, it is imperative for me to be able to say hand on heart that we have done the best we can to make sure our resources are deployed to their maximum effect. What do you enjoy most about your role? What actually brings me a great sense of contentment is the idea that I am using my life as best I can, with the skills that I have, trying to help others. I feel like, in the role that I do now, I am actually using those skills to benefit as many people as possible, and in many corners of the globe. There is something inherently rewarding about knowing that the decisions you make, or the analysis that you’re doing, the report that you’re building, whatever that is, is ultimately to serve others. What advice would you give to students interested in a career in the not-for-profit sector? Get out there and volunteer. It’ll give you a taste of what the sector is actually like. It’s incredibly diverse, and it is very different from the for profit sector, it’s motivated by very different things. The decisions that the organisation makes are based on different criteria. And as an organisation that is there to help other people, I want to employ people who find that intrinsically rewarding. Because to me, this isn’t just any other job. This is a job that other people are depending on us to do our job well. So I’m interested in hiring people who demonstrate that they are interested in helping others too. How do you think becoming a Chartered Accountant has helped your career? I think being a Chartered Accountant has been the key stepping stone in my career. I don’t think I would have had the opportunity to work at the calibre of organisations that I have. I certainly wouldn’t be able to take on this role as Chief Financial Officer at World Vision Australia without having that particular designation. To see the video of Rebecca’s journey, other inspirational CA stories and information on becoming a CA go to youunlimitedanz.com The information in this advertisement is of a general nature only and is not intended to be advice. Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) does not expect or invite any person to act or rely on any statement, view or opinion expressed in this advertisement. © 2017 Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand ABN 50 084 642 571. All rights reserved. 418-DEC-17

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WHAT IS CPA?

CPA AUSTRALIA

Be in demand

CPA Australia is one of the world’s largest accounting bodies with a membership of more than 157,000 finance, accounting and business professionals in 127 countries across the globe. CPA provides members with internationally recognised postgraduate qualifications as well as opportunities to complete specialist training and continue professional development.

A CPA is a finance, accounting and business professional with a specific qualification. Being a CPA is a mark of high professional competence. It indicates a soundness in depth, breadth and quality of accountancy knowledge. CPAs are widely regarded by employers and members. It provides members with an internationally recognised qualification as well as the opportunity to complete specialist training and continuing professional development (CPD). To attain the CPA designation, a member must: • complete a degree or a postgraduate award recognised by CPA Australia • complete the CPA Program, including three years of professional experience in finance, accounting or business • undertake CPD activities each year • comply to a strict code of conduct set by CPA Australia General Information Sessions: https://www.cpaaustralia.com.au/ become-a-cpa/information-sessions/sydney

KEY DATES UNSW BSOC Careers Fair: 06/03/18 UNSW BSOC High Achievers Luncheon: 21/03/18 Enrolment and exam scheduling opens: 12/06/18 Semester Starts: 23/07/18

HOW TO APPLY

Exam Period: 29/09/18 – 14/10/18

CPA WEBSITE: https://www.cpaaustralia. com.au/cpa-program BSOC WEBSITE: http://unswbsoc.com/

Results Released: 23/11/18

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DHARAV GANDHI

Grant Thornton is one of the world’s leading organisations of independent assurance, tax and advisory firms. The firm combines service breadth, depth of expertise and industry insight with an approachable “client first” mindset and a broad commercial perspective, helping organisations unlock their potential for growth by providing meaningful, forward looking advice.

UNDERGRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES Applicability: Penultimate students Duration: 4 to 6 weeks Areas: Audit, Tax, Private Advisory, Financial Advisory, Consulting Grant Thornton’s Vacation Experience Program offers students the opportunity to work on ongoing projects, receive support from a buddy and maintain regular contact with partners and clients.. The program runs for four to six weeks, and offers opportunities across our different service lines - Audit, Tax, Private Advisory, Financial Advisory and Grant Thornton Consulting. As part of the program, you’ll be given actual tasks as part of ongoing projects. You’ll have regular contact with partners and clients, and you’ll be given a buddy to ensure you’re well supported during the program. We’ll also give you training opportunities and meaningful feedback so you can build your skills and knowledge.

GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES

ASSOCIATE AT GRANT THORNTON Becoming an Associate at Grant Thornton enables graduates to derive meaning and face challenges from various experiences in a dynamic work environment. Graduates will experience on-the-job learning and skill development through structured learning programs, working with leaders and being involved in client work right from the beginning. For graduates, kickstarting your career as a new Associate at Grant Thornton will enable you to derive meaning, face challenges from the work you do. You’ll receive on-the-job learning and skill development through our structured learning programs, by working with our leaders and being involved in client work right from the beginning.

HOW TO APPLY

KEY DATES UNSW Investment Banking and Consulting Week Begins 26/02/18 UNSW BSOC Careers Fair: 06/03/18 UNSW BSOC High Achievers Luncheon: 21/03/18 Graduate Applications Closes 02/04/18 Internship Applications Closes 02/04/18

GRANT THORNTON WEBSITE: https://www.grantthornton.com.au/the-grant-thornton-difference/ BSOC WEBSITE: http://unswbsoc.com/

How did you get started in this field? How well did your work relate to the experiences or studies you had in university? Having studied finance and accounting, the work which I do completely aligns with what I have studied at university. We deal with heaps of financial information on a day-to-day basis. It is our role to analyse this information and provide clients with meaningful commercial and technical insights.

GRANT THORNTON

GRANT THORNTON

At Grant Thornton, our people are empowered to make a real difference

Manager Private Advisory

What do you do? What are the duties, functions and responsibilities that you are involved in as a part of your role? I work in the Private Advisory division. The roles and responsibilities broadly involve managing all the activities from identifying opportunities and pitching for client work to delivery of solution and raising invoices and collection. As a manager, I am a vital link between clients, juniors and partners. Being in public practice, it is crucial to keep updating oneself with the latest developments. One of the important functions which I have to undertake is to keep myself updated and impart training to team members. Can you tell us a little about Grant Thornton’s work culture and environment? What sets it apart?

Do you have any advice for someone applying for Grant Thornton? Or more specifically, the field you’re involved in? Be willing to learn, be willing to work as part of a team, and be open minded about opportunities that arise and the work that you can get involved in. There is always opportunities to learn and grow in whatever work you do! What do you find to be the most interesting or challenging part of your work? Helping clients with the complex issues is most interesting and challenging at the same time. There are no direct answers to clients’ situations and creative and innovative thinking is required to provide clients with practical and commercial solutions.

I would say our work culture and environment are high performing, supportive and inclusive. However, I think what sets us apart the most is our ability to celebrate and have fun through various social events, whilst working hard.

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Grant Thornton

The future is now

A future you’ll want to join There is a buzz at Grant Thornton because we are excited about our future. Our team members have a real eagerness to get involved, make a difference, and drive growth at our firm and among our clients. We’re consistently challenging our people and asking them to challenge themselves. Across our network, there’s always a new industry to investigate, a new client group to work with, or even a new service area to learn about. Thanks to our global network, we offer a variety of international postings that can supercharge your career and give you unique experiences.

Consider a career at Grant Thornton

We want to make sure that Grant Thornton is a place where our people thrive and our clients are delighted. You can be certain that we’ll recognise your unique skills and talents and give you the right opportunities to achieve your aspirations and make a difference every day.

Career Opportunities We offer opportunities for graduates and undergraduates. At Grant Thornton, we give undergraduates the opportunity to get their career off to a flying start with our vacation experience program. Our program runs for four to six weeks, and offers opportunities across our different service lines - Audit, Tax, Private Advisory, Financial Advisory and Grant Thornton Consulting. We are looking for students who are into the second year or more of their university degree to participate in the program. Successful graduates are offered permanent roles as new Associates. From day one, our new Associates are given hands-on experience on a variety of projects – investigating issues, undertaking analysis and delivering real recommendations. There is also the opportunity for our Associates to broaden their skills and perspective through mobility opportunities within Australia and beyond – both with clients and other Grant Thornton member firms. To learn more visit: http://www.granthornton.com.au/en/the-grant-thornton-difference/students-and-graduates/

grantthornton.com.au/graduates Grant Thornton Australia Limited is a member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd (GTIL). GTIL and the member firms are not a worldwide partnership. Services are delivered by the member firms. GTIL and its member firms are not agents of, and do not obligate one another and are not liable for one another’s acts or omissions. Please see www.grantthornton.com.au for further details. Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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2016 Graduate Business and Private Client Advisory

For graduates and students, ShineWing Australia represents a chance to be part of a new era in accounting. Amazing careers start here.

ShineWing Australia is a leading international Asia Pacific accounting and advisory firm with more than 30 Partners in Australia and an 80 year history of servicing local and international clients. Our member alliance with ShineWing International gives our clients access to ShineWing China - the largest indigenous Chinese domestic accounting practice, creating opportunities in specialist industries that provides local knowledge and real connections.

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES VACATION PROGRAM

Applicability: Penultimate Streams: Audit, Tax, Business Services Duration: 6 weeks (Summer) Application Opens: 19 February 2018 Join this 6 week program over summer and experience what it’s like to be part of Business and Private Client Advisory, Tax or Assurance and Advisory teams. This program offers practical accounting work experience, client exposure, professional development, networking opportunities and an insight into professional life.

GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES GRADUATE PROGRAM

Graduation: Late 2018 Streams: Audit, Tax, Business Services Application Opens: 19 February 2018 Kick start your career with this program and be part of Business and Private Client Advisory, Tax or Assurance and Advisory teams. If you’re looking to work one-onone with some of the best in the business, build meaningingful relationships and assist clients across a range of markets and industries, this program is for you.

HOW TO APPLY

KEY DATES UNSW BSOC Careers Fair: 06/03/18 UNSW BSOC High Achievers Luncheon: 21/03/18 Melbourne Graduate/Vacation Applications Close 01/04/2018 Sydney and Brisbane Graduate/ Vacation Applications Close 08/04/2018

SHINEWING AUSTRALIA WEBSITE: http://www.shinewing.com.au/careers/ BSOC WEBSITE: http://unswbsoc.com/

How did you get started in this field? How well did your work relate to the experiences or studies you had in university?

SHINEWING AUSTRALIA

SHINEWING AUSTRALIA

Megan Mackay

What do you do? What are the duties, functions and responsibilities that you are involved in as a part of your role? I work in the Business and Private Client Advisory (BPCA) division and my duties can be wide and varied. BPCA offers a variety of services to a diverse industry and client base, including but not limited to high net worth individuals, family groups, private and public entities. The team I’m in focuses on the automotive industry and my work is made up of a mix of compliance (preparation of financial statements and tax returns), ad hoc consulting work (tax reviews and performance reporting) and reviewing junior staff’s work. Can you tell us a little about ShineWing Australia’s work culture and environment? What sets it apart? ShineWing Australia has a supportive work environment with an open and social culture. When you start as a grad, you are assigned a buddy who is there to help you find your feet and make your transition from uni to work as easy as possible. Within my division we work in teams of 8-10 people, and they end up being like your work family who make you look forward to coming to the office each day. There are lots of great opportunities to meet people across all divisions of the firm both socially and professionally. There are regular team building events, end of month drinks, an annual ball, social club events and we also participate in various CA sporting tournaments and social netball throughout the year.

When I finished high school I didn’t have much of an idea about what kind of career I wanted to pursue but I did know that I wanted to go to uni. Straight out of high school I worked as an administration assistant for 12 months at a local accounting firm so I wasn’t just jumping into something at uni that I wasn’t certain about. Working in that environment made me realise that business was an interest of mine, so I went on to study commerce, majoring in accounting. While my uni degree taught me a lot about research and the fundamentals of accounting and business, you really do the most learning on the job. I was lucky to gain part-time employment at another accounting firm while studying, which gave me invaluable experience to complement my studies. Do you have any advice for someone applying for ShineWing Australia? Or more specifically, the field you’re involved in? For anyone applying for ShineWing Australia I’d say to make sure you share a bit of your personality or other interests besides accounting in your application and interviews. While it’s very impressive if someone has well developed technical skills, these can always be taught on the job. People skills are just as important you need to show that you can build relationships with colleagues and clients, and will work well with a team. That’s something that is a lot harder to learn!

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- LOVE YOUR WORK -

INVESTMENT BANKING Investment Banking is one of the most competitive fields in Commerce. Strong numeri-

“One of the biggest things I’ve learnt is to be myself”

cal skills, analytical, teamwork and communication skills are a must. A career in finance opens you up to a dynamic and fast-paced environment, global mobility, and the development of niche skills. However, if you decide to work in an investment bank you should be prepared for long hours and a pressure-intense environment as your team will be handling a lot of time sensitive deals. Investment Banking Division Also known as Corporate Finance in many banks, Investment banking is one of the most competitive areas in an already competitive industry. As an intern or a graduate, you can be assigned to an industry/sector team. Industry sectors include: Consumer, Financial Institutions, Healthcare, Industrials, Media & Telecommunication, Natural Resources, Real Estate, Gaming, and Technology. IBD is typically split into three areas: •

Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A): The M&A division advises on the acquiring/ merging activities of both public and private firms. In general, the term ‘Acquiring’ is used when a larger company purchases a smaller company, while a

Megan Mackay Graduate

‘Merger’ takes place when both companies are of similar size. •

ShineWing Australia is a different kind of accounting firm. For graduates and students, ShineWing Australia represents a chance to be part of a new era in accounting. Here you’ll enjoy a whole new world of thinking, culture and experience, matched with total support and guidance.

Amazing careers start here. Visit shinewing.com.au/graduates to discover the opportunities.

Equity Capital Markets (ECM): When a company wishes to raise additional capital to expand their business, they can turn to ECM analysts who teams write recommendations, organise and structure the offer process, market and raise awareness for an equity raising campaign, e.g. Initial Public Offerings.

Debt Capital Markets: Similar to the ECM team, DCM market analysts provide advice and raise various types of debt for institutional clients and governments.


COMMONWEALTH BANK

to excel at securing and enhancing the financial wellbeing of people, businesses and communities

CBA is Australia’s leading provider of a full range of financial services including retail, premium, business and institutional banking, funds management, superannuation, insurance, investment and share-broking products and services. With branches across Asia, New Zealand, North America and Europe, Commbank strives to drive a positive change through a focus on education and innovation.

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES SUMMER INTERN PROGRAM

Applicability: Penultimate Streams: Analytics, Business & Private Banking, Colonial First State, Colonial First State Global Asset Management, CommInsure, Digital, Financial Services, Human Resources, Institutional Banking & Markets, Marketing, Retail Banking Services, Risk Management, Technology Duration: 10 weeks (Summer) Application Opens: July (TBC) Commencement: December (TBC) The 10-week program provides full support and training to help penultimate students decide if Commbank is the right company for their career path with an intensive introduction to life at Commbank and opportunities to learn how the business operates. At the end of the program, students will have the opportunity to apply early for Commbank’s Graduate program for the following year.

GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES

GRADUATE PROGRAM Applicability: Graduate Applications Open: February 2018 (TBC) Program commencement: mid-February 2019 (TBC) Streams: Analytics, Business & Private Banking, Colonial First State, CommInsure, Digital, Financial Services, HR, Institutional Banking & Markets, Marketing, Retail Banking Services, Risk Management, Technology During the first year, Commbank will hold conferences and master classes where graduates can develop their skills, expand their networks and have fun. Every business area offers a rotational program and this will help graduates learn about the different areas of the business to decide where they want to take their career.

KEY DATES UNSW Investment Banking and Consulting Week Begins 26/02/18 UNSW BSOC Careers Fair: 06/03/18 UNSW BSOC High Achievers Luncheon: 21/03/18 Graduate Applications Open: February 2018 Internship Applications Open: July 2018

HOW TO APPLY

CBA WEBSITE: https://www.commbank.com.au/about-us/careers/graduate-recruitment-program.html BSOC WEBSITE: http://unswbsoc.com/

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HIGH PERFORMANCE. DELIVERED

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. With more than 3,700 people in Australia, Accenture has offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and Perth as well as people working at client sites across Australia.

GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES GRAD PROGRAM

Streams: Strategy, Consulting, Digital, Technology, Operations Applications Open: • 1st – 15th March • 7th – 25th May • 6th – 24th August

KEY DATES UNSW BSOC Careers Fair: 06/03/18

ACCENTURE

UNSW BSOC High Achievers Luncheon: 21/3/18 Grad Applications Open: 07/05/18

HOW TO APPLY

ACCENTURE WEBSITE: www.accenture.com/grads BSOC WEBSITE: http://unswbsoc.com/


BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP

hugh griffiths Consultant

What surprised you when you first came into your role? The extent to which people are willing to take the time out of their day to help you learn. No matter who you call on for help, they will go above and beyond to ensure you are developing your skills to the greatest extent possible Do you have any advice for someone applying for BCG? My advice is - just do it! You won’t look back. What do you do? What are the duties, functions and responsibilities that you are involved in as a part of your role? No two days are alike at BCG and my role varies consistently. At BCG we work on solving really complex problems - my role changes to adapt to the specific issues at hand!

Do you have any advice for students interested in consulting? Consider what drives you to answer really big problems. If that is you, then feel free to look me up and reach out to hear more.

Can you tell us a little about BCG’s work culture and environment? What sets it apart? BCG is incredibly collegiate. I’ve worked in a number of fields in my career and the culture at BCG is second-to-none. It seems fairly cliche, but working with engaging colleagues who are interested in their work and passions outside of BCG is incredibly rewarding. How did you get started in this field? How well did your work relate to the experiences or studies you had in university? Prior to BCG, I was a corporate lawyer at a top-tier firm in Melbourne. I made the decision to make the change to consulting as I was seeking more commercially-oriented work and the opportunity to focus on the strategic matters facing a corporation.

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Daniel Shnier Consultant

We believe that if we have common aspirations, a non-hierarchical environment based on respect, and no artificial barriers to advancement, then exceptional people will realise their potential.

How did you get started in this field? How well did your work relate to the experiences or studies you had in university?

With over 40 years of experience serving Global 1000 clients and offices across 26 countries, Oliver Wyman is a leading global management consulting firm that combines deep industry knowledge with specialised expertise in strategy, operations, risk management, and organisation transformation.

OLIVER WYMAN

SUMMER INTERN PROGRAM

Applicability: Penultimate Students graduating in 2019 Streams: All Duration: 8-12 weeks Application Open Now Applications Close: 19 April Commencement: December 2018 Oliver Wyman’s intern program gives students a real taste of what it is like to be a strategy consultant and unique preparation for a full-time role. Interns are started on 1-2 projects and treated like full team members with responsibility for a distinct piece of work. Coaching and feedback will be provided from an assigned ‘Buddy’, to a formal ‘Mentor’ and ‘Intern Captain’ overseeing the program as a whole.

KEY DATES UNSW Investment Banking and Consulting Week Begins 26/02/18 UNSW BSOC Careers Fair: 06/03/18 UNSW BSOC High Achievers Luncheon: 21/03/18 Summer Intern Program Applications Open Until 19/04/18

UNSW INVESTMENT BANKING AND CONSULTING WEEK When: Week 1, 26th February - 2 March 2018 Where: John Niland Scientia Building Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/171344720126109/ Event registration required to attend: https://student.unsw.edu.au/ibcw (UNSW student ID required to attend.) Investment banks and consulting firms are interested in students from all UNSW degrees! Check out Investment Banking and Consulting Week to discover your future career path. Applications for Investment Banking and Consulting Evening are also open! A great opportunity to meet, compare and network with Australia’s top employers! Learn, network and create your career!

HOW TO APPLY

OLIVER WYMAN WEBSITE: oliverwyman.com/careers/entry-level.html BSOC WEBSITE: http://unswbsoc.com/

OLIVER WYMAN

What do you do? What are the duties, functions and responsibilities that you are involved in as a part of your role?

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

I am a consultant in the Sydney office. In my first year I have worked across healthcare and financial services and retail. My duties are highly variable because the types of work we do varies drastically by client and project. At Oliver Wyman there is a great opportunity for juniors to develop quantitative/programming, strategic, operational, business and people skills. Can you tell us a little about Oliver Wyman’s work culture and environment? What sets it apart? We have a relatively small presence in Australia but are very large internationally. This is great because our small local size means we are growing very fast and get great exposure to senior clients and colleagues. I work directly for partners on a regular basis. At the same time we have the infrastructure and support of a multinational consulting firm. It’s the best of both worlds. Being small also means you can have close relationships with everyone in the office which is great in consulting because you’re out of office a lot.

You can get into management consulting from almost any background. I did a technical degree and many of my peers where nervous about entering management consulting because they thought they would have no opportunity to utilize their technical skills. At OW this is not true. OW can give you opportunity to develop soft and hard skills. For example we do a surprising number of machine learning projects and have worked with the AI labs of some of the largest tech companies in Asia. Do you have any advice for someone applying for Oliver Wyman? Or more specifically, the field you’re involved in? I would say doing some preparation for the case interview can go a long way. It’s a lot harder to do well if you are unfamiliar with the format and have never seen anything like it before. What do you find to be the most interesting or challenging part of your work? The variety and complexity of the problems we try solve is both challenging and interesting!

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FULL TIME APPLICATION DEADLINE Thursday | 8 March 2018 APPLY ONLINE at www.oliverwyman.com/careers with your CV (including ATAR and University WAM/GPA) cover letter and academic transcript. Please limit your CV to a maximum of 2 pages. Roles are conditional upon your right to legally work in Australia, having regard to its immigration laws. Foreign applicants may not be eligible for visa sponsorship in all situations. In such case, you may wish to consider applying for roles in other offices.

INTERNSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE Thursday | 19 April 2018 Internship open to penultimate year students

Get there faster. Oliver Wyman is a leading global management consulting firm that combines deep industry knowledge with specialized expertise in strategy, operations, risk management, and organization transformation. With offices in 50+ cities across 25 countries, Oliver Wyman works with the CEOs and executive teams of Global 1000 companies. An equal opportunity employer.

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Daniel Shnier

UNSW BComm/BSci (adv math) Joined in 2017

My time at Oliver Wyman has been very challenging and rewarding. It is incredible the depth and breadth of experiences you can have.

We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimise benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. together we unlock potential.

Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 40,000 employees serving more than 140 countries.

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES HUMAN CAPITAL AND BENEFITS Applicability: Penultimate Streams: Actuarial Duration: 6-8 Weeks (Summer) Application Opens: Approx. July INVESTMENT, RISK AND REINSURANCE Applicability: Penultimate Streams: Actuarial, Investment, Software Development Duration: 6-8 Weeks (Summer) Application Opens: Approx. July

GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES

INVESTMENT, RISK AND REINSURANCE Graduation: Late 2018- Mid 2019 Streams: Actuarial, Investment, Software Development Application dates: Please refer to our careers page HUMAN CAPITAL AND BENEFITS Graduation: Late 2018 - Mid 2019 Streams: All Application dates: Please refer to our careers page

KEY DATES UNSW BSOC Careers Fair: 06/03/18 Graduate Applications Open: Please refer to our careers page

HOW TO APPLY

Internship Applications Open: Approx July

WTW WEBSITE: https://careers.willistowerswatson.com/students-and-graduates/opportunities#graduate BSOC WEBSITE: http://unswbsoc.com/

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Together we unlock potential The Willis Towers Watson graduate program

With a long history of attracting the brightest minds in the business, the Willis Towers Watson graduate program helps students realise their ambitions of a rewarding and fulfilling career. But what lies ahead? Lucy Thomas gives an insight into the investment world and working in it.

What do you do? What are the duties, functions and responsibilities that you are involved in as a part of your role? I head up Willis Towers Watson’s global sustainable investment capability as part of the Investments business. My focus is to advise the growing number of asset owners around the world wanting to invest more sustainably. Sustainable investing encompasses long-term, finance-driven strategies that integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors and stewardship in investment arrangements. Increasingly investors are recognising the investment implications of changing demographic and consumption patterns, natural resource scarcity and climate change. I’m responsible for supporting the investment and manager research team globally, which has more than 100 members, to integrate sustainability factors into our research process across various asset classes. Part of my role is also to participate in collaborative initiatives that address shortcomings in the investment industry and improve long-term

outcomes for investors. An example is promoting and enabling investor stewardship and seeking to protect investors’ long-term interests through constructive engagement.

Can you tell us a little about Willis Towers Watson’s work culture and environment? What sets it apart? We have a truly collegiate work environment where individual views matter. I feel privileged to work with some very smart people who enjoy exploring new ideas and concepts in the investment world. Our access to our global colleagues is also a real and valuable benefit for our clients. Willis Towers Watson has a history of pioneering some important changes to investment styles and approaches globally and it’s rewarding to be part of a team where you can contribute to thought leadership that shapes how the largest capital allocators make decisions.

How did you get started in this field? How well did your work relate to the experiences or studies you had in university? I’ve had varied roles throughout my career; part of my attraction to Willis Towers Watson was the fact that the team embraces diversity of background - be that experience, geography or education. I’ve previously worked in equity research in London, real estate fund management in Europe and a


good food, good life

Nestlé is the world’s leading Nutrition, Health and Wellness company. Our mission of “Good Food, Good Life” is to provide consumers with the best tasting, most nutritious choices in a wide range of food and beverage categories and eating occasions, from morning to night. Nestlé operates in 194 countries, and is considered to be the largest FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) in the world. Nestlé Oceania employs more than 5,000 people, operates 12 factories, 5 distribution centres and 20 offices across the Oceania region - taking in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.

GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT GEN NESTLÉ PROGRAM

NESTLÉ

Applicability: Penultimate Year Streams: Finance, Business, Marketing, Technical & Production Applications Open: 8 March - 6 April Commencement: January 2019

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Next Gen Nestlé is a two year program where you’ll be exposed to the broad spectrum of career opportunities and distinctive culture for which Nestlé is renowned. You’ll gain valuable experience by rotating through a number of roles across Nestlé Oceania in your chosen area. With fresh thinking and new ideas, you can make a real impact on the way we work and the way we deliver our products to the market. Throughout, you’ll enjoy continual support and learning opportunities. With a sound platform of business knowledge, experience and well-developed networks, you will be ready to move into the business – your future career at Nestlé is in your hands.

KEY DATES UNSW BSOC Careers Fair: 06/03/18 UNSW BSOC High Achievers Luncheon: 21/03/18

HOW TO APPLY

NESTLÉ WEBSITE: https://www.nestle.com.au/careers/our-graduates BSOC WEBSITE: http://unswbsoc.com/

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Marketing Manager – Baking

How did you get started in this field? How well did your work relate to the experiences or studies you had in university?

As the Marketing Manager of the Baking portfolio at Nestlé, I am responsible for the development and implementation of the strategic marketing plans for the NESTLÉ BAKERS’ CHOICE and NESTLÉ PLAISTOWE brands. The purpose of my role is to ensure that these brands continue to be loved by consumers both now and in the future. Key activities include setting the strategic direction for the brands, creating marketing communication campaigns and developing innovation pipelines to inform new product development. Can you tell us a little about Nestlé’s work culture and environment? What sets it apart?

NESTLÉ

We have a high performance culture at Nestlé and while that may sound cliché, what sets us apart is that we actively build and nurture that culture from within. We pride ourselves on having an inclusive and caring culture where each employee has a focused development plan that provides opportunities to grow and evolve within the company. As we are the largest food and beverage company in the world, these opportunities are not only local but also international in scope and I am a testament to this, having just returned from an assignment to Europe.

My career in marketing started as work experience when I was in high school as I knew I wanted a career in this field due to the dynamic, fast-paced, exciting nature of the industry. I then went on to study a business degree majoring in marketing and advertising which provided me with the foundation that enabled me to successfully become a Nestlé Graduate. I also spent a year living abroad as part of that degree and the experience helped to prepare me for a recent international assignment with Nestlé.

Unilever is a world leading FMCG company with more than 400 brands used globally in every household. Trusted household-name brands, including Streets, Dove, Ben and Jerry’s, Lynx and Rexona, give Unilever a unique place in people’s lives around the world, allowing the company to carry out their purpose: “making sustainable living commonplace”.

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Do you have any advice for someone applying for Nestlé? Or more specifically, the field you’re involved in? I can’t stress just how important it is to be yourself and to let your enthusiasm and individuality shine through, as we at Nestlé are looking for well-rounded, passionate candidates who are eager to learn and grow as part of the Nestlé family. Be clear on not only what you can bring to the company but equally what Nestlé can do for you and be open minded to take on any opportunities that may present themselves. What do you find to be the most interesting or challenging part of your work? The most interesting and exciting part of working at Nestlé are the people that I get to interact with on a daily basis. Internally, through interactions with key functions such as sales, category, supply chain, technical and finance to name a few, but also externally through the agency partners that we work closely with, I’m lucky to be able to work with some of the brightest minds in the industry and this challenges me to become an even better marketer and business leader. As a Marketing Manager, I also manage a team and seeing them grow and develop is truly rewarding.

Placements are from 12 weeks in duration over summer starting in December. You will gain hands-on working experience in one of the world’s leading FMCGs. Come and be part of a team at Unilever that’s working to create better futures every day. UNILEVER INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME

UNILEVER

What do you do? What are the duties, functions and responsibilities that you are involved in as a part of your role?

On any day, 2.5 billion people use Unilever products to look good, feel good and get more out of life giving us a unique opportunity to build a brighter future.

Timothy Chung

If you are in your penultimate year at university and you are an Australian/New Zealand Citizen or Australian Permanent Resident, then our 12 week Summer Internship is for you! Applications for the Unilever Future Internship Programme open each year in July. We offer internships in the following business areas, your options are: • Marketing • Supply Chain • Customer Development Australia • Customer Development New Zealand • Finance • Human Resources • Unilever Food Solutions (B2B)

KEY DATES UNSW BSOC Careers Fair: 06/03/18 UNSW BSOC High Achievers Luncheon: 21/03/18 Summer Leadership Internship Programme: July 2018

HOW TO APPLY

UNILEVER WEBSITE: https://www.unilever.com.au/careers/graduates/ BSOC WEBSITE: http://unswbsoc.com/

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Paul Connell Marketing Director for Homecare Business ANZ

What do you do? What are the duties, functions and responsibilities that you are involved in as a part of your role? My name is Paul and I am the Marketing Director for the Homecare team across Australia and New Zealand. I’m lucky to have a lot of great responsibilities, but some of the highlights include leading brand activations such as the Omo ‘Dirt is Good’ campaign which saw a quarter of Australian Primary School kids learning through nature play, as well as working with Domestos Unicef; a partnership which has given 500,000 people access to clean safe toilets. Something I am personally proud of is the chance to represent Unilever on the Board of Sustainable Business Australia, which allows me to influence how business can have a positive impact on society. Can you tell us a little about Unilever’s work culture and environment? What sets it apart?

UNILEVER

Something that I love about the Unilever culture is how much people are genuinely interested in your values and passions, as well as how invested they are in helping you reach your potential. The Unilever work environment is very welcoming and supportive, as the company embodies an agile working environment. Due to the inclusive culture, everyone is treated equally which fosters a positive space filled with passionate people. Unilever as a business wants to make a difference in the world, and this is reflected in its driven employees who truly love what they do and the brands they work with. How did you get started in this field? How well did your work relate to the experiences or studies you had in university? If I look deeply, my whole career has come from a love of building Lego and understanding how things are put together and how to build them up differently. After studying Engineering & Business at University, I transitioned to Marketing and building up brands and businesses instead.

Prior to starting at Unilever, I had completed some work experience in the industry, and came to realise that Unilever offered a great combination of brands with purpose and opportunity to lead businesses versus just one element of the marketing mix. Do you have any advice for someone applying for Unilever? Or more specifically, the field you’re involved in? The advice I would give to someone looking to apply for Unilever or any marketing career would be to: 1. Realise it’s impossible to understand simply from a university course what you’re going to love. Nothing beats hands on work experience to help you discover what gets you excited to start the day. 2. Remember that this is only the first bet you’re placing on your career, not your last, so take the opportunities that come your way. 3. Think about what you’re passionate about, and how you can turn this into something you do every day. 4. Finally, never fear failure, it’s better to try things different and invest in your learning than to not give something a go. What do you find to be the most interesting or challenging part of your work? Through my 10 years at Unilever, something I’ve found both challenging and interesting is gaining understanding of how teams work. My transition from the Graduate Program to becoming a Marketing Director has taught me that the best work comes from seeing how a team performs (win or lose) and realising you often can’t do something alone. One of the biggest challenges I found in my early days of work was not realising that it’s okay to fail – nothing breaks. When you first start work you can sometimes try to be too professional and worry about getting it wrong, or letting people down. The real challenge was resetting my frame of mind to recognise that people wanted me to try new things, approach things differently and that if I did, I would be more likely to leave a lasting impact and inspire others to do the same.

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PROCTER & GAMBLE

Providing products and services of superior quality and value that improve the lives of the world’s consumers, now and for generations to come.

P&G’s market-leading & trusted brands touch & improve the lives of almost 5 billion consumers across the world every day. Our portfolio contains household brand names such as Gillette, Pantene, Oral-B, Olay, Head & Shoulders to name a few. We’ve been a successful global company for 180 years and it’s our people that are the heart of our success.

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES SUMMER INTERN PROGRAM

Applicability: All Disciplines Streams: Brand Management (Marketing), Finance & Accounting, Sales, Supply Network Operations (Logistics & Supply Chain) Duration: 10 weeks (summer) Application Opens: Mid-July 2018 Commencement: Late-Nov 2018 till Mid-Feb 2019 We don’t believe in giving you ‘busy work’. Our interns take ownership of a project that’s tied to our current business goals and are given the opportunity to apply their unique skills and knowledge to grow our business. We’ll set you up with the support and resources you need to enable you to make it a rewarding summer full of learning & personal growth.

GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES GRADUATE PROGRAM

Graduation: March 2018 Streams: Sales, Brand Management, Finance & Accounting, Supply Network Operations Application Opens: 20th February - 29th March 2018 At P&G we want you to get your career off to a fast start. That’s why we don’t have a traditional Graduate program with rotations or gradual ramp-up periods. We hand you real responsibility from the moment you walk through the door. We believe it’s the best way to learn. From day one, you’ll help develop or support household name brands you know & trust while working in roles that have a direct impact on our global, US$65 billion dollar business. You could be overseeing a brand with multimillion dollar sales, supporting the launch of a new product in to the market or working on strategic business priorities to enable us to WIN. There’s no limit to what you can achieve here.

HOW TO APPLY

BSOC WEBSITE: http://unswbsoc.com/ P&G WEBSITE: http://australia.pgcareers.com/

KEY DATES

UNSW BSOC Careers Fair: 06/03/18 UNSW BSOC High Achievers Luncheon: 21/03/18 Graduate Applications Open: 20/02/18 Internship Applications Open: Mid-Juy 2018

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Local expertise. Global resources. A commitment to Australia & New Zealand

Investment Banking is one of the most competitive fields in Commerce. Strong numerical skills, analytical, teamwork and communication skills are a must. A career in finance opens you up to a dynamic and fast-paced environment, global mobility, and the development of niche skills. However, if you decide to work in an investment bank you

J.P. Morgan is a global leader in financial services, offering solutions to the world’s most important corporations, governments and institutions in more than 100 countries. Having operated in the Asia Pacific since 1872, J.P. Morgan is currently present across 17 countries in the region.

should be prepared for long hours and a pressure-intense environment as your team will be handling a lot of time sensitive deals. Investment Banking Division Also known as Corporate Finance in many banks, Investment banking is one of the

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

most competitive areas in an already competitive industry. As an intern or a graduate, you can be assigned to an industry/sector team. Industry sectors include: Consumer, Financial Institutions, Healthcare, Industrials, Media & Telecommunication, Natural Re-

Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A): The M&A division advises on the acquiring/ merging activities of both public and private firms. In general, the term ‘Acquiring’ is used when a larger company purchases a smaller company, while a ‘Merger’ takes place when both companies are of similar size.

Equity Capital Markets (ECM): When a company wishes to raise additional capital to expand their business, they can turn to ECM analysts who teams write recommendations, organise and structure the offer process, market and raise awareness for an equity raising campaign, e.g. Initial Public Offerings.

Debt Capital Markets: Similar to the ECM team, DCM market analysts provide advice and raise various types of debt for institutional clients and governments.

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J.P. MORGAN

sources, Real Estate, Gaming, and Technology. IBD is typically split into three areas:

INVESTMENT BANKING

WINTER INTERN PROGRAM

SUMMER INTERN PROGRAM

Applicability: Penultimate Streams: Investment Banking Duration: 4 weeks Application Opens: Mid-March

Applicability: Penultimate Streams: Investment Banking, Operations Analyst Development Program, Sales Program, Technology Analyst Program Duration: 9 weeks over the summer Application Opens: Late April

GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES GRADUATE PROGRAM

Applicability: Students graduating in 2018 Streams: Finance Analyst Development Program, Operations Analyst Development Program, Technology Analyst Program Application Opens: Early March Commencement: February 2019

KEY DATES UNSW BSOC Careers Fair: 06/03/18 UNSW BSOC High Achievers Luncheon: 21/03/18 Winter Intern Program: MidMarch Summer Intern Program: Late April

HOW TO APPLY

J.P. MORGAN WEBSITE: http://careers.jpmorgan.com/careers/programs BSOC WEBSITE: http://unswbsoc.com/

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Cassandra Trader

Line of Business: Fixed Income Major: Finance, Economics, and Statistics

How did you get started in this field? How well did your work relate to the experiences or studies you had in university? I applied for the markets sales graduate program, which gives you the opportunity to rotate and includes seven weeks of training in New York. This program was great because I wasn’t sure what area of the firm I wanted to work in and it gave me a chance to try lots of different teams. That ended up being beneficial since the team I joined wasn’t anything like what I imagined I would do at the start of the year.

J.P. MORGAN

Do you have any advice for someone applying for JP Morgan? Or more specifically, the field you’re involved in?

What do you do? What are the duties, functions and responsibilities that you are involved in as a part of your role? I trade fixed income products such as bonds and currency for clients including banks, asset managers and hedge funds. Being tied to market hours is great because every day starts and ends at a reasonable time (so no late hours or weekends!) but every day is different and interesting. Can you tell us a little about JP Morgan’s work culture and environment? What sets it apart? My favorite part of working for the Sydney office is I feel like I have the benefits of a global firm with the culture of a local one. My team is really fun to work with; they are a great mix of hard working while still being pretty laid back.

Don’t underestimate the benefits of working for a large global company like J.P. Morgan. I never thought about the potential to work in another country or have global interactions when I was applying for roles. I am lucky now that I have that opportunity! What do you find to be the most interesting or challenging part of your work? I love all the networking and training programs offered to analysts and associates. As a more junior employee, you feel supported and that the firm is investing in you. I am a chair for the Asia Pacific Analyst & Associate Council, which means I help organize and shape the direction of these programs. In terms of career path, I would love to work in another country with J.P. Morgan, hopefully in London for a few years.

Your career. Your way.

Start your journey. jpmorgan.com/careers

Draw on all of your experiences and bring the whole you to J.P. Morgan. We’ll make sure you have the training and opportunities to turn your talent into an exciting career. Wherever you want to go, and whatever you want to achieve, we’ll help you get there. If you’re talented and driven to succeed, start your journey with us. Position

Program

Winter Internship

Investment Banking

Late Jan – Mar 20, 2018

Summer Internship (in Melbourne)

Investment Banking

Mid-Apr – Jul 17, 2018

Summer Internship (in Sydney)

Investment Banking Corporate Analyst Development Program

Application Period*

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Markets Technology

Mid-Apr – Jul 31, 2018

*Note: All applications close at 12:00 Noon AEST. Applicants being considered for internship and permanent roles must already possess legal rights to work in the locations applied.

J.P. Morgan is a marketing name for JPMorgan Chase & Co., and its subsidiaries worldwide. ©2018 JPMorgan Chase & Co. All rights reserved. J.P. Morgan is an equal opportunities employer.


For more than 200 years, Citi’s mission has been to been to enable economic growth and progress around the world. Citi works tirelessly to serve individuals, communities, institutions and nations. With 200 years of experience meeting the world’s toughest challenges and seizing its greatest opportunities, we strive to create the best outcomes for our clients and customers with financial solutions that are simple, creative and responsible. An institution connecting over 1,000 cities, 160 countries and millions of people, we are your global bank; we are Citi.

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES Applications Open: June 2018 Applicaions Close: 17 July (Melbourne), 31 July (Sydney)

CITIGROUP

Please consult oncampus.citi.com for more information.

© 2017 Citigroup Inc. Citi, Citi and Arc Design and other marks used herein are service marks of Citigroup Inc. or its affiliates, used and registered throughout the world.

What progress will you make?

Visit oncampus.citi.com to learn what progress you can make with Citi.

PROGRESS MEANS Defining my own career path. Having time for friends and family. Working together.

SUMMER INTERNSHIPS. SCHOLARSHIPS. CAREERS. At Citi, our people make great things happen every day by working together. Whether you’re an associate or an analyst, your ideas, insights and collaborative drive will help shape the future of banking and make us stronger.

KEY DATES UNSW BSOC Careers Fair: 06/03/18 UNSW BSOC High Achievers Luncheon: 21/03/18 Internship Applications Open: June 2018

HOW TO APPLY

CITI WEBSITE: http://careers.citigroup.com/Careers/index/#/faq BSOC WEBSITE: http://unswbsoc.com/

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Apply now at oncampus.citi.com


®2017 Citi, Citi and Arc Design and other marks used herein are service marks of Citigroup Inc. or its affiliates, used and registered throughout the world.

Last year, we helped more than 200 million customers all over the world make their own kind of progress. What progress will you make?

What progress will you make? We will give you access to valuable intelligence, decades of experience, and a wealth of perspectives on the future of the financial industry. So whether you will be advising on million-dollar mergers, scrutinizing banking practices, or opening a child’s very first account, you can make an impact and help make the right decisions at the right time. And it’s these decisions that help us all make progress – for our clients, for every employee, and for the business.

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES Join Citi and develop skills for global leadership with training and experiential learning opportunities in an inclusive culture of fairness.

careers.citi.com


Haneke Manoharan

Our purpose is to realise opportunity for the benefit of our clients, our shareholders and our people.

Analyst Macquarie Capital

My current role as an Analyst is rewarding because it’s fast-paced, dynamic and always engaging. Rarely does a day go by where I’m not challenged and I find that I’m constantly learning – which I love. What tips would you provide to students looking to apply for an internship or graduate position?

We’re looking for students who bring something different; who can push boundaries, challenge processes and examine a problem from all angles.

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES We offer summer internships to students in their penultimate year of study. The program runs for 10 to 12 weeks from November. A summer internship offers you invaluable hands on experience and can set you up for a successful career once you complete your studies. Working alongside leading industry professionals, you will receive a structured induction, on-the-job training and networking opportunities. We also offer a three week Winter Development Program in Macquarie Capital for science, technology, engineering and maths students in their penultimate year of study.

GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES

Join the Macquarie graduate program and become an integral member of the team from day one. Your career development starts with a tailored orientation and business group-specific workshops. You will then embark on a structured 12 to 24 month program with on-the-job training, access to a comprehensive range of external and internal courses and the opportunity to build your business network.

HOW TO APPLY

MACQUARIE WEBSITE: macquarie.com/graduates BSOC WEBSITE: http://unswbsoc.com/

KEY DATES UNSW BSOC Careers Fair: 06/03/18 Winter Development Applications Open: 06/03/18 Graduate Program Applications Open: 06/03/2018 UNSW BSOC High Achievers Luncheon: 21/03/18 Summer Internship Applications Open: 17/05/18

MACQUARIE GROUP

MACQUARIE GROUP

Macquarie is a diversified financial group providing clients with asset management and finance, banking, advisory and risk and capital solutions across debt, equity and commodities.

It’s important to thoroughly prepare for your interview and be yourself. Apply for jobs you’re genuinely interested in, be open-minded and use the interview process as a way to determine whether it’s the right role for you. What is your background? I am an Analyst in Equity Capital Markets within Macquarie Capital. My team assists companies in raising capital including taking private companies public via an IPO process of listing on the ASX. My day to day work may involve looking at equity markets domestically and globally, working closely with various mergers and acquisitions teams in advising clients who want to raise capital and more general transaction or business analysis. I studied Commerce and Law at Monash University, majoring in Finance. What motivated you to pursue your current role and what aspect of it do you find most rewarding? I was motivated to apply for Macquarie Capital because I found myself quite interested in finance at university. I found my major both engaging and challenging. I found subjects such as financial analysis and valuation, and corporate finance quite helpful in developing a foundation upon which to build my skills on the job. Whilst the finance components were helpful, they weren’t essential to my transition into the role. Most of what I have learnt has been on the job and I’ve felt incredibly lucky to learn from so many talented and intelligent people. I’ve also learnt that the skills you learn in a variety of degrees can be helpful at Macquarie Capital; if you have a knowledge base of something niche, it’s valued and can assist in your role.

The interview process can be daunting, but usually the thought of the interview process is more daunting than it actually is. No one expects you to turn up knowing everything there is to know about the role and the company. Being interested and keen to learn is something that a lot of companies look for. A lot of people don’t apply because they self-select out, but don’t let fear hold you back and just give it a go – you never know where you might end up. Can you tell us a little about Macquarie’s culture and environment? What sets it apart? The culture is what motivated me to intern at Macquarie and this remains true in my role now. I feel very lucky to be able to work with such intelligent, down-toearth and approachable people in a teamorientated environment. The people at Macquarie Capital are genuinely invested in your learning and development and I feel privileged to have the opportunity to learn from them. The work environment is refreshing and it’s somewhere I’m happy to walk into every morning.

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Rossella Chu

Where will a career at Macquarie take you?

Recruitment Manager

How did you get started in this field? How well did your work relate to the experiences or studies you had in university? I studied Criminology and Psychology in Canada, and landed my first job in Human Resource out of chance. I love the fact that I get to meet people of different culture and background that keeps my job exciting and rewarding.

ECLIPSE TRADING

Do you have any advice for someone applying for Eclipse Trading? Or more specifically, the field you’re involved in?

Be part of a talented global team. Instinctively entrepreneurial. Ambitious in nature. Determined to succeed.

What do you do? What are the duties, functions and responsibilities that you are involved in as a part of your role? I look after all Graduate Recruitment Programs at Eclipse across Sydney, Hong Kong, and Shanghai. I fly to different parts of the world to recruit the best graduates to join us every year. Can you tell us a little about Eclipse Trading’s work culture and environment? What sets it apart? I wanted to be part of an organisation where I could really make a difference with the work I do, and where my hard work would be appreciated and recognised and serve as a motivation – and I’ve found this here at Eclipse. Apart from that, as Eclipse promotes a more informal atmosphere, I’ve also enjoyed the fact that I can drop my suits and formal work attire, and put on smart casuals for work where I feel at home. Finally, the fact that staff across departments all work cohesively together – whether they are traders, quants, IT, HR, or Finance – sets Eclipse apart from the rest of their competition.

See where your background can take you: www.macquarie.com/helpmechoose

macquarie.com

When you’re considering a start to your career – what’s really important to you? A place where regardless of your seniority or line of work you do you’d feel inclusive, and that the culture isn’t about the longer-hours-you-put-in-the-better? And what about a place where you would get involved in different projects and learn from colleagues who are experts in the field, yet are more than willing to share their experiences with you? Trading is a fast paced and highly competitive environment yet extremely rewarding. If you’re a high achiever and wants to be where the action is - then joining Eclipse would be a good place to start. What do you find to be the most interesting or challenging part of your work? Not one day is the same and I learn from the people I meet.

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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES Professional services firms provide external accounting and advisory services to commercial firms, usually auditing (the sign-off of financial statements), and tax advisory services as well as insolvency advisory, forensic accounting and general business consulting. Accounting professional services firms consist of the Big 4 Accounting firms (PwC, EY, KPMG and Deloitte), mid-tier (such as Shinewing) and boutique accounting firms. Within their service lines these firms are often split into the industry of clients they service. This structure gives graduates the opportunity to gain exposure to the different ways clients do business within an industry. Furthermore the large number of employees in a pyramid structure facilitates organised systems of promotion on the grounds of merit and experience.. Professional Services Firms are commonly regarded as accounting firms but have evolved to encompass a variety of services. Students and professionals from a diverse range of bac grounds and degrees find themselves working in the professional services industry. These firms are continually expanding and evolving the services they offer, including areas such as consulting, corporate finance and people management.

Main Divisions of Professional Services Audit & Assurance Independent examination of an organisation’s financial statements to ensure the reports are free from bias and are fair for reliable use by stakeholders. Auditors ensure the reports are in adherence with international accounting standards. This work may involve significant travel and culminates knowledge of both accounting and finance. Forensic Accounting Utilising accounting, auditing, and investigative skills to conduct enquiries into actual or anticipated disputes, often resulting in presentations of expert evidence in a courtroom setting. This work trains Forensic Accountants to look beyond the numbers and deal with other operational aspects of a business. Taxation A constantly evolving and changing field requiring the assessment of procedures to ensure compliance with jurisdictional taxation regulations. Whilst not a prerequisite, for graduates with legal backgrounds, taxation is particularly suitable. Information Risk Management Provision of outstanding business advice on information and technology-related strategies, risks and projects for global, national and local corporations. Corporate Finance Provision of financial advice to corporate clients in regards to security issues and mergers and acquisitions.

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Building a better working world

EY is a multinational professional services company committed to building a better working world. Established as one of the Big Four auditing firms, EY provides professional services in assurance, including financial audit, taxation, consulting and advisory to various companies of all industries. Through its global reach, EY aims to deliver client-focused value all over the world.

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

Applicability: Penultimate Streams: All service lines Duration: Approx 8 weeks (Summer) Application Opens: 19 February - 29 March

Applicability: Open to students from all degree backgrounds who are graduating between 2019 and 2020 Streams: N/A Application Opens: 19 February - 13 April

VACATIONER PROGRAM

The vacationer program provides penultimate students the opportunity to gain a head start and secure a graduate position early on as full time positions are offered to vacationers before they complete their degrees. With this program, you’ll be able to put into practice what you’ve been studying at university and head back to your studies confident that your career’s already begun.

GAME CHANGERS CLUB

As a member of the Game Changers Club, you will be invited to attend various EY events during the year, allowing you to network with business leaders and EY professionals.

GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES GRADUATE PROGRAM

EY

Applicability: Final Year Streams: All Service Lines Application Opens: 19 February - 29 March Through the program, you’ll begin to build your technical, leadership and communication skills, and be responsible for parts of projects in a business area of your choice. As a graduate with EY you’ll be able to add value to clients and shape your career as a professional. You’ll be well paid and have the chance to enjoy some excellent benefits, including the opportunity to apply for three months leave after you’ve been with us for 18 months. You might also find yourself working interstate or overseas.

HOW TO APPLY

KEY DATES UNSW BSOC Careers Fair: 06/03/18 UNSW BSOC High Achievers Luncheon: 21/03/18 Vactioner Program Applications Close 29/03/18 Graduate Program Applications Close 29/03/18 Game Changers Club Applications Close 13 April

EY WEBSITE http://www.ey.com/au/en/careers/students BSOC WEBSITE http://unswbsoc.com/

Will you wait for the future to happen, or take a hand in shaping it? Discover more about a career with EY www.ey.com/au/betterbeginsnow #BetterBeginsNow


When the ground beneath your feet is shifting, will you stand still or leap forward? Student opportunities in 2018 ey.com/au/betterbeginsnow #FutureOfWork


Shape the future of the Internet by creating unprecedented value and opportunity for our customers, employees, investors, and ecosystem partners.

Technology lies at the heart of the digital economy, driving disruption across all industries. CISCO, Google, Microsoft and Uber have been some of the many companies which have led the forefront of the dynamic changes in the technology industry. These companies have been changing how they deliver their offerings, often leveraging

TECHNOLOGY

CISCO is a multinational technology conglomerate and one of the world’s largest networking companies. Through constant innovations to create fresh ideas and possibilities CISCO places a large focus on connection everything. From people to process and data CISCO is pioneering a method to connect everything. Such a vision aims to create a meaningful difference that will benefit everyone.

increased data gathering to create actionable insights through data analytics. Business models have also become more granular, with internet platforms allowing customers more flexibility and reach.

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FIELD SALES INTERN

Applicability: Graduating between December 2018 & July 2019 Streams: Business, Sales, Marketing, Communications, Information Technology, Computer Science or Finance Duration: 9 Weeks in Singapore from 4 June – 5 August 2018 Application Opens: January 2018

GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES

CISCO SALES ASSOCIATES PROGRAM (ASSOCIATE SALES REPRESENTATIVE) Representative) – Program Start 30th July 2018 Graduation: Before 30th July 2018 Streams: Business, Sales, Marketing, Communications, Information Technology, Computer Science or Finance Application Opens: January 2018

CISCO

KEY DATES

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UNSW BSOC Careers Fair: 06/03/18

HOW TO APPLY

UNSW BSOC High Achievers Luncheon: 21/03/18

CISCO WEBSITE: cisco.com/go/universitycsap BSOC WEBSITE http://unswbsoc.com/

Graduate Applications Open: January 2018

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Internship Applications Open: January 2018

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DIANA LE

Partner Account Manager

How did you get started in this field? How well did your work relate to the experiences or studies you had in university?

What do you do? What are the duties, functions and responsibilities that you are involved in as a part of your role? I joined Cisco as an Associate Sales Representative in the Cisco Sales Associates Program but now manage Cisco’s top 6 partner companies in New Zealand and act as a liaison between Cisco’s vast global support teams and resources, and our partner companies in New Zealand. My main responsibilities include driving partner profitability and vendor preference with Cisco, ensuring adoption of Cisco’s partner programs and initiatives, and growing Cisco revenue and market share through our channel partners in New Zealand. I am based in our North Sydney office however which is a great opportunity to showcase our future-ways-of-working technologies, and I also travel to New Zealand every few months for partner visits.

CISCO

Can you tell us a little about CISCO’s work culture and environment? What sets it apart? Being such a large global company with offices all around the world, Cisco offers many opportunities to travel as part of your work or to relocate to other countries for work. The opportunities are truly endless and the company truly encourages its employees to seek out new opportunities, to constantly grow, develop your skills and continue improving upon yourself. Personally this is what drove me to join the Cisco family 3 years ago and I have not looked back since!

I always had an interest to travel the world as part of my job and to work with a diverse group of people, so when looking at which global companies would offer travel opportunities, Cisco definitely topped the list for me! Being a large global technology company in an industry that is so dynamic and innovative, it seemed like the ideal career choice to pursue. My Marketing & International Business majors were certainly relevant to the role, however onthe-job learning was the most valuable to me and the company is certainly prepared to teach you the ropes along the way!

Be You, With Us

Do you have any advice for someone applying for CISCO? Or more specifically, the field you’re involved in? Be clear and truly understand what it is that you hope to gain out of a career with Cisco, and what it is that you can offer to Cisco in return. Cisco is such a large, global, resourceful and reputable company that it will open the doors to many opportunities in the future, but to get your foot in the door and into the industry you must be willing to learn and adapt, be flexible and open-minded, and be open to new experiences. What do you find to be the most interesting or challenging part of your work? Cisco is a colossal-sized, highly sophisticated global company with a complex structure and support teams all around the world, so it can be difficult at times to navigate the complicated world that is Cisco! I did not truly understand the size of this company until I attended the annual Cisco GSX (Global Sales Experience) Conference in Vegas in 2015, and there were 18,000+ Cisco employees packed into the MGM Grand Arena.. and that was just the sales teams at Cisco, not including operations or other support functions which actually makes up the majority of the Cisco workforce!

Why Cisco? At Cisco, each person brings their unique talents to work as a team and make a difference. Yes, our technology changes the way the world works, lives, plays and learns, but our edge comes from our people. • We connect everything – people, process, data and things – and we use those connections to change our world for the better. • We innovate everywhere - From launching a new era of networking that adapts, learns and protects, to building Cisco Services that accelerate businesses and business results. Our technology powers entertainment, retail, healthcare, education and more – from Smart Cities to your everyday devices. • We benefit everyone - We do all of this while striving for a culture that empowers every person to be the difference, at work and in our communities.

Colorful hair? Don’t care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? That’s cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Be you, with us! #WeAreCisco Learn More: cisco.com/go/universitycsap ©2018 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.


Delia Deng

To organize the world‘s information and make it universally accessible and usefuL.

Associate Account Strategist AUNZ How did you get started in this field? How well did your work relate to the experiences or studies you had in university? During my time at UNSW, I participated in Startup Launch and the UNSW Business School Peter Farrell Cup, which cemented my love for innovation and positive change (pardon the jargon!). I set about looking for a workplace that would teach me the tools and opportunities to explore this passion - a path that led me to scrolling through the Google careers page, hitting the apply button, and thinking, ‘why not?’

Google is not a conventional company, and we don’t intend to become one. True, we share attributes with the world’s most successful organizations – a focus on innovation and smart business practices comes to mind – but even as we continue to grow, we’re committed to retaining a small-company feel. At Google, we know that every employee has something important to say, and that every employee is integral to our success. THE BUSINESS INTERNSHIP

Applicability: Penultimate Streams: Sales, Service & Support; Business Strategy; Marketing and Communications; People; Facilities; Finance Duration: 3 months (Summer) Applications Open: March 2018 Applications Close: Mid-May 2018

GOOGLE

These include Consultative Sales positions within our Google Marketing Solutions Team (GMS). We also have opportunities in our Cloud and Marketing teams. Whichever path you choose, business roles are a home for those that want to make an impact at Google. They are the backbone of Google’s success, the account managers and strategists in these roles are all dedicated to top-notch client service and growing the business.

GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES Graduation: Mid-Late 2018 for 2018 positions Applications open all year round! Graduate opportunities include Consultative Sales positions within our Google Marketing Solutions Team (GMS). We’re looking for the next generation of Account Managers and Strategists to work with our clients and help them grow using specific digital advertising campaigns. You will set the vision and strategy for how our clients’ advertising can reach thousands of users. You are the backbone of Google’s success!

HOW TO APPLY

KEY DATES UNSW BSOC Careers Fair: 06/03/18 Google Business Outreach Program: 18/03/18 (5-7pm) Scientia Building UNSW BSOC High Achievers Luncheon: 21/03/18 Business Internship Applications Open: March Graduate Program Open Now

GOOGLE WEBSITE: careers.google.com/locations/sydney BSOC WEBSITE: http://unswbsoc.com/

What do you do? What are the duties, functions and responsibilities that you are involved in as a part of your role?

Do you have any advice for someone applying for Google? Or more specifically, the field you’re involved in?

I help grow small to medium businesses in Australia and New Zealand by offering them strategic marketing advice, with a focus on Google solutions. The idea is to provide them with the tools and knowledge to keep expanding their digital presence, whether they’re a sports club in New Zealand or the next big cryptocurrency trader. My days can include everything from meeting with clients, identifying their growth opportunities, to eating too much at our Google cafes.

I still draw upon the marketing knowledge I gained from studying and previous work experience, but this is only one piece of the puzzle. My colleagues have experience in everything from philosophy to fashion, and it’s these different perspectives that keep me growing personally and professionally. In that vein, my key advice for someone applying for my role at Google is, as cliche as it sounds, to care more about passion than practicality. Hard skills can always be taught, but the soft skills necessary for every job at Google come from staying actively curious and getting comfortable with being uncomfortable.

Can you tell us a little about Google’s work culture and environment? What sets it apart?

GOOGLE

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

There is a lot that goes into making Google culture what it is, but what stands out to me most are the people and our love for innovation. No matter which part of the world Googlers have come from (and trust me, I’ve lost track), each person has a thirst for life and knowledge that lends itself to ideas buzzing around the floor. These ideas often lead to initiatives that improve internal processes, cross-team interactions, and 20% projects that become the likes of Google Maps.

What do you find to be the most interesting or challenging part of your work? The fact that I’m constantly learning! It’s no joke when we say Google is constantly changing and growing, so learning to navigate ambiguity is crucial. I’m always upskilling myself to understand different businesses, industries, products, and marketing landscapes to name a few. As someone who feels restless when I stagnate, being in an environment that cultivates growth is the biggest intrigue and challenge of my work.

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Our Business graduates shape how new and existing business grow through their knowledge of online media combined with their communication skills and analytical abilities. They set the vision and strategy for how our clients’ advertising can reach thousands of users. They are the face of Google! Business Graduate and Internship opportunities - Sydney These encompass Consultative Sales and Customer Experience positions within our Google Marketing Solutions Team. The Account Managers and Strategists in these roles are all dedicated to exceptional client service and growing the business. Whichever path you choose, business roles are a home for those that want to make an impact at Google. They are the backbone of Google’s success!

Apply at www.google.com/careers/students

Our Business Graduates and Interns in Sydney get the opportunity to work on real projects while also having some fun along the way. However it’s more than the delicious free food and video games. At Google, the real fun comes from the huge challenges we try to tackle - the big projects and big thinking. Itʼs really the people that make Google the kind of company it is. We hire people who are excited about solving problems, and we favour ability over experience. Google aspires to be an organization that reflects the globally diverse audience that our search engine and tools serve. We are building products and services that work for our next billion users, regardless of where they live, what language they speak, what devices they use or what kind of network they're connected to. Join us!

Apply at www.google.com/careers/students


To enable people and business throughout the world to reach their full potential…

ALAN huynh What do you do? Can you tell us a little about Microsoft’s work culture and environment? What sets it apart? As an Account Technology Strategist (ATS) at Microsoft, I work closely with the C-Suite in Australia’s State government to determine their technology landscape and long-term roadmap with the company’s technologies. The cultural changes have been impactful in both the company’s trajectory (check the stock trend) but importantly its working environment; being a learner instead of an expert, experimentation, and growth mindset is a strong value proposition.

Since its establishment in 1985, Microsoft has aided the transformation and growth of technology and communication worldwide. With headquarters all over the world, operations in all facets of the business, development and services industry, and the expansion of a variety of brands, Microsoft truly provides a diverse and global range of opportunities for life-changing careers.

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Applicability: Penultimate Streams: Sales, Marketing, Customer Facing Technology Duration: One Year Application Opens: TBC

GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES MACH GRAD PROGRAM

Graduation: TBA Streams: Evangelism, Finance, IT, Marketing, Operations, Sales and Services Application Opens: TBC The Microsoft Academy for College Hires (MACH) program is a customised learning experience designed for graduates with fulltime roles in finance, marketing, operations, sales and services organisations. This 18-24 month program complements your role by ensuring you receive professional development to enable graduates to start strong, accelerate their impact and build their network to drive a long-term career in Microsoft.

HOW TO APPLY

KEY DATES UNSW BSOC Careers Fair: 06/03/18 UNSW BSOC High Achievers Luncheon: 21/03/18

MICROSOFT WEBSITE: careers.microsoft.com/students/apply BSOC WEBSITE: http://unswbsoc.com/

MICROSOFT

MICROSOFT

The Microsoft Australia internship is a paid one year program, provided for all job families and product areas. It is an opportunity for students to lead real projects and work alongside diverse, passionate workgroups to empower the world through technology. The program runs full-time during summer and winter breaks and part time during the university semester

After progressing through the 1-year intern program (with one rotation), the advice I’d give to anyone interested in a career at Microsoft is like any company; demonstrate your passion and why you’re looking to start a career there – consider your story, and try involving yourself (upcoming events the company does). Generally, I’d advise to focus on specific companies/industries and gaining experiences which will help you succeed as opposed to scatter-gunning your efforts.

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We’re not just another social web app, we’re moving real people and assets and reinventing transportation and logistics globally

Uber has transformed the way cities move in over 450 cities around the world. We move billions of people (yes, billions) a year, and we’re just getting started with new products and ever expanding technologies. Uber is more than just an app. Since launching in 2009, Uber has expanded to over 450 cities around the world - seamlessly connecting riders and drivers, making cities more accessible, opening opportunities for small businesses, and now delivering more than just people. And we’re just getting started.

As we continue to innovate and expand, we’re looking for local talent with world-class expertise to join the world’s fastest growing technology company. The Uber team represents the brightest minds across Australia and New Zealand in marketing, operations, engineering, consulting and finance - all driven by a desire to redefine the way cities move.

GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES

UBER

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Applications now open Analytics Exercise - March Video Exercise - April Recruiter Interview - April Final Assessment Day - May

Graduates will support the Operations side of the business, working on the daily functions that are at the core of Uber, and setting yourself up for tremendous career growth potential.

HOW TO APPLY

UBER WEBSITE: t.uber.com/grads BSOC WEBSITE: http://unswbsoc.com/

KEY DATES UNSW BSOC Careers Fair: 06/03/18 UNSW BSOC High Achievers Luncheon: 21/03/18


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UNSW Business Society 2018 Careers Guide  

Choosing a career path is no doubt a difficult decision, and we hope the Careers Guide will help make that choice easier. This publication c...

UNSW Business Society 2018 Careers Guide  

Choosing a career path is no doubt a difficult decision, and we hope the Careers Guide will help make that choice easier. This publication c...

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