CONTENTS GETTING STARTED Getting Started 8 Ways to Get to Uni 11 Study Locations 13 Support Services 14 Food Recommendations 16
UNSW Survival Kit 21 Important Resources 22 Majors 23 Dual Degree Experiences 25 Lucyâ€™s Study Tips 26 Balanced Life 27 Trimesters 30 Aceing Core Subjects 32
LIFE OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM How to Be Social 35 Maximise your university experience 37 How to Apply for Societies 38 Business Societies 42
CAREERS Linkedin 46 How to Get Involved with BSOC 50
FROM THE EDITORS YOU HAVE FINALLY MADE IT HERE! Upon entering the delta opening, you have reached a new realm of unknown. Though your journey to reach this river has been rough, you have accumulated skills to survive against the wild but there is more yet to come... Welcome to the next chapter of your adventure! We would like to warmly introduce you to UNSW! Get ready and pack your exploring gear! Be prepared to uncover the eye-opening realm of university life. Explore new heights, challenge boundaries and unleash your potential on all that UNSW has to offer. An overwhelming and exciting experience awaits you and we want you to make the most of your First Year! To equip you with the best skills and abilities, BSOC Pubs has compiled the best into a travel friendly handbook, The First Years Guide! This guide has you covered for the seven wonders of the world and more, from the tip of Mount Everest to the depths of the Grand Canyon. BSOCâ€™s new mascots, Queen Bee and BSOC Bear will accompany you through this thrilling and cathartic journey, where you uncover the treasures of UNSW. The UNSW Business Society is a constituent society that caters for all business-related students towards their personal and professional development. Keep updated with our events and opportunities throughout the year by following our Facebook Page. Stay connected, determine your own destiny, but most importantly, enjoy the beginning of a new chapter in your life. Love, Taylor Lam and Lisa Tiu Publications Directors UNSW Business Society 2018
This Student Club publication is proudly supported by Arc For more information about Arc Clubs visit www.arc.unsw.edu.au
PRESIDENTS' ADDRESS Whether it’s your first time strolling the halls of the UNSW Business School, or you’re a seasoned veteran back for another semester of trial balances and financial models; we wish you a warm welcome to UNSW Business School for 2018. You’ve successfully made it to base camp, and now the rest of the climb is in your hands. All this talk of opportunity and change can seem overwhelming for a fresh faced first-year Business students, or at least it was for us. All too familiar is the experience of cringing at the thought of asking for directions to the Mathews Theatre, pulling an all-nighter over the STATS assignment that you knew you had to do for weeks, and awkwardly trying to introduce yourself to that cute first-year in your accounting tutorial. Despite the consistent and at times seemingly relentless challenges, this is a time of personal growth and discovery (HSC English throwback) for those willing to embrace it. All things said, fear not, you’re not alone. That’s where the UNSW Business Society (BSOC) comes in, as a place to grow, meet new people, and make your university experience as incredible as it can be. Backed by the UNSW Business School as the constituent society, we are a not-for profit that aims to facilitate the professional and personal development of its members. We aim to support students through all facets of their university life, offering support, opportunities, and a sense of community to our near 10,000 members. University may be uncharted territory, but BSOC will always be there to guide you. We encourage you all to take this coming year by the horns, don’t leave any stone unturned, and ensure you make the most of the opportunity that surrounds you. This marks the beginning of what is to become one of the most influential chapters of your life, so make the most of it! If you let passion be your guide, knowledge be your tools, and BSOC your trusted companion, who knows what you will discover!
Luke Clinch and Joanna Ma Co-Presidents UNSW Business Society 2018
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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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TRAVELLING TO UNSW FROM CENTRAL TO KENSINGTON CAMPUS Stand D: UNSW Express 891 Express bus services are the easiest and fastest way to get to UNSW from Central. These buses pick up students from Eddy Avenue every 1-6 minutes during the 7:00am to 10:30am peak period! The 891 also features the additional benefit of stopping along High Street so you can reach lower and upper campus with ease. Stand C: 391, 395
FROM TOWN HALL/MUSEUM TO KENSINGTON CAMPUS BUSSES THAT DEPART FROM TOWN HALL AREA INCLUDE
M10 / M50 / 392 / 394 / 396 / 397 / L94
OTHER KEY BUS SERVICES
- 370: Leichardt to Coogee via Anzac Parade and High Street - 400: Burwood to Bondi Junction via High Street
Light rail construction will continue along Anzac Parade throughout 2018 with services expected to commence operations in 2019. This work has resulted in the closure and shifting of bus stops, and the creation of detours and traffic delays:
EXPRESS SERVICES TO CENTRAL STATION EDDY AVENUE High St Gate 3: UNSW Express 893 High St Gate 8: UNSW Express 898
Services to the city will instead stop further south on Anzac Parade near Barker Street (opposite Kingsford McDonalds). NOTE: Some of these detours and temporary stops may change as construction progresses Remember! If youâ€™re ever in trouble, consult this friendly guide or make use of Google Maps, Trip Planner or Tripview.
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LOCATIONS UNSW Law Library
UNSW Main Library
The Law Library (as well as the Main Library) has rooms available for booking online so that you can work on group projects or have a study session!
Thereâ€™s a 24/7 Student Study Lounge located on the second floor. Be sure to check it out!
UNSW Business School
The 24/7 after-hours ID card swipe access will be useful for all of your last minute cramming and crying needs!
University is a phase of constant change in environment, social dynamics and lifestyle. UNSW provides tailored help you need, whether you need help with getting your academic success on track, are experiencing financial hardship or need help with your person life.
M E N TA L H E A LTH UNSW Counselling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Location: Ground Floor East in Quadrangle Building, Opposite Arc Office. The CAPS team consist of professional counsellors and psychologists who provide psychological services, motivational support, assist with mood management and general transition into university. Consultations can be either booked beforehand, or provided through ‘on the day’ face-to-face or phone consultations. Visit counselling.unsw.edu.au for more info. University Health Services Location: Ground Floor East of the Quadrangle Building University Health Services is staffed by GPs who can provide you with comprehensive health services and a referral to one of the specialists on staff.
DIS A BILITY S E R VICES
Disability Services is staffed by a dedicated team of Disability Advisers who can provide you with assistance regarding any health conditions, learning disabilities or any other personal circumstances that are affecting your studies. Support provided may include: • Educational adjustments to classwork and exams • Assistive technology and notetaking services • The SPEERS peer mentoring program • Special Consideration for assessments Visit student.unsw.edu.au/disability for more info.
Ally @UNSW ALLY is a lighthouse program that aims to make UNSW a safe and welcoming place for all students and staff who identify as LGBTQI. The one-day training program aims to reduce barriers of fear and ignorance, that lead to prejudice and discrimination. Visit student.unsw.edu.au/ally for more info. Queer Collective @ ARC The Queer Collective is a group within the SRC that represents all LGBTIQ students on campus. The collective meets two times a week and hosts a range of events and activities throughout the year at the Queerspace, which is located in Room 9.21 in the Chemical Sciences Building. Visit arc.unsw.edu.au/voice/ src/queer for more info.
FINA NCIA L A S S IS TANCE Student Loans To help students dealing with financial hardships, UNSW provides loans of up to $4,000 to students to help them cover the cost of unforeseen circumstances that have had a direct impact upon their studies. Fee Payment Plans If you’re finding it difficult to pay for your university tuition fees due to financial hardship, you can apply for a Fee Payment Plan that will split up your payment into more manageable instalments. The Welfare Collective The Welfare Collective are a group of Arc volunteer students who are passionate about ensuring an accessible and affordable uni experience for all students. The collective runs free breakfast stalls and a Disability and Welfare room – which is equipped with couches, a kitchenette and free food – for any students living with a disability or welfare concerns. Visit the Welfare Collective or Arc Reception or their FB page to learn more about their stall: facebook.com/groups/srcwelfare
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S T E LLI N I P AS TA BA R
Q LO UN G E
$$ | TERRANCES (GATE 2) | MUST TRY THE PASTA
$ | QUAD FOOD COURT | CHEAP LUNCH DEALS
Carbs carb carbs coma!! If you want to fuel up before battling the next tute then Stellini is where your crew needs to hit up! Here, the lovely staff offer authentic, freshly cooked pasta within ten minutes. This hearty meal makes for a great in-between class grab, but don’t get caught up in the lunch line!
As one of the best valued lunch meals on campus, Q-Lounge has your back with an incredible main and side combo from a cheeky schnitty with chips or a fancy pulled pork with salad, quad will cater for any craving.
JE WE L O F IND IA
S TO C K MA R K E T
$ |MATTHEWS FOOD COURT | GARLIC NAAN
$$ | MATTHEWS FOOD COURT | SALAD BAR
For an incredible curry hit, you’re going to think Jewel of India is a jewel of UNSW (their butter chicken is to die for). The friendly staff will dish up generous servings of curry with your choice of naan bread or rice. For you vegetarians out there, their Dum Aloo is one to watch out for!
Looking to balance out the “freshman 15” diet? Stock market has got some healthy options of salads and wraps. Customisable salads at great prices. Their juice is freshly made and definitely healthier than a Boost.
P H O ODL E
MA NP U KU
$$ | 255-271 ANZAC PARADE | CRISPY CHICKEN TOMATO RICE
$$ | 482 ANZAC PARADE | SHIO TONKOTSU
Craving pho from Pavilion but stuck on lower campus? Then look no further than Phoodle for your fix of pho, rice paper rolls and Vietnamese salad goodness. Remember to #phoodle for 10% off
Sushi Tengoku not enough to sate your appetite for Japanese food? Swing by Manpuku for steaming bowls of award winning ramen that’ll be sure to leave a smile on your face! Don’t forget to 25 bring your Student ID for free upsize.
PA S S I O N F LOW ER
$ | ANZAC PARADE | PEARL MILK TEA
$$ |438-448 ANZAC PARADE | TRY THEIR EXOTIC FLAVOURS
Chatime not hitting that bubble tea sweetspot? Come to 10.14 for some of the best pearl milk teas and fruity teas in Kingsford! Within a $7 buy one get one free deal, it’s the perfect places to bring a mate or a sweet date!
With mouthwatering waffles, crepes and sundaes, Kingsford’s own little secret slice of heaven is the perfect place to indulge your sweet tooth and give your Insta feed a treat!
B E S T C OFFE E ON C AM PU S Lower Campus: Maze (Terraces, Gate 2) Upper Campus: Library Lawn Coffee Cart
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UNSW Survival Kit 21 Important Resources 22 Majors 23 Dual Degree Experiences 25 Lucyâ€™s Study Tips 26 Balanced Life 27 Trimesters 30 Aceing Core Subjects 32
IMPOR TA NT RE SOURC E S UNSW HANDBOOK A comprehensive guide on everything related to UNSW enrolment, including information on program structures, degree descriptions and potential career options as well as handy glossary. ALWAYS make sure you’re using the right years’ Handbook - this should be the year you first enrolled in the degree (ie; if you’re a first year in 2017, you should follow the 2017 Handbook).
CLASS UTILISATION INDEX CLASS TIMETABLE Lists all courses offered by UNSW and the
Provides information on class times, locations
semesters that they are offered in.
and availabilities as well as which tutors or lecturers are running them.
BOJANGLES A VERY handy visual timetable planner. Just drag and drop! Check it out at: tdransfield.net/utilities/bojangles
HELPFUL CONTACTS •
Program Authority Contacts:
Af t er co mpleting the c o re f o u n d atio n b lo c k s to y o u r d eg r ee , yo u ch o o s e a m a j o r which is your ‘a rea s of sp e c ialisatio n . ’ M o re th an on e m a j o r ca n b e co m p l e t ed i n a degree a nd most C omm e rc e stu d e nts c h o o se the ir m a j o r s i n t h ei r s e co n d ye a r .
B C O M M ER C E A CCOU N TI NG
T he a nal y s i s of f i n a n c i a l in f ormati on to effe ct i ve l y m a n a g e b u s i n ess re sou rc e s an d inves t m e n t de c i s i o n s .
MA RKETI NG
Co m m un i c a t i n g v a l u e t o cu stome rs, c l i e n ts, s up p lier s a n d di s t r i b u t o r s th rou gh marke t r es e ar ch a n d a n a l y s i s .
MA N AG EME NT
B uild i ng r e l a t i on s h i p s be twe e n p e op l e an d o r ganis a t i on s , d e v e l o p i n g goal s an d organ is at io n s t r u c t u r e s a n d r e gu l ati n g re sou rc e s.
FIN A N CIA L EC O NO MI CS
E co no m y -w i de a n a l y s i s of h ow i n d i v i d u al s, fir m s a nd m a r ke t s m a n a ge f i n an c i al ri sk an d eco no m i c dr i v e r s .
B US ST RA T EGY & ECO N MA N AG EME NT
The study o f bu s i n e s s de ci si o n- m a k i n g a nd strategic be h a vi o u r i n t h e c o n te x t o f f a c t o r s .
T A X ATI O N
T he s t ud y o f t a xa t i on l e g i sl ati on an d p o l ici es t o i n f or m bu s i n e ss d e c i si on s an d co nd uct.
F IN AN C E
Th e stu d y o f investm ent decisio ns, mo ney man age ment in fina ncia l m a rk ets, fina ncia l asse ts v al ua tio ns a nd fina ncia l risk .
I NF OR M ATION S YS TE M S
Dri v i n g i n no va tio n a nd pro ductivity in o rgan i sati ons thro ugh info rma tio n system s.
I NTE R N ATION AL B U S IN E S S
Th e stu d y o f the develo pm ent, stra tegy a nd man age ment o f multina tio na l o rga nisa tio ns.
B U S IN E S S L AW
Th e stu d y o f the lega l requirem ents a nd c on c e p ts underpinning a ll fo rms o f co mme rc i al activity.
RE AL E S TATE S TU D IE S
Th e stu d y o f rea l esta te investm ent ma nage me n t a nd resea rch in bo th public po licy an d p ri v ate secto rs.
HR M AN AG E M E N T
Th e stu d y o f the stra tegy behind m a na ging an organ i sa tio n’s em plo yees a nd the workp l ac e enviro nment a nd culture.
B EC O N O M ICS ECON OMI CS
T he a nal y s i s of d e c i s i on -maki n g b y i n d i v i duals , b us i n e s s e s , g o v e r n me n ts an d gl ob al o r ganis a t i on s , a n d ke y i s su e s.
E C ON OM E TR IC S
Th e d e v e l opment a nd a pplica tio n o f qua ntitati v e me tho ds to m o del everything such a s i n d i v i d u al co nsumer beha vio ur.
F I NANCI AL E CO NO M IC S
Th e u n d e rstan d i n g h ow f i n an c i al i nstrume n ts are p ri c e d i n marke ts an d ho w indiv i d u al s an d f i rms man age f i n an c i al risk .
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STUDY TIPS TIP 1: Get organised
One of Newton’s not-as-commonly-known Laws is “no matter how studious the student, a few weeks into the semester everyone will always be behind.” That’s why every little bit of planning before you hit this inevitable time helps. At the start of the semester, mark down from your course outlines when all your assessments are due to gauge when your busy periods will be. Knowing earlier if you have three assignments due in the same week and planning ahead will save you the shock, stress and (hopefully) grades later.
TIP 2: Study smarter not harder
Ask yourself if something works for you – don’t just follow what all the ‘smart people’ are doing. Do I learn better by watching lectures in-person or at 0.75x speed at home? Is it more effective in this subject to write notes or do practice questions? What will I actually gain from reading this HD students notes – should I just write my own? Advice can help but remember to find the most effective study method for yourself.
TIP 3: Utilize the resources available
Struggling together is always better than struggling by yourself. Finding a support network of
other students who study the same courses as you – through BSOC peer mentoring, BSOC camp, societies and more – can make studying (and university!) a whole lot more enjoyable. There are also PASS classes for certain courses that really help break down the course if you’re finding something difficult. These have been known to be extremely helpful and also another great way to meet new people!
TIP 4: Appreciate your first year WAM
Stay around some older students around exam time long enough and you will hear the common outburst of “I wish I tried harder in first year”. It will never be as easy to score marks like in your first-year courses as subjects only get harder, so cushion up that WAM for the wrecking ball of your later subjects.
TIP 5: Find balance
When all has been said, grades are only part of the university experience – it is not a trade-off for having fun, meeting new people and getting involved! University can be one of the best few years of your life – you have the independence to make what you want out of it. So, while at times you might really feel the pressure, just remember that it’s those university experiences you have put yourself out there for that will really stay with you in ten years’ time. Written by
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Calender Structure and Fees BSOC has got you covered with what’s happening in 2019 under the UNSW3+ system. Whether you love them or hate them trimesters will be in effect next year, so let’s get into the nitty gritty of what these changes will mean for you.
Important changes under the trimester system
Q1: How will trimesters affect which courses are available at what times? A: Current courses will continue to be taught in 2019. Additional courses will be available to provide greater flexibility. Study planners are available online to plan ahead on the UNSW 3+ website. Q2: How do trimesters affect degree length? A: If you complete the standard 8 courses a year, a single degree course will take 3 years to complete. Trimesters offer 9 courses a year if you want to finish a term early or spend part Holidays, of your degree Internships overseas. e
Q1: How will trimesters affect internship opportunities? A1: Summer internships won’t be affected, winter internships may be affected however negotiations are still in progress with industry partners.
Q2: Does less holiday time mean shorter degrees? A2: There will be less holiday time between trimesters however there is an option to go overseas or finish a semester early.
2 terms a year
3 terms a year
8 Courses per year spread across 2 terms
8 courses spread across 3 terms with an option to take on an extra course.
ACADEMIC DATES FOR 2019 Term
Start to End dates
18 Feb - 18 May
3 Jun - 21 August
16 Sep - 14 Dec
For further details, head to: https://student.unsw.edu.au/new-calendar-dates
Q3: How will trimesters affect exchange? A: It will be easier to go on exchange to the Northern Hemisphere. The length of exchanges is still being negotiated. Exchanges may vary from 6 months to 10 weeks. It will be easier to go on exchange to the northern hemisphere in the summer break. A 6 month exchange will only take up one trimester.
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Uni is a
FRESH START! Starting uni can be a terrifying experience, especially when it seems like you hardly know anyone. If you’re worried about being alone - don’t be! Everyone is in the same boat, everyone is just as confused, and everyone is looking for the same amazing uni experience that you are.
STAYING IN TOUCH
Whilst there are many opportunities to make new friends at uni, it’s equally as important to stay in touch with your old friends. Invest time into the friendships that are important to you and grab lunch, coffee or study together to catch up. Uni will be the best time of your life, and it’s made even better with the right people around you.
Involvement with societies is without a doubt the best avenue into meeting new people at UNSW. O-Week is the best means of exposure towards understanding what kind of societies are available to students, keeping in mind to note which ones most interest you. By being actively involved in societies throughout the year, such as through either applying as a subcommittee member or just attending events, it really provides open opportunities to meet new circles of people. What you put in is what you get, in terms of your effort to branch into these societies. Although it may be a bit overwhelming at first, the sooner you start to engage with societies, the better your university experience will be!
There will be so many opportunities thrown at you... and it’s up to you to catch them! Uni is 100% what you make of it, what you put in you get out. So take a leap and dive straight in, don’t be afraid to make mistakes and keep an open mind when approaching every person and situation. You’ll be out of your comfort zone but that’s the only way you’ll grow. Go to the events that’ll be run and meet new faces - you never know how much of an impact they can make on you. If you need that little bit of an extra push, our social events are a great way to get socialising. From meeting new faces at our BSOC First Year Camp and Cruise to having crazy good fun with your new friends at our Pub Crawl and Ball, remember everyone is in the same boat as you. So get out there and get uncomfortable; you’re in for a crazy ride!
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Maximise your university experience Written by LISA VU
Quick story. Coming to university you may encounter either of the 2 things: 1) most of your high school came to your university or 2) you rock up with no friends. Nonetheless, whenever you do come to a new environment, your first instinct is to find out more about the people around you and to find a sense of belonging. Societies are a great opportunity to find yourself and to forge new friendships. Trust me, finding people who have similar interests and aspirations as you will create a more positive and fun university experience.
Are you a bit lost in a rut not knowing where you want to go in life? Societies can help you develop yourself personally which may ignite a passion or unknown skill within you. They are a great avenue to develop your personal skills, as well as discovering your deep passion in life. Get out of your comfort zone and start participating in events and competitions and you’ll see yourself gaining confidence and life long skills. UNSW is known to have an active campus life, so take advantage of it and learn public speaking skills, teamwork and leadership.
During O-Week you got to explore different stalls around campus and hopefully you had the chance to sign up to various mailing lists!
STAY UPDATED An avid Facebook user? Keep updated by liking and following society pages that interested you during O-Week. This will ensure their latest events will appear on your timeline so you know how you can participate and get involved!
YOU GOT MAIL Signing up to mailing lists is beneficial if you’re the type of person who check their emails often. This is a direct way for you to keep updated as most societies send out updates on their latest events or applications.
SIGN ME UP! A lot of societies offer opportunities for you to join and bond such as peer mentoring events and camp! Maximise that opportunity by signing up to programs thats interest you as they will have planned itineraries for you to bond and meet new people! Who knows, the people you meet will end up being your life-long friends. TALK THE TALK Keep social and stay confident. Start talking to the people around you during class and you may find yourself joining them at the next society event! Stay motivated and give it a go! There’s heaps of opportunities throughout the year and this can extend beyond societies and into volunteering and arc related opportunities! Ask around and I’m sure people will invite you to apply as everyone is welcomed in UNSW!
Discover work that moves you Meet some of our 2018 Uber Grads. Gabrielle Tremblay I studied Physics and Chinese at The University of Sydney (USYD) - an unusual combination. Fun facts: I speak French fluently and grew up in Singapore!
Why did you decide to join the Uber Grad Program? I have always wanted to work in tech. I love the culture of tech companies - the people are usually super smart, driven and have interesting stories. I never actually thought I’d end up working at Uber - we didn’t even have Uber in Singapore when I graduated high school! I decided to join the program because I heard how much people working at Uber loved their jobs and the teams they interacted with. I found out how much autonomy employees had, and the culture seemed awesome. I also love a big challenge!
What are some highlights from your experience so far? I loved all the rotations I did - especially the one with the Ride-Sharing team, and Community Operations team. My Rides rotation gave me the opportunity to learn SQL and get deep into some interesting data about driver behaviours and patterns to help optimise our services. In my Community Operations rotation I did a lot of data work and managed to send a push notification to over 50k+ riders to try and reduce lost items. I never thought I’d find something like lost items quite so riveting. If you like a challenge, enjoy problem solving, and are looking for autonomy in your first job, I highly recommend the graduate program. Uber also has a fun and exciting work culture. More than simply an entry-level position at Uber, the program provides you with visibility across so many areas of the business. You get to meet employees from all the teams, see what they do and try it yourself - it’s a one-of-a-kind opportunity.
BUSINESS SOCIETIES DEGREE-RELATED SOC IE TIE S AC C OUN TING SOC IE T Y • Constituent society of the school of
accounting • Guidance and advice for accounting as a major • One-on-one mentoring sessions for first year students • Visit accsocunsw.com for more info
AC T UA RIA L S OC IE T Y • Offers opportunities for actuarial
students to meet one another, develop professional skills and have fun • Runs peer support classes, excel workshops and peer mentoring program • Visit asoc.unsw.edu.au for more info.
F I NA NC E & BA NK IN G S O C IE T Y
• Connects students with the financial
world and opportunities that exist • Offers competition and events that give students opportunity to utilise finance knowledge in real world • Visit unswfinsoc.org.au for more info.
MA NAGE M E N T S OC IE T Y • Open platform where students can
transform into leaders through effective guidance opportunities • Initiatives that balance both strong internal, bonding cultures, and vital connections for corporate life • Visit unswmsoc.com for more info.
EC ON OMIC S SOC IE T Y • Principal platform for students studying
and interested in Economics at UNSW and beyond • Hosts free food events, discussion panels and Q&As • Visit unswecosoc.com for more info.
BI T SA • Allows Information System students
to share enjoyment, experiences and knowledge • Runs a variety of social, academic and career related events • Visit bitsa.org.au for more info
R EA L E STATE SOC IE T Y • One of the youngest and fastest growing constituent societies • Members can learn and grow through information sessions, publications and workshops • Visit facebook.com/unswresoc
MA R K E T I N G SO C I E T Y • Opportunity to network with other stu-
dents, academic staff and organisations • Aims to bring all marketing students together and help individuals refine their skills in order to excel in a career in marketing • Visit unswmarksoc.org for more info
C ON SULTING SOC IE TIE S 1 80 DC • Provides students with the opportunity to engage in real-world consulting projects and to make an impact on charities, non-profit organisations and social enterprises • Visit 180dc.org/unsw for more info.
UN SW C O N S U LTING C LUB • Offers innovative case competitions,
networking opportunities and fortnightly training workshops • A team represent UNSW in International Case Competitions • Visit unswconsultingclub.com
BU S I N E SS O N E • Students work as a unified team
to provide real business strategy development to enterprises to make a difference in the global community. • Visit businessoneconsulting.org
UMCG • The UNSW Microfinance Consulting
Group is a society that aims to develop the consulting skills of its members • Cases to cover every week and internal case competitions, many opportunities to develop their aptitude • Visit unswmcg.com for more info.
F INA NC E SOC IE TIE S FMA A
• Australia’s largest professionally focused
• Runs events from educational seminars
society, with over 4,500 student members across 5 campuses • Aims to improve the employability and professional skills of student members • Visit fmaa.com.au for more info.
to industry relevant events, networking, a Women in Finance evening and the nationally recognised competition; the Stock Pitch Challenge • Visit unit.org.au for more info.
MORE SOC IE TIE S AIE SE C • Globally recognized student-run organiza¬tion that empowers young leaders through cross-cul¬tural exchanges and internships • Visit aiesecaustralia.org for more info.
C AP I T A L W • Dedicated to developing, motivating and educating the talented women of today to become future business leaders • Visit capitalw.org for more info.
Please Note: This is not a completely comprehensive list of all business related societies and opportunities. Visit arc website for more details here.
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HOW TO GET INVOLVED Written by WITH BSOC LUKE CLINCH
“If you’re looking to get the most out of your uni experience, BSOC has you covered” Social & Sports Marketing, Publications & IT Human Resources Education, Competitions & Careers
SUBCOMMITTEE BSOC has 12 diverse portfolios however only offers subcommittee opportunities in 9. Each portfolio caters to the different needs of the wider BSOC member base, so whether you’re interested in designing or developing articles, like this one, in the Publications portfolio or want to explore running professional development based events in the Careers portfolio; there’s something out there just right for you! Applications open in Week 2 of Semester 1, so keep your eyes peeled for the Facebook event.
PORTFOLIOS WITH SUBCOMMITTEES
PHILANTHROPY BSQUAD BSquad is a program which allows students who have a passion for philanthropy to give back to the community with a team of like minded individuals. Unlike the archetypal subcommittee structure, the Philanthropy portfolio will call upon the services of volunteers on a program-by-program basis over the course of a single semester. Applications to join the Semester 1 BSquad will open early Semester 1 (approx. week 3-4); for more information, contact email@example.com.
MORE OPPORTUNITIES If you’re keen to get involved, keep an eye out for opportunities to become a Peer Mentor in 2019 (applications open in the Winter holidays), BSOC director in 2019 (applications open late Semester 2) and Orientation Camp Leader in 2019 (applications open at the end of Semester 2). For more information on getting involved, feel free to shoot an email through to firstname.lastname@example.org!
BSOC BOARD 2018
JOANNA MA CO-PRESIDENT
Degree: Commerce/Law Secret Obsession: Going to AFL games (go swans!) Favourite Colour: Maroon Favourite Music Artists: Adele, Frank Ocean, Sam Smith, Childish Gambino Dislikes: Capsicum and anything spicy (Chilli makes me cry) Degree: Commerce / Science Favourite Movie: Tangled Secret Obsession: T2 Creme Brulee Tea Favourite Sport: Basketball Favourite Music Artist: Beyonce
LUKE CLINCH CO-PRESIDENT
JANETTE WONG VICE PRESIDENT (EXTERNAL)
Degree: Commerce / Information Systems Favourite Sports: Rugby, Snowboarding Favourite Music Artists: Big Bang, GOT7, Daniel Caesar, Frank Ocean Favourite Food: Wicked Wings Dislikes: Getting FOMO
VICE PRESIDENT (ACTIVITIES)
VICE PRESIDENT (OPERATIONS)
Degree: Economics/Actuarial Studies Likes: Doggos, Doges, and Puppers Secret Obsession: KDrama (The more cringe, the better) Favourite Movies: Blade Runner ,Cinema Paradiso, Metropolis (Jk, plz never again) Favourite Country to Visit: Korea
Degree: Commerce/Economics Likes: Taking naps Hobbies: Playing poker Favourite sport: Playing oztag! Favourite country to visit: Taiwan (for the great street food!) Spirit Animal: Panda zzz
Degree: Commerce/Economics Favourite colour: Dark Grey/ Charcoal Favourite food: Seafood Pasta pls Secret Obsession: Fun fact videos Favourite country to visit: Japan Ramen will JONATHAN LAM never taste the same VICE PRESIDENT (INTERNALS) though :( Degree: Commerce/ Media Favourite colour: Mauve VERONICA LIN Secret obsession: VP OF OPERAAlpacas TIONS Music Artists: Favourite Kaytranada, SZA, Daniel Caesar Favourite Food: Kettle Chilli Chips
Degree: Commerce/Computer Science Favourite movie: About Time Favourite country to visit: New Zealand Favourite Music Artists: ODESZA, Flight Facilities, The XX, Sticky Fingers Spirit animal: Tiger
Degree: Commerce/Law Favourite country to visit: Switzerland Fave music artists: The Weeknd & Sam Smith Secret obsession: Crime documentaries Dislikes: Milk tea that is too milky
Degree: Commerce/Economics Place to visit: Hawaii Favourite food: Banh mi from Hong Ha Favourite dance move: The sprinkler Secret obsession: Babies and little kids
Degree: Commerce/Information Systems Party Trick: Can lick elbow Likes: Driving, Spontaneous road trips, Barack Obama, The Pope Favourite Food: Seafood of any kind Talents: Can sleep anywhere and anytime
Degree: Information Systems Favourite Sports: Rugby, Basketball Favourite Music Artists: BROCKHAMPTON, Mura Masa, Running Touch, RÜFÜS Favourite Movie: La La Land Secret Obsession: Star Wars
Degree: Commerce/Law Favourite movie: Train to Busan Hobbies: Watching makeup tutorials Favourite country to visit: Thailand Favourite food: Korean fried chicken
VIVIAN NGUYEN CAREERS DIRECTOR
Degree: Commerce Favourite country to visit: Japan Favourite music artists: Childish Gambino, Odesza, Khalid, Chance The Rapper Secret obsession: Star Wars Favourite colour: Baby blue
CARMEN RONG COMPETITIONS DIRECTOR
Degree: Commerce/Science Favourite Country to visit: Korea or Laos Favourite colour: Basically pastel anything! (Especially pastel/ light blue) Likes: Kdramas, Korean variety, travelling to different countries, roller coasters Favourite food: Chewy foods, bubble tea (love my pearls)
Degree: Commerce/Information systems Spirit Animal: Corgis Hobbies: reading and badminton Favourite food: Anything in the dessert category Favourite country to visit: Japan Dislikes: Cheese
Degree: Commerce Secret Obsession: Selena Gomez Favourite country to visit: Finland Favourite colour: Purple Dislikes: Artificially strawberry flavoured foods
Degree: Commerce/ Actuarial Studies Favourite TV Show: Game of Thrones Hobbies: Reading Game of Thrones lore and playing the piano Favourite Food: Food is food I donâ€™t discriminate Music Genre: Classical, Trance and Old Rnb
Degree: Commerce/Law Hobbies: Reading and writing Music Genre: Rock/Punk Favourite Country to visit: Cuba Secret Obsession: Star Wars Favourite Movie: Shawshank
Degree: Commerce/Computer Science Favourite Sport: Tennis Favourite TV Show: Stranger Things Secret obsession: Chicken HSP Talent: Fluent Irish accent
MICHAEL WANG SPONSORSHIP DIRECTOR
NICOLE CHEN HR DIRECTOR
Degree: Commerce/Law Secret obsession: Milk Tea Favourite Youtubers: WahlieTV, Jenn Im, Casey Neistat Favourite music genre: Ballads and Hip Hop Favourite food: Double Skim Milk Pudding
JONSON YUAN HR DIRECTOR
Degree: Commerce Likes: Memes of the dank variety, playing league at net cafes, pokemon Talent: Pulling all nighters Favourite sport: MMA (only watching it tho) Favourite movie: You are the apple of my eye (Asian movie)
Degree: Commerce/Economics Favourite movie: Toy Story 3 Favourite food: Pasta Favourite colour: Yellow Secret obsession: Binge watching TV shows in one day
Degree: Economics Favorite colour: Blue Talent: Not sleeping for days to binge a new series or kdrama Secret obsession: Kpop Favorite country to visit: Japan
Degree: Commerce/Law Likes: Getting nails done, travelling with friends, watching Grand Slam tennis Favourite Food: Japanese cuisine Secret Obsession: Theme park rides Talent: Collecting Chatime points
Degree: Commerce/Computer Science Favourite movie: The Blind Side Favourite sport: Basketball Favourite food: Pasta Favourite Music Artists: 6lack, lil uzi vert, Bryson Tiller, Drake, Marshmello, ALEXANDER Capone n Noreaga
JOANNA CAO MARKETING DIRECTOR
PATRICK WAN IT DIRECTOR
Degree: Commerce/Law Favourite Music Artists: Masego, ZHU, Carly Rae Jepsen Favourite sport: Volleyball Hobbies: Doing my nails, playing video games, reading scary stories Favourite food: Sichuan noodles
Degree: Information Systems Music genre: Tropical house, Pop rap, EDM, dance Music artists: ODESZA, Matoma, Kygo, GoldFish, Parcels, The Weeknd Secret Obsession: Planes and simulators Favourite Influencers: Casey Neistat, David Dobrik, Marques Brownlee
Degree: Commerce/ Civil engineering Favourite Music Artists: Paramore, A Day To Remember, The Weeknd, Frank Ocean Spirit Animal: Otters Favourite colour: Green Favourite Movie: X-Men: First Class (Thereâ€™s so many more movies I love come ask me) Degree: Commerce/ Design Favourite country to visit: New Zealand Favourite food: French Fries Party trick: Can hold a 5 cent coin in my knuckles Dislikes: Sloths Favourite Sport: Kayaking
Degree: Commerce/Media Spirit Animal: A donkey with a unicorn horn that leaves rainbow trails when it runs Secret obsession: Anything and everything to do with Shrek I am down, oh and anything Kpop Favourite Movie : Moonrise Kingdom. Favourite country to visit: JAPAN
Degree: Commerce/ Law Secret Obsession: Bingsoo... ask me for best one in Syd ;) Dislike: Anything pineapple Favourite movie: Finding Dory Favourite Country to Visit: Korea or Japan (too indecisive)
Get ready and pack your exploring gear! Be prepared to uncover the eye-opening realm of UNSW life. To equip you with the best skills and abi...
Published on Feb 25, 2018
Get ready and pack your exploring gear! Be prepared to uncover the eye-opening realm of UNSW life. To equip you with the best skills and abi...