UNSW Business Society 2021 First Years Guide

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CONTENTS From the Editors Presidents’ Address


Getting Started Getting to University Study Locations Health and Wellbeing


Glossary Important Resources A Guide To The New BCom Overview of Assessments Study Tips Majors Trimesters Dual Degree Experiences


Maximising University Experience Creating a Work-Life Balance Exchange Opportunities Societies Best Food & Drink on Campus Case Competitions Philanthropy Plug Why BSOC? Advice for International Students Sports at University Get Involved with BSOC Chloe’s Anecdote


Professional Development Career Accelerator Interview Tips Careers Fair


BSOC Board of Directors

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FROM THE EDITORS Picture the perfect day of a new UNSW Business School student. You get out of bed after a refreshing sleep and head off to grab your morning coffee at our amazing local Atomic Press. The sun is shining, birds are chirping, and the cool breeze ruffles your hair as you take a sip. After your morning classes, you head to the Village Green or Centennial Park down Anzac Parade to have a nice picnic with friends, maybe catch in a few hours of study. Your afternoon classes end, and it’s a simple bus ride to get down to Coogee Beach, to watch the gorgeous sunset over the sand. Finally, your day comes to a close, ending with a comforting dinner back in Sydney CBD. All that may seem impossible, but this could be you! This last year has been tough, but we welcome you with open arms and a warm smile to UNSW - you’ve made it! UNSW Business Society Publications has put together this guide to help you make the most of your First Year. It contains everything you need for success - the best spots to eat on campus, the courses you need to take in first year, how to succeed as a business student, and more! We can guarantee that this guide will be your one-stop-shop for the rest of the year, and that it will help to make it a great one. The UNSW Business Society (BSOC) is the constituent society of the UNSW Business School. It’s the gateway for all business-related students to develop personally and professionally. We are a society run by the students for the students, and we’re here to help your university experience be as rewarding as possible. BSOC hosts a range of academic, social, sporting and career-oriented events, and many more throughout the year so be sure to follow our Facebook, Instagram and Linkedin in order to stay connected. Determine your own adventure and most importantly, enjoy the beginning of a new chapter in your life.

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Love, Shreya Abhyankar, Britney Gu, Adrian Tan Publications Directors UNSW Business Society 2021

This Student Club Publication is proudly supported by Arc.


Presidents' Address You might be a fresh graduate straight out of high school, a returnee from a gap year, or a global adventurer who has travelled hundreds of kilometres to be here. Whatever it may be that has led you here, we would like to extend you the warmest of welcomes to the UNSW Business School for 2021. At UNSW, the world really is your oyster and the possibilities of achieving your dreams are endless so get excited to work hard (... and play even harder) with your old and new friends alike. All this talk of opportunity and change can seem overwhelming for a fresh-faced first year Business student - it definitely was for us! We still remember our time as bright-eyed first years, hopelessly doing laps around campus trying to find the Goldstein classrooms, awkwardly introducing ourselves to strangers in our Accounting classes who have now become our best mates and hitting every lunch spot on campus just to find your favourite. Even as seasoned students, 2020 was a rocky year, filled with remote learning, virtual exams and Zoom powered uni events. The last year has been a perfect example of the relentless challenges that university life will continue to throw at you. It’s tough times like these that push you towards personal growth, should you choose to embrace it. Thats why, as the university emerges into a new and and somewhat unfamiliar environment, our role at the UNSW Business Society (BSOC) has become ever more important - backed by the UNSW Business School as its constituent society, we are a not-for-profit that is dedicated to providing a wealth of opportunities to facilitate professional and personal development for our 11,000 students. We aim to inspire you to achieve the best you possibly can, engage you with other likeminded individuals and empower your professional, personal and academic lives not only for your first year, but for your entire journey through university - of course, while having a whole lot of fun along the way. We are here to support you, motivate you and show you why they say your time at university constitutes the best years of your life. Taking your first steps into university understand that your journey is not defined by its triumphs. Instead, the real beauty lies in the countless trials and tribulations which you will undoubtedly face, and the friendships you build along the way. Whether it be socially, academically or professionally, BSOC will be there to guide and support you, as we invite you all to embrace challenge and change. Leave no stone unturned, no path left untrodden, and let your time be defined by the opportunities you’ve seized, and obstacles tackled head-on. So buckle up and get ready for your adventure! Step out of your comfort zone, create new memories and strive for the things that scare you, because all greatness and thrills of growth comes from daring to begin!

Abie Lau, Bryan Herijanto Co-Presidents UNSW Business Society 2021


Inspire tomorrow’s difference makers

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Rebecca Glover CA is a Chartered Accountant and Chief Financial Officer at World Vision Australia – the world’s largest private humanitarian development organisation, operating in over 90 countries across the world. As a Chief Financial Officer, I’m responsible for 50 staff and a number of departments. The traditional markets in which we operate are fundamentally changing. And given this environment, it’s people with strong analytical, problem solving and forecasting skills that stand out when I’m hiring business professionals. For that reason, I always prize candidates with a Chartered Accountant designation. Quite simply, they’re the people who will most quickly adapt to these changing markets. As a Chartered Accountant I understand how challenging it was to get that accreditation – the process, the rigour and the training. Seeing that designation immediately gives me a sense of the capability and calibre of that person.

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Whether it’s in business or not-for-profit or otherwise, a Chartered Accountant is someone who can bring a breadth of skills to particularly challenging business problems. It also represents a level of professionalism, drive and perseverance they’ll bring to their work and conduct. Being a CA has been the key stepping stone in my career. It’s a designation that’s respected around the world. Whether I’m dealing with a local business or with a global organisation, when people ask me what my background is, they understand what it means when I say I’m a Chartered Accountant.

INTRO TO UNI Getting Started Getting to University Study Locations Health and Wellbeing

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GettiNg STARTED Course Enrolments All your basic information about your enrolment can be found under the ‘My Student Services' section in the ‘My Student Profile’ page on MyUNSW Enrolment Appointments show the dates on which class enrolment opens. Get in quick to perfect your timetable! The website crossangles.app allows you to visually plan out the perfect timetable! You must enrol each year for you courses and every term for your class time tables, but do not stress you may update ‘Your Enrolment’ to pick up, drop and swap courses of your choice Course Outlines These can be found on Moodle or https://www.business.unsw.edu.au/degrees-courses/course-outlines! They contain virtual information such as: - Assessment information such as passing requirements, assessment weighting, due dates and learning objectives - Course resources such as required textbooks - Course schedule: includes topics covered in lectures each week, as well as readings and tutorial work Navigating Campus With such a large campus, it's inevitable you will get lost. Find these tools to help you navigate around UNSW -


Lost on Campus App Google Maps App UNSW Virtual Tour to get yourself well acquainted with campus Opal Travel for topping up your Opal card

Textbooks Second hand options will save you money when needing to purchase textbooks each trimester! - UNSW Textbook Exchange: This Facebook group is full of UNSW students selling their textbooks for super cheap - Student VIP: online textbook marketplace. Visit studentvip.com.au for more information - Zookal: lends and sells second-hand textbooks at discounted prices. Visit zookal.com for more information - UNSW Secondhand Bookshop: is a great in store option for second hand textbooks New Textbooks: - Zookal: also sells affordable, brand new textbooks and often have a 20% discount and free shipping - UNSW Bookshop: Conveniently located on campus adjacent to ASB! You’re guaranteed to find any textbook you might need in store or online at bookshop.unsw.edu.au ARC and BSOC Find the Arc Stall to become a member and get your sticker to receive awesome discounts, free merchandise and other great perks for the rest of your degree! During the trimester you can sign up by visiting Arc Reception, just off the Rainbow Basser Steps. You must be an Arc member to join most societies so this should be near the top of your list of priorities at O Week! If you study a Business School degree, you’re already part of the BSOC family! Make sure to grab a BSOC sticker at our O-Week stall to get access to our exclusive discounts. To get more involved with our events throughout the year, follow our socials: Facebook: UNSW Business Society Instagram: @unswbsoc Mailing List: enquiries@unswbsoc.com

Written By Danielle Liu


Getting to Uni Helpful Applications The Opal travel application is free for IOS and Android and allows for students to easily plan out routes, manage fares and receive stop alerts. You can also link your Opal Card to a bank account for automatic fare top ups. Other handy apps include: + TripView - creates trip plans for train, bus, ferry, light rail and more based on stations, stops and wharves and lists timetabled services with real time data + Google/Apple Maps - displays real-time traffic conditions, and route planning Lower Campus (Anzac Parade Side) To reach locations on the lower campus e.g UNSW Business Building, Roundhouse, the aquatic and fitness centre, the following routes can be taken.

Upper Campus (High Street Side) To reach locations on the upper campus e.g UNSW Main Library, the Nucleus and Central Lecture Block, the following routes can be taken.

Bus services Departing from Central Station, Eddy Ave, Stand C: 393, 395

Light rail services The L2 service departs around every 8 minutes on weekdays (7am-7pm) from Central Chalmers street. Alight at UNSW High Street.

Departing from Elizabeth Street Stand E 393, 395 Departing from Town Hall/Museum M10, M50, 392, 394, 397, 399, L94 Light rail services The L3 service departs around every 8 minutes on weekdays (7am-7pm) from Central Chalmers street. Alight at UNSW Anzac Parade.

Written By Rui Yi


Study LocatioNs Law Library The Law Library is located very close to the Business School, making it an extremely convenient study location! Don’t be discouraged to study there as it is not just limited to Law students and is in fact quite popular amongst students from all faculties. There are private study rooms that you can book online which are great facilities to study individually or work on group projects, but make sure to book ahead as reservations are typically taken weeks in advance.

Main Library Located on Upper Campus, the Main Library is undeniably the most popular and recommended study location, with a total of 2791 study spaces that you can choose from. Similar to the Law Library, there are rooms and booths available to book for all your group or solo study sessions! An added bonus for all the night owls is that the Main Library provides the one of the only 24/7 study spaces on Level 2 for your all nighters and last-minute cramming!

Business School The Business School, also known as ASB, is a great facility full of study booths and theatre rooms to use (provided no classes are running.) The ASB also has 24/7 after-hours access (if you have your ID card handy!) for all your last minute cramming and crying needs! Unfortunately you are unable to book study rooms in the Business School which makes it difficult to secure seating during crowded peak uni hours. However, there are kitchen facilities that include microwaves and hot water on Level 1 and 2 which are located close to the theatre rooms!

Written By Aimie Phu


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HEALTH AND WELLBEING The transition into university is one of immense change, and you might find yourself a bit overwhelmed at times. But don’t worry, no matter the nature of your problem, there are a range of tailored services at UNSW to help you out. UNSW Counselling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Location: Level 2 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.


Disability Services Disability services are staffed by a team of Disability Advisers dedicated to providing assistance regarding health conditions, learning disabilities or other personal circumstances that may affect your studies. Support provided may include: - Educational adjustments to classwork and exams - Assistive technology and notetaking services - Special consideration for assessments Visit student.unsw.edu.au/disability for more information LGBTQIA+ Ally @ UNSW: The Ally training program aims to make UNSW a great place for everybody by reducing barriers of fear and ignorance that lead to prejudice and discrimination. The training sessions provide in-depth discussions of gender, sex, and sexuality, and explore the issues facing the LGBTIQ community. Queer Collective @ ARC: The Queer Collective is a body within the SRC which represents the LGBTQIA+ students on campus. They meet twice a week and host a range of activities throughout the year at Queerspace; Room 9.21 in the Chemical Sciences building.



Important Resources


A Guide To The New BCom


Overview of Assessments


Study Tips






Dual Degree Experiences


GLOSSARY Course: A subject that you study for an entire trimester. Courses are usually worth 6 Units of Credit (UoC). Some have prerequisite courses. Please check the UNSW Handbook before you enrol. Gen Ed: General Education courses are required for single degrees. Some have course codes beginning with GEN. Check your specific Gen Ed requirements in the UNSW Handbook. Prescribed Electives: Courses you can choose from a specific set list. Free Electives: Possible courses you can choose that are not specified by UNSW, but may have certain restrictions.

Full-time load (per year): Studying at least 36 UoC over trimesters 1, 2 and 3 and taking at least one course per trimester. Full-time load (per trimester): Studying less than 36 UoC a year but studying at least 2 courses worth 6 UoC within a certain trimester. Part-time load/underloading: Studying less than 36 UoC over trimesters 1, 2 and 3; and less than two courses worth 6 UoC in each trimester. Normal Load: The recommended load of 48 UoC (8 courses) per year. However, 54 UoC (9 courses) per year is still considered as a normal load.

Enrolment: Selecting which courses you will study in each trimester of the upcoming year.

Overloading: Studying more than 54 UoC over the three trimesters, requiring a 65+ WAM and an application for authorisation within your program.

Registration: Selecting your classes and timetable for each course in the upcoming trimester. Occurs just before the conclusion of each trimester.

Census Date: The deadline to change class registration and course enrolment for the upcoming trimester without financial or academic penalty.

Study Load: Number of courses/UoC taken per trimester.

Deadline to drop: The deadline to drop a course is any time up until your final exam. You can drop a course with financial penalty but no academic penalty will incur.


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IMPORTANT RESOURCES CROSSANGLES The Crossangles website is extremely helpful when planning your timetable before class registration opens. Prepare a timetable that suits you and avoid the stress of building a new one from scratch during class registration. It also shows when classes are full, if they are offered in-person/online, and how many people are currently enrolled in a class.

UNI-VERSE APP Uni-Verse is a mobile application that can be downloaded via the App Store or Google Play Store. By signing in with your zID, you will be able to access a campus map, your exam timetable, key dates, upcoming events and more. This app is also useful for keeping up to date with sudden room changes to ensure that you get to class on time and at the right location!

UNSW HANDBOOK The UNSW Handbook is your saviour for all things related to your degree including program structure, course requirements, major/minor options and more! It will be crucial to ensuring that you complete all the requirements to enable you to graduate on track. Make sure to select the year that you started your degree to ensure that you are looking at the correct version for the most accurate information (i.e. 2021 version)

MOODLE Moodle is the most important online portal for accessing all your course information. Here, you will be able to view the relevant course material for each week of the courses that you have enrolled in each term. You will also be able to submit assessment tasks, complete quizzes and obtain assessment information from this resource.

Written By Helen Zhang


A GUIDE TO THE NEW BCOM Integrated First-Year Courses (IFY) These core business courses will be delivered both in-person (on campus) and with online alternatives. Students learn core knowledge from Accounting, Finance, Economics, Information Systems, Management, Marketing, Statistics and Analytics, and Taxation. COMM1100 - Business Decision Making Offered Terms: T1 | T2 | T3 Students are introduced to business decision-making by taking the perspective of a manager. By understanding economic, corporate and legal principles, managers are able to ask and answer questions about how the economy works, and how these principles influence the decisions that individuals and organisations make. COMM1110 - Evidence Based Problem Solving Offered Terms: T1 | T2 | T3 Effective problem solving skills are vital for any successful business professional. This course encourages students to apply a structured approach to solving problems while balancing analysis and judgement. Central to this process is the ability to critically interpret data in order to identify, solve and communicate a problem. COMM1190 - Data, Insights and Decisions Offered Terms: T2 | T3 Learn about the analytical and statistical tools an organisation uses to gain insights about customers, markets, competitors and itself. Describe, collect and analyse business data from a variety of domains such as finance, marketing, management and risk analysis. Communicate data insights to a non-technical audience through the use of data visualisation and simple dashboards.


COMM1120 - Collaboration and Innovation

COMM1140 - Financial Management

in Business

Offered Terms: T1 | T2 | T3

Offered Terms: T1 | T2 | T3

Students learn how to comprehend, interpret and analyse the financial information that is reported from business activities. Develop the skills required to read financial reports and interpret a company’s financial position and performance while also identifying links between financial reporting and capital markets. Through this process, students gain insight into an organisation’s financial, social and environmental impact in the industry.

Creativity is central to solving complex problems, exploring new strategies and working effectively within an organisation. Students are exposed to the big picture challenges facing businesses in the 21st century and are encouraged to work through problems in diverse student teams. Through this process, students are given the opportunity to develop a creative mindset by identifying and testing different ideas while also presenting their content to influence others. COMM1180 - Value Creation Offered Terms: T2 | T3 Learn how an organisation identifies and taps into sources of value to meet organisational objectives. This course focuses on value created from digital strategy, customers and capital for all stakeholders. By taking an active problem-based learning approach, students will be able to appreciate the difference between business value (in a financial sense), sustainable value and social responsibilities.

COMM1170 - Organisational Resources Offered Terms: T2 | T3 Sourcing, developing, deploying and mobilising resources is fundamental to creating value and achieving sustainable competitive advantage. Identify the different types of financial and non-financial resources of an organisation and learn contemporary performance measures for different resource categories, before focusing on three key resources to maximise value for major stakeholders: people, technology and capital.

Prerequisite: COMM1140

COMM1150 - Global Business Environments Offered Terms: T2 | T3 COMM1150 introduces the interplay of organisations with their environmental contexts to achieve both commercial and societal value. Students are encouraged to investigate global business environments with economic, legal, political, socio-technological, ethical and sustainability lenses to sense disruptions and opportunities. Prerequisite: COMM1100 and excludes MGMT1101. Written By Adrian Tan


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WHO WE LOOK FOR • Fresh graduates / final year students with a specialisation in Finance, Science, Mathematics, Physics, Economics, Engineering or a related field • A demonstrable interest in global financial markets, and a keen interest in technology • Excellent communication skills

• A distinct ability to spot arising opportunities and assertiveness to seize them • The ability to decide and deliver under pressure • Excellent numerical, analytical, and logical reasoning skills

WHAT WE OFFER • 4 to 6 months of fully paid hands-on training • Excellent performance-based rewards: We reserve a high percentage of our business results in our bonus pool • Direct implementation of training ideas

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In-Tutorial Quizzes

The purpose of online quizzes is to gain an understanding of the previous topics taught in the course. Cumulatively, the marks you receive in multiple online quizzes throughout the term will account for a large portion of your overall mark.

Aiming to simulate the final exam experience with regularity, in-tutorial quizzes consist of concepts recently covered in class. Students who consistently revise learned content will excel in these assessments, acting as a differentiating factor between final mark bands.


Class Participation

The content written in reports are homogenous across the cohort, using key frameworks and theories to delineate a solution to a specific case study. However, significant marks can be deducted for not routinely checking for spelling and grammatical errors.

These are attainable marks for dedicated students who prepare assigned work and attend tutorials. Such marks are a new concept to first-years and must be treated seriously to ensure success with your Weighted Average Mark.

Group Presentations

Final Exams

Regardless of your major, creating group presentations are a recurring theme of your university experience, helping students develop key skills whilst synthesising course content. Ensure that you understand your personal section in-depth and routinely check in with other team members for completion.

The format of these will vary between courses. Ensure to be consistently revising key concepts and utilising any available past exams or challenge questions posed over the course to consolidate your understanding of course content.

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STUDY TIPS 1. Understand your timetable

2. Keep track of assessments and deadlines

Keep up-to-date on lectures and tutorials by organising time for them each week. Ensure that you understand your timetable and know the ‘mode of delivery’ (in-person & online). In order to track your academic timetable, export your UNSW Timetable to an online calendar. Setting daily reminders before classes will allow you to stay on top of your game, preventing yourself from falling too far behind.

Be aware of when assessments or key deadlines are due. Doing so will keep you prepared and organised, avoiding those last minute cram sessions at night. This information can usually be found online in the Course Handbook, Moodle or directly through your lecturer or tutor. Utilise time management software such as Google Calendar in order to constantly remind you of these important dates.

3. Take notes Taking notes during lectures or tutorials is a good habit to get used to. Writing detailed and concise notes can help you revise concepts in the long run. This also helps consolidate knowledge, allowing you to learn and retain course content more effectively.

4. Switch on and off Ensure to balance your academics, social life and mental health in order to avoid burning out too quickly. Taking short breaks during study sessions can help you stay motivated and energized for longer periods of time. Go for a walk, play a game, talk to your friends or even just switch to a different subject. All of these activities can help you to relax and rekindle the motivation to study.

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Accounting The analysis and recording of financial transactions through financial reporting and statements to effectively manage business resources and to assist users to make informed economic decisions.

Public Accountant Management Accountant Government Accountant Auditor

Finance The study of financial and capital markets. It is concerned with decision making within those markets, and how values or prices of financial assets are determined. Finance is also concerned with investment decisions, valuing financial assets and corporate financing decisions.

Corporate Finance Investment Banking Financial Analyst

Business Economics A diverse discipline which analyses decision-making by individuals, businesses, governments and global organisations.

Economic Consultant Policy Advisors Market Research Analyst

Information Systems Shape the mechanisms that drive innovation through people and organisations by allowing them to become more productive, efficient and creative.

Business / Data Analyst Technology Consultant Product Manager

Business Analytics Produce and communicate actionable findings and insights from organisational data through descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics. Along with statistical modelling, programming and database management, this major has an emphasis on the ethical and legal issues of data governance.

Business Analyst Data Architect Quantitative Analytics Financial Modeller


Financial Technology (Fintech) Create, enhance and disrupt financial services, from peer-to-peer lending and robo-advice to decentralised finance, such as Bitcoin. It is a field in finance where technology is utilised to expedite and enhance financial services.

Blockchain Developer Data Specialist Financial Analyst Cybersecurity

Human Resources Management Explore the business of people, by developing strategic thinking in employee engagement, employment relations, organisational change, staff learning and development, health and safety, organisational behaviour, and performance management.

Human Resource Manager

Taxation Dive into the intricate system of legislation and policy that requires highly shrewd business professionals to navigate its complexity.

Corporate Finance Taxation Officer

International Business Learn to skilfully manoeuvre through the complex world of highly competitive international markets. Master the art of managing multinationals as you craft strategies that consider the economic, social, legal, political and cultural contexts of global business.

Marketing Manager Management Analyst Business Analytics Manager

Marketing Identify and understand the needs and wants of consumers; determine which sections of a market the business will target; create differentiation and competitive advantage for a company.

Product Management Market Research Analyst PR Representative


People Human Resource Management (HRM)

Regulation Taxation




Information Systems Accounting International Business Business Analytics Finance Marketing Fintech Business Economics Written By Grace Ye



Term 1 2021

Term 2 2021

Term 3 2021

O-Week 8 Feb - 12 Feb Registration Opens 5 Apr Registration Opens 19 Jul


Term 2

Term 1


Term 3

Census Date 14 Mar (11:59PM) 15 Feb - 23 Apr Study Period 30 Apr - 13 May Teaching Period

24 Apr - 29 Apr


Break 14 May - 30 May

Census Date 27 Jun (11:59PM) 31 May - 6 Aug Study Period 13 Aug - 26 Aug Teaching Period

7 Aug - 12 Aug

Census Date 10 Oct (11:59PM) 13 Sep - 19 Nov Teaching Period


Study Period 20 Nov - 25 Nov


27 Aug - 12 Sep

26 Nov - 9 Dec Exams

What are Trimesters? UNSW3+ Academic Trimesters creates better flexibility in students’ organisation of their degree plans, allowing them to study up to 9 subject courses per year. This gives students the choice to accelerate their studies and complete their degree sooner. Of course, this is not necessary and students are permitted to follow a standard academic plan of studying 8 courses per year. The trimester system enables students to participate in internships, exchange opportunities and work without extending degree time. Progression is thus more flexible to cater to each individual student.


GETTING THE MOST OUT OF TRIMESTERS Study Load In order to maintain status as a full-time student for the whole year with Centrelink, Youth Allowance and Opal Concession services, you must study at least 18 UOC over T1, T2 and T3 AND ensure that you are completing at least ONE course per term. You also have the option to hold status as a full-time student in specific terms by studying at least two courses. Managing Studies Generally courses are 10 weeks in length meaning there is a decent workload allocated for each term. Make sure to consistently watch lectures and attend tutorials in order to keep up with the workload! It would also be a good idea to assess the difficulty levels of courses and distribute subjects throughout the year accordingly. Creating a course progression plan is recommended in order to plan for the future and manage your studies. Please note that some courses are only offered in specific terms while others require prerequisites. Exchange Since the UNSW3+ system runs alongside academic calendars in the northern hemisphere, exchange tends to be an easier process, allowing students to transfer courses and be on track with their domestic program upon return. Despite the current impact of COVID-19, positive trends around the world have indicated an increased possibility of international studies. Societies, Sports and Work Trimesters offer students the flexibility of incorporating more extra-curricular activities into their timetables, and so you should definitely engage in the wider UNSW community. Whether you decide to join subcommittees for societies, play sports with Arc or seek out internships and part-time jobs, make the most of university life by taking advantage of this flexible academic calendar.

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All Minds Wanted. For us, finance is much more than spreadsheets and statistics. Across our businesses and around the world, we’re looking for students from all majors to join our diverse and inclusive teams and play an important role in our global economy. With more than 100 years of history in Australia and New Zealand, we are committed to creating new and unexpected solutions for our clients while leaving a positive impact on our communities. Here, you’ll have opportunities to innovate and learn through our strong commitment to technology to deliver smarter products and services to our clients. Discover your potential and join our team today at J.P. Morgan.

Š2019 JPMorgan Chase & Co. All rights reserved. J.P. Morgan is an equal opportunities employer.

brighter futures


This five-year double degree develops the legal skills required to navigate the heavily regulated business world. Ensure you attain class participation marks by completing your readings! Don’t feel shy or nervous to participate as I can reassure you that many other students are feeling the same way. It’s a substantive component that will continue to appear for the rest of your degree in both your law and commerce subjects! Written By Danielle Liu


This four year program allows you to develop and enhance your knowledge in one commerce major as well as a variety of skills essential for thriving in a tech-driven future. In addition to this, the core subjects you study allow you to come out of uni as a well rounded individual as you dabble in database management, programming languages and mobile app development which give you the confidence to pursue a variety of careers down the track. Written By Billy Harte



By Helen Zhang

Written By Rui Zhang

This four-year degree allows you to pick one major from Commerce, in addition to PR & Advertising as part of the Media component. Students explore aspects of the media and communications industry by intertwining practical elements with the theory covered in courses. By studying marketing for the commerce major, my creativity is challenged as I develop innovative ways to approach problems within our society.


This four-year degree focuses on developing your mathematical skills intensively to analyse and solve a variety of business problems, hence bringing a set of very versatile skills. Many of the courses are very content heavy so ensure that you keep up to date with the theory. As the content is challenging, ask a lot of questions and utilise all the help that you can get from tutors, lecturers and friends to gain the most out of this enriching degree.

This four-year degree can be quite time consuming for people who have never touched programming. I recommend starting on the lab exercises early before your tutorials and taking a break from the screen to clear your mind you’re stuck on a problem. Attending help sessions online or in-person can also be beneficial. Written By Christopher Luong


LIFE OUTSIDE OF UNI Maximising University Experience


Creating a Work-Life Balance


Exchange Opportunities




Best Food & Drink on Campus


Case Competitions


Philanthropy Plug




Advice for International Students


Sports at University


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MAXIMISING UNI EXPERIENCE The main takeaways from the university experience are the endless opportunities and meaningful friendships created from getting yourself involved in what UNSW has to offer. Maximising your university experience is up to you and remember that you get as much as you put in it. So get out there and sign yourself up!


UNSW has over 300 clubs from faculty to hobby and sport clubs - there is a club for everyone. Joining a club and attending their events is a great way to develop yourself and bond with people who have similar interests as you. Often it is free to sign up! There are also opportunities to join a subcommittee for certain societies if you are interested in being part of the process to host social, educational or events to gain experience.


Want to give back to the community and make new friends? Look no further, there are over 20 programs to discover at UNSW to maximise your university experience. There are many benefits reaped from volunteering as you get to make new friends, learn new skills and create a positive impact for the wider community. Hop onto the Arc website and find what program interests you the most.


UNSW offers many competitive sport clubs ranging from cricket to ultimate frisbee to underwater rugby. Even if you have never tried out any of these sports before and just want to have a go, there are also social sport clubs you can join. Joining these clubs will also help you meet new friends and be active!

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MAINTAINING A WORK-LIFE BALANCE The elusive ideal of a healthy work-life balance is universally challenging, but nevertheless important when juggling study, work and social life during university. Striking that sweet spot can help you get the most out of your first year journey - the good grades without sacrificing money, friends or family. A simple google search on how to keep a work-life balance will flood you with information, so keep it simple by having these three key points in mind.

Be proactive!

The frustrating clash between various commitments is inevitable for all students. To mitigate the chance of this happening, be proactive and plan ahead. Time block your weekly schedule so you can map out your compulsory activities, designated study time and, most importantly, downtime. You’ll be able to enjoy all your commitments to a greater extent without the anxiety of impending tasks, such as essays or homework.

Working too hard?

If you’re glued to the textbooks and trapped in the never-ending cycle of lectures, look no further than university life. Don’t hesitate to throw yourself out there and engage in the many opportunities available to you, ranging from societies, social sport and networking events. All you need is an open mindset and a willingness to experience new environments to reap the benefits. You’ll make friends, discover new interests and much more.

Cultivate relationships

Let’s be honest, work can be dull sometimes. Make it more enjoyable by co-ordinating classes with friends and forming study groups. This helps combine the social with studying - two birds with one stone! Friends can help hold you accountable so you don’t miss deadlines, but also provided crucial support during stressful study periods. The UNSW Business School is a great study environment to begin with – you’ll find yourself grinding for those HD’s while having many laughs along the way.

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INTERNATIONAL AND EXCHANGE OPPORTUNITIES One of the most incredible opportunities that you can take advantage of at University is learning abroad/student exchange. In a nutshell, exchange is a way to earn academic credit whilst living, travelling and studying overseas. UNSW partners with over 300 Universities globally for you to pick from. Here are some things to consider:

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What do I want out of exchange?

Consider the top 3 things you want to gain out of exchange. This may include travel, campus life, academics or a complete cultural immersion.

How much do I want to spend on exchange?

It is extremely important to budget the maximum amount that you will want to spend on your Exchange experience. Whilst I believe that you can go to any place of your choosing, some locations are much more expensive to live in than others

How competitive is the uni?

Don’t let your WAM deter or influence the Universities you decide to apply for. To go on exchange, you need a 65 (Credit) WAM minimum. However, the actual competitiveness of the Universities that you can apply for simply depends on supply and demand.


Applying for Exchange can be very confusing at first. UNSW uses a system called Endeavour which you’ll be very familiar with after going through the Exchange application process. This website holds the step-by-step process on how to apply for Exchange: https://student.unsw.edu.au/exchange

Other International Opportunities

Global Business Practicum (COMM3020): Study and work overseas in a specified location and gain academic credit. Short courses: If going for such an extended period of time doesn’t appeal to you, many Universities abroad offer short month long Summer/Winter courses. Internships or volunteer: A great way to build your professional experience whilst gaining international exposure!


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HOW TO APPLY FOR SOCIETIES “Life is beautiful not because of the things we see or do, but rather the endless opportunities we gain from the people we will meet.� Stepping onto the bigger stage of university, getting to meet new people is an unriling experience of mixed emotions. Whether you are joining a society as a member of its community or a Subcommittee member, all societies are aimed towards ensuring inclusivity and diversity to engage students with formal practices and give a valuable experience with University life.

At UNSW there is a wide variety of societies which all cater towards your specific interests, from major-specific to cultural and gaming at the other end of the spectrum. Doing your research, such as looking through their Facebook page or asking representatives at their O-week stall is a great start to become involved.

Application stage

Make sure you have completed all questions required and in a logical manner. Ensure all your responses are moulded towards the questions and demonstrate your passion!

Interview stage

If you’ve made it to this stage, remember to be yourself and remain calm and composed. Having prepared questions and answers will help you answer questions targeted towards specific portfolios with their events and goals.

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BEST FOOD AND DRINK ON CAMPUS FOOD Stellini’s Pasta Bar (Lower Campus) If you’re craving some pasta, Stellini’s is the place to go! With so many options on the menu, and the option to customise your type of pasta, you’re bound to find a combination to satisfy your stomach. Our favourite orders are Carbonara with Spaghetti (add chilli flakes!) and Amatriciana Spaghetti with Pink Sauce. Situated at Lower Campus at the UNSW Villages.

Q-Lounge (Middle Campus) It’s lunchtime and you’re looking for a bang for your buck. Head on down to the Q-Lounge at the Quad Food Court! Pick up the popular $10 combo with one protein - options include Chicken Schnitzel, Peri Peri Chicken and Pulled Pork, and your choice of side - we recommend the fries or mash. Generous portions and delicious food sounds like a steal to me!

Roundhouse (Lower Campus) The Roundhouse, known colloquially as the Roundy, is the perfect place to grab a drink or some great bar food and unwind to relax after a long day of uni! They also have amazing daily specials, craft brews on tap and even live music in the beer garden to really help you kickback. A buzzing hotspot you need to check out.


DRINKS Penny Lane (Upper Campus) Situated up the windy staircase next to the UNSW Grad Store, Penny Lane is a hidden gem that is perfect for a coffee date or a pick me up before class. Come for their wide range of hot and iced drinks (I reccommend the iced dirty chai) and stay for the cozy atmosphere and complimentary cookies with your coffee! And it doesn’t stop there - the cafe’s extensive food and cocktail menu makes it an incredible location for breakfast, lunch, or post - uni drinks with friends.

Mamak Village (Lower Campus) If you’re like me and salivate at the thought of classic Malay dishes such as Chicken Laksa and Satay Skewers, Mamak Village at Lower Campus will be your new best friend. Come for a satisfying feed and stay for the great value - teh tarik, or Malaysian milk tea, sets you back only a few coins here and is my best kept secret on campus. And for all you gym junkies, try one of the protein smoothies on the menu or add your own to any smoothie blend for no extra charge!

10.14 Though not strictly ‘on campus’, this bubble tea joint deserves an honourable mention. Always stuck deciding between a classic pearl milk tea or a mango green tea? At 10.14, your prayers are answered with the best ‘buy one get one free’ deal around. Two drinks for just $7 means this is the perfect spot to bring a mate or a date! It’s located opposite the servo on Anzac Parade.

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CASE COMPS AND HOW TO ACE THEM Q: I’ve been hearing some things about case competitions, but what are they? Sooner or later, you will probably hear something about case competitions but a lot of people don’t really know what they are and that’s totally fine! Case competitions are events where teams strategise and pitch a solution to business problems. It sort of mimics what people really do in the workforce, particularly within the consulting industry. Usually, students get into teams of 3-4 and together, and within a week, they research relevant information for the given case brief, then come up with a solution presented as a slide deck. From then on, you may be selected for the next round, where you can present your strategy to various judges. This should give you a general idea, but the specific structure such as the number of rounds or submission format will vary depending on the competition.

Q: Okay, but that seems like a lot of work and time dedication, so why should you do them? Case competitions are a great way to bridge the gap between university and your future career by learning new things, developing your skills and bonding with others. Let’s delve into some of the major benefits of case competitions. Problem solving Case competitions are essentially about developing your problem solving skills. This is a major skill that a lot of employers look for, and it will also benefit you in various aspects of life and university. Bonding Since case competitions generally go on for an extended period of time, you will get to meet new people and understand how well you work in different team settings. It’s a great way to make friends with like-minded people. Development Case competitions touch on so many skills. You will learn how to research efficiently, create beautiful slide decks, write speeches and present to others. On top of this, there are some other things you can learn like financial modelling, creating mockups and developing your time management skills.


Q: I’m in! How do I get involved and how do I ace them? A lot of societies will be offering opportunities for you to participate in case competitions. If you’re interested, you’ll just need to find a few other people to make a team, or sometimes they let you sign up individually so that you can meet completely new people! Take these opportunities! BSOC will also be holding multiple case competitions throughout the year so keep a look out for those. This leads us on to my first tip on how you can ace case competitions. Practise! There are so many people who are good at them now but, but have come a long way since their first comp! Don’t be too bummed out if you aren’t able to make it to the next round on your first try. You’ll be unfamiliar with the whole thing at first but over time, you’ll gain a greater understanding of what a good strategy might look like. Also, when you write an essay, you can’t possibly include every aspect of the book that you’re writing about. The same thing applies to case competitions. The case brief will give you a lot of room to explore, but you’re going to need to hone in on one problem area. Keep your idea simple, focusing on how the business can implement this idea, as well as how impactful your idea will be.

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PHILANTHROPY PLUG BSOC Philanthropy aims to reflect the views of our student body by addressing social issues prevalent within our modern society. Through the support of local charitable causes, we aspire to spread kindness and generosity to promote better welfare for the wider community. Amongst the plight of COVID-19, we believe that a sense of altruism is necessary to ensure that the UNSW community is intrinsically united and solidified within the face of uncertainty and adversity. Thus, we aim to cater a hybrid-nature for our events, capitalising on in-person and online platforms to inscribe inclusivity for all local and international students alike. OUR HISTORY: Philanthropy, being formally introduced in 2017 is a relatively new portfolio within the Business Society. The vision for its implementation focused on the provision of greater opportunity for students to be engaged, empowered and inspired through Philanthropic means. As 2021 marks the five year anniversary of Philanthropy’s implementation, this vision remains inherent in our motives and operations. Through adaptability and reform, we aspire to retain the success of Philanthropy as a tangible portfolio within the BSoc community regardless of circumstance. THIS YEAR’S VISION: To ensure that Philanthropy retains its positive impact and upholds the integral values of our society, the implementation of ‘trimester themes’will commence for Philanthropic events. We invite you to participate and raise awareness for physical health and socio-economic wellbeing over the duration of a trimester, which have been recognised by our students. Moreover, these social issues will be highlighted through our annual flagship events: ’Red Cross Blood Drive’, ‘World’s Greatest Shave’ (T1), ‘OzHarvest Clothes Drive’ and ‘Live Below the Line’ (T2). HOW CAN YOU PARTICIPATE? BSoc Philanthropy aspires to promote inclusivity and diversity to reflect the dynamic nature of our contemporary society. Thus, we encourage you to have an active voice in our operations, and contribute either behind the scenes or through our organised events. To do so, we strongly recommend joining us as a subcommittee member or as an attendee at our events!

Hope to see you soon, Johnnie Pham and Helen Zhang Philanthropy Directors 2021


WHY BSOC? Along with tailoring our events to support Business School students’ growth and experience during their university lives, at the heart of BSOC is its diligent focus on supporting student development both socially, professionally and academically. The best and most effective way to achieve this is by applying for a subcommittee position in one of our 12 portfolios. By applying, you have a chance to organise and host BSOC’s many flagship events for example the BSOC Ball (Social Portfolio) and BSOC’s Sponsor Meet & Greets to provide socialising and networking platforms for students - or potentially create digital media and facilitate internal bonding if you’re more interested in running the backend operations and internal processes of our society. So why BSOC? What makes BSOC so unique is that we are able to deliver highly-engaging opportunities from a plethora of various streams that provide maximal value to the students. These cover events from Philanthropy related (Live Below the Line, City2Surf) to Sports related (Oztag Tournament, Basketball Tournament) to Careers related (Careers Fair, Google Outreach), ensuring everyone’s cup of tea is satisfied. Furthermore, BSOC’s ability to provide its subcommittee students with a second family away from home is truly unparalleled, and is only made possible by how accepting of a society we are, welcoming students with open arms.

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ADVICE for INTERNATIONAL STUDENTs Studying abroad in an environment and culture you are unfamiliar with is thrilling, but also a bit daunting. Learning to become independent, adapting to certain cultures and finding new friends can be a challenging task. As Muhammad Ali has said, “Don’t count the days, but make the days count”! With that said, here are some tips which can help you make your experience worthwhile! What is Australian culture and life like? Australia is known for its multicultural and diverse environment, there is always someone within your environment which will match your personality. As being diverse we are approachable and open towards helping anyone if they are ever in need, you just need to ask! If you have any queries or need advice, the International Student Experience Unit (ISEU) located in John Goodsell building is always available for you to contact or just have a chat about how you can maximise your experiences or help you on your studies abroad! How do I stay involved for in university? UNSW is well known for their huge society environment, with over 300+ societies and clubs which cover faculty clubs such as the Business Society to special interests clubs such as K-Pop. To get engaged all you need to do is talk to representatives in their O-week stall, or follow and like their facebook page. A great way to get involved is joining BSOC’s Orietation camp at the beginning of the year to really get out of your comfort zone and make life-long friends! How can BSOC events and activities help you on your International experience? At UNSW, we value the wide range of cultures and diverse backgrounds each of us come from. As being the constituent society for UNSW Business School, a globalised environment where Business is evolving towards, means for greater inclusivity to understand one another.

Written By Jenson Tang


SPORTS AT UNI With sport playing an integral role in shaping our well-being, it is no surprise that there are plentiful amounts of opportunities available to students to participate in sports. Social sports are a great way for you to get yourself involved at university, allowing you to meet new friends in a more casual and laid-back environment. Many societies offer a diverse range of casual sports such as basketball, touch football, soccer, underwater rugby and quidditch that give students the opportunity to get active, whilst meeting friends in the process. The UNSW Business Society offers a multitude of social sport activities throughout the year that students of any skill level can attend. This is a great opportunity for you to get active, have fun, whilst also meeting new friends across the Business School. Events such as BSOC Oztag Tournament, Social Basketball and Social Netball are just a few activities that BSOC holds which serves as a way for students to stay active and have fun. Furthermore, collaborative events with other societies are a great way to compete in sports, whilst giving you the chance to meet other students who may be studying a similar degree to you. On the other hand, for students seeking a bit more competition, getting yourself involved in sporting events run by Arc Sports (e.g., regular season sports, Day of Play) or signing up for a representative team is the way to go. Students are able to trial for university representative teams to participate in sports at either a state or national level. Each year, universities from all over Australia compete at the annual University Games, where representative teams from each respective uni will travel interstate and compete head to head in a week long competition. Finally, sports related excursions, such as BSOC’s annual Ski Trip, are a fun alternative option for you to stay active whilst also spending quality time with your friends. It’s a great opportunity for you to meet new friends so stay hyped for it! Whether it be social sports for you to hang out with some mates or competitive sports to spark that little fire inside of you, UNSW offers a variety of activities to cater for all students at any skills. Get yourself out there and involved in sports at uni today!

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HOW TO GET INVOLVED WITH BSOC The UNSW Business Society is the largest student society on campus, as well as the Business School’s main affiliated student constituent society. It is an enriching society that first year students are strongly encouraged to get involved with in order to maximise their time here at UNSW. So how exactly can you get involved? Read below to find out more!

Society Events

For first year students, the easiest and most common way to get involved is to attend society events. Every year, the Business Society hosts over 60 + events including those from a social and professional context! Whether you are looking to make new friends, have some leisure time fun whilst keeping fit, or upskill yourself personally and professionally, Business Society has you covered! As a former first year student who’s been through this experience, I strongly recommend attending both the Business Society Orientation Camp as well as the Business Society Peer Mentoring Program! You’ll have an amazing head start in making friends, building relationships as well as seeking advice and settling into university life. However, the events that the Business Society holds range much more than that. Events such as sport competitions, professional workshops, social events, etc. will continue to occur throughout the year! Keep an eye on BSOC’s facebook page for new events!

Society Subcommittee

Another exciting way for first year students to get involved with BSOC is by applying for the subcommittee teams! Whilst every student studying a business related degree is member of the Business Society, applying for the subcommittee means that you’ll be a part of the team behind the curtains. As a former first year student and a former subcommittee member, I strongly recommend you to embrace this opportunity - you’ll be a part of a team consisting of fellow Business School students, led by 2 or 3 older directors to embark on a year of work and fun. Currently, the Business Society offers 10 different portfolios ranging from Social, Careers, HR, Publications and many more which you can apply for based on your proficiency, interests, and passion. Not only will you make life-long friends and build unbreakable relationships through countless night outs, road trips and social events, it is also an amazing opportunity to upskill yourself professionally as you complete society work. For more information regarding subcommittee recruitment, keep an eye out for BSOC’s Facebook page for upcoming information!


Written By Eric Su

CHLOE'S ANECDOTE Being lucky enough to be part of Philanthropy in 2020, it is crazy to see how much I was able to grow and develop both professionally and personally through the help of BSOC in a single year. Like they say, "Change is never comfortable," but taking that first step and signing up for BSOC, is what laid out the plethora of opportunities to both nurture life-long familial relationships, and facilitate my personal growth. In 2020, the Philanthropy portfolio held new events such as, ‘Philin’ Streamy,' an online streaming event with the primary focus of spotlighting charities, and brought back well-known, flagship events including, 'Live Below the Line'. Together, we were able to raise over $4500 for ‘Live Below the Line’ alone, however, being able to raise awareness and educate others about critical global issues is honestly more valuable than the figure of donations. As repetitive as it sounds, you really do miss every shot you don’t take, so we highly encourage you to apply for a subcommittee role or stay connected even if you are somewhat unsure. The memories you make, skills you develop, and relationships that you can form by being involved, genuinely stick with you for a life-time and we can confidently say, there was not a single second in 2020 in which we even slightly regretted applying for BSOC.

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Professional Development University offers you an amazing time not only to develop yourself personally, but also professionally. Throughout your journey in university, you will discover your interest, grow your networks and often land your first career-related job and experience. You may feel extremely overwhelmed by the idea that every other university student is probably thinking the same thing, which makes job hunting a very competitive process. So here are some helpful tips to help you get started! LinkedIn - LinkedIn is a professional social media platform where people are able to showcase their achievements as well as their experience. Recruiters often look on LinkedIn to cross-reference your profile with the information on your CV. Thus having your LinkedIn updated is essential! - Linkedin is an extremely useful avenue for expanding your professional network so make sure you utilize this to present the most professional version of yourself. (TIP: if you don’t want people to know you’re viewing their profile, make sure you change the setting of your own profile to private mode) Networking - The main essence of networking is to make yourself known to the firm representatives by showcasing your interest in their industry and expertise. - Realistically, successful networking would be the ability to exchange contact details with the representative, followed by reaching out over email or LinkedIn for a referral if a position opens up at their respective firm. - Besides traditional methods such as coffee meetups/chats and university career events, networking does not have to be a one-off occurrence: establishing good relationships with your current peers and colleagues can also allow for future opportunities down the track. Persistence - The saying goes “you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take” and this is especially true for all jobs and opportunities. University can offer many opportunities that are beneficial for your future regardless of whether it is career-related or not, so never be afraid to try for anything as you could never know where this opportunity could lead you! - Even if you do not land the first thing you apply for, never give up as you learn from every experience you get, even if it's a failed interview - you can improve yourself for next time! - Landing your first career-related job with no prior experience is always a huge task, but once you get your foot in the door it only gets easier. (TIP: make sure you always apply for job openings as early as possible since most firms review applications on a rolling basis!)

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Career Accelerator Get Career Ready in 2021 Accelerate your career from Day 1 with UNSW Business School’s Career Accelerator Career Accelerator is a suite of opportunities open exclusively to all UNSW Business School students: undergrad, postgrad, domestic and international. These cover four main areas: Internships, Networking, Mentoring and Global opportunities. Our Career Accelerator team works entirely for the UNSW Business School student body, providing our students with a diverse range of career-related opportunities to ensure they’re not only career-ready, but the best graduates in the market. Getting Started from Day 1 Step 1: Unlock your Career Accelerator opportunities Complete your Career Accelerator: Essentials modules. This takes under 30 minutes and is completely free. These short modules on communication, teamwork, planning and self-management provide essential skills for your future workplace experiences. Bonus: you get a LinkedIn badge to show it off! Step 2: See what’s on offer and get planning As a first year, you won’t have the minimum UoC to jump right into a for-credit internship or Global Business Practicum. But that doesn’t mean you can’t start scoping out what’s on offer and planning now. Use the UNSW Term Planner and reference Progression Plans to see how you can map out your second year. If you need some help, get in touch with UNSW Business School Student Services for guidance. In the meantime, get stuck into all of the Networking, Mentoring and Business Experience programs you are eligible to engage in. This will provide you a wealth of diverse experience that will help inform the decisions you make in second year, including what type of internship and industry you want to work in. Step 3: Keep watch! Look out for our Career Accelerator emails, which will keep you posted on what events, programs and opportunities are on offer across the year. Step 4: Connect with your community Career Accelerator works closely with a big bunch of societies, who are formally affiliated with the UNSW Business School. You’re in good company with the Business Society, who are an official partner with the faculty, and work very closely with us throughout the year. Engaging in Clubs & Societies opens you up to new opportunities, new networks and new experiences – all of which add to your personal and professional development at uni.


Networking Industry Insights lunchtime workshops are delivered by industry professionals right here on campus. This intimate, interactive workshop gives students to opportunity to learn about various sectors and trends, with the added benefit of networking with the speaker and like-minded peers over a light lunch. We also co-host with a UNSW Business School affiliated Society, keeping that community love alive! Business Connect is your first-step in building your professional network. Held on-site at one of our industry partner’s offices (such as Westpac, CommBank or EY), you will have the opportunity to practice your networking skills, connect with industry professionals and develop your communication and relationship building skills. This is an exclusive event offered once per term with limited spots available. Mentoring Mentor Connect is an online mentoring program which allows you to have one-off career conversations with a fellow peer – an AGSM MBA (postgraduate) student. Our AGSM students are great mentors as they understand what’s you’re currently going through with your studies but also have years of industry experience to help provide sound career advice Business Experience programs Our Business Experience programs are open to all students from day one. This includes: Global Trade Accelerator, Future Radar, Dealbook and Shared Value. These programs run all through the year, including Term breaks, and offer 2-week experiences and 25 hours of business experience, with flexible delivery to work online and face-to-face. Not only do they provide authentic projects with industry, they’re also a great way to engage in teamwork, as they’re open to all students across undergrad and postgrad. We also provide access to Inside Sherpa’s virtual internship programs, where you can do company-branded virtual internships to get a feel for day-to-day tasks and experiences in roles within that industry. Best part? There’s no limit to how many you can do!


Internships From mid-degree, you can enrol in for-credit work placements, consultancy projects and social entrepreneurship practicums. Industry Experience Program (COMM2222): Gain experience and credit towards your degree by completing an internship. On your placement, you will be based within a company gaining real-world experience combined with formal learning. You can apply for a university-sourced placement or bring your own! Industry Consulting Project (COMM2233): Work in a diverse, cross disciplinary team on a real business problem for a major industry partner. You will undertake a combination of company visits, lectures at UNSW Sydney and industry mentoring to allow you to put your theory and knowledge into practice to solve a real issue. Social Entrepreneurship Practicum (COMM3030): This intensive for-credit course and is open to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. These local and global practicums enable students to put their business skills and knowledge to use on a real social entrepreneurship project. UNSW shines in this space, having won top spots in 2018 and 2019. Global Business Practicum (COMM3020): The Global Business Practicum is an extensive and experiential for-credit short-course. Each year, the practicum is offered in Bangkok, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Israel, Bangalore and Shanghai. You’ll have the unique opportunity to gain international understanding, exposure and workplace skills by studying and working in overseas. Mentoring Career Mentoring Program: The Career Mentoring Program is open to UG and PG domestic and international students and is a structured 10-week formal mentoring relationship. You will be partnered with an experienced industry professional and Alumni. You will have the opportunity to gain wisdom and advice from your mentor to support your career development. Questions? careeraccelerator@unsw.edu.au


Interview Tips The start of your university life will also mean a step into a world of part-time jobs, applying for societies, or maybe further down the road, for internships!

Inside the Interview 1. Be sure to bring plenty of energy into the room! Also make sure that you are smiling throughout.

A huge component of being able to enjoy these great opportunities is acing the interview stage, a component that may seem daunting to many. However, with sufficient practice and a renewed perspective, they will become easier and easier and maybe, even more enjoyable.

2. Make a mental note to remember their names. Might seem like a no-brainer, but they can disappear in a heartbeat especially if you’re feeling nervous.

Preparing For Your Interview 1. Get familiar with the STAR method! There is plenty of information available online on this method, so be sure to do your own research. 2. Prepare stories and anecdotes that you can incorporate into your answers. Make sure that these stories are short, engaging and relevant. 3. Make sure you have plenty of research about the organisation you are applying for! What are their values? What interesting projects have they conducted recently? This is helpful as: - Interviewers can very easily ask you to talk about one of their organisations’ values. - It allows you to cater your questions to the interviewers, and make it more relevant and informed. (More on this in the last section!) - Allows you to identify which areas of your personality or skill sets they are looking for, and in turn, focus on them to emphasise why they should pick you!

3. Engage in small talk where you can, and show personality that goes beyond the answers you’ve prepared. Name dropping some of your interests is a good way to gauge whether it catches your interviewers’ interest. Remember that interviews are conversations, not monologues. 4. Be sure to wrap it up with an interesting and thoughtful question that you would not be able to find the answer to by simply going on their website or Facebook Page! This comes with conducting ample research, as mentioned before. After the Interview This is a step that many people neglect, especially after a successful interview. Take time to reflect on, and dive into what didn’t go so well, but also, what worked! It’s helpful to have somewhere to write this down, and continue to add onto it over the course of your interviewing journey. Good luck!

Written By Patrick Kwon


Careers Fair Picking a degree major, industry, and career path can be daunting when entering university. How do you decide what major you’ll pick? What role you see yourself in? As a First Year, the most helpful thing you can do is speak to as many graduates and employees as possible, and to gain as much experience as possible across all fields. The perfect place to get an understanding of what your future has to offer is at the UNSW Business Society (BSOC)’s Careers Fair! What is Careers Fair? Students are invited to attend the annual UNSW Business Society Careers Fair where they will have the opportunity to speak with representatives from sponsor companies such as EY, Chartered Accountants ANZ, Google as well as many others! All students, including first years are encouraged to attend Careers Fair as it is an amazing opportunity to find out more about different service lines and companies you might want to work for in the future. Hearing directly from company representatives and recruiters may be invaluable in helping you to build yourself up to be in the best position for an internship. Come with questions and a thirst for professional advice and knowledge and you will definitely get a lot out of this event. Of course, just a bonus for you, goodies will be up for grabs, such as free coffee, sandwiches, merchandise, and others! How do I get a step ahead? Get involved in university! Your First Year is your year to explore and experience university life, to learn what you enjoy and what you don’t. These are countless events that you can get involved with to learn about what industries and roles interest you. Events such as firm presentations and networking events will expose you to new opportunities and people. Interviewing workshops and case competitions will hone the skills that employers will look for; and, joining one of BSOC’s many subcommittees will connect you with like-minded peers who will help you to grow! Careers Fair will take place on the 23rd February. Keep your eyes peeled for more details!

Written By Lily Chen


WAYWARD THINKERS WANTED ATTENTION: dabblers, browsers and lateralists of every ilk. The wandering minds. And the riled up souls.

WE ARE WPP AUNZ, THE REGION’S LEADING CREATIVE TRANSFORMATION COMPANY AND WE WANT YOU! YOU! YEAH REALLY, YOU! We are experts in media and advertising, PR and technology. We are designers, brand champions, curators of the customer experience and data insight hunters. We weave our peerless local market knowledge into the best of communications, commerce, experience and technology, for our clients. If you’ve built a resume on an unrelenting burning desire to master the art of being a fascinating travel companion, or a chemistry champion - to that we say welcome! Join our creative force of the open, the optimistic and the extraordinary. Because we want you. Yeah really, you. wppaunz.com/Careers

TIPS TO HELP YOU STAY ON TOP OF YOUR GAME At WPP AUNZ we believe it’s important to thrive, not just survive! Here are a few tips from our Wellbeing Ambassadors to help you set up some great habits for your first year and beyond.


We are designed to move. Stand, walk, or get a training session in before class. Aim to be moving for half your day, it will help you think more clearly, feel better and give you the energy you need to get the most out of study and play! Troy Nicoll, Senior UX Designer, VMLY&R


Recognising how stress effects your mind, body and emotions enables you to take action early. During intensive study or exams, take the time to gain a healthier perspective through activities that work for you yoga, meditation, walking in nature, or exercise. Even 15 minutes a day will make a huge difference to your overall wellbeing. Remember, the only person who can truly look after you, is you. Carla Bradshaw, Group Client Director, MediaCom


A good daily routine is the foundation for being the best version of yourself. I get 7-8 hours sleep most nights, workout early in the morning, always stay hydrated by drinking lots of water and have a cheat day each weekend. Find a healthy routine that works for you, stick to it, you’ll be firing on all cylinders! Jennifer Gledhill, Group Account Director, Ogilvy Australia

Set up some great habits now and you’ll be ready to hit the ground running when you start your career. Being your best means taking good care of you!


Board of Directors Executive Body




BSOC BOARD 2021 Bryan Herijanto Co-President Degree: Comm/Infs Dislikes: Burgers that are taller than they are wide Hobbies: Burger Hunting Favourite Food: Steak, Medium Rare and anything with truffle Favourite Movie: Cool Runnings


Abie Lau Co-President Degree: Comm (Finance & Acct) Spirit Animal: Dragon Favourite Music Artist: DPR Live, DBSTF & keshi Favourite Food: Steak Secret Obsession: Formula One

Lachlan Siu Treasurer Degree: Comm/Comp Sci Hobbies: Tennis Favourite Music Artist: Lauv Favourite Food: Oranges Favourite Movie: The Prestige

Susanna Lau Vice President Activities Degree: Comm/Infs Hobbies: Cooking, Basketball Spirit Animal: Cat Favourite Music Artist: Keshi Favourite Food: Japanese BBQ

Judy Choi Vice President Internal Degree: Comm/Infs Likes: Getting driven or going for late night drives (when i’m X not the driver) X Dislikes: Driving X people around. X Hobbies: Volleyball and X Oztag X Talents: Falling asleep during discord calls

Naditha Jayanetti Vice President External Degree: Comm/Actl Likes: Exploring food places Dislikes: Being bored at work Hobbies: Playing games and sport Spirit Animal: Wolf

Varun Amin Vice President Operations Degree: Comm/Infs Favourite Movie: Dead Poets Society Dislikes: Slow Walkers Hobbies: Photography and Martial Arts Favourite Music Artist: Joji, Frank Ocean and YBN Cordae

Rui Zhang Careers Director Degree: Comm/Actl Likes: Travelling, reading, funny people Dislikes: Insects, sashimi, maccas Hobbies: History, Watching vlogs, Travelling Spirit Animal: Seal

Lily Chen Careers Director Degree: Comm/Comp Sci Likes: Ice cream, reading and movies Dislikes: Cheese Hobbies: Cross country Secret Obsession: Organising my planner

May Chen Partnerships Director Degree: InfoSys Likes: Going out with friends and eating Dislikes: Anything scary Hobbies: Eating Spirit Animal: Panda

Eric Su Partnerships Director Degree: Comm/Adv Math Likes: TV Shows, Movies, Sport Dislikes: Hot Weather Hobbies: Soccer Secret Obsession: Amazon Prime Shows

Verdi Diroy Competitions Director Degree: Comm/Econ Hobbies: Watching NBA and playing FIFA Favourite Music Artist: Travis Scott Favourite Food: Pad Thai Favourite Movie: Forrest Gump

Sarah Kim Competitions Director Degree: Comm/Comp Sci Likes: Finding new places to eat and explore Dislikes: Running out of battery Spirit Animal: Bulldog Talents: Losing things

Billy Harte Sponsorships Director Degree: Comm/InfoSys Likes: Gym, Netflix, Cricket, Gaming Dislikes: Heights, Spiders Hobbies: Gym, Soccer Favourite Music Artist: Illenium

Michelle Li Sponsorships Director Degree: Commerce (Intl) Likes: Food, travelling, my dogs Dislikes: Insects and bugs Hobbies: Snowboarding, bouldering Spirit Animal: Panda

Patrick Kwon Sports Director Degree: Commerce (Marketing) Likes: Oz Tag, The Sydney Roosters and sleeping in Dislikes: Cauliflower, baked beans and the rain Favourite Music Artist: Bazzi Secret Obsession: Collecting Soccer Boots


Amelia Chen: Sports Director Degree: Comm/Science Likes: Napping Dislikes: Durian Favourite Music Artist: Rhianna Favourite Food: Sushi

Grace Ye IT Director Degree: Comm/Comp Sci Talents: Can speak 3 languages Spirit Animal: Hedgehog Favourite Movie: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Secret Obsession: ASMR videos

Christopher Luong IT Director Degree: Comm/Comp Sci Hobbies: Calisthenics Spirit Animal: Quokka Favourite Music Artist: Post Malone Favourite Food: Sushi

Jenson Tang: Education Director Degree: Comm/InfoSys Hobbies: Swimming, gyming and eating Favourite Music Artist: Post Malone Favourite Food: Malatang Favourite Movie: The art of racing in the rain

Chloe Tran Education Director Degree: Commerce (Intl) Likes: RnB and Rap music Dislikes: People who chew loudly Favourite Movie: Interstellar Secret Obsession: Watching Tik Tok

Andy Lee HR Director Degree: Comm/Comp Sci Hobbies: Oztag, driving, eating Favourite Music Artist: Juice WRLD, Chris Brown, The Kid Laroi Favourite Movie: The Shawshank Redemption Secret Obsession: Binge watching Suits every holiday

Chloe Tam HR Director Degree: Economics Hobbies: Dancing, Going out with friends Spirit Animal: Chihuahua Favourite Music Artist: Post Malone, Keshi, Neyo Favourite Movie: Sushi, Chicken Nuggets

Helen Zhang Philanthropy Director Degree: Comm/Media Favourite Music Artist: Ruel Favourite Food: Takoyaki Favourite Movie: Interstellar Secret Obsession: Wrapping presents

Johnnie Pham Philanthropy Director Degree: Comm/Econ Hobbies: Basketball and making coffee Favourite Music Artist: The Weeknd Favourite Food: Charcoal chicken Favourite Movie: The Croods


Sienna Zou Social Director Degree: Comm/InfoSys Likes: Food, Sleep and Night Drives Spirit Animal: Chihuahua Favourite Music Artist: Keshi, Bazzi, Dean and Illenium Favourite Movie: Spirited Away

Danielle Liu Social Director Degree: Comm/Law Likes: Food, Netflix and going to the beach Dislikes: Coriander Hobbies: Taking film photos Spirit Animal: Dolphin

William Tu Social Director Degree: Comm/Actl Likes: Hanging out with friends and learning new skills. Hobbies: Soccer, basketball, futsal Spirit Animal: Monkey Secret Obsession: Listening to Pentatonix and watching Glee

Rui Yi Marketing Director Degree: Comm/InfoSys Likes: Free delivery on ubereats, H2O Talents: Sewing, fixing broken things Favourite Food: Noodles Secret Obsession: Casefile podcast

James Siu Marketing Director Degree: Comm/InfoSys Likes: Boba Dislikes: Spiders Hobbies: League of Legends, Basketball, F1 Favourite Music Artist: BTS

Aimie Phu Marketing Director Degree: Comm/InfoSys Likes: Eating, sleeping, napping, basketball, buying clothes Dislikes: People wearing shoes in the house Spirit Animal: Sloth Favourite Music Artist: Kehlani

Adrian Tan Publications Director Degree: Comm/Comp Sci Likes: Well designed things Hobbies: Photography Favourite Movie: The Grand Budapest Hotel Secret Obsession: Hiking / Bushwalking

Britney Gu Publications Director Degree: Comm/Adv Science Dislikes: Coriander Spirit Animal: Cat Talents: I can crack 18 joints in my hands Favourite Food: Udon

Shreya Abhyankar Publications Director Degree: Comm/InfoSys Likes: Corgis Dislikes: Slow walkers Spirit Animal: Quokka Favourite Movie: The Princess Diaries


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