UNSW Business Society 2019 Careers Guide

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We’d like to warmly welcome you all to a new year with the UNSW Business Society. Whether you’re a fresh-faced first year, or seasoned final year, we’re excited to have you with us, navigating through a sea of job applications and interviews, and into the dynamic world of business.

Throughout your own individual journeys to success, you’ll always have the support of the UNSW Business Society (BSOC). We exist to push you to achieve your best, to offer you more than a textbook or a lecture, and to urge you to explore new opportunities, even if they’re beyond your comfort zone.

You may have heard that the key to success is to work hard and be prepared. You may have also heard that the key to success is to have a clear goal in mind, or even simply to believe in yourself. We’re here to tell you that there is no one key to success. Sometimes hard work doesn’t pay off, but working smart and with a passion does. Sometimes, having no direction at all is better than having a goal, opening up new, and previously uncontemplated, avenues to explore. And finally, sometimes not believing in yourself leads to the greatest success of all, because you’re ultimately forced to step out of your comfort zone – and all success is first born out of fear.

Backed by the UNSW Business School, BSOC is here to empower you to take the driver seat of your own narrative. As a not-for-profit organisation run by students for students, we offer you the quintessential university experience – one that equips you with technical, social and professional skills, and provides opportunities for you to create magical moments from your orientation, progression and graduation. This Careers Guide is just one by-product of this goal. Created by our dedicated Publications and Careers portfolios, with insights from our top-tier sponsors, this year’s guide will navigate you through a range of business sectors, providing

you with tips and tricks along the way. Through this, we hope to connect you to the workplace, to make your journey just a little bit easier, and to help you ace that first, second and third interview. So this year we encourage you to dream. We encourage you to chase after those dreams and to keep an open mind, because you never know when opportunity may knock on your door. We challenge you to build new doors, even when opportunity doesn’t knock. Most of all, we urge you to persevere, because all roads are paved with speed bumps. Drive at your own speed, because success is different for everyone, and we don’t all follow the same timeline. Just remember, no matter where your journey leads you, the BSOC community will always be here to support you. We’re excited to see where you’ll go and who you’ll meet. We know that you’ll all find success, and we can’t wait to see where this new chapter takes you.


Many of today’s graduates are embarking on careers that did not exist ten years ago. When you graduate, I want you to confidently adapt to future careers by having taken advantage of opportunities that complemented your education. Today, you can begin building those opportunities with the UNSW Business Society, the largest society on campus. They created this valuable guide as a tool to cover every aspect of your career decisions, including the practical skills you need, from networking to finding the ideal internship. In addition to this guide you have the

support of so many other UNSW and Business School resources, including Career Accelerator. Make use of these and you’ll find opportunities for networking and career events to personal support from on-campus careers advisors and the invaluable experience that comes from developing your skills through our student clubs. UNSW Business School, one of the leading business schools in the AsiaPacific, has a vision for 2025 in which our students benefit greatly from a career-focused learning experience. This means you’ll have advantages such as mentoring and overseas work placements in addition to developing

the problem solving, technical and collaborative skills required in today’s increasingly complex, connected workplace. Many of the Business School’s 80,000+ alumni have achieved success in their diverse career paths – as entrepreneurs, business leaders or academics. One thing they have in common is the confidence to ask ‘why not’ when it comes to new ideas – and careers. And this guide is designed to encourage you to do just that. It’s never been a more exciting time to be in business, and I look forward to hearing about your success in the future.

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


When it comes to networking events, it is key to provide a good impression. By researching the firm, you may pick up on important information that will allow you to better engage in conversation. Networking is about both receiving and giving information. Listening to the people around you builds trust because it actively shows an interest in someone’s opinions and thoughts, allowing you to foster a valued relationship. A good listener actively pays attention to the conversation and responds appropriately with questions, maintaining good eye-contact and using body language and gestures to convey their attention. It’s always a good idea to follow up with individuals you meet at any event. You could send them an email or LinkedIn message telling them you enjoyed meeting them, and make reference to a topic you discussed or an interest you shared, if appropriate. Finally, remember to try and build a valued business relationship by speaking to everyone at the event, as communication is key!

Dress to Impress For any sort of event whether it be networking, job interviews or work always be mindful of the image you project through body language as well as the impact a sharp suit, shirt or blouse has. Most importantly you need to be comfortable in the attire you wear! Fidgeting with your outfit and accessories is unprofessional and shows you are uncomfortable in the situation.

For men

For women

Remember, first impressions are often the lasting impression others have of you!

Business Casual

Business Formal

• Business separates, rather than a full suit. A skirt worn with a cardigan or jacket for example. • Coloured shirts and blouses, rather than collared button-downs. Choose solid neutral colour or muted patterns like stripes or checks avoiding low-cut shirts, plunging shirts or bright patterns. • Shoes may be comfortable flats, loafers as well as pumps but should remain closed-toe. Aim for neutral colours such as black, brown, navy and grey.

• A well-cut pantsuit or skirt suit in a conservative colour such as black, navy or brown. • White button-ups with a collar or conservative blouse. • Closed-toe heels in a neutral colour such as taupe, black, grey or brown. • Neat and simple hair, makeup and jewellery. Depending on event and company, body piercings and tattoos should be removed or covered. • Skirts never more than two finger-widths above the knees.

• Wear collared button-ups in white, blue, or pink. Conservative patterns like checkers or stripes are acceptable, with or without a tie. • Ties should be solid, neutral colours like black, navy or grey or have a simple pattern. • Pullovers and sweaters worn over shirts should be solid, striped or another conservative pattern and V-necked. Aim for colours that contrast with the shirt worn underneath. • Shoes can be oxfords, loafers, or any other comfortable dress shoes in brown or black. Formal boots are also acceptable however avoid sneakers.

• A tailored suit in a solid, neutral colour such as black, grey or navy. • Ties and other accessories should be both modest in colour and style – solid colours or striped patterns in muted or neutral tones. No novelty ties such as poka dots or colour changing. • White, collared button-up shirts or Blue, collared button-up shirts that complement suit choice. • Appropriate accessories such as black belt, watch or cufflinks can also be valuable additions.


An effective CV is one that is relevant and specific to the job. When preparing your CV, make sure you research and understand the position and showcase your achievements.


TO P T I PS : • • •

Be succinct - use no more than 2 A4 pages Use assertive and positive language Ask someone else to read over your CV

Heading Experience Careers History

Personal Profile Achievements

Personal Details Education and Qualifications

A strong cover letter is an employer’s segue into understanding your suitability for a role as well as your cultural fit. CO M M O N P I T FA L LS : Your cover letter should display: • Your motivation to work for • Spelling and grammatical errors the particular firm and division • Imbalance between claiming • Your capability for the role responsibility and identifying shown through your skills and achievements experience • Excessive personal information • Your cultural fit for the (such as race, religion, marital organisation through an status and nationality) understanding of its values • Convoluted formatting

P E R SO N A L I T Y T E STS Personality tests are designed to assess how you operate and are becoming an increasingly prevalent part of the hiring process. They are designed to measure your behavioural style, opinions and motivators. If you wish to get some practice or get an idea of what the tests are like, hop onto https://www. shldirect.com/en/practice-tests UNSW Library has books that contain practice psychometric tests. UNSW Careers and Employment also holds regular psychometric testing workshops.



measures your ability to interpret, analyse and draw logical conclusions from numerical information in graphs and tables


measures your ability to draw logical conclusions based on statements or arguments and to identify the relevant strengths and weaknesses of those arguments


measures your ability to use the English language, understand verbal information and convey information to others in a clear and logical manner

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

Video interviews are becoming more and more common. Usually completed at a time and date of your own choosing, using a webcam or a device with a front-facing camera and microphone.

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

Top Tips • Take notes with a pen and paper, • Prepare a quiet place where you can take a call, • If you are called at an inconvenient time, ask if you can talk at another time and suggest alternatives.

Situational questions are used to demonstrate how you would handle a hypothetical situation.

Interviewers will have a list of skills which they will ask you to demonstrate by presenting a situation in which you behaved in a specific way. The best approach is to prepare beforehand by using the STAR technique to write out a list of skills you think the employer would need. For example, in a customer service role, employers look for teamwork and communication skills, so think about situations in which you demonstrated these skills.

TIPS: • Think about the question carefully before responding - don’t be afraid to ask the interviewer to repeat the question or ask for time to think. • Break down the situation in your head and apply a step by step logical process for your solution. • Practice, practice, practice - it is difficult to guess the situational questions that will be asked so the best approach is to practice responding under pressure to a broad range of questions.

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

Competency interviews are used to evaluate a candidate’s key competencies, especially where it is difficult to select based on technical merit. Questions may delve into a particular skill or competency or knowledge of the firm and the industry as opposed to questions about industry experience.

An interview run by a partner of the respective firm. Generally these interviews are used to assess a candidate’s personality fit for a firm.


Business School Specific Programs and Courses

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


• Careers Mentoring Program is a 10-week opportunity open to all UNSW Business School Students in the penultimate or final year of their undergraduate degree. Students are paired with an experienced business professional for face-to-face career mentoring and coaching. • Alumni Leaders Mentoring is a face-to-face mentoring program offered to BCom (international) Students to help prepare for International Exchange. • UNSW Business School also offers a range of Internships and Global Programs that allow students to gain work experience as well as immersion into a city of your choice.

Careers and Employment Events and Services • Career appointments offer students the opportunity to meet one-onone with a careers consultant to discuss their career development. • Seminars on topics such as ‘Ace the Interview’, ‘Writing a Successful Resume and Cover Letter’, ‘Navigating LinkedIn for Career Success’ and ‘Applying for Graduate and Internship Programs Online’ are offered weekly through the UNSW Careers and Employment but also through societies and Business School run events. • UNSW Careers online is an excellent tool to find internships, graduate roles and part-time vacationer postings throughout the year.

As of 2019, UNSW has transitioned to a new academic calendar known as UNSW3+ UNSW3+ means 3 x 10 teaching week terms with an optional 5 week intensive summer term. There will be roughly 2 weeks break between each “Trimester” and students will be given the option to take up to 3 courses per a term. To enrol for courses, students choose all courses at the beginning of the year with class time slots open at the start of each trimester. Theses changes means several things for you as a student. You can now graduate faster as it is easier to complete more courses a year; 9 courses

when taking 3 a trimester as opposed to 8 when taking 4 a semester. At the same time the greater flexibility provided by trimesters means more flexibility in your choices when deciding when to take time off for internships, work, volunteering and exchange opportunities. This means you can now better determine how you want to undertake your education. Term dates for UNSW3+ have been finalised for 2019 and 2020.

Things to make a note of! • Make sure you plan carefully what courses you want to do for the upcoming year. • Ensure that the courses you want to do are offered in that specific term. • Make sure you read your course handbook to ensure enrolment into the correct classes.

• Full time students are now considered based on trimesters! The minimum requirement is 2 courses a term or a total of 12units of credit per a term (one course being 6 units of credit generally). • To check if you make the full timer status refer to UNSW’s online system here: https://student.unsw.edu.au/new-calendarload







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BE A PART OF EVERYTHING Join us as a Herbert Smith Freehills Vacation Clerk and you’ll do more than just experience life at a leading law firm, you’ll be a part of everything we have to offer.

Everything about us

With 27 offices around the world, we can show you exactly what a world class law firm has to offer, giving you the chance to work as part of an international team, on high-profile matters, for some of the most significant organisations in the market. Our focus is on the future: the future needs of existing and new clients, the future of the legal profession and investing in our future lawyers. That’s why we aim to attract the best talent from a broad range of backgrounds, ensuring we are optimising our position as a progressive, forward thinking professional services business. At Herbert Smith Freehills, you’ll be given the opportunity to develop the skills you need to help solve our clients’ most complex challenges in thoughtful and innovative ways.

What we look for

We recruit people with the desire and ability to be exceptional, commercial lawyers. This means that we look for more than just a great academic record and strong technical aptitude. We seek people who are curious, empathetic and understand the importance of building relationships with clients and colleagues. We also look for an international mind-set and a desire to work within our global network, not just one office. Complex cross-border deals. A market-leading Disputes division. Worldwide reach. If you’re ready to be a part of it all, we’re looking forward to hearing from you.

Clerkship program

There’s nothing more important than finding a role and an organisation that’s right for you and there’s no better way to really get to know our profession than gaining practical, hands-on experience. Our vacation clerkships will immerse you in our business, networks and the international world of law. We encourage students to participate in our vacation clerkship program and we fill the majority of our graduate positions through this program. As a vacation clerk, you will be given extensive training on all aspects of the firm, drafting and research skills. Current lawyers and partners will speak to you about what they do and the nature of work in each part of the firm. You’ll attend workshops and presentations that will give you an insight into the depth and breadth of our practice areas and international reach. You’ll be invited to a range of events giving you the opportunity to network with partners, associates and graduates, as well as with your fellow vacation clerks.

Joining us

We offer a range of summer and winter clerkships across our Australian offices. If you have queries about graduate or vacation clerk positions, please visit our website: careers.herbertsmithfreehills.com/au/grads/ vacation-clerkships or contact one of our graduate recruitment team.

Key dates and deadlines SYDNEY Approximate number of positions


Clerkship programs

Summer 2019/20

Applications for all 2019/20 programs open

11 June 2019

Applications for all 2019/20 programs close

14 July 2019

Offers made

18 September 2019

Please note: An application should only be submitted to the office where you intend to start your career as a graduate. Multiple applications will not be considered.

Our global practice groups • Alternative Legal Services (ALT) • Competition, Regulation and Trade • Corporate • Dispute Resolution • Employment, Industrial Relations and Safety • Finance • Projects and Infrastructure • Real Estate

Contacts James Keane Graduate Recruitment Consultant T +61 2 9322 4313 james.keane@hsf.com


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