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Networking Attire & Appearance Recruitment Careers and Opportunities Student Opportunities Career Accelerator 2020 Timeline Trimesters
Accounting Chartered Accountants CPA Shinewing Advertising and Public Relations WPP Consulting Accenture Bain & Co. Mercer Consumer Goods and Retail Nestle Procter & Gamble Professional Services BDO Ernst & Young Grant Thornton Herbert Smith Freehills Deloitte Technology Checkbox Google Quantium Finance and Investment Banking Citi AMP Flow Traders SIG Trading JP Morgan Westpac Group
We’d like to warmly welcome everyone to another year in UNSW Business. Whether you are a fresh-faced new student or a seasoned veteran returning to face another trimester, we are excited to be a part of your professional development at whatever stage you are at! Some people say that diamonds are crafted under pressure whilst others believe that careful planning results in success. But regardless, it is without a doubt that everyone begins to feel that building imminent pressure to secure that certain graduate role towards the completion of their degree. For us at least, this was (and is) the case. Especially in comparison to others, at times it seems like we are falling behind in the career race, or moving too fast and missing out on novel experiences unique to our 20s.
It certainly is confusing as to where or when to start this race; you may feel a little lost or completely overwhelmed. But that is why the UNSW Business Society (BSOC) exists - to help you deﬁne your journey and provide you with diﬀerent avenues and opportunities to achieve it, beyond merely textbooks or lectures.
it at your own pace. Created by our dedicated Careers and Publications portfolios, this years’ guide will unveil insights in a plethora of business sectors and provide tips and tricks along the way. Through this, we want to make your endeavour just that little bit easier and help you ace your ﬁrst, second or third interview.
Supported by the UNSW Business School, BSOC is here to empower you to form your own narrative. As a nonfor-proﬁt organisation run by students for students, we oﬀer you a quintessential university experience - one that develops your technical skills and provides you with opportunities to expand your networks from orientation, progression to graduation.
So this year, we have a challenge for you. To try something, not because everyone else is doing so, but because you want to. To shoot for the moon, not because if you fail you will still land amongst the stars, but that even if you land amongst the stars you are that much closer to achieving your goals. To drive at your own pace, because everyone deﬁnes success by diﬀerent measures.
This Careers Guide is just one by-product of this goal, and we encourage you to peruse
Make 2020 your year - let’s step forward together.
Many of today’s graduates are embarking on careers that did not exist ten years ago. When you graduate, I want you to be able to confidently adapt to future careers by taking advantage of all the opportunities that complement your education.
UNSW and Business School resources, including Career Accelerator. Make good use of these and you’ll find opportunities for networking and career events, as well as personal support from on-campus careers advisors and the invaluable experience that comes from developing your Today, you can begin building skills through our student clubs. those opportunities with the UNSW Business Society, the UNSW Business School, one of largest society on campus. They the leading business schools in created this valuable guide as a the Asia-Pacific, places a strong tool to assist you in your career emphasis on creating a careerdecisions, including how to build focused learning experience the practical skills you need, from for our students. This means networking to finding the ideal you’ll have opportunities such internship. as mentoring and overseas work placements, in addition to In addition to this guide you developing the problem solving, have the support of many other
technical and collaborative skills required in today’s ever changing and connected workplace. We are very proud of the Business School’s 80,000+ alumni who have achieved great 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 launch your career and path to success.
1 Network with Purpose!
Networking is an often complex matter, especially for those who are new to it or faced with a similar situation for the ﬁrst time. Questions such as ‘what should I say?’ or ‘what should I wear?’ will often pop into the mind’s of these individuals. That is why it is important to ‘network with purpose’ to get the best experience possible and all the answers you want. To start oﬀ, it is great to create small goals in areas you would like to work on. For example, if you want to increase your conﬁdence, meet a new friend or gain industry contacts. Moreover, think of a few topics or questions you would like to discuss before the networking event. The best questions are the ones that can not be answered by a simple “yes” or “no”, such as: “What role do you undertake at your company?” “What is it about working at your company that is different compared to others?” “How did you get involved in your field?”
For ﬁrst year students, having the ability to network with conﬁdence will open up a lot of doorways as there are so many great chances to discover the various career opportunities students may be interested in. It is also a perfect time for you to ﬁnd out more about the potential ﬁrms that they may be interested to work at. For penultimate or ﬁnal year students, networking events are a great time to foster new connections. It is important to get acquainted or ask questions about internship placements or graduate opportunities that certain ﬁrms may oﬀer.
2 Research and Be Informed
When it comes to networking events, it is crucial that you can maintain a good impression. By taking the time to research the ﬁrm, you may come across potential questions you would like clariﬁcation or even better, important information that will allow you to keep engaging conversations.
3 Actively Listen
Networking involves the process of both receiving and giving information. Listening attentively to the person you are talking to will allow you to establish rapport by showing interest in their delivery of advice. An eﬀective listener will implement both verbal and non-verbal cues, maintain good eye-contact and respond appropriately to the conversation to convey their engagement to the other person.
4 Follow Up New Contacts
Never be afraid to follow up with the individuals you meet at an event. You can pop up to them by sending an email or a friendly LinkedIn message telling them you enjoyed the conversation you shared, and make reference to some of the topics you discussed that were of interest, if appropriate. Finally, make sure you make the most out of the events you go to by building valuable relationships with both sponsors and attendees at the event you never know where those connections may lead!
Attire and Appearance Dress for Success Whether it be networking events, job interviews or corporate jobs, what you wear and how you act can play a major role in how others perceive you. Your dress code expresses a visual image to employers regarding your attitude to the company and professionalism in general - so don’t underestimate the power of a sharp suit or blouse! Body language is another subliminal way others assess your credibility, leadership and trustworthiness. Ensure you maintain eye contact, reduce nervous gestures and maintain a good posture.
Business casual incorporates a style of professionalism with a relaxed feel. For example, this may be worn for informal corporate events.
Business formal is the standard dress code expected in corporate firms as well as more formal networking events.
• 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 a solid neutral colour or muted patterns like stripes or checks, avoiding low-cut shirts, plunging shirts and 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 a 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 the event and company, body piercings and tattoos should be 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. 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 polka dots or colour changing. • White, collared button-up shirts or blue, collared button-up shirts that complement suit choice. • Appropriate accessories such as a black belt, watch or cufflinks can also be valuable additions.
It is crucial to have an effective CV that stands out and is specific to the job. When composing your CV, research the job you are applying for and what the role will involve so that you can showcase the qualities and achievements that matter.
TOP TIPS: A curriculum vitae (CV) is a short synopsis of your experience and skills.
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Personality tests are developed to assess your behavioural style, opinions and motivators. These tests are comprehensive and carefully engineered to reflect how you would react in different situations. If you wish to learn more about practice tests, 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.
Try to fit everything in 1-2 pages: it should be able to be easily skimmed by employers Utilise assertive and positive language Proofread your final CV or ask a friend to
SAMPLE CV STRUCTURE: 2 Personal Profile 1 Heading 3
Education and Qualifications
With a strong cover letter that is concise and easy to read, employers will be more inclined to consider your application. Your cover letter should highlight: • Your motivation to work for the particular firm and division • Your capability for the role shown through your skills and experience • How your values align with the company’s culture
COMMON PITFALLS • • •
Spelling and grammatical errors Excess of personal details provided (e.g. race, religion, marital status) Using language which focuses on your own capabilities, rather than being relevant to the firm’s interests
APTITUDE AND PSYCHOMETRIC TESTING
This measures your ability to interpret, analyse and draw logical conclusions from numerical information in graphs and tables.
This measures your ability to draw logical conclusions based on statements or arguments and to identify the relevant strengths and weaknesses of those arguments.
This measures your ability to convey understanding from verbal information given and explain this 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 increasingly more popular. These are often scheduled to suit your time and date and requires a webcam or device with a front-facing camera and microphone.
Potential questions include: • Why did you apply for this role and what sets you apart from other candidates? • What are your strengths that can be utilised in this role? • What are your weaknesses? • What is the most important thing you look for in a job/company?
Top Tips • Make sure you have a pen and paper by your side • Find a quiet place where you can take a business 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.
Partner Interview An interview run by a partner of the respective firm. Generally these interviews are used to assess a candidate’s personality fit for a firm.
Describe a specific event or situation that you were in. The who, what, where, when, etc.
Explain the task you had to complete, highlighting any specific challenges or constraints e.g. deadlines, issues or costs.
Describe the specific actions you took. This should highlight desirable traits the interviewer is looking for.
Close with the result of your efforts. Include figures to quantify your results if possible.
Careers and Opportunities
UNSW Careers and Employment provides 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. Visit www.careers. unsw.edu.au for more information
Mentoring and Alumni • 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. • Australian Business Essentials is a personal and professional development extracurricular program designed specifically for international postgraduate students with no professional work experience in Australia.
Networking and Events • Business Connect provides you with the chance to start learning and practising your networking skills, build a professional network and meet people to discuss your career options. • Industry Insights provides workshop sessions are delivered by employers and industry professionals right here on campus.
• The UNSW Business School’s offers for-credit and not-for-credit opportunities such as traditional work placements, consultancy projects, social entrepreneurship practicums, virtual internships and extra-curricular work experience. • Industry Experience Program (COMM2222) • Social Impact Hub (COMM3030)* • Industry Consulting Project (COMM2233) • The Big Idea Competition • Global Workplace Practice (COMM5008) (COMM3030)* (COMM5201)* *Open to Masters of Commerce or Masters of Professional Accounting Standards
Careers and Employment Events and Services • Career appointments offer students the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a careers consultant to discuss their career development. • Seminars on topics such as ‘Ace the Interview’, ‘Writing a Successful Resume and Cover Letter’, ‘Navigating LinkedIn for Career Success’ and ‘Applying for Graduate and Internship Programs Online’ are offered weekly through 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. 10
Student Opportunities at UNSW Business School oﬀers a variety of programs and courses that assist Business School students in developing the skills that employers seek. Taking advantage of these opportunities not only allows for development of critical soft skills but also places you in a great position to secure internships and graduate roles. Make sure you check out all that is on oﬀer at: https://www.business.unsw.edu.au/Students-Site/student-opportunities
Exchange allows you to spend time in a foreign culture and environment whilst gaining exposure to a diﬀerent education system. The great thing about this is you will not be adding more time to complete your degree, but rather study with other students in a diﬀerent country. So many students have come back from these programs with refreshed minds and motivated attitudes having truly enjoyed experiences which you just cannot get in your day-to-day lives.
UNSW Business School also oﬀers Global Programs that allow students to gain work experience as well as immersion in a city of your choice. These programs include: • Global Business Practicum (COMM3020) which is an intensive for-credit course that provides students an opportunity to work in small crossdisciplinary student consulting teams. Placements are oﬀered each year in Bangkok, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Israel and Shanghai. • International Information Systems and Technology Practicum (INFS3020) which is an intensive 6UoC UG course providing Information Systems students an opportunity to further their knowledge in the international aspects of IS and IT in a business context.
Business Case Competitions
UNSW students have the opportunity to compete in well-renowned international case competitions. This is desirable from an employer’s perspective. These competitions allow students to provide innovative solutions to real problems that international companies face. Their solutions will then be presented to a panel of judges. The UNSW Business School co-hosts the Australian Undergraduate Business Case Competition, a highly competitive yet rewarding experience. Students will also be assisted along the way with workshops and training specially designed to help you nail your case problems.
Virtual Internships with InsideSherpa
Virtual Internships are a simulation of the work graduates do at leading companies. Any student, regardless of university degree, prior experience, location or year group, can now have the opportunity to experience working at some of the world’s top ﬁrms. Not only will you build up the practical skill set employers are looking for, but upon completion you can put the company-branded virtual internship on your resume.
There are multiple volunteering programs on oﬀer throughout the year, which is a perfect way to build your interpersonal skills and gets you in touch with the local community. This is always a great way to meet a variety of new people and to actively contribute towards a good cause. 11
Get Career Ready in 2020
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 Step 3: Keep watch! Look out for our Career Accelerator emails, which opportunities will keep you posted on what events, programs and experiences are on offer across the year.
Complete your Career Accelerator: Essentials modules. This takes under 30 mins 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 4: Connect with your community Career Accelerator works closely with a big bunch of Societies, who are formally affiliated with the UNSW Business School. BSOC are an official partner with the faculty, and work very closely with the Business School 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 university.
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 with a wealth of diverse experiences that will help inform the decisions you make in second year, including which internships and industries you want to work in. 12
NETWORKING Industry Insights are lunchtime workshops delivered by industry representatives right here on campus. This interactive workshop gives students the 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.
Mentor Connect is an online mentoring program which allows you to have one-oﬀ career conversations with an AGSM MBA student. Our AGSM students are great mentors as they are able to understand what you’re going through with your studies, as well as provide sound career advice due to their years of industry experience.
BUSINESS EXPERIENCE PROGRAMS Our Business Experience programs are open to all students from day one. This includes: Global Trade Accelerator, Future Radar, Deal Book 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 pro-
fessionals, but they’re also a great way to engage in teamwork, as they’re open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students. 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!
“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.
PLANNING AHEAD 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 overseas.
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 or Alumni. You will have the opportunity to gain wisdom and advice from your mentor to support your career development.
We’ve prepared a timeline of the major careers events hosted by the UNSW Business Society in 2020 to help you plan out professional development opportunities. Make sure you follow our Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn for more events that may be coming throughout the year.
Term One •
EY Meet and Greet
• Google Case Comp Workshop
• Careers Fair • Flowtraders Challenge
• SIG Poker Tournament • Google Business Outreach • EY Skills Session
• Google Case Semi-Finals and Finals
• SIG Ladies Poker Night • LinkedIn Photoshoot
• Herbert Smith Freehills Event
• P&G Campus Event
• Citi Firm Panel Event
2020 Timeline Term Two • WPP Workshop
• WPP Heats
• JP Morgan Event
• WPP Case Competition Opens • Checkbox Case Crack
• WPP Submission
Week Six • WPP Case Competion Finals
• Cover Letter and Resume Workshop
Week Two • Sponsored Sports Day
• Bain&Co Case Crack
Since 2019, UNSW works on a three-term academic calendar model, also known as UNSW 3+. 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 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.
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.
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
Term dates for UNSW3+ have been ﬁnalised for 2020.
Things to make a note of! • Make sure you plan carefully what courses you want to do for the upcoming year.
• Full time students are now considered based on trimesters! The minimum requirement is 2 courses a term or a total of 12 units of credit per term (one course being 6 units of credit generally).
• Ensure that the courses you want to do are oﬀered in that speciﬁc term.
• To check if you make the full timer status, refer to UNSW’s online system here: https://student.unsw. edu.au/new-calendar-load
• Make sure you read your course handbook to ensure enrolment into the correct classes. 16
Accounting Connecting many different aspects of a business together, accounting is the vital link between upper management decision making and the front-of-office revenue. Accountants look over the financial transactions and financial statements, making sure the process is accurate and as seamless as possible. By analyzing and coherently understanding the accounting financial statements, accountants are therefore equipped with the knowledge to maintain the economic front of the business. The accounting department represents a vital part for each company as they are tailored towards the operations and functions of each business. They ensure the accounts system is efficiently run and properly managed as well as providing internal and external reporting of a business. Specific roles and responsibilities of the accountant will vary from business to business, so it is imperative for aspiring employees to research the job they are interested in and to make sure it meets their expectations.
Management Accounting is utilised in many companies whereby accountants provide services and information for internal processes, typically to advise managers on how to control company assets and allocate resources. This will involve preparing reports and accounts that provide timely and reliable financial information leading to cost-cutting and cost-effective decisions. Unlike financial accounting, the main stakeholders are an organisationâ€™s internal parties such as department managers and directors who are able to use the weekly and monthly reports to bolster operations in key areas such as cash, accounts payable, inventory and sales revenue generated. .
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What do you do? What duties, functions, and responsibilities are you involved in? I am currently a strategy associate at Woolworths. This involves working on projects that contribute to the overall strategy of the supermarkets business. Most recently I have been part of the project team delivering the roll out of reverse vending machines across our stores for the NSW container deposit scheme. How did you get started in this field? How well did your work relate to the experiences or studies you had in university? I completed a Bachelor of Commerce with majors in accounting and finance at university. I was keen to get experience early on, actively seeking out vacation work, including an internship at EY in my penultimate year. Upon completion of my studies, I secured a graduate position at Woolworths. As a graduate I was able to experience both commercial and corporate finance roles as well as a secondment in the strategy team. My studies at university helped me to grasp the technical aspects of my role, however it is the soft skills I developed through my involvement with clubs and societies on campus that have been most valuable.
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MEGAN MACKAY Graduate
What do you do? What duties, functions, and responsibilities are you involved in?
How did you get started in this field? How well did your work relate to the experiences or studies you had in university? ShineWing Australia has a supportive work environment with an open and social culture. When you start as a grad, you are assigned a buddy who is there to help you find your feet and make your transition from uni to work as easy as possible. Within my division we work in teams of 8-10 people, and they end up being like your work family who make you look forward to coming to the office each day. There are lots of great opportunities to meet people across all divisions of the firm both socially and professionally. There are regular team building events, end of month drinks, an annual ball, social club events and we also participate in various CA sporting tournaments and social netball throughout the year.
ShineWing Australia has a supportive work environment with an open and social culture. When you start as a grad, you are assigned a buddy who is there to help you find your feet and make your transition from uni to work as easy as possible. Within my division we work in teams of 8-10 people, and they end up being like your work family who make you look forward to coming to the office each day. There are lots of great opportunities to meet people across all divisions of the firm both socially and professionally. There are regular team building events, end of month drinks, an annual ball, social club events and we also participate in various CA sporting tournaments and social netball throughout the year.
I work in the Business and Private Client Advisory (BPCA) division and my duties can be wide and varied. BPCA offers a variety of services to a diverse industry and client base, including but not limited to high net worth individuals, family groups, private and public entities. The team I’m in focuses on the automotive industry and my work is made up of a mix of compliance (preparation of financial statements and tax returns), ad hoc consulting work (tax reviews and performance reporting) and reviewing junior staff's work.
Can you tell us about ShineWing's work culture and environment? What sets it apart?
Do you have any advice for someone applying for ShineWing? Or the field you're involved in?
For anyone applying for ShineWing Australia I'd say to make sure you share a bit of your personality or other interests besides accounting in your application and interviews. While it’s very impressive if someone has well developed technical skills, these can always be taught on the job. People skills are just as important - you need to show that you can build relationships with colleagues and clients, and will work well with a team. That’s something that is a lot harder to learn!
KEY DATES Graduate Program Applications Open: 10/02/20 – 22/03/20 Summer Vacation Program Open: 10/2/20 - 29/03/20
graduates and students, ShineWing “ ForAustralia represents a chance to be part of a new era in accounting. 33 ”
Advertising and Public Relations Advertising and PR (Public Relations) are designed to raise awareness for a company, a product, or service. In business, the goal of advertising is to attract new customers by defining the target market and reaching out to them with an effective ad campaign. In addition, public relations professionals help a business or individual cultivate a positive reputation with the public through various unpaid or earned communications, including traditional media, social media, and in-person engagements.
Join our creative force of the open, the optimistic and the extraordinary. Because we want you. Yeah really, you.
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!
We weave our peerless local market knowledge into the best of communications, commerce, experience and technology, for our clients.
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 ARE WPP AUNZ, THE REGION’S LEADING CREATIVE TRANSFORMATION COMPANY AND WE WANT YOU! YOU! YEAH REALLY, YOU!
dabblers, browsers and lateralists of every ilk. The wandering minds. And the riled up souls.
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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!
What do you do? What duties, functions, and responsibilities are you involved in? Leading the Owned Media offering at SwitchedOn means I am responsible for the website performance of our clients. Owned Media comprises our SEO, UX, Content and CRO services; we provide value to our clients and their customers by providing brilliant online experiences.
How did you get started in this field? How well did your work relate to the experiences or studies you had in university? I got my first job at a publisher and learnt a lot about digital really quickly. It was the perfect first step as I had a really broad skillset from my degree (Ba. Digital Media) which dovetails really nicely with Owned Media; you've got to know a little about a lot, upskill and specialise rapidly with changes in the industry.
Can you tell us about WPP AUNZ's work culture and environment? What sets it apart?
Owned Media Lead,
It's an environment that will allow you to become the best at what you do. The access to skills, training and support is world class. People often think of culture as pub lunches, Friday drinks at client lunches (which are a given) but for me, it's more about the opportunity to achieve the goals you set for yourself.
Do you have any advice for someone applying for WPP AUNZ? Or the field you're involved in?
I look for passion and a point of view.
What do you find to be the most interesting or challenging part of your work?
Interesting: The pace of the industry. Challenging: The pace of the industry. 37
Consulting Consulting is becoming an increasingly broader industry incorporating roles such as management consultants, recruitment consultants and business advisors, to name just a few. Thus consultancy is a varied profession, with projects and clients changing constantly. This can be the beauty but also the challenge of the profession. Regardless of your major, if you’re a creative problem-solver who is interested in different types of business models, then being a consultant might just be for you. Consultants divide into two broad types: strategy and operations. Strategy consultants advise management teams on top-level decisions like prioritizing new markets to enter, developing price strategy, mergers and acquisitions, how much to invest in research and development, how to structure the organisation and how to deal with competitive threats. Operations consulting is more about how to implement strategy, for instance; how to improve the efficiency of the recruitment process, or implement a new sales strategy. The industry is divided into the ‘Big 3’ strategy consulting firms (McKinsey, Bain, BCG), the ‘Big 4 professional services firms (PwC, Ernst & Young, Deloitte, KPMG) who primarily do operations consulting (as well as auditing and accounting), and a large number of small ’boutique’ companies, who often specialise in a particular type of situation or subject matter.
THE KEY TO SUCCESS IS WHATEVER MAKES YOU, YOU. We’re on the hunt for strategic, curious, and unique individuals – people like you. Want to work for an organisation that solves problems for some of Australia’s most iconic brands? Want to think outside the box, and develop and deliver scalable solutions? No matter what you studied or where you are in life, we’ve got programs for you. Find yourself tested in a Hackathon, a case study competition or a technology bootcamp. Or step into the shoes of our consultants with the Accenture Discovery Program, an internship or graduate role. You’ll be supported; learning new skills, innovative ways of working and how to approach real-world problems. So when opportunity knocks, you’ll kick down the door. Want to know more? Explore what’s on offer today at accenture.com.au/campus
JACQUELINE LAM Application Development Associate
The great thing about my role is that it varies depending on the project I’m assigned to and the position I am assigned to within that team. For one project, whilst I initially joined the team as a business analyst, I took the initiative to carry out a project management role given this role was unassigned and I believed was necessary to track progress and meet deadlines. Your role really is what you make of it!
How did you get started in this field? How well did your work relate to the experiences or studies you had in university? I studied a Bachelor of Commerce and Information Systems at UNSW. Coming from an information systems background, I was pleasantly surprised that I could relate some concepts I’d picked up at uni and was able apply them at Accenture. You pick up a lot of skills and knowledge on the job. I’ve also found that people are very understanding towards someone who might just be starting out and is inexperienced. Personally, my first manager took the time to ease me into the role, mentor me and support any training and upskilling which would better equip me to perform my role.
What do you find to be the most interesting or challenging part of your work?
Can you tell us about Accenture's work culture and environment? What sets it apart?
What do you do? What duties, functions, and responsibilities are you involved in?
At Accenture, we pride ourselves on developing our people because we recognise that people are our single greatest asset. In that regard we invest a lot into training and allowing you to upskill and develop in areas of your interest. So far, I’ve really appreciated how open and accommodating everyone is. Despite being a large company, everyone has been very friendly and very accessible, regardless of whether you work with them or are even in the same division and people are very happy to chat or catch up for coffee. On top of that there are a lot of people looking after you and to ensure transitioning to Accenture isn’t overwhelming.
Do you have any advice for someone applying for Accenture? Or the field you're involved in?
Know your strengths and what you bring to the company but be flexible and open to new experiences. Especially in technology, as a dynamic industry where things change rapidly, I’ve found this has made my journey much smoother and more interesting. With Accenture being such a large company it’s easy to get lost and not know where you belong or what you bring to the company but as long as you are open to trying roles that you might not have initially aligned yourself to or acquiring new skills, Accenture provides plenty of support and resources. You never know, you might end up discovering something you really enjoy but had never heard about or thought you wouldn’t like.
It’s a bit of a love hate relationship, but I mostly enjoy how versatile my role is and that I’m not bound by my title. When I first started, I panicked at being labelled a software engineer as someone who has no technical background. Luckily, to date I’ve not had to code and have been encouraged to play to my strengths, undertaking business analyst roles. It’s important to be flexible. I’ve been enabled to undertake training in configuration and implementing systems without needing strong technical skills. Whilst it keeps things interesting in the sense I never know what my next role will entail it also means constantly training and upskilling to ensure I can fulfil my role.
We champion the bold to achieve the extraordinary, and we want you to join us. As an Associate Consultant, youâ€™ll make an impact from day one, continually building new skills and solving challenging problems. The training and support youâ€™ll receive will be second to none, and you'll embark on a global career path that will help you maximise your potential in any industry. Weâ€™re looking for talented individuals who like to work within a culturally diverse, intellectually stimulating, fast-paced and highly collaborative environment. If that describes you, reach out and connect with us. We look forward to meeting you.
Bain & Company is one of the world’s leading global business consulting firms, serving clients across six continents on issues of strategy, operations, technology, organisation and mergers, and acquisitions. We seek out people and clients who challenge themselves to be exceptional—and champion that spirit in others. We’re guided by True North, our unwavering commitment to always do the right thing by our clients, people and communities. We define a bold ambition with clients, then work together as one team to create such high levels of value that we set new standards of excellence for our industries.
BAIN & COMPANY
Opportunities: Associate Consultant Role If you want to work with the brightest, most curious minds, then we’d love you to join our team as an Associate Consultant (AC) commencing in 2021. You will make an impact from day one, continually building new skills and addressing new problems. The training and support you’ll receive will be second to none, and you’ll embark on a global career path that will help you to maximise your potential with skills that are applicable to all career trajectories in any industry. What we look for: We are looking for Bachelors, Masters (non-MBA), and PhD students, or those that have up to 3 years of industry experience - all-rounders and independent thinkers who thrive as part of a team. We recognise that everyone is different and everyone will bring their own unique experiences and perspectives to the team; Bain staff come from a variety of academic and industry backgrounds. The essentials we’ll be looking for when reviewing your academic, extracurricular and professional experiences are: A passion for problem-solving Strong analytical, interpersonal and leadership skills
How to Apply Deadline: 9am AEDT on 28 February Required: CV (1-2 pages) Cover Letter (1 page) Current and previous university transcripts
Please ensure all documents submitted are in PDF format.
All candidates will receive the outcome of their application via email on 6 March. For more information, or to submit your application please visit: <http://bit.ly/beyourbest2021>
KEY DATES UNSW BSOC Careers Fair: 27/02/20 UNSW BSOC High Achievers Luncheon: 18/03/20 AC Roles Applications close: 9am AEDT on 28/2/20 True North Women’s Scholarship: early July 2020
Can you tell us about Bain & Co.'s work culture and environment? What sets it apart? Bainies are deeply invested in helping our clients through every step of the journey towards achieving results and impact. Emphasis is placed on building genuine supportive relationships with the clients you work with. A strong focus on formal and informal mentorship really helps me feel supported as I challenge myself through work. The culture is very vibrant with everyone entirely comfortable being themselves at the office, which has led to me meeting some life-long friends through work!
How did you get started in this field? How well did your work relate to the experiences or studies you had in university? I stumbled across case competitions at university and it was an eye-opening experience to be able to solve problems in such a multi-disciplinary way. I was really excited by the prospect of being able to solve complex business problems in innovative ways as a career. I think the critical thinking and communication skills I developed throughout my Commerce/Law degree are integral to my everyday work.
What do you find to be the most interesting or challenging part of your work?
What do you do? What duties, functions, and responsibilities are you involved in? As an Associate Consultant I have had a variety of different responsibilities on my cases, from building complex analytical models to creating workshops and engaging with clients. You are supported from the day you start, with 2 weeks of intensive on-boarding and training, 2 weeks of global training, as well as local training throughout the year. Since joining Bain at the start of 2019, I’ve had the opportunity to work on strategy for a leading agribusiness company, a published article on the future of healthcare, and a commercial due diligence case in our Private Equity practice amongst other cases and proposals. Outside of case work, I’m involved in Women @ Bain, Bain Social Impact and Recruiting!
Do you have any advice for someone applying for Bain & Co? Or the field you're involved in? It’s important to be very clear on why you are interested in working in management consulting and specifically why you are interested in Bain. Reflect on how your past experiences demonstrate the value you could bring to your role. Be structured and thoughtful during your case interviews, but also don’t forget to bring your own personality and flair.
At the end of the day, Bain is a business centred on people. Whilst learning new analytical techniques and ‘cracking the case’ is very exciting, I find the most interesting, challenging and rewarding part of my work is communicating my insights to those around me. Effective communication is the difference between a strategy that is implemented and one that stays unread as a document on a shelf. From explaining your analysis to managers and partners, to convincing a client to change their entrenched processes, it’s a fresh and interesting challenge every day!
BAIN & COMPANY
At Mercer, we make a difference in the lives of more than 110 million people every day by advancing their health, wealth, and careers. Our Investments & Retirement business provides advice and solutions to some of world’s largest super funds and other institutional asset owners. We design and implement investment programs that help our clients meet their long term financial return and risk objectives. As one of the world’s largest investment consulting, multi-manager and actuarial firms, our global team of 1,200 professionals, including 120 investment manager researchers, provides our clients in-depth knowledge few others can match. Join us! If you have a strong client focus, like to solve complex problems, have a keen eye for detail and have a passion for creating better lives, then we need you to help Australia’s largest superannuation funds and investors navigate some of the biggest challenges of our time. You will have the opportunity to work alongside Mercer’s leading consultants to solve issues like retirement income adequacy, investing in a time of climate change, and shaping the workforce of the future.
ABOUT THE ROLE
As a Graduate Analyst you will provide valuable support to our senior consultants – supporting a variety of projects, conducting analysis, writing reports, asking ‘why?’ and ‘how can this be even better?’ in order to deliver actionable insights to clients. This role requires a unique blend of capabilities, including client-facing consulting, analysis and reporting, quantitative modelling and research.
We work flexibly across professional practice areas and client segments, giving you the opportunity to create your own career pathway based on interests and skills. You will work in a variety of teams on different projects under the guidance of senior consultants, supported by a buddy and your people manager.
We are looking for colleagues who are: • • • • •
Curious and have a passion to grow Strong communicators Interested in generating data-driven insights Inclusive, collaborative team members Willing to roll-up their sleeves
We provide you with:
• A dedicated ‘buddy’ to help you kick start your career through daily support, mentoring, and training • Exam and study assistance so you can pursue your CFA or actuarial certification • Ad hoc and formal flexible working arrangements to support commitments outside of work • ‘Dress to suit’ your day • Initiatives and financial reimbursements to help you manage your health and wellness • Collaborative team environment with regular social activities • An inclusive culture with a range of colleague networks such as PRIDE, Women @ Mercer and Mercer Cares • One day of paid volunteer leave a year with matching of donations through our Social Impact platform • Formal global rotation program and other opportunities to pursue a global career • And… fruit box deliveries! 44
KEY DATES UNSW BSOC Careers Fair: 27/02/20 Graduate Analyst Applications Open: 3/2/20 - 25/3/20
HOW TO APPLY:
Submit your application through our job board between 3 Feb and 25 March 2020. Visit https://careers.mmc.com/search-jobs and search for ‘Graduate Analyst’.
Consumer Goods and Retail The Consumer Goods and Retail Industry is one of the largest sectors in the world as it is heavily centred around companies who make and sell goods that are intended for direct use by consumers in their day-to-day activity. In such a broad and fast-paced market, there are a diverse variety of career opportunities for individuals embedded from the supply chain of creating the product all the way to the end result of marketing and selling to the consumer. It is an industry that is well attributed for people who enjoy working collaboratively in a team, have excellent organisational skills and have great analytical skills that extend into market research and consumer behaviour. Fast-moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) companies focus on selling large bulks of products to consumers usually at relatively low-cost. This often encompasses non-durable household goods such as beverages, toiletries or packaged goods and other consumables. Hence, FMCG businesses will often heavily invest in marketing, advertising and brand differentiation to establish brand awareness and consumer loyalty. In particular, students who have experience in marketing and management are highly sought after for leadership and management roles, or provide support services in the retail sector. As a result, huge companies with considerable market share in the FMCG sector will often actively seek motivated individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit to fit within the companyâ€™s various service lines. Receiving a placement as a graduate or vacationer within the FMCG sector will most likely see you having a product-centric role where you will be involved in improving aspects of a product in areas including sustainability, marketing or strategy.
Be part of a global success story. Visit www.nestle.com.au/careers
Nestlé is the world’s largest food and beverage company. Present in 189 countries, its 323,000 employees are committed to Nestlé’s purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. Nestlé offers a wide portfolio of products and services for people and their pets throughout their lives. It has more than 2000 brands ranging from global icons like Nescafé or Nespresso to local favourites like Milo, Allen's, Maggi and Uncle Tobys. Company performance is driven by its Nutrition, Health and Wellness strategy. Nestlé is headquartered in the Swiss town of Vevey where it was founded more than 150 years ago. Nestlé Oceania employs more than 5,000 people with offices, factories and distribution centres strategically located across the region – taking in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.
GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES Next Gen Nestlé Program Applicability: Penultimate Year Streams: Finance, Business, Marketing, Technical & Production Applications Open: April 2019 Commencement: January 2020 Next Gen Nestlé is a two year program where you’ll be exposed to the broad spectrum of career opportunities and distinctive culture for which Nestlé is renowned. You’ll gain valuable experience by rotating through a number of roles across Nestlé Oceania in your chosen area. With fresh thinking and new ideas - you can make a real impact on the way we work and the way we deliver our products to the market. Throughout the program, you’ll enjoy continual support and learning opportunities. With a sound platform of business knowledge, experience and well-developed networks, you will be ready to move into the business – your future career at Nestlé is in your hands.
KEY DATES UNSW BSOC Careers Fair: 27/02/20 UNSW BSOC High Achievers Luncheon: 18/03/20 Program applications open: April 2020
HOW TO APPLY: NESTLÉ WEBSITE:
Territory Sales Manager Can you tell us about Nestlé's work culture and environment? What sets it apart?
As a Territory Sales Manager for Nestlé Professional I’m responsible for building and maintaining relationships with diverse customers across Western Sydney and Regional West NSW. My focus is on selling products within the culinary and beverage portfolio of Nestlé Professional across different channels including healthcare, restaurants, cafes, pubs, clubs, bakeries, universities, schools and hotel groups. Every day is different, but I’m on the road for the majority of the week speaking with lots of different people, connecting with chefs and cooks, and finding ways to improve their business with our products and services.
One thing that sets Nestlé apart is the progressive culture and environment. A memorable experience was on International Women’s Day, where Nestlé demonstrated the importance of diversity and inclusion with celebrations and visits from notable guest speakers. Nestlé also encourages a flexible working environment for employees, and the change to activity-based working last year has fostered a workspace that breathes this culture. Another standout is the company’s investment in training and development with an array of development courses available for staff to upskill themselves both within and outside their position. I believe this shows the company values their employees.
How did you get started in this field? How well did your work relate to the experiences or studies you had in university? With a recruitment background, I had a taste of a fast-paced sales environment and knew that I wanted to work in a similar role where I could help diverse clients every day, and work within a team to reach mutual goals. Luckily the first year in the graduate program is a year in Field Sales, where I got to experience exactly this. I also worked in Hospitality for several years, which helped with making my way around kitchens and being able to communicate with chefs and cooks about products and cooking methods.
Do you have any advice for someone applying for Nestlé? Or the field you're involved in?
What do you do? What duties, functions, and responsibilities are you involved in?
Take time to figure out which areas you enjoy working in at the moment when selecting your Graduate Stream. If you want to pursue Sales, don’t worry if you have no corporate sales experience because your skills are easily transferrable - whether this is working in a team on group assignments or in a part-time customer-facing hospitality or retail job. Being able to work alone and in part of a team is integral, and the ability to communicate with people from all backgrounds is a must. If you love a challenge, it’s a very exciting environment and rewarding environment to work in.
What do you find to be the most interesting or challenging part of your work?
The role of a Territory Manager has definitely put me outside my comfort zone, and relies a lot on my own self-belief and confidence. The work is very diverse, as some days I may have to demonstrate how to make a Nestlé product in a chef’s kitchen or present information to clients on how to grow their business. At first I found the face-to-face sales element a little intimidating, as you come across different personalities every day. However, I’ve learnt to embrace the discomfort, believe in my own ability and always ask for help because everyone has been in your shoes once, and when you reach those goals it’s extremely rewarding.
“ Providing products and
services of superior value that improve the lives of the world’s consumers, now and for generations to come
PROCTER & GAMBLE
P&G's market-leading & trusted brands touch & improve the lives of almost 5S billion consumers across the world every day. Our portfolio contains household brand names such as Gillette, Pantene, Oral-B, Olay, Head & Shoulders to name a few. We've been a successful global company for 180 years and it’s our people that are the heart of our success.
KEY DATES Graduate Applications open: 24/2/20
Summer Intern Program Applicability: All Disciplines Streams: Sales, Brand Management. Product Supply Network Operations. Finance & Accounting & IT Duration: 10 weeks (summer) Application Opens: 23 March 2020
We don't believe in giving you ‘busy work’. Our interns take ownership of a project that's tied to our current business goals and are given the opportunity to apply their unique skills and knowledge to grow our business. We'll set you up with the support and resources you need to enable you to make it a rewarding summer full of learning & personal growth.
UNSW BSOC Careers Fair: 27/02/20 UNSW BSOC High Achievers Luncheon: 18/03/20 Internship Applications open: 23/3/20
From day one, you'll help develop or support household name brands you know & trust while working in roles Graduate Program that have a direct impact on our global, US$65 billion dollar business. Streams: Sales, Brand Management. You could Product Supply Network Operations. be overseeing a brand with multimilFinance & Accounting & IT lion dollar sales, supporting the Applications Open: 24 February 2020 launch of a new product in to the market or working on strategic business priorities to start. That’s why we don't have a traditional Graduate enable us to WIN. There’s no limit to program with rotations or gradual ramp-up periods. what you can achieve here. We hand you responsibility the moment you walk through the door.
NICHOLAS BRADBURY What do you do? What duties, functions, and responsibilities are you involved in? I'm a National Account Executive working on our Woolworths business specialising in the Home Care Category. P&G people are owners, so the primary duty of a National Account Executive is to own the growth-delivery of the customer/category combination you're working on - for both P&G and the retailer. We achieve this through building strong partnership with retail partners, in doing so, ensuring our products are on-shelf and available for consumers. We also manage a promotional program and trade-spend budget to ensure products are effectively promoted to encourage consumers to trial and re-use our brands. We manage the logistics of new product launches with our retailers to ensure our innovation is exciting and appealing for consumers, as well as reporting back on business performance - it's a very rewarding role.
How did you get started in this field? How well did your work relate to the experiences or studies you had in university? I got started in FMCG through my father - he spent 38 years in the industry and it was something I found interesting and wanted to pursue when I finished my studies. At University, I studied psychology which ignited a love for understanding and working with people, so I feel my work and study integrate. Despite not having a commercial-based degree, P&G are more interested in who you are, vs. what you studied - as knowledge and skills can be built.
What do you find to be the most interesting or challenging part of your work?
Can you tell us about P&Gâ€™s work culture and environment? What sets it apart? P&G is a great place to work. I'd describe the culture as â€œwork hard, play hardâ€?, and very collaborative - P&G is not an organisation with functional silos. In my perspective, P&G is set apart by the ownership and trust we put into each employee from Day One. We enable people by allowing them to jump in and solve real business problems, then intentionally celebrating the wins. Also, the drive, willingness to help, and collaboration of P&G people set the organisation apart from others within the industry.
Do you have any advice for someone applying for P&G? Or the field you're involved in?
PROCTER & GAMBLE
National Account Executive
When applying to P&G, my advice is to be yourself and do your research - as I mentioned, P&G is interested in people, and while your academic results and background are important, P&G acknowledges there are equally important traits not visible on a University transcript. In terms of doing your research, interviews are as much about you working out if P&G is where you see yourself, as it is for P&G to assess if you're the right fit. To work in FMCG, my advice is to be relentlessly curious, smartly driven and creatively agile - day-to-day we don't realise the gravity of how fast the market is changing, these skills will help you stay ahead of the curve, and focus on the emerging areas. Also - have fun during the process! FMCG is an incredibly rewarding industry to enter, working with great brands, and strong retail partners in a fast-paced, every changing environment. While the application process seems daunting, the multitude of possibilities creates one of the most exciting times in your life.
I find the most interesting, and challenging, part of my work is solving the business problems which appear each day. Why? - Because it allows me to deeply analyse the problem, then work with, and leverage the expertise of, the very talented people within our organisation to create innovative ways of solving them. I also enjoy the pace of the industry, it truly is fast-moving, and requires agility.51
For 180 years P&G has been working to improve peopleâ€™s lives in small but meaningful ways with our brands and products. We lead by shaping the future of our industry and we are recognized as one of the most innovative companies globally. Home to some of the most trusted brands like Gillette, Head & Shoulders, Olay, OralB and Pantene, serving 5 billion consumers across the world. Joining P&G means that right from Day 1 you'll have real responsibility and start adding value to our business straight away. We believe nothing beats hand-on experience when it comes to nurturing great leaders. Most of our people started with us right out of university and they've built a rewarding career across a variety of roles. This build-from-within philosophy means we're focused on fostering a culture of coaching and learning to enable your longterm development. We bring out the best in each other when every talent brings their unique self to work and every voice is heard. In Australia alone, we have 30 nationalities working under one roof. Being a force for good, we use our voice to spark conversations in society that can motivate change through both our brands and our people. We make a positive impact in addressing gender bias and leverage innovation to drive sustainability efforts. Do something that matters with P&G!
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Professional Services Professional services firms provide external accounting and advisory services to commercial firms in many different forms. Auditing (the sign-off of financial statements) represents an important aspect of the services they offer however it extends further through to tax advisory, insolvency advisory, forensic accounting and general business consulting. The accounting professional services industry is comprised of many key players most notably seen in the Big 4 Accounting firms (EY, PwC, KPMG and Deloitte), mid-tiers (such as Shinewing) as well as boutique accounting firms. Many of these firms can be differentiated in terms of the types of products and services they offer to the various clients they have. This allows graduates the opportunity to gain exposure to the various ways these firms operate and the different clients that do business with these accounting firms. The Professional Services Industry has evolved considerably over the past few decades, transcending just accounting services that they offer, but rather extending through to many more fields including consulting, corporate finance and human resource management. As a result, students and professionals from a diverse range of degrees and backgrounds are employed under the same firm to fill the multitude of roles on offer.
“As a global firm with a broad range of services, the possibilities are endless for somebody looking to begin their career in professional services.”
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As the leading mid-tier accounting and professional services firm, BDO’s global network extends to over 167 countries and territories, with over 88,000 people working out of 1,809 offices. At BDO, we are committed to providing our Graduates and Cadets a strong foundation for their career. Our dedicated Managers and Partners will assist you in reaching your full potential by tailoring your talent and experience across a wide variety of industries and clients.
As a BDO Graduate, you will gain experience in an open-door culture, build relationships with clients and expand your professional network. Simultaneously, BDO will offer you support towards attaining your CA qualification (including subsidised CA enrolment fees and study leave). For our 2020/2021 intakes, we will be offering Graduate positions for our following service lines/teams: - Advisory (including Corporate Finance, Risk Advisory, Technology Advisory and People Advisory) - suitable for students studying STEM, Law, Human Resources, Accounting or Finance. - Audit – suitable for students studying accounting. - Business Services – suitable for students studying accounting. - Tax – suitable for students studying accounting.
The BDO Cadet program provides students the opportunity to apply their theoretical studies to real life business experiences. The program is open to first or second year university students who are studying a relevant tertiary degree. As a Cadet, you will receive numerous benefits such as study and exam leave, textbook allowances and subsidised university administration fees. APPLY AT: http://bdo.com.au/studentrecruitment 56
KEY DATES Graduate Program Applications Open: 17/2/20 UNSW BSOC Careers Fair: 26/02/19 UNSW BSOC High Achievers Luncheon: 27/03/19 Graduate Program Applications Close: 5/5/20 Cadet Program Applications Open: 29/7/20
Interview with: What do you do? What duties, functions, and responsibilities are you involved in? As a Business Services professional, my day-to-day activities can include preparing financial statements, completing tax returns, completing business activity statements; all the while building meaningful relationships with clients by helping them achieve their business objectives.
What do you find to be the most interesting or challenging part of your work? The most interesting/challenging part of my job is working on clients from a range of different industries. This means that I am always learning and get to experience a range of business issues. This experience has provided me a strong base of knowledge to continually build on throughout my future career.
Assistant Accountant Business Services Can you tell us about BDOâ€™S work culture and environment? What sets it apart? BDO has a fun and inviting culture. As soon as I stepped foot in the office I felt very welcomed and this has not wavered since joining. As a mid-tier firm, BDO has really helped me get through the stressful periods of university as they take on a more intimate and involved approach in supporting and developing their people. Do you have any advice for someone applying for BDO? Or the field you're involved in?
How did you get started in this field? How well did your work relate to the experiences or studies you had in university? During my final year of high school, the careers team emailed us about cadetships (where you combine work and study) for an accounting firm. Given that I enjoyed working with numbers, I searched online for cadetships and came across BDO. As I progressed through my degree, I have found that what I learn at university, I have already learned at workwhich has been really helpful!
One piece of advice Iâ€™d give to students applying at BDO is not to be daunted by the application process. Although the recruitment process may seem somewhat demanding and competitive on the outset, by the time you get to the assessment centre, it is nowhere near as scary as expected. At the assessment centre, you will find that the whole BDO team is very friendly and welcoming. The team creates an environment that helps you relax and be the best you can be.
EY is a multinational professional services organisation based in 152 countries around the world, committed to building a better working world. Whether your future lies in Assurance, Tax, Transactions or Advisory, EY will provide the learning, experiences and coaching you need to become a successful professional.
ERNST & YOUNG
Vacationer Program Eligibility: graduating 2020 Streams: all service lines Duration: approx. 8 weeks (Summer) Applications: 17/2/2020 – 26/3/2020 Throughout the program, you’ll hit the ground running with dedicated on-thejob training, coaching and technology onboarding. You’ll work alongside EY professionals on real clients – right now. You’ll get the opportunity to be immersed in EY culture, network with EY people, and experience the transformative work done for EY clients. Plus, the best bit is, if you impress us we’ll offer you a permanent position after you graduate.
Graduate Program Eligibility: graduating 2020 Streams: all service lines Duration: ongoing/permanent Applications: 17/2/2020 – 26/3/2020 Join us full-time as a graduate and we’ll help you achieve your career goals with continuous support, learning and experiences. We’ll propel you forward so you can start to build the future you want immediately. You’ll enjoy early responsibility, expand your network and build your skills. Just imagine the confidence you’ll gain through new experiences with leading clients in different industries. You’ll get to work with experienced professionals who’ll guide you to be your best. After all, we want to help you be the best you can be, because when you shine, we do too.
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KEY DATES Vacationer & Graduate Program Applications Open: 17/02/20 – 26/03/20 Game Changer Club & Cadetship Applications Open : 17/02 – 09/04 UNSW BSOC Careers Fair: 27/02/20 UNSW BSOC High Achievers Luncheon: 18/03/20
Game Changer Club Eligibility: graduating 2022 - 2023 Streams: all service lines Duration: 3 onsite events Applications: 17/2/2020 – 9/4/2020 Our Game Changers Club explores how your skills can build into your future career. across multiple events during the year, you’ll network with business leaders and EY professionals who’ll share insights and stories about the decisions they’ve made in their careers. Cadet Program Eligibility: graduating 2022 - 2023 Streams: Assurance and Tax Duration: dependent on degree duration Applications: 17/2/2020 – 9/4/2020 Our Cadet Program offers you a unique experience that will help you accelerate your development as you combine work with study to get the best of both worlds.
Day in the Life Of:
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ERNST & YOUNG
8:30AM: I bump into my colleague as I enter the office and we both catch the lift together. I get to my desk and check my emails and schedule for the day. Today is the first day of an exciting new project working with a start-up in the digital marketplace. I have always found the start-up sector to be fascinating, so I’m really excited.
of the sector to develop initial hypotheses to test. I conduct research by looking at industry reports, websites, news articles and source anything else I can find to get up to speed with the sector. As I am doing my research, I realise that the start-up sector is still quite nascent and data is not readily reported. Therefore, we will need a customised methodology to triangulate the market size and growth rate of the sector. I write that in my to-do list for the week. I spend the rest of the day reading as much as I can about the sector and noting down potential areas we might have difficulty finding data.
10:30AM: We have an initial project meeting with the client to agree on project timelines and key deliverables. The client is keen on better understanding certain business sectors and we are also conducting a market assessment looking into market size, growth and economic 4:00PM: To supplement my research, I log contributions in the digital marketplace sector. onto the EY intranet to search for industry professionals who have worked in the digital 11:30AM: After the client meeting, I sit down marketplace sector before. I send them an with my team of two consultants to discuss the email asking to set up a call to gain deeper project plan. I break the project down into work insights into the sector. streams which include understanding the market (size, growth, trends etc.), sizing their 5:30PM: I wrap up my research for the day contribution to the Victorian economy in terms and draft up an email documenting of employment opportunities, value add to GDP everything I have learnt about the sector and and consumer surplus, and researching other share it with my team. Before I head home, I similar companies in Victoria. I assign the two look over my to-do list for tomorrow. I am consultants with a work stream and take own- excited to gain a further understanding of the sector in the coming weeks. ership of the market workstream.
6:00PM: I head out with some colleagues for a quick dinner in the city at one of our favourite restaurants. It’s nice to catch up with friends I’ve made across the business. 10:00PM: After relaxing at home for a couple hours I make my way to bed. Having already 2:00PM: The plan for day one, as with any new put my to-do list together for the next day, I’m able to go to bed rested and ready to project, is to gain a deep understanding tackle tomorrow. 1:00PM: We take some timeout and grab lunch as a team, and one of my colleagues tells me about his spearfishing adventures over the weekend and shows me a photo of a kingfish he caught!
Early Identification Programs 2020 Breaking Down Barriers – May Game Changers Club – May to July Career Compass Program September
Student Competitions 2020 Tax Consulting Challenge - Entries Open: 9/3/20 Close: 13/4/20 EY NextWave Data Science Challenge - April/May COMING SOON - We’re running new tech attraction initiative in early Jun Corporate Finance Woman of the Year - Entries are likely to open in late July
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Cadet Program Game Changers Club Career Compass Program
The Cadet Program offers you an experience that will help you accelerate your development as you combine work with study to get the best of both worlds.
Applications open in February
The Game Changers Club explores how your skills could build into your future career. You’ll network with business leaders and EY professionals as you attend events throughout the year.
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The EY Career Compass Program allows you to explore the endless career opportunities within the EY organisation and will help you make smart decisions about your professional career.
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The future is now Consider a career at Grant Thornton
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Grant Thornton A future you’ll want to join There is a buzz at Grant Thornton because we are excited about our future. Our team members have a real eagerness to get involved, make a difference, and drive growth at our firm and among our clients. We’re consistently challenging our people and asking them to challenge themselves. Across our network, there’s always a new industry to investigate, a new client group to work with, or even a new service area to learn about. Thanks to our global network, we offer a variety of international postings that can supercharge your career and give you unique experiences. We want to make sure that Grant Thornton is a place where our people thrive and our clients are delighted. You can be certain that we’ll recognise your unique skills and talents and give you the right opportunities to achieve your aspirations and make a difference every day.
Career Opportunities We offer opportunities for graduates and undergraduates. At Grant Thornton, we give undergraduates the opportunity to get their career off to a flying start with our vacation experience program. Our program runs for four to six weeks, and offers opportunities across our different service lines - Audit, Tax, Private Advisory, Financial Advisory and Grant Thornton Consulting. We are looking for students who are into the second year or more of their university degree to participate in the program. Successful graduates are offered permanent roles as new Associates. From day one, our new Associates are given hands-on experience on a variety of projects – investigating issues, undertaking analysis and delivering real recommendations. There is also the opportunity for our Associates to broaden their skills and perspective through mobility opportunities within Australia and beyond – both with clients and other Grant Thornton member firms. To learn more visit: http://www.grantthornton.com.au/en/the-grant-thornton-difference/students-and-graduates/
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Be Empowered Juen works in our Melbourne Audit & Assurance team â€“ the detectives of the business world. The work Juen and her team does every day safeguards companies, stakeholders and shareholders â€“ making sure everything is above board and compliant so her clients can thrive.
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Be Authentic Caitlin is one of the many people driving PRISM â€“ our LGBTI+ & Allies network. Based in Adelaide and working in our Private Advisory team, Caitlin brings her whole self to work while helping to advise some of our most progressive and nimble clients on whatâ€™s next.
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HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS
Solicitor, UNSW Alumni B.Comm B.Law What do you do? What duties, functions, and responsibilities are you involved in? I work in the Corporate practice group, specialising in M&A. The team works on both private and public takeovers and advises clients on general corporate law matters. Depending on the stage of a transaction, I will be responsible for: - Assisting the client in its due diligence into the business being acquired, working with HSFâ€™s specialist teams to understand specificaspects of the relevant business (eg IP,employment, finance); - Drafting and negotiating transaction documentation; and - Managing the completion process once atransaction has been signed, which involves monitoring and progressing the status of various pre-conditions to the transaction completing.
How did you get started in this field? How well did your work relate to the experiences or studies you had in university? HSFâ€™s clerkship and graduate programs offer the opportunity to gain experience working in different teams within the firm. As a clerk, paralegal and graduate, I gained experience working in Disputes, Private Equity, Equity Capital Markets, Corporate (Funds M&A), Asset Finance and Corporate (M&A) before ultimately deciding to settle in Corporate (M&A). I primarily draw on my studies of corporations and contract law, but also find that my understanding of areas such as property, trusts and competition law from university also comes in handy when working with specialist teams on various different legal areas affecting a company.
Can you tell us about HSF's work culture and environment? What sets it apart?
One thing I value about HSF is that people are always happy to help you out with a problem or question. HSF has a diverse team with different perspectives and specialist knowledge, making it easy to find an answer to a tricky question or develop a solution to a problem faced by a client. Our BSOC global network UNSW High is invaluable - depending on the query, it is just as Achievers easy to call someone on the other side of the world in another HSF office as it is to ask the Luncheon: person in the next 27/03/19 desk along.
Do you have any advice for someone applying Winter for HSF? Or the Analyst field you're involved in? Program Applications Close: It is helpful to get an idea for the areas of law offered by the firm.19/03/19 HSF is made up of a broad range of teams covering many different specialties - this provides a valuable opportunity to gain broadSummer experience.Analyst For someone working in corporate law, it helps to keep on Program (IB and top of what is happening in the market and Markets streams) also current affairs more broadly. This enables lawyers to identifyApplications: trends and understand the challenges faced by clients the commercial April toand Late July drivers affecting their businesses.
What do you Summer find to beAnalyst the most interesting orProgram challenging part of (Corporate your work? Analyst Development & Software I value the opportunity to work on transactions covering a numberEngineer of differentsteams) business types and industries. TheApplications: different legal issues faced by a financial institution, for example, comMay to August pared to a waste management company, mean that each day will involve working through and solving a different type of problem for our clients - this is something which is usually challenging but always rewarding.
We're looking for those who see things differently, the kind of people who bring new ideas and create innovative opportunities for our clients.
EVERYTHING ABOUT US With over 20 offices spanning Asia, Europe, Australasia, and the Middle east, 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
Great lawyers are both curious and creative. We encourage you to challenge assumptions and open yourself up to new ideas. It’s this growth mindset that creates opportunities for you and your clients. So, what exactly are we looking for?
There’s no single path to becoming an exceptional commercial lawyer. We look beyond your academic record and your technical aptitude. We’re focussed on finding people who have the curiosity to explore all the angles and the empathy to place themselves in their client’s shoes. Building great relationships takes a certain understanding and as our global village gets ever smaller, we look for graduates who think of themselves as citizens of the world.
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’ll truly discover what it’s like to work at Herbert Smith Freehills, working alongside lawyers and partners. We’ll support you throughout your time with us with extensive training, touching on all aspects of the firm.
We’ll also invite you to an exciting range of workshops and events, giving you the opportunity to network with people across the firm and the diverse groups we engage with. This is your unique opportunity to show us who you are. With us, you’ll be a part of everything. From the very start, you’ll be client-facing, gathering insights across diverse matters. You’ll be working in highly-specialised teams, equipped with the resources you’d expect from a market leader.
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
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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.
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Deloitte is the brand under which thousands of professionals collaborate across a network of offices in Australia to provide audit, economics, financial advisory, human capital, tax and technology services. At Deloitte our purpose is to make an impact that matters. We are driven by our desire to create positive outcomes for our clients, communities and people. Everything we do is with intent - the intent to make a meaningful difference.
PROGRAMS OFFERED: Insider Program: 1 day program for pre-penultimate year students. First half of the day will include informative topics, career stories, Graduate panel, a mock assessment centre, networking and a lot more! For the second half of the day students will get to shadow a department of their choice. All attendees will be fast-tracked to the assessment centre phase of the Summer Vacation program.
Summer Vacation Program:
3-8 week internship for penultimate year students with â€˜real lifeâ€™ exposure in real projects. After the placement all Vacationers have the chance to be offered with a Graduate position!
Our award winning, full time role for final year students. Graduates will enter our training program called D|Academy and will get to attend leading & development sessions and boost their professional game. Deloitte has just won the awards of Most Popular Graduate Employer in Australia for the second time of the year, and also the Most Popular Technology Employer Award!
KEY DATES Deloitte applications open: 10/2/20 UNSW BSOC Careers Fair: 27/02/20 UNSW BSOC High Achievers Luncheon: 18/03/20 Deloitte Applications Close: 16/3/20
Consulting Human Capital Workforce Transformation Graduate
Can you tell us about Deloitte’s work culture and environment? What sets it apart? Deloitte Australia’s reputation in the What do you do? What duties, market is that we are the “Undisputed functions, and responsibilities are you Leader” in professional services; a vision involved in? that flows directly from the top, as coined I am a Human Capital Consultant, helping by our CEO Richard Deutsch. What sets companies solve their most complex organi- us apart is that Deloitte not only embracsation and workforce challenges through a es the title of “Undisputed Leader” in the multitude of services including: organisational market, but we xactively apply the conchange management, leadership and capabil- cept to our own people internally to set ity upskilling and development, culture us up for success. This philosophy is seen transformation, and more as the nature of in the recent Values refresh, rollout of the work and the workplace changes. On the day #DeloitteFlex wellbeing policies, as well to day, I lead client meetings with senior as our planned move to Quay Quarter stakeholders, perform structured problem Tower in 2023. Every day, I go to work solving, and build deliverables that have a with diligent, creative, and empowering lasting impact on organisations for years to people who act with integrity, and genucome. inely care about my professional and personal wellbeing. How did you get started in this field? How well did your work relate to the What do you find to be the most experiences or studies you had in interesting or challenging part of university? your work? To be candid, in university I had absolutely no To me, the most interesting thing about idea what career I would take on. What I did working in consulting is the people you get know was the kind of characteristics I wanted to interact with. While it is common knowlthe nature of my work to embody: constant edge that everyone sees the world in learning, personal development and upskilling different ways, having the chance to work through problem solving, and teamwork with collaboratively in the same room as your everchanging faces. Throughout university, I colleagues and clients expands your perworked at a bank, law firm, and NFP, and never spective and develops your creative thinkfound all of these qualities in one job until I ing abilities in ways you would never took on a Vacationer role with Deloitte Con- expect. While we do have specialised sulting. Coming from a humanities back- Deloitte frameworks to help guide problem ground, my ability to research, communicate solving, the energy of the creativity and effectively, ask the right questions, and prob- passion in our discussions make every lem solve were all effectively utilised in the conversation a unique experience, and management consulting environment. allows us to tailor every solution delivered
to the needs of our clients. We never do Do you have any advice for someone the same thing twice. applying for Deloitte? Or the field you're involved in? A little cliché, but my advice is to be yourself! Regardless of how unique your educational background or extracurricular experiences are, I can guarantee we have someone with a similar story to you at Deloitte. What will set you apart from the other applicants from your first interaction with the Deloitte talent team to the partner interview at the end is who you are. The person you bring to work every day and their attitudes and behaviours are key. This is particularly true for Human Capital, where our key objective is to unleash our clients’ greatest 70 asset: their people.
Consulting Human Capital Organisation Transformation Graduate What do you do? What duties, functions, and responsibilities are you involved in?
Do you have any advice for someone applying for Deloitte? Or the field you're involved in? I think it’s very important to pinpoint exactly it is about Deloitte and the role you’re applying for that interests you. In order to have that understanding, it’s important to talk to people who have worked in the company and the field. What do you find to be the most interesting or challenging part of your work? The ambiguity and variety. I think there is a certain excitement that comes with changing expectations and uncertainty.
As a graduate in Human Capital Consulting, this varies depending on what project I’m on. We have a broad range of leadership, diversity and inclusion, change management, culture, learning and HR operating model design to name a few. Currently, I’m working on a Leadership Program for an Executive Leadership team. My day-to-day responsibilities include analysing interview and survey results, designing the collateral for the lab (e.g. slides, posters, workbooks) or finding content we can leverage such as journal articles, videos and learning materials.
Can you tell us about your work culture and environment? What sets it apart? The culture of Deloitte is very supportive, friendly and collaborative. I think what sets Deloitte apart is that everyone is incredibly thoughtful, open-minded and understanding. From Day 1, I have always been encouraged to express a point of view and my contributions have always been valued, which is something that is very important to me.
How did you get started in this field? How well did your work relate to the experiences or studies you had in university? I applied for the Human Capital Consulting vacationer program because I’ve always had an interest in people strategy and the future of work. I studied finance in University which on the surface, may not seem particularly relevant to my current role, but I definitely didn’t feel like this was a limitation. Deloitte really values diversity of thought and backgrounds, and much of our learning is done on the job.
Technology in business is a growing necessity. As the years go by, the business world is leaning more and more toward it, making it almost impossible to separate the two from each other. Google, Microsoft and Checkbox are some of the companies at the forefront of many dynamic changes in the technology industry. These companies have been changing how they have been delivering their offerings, often leveraging increased data gathering to create actionable insights through data analytics. Business models have also become more granular, with internet platforms giving customers more flexibility and reach.
ARE YOU A HIGH ACHIEVER? JO IN A U S T R A L IA 'S F A S T E S T G R O W IN G S T A R T - U P Checkbox is a 13x global award winning start-up with the mission of enabling anyone to build software. Currently, we help tier one enterprises across Big 4 professional services, law firms, ASX20 corporates, global insurance and banks transform their businesses by building automation and workflow software without the need to code. As an intern or grad at Checkbox, you'll be working directly with these giants at the forefront of corporate innovation, learning from the Founders, and working with Australia's brightest team in a fast-paced, high growth environment.
Who We Are:
Checkbox is a multi award winning technology start-up with a mission to empower anyone to build software. With a focus on decision and workflow automation, business users within operational roles such as legal, compliance, and procurement, use drag and drop to build their own solutions that automate manual processes, analysis, and documentation. Since launching the product at the end of 2018, we have signed on big brands like Deloitte, Telstra, Allianz and Coca-Cola Amatil, winning 13 awards globally. As a team, we have incredible talent that has previously co-founded or led global SaaS success stories and Co-Founders in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. As people, we are high performers who are positive, collaborative, open and direct in our communication and care a lot about this business and each other.
Checkbox empowers business professionals to create software that their users love. By providing a no-code platform, our customers can automate expert knowledge and processes to rapidly and easily create, maintain and distribute business applications.
How to Apply: Visit the Checkbox website to view current job postings: <www.checkbox.ai/careers/>
KEY DATES UNSW BSOC Careers Fair: 27/02/20
UNSW BSOC High Achievers Luncheon: 18/03/20
MINWOO Can you tell us about Checkboxâ€™s work culture and environment? What sets it apart?
Customer Success Manager
What do you find to be the most interesting or challenging part of your Checkbox as a company is pretty young (only 4 years old!) but has a nice bell curve spread across employee work? ages (from 18-56), which leads to a pretty youthful
A challenging aspect of my day-to-day is managing all the
and all hours of the day, lunch at the park etc.), balanced with a sharp focus on hands-on development and growth. The evolving nature of being in a startup means that we focus on developing skills that help us "evolve" and fit the needs of the business as it scales. For example, when I started, I was focusing on developing my client-facing skills by educating our customers about our product - now that Checkbox has grown, I'm more focused on large scale delivery projects and thinking through sustainable technology innovation in enterprise organisations. Who knows what role I'll play in Checkbox's future? The beauty of working in a scaling startup is that what is required at every stage of the business' evolution is ity. One thing is for sure - it only gets better and more rewarding with time!
involved in. When I started out at Checkbox, it was fairly straightforward because I was liaising with one contact at a fairly small organisation - but I'm now working with multiple ments, which can be taxing to manage. Having said that, the nature of the work really does stretch you to become better
The most interesting part of my work is that every project is solve, the solution that we design, varies quite a bit depending on which customer we're working with. Nothing really stays the same; you can guarantee there will always be change!
How did you get started in this field? How well did your work relate to the experiences or studies you had in university?
In my penultimate year, I realised I wanted to take my future career seriously, but, with zero industry experience, I felt I needed to start with something small to leverage myself into a "bigger" career opportunity. At the time, I had been working with Checkbox's CEO (Evan Wong) through his other startup in the education space As a CSM, my role involves helping customers realise (Hero Education). So, when I shared that I was looking to the value of our technology, a drag-and-drop automawork in the tech space, he let me know that his tech startup, tion platform, by means of teaching and supporting Checkbox, was looking for interns - a perfect match! customers to build out their own software, or to As you can probably tell from reading this, that small opporfacilitate the delivery of software from ideation to tunity leveraged itself and I'm now proudly full time at everyday use! Checkbox! It's an incredibly dynamic role that has me working In terms of my studies, I think they largely set a good with customers across various organisations across foundation when it came to understanding the basics of working in the B2B tech space. However, and you'll probably cations, legal, data, financial services and insurance. hear this a lot, what you learn in uni is really only meant to be a starting point for your knowledge - your growth is Do you have any advice for someone applying for Checkbox? Or specifically the expedited when you get onto the field and begin to apply the fundamentals that you learnt in the classroom.
What do you do? What duties, functions, and responsibilities are you involved in?
field you're involved in?
Business and tech are seemingly at odds, where one can be quite abstract, and the other quite detailed. My advice to someone looking to work in the tech space is to be conscious of these two sides, know which one you can easily lean into, and which one you need to spend time and energy developing. One way to assist in this developing to use a pretty broad, but helpful framework called "Keep, Problem, Try" or KPT, which we're currently using at Checkbox. It is a retrospective tool used to evaluate the behaviours and principles that we should "keep", or "try" to adopt, to eliminate "problems". My advice is to apply this framework to your uni-studies and work experience (whether tech or non-tech related), so that you can begin to build a portfolio of lessons and principles which you can apply to your future career - it's particularly helpful for our context, as a tech startup, because we're always figuring out new ways of doing things so we want to keep a running record of all the lessons that we've learnt along the way! In line with this iterative-learning approach, we're constantly looking for people who are problem solvers, are keen to dive into the details, and who learn from past experiences. The beauty of working in a dynamic environment is that new challenges and obstacles appear (literally) every day. These challenges not only need to be overcome with thoughtful design, but with strong execution - it's like preparing a meal: you can read the recipe all day, but at some point, you have to start cooking!
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Finance and Banking A career in finance opens up a whole new avenue of work that is dynamic and fast-paced however it rewards the individual with a development in challenging yet niche skills. The roles within this industry requires strong numerical and analytical skills which are needed to thrive in an environment where time management and multitasking become the bread and butter of the trade. These finance roles are often client-facing so strong communication and interpersonal skills are a must in order to excel within the pressure-intense situations you and your team deal with.
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Within Corporate Finance, Investment banking stands out as one of the most competitive fields. In making complex financial and strategic deals, there are a lot of important stakeholders to account for and a lot of decisions to make regarding the interests of your client. As an intern or a graduate, you can be assigned to an industry/ sector team. Industry sectors include: Consumer, Financial Institutions, Healthcare, Industrials, Media & Telecommunication, Natural Resources, Real Estate, Gaming and Technology. IBD is typically split into three areas: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A): The M&A division presides over companies that are intent on acquiring/merging with another public or private company. Generally speaking, in an acquisition, a larger company obtains the majority stake in another company while a â€˜Mergerâ€™ takes place when two firms join together to produce a single new firm. Equity Capital Markets (ECM): When a company wishes to raise additional capital to expand their business, the ECM division is able to discuss recommendations or organise and structure the offer process. They will also be able to provide marketing awareness for an equity-issuing campaign such as in the form of Initial Public Offerings. Debt Capital Markets: Similar to the ECM team, DCM market analysts provide advice and raise various types of debt for institutional clients and governments.
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INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES We will give you access to valuable intelligence, decades of experience, and a wealth of perspectives on the future of the financial industry. Join Citi and develop skills for global leadership, with training and experential learning opportunities in an innovative and inclusive working culture.
Citi is more than a global financial services company. It’s an engine for enabling economic growth and progress. Joining Citi means you’ll have the chance to get involved in all its shapes and forms, right across the world. From the micro to the macro, from Australia to New York, our influence continues to grow, with over 200,000 employees doing business in over 160 countries. Our employees work across every time zone and frontier of an ever-changing, and ever-challenging, global financial landscape with the goal of helping our clients meet the world’s toughest challenges and embrace its greatest opportunities.
Internship & Graduate Opportunities: Summer Internship: One of the primary ways in which we identify the very best talent is through our 11 week paid internships. These are aimed at penultimate-year students (although we still encourage you to apply if you’re in a different year!). Our internship program gives you a real taste of what it is like to be an Analyst at Citi. We provide you with: - Mentorship from our current Analysts, Associates and Senior - Management, networking and social events - Lunch & learn Q&A sessions - Direct senior management exposure allowing you to partner with Citi’s leaders. - Opportunities across 6 different business lines with the opportunity to experience rotational placements as part of your program. Our Summer Internships are not just an 11 week program. At the end of the internship, we offer the best and brightest a full-time role, starting after graduation.
Full Time Graduate Analyst: As an Analyst, you will work on meaningful projects that will allow you to make a real impact at Citi. If you are in your last year of undergraduate or Master’s degree study, consider our Full-Time Analyst Program. This two-year rotational program combines in-depth local and global training, mentorship opportunities, rotational programs and interaction with clients and senior management, to help launch you on your career path as an Analyst. Within your first year as an Analyst, you will get the opportunity to attend global training. Markets Graduates will go to London for training in July, Investment Banking and Capital Market Origination will go to NYC in June and Trades and Treasury Solutions will visit London in September. Virtual Online Internships (InsideSherpa): Are you interested in exploring a career within a global bank? Do you want to solve challenging financial problems within a top tier team? Citi is committed to giving you every opportunity to learn and develop. As a part of that we have designed this Virtual Internship to help you build the skills and confidence to pursue a career with us! This program will give you a taste for some of the challenging problems that Citi tackle each day! 80
What We Look For: We embrace diversity in all applicant backgrounds. We don’t just look at backgrounds in Accounting, Finance and Economics, we look at individuals from a wide variety of educational backgrounds who demonstrate a passion for working for Citi. In addition, we value all kinds of past work experience, regardless of relevance – retail, hospitality, administrative and other experience is highly valued. If you come from a different working or educational background, we encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and explore what a career at Citi could look like for you. How to Apply: Summer internship and graduate vacancies open every year at the end of February on our campus website (www.oncampus.citi.com). In order to be eligible for any of our programs, you need to be an Australian citizen or permanent resident. Applications will only be accepted by online submission via our www.oncampus.citi.com website and must include the following: • Cover Letter • Curriculum Vitae (resume) w/ summary of WAM/GPA • Most recent transcript.
KEY DATES UNSW BSOC Careers Fair: 27/02/20 UNSW BSOC High Achievers Luncheon: 18/03/20 Graduate Application Deadline (Sydney + Melbourne): 31/3/20 12:00pm Summer Internship Application Deadline: Melbourne: 14/7/20 12:00pm Sydney: 28/7/20 12:00pm
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What do you do? What duties, functions, and responsibilities are you involved in? In investment banking we work with companies to help them raise money, merge or acquire other companies or provide other financial advisory services. As an analyst I get to help by creating company presentations, drafting documents for disclosure on the ASX, building financial and valuation models, analysing industry or market research and attending meetings with the company or other advisers. Even though I am still early on in my banking career, I find that I am given complete responsibility to drive client deliverables on behalf of the firm.
How did you get started in this field? How well did your work relate to the experiences or studies you had in university?
What do you find to be the most interesting or challenging part of your work?
Citi’s culture really surprised and impressed me. Investment banking can often carry negative stereotypes, but since starting at Citi as an intern I have found everyone to be welcoming, friendly and helpful. I have also been blown away by the amount of exposure I have received early on. For example, on my second day I met the CEO of one of Australia’s most high-profile companies, or when I was an intern I was able to attend meetings with some of Citi’s most prestigious clients. I now also find myself regularly presenting my work to senior executives at client meetings. Citi has continued to provide me with an endless number of learning opportunities, which has contributed to my experience here being so engaging and exciting.
Do you have any advice for someone applying for Nestlé? Or the field you're involved in? One of my favourite quotes is “how you do anything is how you do everything”. Early in your career I think you need to make the decision to leverage every opportunity presented to you and make the most of it. Regardless of what the experience is, you have the potential to learn something new which can improve your application. Investment banking is ultimately a people business, so being able to bring a broad range of perspectives, skills and experiences to work helps you connect with colleagues and clients to make a real impact.
Prior to and during uni I competed as a state rower, so when moving into the corporate world I was looking for something with a similar elite team-based environment. Growing up in Queensland there is not a major finance culture so my interest only sparked after attending a careers fair in NSW. To me the most compelling part of investment banking is the intensity and camaraderie and the collective teamwork. So learning how to work as part of a high performing team – whether in sports or studies – has been incredibly beneficial and helpful.
Can you tell us about Citi’s work culture and environment? What sets it apart?
Working through urgent client requests. Given the nature of our work, clients tend to call on us with business critical issues requiring urgent attention. For example they may have received a takeover offer, may be facing some form of activism impacting their share price or may just require urgent advice on a live deal. Although time pressure is always a challenge, being able to work through these matters with the client is highly stimulating, motivating and rewarding. Investment banking gives you direct access to senior executives very early on, which really is like nothing else! It is an amazing training ground for the rest of your career regardless of the direction you go in.
FLEXIBLE. CONNECTED. UNIQUE THE AMP GRADUATE ROTATIONAL PROGRAM PROVIDES THE PATHWAY TO REALISE YOUR AMBITIONS. YOUR PROGRAM. YOUR JOURNEY. YOUR AMP. The AMP graduate program offers you a personalised development opportunity like no other. As a graduate you will complete a two-year rotational program, rotating within the business area your choice. Taking on meaningful work from day one, you’ll be guided through a tailored training program which aims to accelerate your personal and professional development. AMP welcomes diverse thinkers with entrepreneurial ambitions.
GRADUATE STREAMS We encourage applications from all undergraduate degrees. Explore our website for more information about each graduate business stream, including a full role profile. AMP Australia AMP Accounting & Finance Technology Legal AMP Capital Public Markets AMP Capital Global Distribution & Business Management AMP Capital Real Estate AMP Capital Accounting & Finance
KEY DATES Grad Applications Open 25th Feb 2020 UNSW BSOC Careers Fair: 27/02/20 UNSW BSOC High Achievers Luncheon: 18/03/20 Grad Applications Close 21st March 2020 Assessment Centres 7th April – 1st May 2021 Cohort Start Feb 2021
“I chose the AMP program because graduates get the opportunity to rotate through a wide variety of business areas, from Banking to Advice, to AMP Capital Investments. This means you get exposure to a broad range of technologies including Cloud, Wed / Mobile App Development, Digital, Cyber Security and Investment Management technologies. This has enabled me to develop an understanding of what area of Tech I am truly passionate about. AMP has provided me a great opportunity to work with the latest technologies and develop innovative solutions to business and client problems.” Daniel, Technology Graduate – UNSW, Bach. of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science 82
What do you do? What duties, functions, and responsibilities are you involved in? As an AMP Capital Real Estate Graduate, I rotate around the Real Estate division which span the core functions of Property, Investment and Funds Management. Thus, my responsibilities vary widely, depending on the team I am in. One month I may be assisting with a state-wide legal transition project for our Office and Logistics assets and another I will be onsite at Marrickville Metro to oversee the daily operations of running a shopping centre! My role as a graduate is to learn all about real estate asset management by absorbing as much as I can from every team I’m in and ultimately kickstart my career in Property!
Can you tell us about AMP’s work culture and environment? What sets it apart? AMP’s flexible work environment with a flat, non-hierarchical structure is what sets it apart. Everyone is respectful of your time and commitments outside of work and extremely supportive of a healthy work-life balance, so you won’t ever feel like you’re being micro-managed (as long as you complete your work of course!). Everyone is very friendly and approachable and willing to give you time out of their day for a coffee and chat, if you simply reach out. The graduate program also equips you with a solid support network of people that can guide and advocate for you along the way. Do you have any advice for someone applying for AMP? Or specifically the field you're involved in? The Property industry has recently become Australia’s biggest employer. It is an extremely social industry, and employable staff are ones who are not afraid to network not only internally but also externally. When applying to AMP, just bring yourself, a can-do attitude and an open mind! This will help you make the most out of each rotation and encourage you to try something new. Specifically, for Real Estate, you should have a keen interest in property and clearly discern this in your application. Even if you don’t have experience in the sector, your passion for the industry will speak volumes!
How did you get started in this field? How well did your work relate to the experiences or studies you had in university? Although I did not major in Real Estate studies, I have always been interested in the property industry. In my penultimate year, I completed a 3-month summer internship at a Property company which gave me a taste of the industry and I instantly knew it was for me. Everyone is super down-to-earth and social, and I particularly like real estate assets because they are tangible and withstand the test of time. My experience doing case competitions also helped during the selection process when I was faced with a similar component in the assessment centre.
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What do you find to be the most interesting or challenging part of your work? The best and most challenging part is the rotational nature of the grad program. I love that I’m able to work in many different teams, meet different people and more interestingly, learn how teams interact to ultimately drive return for investors. However, this also means that I regularly change teams. This can be difficult especially when you start to build rapport with the people in your team and want to continue to see a project through end-to-end. Ultimately though this experience teaches you how to prioritise, value your time and experiences. 83
WHAT’S IT LIKE BEING A GRADUATE TRADER WITH US? As a Graduate Trader, you will undergo an intensive 4 to 6 months in-house training program at our headquarters in Amsterdam where you will learn all the intricacies of our trading processes. Upon successful completion, you will start in our Hong Kong office where you will be given the opportunity to manage a desk with a Senior Trader. Soon enough, you will get to manage your own desk where you will then have to formuate your own strategies to both trade and monitor markets, focusing on a wide range of financial products.
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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• Broad market scope: Different asset classes and instruments • Great perks: Medical insurance, catered meals, company trips, subsidised gym memberships and much much more!
What do you do? What duties, functions, and responsibilities are you involved in? As a Quantitative Trader, my role focuses on the end-to-end trading process, which starts with research and extends all the way to trade execution. Every strategy starts with a hypothesis that is generated based on sources such as experience, market microstructure or market anomalies, to name a few. A Trader needs to review terabytes of historical data retrieved from our in-house database that currently houses decades’ worth of information. We then conduct quantitative analysis using statistics, machine learning and various other techniques to verify the hypothesis. One check is never enough! To further test the hypothesis, we need to conduct a simulation and ensure that there are no false positive signals. Once the hypothesis is substantiated, we put the strategy into production to further optimize on latency with efficient algorithms that we code ourselves. Constant monitoring of our strategies and their performance in the market is a key responsibility of a Trader. This feedback is used to further refine the strategy while also developing new hypotheses. Less than 10% of hypotheses are moved into production and hence creativity and constant idea generation is what sets a successful trader apart from a good trader.
How did you get started in this field? How well did your work relate to the experiences or studies you had in university? I graduated from Australian National University with a Bachelors in Actuarial Science. I was instantly attracted to trading due to its result-oriented environment where I could see my actions directly become results. A non-hierarchal and competitive environment is what attracted me most to Flow as I constantly wanted to better my skills and stay ahead of the competition. Basic concepts learnt in Mathematics, Statistics, Probability and Coding definitely helped me develop further within this role. Furthermore, the in-house training program at Flow is uniquely designed to bring out your strongest qualities and help you succeed as a Trader.
Can you tell us about Flow Traders’ work culture and environment? What sets it apart?
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At Flow, we foster a unique ”one team” culture that has provided us with a competitive advantage. Knowledge sharing and constant encouragement of idea generation is at the heart of our trading floor. All traders work in teams and this helps us develop ideas and strategies that eventually generate profits! It also helps facilitate positive conversations between traders that encourage us to look at ideas from different perspectives. The speed at which we work is definitely fast paced and ideas can be put into production within hours!
Do you have any advice for someone applying for Flow Traders? Or the field you're involved in?
The key is to understand Flow Traders’ core business and the role of a Graduate Trader within such a firm. Motivation and passion is essential for any trader and we like to see this through the recruitment process in various areas such as the field of study you undertook, what extracurricular activities you took on and even self-initiated projects that you may have taken on in your own time. Practice is key for the math test and finding different sources or even making your own math test to randomly spit out numbers will help prepare you for this test. Everyone can ace it if they practice! Take time to understand the proprietary trading industry. Ask yourself what you would like to get out of a long-term career and see if Flow can provide you with the right platform to achieve your goals.
What do you find to be the most interesting or challenging part of your work?
As previously mentioned, less than 10% of hypotheses actually go into production and hence creativity and constant idea generation are key requirements in my day-to-day job. This constantly keeps me on my toes and encourages me to improve every day. Constant failure can be demotivating, but in this case I see failure as an opportunity to learn!
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SIG Trading is a global quantitative trading firm founded with a growth mindset and a rigorous, analytical approach to decision making. We bring together the brightest minds, the best technology, and an expansive library of data. Only by tapping into our diverse perspectives and our commitment to education can we truly reach our potential. This ability to think together (but not always alike) has propelled our success. WE’VE GOT WINNING DOWN TO A SCIENCE.
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Applications Open: 1st Feb 2020 We recruit on a rolling basis and if we fill our roles before then we will close early so we recommend you get your applications in sooner rather than later.
Internship Opportunities Our 8 week Summer Trading Internships offer a unique opportunity to get a taste of our graduate program, which includes 4 weeks in our HQ in Philadelphia, all expenses paid! Like the grads, interns have classes and shadow a team on one of our trading desks. Which applicants are eligible? Penultimate years. Graduate Opportunities We hire the brightest STEM, tech, and finance students into the following roles: - Quantitative Traders - Technologists - Buy-Side Researchers - Quantitative Researchers When you join SIG as a grad, we don’t teach you what to think, we teach you how to think. With our proven best-in-class education program, you’ll get a framework for problem solving in complex environments, hands-on training in game theory and decision science. You’ll play poker and other strategy games to practice making optimal decisions under conditions of uncertainty.
Our Culture: FULLY-STOCKED KITCHENS: Our kitchens are stocked with everything you’ll need to kick off your morning, snacks and fresh fruit throughout the day. We provide a fully catered lunch; our menu changes daily and is often themed from different countries reflecting the diverse nationalities here at SIG! GYM + FITNESS: SIG supports the health and wellness of our employees, providing an onsite private gym that you can access 24/7. DRESS CODE: At SIG our dress code is casual; jeans and runners can be worn every day, along with shorts in the summer. CONTINUED LEARNING: In addition to our extensive in-house education (including poker lessons!), we offer tuition reimbursement for work-related course work. Our SIG Speaker Series gives us the opportunity to hear from thought leaders and experts across a variety of topics.
KEY DATES UNSW BSOC Careers Fair: 27/02/20 Graduate + Internship applications open: 1/2/20
HOW TO APPLY: Visit the SIG website: <sig.com/campus>
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The Westpac Graduate Program offers you more than just an ordinary job. The program offers a unique and rewarding experience to accelerate your development, provide you with a platform to fulfil your goals and build your talent for the future. You could be helping make money available 24/7, embracing technology, helping customers and businesses prosper, trading, managing property and so much more. It's a fun, rewarding experience that will accelerate your personal and professional development, providing you a platform to fulfill your goals. We want to challenge you - you can expect to contribute from day one and make an impact to our business. You’ll be part of an inclusive workplace where everyone can bring their whole selves to work. In addition, you’ll experience opportunities to get involved in great community, volunteering and sustainability initiatives. As a graduate, you will gain experience across a range of areas within your selected Business Area. You will gain hands-on experience across several rotations, where you are an integral part of the team. We also support your development with a structured program that includes regular professional development sessions with the central Graduate team.
Our paid Summer Internship Program is a great way to explore a career with Westpac Group and give you a taste of what it is like to work for us. It is designed to ensure that our interns get an insight into the diverse opportunities at Westpac Group – allowing you to make an informed career decision. You will receive on-the-job training, as well as regular lunch and learn sessions with the central Graduate Team, while contributing to business unit projects and assisting your assigned team.
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Most of our graduate and intern positions are in Sydney, however select programs have graduate positions available interstate and we have opportunities in NSW, VIC, QLD, SA and WA.
There are four key steps to the application journey: Your Application – this is completed online and will take 10 minutes to submit. Online Assessments – after screening, you may be invited to complete a series of online assessments, comprised of a culture fit assessment and cognitive ability testing – to help us determine your alignment to our values and suitability for the role. Video Interview – a pre-recorded series of questions allowing us to learn a little more about you and your motivation for wanting to work at Westpac and in your chosen business area. Assessment Centre – this is a half-day assessment centre comprised of several different activities, and an opportunity to meet with our business representatives and current graduates. 90
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BSOC is back with another careers guide to help YOU navigate the career opportunities presented to Business School students. This guide cont...