Careers and Employability Office (CEO) E-Newsletter
11 May 2017
Listen up, it's Post Graduate Careers Week -
EmployableYOU podcast series is out now in our eCommunity on Blackboard!
Since 2006, the Careers and Employability Office has been offering its tailored and distinct services to all of our Business School students.
Achieving career aspirations for all of our students is a top priority for our Business School. Our team of dedicated business career experts offer a specialised careers and employability service for every student across all of our degree programs. Our career support includes strong linkages into industry and our corporate partners are featured in as many of our events and services as possible.

Business School students who engage early with career exploration, professional skill development and industry connections are best equipped to make their mark in today's complex and changing professional world.
Jobs and Work Experience Opportunities
The CEO connects you with employers on and off campus, discover all the latest employment opportunities and graduate programs available.

Stay up to date with available internships, summer and vacation roles, professional, volunteer work and international opportunities.

Visit the CEO online jobs page

Helping others triggers the release of chemicals in your brain, giving you that feel-good buzz. It’s just one of the seven surprising benefits of volunteering our experts explain as we celebrate National Volunteer Week

Over 100 Business School students thoroughly enjoyed volunteering at the Mother's Day Classic Fun Run last year and it's coming up again on Sunday 14 May 2017!

Sign up today to volunteer today!

CEO News and Events

Post Graduate Careers Week 

Our series of pod casts has been designed to prepare post graduate students for those tricky conversations and situations we all love to hate in the work place. Featuring Business School alumni who share their insights and experiences from across their very exciting careers. Take a listen now:

#employableYOU Photo Competition
Have you visited the new Careers and Student Experience Lounge? It is the best time to check it out with the #employableYOU photo competition now open!

All you have to do is visit the Careers and Student Experience Lounge, ABS Basement Level and take a photo of your favourite resource in the new space!

Ensure your Instagram profile is public (so we can see your pics), tag @sydney_uni_business_school, and use #employableYOU for your chance to win $50 co-op voucher, 2x movie tickets or a practice interview. Also up for grabs is a study survival kit courtesy of one of our favourite employers, stay tuned to find out who!

The winner will be announced Friday 26 May 2017.

Have you met the CEO team?

Each eNewsletter edition is going to feature one of our own, this week it's Grozzi our Careers Services Manger – Education...

 Grozdana Maric Manalo

Tell us about your background and how long you have been a part of the team?

I started my CEO journey back in 2010 as the Careers Information Officer, and I managed the student communications, marketing and promotions, and I ran the Careers Kiosk – a drop in service for resume and cover letter reviews, and general career queries. 

I then moved into the Career Consultant role, which I absolutely love. I completed my Master of Learning and Development this year, which has enabled me to develop my counselling skills, and create a number of career education programs. 

This year I’ll be taking on the Careers Services Manger – Education role, which covers all things career education, and focuses on ensuring that Business School students have the resources they need to be career ready. 

Why do you love your job and working with the CEO:

- Providing guidance to students 

- Meeting interesting people from industry and in the University

- Diversity – diversity of our students, diversity of work

- My colleagues! – the CEO team is supportive, collaborative, and passionate about supporting Business School students

- Innovation – we often try new ways of engaging with students and delivering content

- It’s never boring! There is always a new project to immerse yourself in

- Flexibility – working at the university allows you to have a great work life balance

- Seeing our students succeed

- Connections with our alumni 

Skills for the future, what employability skills would you reccomend for students to focus on developing whilst studying?

- Communication

- Initiative

- Teamwork

- Analytical skills

- Enterprise Skills

- Problem solving

- Creative skills 
Business School News and Events
International Immersion in Singapore
A New Colombo Plan program

The New Colombo Plan is a signature Australian government initiative to develop Australian students' understanding of the Indo-pacific region. Through this grant, the University of Sydney Business School
has secured funding to support 15 undergraduate Business students to
participate in a short-term cultural and research immersion program to Singapore from 4 to 18 December 2017. 

For more information please visit the website
Or alternatively please contact Dr Jeaney Yip
T +9351 5494| E

To register for the program, please visit
Expressions of interest strictly close 26 May 2017

Service Learning in Indigenous Communities

Come and work with Aboriginal communities  on a range of critical projects on country.

Service Learning in Indigenous Communities is a six credit point earning unit of study that provides exciting interdisciplinary opportunities for students to take the knowledge and capabilities gained in their studies and apply them in real world settings to complex social, economic, civil, political and cultural issues in Aboriginal communities across Australia.

This program is about interdisciplinary teams of students from The University of Sydney working with Aboriginal communities to tackle real-world problems and together work towards developing joint solutions.

For more information, to check your eligibility and the full list of placements, visit the website

Recently a few of our students travelled to Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory, as part of their Service Learning in Indigenous Community (SLIC) coursework. Check out their blog post

External News and Events
Chartered Accountants ANZ Meet the Business Leader 2017 - Your invitation to meet with future employers & Chartered Accountants.

Are you a first year student currently studying business? Meet the Business Leader 2017 is an exciting opportunity for current first year domestic* students to secure a cadetship which will allow you to gain work experience while completing your university degree. The event, hosted by Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand, is on Wednesday 17 May, 4:30 – 7:30pm at Luna Park. There is no cost to attend, however you will need to register online to secure your spot at the event. For more information, please visit the website or speak to your Careers Service.

* Due to visa requirements, only Australian or New Zealand citizens or Australian Permanent Residents are able to apply for Cadet Programs. Because of this, Meet the Business Leader is only open to first year domestic students.


CommSec & Global Markets invite you to think differently about investment & trading! The event will give you the opportunity to learn more about CommSec and Global Markets and will include rotations across several tables that provide a rare insight to what we do across to the two platforms. This event is best suited to penultimate or pre-penultimate Australia / NZ citizens who have an interest in employment with CommBank.

Thursday, 25 May 2017
Level 19, 201 Sussex Street

Register at this link by Friday, 12 May

Career Management for Students With Disabilities
Monday 22 May, 1-2pm
Register to attend on the CareerHub

Join us for a relaxed and informal panel discussion which will focus on managing and advancing your career.

Our guest speakers will cover a range of topics including gaining experience, navigating the recruitment process, making decisions about disclosure and requesting reasonable workplace adjustments. 

Students are most welcome to ask questions and contribute to the discussion. 

If you have any specific accessibility requirements please contact Terri Mears on (02) 8627 5067 or
If you require Auslan interpreting it would be appreciated if you could let us know!


Clubs and Societies Events
Austern International offers students the chance to participate in an international or domestic global leadership program in Melbourne, Singapore or Hong Kong. In this bootcamp, students will be completing 2 company challenges this July for companies like Oracle, Groupon, HyperVic (Australia’s first hyperloop startup). You will be building your portfolio of creativity thinking, transferable skills and initiative.

Workshops will be conducted throughout the program to develop the skills highly sought after by employees such as:
- Working in diverse teams
- Presentation & pitching skills
- Networking & interviewing skills
- Linkedin & resume building

You will also have a chance to be mentored by top executives such as the GM of Singapore Press Holdings (the Fairfax of Singapore), Director of the Ascott and many more.

Apply here:


Do you find it difficult to succeed in the assessment centre? 
Do you want to gain advice from professionals in your dream industry? 
China Entrepreneur Network Sydney is holding a Mock Assessment Centre for You!
You can choose your preferred industry sector, and our experienced professionals from Accenture, PwC, Deloitte, CBA and HSBC will be your assessor. 
Don't miss this opportunity to learn from these talents.

Apply now through the link below!
* Application deadline is 18:00 13th May.
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Additional Resources
Home of Australia’s GradMaker, the Graduate Jobs Match Maker. 

Great information and resources to help you find your perfect Graduate Job 

Graduate Opportunities:
For the latest, most comprehensive information on graduate jobs in Australasia. There’s also information here for International Graduates
Check the website below to see opportunities as they become available 

Going Global:
Going Global is great for local and international students looking for local/international opportunities! Search jobs and country information. 

Job vacancies from all Australian career sites, job boards and recruitment agencies, and organises that information to make it accessible with easy find/search options! Visit now

Sydney University Careers Centre:

You can also visit the Sydney University Careers Centre Website on 

Contact Singapore:
Visit the Contact Singapore Job Portal for exciting opportunities in Singapore: 

Create a Profile – Connect with Recruiters – search the Student Jobs and Alumni Portals
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The Careers and Employability Office
Careers and Student Experience Lounge
Come see us at the careers and student experience lounge, receive coaching on your resume and cover letter, careers queries and resource tips. We can also let you know about upcoming careers and employability events and workshops that will help you get ahead!  

We are located in the Abercrombie Building, Basement Level open Monday-Friday, 12-3pm, during teaching weeks unless otherwise indicated.

Careers Counselling
Would you like to sit down with one of our expert careers counsellors? Make a booking now for assistance with selecting your majors, finding the right path to kick start you career or feedback on your resume and cover letter and to practice your interview skills!
Email to find out what times are available and to make your booking: 

N.B. This information has been sent to you by the University of Sydney Business School Careers and Employability Office. The provision of this information does not constitute an endorsement by the University of the merits of the organisation providing the information. The University is passing on information which may assist you in your job search. You should make your own enquiries to verify any of the information given.
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