Careers and Employability Office (CEO) E-Newsletter
16 June 2017
Good luck with your exams
1:1 Careers appointments are available over the winter break, email now to make a booking!
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

CEO News and Events
SUBS X CEO First Years Conference

SAVE THE DATE | 10 & 11 August

If you're in your first year, it is vital to engage early and start thinking about your career path.

This is just the beginning! Find out what no one told you before starting your journey through university. 

More information and how to register coming soon!

Be a mentor next semester!

The Business School Peer Mentoring Program is now recruiting Postgraduate mentors for semester 2, 2017.

Mentors provide practical information and support to a small group of new students in their first weeks at the Business School.

Mentors receive free professional development and training, gain valuable experience in group leadership and communication, and widen their networks with new friends and contacts.

Sign up before 21 June


SUMMER 2017-18

Gain invaluable international experience over the summer vacation; living and working overseas whilst gaining credit towards your degree. 

Placements available in Washington DC, Los Angeles, China & Hong Kong in all discipline areas.

Come along to an information session to find out more about the opportunities and application requirements:

For US IPP and Shanghai Business Immersion Program

Wednesday 2nd August, 12-1pm Abercrombie Building, Room 1050

Register here

For the China/Hong Kong Industry Placement Program

Thursday 3rd August, 12-1pm Abercrombie Building, Room 1070

(this program is open to Chinese/Hong Kong national students)

Register here

Further information is available on our webpage


IPP offers an opportunity to work for a leading organisation as part of your degree.  You will gain quality industry experience whilst earning credit towards your degree by working (unpaid) with one of our industry partners.

Placements are available in all discipline areas.

Information Sessions:

9th August 12-1pm Abercrombie Building, Room 1050

10th August 5-6pm Abercrombie Building Room 1050

The information sessions are designed to give you an insight into the program and application requirements.

Further information on the program available here

Have you met the CEO team?

Each eNewsletter edition is going to feature one of our own, this week it's Daniel Smith our Student Experience Coordinator! 

Click read more!
Name: Dan Smith

How long you’ve been working with CEO? 

I’ve been working with the CEO for 2 years as one of the Student Experience Programs Coordinators. My job is to look after a number of programs that Business Students with support and development experiences outside the classroom. The biggest one is the Business Peer Mentoring Program which matches senior students with commencing first years each semester during the orientation period. I also manage the Alumni Mentoring Program, a career mentoring program for senior students, the Clubs and Societies program, and other student-related programs.

What do you love about your job and working with the CEO?

I feel a strong connection to the programs I run because I was a lost student when I studied my undergrad, and similar programs helped me! I remember how daunted I felt on my first semester at university and how much my peer mentor helped me to fit in, so I feel a great sense of achievement to know I’m contributing to students’ success by helping them out when they start. I love working with enthusiastic students and watching everyone learn and grow from first year to graduation.

Top tips for online interviews?

The obvious tip is to practice before you attempt your final interview. Most online interview platforms do not allow you to resubmit, and trust me it’s painfully obvious who has and hasn’t practiced. Acing online interviews is a skill that needs practice to build up your confidence because you need to make a good impression in an empty room, which can feel a little silly.

You should look directly at the webcam because this will be perceived as if you are making eye contact with the assessor – try to avoid looking at the little image of you in the bottom corner (cover it with a post-it if you need to!), or elsewhere on the screen.

To help you look directly at the webcam, find a small photo of your mum/dad/girlfriend/boyfriend/cat/dog/best mate and stick it just above or next to the camera. This way, you have someone friendly to focus on when you speak. The fact that the photo is of someone you love will also calm your nerves and make you appear warmer to the assessor – which is vitally important for building rapport when you aren’t in the same room.

Tips for getting ahead at uni?

It seems a bit obvious, but checking emails regularly, and reading the CEO eNews and Student News is essential to finding out about opportunities that can enhance your resume and broaden your horizons at uni.

Pay attention to your well-being. It’s tempting to pull all-nighters and study all weekend to get the best marks possible, but this may leave you super stressed at the end of it (which will mean lower marks too)! I know it’s hard to give up precious study time, but doing something fun in between your study sessions can reduce stress and make you calmer – that way you can ace the exam when it comes. You could watch a short episode of something on TV, read a book for 20 minutes, have a quick coffee with a friend, play with a pet, or even have a power nap. 
Business School News and Events
THRIVE Interdisciplinary Project Unit of Study 

Are you interested in making a difference and having the opportunity to work on real-world issues that have tangible outcomes? 

In semester 2 2017, the University is offering an exciting opportunity for students from the Business School to collaborate with THRIVE who support and nurture refugee entrepreneurs on their business start-ups for ‘real-world’ outcomes. Our flagship partner, THRIVE has identified a range of potential start-up projects that our Business students can help to address such as evaluating products and services for successful marketing and business outcomes. 

Visit the website for more information about THRIVE outcomes.

To be eligible, students must be enrolled in a Business School degree, on track to complete 48 credit points of study by the start of semester 2 2017 with a minimum weighted average mark of 65. You must have a Commerce elective free to be eligible for this unit. 

To apply: send an Expression of Interest to with THRIVE in the email title. 
In your email send you SID, full name and 300-450 words addressing the following: 
1. Why are you interested in this project? 
2. How will you benefit from the project? 
3. What will you contribute to the project? 

Applications close 5pm on Friday 16 June 2017

Scaling Social Enterprises in Vietnam January 6 – 19th 2018

The Remote and Rural Enterprise (RARE) Program is offering selected undergraduate students from The Business School, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies, and Faculty of Science an opportunity to study social enterprise in Vietnam as part of an action research project in the unit IBUS3106 in January 2018. Successful students will be offered a $2,500 scholarship from the New Colombo Mobility Program to support their travel and accommodation in Hanoi, Vietnam.

How to Apply  
  • Limited places available!
  • Enrolments from the Business School must be approved by Dr Massimo Garbuio and be allowed within your degree program.
  • To apply visit the RARE website, download the ‘Student Application’ form and submit along with your CV and Academic Transcript (unofficial transcript is fine) to
  • Applications close Sunday 6th August 2017
  • Once approved, apply through IBUS3106 International Business Special Project 
Clubs and Societies Events
Are looking for someone like YOU! Are you passionate about making an impact, fostering innovation, and being entrepreneurial.


Applications to join the executive for Hult Prize at University of Sydney 2017 are CLOSING SOON!

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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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