Careers and Employability Office (CEO) E-Newsletter
14 September 2017
Visit us at the Careers and Student Experience Lounge
Open Monday to Friday 12-3pm Abercrombie Basement
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

Are you keen to pursue a career as a Marketing Communications professional in a creative, PR, digital, experiential or activation agency? Come along to hear real life stories of what it’s really like from our panel of recent Graduates from JWT who are currently part of the Communications Council Graduate program.
You can also find out more about the Program from the Program Manager at this insightful lunchtime event. 

Thursday 21 September 12pm-2pm
Room 1070, Abercrombie Building 

Suitable for students from all different academic backgrounds, not just Marketing.
For more information, check out the website

Student Sourced Placements

Do you have an unpaid internship in Sydney over the Summer vacation?
Would you like to earn credit points towards your degree for the internship? If you answered yes, you may be eligible to apply for the Student Sourced Placement Program.

In recognition of the value that experiential learning adds to the development of a student’s employability skills the Business School is running a pilot over the 2017-18 summer vacation allowing students to earn credit for student-sourced placements. Placements must be relevant to your studies and approved by the School as meeting the relevant learning outcomes for the unit of study.  All placements and host organisations must be approved by the Business School prior to you enrolling in the unit of study.
Please note that there are two placement periods:

27th November 2017 to 5th January 2018 – applications close 29 Sep 2017 5pm

15th January to 23rd February 2018 – applications close 30 Oct 2017 5pm

For more information and how to apply visit the website

NEXT Innovation Accelerator Program – semester 1 2018

The 'NEXT' Innovation Accelerator is a national work integrated learning experience supported by Deloitte, Westpac, IAG, and CSIRO. NEXT provides an opportunity for university students to step through a 12 week innovation accelerator program, gain real industry experience and essential professional skills.

NEXT is a for credit unit of study in the Masters of Commerce and Masters of Professional Accounting. Students are offered industry mentors, on-sight skills workshops, access to subject experts and the opportunity to pitch their innovations by Westpac, Deloitte, CSIRO and IAG.

The NEXT Innovation Accelerator will act as the catalyst for development of skills and attributes required to work in a globalised knowledge economy (innovation, teamwork, communication, critical thinking, intercultural working and leadership) 

Applications now open until 17th September 2017.
See here for more information or to apply

Business School News and Events
Community Placement Program (CPP)

This program provides students with the opportunity to work with a diverse range of social businesses. One of the fastest growing sectors in Australia and overseas, social enterprises aim to simultaneously create social and economic value by bringing social impact into the value chain of traditional business models.

Summer intensive application deadline Friday, 6 October 2017

Apply now

Business & Economics Exchange Information Session

Are you a Business or Economics student at the University of Sydney? Want to find out more about semester, year-long or short term study opportunities abroad? 

Come along and hear about the overseas study opportunities for Business and Economics students at one of our many partner institutions around the world! This session will provide an overview of the semester/year-long exchange and short term programs, including eligibility and available destinations to act as a springboard for your research and planning

Register now

Sydney Ideas

Join our panel of experts as they debate whether entrepreneurs are born or created.
Australia is currently ranked 23 on the Global Innovation Index published by INSEAD and Cornell business schools. If we are to become more like countries such as Israel or places like Silicon Valley, we need to create an environment that nurtures entrepreneurship. 
  • Date: Wednesday 11 October
  • Times: 6.30 to 7.30pm
  • Venue: General Lecture Theatre, the Quadrangle, the University of Sydney Venue location
  • Cost: Free and open to all, with online registration requested.
  • Registration: Register online at this page.
External Events
GradConnection Top100 Future Leaders Competition 2018

Finding the most promising future leaders graduating from Australian Universities! Alongside the Top100 Graduate Employers awards is the Top100 Future Leaders competition and is a unique competition just for students like you.
- Gain exposure to Australia’s best graduate employers
- Practice the actual recruitment process before you have to do the real thing
- Represent the Business School and help us rank higher in these awards
- Increase Your Profile; Be featured in the Australian Financial Review


Pollinate Energy’s Fellowship Program

Think you’ve got what it takes to kick-start your own social enterprise? Get hands on and take a deep dive into social business with the PollinateEnergy Fellowship in India.

Credit Points & Mobility Grants available through the Community Placement Program, contact Venessa Ahern for further details via email

Applications are open until October 2nd so get in quick!

40K Globe

This summer, 40K Globe are looking to scale the platform to 1500 more children. 40K Globe is about joining a movement of young Australians who are actively providing access to quality learning in restricted environments across the world. 

Academic credit and funding is available for you to participate in the 40K Globe internship to rural India this summer. Interning in a team with six to eight other Globers, you’ll be intensely working over a month period to scope, implement and open a new 40K PLUS pod in a rural Indian village.

Awarded Australia’s most innovative social enterprise in 2016, 40K PLUS is an after-school education platform that utilises technology to provide primary-aged students living in rural India access to high-quality English education.

Join the movement and apply online at WWW.40KGLOBE.COM.AU 

$5,000 New Colombo Plan Grants for study for a semester in Indonesia

ACICIS’ Indonesian Business, Law and Society Program (IBLS) is a semester-long program hosted by the Islamic University of Indonesia (UII), Yogyakarta. Taught in English, this program provides students with a comprehensive understanding of Indonesian business, law and society at regional and global levels, as seen from an Indonesian perspective, while developing necessary critical skills to enter their respective fields.

Visit the website for more information 


Clubs & Societies Events
FINSOC is proud to present our first partnered trading competition with TradeMax

FINSOC and TradeMax are calling upon all students, from Business to STEM faculties in the University of Sydney, to participate in THE BEST, THE MOST AMAZING university trading comp you've ever heard of. With $2000 and real trading opportunities up for grabs, this is the opportunity of a lifetime!

Demonstrate your skills and knowledge in real-life situations. Gain invaluable experience in volatile financial market trading in asset classes ranging from currency to commodities and more. Develop your ultimate trader alter ego.

Registration ends 23rd of September 2017. LIMITED SPOTS (so make sure to get in quick and provide detailed answers ��)

Find out more:

Let the trades begin!
$1000 Scholarship for VISION Leadership & Development Program

FINSOC has recently partnered up with E-LEAD to provide you, our beloved members, with a $1000 scholarship to participate in the VISION Leadership and Development Program! 

VISION is a highly immersive leadership and career development program that is developed using a contemporary leadership framework and is modelled on the leadership approaches used at the world’s leading business schools including Harvard, MIT, Yale and Wharton. The program integrates knowledge-based leadership learning, leadership and soft skills training and personal leadership development.

A large number of professionals, consultants and leadership coaches from the following organisations are engaged in various capacities to inspire and develop students during the course of the program:

Accenture, IBM, Citi, ABC, Qantas, Sydney Water, Telstra, Gallup, Morgan Stanley, HP, PwC, American Express, NBN, Deloitte, MedTech International, Unconscious Potential, WM Consulting, Glow International, Sydney Opera House, Hakluyt, Changing Change International and the Treasury.

The program is held during mid-semester break from 25 September to 1 October and consists of the following two components:
1. Leadership and Career Development Workshops: 25-28 September (CPA Australia, Sydney CBD)
2. Experiential Leadership Residential: 29 September - 1 October (Broken Bay Island)

For more information visit here

UNIT Industry Insights Evening

UNIT invites high achieving students from all years to attend our second annual Industry Insights Evening, held at Citi’s offices in the Sydney CBD on Wednesday 20 September. The Industry Insights Evening is designed to provide attendees with a thorough understanding of the current trends and challenges experienced within the financial services industry, as well as an introduction to the recruitment process for internships and graduate positions.

There will be two panel discussions, covering the investment banking and global markets divisions, featuring panelists from some of Australia’s pre-eminent corporate advisory and securities firms including Citi, Macquarie, Goldman Sachs, UBS, Morgan Stanley, Nomura, J.P. Morgan, Westpac, Aberdeen Asset Management and PIMCO. This will be followed by networking over light refreshments.

Attendance is strictly by application only and closes at midnight, Friday 15 September. 

Registration Link:

Facebook event

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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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