School Visits and Career Markets

The Co-op Program recruits from high schools Australia wide. We try to get the message out about the program to as many students as possible.

A major promotion activity undertaken by the program is sending our Co-op Scholar Ambassadors out to schools and careers markets to talk to students, their parents, and their teachers about Co-op and how to apply.

Our Scholar Ambassadors share their unique stories and experiences gained through the program and directly relate to the students who are approaching the end of high school and wondering what to do next. They offer a very real insight into what it means to be a Co-op scholar studying at UNSW.

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The Co-op opportunity and your students

Co-op launches careers!

Offering support and guidance, blending tertiary study with industry experience, the Co-op Program opens up a world of opportunities for students to create their own careers. We select students with leadership potential and a passion for a particular industry to delve head first into their chosen field and hit the ground running.

“The industry placements offer invaluable experience. They expose you to real life jobs and work environments where you learn skills unattainable in the classroom. These placements allow you to explore your career path and understand what you like or dislike working on, giving you a great head start.”

Davina Adisusila, Computer Science scholar, St Ursula's College Kingsgrove

For high school students unsure of what career may suit them or seeking more information about a particular career path, Co-op offers a Create Your Career Evening offering advice from academics, industry and current scholars from our program streams, including Business, Technology, Engineering and Science. Students have the opportunity to talk one on one and ask questions about the field of study/industry providing a chance to evaluate if this is the path for them.

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How students found out about the Co-op Program

42%

CAREER ADVISERS

42%

WEBSITE

34%

SCHOOL VISIT

Application Statistics

932

APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED

AUSTRALIA WIDE, TOTALLING

2200 PROGRAM PREFERENCES

329

INTERVIEWEES

SOME STUDENTS HAD

MULTIPLE INTERVIEWS

77

SCHOLARS

FOR 2019

School Success

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122 schools Australia-wide have produced the 273 Co-op scholars currently completing degrees at UNSW.

  = Schools with successful Scholar in 2019 (54 in total)

Abbotsleigh
Alexandria Park Community School
All Saints Anglican School
Arthur Phillip HS
Ascham
Avondale School
Ballarat Grammar
Barker College
Barrenjoey HS
Baulkham Hills HS
Bede Polding College
Bethlehem College
Blacktown Boys HS
Bonnyrigg HS
Brigidine College Randwick
Brisbane Grammar
Calrossy Anglican School
Canberra Girls Grammar
Canberra Grammar
Canley Vale HS
Caringbah HS
Chatswood HS
Cherrybrook Technology HS
Christ Church Grammar
Churchlands Senior HS
Cowra HS
Cranbrook School
Cronulla HS
Danebank Anglican School for Girls
Dickson College
Epping Boys HS
Fort Street HS
Gippsland Grammar - Garnsey
Girraween HS
Gosford HS
Gungahlin College
Hale School
Hornsby Girls HS
Hurlstone Agricultural HS
James Ruse Agricultural HS
John Monash Science School
John Paul College
Kambala School for Girls
Kildare Catholic College
Killara HS
Knox Grammar
Kooringal HS
Korowa Anglican Girls School
La Salle College
Lalor Secondary College
Loreto Kirribilli
Loreto Normanhurst
Macarthur Girls HS
MacKillop College
Macquarie Fields HS
MacRobertson Girls HS
Maitland Grossman HS
Malek Fahd Islamic School
Marcellin College Randwick
Marist College Kogarah
Marist College North Sydney
Marist Sisters' College Woolwich
Masada College
McAuley Catholic College
Melville HS
Menai HS
Meriden School
MLC School
Moriah College
Mount St Joseph Milperra
NBSC Manly Campus
Newcastle Grammar
Newington College
Normanhurst Boys HS
North Sydney Boys HS
North Sydney Girls HS
Northholm Grammar
Oakhill College
Ormiston College
Pacific Hills Christian School
Parramatta Marist HS
Patrician Brothers College
Pennant Hills HS
Penrith HS
Prairiewood HS
Presbyterian Ladies' College
Pymble Ladies' College
Queenwood School for Girls
Radford College
Randwick Girls HS
Ravenswood School for Girls
Reddam House
Redlands
Rockhampton Grammar
Rose Bay Secondary College
Rouse Hill Anglican School
Santa Sabina College
SCEGGS Darlinghurst
SCEGS (Shore School)
Sefton HS
Seymour College
Shenton College
Smith's Hill HS
Somerset College
South Sydney HS
SSC Blackwattle Bay
St Aidan's Anglican Girls School
St Aloysius' College - Sydney
St Andrew's Cathedral School
St Augustine's College
St Catherine's School
St Clare's College
St Francis Xavier's College
St George Girls HS
St Ignatius' College, Riverview
St John's College
St Joseph's College
St Joseph's Regional College
St Luke's Grammar
St Marys Senior HS
St Monica's College
St Patrick's College
St Pius X College
St Spyridon College
St Ursula's College
Strathfield Girls HS
Sydney Boys HS
Sydney Girls HS
Sydney Grammar
Sydney Technical HS
The Hutchins School
The Illawarra Grammar School
The King's School
The Scots College
Trinity Grammar School
Turramurra HS
University Senior College
Wagga Wagga HS
Waverley College
Westfields Sports HS
William Clarke College
Willoughby Girls HS
Wyndham College
"Co-op gives you the opportunity to challenge yourself beyond your studies by helping to enhance your leadership and industry skills. I applied for Co-op because I wanted the chance to extend myself throughout my time at university."
Caroline Flynn, Industrial Chemistry scholar, Loreto Normanhurst