Why do you sponsor the Co-op Program?
We believe the students that study at UNSW are of an extremely high calibre. We not only love working with the UNSW co-op program team but the program seems to be leading the way in developing top talent and well rounded students ready for exciting corporate careers.
Please describe a highlight working with a UNSW Co-op Scholar?
Zoe Diamond joined us as a co-op student in our Finance team. She was able to contribute so much during her placement with us that we hired her back as a business analyst in our Enterprise Program Office team in her final year of studies.
In your opinion, what advantage does the UNSW Co-op Program offer its Scholars in their career development?
The program is founded on a robust and effective selection process, the program offers students the opportunity to test and trial a variety of corporate environments and industries so they are well placed to make decisions about their careers associated with their strengths and interests.
What advice would you give to high school students considering the Co-op Program and a career in the field you work in?
Be open to exploring the areas of Information Technology and Actuarial. Careers in both of these areas can offer so much diversity - there are many different opportunities in our organisation and industry for students with these backgrounds to explore, and many opportunities to progress quickly to senior expert and manager roles. Employees with these backgrounds are highly sort after and valued in our organisation as they are specialist in their fields and highly sought after in the market/industry we work in.