Industry Connections

industry spokesperson delivering speech

Not sure what you can do with your degree?

Where could you work? How can you apply your interests to a fulfilling career? What industries are growing and what are job market trends?


It’s ok if you don’t have the answers to these questions! Exploring and researching potential answers is part of every student’s learning journey and we’re here to help!

Our Industry Connections (IC) are designed to help you learn about and explore different careers, industries, and trends that you may not have ever heard of, or are curious to learn more about. You can also connect with industry professionals to gain insider insight to help you navigate potential career options and connect your academic studies to industry.

Each term, we source industry professionals to present in a relaxed environment on a topic of relevance influencing the working world for students.  Topics are chosen based on student feedback to help inspire you and provide insight into factors shaping your future work.

Upcoming Connections:

To be announced

Past Connections: 

  • Working in Start Ups: Insights and Trends
  • Applying Equity and Diversity in your Career - Optiver, TAL, GradWISE and Welcoming Cities
  • Careers with a Social Impact - Centre for Social Impact, Teach for Australia, Department of Defence and Unbound 
  • Global Employability and Mobility - Jardine Matheson, Talent Mobility Search, Citi and SAS
  • Tech Skills for Non-Tech Students - Microsoft and FDM Group
  • Emotional Intelligence and How to Use it to Succeed - EY, Atlassian and HENNGE 
  • The World of Work Post COVID-19 - Suncorp, Deloitte, Grad Connection and Tata Consultancy Services

Who can participate?

Industry Connections are open to all UNSW undergraduate and postgraduate students from any faculty.

When and where do they take place?

In Term 3, the following 4 connections will be held virtually, each will run for 1 hour and a half:

Session 1: 24 September, 5pm - Global Employability and Mobility. Employer TBC

Session 2: 6 October, 1pm - Careers with a Social Impact. Employer TBC

Session 3: 27 October, 1pm - Applying Equity and Diversity in your Career. Employer TBC
(This event is supported by the UNSW Division of Equity Diversity & Inclusion as part of Diversity Fest 2020.)

Session 4: 10 November, 1pm - Working in Start Ups: Insights and Trends. Employer TBC.


How do I register?

Once registration for the session is open, you can register by clicking on one of the links above. To ensure we provide you with a valuable learning experience, we will also ask you to complete an anonymous 1-minute questionnaire before and after attending. 

What are some of the organisations that present?

We source presenters from a range of industries and organisations, many of which are long term employer partners of UNSW and often recruit UNSW students at our Careers Expos. Employers have included, Microsoft, FDM Group, EY, Atlassian, HENNGE, Suncorp, Deloitte, Grad Connection and Tata Consultancy Services.

Will there be job opportunities?

Unlike employer recruitment presentations which focus specifically on job opportunities with a specific organisation, Industry Connections focus on providing information on industry trends shaping the world of work across organisations and/or industries. Participating organisations may still choose to promote opportunities or their graduate recruitment program at the end of the session, but this will not be the focus.  For many students, this can be a perfect opportunity to first become familiar with an organisation before attending a recruitment presentation. Employer recruitment presentations are listed here and we also encourage you to attend our Careers Expos.  

Can I suggest topics?

Absolutely! We usually ask students for topic suggestions via our Facebook Page or Newsletter and then have students vote on their most preferred. If you have an idea, please submit it here. 

This engagement opportunity may not be suitable for an MBA student, please refer to the AGSM Career Development Centre for MBA-relevant opportunities.

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