UNSW Hero Program

UNSW Hero Program

The UNSW Hero Program (UNSW Heroes) helps prepare graduates to take on the challenges imposed by a rapidly evolving workplace by equipping them with an innovative and entrepreneurial mindset, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and most importantly confidence.

The program uses a three-tier structure including; Industry workshops; an innovative project and volunteering work experience.

Responsibilities

The Hero Program involves a range of responsibilities:

  • Attend industry and skills development workshops
  • Grow your professional network of contacts and learn to improve your personal branding
  • Collaborate as a cross-faculty team to identify and validate opportunities to improve the student experience at UNSW
  • Attend team and mentor meetings regularly throughout the program period
  • Build a prototype solution/mock-up as part of the intrapreneurship group project
  • Deliver a professional presentation slide deck and pitch script that sells your innovative idea to UNSW and industry stakeholders
  • Network with key UNSW stakeholders, staff and industry partners to secure yourself a paid placement or volunteering opportunity

How to get involved

The program runs twice a year in T1 and T3 and is open to all UNSW students – first years to postgrads, arts to engineers. We like diversity. Whether you're a curious mind with a flair for creativity or just an enthusiastic, eager soul looking for personal development and some fun - we want to hear from you.

Applications open in T2 and T3 but you can express an interest on the Hero website.

Positions

  • Participant
  • Mentor
  • Volunteer opportunities available

Training

Before each cohort begins the program,  it will involve a mandatory orientation day, team training and industry partner workshops. 

Regular mentoring and feedback sessions will be scheduled throughout the duration of the program.

Duration

The program runs 2 weeks prior to the term starting so will involve commitment during part of the holidays. The program once started, will normally be over 8 weeks but this can change slightly from cohort to cohort.

Expected commitment: You will need to achieve 20 hours of participation in order for the Hero program to be recognised on your AHEGS Transcript. 20 hours of additional community engagement volunteering can be undertaken on top of this to contribute towards the Leadership Program.


Accreditation

Availability of activity

Semester - weekdays

Type of activity

Development programs

Provider of activity

DVCA Student Life/Hub

Interest area

Accounting & office management, Arts & design, Fundraising & events, IT & web development, Marketing, media & communications

Skills required and/or developed

Critical & analytical thinking, Cross-cultural & global citizenship, Entrepreneurship, Event & project management, Interpersonal & communication, IT & web skills, Leadership, Marketing & PR, Organisational & time management, Problem solving & practical skills, Team work & networking


Contacts and more information

Provider

Office of the DVC Academic

Contact

David George- Program Manager

Email

heroes@unsw.edu.au

Visit

student.unsw.edu.au/hero

 

For more information about co-curricular activities see UNSW Advantage.