About the Program

The program’s primary objective is to support the development of graduate capabilities of students to help transform them into rigorous scholars, entrepreneurial leaders, lifelong learning professionals, and global citizens. The program will provide opportunities for students to engage in meaningful Work Integrated Learning (WIL) while undertaking their studies. The program focuses on building learning communities that equip UNSW graduates with the skills to thrive in employment.

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

Go beyond classroom learning 

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Students participate in industry workshops facilitated by successful and engaging industry leaders. The purpose of the workshops is to gain a clear understanding of an individual’s experience within their career, and to take away key lessons of success, failures, processes and learning experiences. Countless industry partners including EY, PwC, QBE, ResMed and more educate our students on their careers. Students not only undertake workshops in regard to interpersonal skill building but are also educated on newest technologies disrupting the market. 

Workshops with AWS, IBM, KPMG and UNSW IT showcase the incredible technologies disrupting today’s market. Our Heroes have hands-on experiences using machine learning, artificial intelligence, big data analysis, and virtual reality technologies.

Use UNSW as your innovation playground

Students are grouped together in diverse teams with the goal of creating and pitching an innovative service improvement. Students take inspiration and guidance from UNSW’s 2025 strategy as they develop their idea. Teams will work alongside mentors from UNSW professional staff, gaining strategic insight and evaluation of their innovative project. The final pitch will take place at the Service Improvement Conference on the 4th-August. 

Give back to the University community

Students will partake in volunteering experience as IT Service Analysts, assisting the IT enrolment process of new students into the university. This is an invaluable opportunity for students to work directly with the customer, understand their needs and validate their innovative project.

Plenty of additional benefits to get you pumped

  • Gives you plenty of exciting content to add to your resume
  • UNSW Advantage accredited co-curricular opportunity, eligible for AHEGS
  • Fulfil the Community Engagement component of the UNSW Leadership Program
  • Meet like-minded individuals and expand professional networks
  • Receive professional mentoring and supervision from UNSW staff and program partners
  • Be the first to learn about paid work opportunities from our partners and around the University