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.

Past Connections: 

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


Upcoming Connections: 

Thursday 24 September 2020, 4pm - 5.30pm

Topic: Global Employability focus 

Registration coming soon!


More dates and topics chosen by you coming soon.


Who can participate?

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

When and where do they take place?

3 connections are held each term and run for 1 hour and a half. In Term 3, they will take place online via Microsoft Teams.  The schedule for each term is published below as presenters and topics are confirmed. 

Term 3, 2020

Session 1: Thursday September 24. Topic - Global Employability focus. Employer TBC.

Session 2: TBC

Session 3: 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.