PACE Stories

PACE Stories

Student Opportunities with PACE

"PACE provides opportunities for undergraduate students at Macquarie University to gain practical experience with industry partners. No matter if you are studying PACE has an opportunity available for you. Find out more

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Holocentric

"The PACE experience really gave me the confidence and skills that are pertinent to my role now as marketing coordinator at Holocentric."

Rosa-Clare Willis - watch now

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Managing our vital river systems

"[In the] week-long field trip students were able to get out in the field, dig holes, get in the river, get dirty, and also use their knowledge in a real applied context."

Associate Professor Kirstie Fryirs - watch now

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Konica Minolta

"My PACE unit at Konica Minolta gave me a real idea of what I want to do with my future. I was able to learn things that academics and textbooks couldn't teach"

Ryan Lee - watch now


Books in Homes, Maningrida

Books in Homes, Maningrida

"PACE provides a wonderful opportunity to use the skills you've been acquiring at Macquarie."

Aimee Hinder - watch now

Restless Development, India

Restless Development, India

"I got to use the skills I learnt in my degree in a real life setting in a different country. It really opened my eyes to working for an NGO, which is something I would like to pursue after my degree."

Georgia Collis - watch now

KOTO, Vietnam

KOTO, Vietnam

"I've been learning a lot about marketing in university, but to actually go out and use my skills in an international context, in another country with different cultures was an incredibly valuable experience. "

Ryan Lee - watch now


Commercial Chemistry Laboratories

Commercial Chemistry Laboratories

"After completing my PACE unit at Macquarie University, the extra lab experience was really beneficial in getting me into the industry and getting me the position I have today."

Alexander Moore - watch now

Lyndon Community Outreach

Lyndon Community Outreach

"PACE is essential because it is the opportunity the students get to reality test their dreams."

Wayne Warburton - watch now

Cancer Council NSW

Cancer Council NSW

"(James) worked on an event called Run4Cure. James actually looked at the social media, working across different media forms ... so that we got the biggest impact we possibly could."

Jim L'Estrange - watch now


Australian Astronomical Observatory

Australian Astronomical Observatory

"This PACE project has actually opened a door for me professional straight away. I've got a research grant to work on the very same project for 5-6 weeks."

Jack Bidler - watch now

Bahay Tuluyan, Philippines

Bahay Tuluyan, Philippines

"Bahay Tuluyan is a relatively small organisation. We have limited resources and it is very difficult for us to gain legal resources within the Philippines. The PACE students allow us to do things we would not otherwise be able to do."

Catherine Scerri - watch now

National Acoustic Laboratories

National Acoustic Laboratories

"The PACE experience "allowed me to create a flexible, tailor-made research experience outside a typical undergraduate experience that has opened up many job opportunities, as well as networking with future supervisors and collaborators."

Chi Yhun Lo - watch now


Wesley Mission

Wesley Mission

"I never considered social welfare as a possible career avenue. PACE has opened up my eyes not only to where I can take my psychology degree in social welfare terms, but it's really opened up some career opportunities."

Joelle Fa - watch now

PACOS Trust, Borneo

PACOS Trust, Borneo

"Working with renowned barristers, the Human Rights Commissioner for Malaysia, and other NGO representatives dedicated to Indigenous land rights was exciting and stimulating, while living in the local village was breathtakingly beautiful."

Ryan Zahrai - read more

Universal Magazines

Universal Magazines

"I would highly recommend the PACE program to other international students at Macquarie University as I now have a much greater understanding of media ethics and about the whole process of a magazine."

Wenxin and Xueling - watch now


Microsoft

Microsoft

"I would definitely recommend doing PACE. It's a great way to round off your studies and get practical experience in the workforce. PACE helped me progress from an intern to a fully fledged grad in one of the biggest companies in the world."

Ronan Chander - watch now

Accessible Arts

Accessible Arts

"My PACE unit really allowed me to prepare for the workforce by giving me work experience and allowing me to turn theories and practices that I'd studied at University into a working and professional environment."

Rebecca Canty - watch now

Tiwi Islands schools

Tiwi Islands schools

"Teaching in the Tiwi Islands was an incredible experience, both professionally and personally. It gave me the opportunity to experience education in a unique setting and helped me to develop skills that will enhance my future teaching."

Nicola and Victoria - read more


Accountants in the Profession

Accountants in the Profession

"By having these professionals come into the university they paint a portrait in our minds of what our role and what our future might be in the accounting profession. "

Adem Kozar - watch now

Peru's Challenge

Peru's Challenge

"Doing a PACE project anywhere will give you a more global perspective on life, which can only make you wiser in how you approach your career and what you really want to achieve. It was a truly amazing experience."

Andrew Kimbell - read more

Manly SEA LIFE

Manly SEA LIFE

"Through PACE I have confirmed my passion for the marine environment. I have gained first-hand experience, skills and techniques that are sought by employers in this field. It confirmed my passion for the marine environment."

Ben Buchan - watch now

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