Support high achievers

Support high achievers

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Support the brightest students with vocational placements. 

As part of our transformative approach to education, we’re launching a new work-integrated learning initiative in 2018 – undergraduate cooperative (co-op) education.  

These co-op programs will allow high-achieving students to enhance their practical skills as they alternate study with vocational work placements. 

By offering talented students professional experience within your workplace, you’ll not only gain fresh perspectives from the brightest young minds, but also foster their comprehensive education and career preparation.

Partner benefits 

Innovative approach 

Be part of this exciting new work-integrated learning initiative – the first of its kind at Macquarie. 

Fresh perspectives 

Our rigorous selection process ensures that only the highest calibre students enter our program. Benefit from their refreshing points of view. 

Brand recognition 

Boost your organisation’s profile by partnering with Macquarie and leveraging both our reputation and our network.

Partner involvement

Vocational placements 
Provide work experience – students participate in one three-month and two six-month workplace engagements during their course. 

See how the Co-op Program is structured. 

Financial support 
Assist students financially through a sponsorship package that helps them during their four-year program. 

Find out more about sponsorship.  

Selection process 
There is industry involvement in the student selection process, which considers only the highest calibre applicants. 

Learn about the rigorous selection process.

Program rollout

2018: Actuarial studies co-op 
Our first co-op program commences in 2018 and combines our esteemed Bachelor of Actuarial Studies with the degree of Bachelor of Professional Practice. Undertaking vocational placements with actuarial employers offers students opportunities to further develop their quantitative and professional skills outside the classroom.

2019: Additional programs 
In 2019, we will roll-out several additional five co-ops which will combine the Bachelor of Professional Practice with some of our most reputable degrees. Final program selection is currently in progress.

Partner with us

To find out how you can support our brightest scholars, contact: 
Emily Whitehouse 
Co-op Program Manager 
T: +61 2 9850 1961 
E: emily.whitehouse@mq.edu.au

“Macquarie’s new co-op program for actuarial studies will enrich the learning experience for some of our brightest students. Through work-integrated learning, students will develop valuable work and life skills to improve their future employability. Partner organisations will have the opportunity to gain fresh perspectives and new approaches to challenges. I’m excited about what we can achieve together through this initiative.”  

Professor Sherman Young 

Pro Vice-Chancellor 

(Learning and Teaching)

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