Accelerate your career

Accelerate your career

Having a career that is satisfying, is prosperous and makes a measurable difference in the world is the dream of many. At Macquarie, we provide you with the necessary building blocks to set your dream in motion.

If you’re serious about securing yourself a successful and fulfilling career, Macquarie is the place to be. Why? A little something we like to call our career accelerator initiatives, for starters.

The purpose of our career accelerator initiatives is to ensure that by the time you graduate, you are irresistible to employers. The initiatives are built around three key stages:

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1. Educate

We’ll help you determine what type of career is the best fit for you, provide you with advice around what employers expect of you, and help you develop your career management skills.

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2. Enable

We’ll work with you to secure a placement in a work or community setting. Such placements can include paid and unpaid internships, uni vacation arrangements or course-based
work experience. They can be short term – running for a couple of months – or long term across a year or more.

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3. Empower

Following your placement we’ll work with you to reflect on your experience, help you build your résumé and online profile, workshop your interview skills, and provide advice about building your networks – all in preparation for you to start your career.

Sumiya Sultan, Bachelor of Engineering

Sumiya Sultan, Bachelor of EngineeringMacquarie was the perfect match for me because the uni builds its graduates with not just knowledge but also employability. I’m studying a Bachelor of Engineering which is designed around what industry looks for in an engineering graduate.

Macquarie also has strong engineering partnerships in Australia and around the world. With the help of the PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) program, I’ve been able to take all the things I’m learning in class and put them into practice in a real workplace. This means when I graduate I won’t just have my degree, I’ll also have a whole lot of practical experience in my chosen field of study.

Another great thing about Macquarie is how interested they’ve been in helping me develop skills like leadership and networking. With the uni’s support I’ve been involved in a Women in Science and Engineering campaign, represented Macquarie and Australia at an international engineering delegation in China, secured an internship with Schneider Electric, founded Macquarie’s Women in Science and Engineering group, and been selected as one of the Top 100 Future Leaders of Australia by GradConnection.

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