Macquarie's commitment to employability means we take you outside the lecture theatre and into the heart of your chosen industry.
These days employability is not just about what you know, but increasingly, what you can do and how adaptable you are. At Macquarie we provide innovative opportunities to build on your academic studies with authentic workplace experiences. Our multi award-winning PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) program is for all undergraduate students and is a vital part of your career preparation.
Through PACE you will go beyond the classroom to apply your learning in practice. You will undertake a practical activity with one of over 2,500 partner organisations across Australia and around the world. You will learn from industry leaders in your chosen field, gain vital contacts, and develop the employability skills you'll need to jump start your career and get yourself ahead of the pack.
The success of PACE has been recognised with a suite of prestigious awards:
- 2017 Australian Award for University Teaching for Programs that Enhance Learning (Winner)
- 2017 Australian Financial Review Award for Employability (Winner)
- 2017 Australian Tertiary Education Management Best Practice Award (Highly Commended, PACE International)
- 2017 Academic Staff Award - Vice Chancellor’s Award for Programs that Enhance Learning (Winner, PACE International)
Did you know?
If you’ve participated in volunteer or community work prior to university, you may be eligible to receive a PACE scholarship when you start your studies at Macquarie.