Welcome to the Co-op Program

Co-op offers unique experiences to learn & grow through:

  •     Meaningful and challenging industry training experience
  •     Leadership training & professional development
  •     Social and professional networking opportunities  
  •     Academic, peer and alumni mentoring

with financial support of $19,600 p.a. for four years.

"This scholarship was the best thing to have ever happened to me. My Co-op experience really made my university experience - having friends from different degrees, truly getting a taste of what my career would be like during university, having a streamlined recruitment process, networking, mentoring, soft skill development, leadership camp, giving back to the Program as an ambassador and having a steady stream of income so that I can fully immerse myself in the university experience."

Sonia Songberg, Actuarial Studies scholar

Industry Training

Expectations

During the placements scholars are treated like employees and expected to conform to professional standards of performance, dress, business hours and undertake appropriate duties and responsibilities. Depending on the size of the sponsor pool each year, scholars will experience working life with different companies for each placement. Contact with all sponsors of the UNSW Co-op Program will be possible over the duration of the program through company visits, guest lectures and social events.

 

Studies During Placement

Scholars studying Business, BIS and Computer Science will be required to complete at least one course whilst on placement. These classes are usually held in the evening. Each degree has different timing and duration for placements. To review a particular program’s schedule go to Programs and select your program of choice.

Employment After Graduation

After graduation there is no formal obligation on Co-op scholars to be employed by any of the sponsors. Likewise, there is no obligation for sponsors to offer employment. However, employers recognise that the program produces the kind of graduates they are very keen to attract for challenging positions in their organisations. It is expected that students will consider employment with a sponsor organisation first.

Graduate Recruitment

  150+

INDUSTRY LEADING COMPANIES

SPONSOR CO-OP LOOKING FOR

GRADUATES TO HIRE

~60%

OF OUR SCHOLARS RECEIVE

MORE THAN

ONE JOB OFFER

MORE THAN

80%

OF OUR SCHOLARS

CHOOSE TO WORK FOR

SPONSORS AFTER GRADUATION 

"My fondest memories of Co-op are of the group of people I met and the bond and experiences we shared. They also continue to be some of my best friends, and best sources of advice - even as we all move across the globe!"
Kate Fitch, Actuarial Studies Alumni,

Meet our Scholars