Genevieve Was Armed With the Skillset and Tools for Employment

Learning to network at UNSW Business School armed Genevieve Castelino with the skillset and tools to apply herself in the workplace.

The importance of networking is something I really took away from uni … I took advantage of each and every opportunity that I came across

Genevieve Castelino
Master Of Professional Accounting (Extension)


The Master of Professional Accounting (Extension) alumna said the Graduate Student Association (GSA) opened many doors for her.

GSA is a student run organisation which is affiliated with UNSW Business School that, “Provides a lot of opportunities for personal and professional growth.”

Through the Graduate Student Association, she attended GSA Insider - which was a game-changer.

GSA Insider offers students the opportunity to gain industry and career insights on a more personal level with senior leaders from a broad variety of disciplines and industries.

“You get to learn more about the industry, what employers are looking for when they hire new graduates. I found it very insightful especially since I was looking for a role myself” Genevieve said.

Whether you are doing an assignment with a couple of classmates, or talking to a lecturer, Genevieve recommends students to engage themselves as much as they can.“You get back what you put in … (Don’t) wait for something to happen to you, you make it happen.”

Genevieve is now a consultant at Grant Thornton and UNSW Business School provided her with the skills and tools to apply herself in this workplace.

“If I was going to make the move across the country to study something in a completely new environment, I knew this was the right place to be.”

She said programs such as Alumni Connect help you stay tethered even after you graduate, it’s a community you rely on with likeminded alumni who enable your growth.

“There is a connection you go back to, and there is always something new to learn.”