Career Accelerator @ AGSM

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Career Accelerator @ AGSM is dedicated to assisting AGSM students to realise their career ambitions and to provide them with the tools for life-long career success.

We offer support and guidance to equip students with the career development skills and industry networks to achieve their career goals. We're committed to assisting AGSM students in their career transition by helping to market their resumes, develop career management skills and to connect them with potential employers.

Through our extensive industry partner network, we provide opportunities for students and graduates to meet, learn from and work with Australia's top companies and global organisations.

The team also guides recruiters and employers through the process of employing AGSM students and is continually building good relations with active alumni.

Testimonials

"Inspired by the pace, content and the teaching methodology of the AGSM, I decided to pursue an MBA specialising in Change.

I have been also in touch with the AGSM’s Career Accelerator team to provide me with career guidance as I venture into a new industry and role.  I was really amazed at the support and professionalism by the team, helping me along the way to connect with various alumni cohorts.  Their experience to understand my needs very quickly and then connect me with people who go out of their way to support and guide me really blew me away! 

I am excited to be part of the Alumni and pay this forward to others coming through the doors of the AGSM." 

Dilli Ching, MBAX (Change) 2020

"I believe an MBA is not about the immediate 1-3 year career growth payoff, but the way in which it impacts career trajectory over the next 5-15+ years. I view the MBA as future-proofing myself, through an investment in the diversity of my skills and frameworks, in a world of increasing pace and uncertainty.

For me, of particular note is the incredible friendships, network and personal insights I have experienced from being immersed in a brilliant cohort with broad professional and cultural diversity at the AGSM.

AGSM has provided me with an incredible chance to head to San Francisco on an international business experience study tour in December 2017, followed by a 5-month exchange at Wharton, the University of Pennsylvania in 2018. I can’t wait to embrace the opportunity to meet great international business minds and throw myself head first into the San Francisco and New York startup ecosystems."

- Rob Dunn, MBA 2018

"Careers helped me get that elusive internship in Private Equity!

A big lesson from the MBA is understanding and navigating the relationship-centric the Australian professional landscape. Even though I had relevant experience (albeit in Asia), I came up against multiple barriers in trying to find an in into the extremely small and well-connected space of Private Equity.

Speaking about my concerns with Careers, Barbara connected me with a specific alumnus to learn more about his journey. After a few discussions, he introduced me to his network and in a matter of weeks, I secured an internship with a Private Equity firm.

The value of the AGSM Careers team is in the network they maintain and how they can expertly leverage their great relationships and match people up based on their interests and aspirations.

Without a doubt, the Careers team is a cornerstone of the AGSM MBA value proposition."

- Vanessa D'Cruz, MBA 2018

"Like most of my classmates, I undertook the MBA to transform my career. My own personal journey was to transition from managing medium arts organisations to pursue a passion for strategy consulting. But education and grades alone won’t get any of us the job.

The AGSM Career Development team were integral in helping me achieve my goals. From early sense checking and advice to reviewing my resume and setting up valuable company introductions I was prepared to present myself in the best possible light through every step of the application process. When something is important to you, leave nothing to chance."

- Lisa Robertson, MBA Executive 2015

"The AGSM EMBA has significantly transformed how I view the world, my career and approach to problems. It is the lens to uncover potential and the methodology to drive it.

As a designer transitioning to strategy it has allowed me to link my creative self with an analytical frame. The Career Development Centre and wonderful staff have been vital in assisting me to articulate my value offering, facilitating connections and guiding my approach to prospective opportunities."

- Dane Ash, MBA Executive 2017

"The Career Accelerator team were the best part of my MBA journey. I have been supported through the entire internship and job application process, from introductions to specific alumni based on my career goals and personal interests, to networking skills, resume reviews, and every step that could make a difference in getting a job offer.

The team are experts in terms of what skills recruiters are looking for and facilitate meaningful connections to their network based on your individual profile and preferences.

Besides landing a dream job, the advice I received from the team is also super helpful for my future career."

- Sisi Sun, MBA Executive 2017

Inspired by the pace, content and the teaching methodology of the AGSM, I decided to pursue an MBA specialising in Change.  

I have been also in touch with the AGSM’s Career Accelerator team to provide me with career guidance as I venture into a new industry and role.  I was really amazed at the support and professionalism by the team, helping me along the way to connect with various alumni cohorts.  Their experience to understand my needs very quickly and then connect me with people who go out of their way to support and guide me really blew me away! 

I am excited to be part of the Alumni and pay this forward to others coming through the doors of the AGSM. 

                      - Dilli Ching, MBA Executive 2020 

Meet the Team

Career Accelerator provide a suite of career development opportunities to support students across both AGSM and the UNSW Business School, with tailored workshops, events and programs designed specifically for AGSM students and in collaboration with our industry partners.